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04-07-2012 09:31 AM
Argo
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
but it sounds like ass.

with the B&O headset you are getting a significant upgrade in sound quality. Also its a great option for those who find it hard to find earbuds that are comfortable aand stay it.

You get full control with them too. Volume, Advance song, pause song, stop/start music, answer call, cancel call etc. The only I have to do pull my phone out for is dial...and im sure there some voice activation app for that.
The motorola has voice dial. They sound great too, no cables to deal with either.

http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US...a-S10-HD-US-EN
04-07-2012 09:25 AM
ThunderChunky I'd rather just have the Iphone headphones. Siri is better than any buttons. Still really cool though. Defenitely worth the look.
04-07-2012 09:20 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by Argo View Post
$200, you gotta be kidding me....

I'll stick with my motorola Bluetooth headset. I don't ever even have to pull my phone out, full controls on my headset for phone and music. It's also water resistant. Cost $75 and has lasted over a year so far. Usually get 7 hours of play time out of the charge which is equal to my phone.
but it sounds like ass.

with the B&O headset you are getting a significant upgrade in sound quality. Also its a great option for those who find it hard to find earbuds that are comfortable aand stay it.

You get full control with them too. Volume, Advance song, pause song, stop/start music, answer call, cancel call etc. The only I have to do pull my phone out for is dial...and im sure there some voice activation app for that.
04-07-2012 01:54 AM
Argo $200, you gotta be kidding me....

I'll stick with my motorola Bluetooth headset. I don't ever even have to pull my phone out, full controls on my headset for phone and music. It's also water resistant. Cost $75 and has lasted over a year so far. Usually get 7 hours of play time out of the charge which is equal to my phone.
04-07-2012 12:27 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
z

Ok, got now what you mean by noise cancelling. And good to know that they have changed the cable - was really out of line with the quality/price point of the Earphones. Now if Android could only get the wired remote/earphones interface sorted for us non-Apple users...

PS: Not much difference between B&O and Bose performance/sound quality-wise IMO, but the construction/build quality of B&O is faaaaar better.
we could certainly dedicate a whole thread to this debate and im glad too see people on here have an opinion on the topic.

I would never pick B&O based on pure sound quality, but they are certainly better then the vast majority, and they have never claimed to be audiophile. If you look at what they have excelled at which is design they have been doing it for the better part of 100 years and have beat everyone else at it IMO.Bose could never say that and has pushed out nothing but pure shit. Personally I'm hugely into quality design which is why im sort of biased in the favor of B&O vs other audio or even video brands. If it doesnt look as good as it sounds it doesnt have a spot in my place.

I spent years deciding what I would end up putting in my home for audio and video and ultimately ended up with a combination of Classe, B&W, B&O and Pioneer Elite. It needed to sounds good, look good, and function properly.
04-06-2012 09:53 PM
hktrdr z
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
The cable has been changed on the earset 3i. Its now an "anti tangle" type. What I meant about the cancel background noise is as you pointed out in that it does not pick up background noise when on the phone.

I can see your point of it being a bit "colored" but compared to all other earbuds its the best IMO. Hard to put Bose in the same sentance as B&O IMO thou

Bose it the worste IMO...
Ok, got now what you mean by noise cancelling. And good to know that they have changed the cable - was really out of line with the quality/price point of the Earphones. Now if Android could only get the wired remote/earphones interface sorted for us non-Apple users...

PS: Not much difference between B&O and Bose performance/sound quality-wise IMO, but the construction/build quality of B&O is faaaaar better.
04-06-2012 11:09 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
I recently uhh, found some noise cancelling earbuds and have mixed feeling about them. While the sound quality and bass are pretty impressive, having your ears plugged is really strange. I can hear my jaw and body muscles moving, it's somewhat creepy.
I know what you mean. I cant stand noise canceling ear buds. If I want to cancel sound I go with proper head phones.
04-06-2012 11:07 AM
Sassicaia
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Originally Posted by hktrdr View Post
The B&O headset is not bad. I have been using the Earphones for years for sports because, as you say, they really stay in your ears very well even when running, etc.
Sound quality is a bit dodgy because just like most other 'lifestyle' electronic brands (Bose, Nakamichi, etc.) B&O goes for a pleasant but colored sound, rather neutral/accurate sound reproduction. More an issue for music than phone calls, though.
Other thing I do not like about them is the cheap cable that tangles quite easily (less of a problem for boarding than other sports, though).

However, not sure why you say that they are "good at canceling out background noise" - they are 'open' earphones, which are meant to let outside sounds through, not cancel/block them. Or did you mean the microphone for making calls is cancelling/not picking up background noise?
The cable has been changed on the earset 3i. Its now an "anti tangle" type. What I meant about the cancel background noise is as you pointed out in that it does not pick up background noise when on the phone.

I can see your point of it being a bit "colored" but compared to all other earbuds its the best IMO. Hard to put Bose in the same sentance as B&O IMO thou

Bose it the worste IMO...
04-06-2012 10:09 AM
HoboMaster I recently uhh, found some noise cancelling earbuds and have mixed feeling about them. While the sound quality and bass are pretty impressive, having your ears plugged is really strange. I can hear my jaw and body muscles moving, it's somewhat creepy.
04-06-2012 03:25 AM
hktrdr
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Originally Posted by Sassicaia View Post
If you're like me then you have mastered the art of "working" from the hill. Yesterday while boarding I made 4 calls, and had 2 conference calls while on the slopes. One call i did entirely while literally going down the hill at the same time. It was my goal this year to spend as much time working on the hill as possible and I killed that goal.

These things made it so much easier. I typically have music going while boarding alone, and dont like the quality of nearly every mainstream earbud on the market. I like to experience the music as much as hear it. I have 3000 songs on itunes and not a single one is a compressed download from itunes. Everything is lossless. There are a few earbuds that are "good" and even a couple great ones, but non of them stayed on my ear well while boarding, and all of them got uncomfortable after a while. In addition none of the good or great ones also acted as a phone/ear piece. If you have ever tried B&O phone products before then you know when on the call it sounds like the person is in the same room as you. Thats amplified even more with these because of the stereo effect. They function much like the earphones that come with the iphone, but the audio quality is excellent, they dont feel like you are wearing anything, never come out and best part is they are VERY good at canceling out background noise which for me working from the hill is a must.

Just thought id share in case there was anyone else like me looking for a similar solution.


EarSet 3i - Bang & Olufsen
The B&O headset is not bad. I have been using the Earphones for years for sports because, as you say, they really stay in your ears very well even when running, etc.
Sound quality is a bit dodgy because just like most other 'lifestyle' electronic brands (Bose, Nakamichi, etc.) B&O goes for a pleasant but colored sound, rather neutral/accurate sound reproduction. More an issue for music than phone calls, though.
Other thing I do not like about them is the cheap cable that tangles quite easily (less of a problem for boarding than other sports, though).

However, not sure why you say that they are "good at canceling out background noise" - they are 'open' earphones, which are meant to let outside sounds through, not cancel/block them. Or did you mean the microphone for making calls is cancelling/not picking up background noise?
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