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Old 04-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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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...
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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$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.
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$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.
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I'd rather just have the Iphone headphones. Siri is better than any buttons. Still really cool though. Defenitely worth the look.
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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
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