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Pete Paxton
04-13-2007, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.twoinchview.com/136-helium-digital-hdbt700.htm' target='_blank'>http://www.twoinchview.com/136-helium-digital-hdbt700.htm</a><br /><br /></div><i>"People with Windows Mobile devices Ė whether they be network-connected smartphones with the latest EVDO or UMTS wireless technology, or PDAs using 802.11b WiFi Ė all have one thing in common: they want to get rid of all the wires. I can recall the days when PDAs required connecting to a phone line or CAT5 Ethernet cable in order to get Internet access (yes, I am getting old). Now that we have the wireless networking part more or less nailed, thereís just one more wire thatís got to go: the cable connecting headphones for listening to music. Helium Digitalís HDBT-700 Bluetooth headphones aim to do exactly that."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/paxton-20070413-HDBT700.jpg.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />The Two Inch View has a review on the HDBT-700 Bluetooth stereo headphones. The article states they were tested on the Dash and Treo 750 and it's interesting that they apparently sound better on the 750 than they do the Dash. I use the Motorola HT820 BT stereo headphones on my Dash while they sound great, they make me look like I have the Princess Leia hairdoo. :oops: So how about it? Do any of you use bluetooth stereo headphones with your A2DP device? Let us hear from you.<br /><br /><b>UPDATE:</b> Want to save $10 off the purchase price? Use the code <b>Thoughts-HD</b> (valid until the end of May) when buying the product directly from <a href="http://www.heliumdigital.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=65&bc=no">Helium Digital</a>.

04-13-2007, 04:40 PM
I use a pair of $20 Jensen A2DP headset (similar profile like the one show here without the extra control buttons). It sounds ok on my BlackJack. But sounds much better on my Dell Laptop with Dell 355 (BroadCom BT 2.0+EDR chipset).

04-13-2007, 07:37 PM
I have a pair of the Jabra BT620's. They sound great on both my 3125 and 8125.

04-14-2007, 05:03 AM
i'm using the Plantronics 260... when i'm on 2+ hours flights i use my Bose noise cancelling headset instead of the plantronics. so far it's been working well...

Disco Stu
04-14-2007, 03:59 PM
I use the HT820s with both my C600/Tornado &amp; Magician/Jam PPC. The sound quality is excellent and these don't sound like they can compete on performance. I don't recognise his qualification of over-the-ears headset bass response. I listen to techno mostly and the bottom end is impressive. The price is good but he doesn't comment on the 'Princess Leia' problem..

I've tried a good-sized range of wired &amp; BT stereo headsets and the Motorolas are way out in front. Sure I have to get over the paranoia that everyone in the street is staring at me but I'm so happy it just doesn't matter. :P

04-15-2007, 08:24 PM
I've tried just about every pair of bluetooth stereo headsets on the market and haven't been satisfied with any of them. I don't like the big, bulky over the ear or on the ear configuration of most and the all of the in the ear models have silly cords and extra controller dongles that just don't work for what I want. Couple that with the fact that most of the units have poor sound quality and each purchase has led to disappointment and an eventual return.

I went as far as buying an adapter for my Blackjack that lets me use my wired headphones, but the Blackjack has some annoyances that show through when used with wired headphones, i.e. popping between songs, etc. This has been an adequate solution for long flights, etc. but just hasn't worked as an all around solution.

Yesterday I stopped by BestBuy looking for something completely different when I noticed that they had just started selling the Motorola S9 "Stereo Active Headphones". I've been waiting for these since I first saw them announced back in January. I immediately bought a pair and brought them home and plugged them in for their initial charging. I just tried them for about 30 minutes and so far I absolutely love them. The sound quality is great (as good as the HT820s in my opinion) but most importantly everything else is right about them too. They fit wonderfully and absolutely won't fall off no matter how violent the head movement. These are going to be a great workout companion. Couple that with the fact that they are sweat/water resistant and they turn into the perfect solution for the gym, bike rides, etc. The controls are nicely placed, the look is discrete, there are absolutely no wires, etc. Check them out, I'm sure you'll love them if you like an in the ear solution.

04-16-2007, 02:04 PM
I use the HTC S100 clip which supports any headphones you want to plug in. (this is the same as the iTech branded model). Sound quality is great and I can use standard ear buds. BTW, the phone is a QTek 8310.