Pros: Volume control is ok
Cons: Sound quality is really really bad
The only reason Im giving this pair of earphones a 5 star rating is so its first in the reviews. I read lots of reviews saying the sound quality is great and that people had never had a pair of headphones like that. Well, they suck, the sound quality is awful, it sounds as if you them outside your ears but theyre actually inside them. I owned a pair of those Sony earphones for iPhone with a mic and they sounded 500 better than these BlackBerry ear-crap.
You dont feel like theyre actually inside your ears, it feels like theyre gonna fall down anytime. The media controls work ok, its a little annoying because if you have the headphones underneath your clothes its difficult to access them. I read the cable was too short, well it is ok to me.
The sound quality is VERY important to me, thats why I always buy Sony, theyre very good and not that expensive. But Im in Argentina and they dont sell those Sony I wanted. So if anyone is near Buenos Aires I can give them to you for just $15.
Blackberry premium headset
User: Ed Hammond, Jul 12, 2011
Pros: Excellant sound quality, outside sounds nearly inaudible, volume controls-pause-fast forward/rewind, answers calls
Cons: Battery not replacable, last 2 years
I purchased the premium multimedia headphones to replace the headphones that came with my Blackberry Bold 9700. The sound quality is superior, much more bass. The ear buds fit comfortably in your ears and reduce outside sounds to a minimum. The multimedia controls are located on the headset cable and allow you to pause/fast forward/rewind/control volume/answer phone calls.
My only problem with the headset is that the battery is not replaceable or rechargeable. The battery life is 2 years for typical use. Once the battery dies the multimedia controls cease to function.
The other reason for the purchase was that I needed to use the existing headset to fix a problem with using my Blackberry Bold 9700 with my car cassette adapter. The Blackberry is not compatible with a standard cassette adapter and I was unable to listen to music in my car - loud screeching sounds, only one speaker working. The solution was to solder the cassette adapter to the Blackberry headset jack. The screeching sound was fixed by soldering the wire for the microphone to ground. This also fixed the annoying problem of the Blackberry switching from headset to speaker over and over. I had searched for a commercial Blackberry cassette adapter but was unable to find one. So, I built my own.
Headset great value for the money!
User: John Pelto, Feb 28, 2011
A good choice for me as I cant stand the look of a major growth coming out of my ear. I just want to be able to take my calls, listen to Pandora and have my hands free to drive.
Great Value and Nice Sound
User: Richard Weiss, Feb 4, 2011
Pros: Great low price on this item
Highly recommend this a replacement for the standard Blackberry headset.
What a bargain!
User: BK Ho, Jan 14, 2011
Couldnt believe the price it was going for. The discount was too good to pass.
Sound quality is good, minimum intrusion from ambient noise with a nice packaging to boot. No regrets!