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I've just got myself a Jabra BT320s bluetooth stereo headset. I have to say its got a great sound performance with music streaming. Even the call quality is very sharp and easy to hear, there is no problem with quiet hard to hear calls. I know there has been some reports of bluetooh headsets having poor quality call performance, but now I've tried the Jabra BT 320s it must be due to poor performing headsets and not the phones hardware.

Music playback using the HTC Audio manager works great. All the hardware buttons work remotely so I can stop, start, pause, fastforward fast reverse, skip tracks, volume up/down.

I would highly recomend this BT headset, it even lets you use your own headphones, right now I've got my sony headphones in and it sounds as goos as my sony mp3 player ;)

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  • 3 weeks later...

checked on site today and for today 19.99 good buy

regrds league

Fair play to Mobilefun.

Ordered at 3pm yesterday, sat on my desk at 9am this morning. Just charging now, so i'll let u know what they sound like once i get them all set-up.

Cheers

Update: Right, i've got them up and running. I only have a few tracks on my phone, and i'm using the standard headphones, but i'm quite impressed. There's a slight background noise at high volumes, but that mite be down to the headphones - will test with a set of Sony's when i get home.

Only slight annoyance is that i've got to launch audio player and bump the volume when i connect them - anybody know of a way of doing this automatically on Headset connect???

Lets see if i can get the radio working on them... :( ;)

Cheers

Gavin

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A colleague recently got one of these. And I'm quite into my sound quality too - I'll see if he'll let me pair it with my Kaiser and have a listen through my Shures.

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I've just ordered one of these units. Was thinking of a more expensive Sony one, but this is my first foray into BT audio and want to see how I fare first. I'm very much hoping I'll be able to wear my own headphones and have them streaming music/calls at decent quality whilst my phone is at the bottom of my bag on the back of my bike. No more missed calls whilst commuting!

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I've just ordered one of these units. Was thinking of a more expensive Sony one, but this is my first foray into BT audio and want to see how I fare first. I'm very much hoping I'll be able to wear my own headphones and have them streaming music/calls at decent quality whilst my phone is at the bottom of my bag on the back of my bike. No more missed calls whilst commuting!

Good luck - let us know how you get on - I've had the wired w100 on order for days now from expansys but Oh so want to cancel the order... My only concern with the sonys are that you dont get what you pay for (typically when paired with a Sony Ericson phone you get phonebook access) no so with wm6

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It arrived this morning. Two hours watching it charge and then I was away. Little bit nervous as some of the reviews on mobile-fun suggested I may have issues. It was painless - put it into pairing mode, paired with Kaiser, working.

I've only tested using Audio Manager so far. A couple of points that I don't know if are specific to this unit or more general (like I say, first time with this kind of thing):

- when pressing play/pause it beeps but then takes half a second or so to activate. So if you press to pause, it beeps then you get a snippet of the song again before it stops

- Kaiser seems to happily switch to headset profile when activating/deactivating. But if it was in Vibrate before using the headset, it returns to Normal when turning headset off

- using my Shure E2c earphones a slight background hiss is just audible. Might not be so noticeable on other earphones. Time will tell if I can live with that (chances are that I will be able to as intended use is on my bike commute where background noise will render it inaudible)

- it came with a sticker saying "Was £49.99" so £19.99 seems a bit of a bargain

- maximim volume seems a little low. Might not suit everyone

Looking forward to trying it on the way home tonight and perhaps then selling my iPod!

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Ok, I've had Windows Media running with it this afternoon and I have what I suspect is a general question - when streaming to a BT headset the backlight only seems to dim, never actually go off. I suspect this won't be great for battery life (which is set to turn off backlight after one minute). Is this by design? Seems an odd choice...

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Ok, I've had Windows Media running with it this afternoon and I have what I suspect is a general question - when streaming to a BT headset the backlight only seems to dim, never actually go off. I suspect this won't be great for battery life (which is set to turn off backlight after one minute). Is this by design? Seems an odd choice...

all I do is push the power putton once to turn off the backlight, the music continues to play and you still get all the functions from your bluetooth controls as normal

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Cool. That seems to work.

My commute home was a success bar a Police car having to skid to a halt to avoid running over me (don't ask - his fault though). Only thing is I noticed several drop-outs. On the whole so far, using one of these is a nice function to have, but isn't quite a polished enough experience to be considered seriously as a main audio player.

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I've just got myself a Jabra BT320s bluetooth stereo headset. I have to say its got a great sound performance with music streaming. Even the call quality is very sharp and easy to hear, there is no problem with quiet hard to hear calls. I know there has been some reports of bluetooh headsets having poor quality call performance, but now I've tried the Jabra BT 320s it must be due to poor performing headsets and not the phones hardware.

Music playback using the HTC Audio manager works great. All the hardware buttons work remotely so I can stop, start, pause, fastforward fast reverse, skip tracks, volume up/down.

I would highly recomend this BT headset, it even lets you use your own headphones, right now I've got my sony headphones in and it sounds as goos as my sony mp3 player :)

How do you charge this? I know it is via a mains suply, but is it a standard "prong" as it were or does it charge through mini usb? Just wondering if im am goin to have yet another plug to laying around or can i use my Vario3 charger.

Cheers

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Annoyingly it's a non-standard (AFAIK) plug. It looks like a flat-type mini USB plug (for which I have a cable) but it isn't. Only option is to charge via hte mains adaptor. Which also means you can't really load the updated firmware either (unless you shell out for the custom cable).

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Annoyingly it's a non-standard (AFAIK) plug. It looks like a flat-type mini USB plug (for which I have a cable) but it isn't. Only option is to charge via hte mains adaptor. Which also means you can't really load the updated firmware either (unless you shell out for the custom cable).

Its a micro USB they will becoming standard on alot of phones in the next year or so. about 6 of the main phone manufacturers have decided to use the micro USB as their standard charging port and pc sync port. Im sure you can get a mico USB to USB cable for pc.

Ive upgraded my Jabra 320s to a Jabra 3030

http://www.jabra.com/Sites/Jabra/UK-UK/pro...abraBT3030.aspx

its a bit more expensive but its nice looking and very good sound quality and its got a higher volume limit than the 320s, its also got a standard mini usb port

I now use my 320s as a bluetooth alarm clock in my bedroom its connected to a set of logitech psp speakers :)

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Its a micro USB they will becoming standard on alot of phones in the next year or so. about 6 of the main phone manufacturers have decided to use the micro USB as their standard charging port and pc sync port. Im sure you can get a mico USB to USB cable for pc.

Ive upgraded my Jabra 320s to a Jabra 3030

http://www.jabra.com/Sites/Jabra/UK-UK/pro...abraBT3030.aspx

its a bit more expensive but its nice looking and very good sound quality and its got a higher volume limit than the 320s, its also got a standard mini usb port

I now use my 320s as a bluetooth alarm clock in my bedroom its connected to a set of logitech psp speakers :D

Had ordered meself one of these...out of stock :) but should be with me soon...cant wait!

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I really like the 320 with my shures, but the background hiss is annoying when listening to acoustic stuff. Is the 3030 any better in this regard?

Steve

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I really like the 320 with my shures, but the background hiss is annoying when listening to acoustic stuff. Is the 3030 any better in this regard?

Steve

think of it this way, the 320 was stereo the 3030 sounds like 5.1 dolby. the handsfree is louder and better sound quality through calls. and the mustic is twice as loud and alot richer sounding than the 320. the 320 is good for what it is but the 3030 is a step forward. no more hiss either. with the 320 i had to put both earpiece in to here the person on hte other end of the call, but with the 3030 i can hear fine with just one earpiece in. and the 3030 is smaller and easier to use in the dark because it lights up all the controls at a touch off any button

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Ooooh and the 3030 specs say it charges via a mini-USB jack - is that right? Not sure i like the little video of the guy wearing a "gangsta sh*t" cap.... and in the features list, exactly how will a BT adaptor help me "create my own style"? I think their marketing men have gone a little overboard...

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Ooooh and the 3030 specs say it charges via a mini-USB jack - is that right? Not sure i like the little video of the guy wearing a "gangsta sh*t" cap.... and in the features list, exactly how will a BT adaptor help me "create my own style"? I think their marketing men have gone a little overboard...

heh i didnt get it for the marketing, i got it for the features. yes it uses the same size usb jack as the kaiser but with a lower power output

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Gah! I just bought one of these having read about it here, and I can't get it to work for music, even with the cab file I was directed to by a review on the site I bought it from (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=1023458&postcount=267,)

It's driving me nuts. What do i need to do?

EDIT:

This is just ridiculous ¬_¬ The power/answer button on the front now won't do anything at all, it's not even clicking and the it just sits there with the light blinking. I was trying the "delete the pairing then turn it off then plug it in to charge for 5 seconds 3 times" thing and I can't get it to go off again so I can pair it. It's just DOING NOTHING. GOD.

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