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Great overall sound quality, comfortable to wear, and unwired your music player with the bluetooth adapter.

  • May 27, 2009
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Altec Lansing 906/R US BackBeat Headphone is a very good wireless headset, both for phone/talk and music. It is comfortable to wear and provide very decent sound quality (stereo).

Pros:
1. Very comfortable to wear (and light)
2. Great overall sound quality (stereo)
3. Bass is strong (with bass boost feature)
4. Great battery life (6+ hours talk/music time)
5. New OpenMic technology is very useful (so you don't have to take off the headset if you want to hear the surrounding)
6. Bluetooth adapter included which is very nice (to unwired Ipod, MP3 players etc).
7. Quick switch from listening to music to picking up the phone
8. Headset have dedicated button for remote control phone/music operation (like volume, bass, play, pause, switch to phone, mute, open mic control)

Cons:
1. Sound not as crisp as wired headphone (when listening to music), but very close, and for wireless, I think it's good enough
2. Volume control is one level change per click (can't just hold the volume up or down to change the volume multiple level)
3. Buttons are very small and it's not very easy/comfortable to press when you are wearing the headphone
4. Pairing the bluetooth (and with the adapter) can be cumbersome (sometime it doesn't want to pair right away and have to the button for a couple seconds). but one it is paired, it is easy/stays connected.
5. Bluetooth adapter with a dongle (vs dock model), which can be cumbersome but is more flexible
6. Have to press and hold the small button for 2 seconds to turn on or off (both headset and bluetooth adapter)
7. It takes 3 hours to fully charge (1 hour charge will be nice)

All in all, while this is not a perfect product, it is very good wireless product. And converting your wired music/mp3 players into wireless with a decent sound quality, priceless!

Sidarta Tanu

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