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Of Bluetooth Headsets

maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what?New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
edited May 2007 in Games and Technology
I bought a Motorola H350 Bluetooth Headset today at work on a whim. I've always wanted something to use on my phone on long car trips, and on my computer for Ventrilo and other purposes.

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It's not a bad headset, it's just not quite as loud as I would have hoped, and I was hoping for a in-ear design rather than the over-the-ear design.

Any suggestions in case I decide to return this tomorrow?

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I remember seeing a woman wearing the headset wrong and how stupid she looked.

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    JWFokkerJWFokker Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    I used a similar Motorola Bluetooth headset recently, though I don't remember the model number. It doesn't stay on your ear very well and it picks up a ton of background noise. Whoever you're talking to will hear everything going on around you, presumably because the microphone is so far away from your mouth the sensitivity has to be way higher than a regular cellphone microphone. It's probably going to get returned. The formfactor is nice but the compromises made suck.

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    12gauge12gauge Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm?PAGE=products/details&CONTENTID=10970&CRID=2193&countryid=7&languageid=1

    I am rather fond of this one, the only problem I found in use with computers is that I have to connect from the headset to the computer (NOT the other way around) to get the mic working.

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    Black IceBlack Ice Charlotte, NCRegistered User regular
    edited May 2007
    What about for the PS3? Anyone got some Bluetooth sets that are functional, cheap, and comfortable? I don't care how retarded I look if it's only for a PS3.

    I've been meaning to buy one of these things for a while. :D

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    RaereRaere Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Bluetooth headsets suck for cars, mine falls off when I hit a speedbump or anything. A speakerphone for a car is better.

    Also, a lot of the Platronics headsets are in ear and are comfortable. They look even stupider than regular headsets, but they're a lot more functional. Expensive, though.

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    Skelly BSkelly B Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    JJ wrote: »
    I remember seeing a woman wearing the headset wrong and how stupid she looked.

    they look pretty stupid however you wear them...

    I'm not sure I see the real advantage unless you are using it for the ps3. They really aren't any safer while driving, except during the five seconds you wold dial instead of using voice commands.

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    My father actually wears one under his helmet when he's out riding. It blows my mind because he wears a full-face helmet, not one of those brain buckets or anythings, but it sounds fine whenever he answers it. There's not an excess of noise, just a dull rumble from the bike and a slight whistling sound, but he can hear me and I can hear him without any real problems.

    It's a comfortable little piece too, I'll ask him what it is next time I talk to him and see if I can't find a link to it for everybody.

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    FirstComradeStalinFirstComradeStalin Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    My father actually wears one under his helmet when he's out riding. It blows my mind because he wears a full-face helmet, not one of those brain buckets or anythings, but it sounds fine whenever he answers it. There's not an excess of noise, just a dull rumble from the bike and a slight whistling sound, but he can hear me and I can hear him without any real problems.

    It's a comfortable little piece too, I'll ask him what it is next time I talk to him and see if I can't find a link to it for everybody.

    Wouldn't it only sound so good because it's inside his helmet? If he didn't have a helmet to block outside noise from the mic, it would probly sound like hell.

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    JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited May 2007
    Skelly B wrote: »
    JJ wrote: »
    I remember seeing a woman wearing the headset wrong and how stupid she looked.

    they look pretty stupid however you wear them...

    I'm not sure I see the real advantage unless you are using it for the ps3. They really aren't any safer while driving, except during the five seconds you wold dial instead of using voice commands.

    They look pretty cool. The Elite Crew T skin has them. You can hold an assault rifle while talking on your cell. How convenient is that?

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    Wonder_HippieWonder_Hippie __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2007
    My father actually wears one under his helmet when he's out riding. It blows my mind because he wears a full-face helmet, not one of those brain buckets or anythings, but it sounds fine whenever he answers it. There's not an excess of noise, just a dull rumble from the bike and a slight whistling sound, but he can hear me and I can hear him without any real problems.

    It's a comfortable little piece too, I'll ask him what it is next time I talk to him and see if I can't find a link to it for everybody.

    Wouldn't it only sound so good because it's inside his helmet? If he didn't have a helmet to block outside noise from the mic, it would probly sound like hell.

    They don't dampen noise that much, and my dad rides an Outlaw-custom 1986 Harley FXR. He doesn't deliberately make it louder, but it shakes my entire apartment building when he visits.

    So yeah, I think it's more of an indication of the quality of the device than his helmet. Not trying to be snarky or anything, just assuring you that that's not really the case. However, if it was exposed to direct wind istead of vented wind, it would sound worse. But what wouldn't?

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