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Motorola MOTOROKR S9 Bluetooth Active Headphones (Red,Black) [Retail Packaging]
Report Date: 09/25/2015
Based on 575 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.0
Returned or considering to return: 10.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Pairing4.6   average
Transmitter4.6   above average
Weight4.6   average
Adapter4.4   above average
Light4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Wireless4.3   average
Comfortable4.2   below average
Quality4.2   average
Sync4.2   average
Bluetooth3.9   average
Battery3.8   average
Fit3.8   below average
Amazon3.6   average
Audio3.6   below average
Music3.6   below average
iPod3.6   below average
Microphone3.3   below average
Outdoor3.3   below average
Button3.2   average
Connection3.2   average
Size3.2   below average
Volume3.0   below average
iPhone3.0   mediocre
Control2.9   below average
Reception2.9   below average
Noise2.4   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"I love the fit and ability to change songs, volume on the headset, but.... it drops signal from the bluetooth adapter easily (I use it with a IPOD Nano) and its a hassle to keep reconnecting it while working out."
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"Whenever the ipod is jiggled or moved, the ipod goes to pause and the adapter has to find your phone again; really annoying during workouts."
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"I have been using this for a while now and wanted to update...the S9 still works greatbut the Scosche died..purchased the Moto Ipod bluetooth adapter that plugs into the bottom of the Ipod and so far so good."
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"I love the fit and ability to change songs, volume on the headset, but.... it drops signal from the bluetooth adapter easily (I use it with a IPOD Nano) and its a hassle to keep reconnecting it while working out."
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"I had also used these with a stereo bluetooth adapter for audiojacks, and they work quite well."
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"I was also able to pair the S9 to my PC via a bluetooth adapter."
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"My adapter doesn't have AVRCP but I still love the headset as I am perfectly fine with navigating via my player."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"Let me say that this is the first time I have purchased something from Amazon and had this problem"
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"Here's a web page that shows a long list of people having the same problem:Edited -- amazon doesn't allow links, so Google the phrase motorola s9 volume broke and click the second link, which is at andnowyouknow dot net."
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"I found these in retail packaging for $0.01 on Amazon (price error?"
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"I am unable to get any help from Amazon, Nokia or Motorola."
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"I can't say enough, I got them from amazon when they costed $47.99, free shipping, good deal."
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"Amazon was great, the product, however, was not."
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"Once again Amazon was great but sure enough afrer only 3 weeks it did the same thing."
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"If you do choose to buy them, I'd recommend getting them direct from Amazon and not another Amazon vendor as Amazon has a great return policy which results if low frustration should you be forced to make a return!"
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Audio

Audio:
"If fully charged and used within a day or two, I still manage to drain the smartphone battery first when watching video but only get about about 5 hours of audio before the S9's battery goes dead."
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"Before the apple update (A2DP support) I had intermittent problems with audio cutting as well."
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"Second, the audio quality was never very good."
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"Audio streaming is terrible at any range."
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"Specifically, the audio stream connection software is flawed and the result is broken and stuttering audio, incorrect tones, and constantly changing tempo."
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"This particular headset works beautifully so far but, I still need to read the manual as my headset buttons don't function at this time (more than likely user error).Buyer beware that if you have the Palm 750 make sure to download the audio alert software update from Palm ([...] I am in the medical field and missed an important emergent call that could cost me my job!"
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"Before the apple update (A2DP support) I had intermittent problems with audio cutting as well."
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"They worked great for about 2 weeks then the audio started to cut out repeatedly."
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"I enjoy the stereo audio feature listening to music when paired with my cell phone."
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"Stereo audio is good and communication is fair, with solid (2+ hours) battery life."
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"When I got the set, I was a little skeptical about the audio quality, but after changing the earbuds, I was amazed at the sound that came out!"
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Battery

Battery:
"If fully charged and used within a day or two, I still manage to drain the smartphone battery first when watching video but only get about about 5 hours of audio before the S9's battery goes dead."
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"I like the feel, good sound, most the buttons work with my phone, the only thing wrong is battery life, I need two sets to make it through the day"
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"The only drawback I can think of for these headphones is battery life."
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"Unfortunately, due to the poor battery life of this headset, I needed to carry around the adapter where ever I went."
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"I don't recommend this product:the battery life is about 5 hours, which is about average."
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"For example, I was listening to one of my favorite songs and all of the sudden the tone starts to go down; it sounded like I was listening to a TAPE PLAYER and the battery was going dead."
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"Works very well and battery life is good."
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"I don't think there is anyway to change the battery without permanently damaging the headset and that's a shame."
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"The only problem I have come across is that if left for any length of time (months I was lazy) they would not keep the charge like a lithium battery but other than that they are great."
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"If you do decide to order the item, be aware of that and take a corded headphone with you and the battery dies out pretty fast when using it because of the bluetooth connection."
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"Headphones worked pretty well for past year but now the battery life has dropped from many hours to only a few minutes."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"One the bad side,1) Head pressure: the pressure above the ears does take some getting used to and was initally uncomfortable.2) Answering the phone: I have used a Bluetooth single ear with my phone and consider myself to be capable of using most electronic products."
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"If you buy any other bluetooth headphones, as of 10 31 10, except for these, you will buy the wrong ones."
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"The sound quality for the phone isn't as good as the headphones, but still very good as far as bluetooth headsets go."
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"The quality is not that good, especially when comparing to other bluetooth stereo products."
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"Am not particularily happy with the headphones but want bluetooth for running so I will keep and lower my expectations."
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"I had numerous connection problems, but that's primarily due to the bluetooth stack in my laptop, not the earphones."
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"I have purchased two pair of these (S9 and S10) and although the bluetooth sound worked well for a short time both pair broke within a few short months."
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"The Motorola S9 is a decent set of headphones that feature Bluetooth connectivity and quite of bit of bass for a small wireless headset."
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"Great when they work but they are invisible to all my Bluetooth devices now after sitting on the shelf for a month."
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"These are great bluetooth headphone that stay in place no matter what you are doing."
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"If you do decide to order the item, be aware of that and take a corded headphone with you and the battery dies out pretty fast when using it because of the bluetooth connection."
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Button

Button:
"Much to my disappointment, the volume buttons stopped working mid run."
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"The problem worsened and soon I was unable to actually use the buttons to control the music, volume, calls, etc."
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"i give this product 2 of 5 stars+1 star for easy ability to pair+1 star for signal strength-2 star for uncomfortability (really, they're that uncomfortable)-1 star for design in placement of buttons"
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"I like the feel, good sound, most the buttons work with my phone, the only thing wrong is battery life, I need two sets to make it through the day"
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"Problem is the up volume button stopped functioning."
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"However, in the year during which it functioned I regularly had trouble with the Pause function -- that button is right between the buttons that make it jump to the next song and jump back to the previous song; it was too easy to activate one of those latter two buttons when trying to pause unpause (all three buttons are hidden under a thin layer of rubber as anti-sweat protection)."
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"Here are my thoughts on the product:Pros:+ They fit my head pretty well and I can get them on off with one hand+ The play stop volume controls work with all of the iP* devices I have tried (iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod Touch)+ Zero issues pairing with all devices I've tried [ including iPhone 4 ]+ The buttons are easy to find and use+ The unit has been durable for me, I've had mine for a few years without any functional hiccups+ They use a standard mini-USB jack to charge, so losing the original charger isn't a huge issue (laptop charges work well)Cons:- The blinking light at the back that shows it is connected is unnecessary and a distraction at night- The USB port cover broke off a few years ago - still functions fine though- While they are great for walking around sitting, you can't lay down with these headphones- If anyone is working a microwave within 50ft you may as well turn them off- They aren't 100% stationary on my head while running [probably varies head-to-head]Overall I'm pleased with the headset."
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"they're really adequate when you DON'T press the buttons."
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"I like the feel, good sound, most the buttons work with my phone, the only thing wrong is battery life, I need two sets to make it through the day"
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"The only con is the inability to use the FF and RWD buttons, all other buttons work well."
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Charging

Charging:
"Charging: I hate charging another device, but as devices go, this is reasonable since it charges with a USB connection."
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"Also shirt collars and bulky jackets and scarfs may get in the way of this sort of headset; just don't look up too often.> Charging: I really hate getting home and having one more device to charge."
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"The beauty of standards..Well turns out it IS miniUSB but that ALL my other miniUSB chargers (that charge from cell phone all the way to lamps) are incompatible according to motorola."
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"And while I will stick to this absurd schedule of monitoring my new S9's charging time because I like the thing that damn much, you should not buy one."
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"The only problem I have come across is that if left for any length of time (months I was lazy) they would not keep the charge like a lithium battery but other than that they are great."
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"Here are my thoughts on the product:Pros:+ They fit my head pretty well and I can get them on off with one hand+ The play stop volume controls work with all of the iP* devices I have tried (iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod Touch)+ Zero issues pairing with all devices I've tried [ including iPhone 4 ]+ The buttons are easy to find and use+ The unit has been durable for me, I've had mine for a few years without any functional hiccups+ They use a standard mini-USB jack to charge, so losing the original charger isn't a huge issue (laptop charges work well)Cons:- The blinking light at the back that shows it is connected is unnecessary and a distraction at night- The USB port cover broke off a few years ago - still functions fine though- While they are great for walking around sitting, you can't lay down with these headphones- If anyone is working a microwave within 50ft you may as well turn them off- They aren't 100% stationary on my head while running [probably varies head-to-head]Overall I'm pleased with the headset."
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"Great sound, lightweight, solid distance (30-ish feet), good charge."
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"ANd this time we were sure to charge the phone past 20% as well as"
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"i have to charge it after each workout and hope that i won't have volume problems again."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"when i received this product, i opened the packing to the product and the factory box was kinda beat up but the headphones were not affected...i easily set up the connection with my iphone 4, slightly comfortable on my head ONLY downside that ive come across so far within the first day is theres a lot of static while the music is paused once you click play it goes away so if you can deal with that then your good!"
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"The only problem I have had with them is that they were not comfortable for me at first."
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"My biggest complaint, however, is the comfort, or lack thereof."
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"As for the comfort level, this is probably the only slightest problem i have with them, they fit well but after while it gets uncomfortable."
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"My only complaint would be they are not as comfortable as they could be."
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"I have used several other bluetooth headsets for Voice and have always been dissapointed with call quaility and comfort."
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"It is comfortable and easy to operate."
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"With a little adjustment and changing out the earbuds comfort was found easily."
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"Wow, once you install the right ear bud pieces on the headset; became very comfortable and sound great."
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"I feel that the S9 is slightly smaller than perfect in comfort because of the lack of adjusting the length of the arms."
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"The sound quality is excellent, and they're comfortable to wear."
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Connection

Connection:
"when i received this product, i opened the packing to the product and the factory box was kinda beat up but the headphones were not affected...i easily set up the connection with my iphone 4, slightly comfortable on my head ONLY downside that ive come across so far within the first day is theres a lot of static while the music is paused once you click play it goes away so if you can deal with that then your good!"
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"It did not set up as easily as some said, and it continually breaks connection when I finally did get it to work."
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"It's just initially getting connected that can be a problem and is quite frustrating."
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"I had numerous connection problems, but that's primarily due to the bluetooth stack in my laptop, not the earphones."
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"Specifically, the audio stream connection software is flawed and the result is broken and stuttering audio, incorrect tones, and constantly changing tempo."
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"The bluetooth connectivity does not stream smoothly with music."
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"The Motorola S9 is a decent set of headphones that feature Bluetooth connectivity and quite of bit of bass for a small wireless headset."
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"If you do decide to order the item, be aware of that and take a corded headphone with you and the battery dies out pretty fast when using it because of the bluetooth connection."
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"(For some dumb reason I thought only one phone could be connected at a time, and was pleasantly surprised this morning when I received a phone call from my blackberry while listening to a podcast on my iPhone."
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"I bought these for my Iphone 3g S. They are great when they stay connected."
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"There was no problem connecting them."
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Control

Control:
"This leads me to assume that my sweat has ruined the controls."
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"The problem worsened and soon I was unable to actually use the buttons to control the music, volume, calls, etc."
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"Lotta money for broken volume control."
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"Very disappointing, because the S9 had good sound quality, great controls for avrcp, is water-resistant, and was comfortable to wear."
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"After about 3 weeks of use, I started to notice small glitches from time to time in volume and progression controls, but the headset continued to function for my purposes."
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"The volume control instantly failed and then the track selector."
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"Pros:ComfortableEasy to connectMultitude of controls on headsetTakes callsPretty good at eliminating most outside noisesCons:Sometimes randomly shuts offShort battery lifeCan make ears sore if worn for a long timeOverall, these are okay."
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"I have not yet had any problems with sweat damaging the controls, but I will monitor them for it."
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"It was easy to use with a cell phone and the controls for the volume and fast forward rewind are in a good place to access them."
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"The controls work perfectly you just have to be delicate with them."
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"Very disappointing, because the S9 had good sound quality, great controls for avrcp, is water-resistant, and was comfortable to wear."
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Fit

Fit:
"But it will NOT tolerate sweat or any moisture (rain).Been using the JayBirds for awhile now and they WILL tolerate sweat, but they don't go on as easily and the earpieces don't fit as well as the S9.Still waiting for the ultimate athletic headphone..... Good Luck"
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"The fit is fine, and until you wear one, you'd think it would be uncomfortable, but it's not."
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"As for the comfort level, this is probably the only slightest problem i have with them, they fit well but after while it gets uncomfortable."
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"* They are light weight* Battery lifeThe bad:* They fit don't well."
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"All the reviews said people with big heads have problems, but I have a average to small size head and they didn't fit me well either."
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"The ear inserts did not fit very well either."
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"It also didn't fit my head very well."
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"The headphones do not fit small heads or people with glasses very well."
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"Here are my thoughts on the product:Pros:+ They fit my head pretty well and I can get them on off with one hand+ The play stop volume controls work with all of the iP* devices I have tried (iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod Touch)+ Zero issues pairing with all devices I've tried [ including iPhone 4 ]+ The buttons are easy to find and use+ The unit has been durable for me, I've had mine for a few years without any functional hiccups+ They use a standard mini-USB jack to charge, so losing the original charger isn't a huge issue (laptop charges work well)Cons:- The blinking light at the back that shows it is connected is unnecessary and a distraction at night- The USB port cover broke off a few years ago - still functions fine though- While they are great for walking around sitting, you can't lay down with these headphones- If anyone is working a microwave within 50ft you may as well turn them off- They aren't 100% stationary on my head while running [probably varies head-to-head]Overall I'm pleased with the headset."
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"I know that headsets are incredibly subjective [ sound quality, ear fit ], but I would buy these again and recommend them to others."
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"It's light, easy to fit into my ears, and is pretty easy to use and pair with my phone."
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Jabra

Jabra:
"I have had this for less then a day and the reception and distance are horrible compared to my Jabra Dog tag and the volume is not working at all."
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"I am having another Jabra BT620, this item is superb but only problem is it is little bulkier..3."
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"I bought this headset and a Jabra plug-in transmitter; the S9 paired nicely with both my Razr and my Jabra."
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"I've had great success pairing these with the Jabra A120S."
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"- They paired easily with my Nokia phone, Jabra A120s Bluetooth adapter I use with my Zune, my HP laptop's built in bluetooth, and a Cirago BTA-3210 bluetooth dongle I use with my Asus Eee PC."
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"I bought these more for listening to music than answering phone calls, but the item was nicely priced and worked with a Jabra wireless adapter that I had also purchased."
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Light

Light:
"Device is very light in weight but still uncomfortable to wear."
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"the led light is hard to see in sunlight."
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"I could love the s9's but unfortunately I am on my 2nd pair and may have to warranty these out because the green light is stuck on."
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"Cons: A little delicate when traveling and not in use - they can't be wrapped around your iPod a few times like earbuds - you need to really pack them carefully; unable to reach sadistic levels of loudness; made by Motorola, who is likely to shutter the division that makes these at some point in 2008-9; not really cut out for use as telephone headset - it's possible, and OK once in a while, but regular callers will complain; silly flashing light that makes you look cool if you are under 14 years old, but really insecure if you are over 30.Keep reading the other reviews here to see a lot of the other things I'm leaving out, both good and bad."
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"Here are my thoughts on the product:Pros:+ They fit my head pretty well and I can get them on off with one hand+ The play stop volume controls work with all of the iP* devices I have tried (iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod Touch)+ Zero issues pairing with all devices I've tried [ including iPhone 4 ]+ The buttons are easy to find and use+ The unit has been durable for me, I've had mine for a few years without any functional hiccups+ They use a standard mini-USB jack to charge, so losing the original charger isn't a huge issue (laptop charges work well)Cons:- The blinking light at the back that shows it is connected is unnecessary and a distraction at night- The USB port cover broke off a few years ago - still functions fine though- While they are great for walking around sitting, you can't lay down with these headphones- If anyone is working a microwave within 50ft you may as well turn them off- They aren't 100% stationary on my head while running [probably varies head-to-head]Overall I'm pleased with the headset."
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"I was looking to get rid of the complexity of wire headphones for exercise (mostly running outdoors) where I try to have the wires hang behind my head so they are not flopping in my face while I am gasping for air and gushing gallons of sweat (sorry to be gross)On the good side, the headphones are light and are out of the way."
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"It's light, easy to fit into my ears, and is pretty easy to use and pair with my phone."
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"this was a gift for my brother...he loves it and looks like he never takes it off...its light weight and the sound is great...about to get one for myself"
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"The headset is also comfortable to wear and light enough that it doesn't produce fatigue."
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Listening

Listening:
"It would be fine on the iPod, but the disconnection makes listening to music frustrating."
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"The S9 headphones are perfect for anyone who hates being wired while listening to your mp3 player."
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"I have tried to run them dead three times through continuous listening - haven't done it yet."
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"For example, I was listening to one of my favorite songs and all of the sudden the tone starts to go down; it sounded like I was listening to a TAPE PLAYER and the battery was going dead."
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"This is most likely a problem with the Macbook not having a great bluetooth card, but it still is annoying to be listening with this headset and having the sound cut out every once in a while."
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"The only complaint I would have about the sound is that there are those momentary gaps every 10 or 15 seconds in the sound - which is most annoying when listening to music."
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"I enjoy the stereo audio feature listening to music when paired with my cell phone."
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"The S9 headphones are perfect for anyone who hates being wired while listening to your mp3 player."
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"Then one of the buttons stops working, then another, then another, until the thing is only good for listening to music at full volume, without changing tracks except from the controls on the berry."
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"It's rather impressive, once I start listening to music on the S9, my internet connection starts dropping like every 20 seconds so on."
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"I have used it as a hands free phone headset, and it has good audio clarity both speaking and listening, although it is mono in the left ear only."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"the sound quality is lowthe microphone is weak, the person you're talking to will complain that he she can't hear you when u use it."
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"- I can't seem to get the mic to work when using them on my computers but then it may be just a problem with my config and not the headphones."
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"The biggest downside is the microphone - everyone complains that I sound like I'm in a barrel or far away."
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"The only drawback is that the microphone is very sensitive to ambient sound and this can be problematic in noisy enviornments."
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"But the mic picks up other sounds very well, so it's hard to use in a room or car with any other noise."
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"The microphone is pretty weak as everyone I've talked to has trouble hearing me."
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"I've asked people on the other end about the sound, and also called my home answering machine to listen to the recording; the microphone seems to work quite well."
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"The only downside is you MUST wear your phone or bt pairing device on some sort of armband to get these to work at 100%, otherwise, if you put it in your back pocket or likewise the signal cuts out often, which can be very, very frustrating to someone who can't figure out what the problem is (hint: it's printed in big bold letters in the equipment manual) Don't expect to get stellar call quality out of the built-in mic either, especialy on a windy day, but it does its job and itsn't the worst built-in mic I've ever used (read: passable) The sound is clear from my mp3 phone and I would very much reccomend this to the workout enthusiast looking for a sturdy wireless headphone solution."
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"I was surprised that calls worked well, I could not see the mic at all, but people said they could hear me just fine."
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"Sound quality is great; however once you start to sweat your microphone will go out."
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"And the mic works good to for phone calls."
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Moisture

Moisture:
"I am pretty good against moisture damage and it being crushed or anything so mine is on its 3 year of life so far."
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"No doubt due to the moisture, so I started wiping them off intermittently to prevent the glitch."
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"Now for the bad news: they tend to fail after moisture gets inside of them."
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"If you use this headset in any environment where they might come into contact with moisture, they will fail within a short period of time."
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"Same problem as other reviews - does not withstand moisture well."
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"I am pretty good against moisture damage and it being crushed or anything so mine is on its 3 year of life so far."
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"Love that it's moisture resistant which is perfect for running and doing a lot of walking in various weather as I do."
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"Well, either that or Frankenstein some kind of anti moisture solution that Motorola shoulda done in the first place....I'm gonna try silicone sealing my 3rd set."
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"Same problem as other reviews - does not withstand moisture well."
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"I can think of no other cause for these failures than moisture intrusion into the electronics (perpiration in through the earphone)."
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Music

Music:
"The problem worsened and soon I was unable to actually use the buttons to control the music, volume, calls, etc."
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"She likes the Sony HBS-I800 (which sounds like a pinched loaf unless you are listening to no count, no talent music such as the likes of Justin Beeber or however you spell his ghey azz name...no bass, tin can sounding, horrible..just like his music..so I guess if you like him and his sheety music, buy the Sony ear turds)."
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"It would be fine on the iPod, but the disconnection makes listening to music frustrating."
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"The music definitely cuts in and out at an incredibly annoying rate."
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"i keep my music player in my pocket so that may be the problem but still, i'm not thaaaat tall."
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"It got kind of annoying hearing the music go high low for six minutes and ruined my workout routine."
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"For music she loves them, but not for phone calls."
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"Very comfortable to wear, and they fit tight enough so that the music really enter the auditory canal."
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"Walking outdoors, I wanted to be able to hear things other than my music."
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"So as I read The perfect wireless music partner for your active lifestyle printed on the packaging of my S9's as I write this, I'm reminded on how wrong I was."
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"Music sounds excellent."
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Noise

Noise:
"worst of all, there is no background noise cancellation, and my callers hear the background better that they can hear me."
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"there is also a problem with background noise: if there is any increase in ambient noise, you wont be heard."
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"Not so good if you are in a crowded, noisy or windy location."
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"In a noisy RF and audio environment, it's not so pleasant."
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"ambient noise is sometimes a problem."
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"The design effectively keeps out wind noise while biking, and the noise cancelling is good enough to let someone hear me during a call at 22 miles an hour."
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"I can't really judge the quality of the sound because I only use them at the gym and the environment there is pretty noisy."
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"Have read in reviews that the mic is too sensitive to use with ambient noise but in this noisy shop I have never had a caller complain."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Pairing these with my phone and iPod was not as easy as I'd like."
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"I did have a problem pairing the headset to my iPhone once, but I think the iPhone was at fault as I was experiencing other problems with it."
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"Cons - SENSITIVE BUTTONS, slight discomfort after lengthy wearing, weak reception (possible pairing device issue), music is much quieter than the phone system (did I mention the SENSITIVE CONTROLS)Verdict - Try before you buy, might not fit certain heads and the buttons might drive some nutty."
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"Pros:1)bluetooth pairs easily with Evo==after initial pairing, the phone will remember the device and activate its connection on each startup of bluetooth (with headphones being turned on)2)signal distance==i've gone from my desk, where my phone rests, to the Bailer about 30 yards away and still have a strong signal."
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"I have these paired with my iphone, where I can take advantage of the volume, play pause and the call functions."
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"I did not have a problem pairing it to my IPod and my Motorola phone."
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"The iPhone recognized and paired with the S9s no problem."
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"They paired easily with the iPod and delivered good sound quality."
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Performance

Performance:
"Even though these malfunction if wet, they're still a good value and perform well."
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"Secondly, while the S9 works perfectly indoors, it doesn't perform as well while outdoors when the transmitter is not stationary."
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"Thats why the poor performance on the bike is confusing."
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"I am miserably disappointed in their performance."
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"Performance was horrible with Muziq; slightly better with the Samsung, but still unusable."
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"Even though these malfunction if wet, they're still a good value and perform well."
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"I could understand some compatibility issues but I should be able to perform the basic operation that I can with the one button wired headphones that came with the iphone."
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"Update Nov. 10, 2008: I have now been using this product for one year and have been very satisfied with its performance."
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"I'm going to try it biking as well, but have read that the performance is even worse biking."
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"Great volume and sound performance."
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Quality

Quality:
"I won't discuss the sound quality (i had no expectsgion here) but this product is very uncomfortable."
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"I was amazed at the bass response and quality and thought to myself they did it again, but I was wrong."
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"The sound quality was great, but the annoying item upon the back of the neck became too burdensome."
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"The sound quality for the phone isn't as good as the headphones, but still very good as far as bluetooth headsets go."
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"The quality is not that good, especially when comparing to other bluetooth stereo products."
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"Sound quality is TERRIBLE."
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"Did not always maintain the Bluetooth connection with my computer consistently, range was very poor and the sound quality was at best, average."
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"I know that headsets are incredibly subjective [ sound quality, ear fit ], but I would buy these again and recommend them to others."
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"Pretty easy to pair up with my Droid which I use for my MP3 player (yes, i know that it is big and heavy ... just makes me stronger)I found the quality of the sound to be outstanding though I am no audiophile."
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"As far as phone usage goes, the sound quality is good and there have been no complaints on the other end of the phone about static or echoing."
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"The sound quality is pretty clear, but I'm not overly picky."
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Reception

Reception:
"I have had this for less then a day and the reception and distance are horrible compared to my Jabra Dog tag and the volume is not working at all."
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"Cons - SENSITIVE BUTTONS, slight discomfort after lengthy wearing, weak reception (possible pairing device issue), music is much quieter than the phone system (did I mention the SENSITIVE CONTROLS)Verdict - Try before you buy, might not fit certain heads and the buttons might drive some nutty."
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"Prior to purchasing the MOTOROKR, I attempted to question Motorola customer service personnel about the effect of wearing the IPod and sender on the body and they said there could be interference generated by the body which would cause reception problems."
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"If you keep your phone in your pocket however, there will be horrible reception, cutting out every 2 seconds or so."
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"Have had zero problems in reception."
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"Some say wearing your phone below the waist may cause reception problems but have been using with my phone in my gym shorts pocket without issue."
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"the reception was is wonderful."
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"Great reception, great fit, great price."
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"Bluetooth reception is ok, but far from perfect."
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"I got these headphones to use with my Iphone (Now that it supports Stereo Bluetooth) overall they are fairly decent optionThe Good:They are affordableLow Profile lookThe Bad:The receiver is in the back (so for good reception I need to place my iphone in back pocket)They do not fold, so don't plan on putting them in your pocket"
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"According to the manual, the optimum place to keep your phone for best reception is anywhere above your elbows."
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Size

Size:
"Bass is great, which is hard to find in the small Sony phones."
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"Motorola needs to suck it up and make two sizes, maybe M and F. In the mean time just focus that discomfort to your workout."
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"After about 3 weeks of use, I started to notice small glitches from time to time in volume and progression controls, but the headset continued to function for my purposes."
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"It wraps comfortably around my head and the weighty part rests on my neck(if you have a small head it might be uncomfortable).Signal rarely drops (and I live in downtown LA).My only problem with the headset is that the battery started running out after being on for 8 hours (not playing music, just being on).BTW the warranty on this headset is excellent."
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"All the reviews said people with big heads have problems, but I have a average to small size head and they didn't fit me well either."
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"The headphones do not fit small heads or people with glasses very well."
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"Bass is great, which is hard to find in the small Sony phones."
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"If you have an average size skull, I would give the S9 my highest recommendation."
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"pretty small and light."
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"Battery life seems to be quite good considering the size of the cell."
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Sound

Sound:
"I won't discuss the sound quality (i had no expectsgion here) but this product is very uncomfortable."
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"The sound is clear but is not loud enough to overcome the chatter of people around you, or the sound of the road on a bus, WAY TO WEAK!"
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"I like the feel, good sound, most the buttons work with my phone, the only thing wrong is battery life, I need two sets to make it through the day"
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"She likes the Sony HBS-I800 (which sounds like a pinched loaf unless you are listening to no count, no talent music such as the likes of Justin Beeber or however you spell his ghey azz name...no bass, tin can sounding, horrible..just like his music..so I guess if you like him and his sheety music, buy the Sony ear turds)."
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"The sound quality was great, but the annoying item upon the back of the neck became too burdensome."
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"The sound quality for the phone isn't as good as the headphones, but still very good as far as bluetooth headsets go."
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"I have purchased two pair of these (S9 and S10) and although the bluetooth sound worked well for a short time both pair broke within a few short months."
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"Good sound!"
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"They are perfect for whatever he needs to do, great sound."
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"Did not always maintain the Bluetooth connection with my computer consistently, range was very poor and the sound quality was at best, average."
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"I know that headsets are incredibly subjective [ sound quality, ear fit ], but I would buy these again and recommend them to others."
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Support

Support:
"Before the apple update (A2DP support) I had intermittent problems with audio cutting as well."
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"If you're a relentless track skipper, obviously it could be a problem, and make sure your device supports AVRCP before buying."
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"Contacted Motorola support, which in itself was a bit of a hassle over the phone (I'd recommend dealing with Motorola via the web email if possible)."
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"I did like being able to go wireless, but will not buy another product that fails so quickly and without support."
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"Support: junk.9 14 08 Continuing the tradjedy: Called support about the second set."
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"Before the apple update (A2DP support) I had intermittent problems with audio cutting as well."
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"I got these headphones to use with my Iphone (Now that it supports Stereo Bluetooth) overall they are fairly decent optionThe Good:They are affordableLow Profile lookThe Bad:The receiver is in the back (so for good reception I need to place my iphone in back pocket)They do not fold, so don't plan on putting them in your pocket"
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"Contacted Motorola support, which in itself was a bit of a hassle over the phone (I'd recommend dealing with Motorola via the web email if possible)."
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"You call motorola support, and they want you to call blackberry and find out the technical details of what support for bluetooth the berry has....great, I'd love to do a technical support call on your behalf!"
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Sync

Sync:
"We did have a lot of problems syncing hers with our Apple Iphone."
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"The sound quality is not as good and it does not sync up with Skype as the 820 did."
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"Syncing to my Moto Q9C was quick and easy."
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"I bought this for my wife for Christmas, She was able to sync it up to her phone right out of the box."
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"they sync well with alot of devices and it sounds great."
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"This product sync'd up pretty quick."
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"Initial use was easy and sync has never failed."
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Transmitter

Transmitter:
"Secondly, while the S9 works perfectly indoors, it doesn't perform as well while outdoors when the transmitter is not stationary."
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"If you have an iPod, I recommend getting the Sony bluetooth transmitter - they work well together, and the range is fantastic! "
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"At first, it connected up with my transmitter fairly well."
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"I turn on my iPod, pause it, connect the transmitter, and sometimes the headphones connect up smoothly, sometimes it takes a lot of fussing to get them to connect."
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"I bought this headset and a Jabra plug-in transmitter; the S9 paired nicely with both my Razr and my Jabra."
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"I purchased the Sony transmitter for my Ipod Nano and had great success using the Ipod with it."
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Voice

Voice:
"I have used several other bluetooth headsets for Voice and have always been dissapointed with call quaility and comfort."
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"The biggest complain is the voice quality, especially when she is talking on the phone."
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"People I talk to on the phone constantly complain about my voice dropping out."
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"The biggest drawback is the fact that when you are making voice calls it only plays in the left ear!"
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"You hear callers voices with great clarity, when the call ends this set returns to your music."
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"As expected the Q pairing was flawless with wonderful execution in MS VoiceSignal as well as various A V apps this headset also provides seamless voice quality in call."
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"I have used several other bluetooth headsets for Voice and have always been dissapointed with call quaility and comfort."
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"The voice aspect contrary to other posters has been great."
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"The set picks up my voice really nicely."
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Volume

Volume:
"Much to my disappointment, the volume buttons stopped working mid run."
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"Lotta money for broken volume control."
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"Problem is the up volume button stopped functioning."
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"The problems that I have consist of the volume going down for no reason, losing connectivity to bluetooth, and difficulties syncing with my bluetooth device."
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"The only reason I didn't rate 5 stars is because the volume buttons are a bit annoying to use."
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"After about 3 weeks of use, I started to notice small glitches from time to time in volume and progression controls, but the headset continued to function for my purposes."
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"I have these paired with my iphone, where I can take advantage of the volume, play pause and the call functions."
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"It was easy to use with a cell phone and the controls for the volume and fast forward rewind are in a good place to access them."
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"I love the fit and ability to change songs, volume on the headset, but.... it drops signal from the bluetooth adapter easily (I use it with a IPOD Nano) and its a hassle to keep reconnecting it while working out."
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"Since this is a stereo unit, but only stereo for music (phone is just in the right earpiece), a bit more volume would be nice."
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"After six weeks the volume control button as well as the phone answer hang up button stoped working for some unknown reason."
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Weight

Weight:
"Device is very light in weight but still uncomfortable to wear."
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"The only problem is that all the weight is on the back so if you go for a jog, the headset tends to slide down the back of your neck."
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"It did a great job for working out with weights."
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"Great sound, lightweight, solid distance (30-ish feet), good charge."
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", Good design , Lightweight .....For the money you pay it's a great buy and I would do it again."
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"this was a gift for my brother...he loves it and looks like he never takes it off...its light weight and the sound is great...about to get one for myself"
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"Lightweight, comfortable, non-dorky."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"That said, there is one major drawback: The outdoor wireless range is pretty short, and requires that your device be within 2-3 feet of the headphones."
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"I did like being able to go wireless, but will not buy another product that fails so quickly and without support."
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"I am disappointed in this product because of a problem with compatibility of it with my wireless phone, the Nokia E62."
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"If you are looking for a wireless solution, albeit not a perfect one, this is it."
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"I would recommend these to anyone who like the convenience of wireless."
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"When I looked around online, I got the impression that getting 3 months out of these headphones put me among the lucky as far as longevity, and moreover, it seems that all the good wireless headphones experience similar issues after not too long."
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"That said, there is one major drawback: The outdoor wireless range is pretty short, and requires that your device be within 2-3 feet of the headphones."
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"So as I read The perfect wireless music partner for your active lifestyle printed on the packaging of my S9's as I write this, I'm reminded on how wrong I was."
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"Still I love to use them and my wireless mouse."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"when i received this product, i opened the packing to the product and the factory box was kinda beat up but the headphones were not affected...i easily set up the connection with my iphone 4, slightly comfortable on my head ONLY downside that ive come across so far within the first day is theres a lot of static while the music is paused once you click play it goes away so if you can deal with that then your good!"
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"As some have mentioned there are occasional interference problems when I have my iphone in a pants pocket (not sure if this is any bluetooth transmitter or just the phone)."
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"The only complaints I have are with my iPhone."
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"We did have a lot of problems syncing hers with our Apple Iphone."
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"I did have a problem pairing the headset to my iPhone once, but I think the iPhone was at fault as I was experiencing other problems with it."
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"Here are my thoughts on the product:Pros:+ They fit my head pretty well and I can get them on off with one hand+ The play stop volume controls work with all of the iP* devices I have tried (iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPod Touch)+ Zero issues pairing with all devices I've tried [ including iPhone 4 ]+ The buttons are easy to find and use+ The unit has been durable for me, I've had mine for a few years without any functional hiccups+ They use a standard mini-USB jack to charge, so losing the original charger isn't a huge issue (laptop charges work well)Cons:- The blinking light at the back that shows it is connected is unnecessary and a distraction at night- The USB port cover broke off a few years ago - still functions fine though- While they are great for walking around sitting, you can't lay down with these headphones- If anyone is working a microwave within 50ft you may as well turn them off- They aren't 100% stationary on my head while running [probably varies head-to-head]Overall I'm pleased with the headset."
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"I have these paired with my iphone, where I can take advantage of the volume, play pause and the call functions."
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"Works great with iPhone."
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"I bought these for my Iphone 3g S. They are great when they stay connected."
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"The iPhone recognized and paired with the S9s no problem."
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iPod

iPod:
"Pairing these with my phone and iPod was not as easy as I'd like."
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"It would be fine on the iPod, but the disconnection makes listening to music frustrating."
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"I purchased the S9 because I was frustrated with the wire to my IPOD headphones getting caught on things, pulled out of the unit, earplugs jerked out of my ears etc."
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"I love the fit and ability to change songs, volume on the headset, but.... it drops signal from the bluetooth adapter easily (I use it with a IPOD Nano) and its a hassle to keep reconnecting it while working out."
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"If you plan to use these with an Ipod, just know that you won't be able to search through songs from the headset."
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"There is just one little problem but i dont know if it could be it or my ipod but it will mess up the song witch i have to reconnect it but for $45 it was worth it"
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"I originally purchased them for use with my iPod touch (2nd Generation), but have also been able to use them with my PS3 and PSP go."
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"I did not have a problem pairing it to my IPod and my Motorola phone."
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"If you have an iPod, I recommend getting the Sony bluetooth transmitter - they work well together, and the range is fantastic! "
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"I purchased these to use with my iPod as well as my phone."
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"They paired easily with the iPod and delivered good sound quality."
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