- Weight: 4.48 ounces
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 100 hours
Samsung WEP 301 Bluetooth Headset (Silver)
- Lightweight mono Bluetooth headset for on-the-go handsfree communication
- Ambient noise blocking; detachable ear hook
- Changeable skins for added style
- Comfortable ear fit with ergonomic rubber design
- Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 80 hours of standby time
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The Samsung WEP301 includes a number of stylish skins that you can snap on to create a personalized fashion accessory.
- Up to 5 hours of talk time and up to 80 hours of standby time
- Bluetooth version 2.0 with Handsfree profile (HFP) version 1.0
- Comfortable ear fit (ergonomic rubber design)
- Ambient noise blocking
- Detachable ear hook
- Changeable skins for added style
- When you turn on your Samsung Bluetooth headset for the first time, it proceeds into pairing mode immediately.
- If you have paired the headset with other Bluetooth devices, make sure that the headset is off. Press and hold the Multi-Function button until the blue indicator light stays solid blue after blinking.
- Set your Bluetooth phone to discover the headset by following your phone's guide. Typically, the steps involve going to a 'Setting', 'Connection', or 'Bluetooth' menu on your phone and then selecting the option to discover Bluetooth devices.
- Your phone will find the Samsung headset and ask if you want to pair with it. Confirm this by pressing the Yes or OK key.
- Enter a passkey or PIN, 0000 (4 zeros), then press the Yes or OK key.
- If pairing was successful, the indicator light will flash in blue 10 times rapidly before going to flashing every 3 seconds. If unsuccessful, the light remains on, and you will need to re-attempt pairing.
- When you turn on your headset after pairing with the phone, the headset is automatically connected to the phone.
Top Customer Reviews
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Most of this review will be a comparison to the Samsung WEP200.
PROS and Neutral:
-Battery life, talk time, fidelity are all pretty OK, on my Nokia 6126. I can't give you specific times/durations, but it's about the same as my WEP200. It doesn't seem as if there is noise cancellation, but the volume gets loud enough for pretty much all uses. There are no complaints from the other party either - In general, compared to all the headsets I've used, I would give it a A- for fidelity/clarity.
-It seems to be slightly lighter than the WEP200 in my ear, but it could just feel that way since some of the weight is on my ear due to the loop.
-There are 3 (S.M,L) ear adaptors for different size ears, and one other ear "adaptor" that was already attached to the headset - I'm not sure what this is for. The instructions did not mention the use of this at all. The 3 adaptors have a small central hole and 3 holes in its periphery. The one "adaptor" has one big hole in the middle only. I tried putting the Large on top of the "adaptor" and this seems to kind of work, but will fall out. The rubber ear adaptors are thin on the outer ring portion, and are comfortable.
-The headset will stay sync'ed to my phone even when it's charging. With my WEP200, it would un-sync when I put it in the charger. This also means (and it says so in the manual) that you can use the headset while it's charging.Read more ›
However, the plastic piece that hangs over the ear turned out to be a cheap cheap thing that broke in a week.
also the so-called personalized faceplating is a joke, it comes with 5 stickers that you can stick on the earpiece... they may as well send a box of crayons...
My real issue is with the rebate. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, I didn't get the "official" rebate insert, which (judging by others' reviews) was supposed to arrive in the box with the headset itself. Despite sending in the downloadable rebate form (why would Amazon offer it if it wasn't valid?) AND THE SERIAL NUMBER FROM THE BOX ITSELF, I was denied the rebate. Basically, if it could happen to me, it could happen to you, so on and so forth. I doubt that it's an overly common problem, and it just so happens that I wasn't - ahem - putting any stock in whether or not I received the rebate. If you are not willing to pay full price for this item, PLACE YOUR ORDER CAUTIOUSLY.
But, returning to the real subject, the headset is fine as it is. I'd like to be a bully and downvote it simply because of the rebate issue, but 1)It wouldn't hurt Amazon's/Samsung's dignity at all and 2)It would be doing a disservice to the item in question. Thanks for reading.
1. It's very small and light, and very comfortable. It fit both of us very nicely, and we both have freakishly small ears.
2. Pairing with the phone (iPhone) was easy, but I'm beginning to think that pairing is very seldom an issue with bluetooth headsets.
3. The sound quality (speaker on the headset) was good.
1. The only really bad thing, and ultimately the reason we returned it, is that the person on the other end had difficulty understanding what you were saying. My wife (the one using the Samsung WEP 301) always sounded very distant, tinny, and staticy. I thought it may be because I was listening to her on my bluetooth device (plantronics discovery 925), but other people had the same complaint. I frequently was having to ask her to repeat herself. WE got tired of this, so we returned it and bought a Jabra 4010.
As far as comparison to a similarly priced headset, the Jabra 4010 is much better, in my opinion. While it doesn't fit as deeply in the ear as the Samsung, the sound quality on both ends is great. When my wife is using it, I can't tell a difference between her using the headset and her using the phone.
If you had to choose between the two devices, I'd go with the Jabra 4010 easily...even if it is more expensive (which we paid the same price for both of them).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fits perfectly, good sound quality. 4 stars cuz you can only use it for your phone function. Can't listen to media on this thing, no Pandora, podcasts etc.Published 10 months ago by SGK
I ordered the Samsung WEP 301 because it was the same model that I had (and lost). Unfortunately, it was defective--I could hear even though the volume was turn all the way up! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Janet L. Danowski
Would not stay in , ear piece wire is not heavy enough to get a good grip, sound quality was choppy and hard to hear.Published 20 months ago by Mark Ft Worth