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Sony DRBT21G/B Stereo Bluetooth Headset (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Wireless neck-band style
  • Remote control on the earpiece
  • Subtle built-in microphone
  • Rechargeable function
  • A2DP profile to transmit stereo sound
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Technical Details

  • Stereo

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.7 x 3.6 inches ; 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000PCCLPA
  • Item model number: DRBT21G/B
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,645 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Neck band type Bluetooth® stereo headset

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The sound quality is excellent and the battery life is amazing.
Erik E. Skutt
The only headphones I've ever trusted are Sony classic Street Style - they're comfortable, affordable, and have great sound quality.
Kyle
Trying to obtain some support form him....nothing... BE CAREFUL BUYING USED ITEMS!!
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73 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Kyle on October 22, 2007
The only headphones I've ever trusted are Sony classic Street Style - they're comfortable, affordable, and have great sound quality. When I realized Sony had released this wireless pair, I was all over them.

I had previously tried the Motorola HT820 Bluetooth headphones because I've long been interested in wireless audio, so most of my comparison will be to those.

Design

The Street Style form of these headphones is excellent - I prefer this style compared to over-the-head headphones, and I have a terrible time with earbuds.

The neck band is almost exactly the same as a pair of wired Street Style headphones, with a little less bulk and no rubber "ear rests" that would sit on top of your ear. The band doesn't seem to grip your ears as well as a pair of wired Street Styles, but they are nearly as comfortable.

The "foldable" design is something I could do without. I wouldn't care whether or not they folded, but the stock photo does not show how they redesigned the neck band to accommodate the fold. Instead of being a perfect curve, the neck band comes to a subtle pointed shape where it folds. Less attractive, but it makes no difference while you're wearing them.

Performance

These headphones offer excellent sound quality, but only expect to get this when using the A2DP (advanced audio) Bluetooth profile (this goes for any Bluetooth headphones). This is only available on certain cell phones, with an adapter, or with special software on a computer. In my situation, I set these up with my MacBook Pro's built-in Bluetooth, but I have to use a software workaround to broadcast A2DP in Mac OS Tiger (a Google search will help you find that).

The sound is surprisingly rich and satisfying.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By GadgetHead on November 29, 2007
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I have had these for about a month.

Things I like:
-Comfortable, at least much more so than the Moto S9's and the Bluetrek ST1
-Decent sound quality with a fairly flat response, but can still be EQ'd to your taste. IE, the low end doesn't distort or whimp out if you boost it with an EQ.
-Phone calls come through in stereo
-Caller can hear me fine in a normal speaking voice
-Better battery life than most competitors
-Nice that they fold, but I pretty much keep them at work
-They block out most, but not all sound so I can still hear people come up behind me, the phone ring, etc
-Buttons are easy to use and have a good tactile response and "seperate" feel. The motos have this touch snsitive thing going on, and it is hard to tell when your htting the right button. The Sony's have a different type of rocker for volume vs track advance/pause, so it is easy to tell which one you are touching.

Things I don't like:
-A bit finicky when pairing, especially when using it with more than 1 source. For instance, if I use it with my laptop then go to use it with my PDA Phone, I have to "trick" it into reconnecting by first calling a phone number. This may not be true for all phones though.
-Not snug enough to wear while running / working out.
-Take longer to charge than most.. more then 2 hours, although it is rare they run out mid day and I can usually time it so I charge them over night.

So I am stuck with the problem :) of having to use my Moto S9s for workouts and these for work. Actually this winds up working out quite well because while the Moto's are better at fitting snugly for work outs and block out more noise (like the huffer on the treadmill next to you), they make my ears sore after more than an hour or so.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By W. Schwartz on September 15, 2007
Well, I have been looking at wireless bluetooth headphones for about the past year. I went out about 10 months ago and tried the Motorola HT820's. They worked amazing, but they looked straight out of Star Trek and had this distracting blue LED light. Furthermore, they were huge for anything more than sitting by yourself in a room. Then came along, these Sony's. They are streetstyle, which is comfortable to me, but many people despise this design. Sound is nearly as good as the Motorola's at half the size and almost twice as cheap. Battery life is great, they are particularly lightweight, and fold up. Also they can skip tracks on Windows Mobile Phones and laptops using Windows Media Player just like the Motorola's. The only gripe I have about them is there range is maybe 15 to only 20 ft if nothing is in the way...Otherwise, certain walls would block them by as little as 4 or 5 ft. This somewhat deters use even walking around your house. By comparison, I could leave my phone on the second story of my house and walk out to my mailbox and never lose signal with the Motorola's. Overall, great design and price..just make sure you don't forget them at the gym since they are wireless and not connected to your phone or player...Trust me.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sandman on April 20, 2008
I just got these after my Logitech Freepulses just went out on me. I think they are still under warranty, so I will get them fixed but I need something in the interim and my Jabra's are too bulky for working out (for me at least).

My impressions of the Sony's are from the last couple of hours, since I just got them, but I did compare them side by side with the Jabra's and the Logitech, although, it is difficult to compare the sound quality with the Logitech since only one side is workiong at the moment.

Overall impression of the Sony's are good, not great, but better than most. Truth is that each of them have their pros and cons and I have not found any that are all around perfect. It really depends on how you plan on mostly using them. I wanted them for working out first, while listening to spoken word audio, books on tape, podcasts, etc.. So, for me, first importance was comfort and size, then sound quality and features.

I have not found either the Jabra's or the Sony's (just made a call with them), to be very good as cell phone headset. I spent so much time looking for a decent bluetooth cell phone headset, that I doubt one of these multi-tasking headsets are able to as good of a job as my Jawbone, with it's noise cancelling feature.

Anyway, I figure I would write a short review on all my bluetooth headsets, since most people may be wondering which ones to get.
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