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Overall, a great pair of headphones.
on June 16, 2009
I bought these headphones looking for something that could please my need for quality sound while, at the same time, offering a wireless option at a somewhat affordable price (I paid $100 even for mine). Simply put, the Samsung SBH600 sastisfies... in most cases.
I did a lot of research on Bluetooth Headphones before I decided to purchase, and it pretty much came down to the Altec Lansing Backbeat 903 or the SBH600 in order to stay within my budget. After reading several reviews, I concluded that the audio quality of the SBH600 was most likely superior.
Quality and Comfort:
For as light weight as they are, these bad boys are incredibly durable. The plastic is definitely of high quality. The joints swivle back and forth in smooth motion. The top cushion and ear cushioning is quite comfortable. However, as is my experience with every pair of on-ear headphones, after about an hour of use, my ears are somewhat sore. Needless to say, however, you won't be breaking these things anytime soon.
Setup with my BlackBerry Storm was simple. As soon as I turned the headphones on, it sought out a Bluetooth device. Note: you have to put in a 4 digit verification pin upon finding the device, so if your MP3 player / phone does not allow you to do this, do not bother purchasing them.
Thusfar, I haven't had any problems with call quality, although I will admit that I am seldom in loud areas (i.e.: Airports, train stations, etc#, so you may want to do some more research on this. Still, even if the call quality was bad, I would most likely keep these, because my whole purpose in buying them was to have a wireless pair headphones #I've broken way too many wires in my day to justify buying another pair of wired headphones#.
Music Playback Quality:
Playback quality is really really good...I stop short of excellent because there are a few exceptions. The bass is beyond what I was hoping for. The headphones produce deep, long, and rich tones in the bass, much better than any headphones I've ever used. If you purchase these for bass, you will NOT be dissapointed #seriously, it's pretty good#. Vocals are also very clear. Not muffled in the least. From low tones to high tones, it's all very clear and easily discernable from start to finish.
Piano sounds great, as does accoustic guitar. Rap / Hip Hop comes through throbbing and chiming, although the compression can sound somewhat distorted at times #the same can be said for compression heavy trance, although the vast majority of my Tiesto sounds amazing on these). Much to my dissapointment, it is rock music where these babies tend lack. While the guitar is clean and crisp, compression instruments, tamberines, and other distort