- Size (LWH): 6 inches, 6 inches, 0.5 inches
- Weight: 5.12 ounces
Motorola MOTOROKR S9 Bluetooth Active Headphones (Red,Black) [Retail Packaging]
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- Play time up to 6 hours, talk time up to 7 hours, and Standby time up to 150 hours
- Sweat and water resistant
- Integrated music and call controls in a discreet iconic design
- Supports HS, HF1.5, Bluetooth v2.0, A2DP, and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles
- Compatible with most Bluetooth enabled handsets and audio devices
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The stylish S9 wireless headphones fit comfortably behind the ear and weigh just over an once.
The phones are compatible with Bluetooth 2.0-enabled cell phones, iPods with Bluetooth adapters, and select other devices.
Other details include support for up to six hours of music listening or seven hours of talk from a single charge of the 180 mAh lithium-ion battery; a mini USB connector for charging; and a stylish black housing with red highlights. The phones measure 4.9 by 1.8 by 5.1 inches (W x H x D), weigh 1.14 ounces, and are backed by a one-year warranty.
Note: Motorola Bluetooth stereo products (headphones and adapters) are compatible with any brand of Bluetooth-enabled phone or music device that supports Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) protocols. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.hellomoto.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact the respective manufacturers. Certain Bluetooth features--including those listed--may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.
What's in the Box
S9 Bluetooth headphones, USB charger, user's manual.
Top Customer Reviews
-This is the first of the stereo bluetooth products that don't make you look like princess leah -- it is fairly discreet except for the flashing status light at the bottom center of back pod.
-Connects to my t-mobile dash and computer very well. I use it primarily on my 45 minute train commute and it does not cut out at all and the audio is very good in the train. A pleasant surprise is that I am able to have a clear conversation on phone calls on the train (mindfull of the other passengers, of course).
-Very convenient not having to go back and forth between mp3 player and phone when getting a call. Also, no wires to tangle from my old earbuds are a big plus.
-Not very comfortable for people with big heads. My head is fairly large and it takes some fiddling to find "the spot" but once there, no problem until you move it. It works for my purposes since I wear it less than 60 minutes at a time.
-I also warn people with a lot of volume of hair in the back of the head or people who wear high collar jackets because it may tend to pull when you move.
-One of the biggest annoyances with the s9 is that it is bulky. It feels solid and robust enough but it is bulky to store when you are not using it. It needs a hinge so that it can collapse to a manageable size. This alone would make me drop this another half star to 3 and 1/2.
-Paired with everything so far (phones, computer) except for Jensen BT Adapter. May be operator error but I can't figure it out.
I have not tested the battery strength -- I use five days a week for two hours a day and charge it about twice a week and have no problems.
Bottom line is it could be better but right now, it's the best stereo bluetooth headphones out there.
My HT820s were far too big, and the gigantic blinking blue landing lights on the sides just screamed, "LOOK AT ME!" The S9, on the other hand, is small and discreet. There is only a fairly dim light underneath the battery compartment in the back that's hardly noticeable while on.
When I first tried them, they didn't sound too great. I remembered how my Sony FONtopias earbuds are very sensitive to positioning, so I tried the other earbuds included in the package. The difference in bass was immediately noticeable, and the sound in general improved 100%. I guess it probably depends on your ears as to which will work best for you, but, although a little big for my ears, the replacement mushroom-looking buds sound much better as far as bass is concerned.
Another thing regarding sound quality and reliability: it differs greatly by device and (for mobile devices) the software. The sound quality of the S9 when paired to my laptop is very good. When paired with my mobile, however, it's still good, but quality is noticeably diminished. The problem seems to rest in the fact that the A2DP stereo Bluetooth profile requires a great deal of CPU power that taxes the processor in most mobile devices. This is just something to keep in mind to manage expectations.
Of note, the S9 also pairs with up to 8 devices, which is awesome. It also uses a STANDARD mini-USB port for charging, which is another huge bonus for travelers. The unit will charge with most mini USB phone adapters, as well as with a standard mini USB cord plugged into most computers.
All in all, this is a great device, and, imho, the best out there right now.
I returned the device to Verizon and received a new S9 thinking that I had just had bad luck. But the same thing happened a second time, after only one workout. I can think of no other cause for these failures than moisture intrusion into the electronics (perpiration in through the earphone). Anyone who claims that this product is sweat resistant has not thoroughly tested the product.
If you decide to buy this product, check the return policy definitely. If you work out enough to break a sweat, there is a fair chance that the headset will stop working, requiring you to make another purchase.
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Though the reviews of BlueTrek owners say they are better than the S9, I wonder if it's because they didn't adjust it and change the earpads. This is really important... it makes an OK headset into a superb one. Hopefully some BlueTrek users can comment on this? Also the unit is white and black, and really stands out. But it's the look that bothers me most about this. See the picture on Ebay of the Asian wearing them. Copy-n-paste this URL.
Out of the box, the Motorola S9 sound quality and volume does leave a little to be desired. The bass is somewhat lacking and the volume might not quite cut it in a gym or subway environment. Likewise for call volume.
The sound only comes out of the left earpiece. This has advantages and disadvantages. While you can drown yourself out with your conversation with the stereo voice output, you can't hear outside voices as well because both ears are being used. Personal preferences hear folks... you decide what works for you.
The key is changing the supplied earpads. It should be noted that, by doing this, you also reduce you ability to hear outside noises. They don't completely seal your ears this way but they do block out some noise.
The volume is now loud enough now that I listen to my music at work at the lowest volume. At this setting, it's too loud to hear someone who is talking to you with a whisper. Pretty good bass at this level too.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had these for years. I misplaced the drivers. Does anyone know where to get them? Not having much luck. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Worked great. Stays in your ear and is plenty loud while working out or biking. Battery last a long timePublished 5 months ago by SammyT
I love everything about this product. I had got my first one in 2007 but that one got run over by a car :/
I was able to find the same headphones here on amazon and they work... Read more
Great product. Fast deliver in appropriate packaging!!!!Published 10 months ago by T. Saraina Lewis
Got them for .25 at a yard sale works great no problemsPublished 12 months ago by Christopher Langholf
I liked these a lot. I used them while I worked out, walked and did yard work. I just wish they would last longer. After about a year they stop working properly. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dogmom5wdp