- Weight: 1 pounds
Samsung SBH-500 - Headset ( behind-the-neck ) - wireless - Bluetooth - black
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The package came brand new and the headset looked great. Unfortunately, the directions to pair the headset to another bluetooth device was incorrect. Maybe my headset had its circuitry crossed but the directions from Samsung to pair the headset was way off. You need to hold down the main button then turn on the headset. Only then will the headset go into pairing mode by maintaining a solid blue light. It took me a couple of days of troubleshooting and experimenting to realize this pairing method. I just hope that this problem is only due to my headset because I assume a lot of people who buy this headset and try out Samsung's directions will become very frustrated. I almost returned the product and I am sure many others would too.
Well, once you get it to work, the headset performs rather well. The A2dp format makes a difference in terms of listening to music. It's definitely better than my old Motorola H500. The only time it skipped on the music or had statics was when it got low on battery. The headset will let you know when that happens with a couple of beeping noise every other minute. Of course, the quality can't compare to wired headsets but it's not too far off. That's the price you pay for wireless. Some may find the headset too long for their head.Read more ›
True to the reviews I've heard, the Sam Sung had excellent music quality. The Motorola had comparable sound quality but not quite as good as the Sam Sung. The calling quality for the Sam Sung wasn't bad either, and the two people I called could hear me fine. For the Motorola, one of the two person said it sounded the same as the S.S. but the other person said it was harder to understand me. He said it sounded like I was on a distant speaker phone. The buttons for the S.S. were easy to use and locate, and the battery is great (11 hours of music play or 12 hours of talk). The buttons on the Motorola were easy to locate, but were a little harder to use, because of it's smaller size/style. The battery life for the Motorola was also only 6 hours. The biggest drawback for the Sam Sung (like others have complained) was that it was uncomfortable to wear, (and I don't even have a big head) though NOT unbearable. It felt like wearing a tight pair of glasses. The headphone was also odd looking when worn because it stuck out approximately 1.5 inches from your ears (that may not sound a lot, but does look rather funny). The thick padding was nice and soft, but made my ears warm and sometimes would even sweat (this is during colder weather, I'd hate to find out how they feel in 100 degree weather in the summertime). The Motorola was more comfortable to wear, and was barely visible when viewed from the front. Although I have never used them to exercise, I've heard you can even use them to jog. Both the Sam Sung and the Motorola would occasionally skip when I was walking outside, but the Motorola seemed to skip a little more.Read more ›
Despite the on-line reviews that warned of how uncomfortable they were to wear over a prolonged period of time, I felt the headphones were somewhat manageable. Yes, they are not all that comfortable, and yes, they do make you look like you are wearing earmuffs (i.e., the Princess Leah effect, if you will). Nevertheless, in viewing the product as a whole, I regarded these weaknesses outweighed by the strengths of the product.
I also found the Bluetooth connectivity to work well with my phone and my laptop. The bass is great and the mids/highs are good. Outside noises seem to be blocked fairly well.
All in all, I am pleased with the purchase because 1) I found them for an absolute steal after MIR; 2) they sound great given their Bluetooth connectivity; 3) comfort is not of the greatest importance; 4) and I mainly wear them indoors.
My parting advice would be to simply do your own research to see if these are for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The sound was good but if you were glasses you mat find hurt after a while. and after six months of use the head bar broke.Published on August 5, 2013 by jambar4458
I have four of these things. I ordered two, which arrived with the neckstrap broken. The seller kindly replaced them for free. Read morePublished on August 31, 2011 by T. Holland
the sound quality is great with medium base levels and volume, but im peeved about is the durability. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by jakiejake
they are made to break,,,,i know 4 broke on me,,,there is 1/16th of a inch of brittle plastic holding them together,,do not buyPublished on November 10, 2010 by C.
After hours of research and experimenting I found that you need to hold down the phone button while turning power switch on to enter mating mode. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by xykronius
I bought these right when 3.0 for the iPhone came out and got a fantastic deal on them and i couldn't be happier. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Myler
The product was accurately described and the shipping was lightning fast. This seller is highly recommended.Published on August 4, 2009 by D. Dsouza
I'll try to be concise:
I've never been accused of having a small head, and these fit just fine. The pads stay over the ear and cup them nicely. Read more
I had this item for only two weeks. The sound quality is pretty good but the bluetooth connection sometimes fades in and out, this though might be more of the fault from my ipod... Read morePublished on July 27, 2009 by jk1980