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Inline Volume Control Problems
on August 4, 2016
I've been using the VModa BoomPro for about a month now. I primarily used it to convert a pair of quality listening headphones into a headset. I didn't want a problematic gaming headset where had to sacrifice on quality in order to combine the two and thought: "Wow, I can finally have my quality headphones and put a quality mic on it too! Perfect." Note: I wear a headset for work 10-12 hours out of the day.
- The audio quality of the microphone is fantastic
- Cable feel high quality.
- Good cable length
- Swivels when plugged in (I can deal with this, use a small black rubber band to provide light tension to my headphones to keep it about in the same place.)
- Inline controls poor quality (big one for me)
The Inline controls are the real issue for me. Especially the volume control. The microphone mute works fine, but feels cheap so I try to be gentle on it all the time. The volume control however is the worst part of the entire assembly. When I turn up/down the volume (say someone is talking to me across the desk while listening to audio), sound in the right ear goes out. When I wiggle the volume control, it will come back intermittently until I find the 'sweet spot' where I have stereo sound again. If I knew how to open the inline controls case, I would bypass the volume control entirely as it is problematic every day. A slight rub on my shirt and it might affect the sound in my right speaker. (Tested same behavior when connected the BoomPro to two different headphones.)
If the inline controls were great, this would be 5/5 stars easy. I dropped 2 stars as the volume control knob affects me multiple times on a daily basis.