The Motorola S9 Stereo Bluetooth Headset has sound that will blow you away. A true stereo headset that fits in both ears and wraps around the back of your head. I use the S9 for my music playing because the sound is awesome. When a call comes in the music will stop so I can answer the call, once the call has ended the music will start back up. I use the S9 when listening to music from phones, PDAs and straight from my PC.
I have been using this model for over a year now and I do love the quality of the sound.
The S9 wraps around the back of your head with comfort and style. This beats the stereo headset that covers your ears completely and wraps over the top of your head. If you have a little long hair then the headset can almost be completely concealed by the hair covering most the headset. Me, I have no hair so it sticks out but hey it looks cool like something out of a futuristic movie.
While wearing the headset on your left side are basically three buttons next to the ear piece. The top and bottom buttons control the volume, the center button answers and ends a phone call.
On the right side you also have three buttons next to the ear piece; the top and bottom control your next music track or previous track. The center button is the pause and play button.
The S9 fits fairly comfortable, after wearing it a while you will forget that you have it on. Each ear piece has a rubber cup on it that can be rotated around to fit each person’s ear for best fit.
Bottom line: The headset is very light and comfortable.
The battery is a 180mAh lithium-ion battery that is rated for six hours of music playing time, 7 hours of talk time and 6 days standby time.
The battery for the S9 is supposed to be around 6 hours of listening to music, but I have never gotten more than a little over four hours before it needed to be recharge. Generally I figure that in four hours the headset will beep letting me know the battery is about to quit and then five minutes later my music stops. A full charge takes approximately two hours. The four hours of listening to music is my only disappointment with the headset. Even if it went to the full 6 hours of a charge, I would really like to use it for eight hours between charges.
The S9 headset for the phone use only, will go several days between charges. I have never worn it more than a couple of days between charges so I cannot say if it would go the 6 days standby time. When I am not listening to music I prefer a mono Bluetooth Headset like the Samsung WEP 700 because it is a little more comfortable and convenient having something in one ear verses both ears.
For listening to music it produces a rich quality sound in true stereo. There is plenty of bass sound as well as a crisp clear treble sound.
For answering a call from a Motorola phone it stops the music, if you’re listening to any, gives of a ringing tone letting you know a call is coming through. Through a Motorola phone the sound from the caller goes through the headset, once you or the caller hang up, the music resumes playing. The sound quality is crystal clear.
On a Blackberry 8830 the headset would play music but when a call comes in, the headset would not notify you but the Blackberry would ring. Answering the Blackberry turns off the music but the call comes through to the Blackberry instead of the headset.
Bottom line: The headset may not be compatible with all cellular devices.
The Motorola S9 only weighs 1.14 ounces, which is not much at all.
The headset is Bluetooth version 2.0 with class 2. Class 2 gives a range of approximately 33 feet.
A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) this is for support of the high quality audio distribution.
AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) defines the requirements for the support of the Audio/Video for remote control.
One of the best stereo headsets I have used. Comfortable with style and easy to use; my only complaint is the battery doesn’t keep a charge long enough. My favorite use is to fire up Slacker personal radio on the PC and listen to music for hours on end. This headset was a gift and I have used for more than a year now with a lot of usage. It seems very durable and always snaps back to its OEM position after twisting it around my head. The rubber cups over the ear pieces ware very good, after a year they still look new. You can pull the rubber cups off for cleaning.
The big plus for me is it uses the same Mini USB charging port that my Blackberry Curve uses, so I only need one charger for both my Blackberry and my stereo headset.
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