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  1. stimshady's Avatar
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    What's are people's experiences with headphone upgrades?

    Ideally i would like to keep the in-line microphone and controls, but wondered which brands people can recommend?

    I also like the wires which loop around the back of the neck rather than dangle in front.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stimshady View Post
    What's are people's experiences with headphone upgrades?

    Ideally i would like to keep the in-line microphone and controls, but wondered which brands people can recommend?

    I also like the wires which loop around the back of the neck rather than dangle in front.

    Cheers!
    Hi stimshady. I'm using these cheap and cheerful headphones.

    I think the sound i get from them is remarkable for the price.

    They are exceptionally light and comfortable. (I can't use in ear buds as they always hurt my ears)

    I got them on ebay for 23.

    P311 Headsets Sound Arctic Cooling

    Can't fault them. :)

    Here's a review of them.

    http://hardwarebistro.com/?option=co...Headset-Review

    Hope that's helpful for you. :)
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 11-01-2011 at 01:23 PM.

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    cool, no wires!
    thanks for the quick repsonse! :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by stimshady View Post
    cool, no wires!
    thanks for the quick repsonse! :)
    You're welcome stimshady, yeah no wires is the way to go. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWeeBear View Post
    Hi stimshady. I'm using these cheap and cheerful headphones.

    I think the sound i get from them is remarkable for the price.

    They are exceptionally light and comfortable. (I can't use in ear buds as they always hurt my ears)

    I got them on ebay for 23.

    P311 Headsets Sound Arctic Cooling

    Arctic-Sound-P311-Bluetooth-Headset-Review[/url]
    Are these headphones equipped with a microphone so you could use them both to listen to and to answer incoming calls or do Artic have something else that is more suitable?
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    Yes they have a built in mic perbear.

    Here's the PDF for you to have a wee look over if you like. :)

    http://www.arctic.ac/index.php?eID=t...44ecf6bf6e07aa

    Hope this is of use to you.

    They really are great little headphones for the price I think. They last a long time too before they need a recharge.

    I'm not saying they are the best by the way perbear, but I think they are great to listen to your music while out and about and of course you can answer and reply to texts with them on WP too for not a great deal of money. :)

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    Thanks once again, theweebear. I am currently trying to locate a shop that have a pair in storage. The price is also affordable (about SEK 300 or GBP 30) including shipping.
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    You're very welcome perbear.

    You might get them on your local ebay, that's where I got mine.

    arctic p311 - Tradera.com

    UK Ebay Listings

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313

    Don't know if this is of any help or not to you. :)

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    Wow WeeBear. They actually look really good, at such a great price! What a find!
    Might get me a pair of them!
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    I use them all the time SilverCha0s, love them, so comfortable too. :)

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    Im just so surpirsed at the price, incredible really
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    I know, they sound great too for all you pay for them. I'm not saying they would be as good as say 100+ ones or anything LOL.

    Not that I would ever pay that for just listening to some music when out and about. :D

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    Exactly that my friend! No need to spend anywhere near 100
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    I have just received my pair. Tonight I am going to charge them in a laptop and try them out tomorrow. I am very excited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perbear View Post
    I have just received my pair. Tonight I am going to charge them in a laptop and try them out tomorrow. I am very excited.
    Oh that's great that you managed to get them perbear, let us know what you think of them.

    See if you can persuade SilverCha0s that they are good.

    Hope you like them OK, I will feel guilty if you don't. :D

    Have fun. :)

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    Yes I would like to know what perbear also thinks of them. I will defiantly buy a pair if I can get a second good opinion on these
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    Currently I am having problems finding my headset from my Omnia 7. It is on "Searching" but does not find any bluetooth object nearby. It was different some hours ago when I had a work session with course mates at the university (of Gothenburg) when it all of a sudden found a phone. I have tried to switch my Wi-fi off in case that would interfer. Any suggestions, Theweebear?
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    Oh no there's always something. :(

    Not really perbear, I just turn on bluetooth on the phone and once you initally pair the headphones it just connects automatically every time.

    There's not really any additional bluetooth settings to alter.

    You are searching with the blue and red light flashing together and not just blue? (Long Press on the headphones?)

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    Oh no!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWeeBear View Post
    Oh no there's always something. :(

    Not really perbear, I just turn on bluetooth on the phone and once you initally pair the headphones it just connects automatically every time.

    There's not really any additional bluetooth settings to alter.

    You are searching with the blue and red light flashing together and not just blue? (Long Press on the headphones?)
    Hallelujah, Thanks, theweebear. Yes, before your advice I had just searched to pair the headset with the BLUE light. As soon as I pressed the headset and the blue and red lights flashed the phone also caught hold of the headset. I was able to connect and pair. so now it is time to test it. By the way, do I have to pair it every time the headset or the phone is turned on again or will it pick up the connection every time from now on?

    Edited: I have tested the sound by making a phone call, listened to streaming radio and also a sound recording I made yesterday evening when at work at the Gothenburg Operahouse. I am satisfied with the sound and it is very comfortable to wear the headset. No pressure at all to the ears.
    Last edited by perbear; 12-07-2011 at 01:40 PM.
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    Aw i'm so pleased perbear, no, once they are paired that's you set.

    Just turn them on and they connect automatically. :)

    The quality isn't bad at all is it for what they cost ? They go really loud too without distortion. :)

    That's what I like, they are so light and the cushioning is nice and soft on the ears.

    I have had mine on for hours and you wouldn't even know they were there. :D

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    Right well that's me convinced. I'm gonna order a pair!

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    Good stuff SilverCHa0s. I think they are a real bargain. :)

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    Yesterday evening I also used the headset to listen to a podcast I regularly download to my phone and it sounds very good. It is even comfortable to wear in bed. However, when I tried a video podcast the sound came over the phone's speaker(s). I don't know why and I have not investigated that yet. Still happy! Does it not look like Santa is preparing a pair for you too, SilverCha0s?
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