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Old 10-29-2007, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, new here, have had my 8830 for about four months now and overall very happy (except for the whole GPS thing of course! ;)). Anyways, I jsut bought the Motorola S9 BT stereo headset and after updating my OS, it pairs up fine and works with my mp3s. I do have a problem however, the sound is pretty bad. It's way too trebly/crackling and distorts quickly. I have the volume on my BB turned almost all the way down and the volume on the S9 almost off. Very disappointed.

Are others having this same problem? Is it because I haven't charged the headset enough yet (I charged for like 10 minutes out of the box just to see if it worked with my BB). Help!
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I should add that when I use voice activated dialing, the sound quality of the "Please say a command" does not suffer from ths trebly/crackling problem. THat sounds normal.
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Can you re-produce the problem with the blackberry hard-wire headset, just wonder if it is the headset problem or the MP3's problem.
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I have enjoyed my moto S9's so far no problems
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The sound is great with a hard wired headset. Maybe I got a defective S9? I also find that they aren't the most comfortable things to wear especially since I wear glasses. Any other good choices?
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I find my S9s are hit-and-miss. I think the issue, and I think I saw this elsewhere in these forums, might be tied to the magnet/holster. I use the Seidio holster and I find the headphones work better when the 8830 is out of the holster...
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Well it must've been that particular pair of S9s or something. I took them back to the store and picked up a set of Motorola HT820 as they looked more comfortable. They are definetely more comfortable for me and the sound is great so maybe I just had a bad set of S9s out of the box.
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sound terrible by nature, they are crackly and trebly, by nature. I dunno, I am audiophile, so I would never be caught dead using wireless headphones. Anyway, what file type are you using. Also, what is the compression rate on the files?
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I like clean sound myself and the only reason I picked these up was to use at my desk at work, tired of the wires tangling when I swing around from my two different work surfaces. My mp3 files were ripped at 192 because I mostly listen to them in my truck off of DVDs, not sure what the Blackberry software is doing to them during the "optimizing" phase of transfer. These HT820 still give you the typical slight background hiss from the nature of the wireless but what I was getting out of the S9s I tried was extremely trebly/crackly/overdriven sound. It was baaaaaaad. The HT820 I got don't suffer from that problem but man they are funky looking, I put them on and my wife started laughing at me. She just don't get it!!!
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I like clean sound myself and the only reason I picked these up was to use at my desk at work, tired of the wires tangling when I swing around from my two different work surfaces. My mp3 files were ripped at 192 because I mostly listen to them in my truck off of DVDs, not sure what the Blackberry software is doing to them during the "optimizing" phase of transfer. These HT820 still give you the typical slight background hiss from the nature of the wireless but what I was getting out of the S9s I tried was extremely trebly/crackly/overdriven sound. It was baaaaaaad. The HT820 I got don't suffer from that problem but man they are funky looking, I put them on and my wife started laughing at me. She just don't get it!!!
I'm using the iLuv (really!) i903s. VERY happy with them so far. Quite decent sound and also Noise Canceling for airplane rides. No issues with my Sprint 8830, they paired easily and work well.

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It is NOT your headphones, it is the Blackberry itself.

The sound quality is HORRIBLE.
Not enough Bass, very hollow and tinny sound.
Only good to play back speech, NOT music.

RIM should have included an equalizer for the media player, because without it, music sounds awful - on ALL headphones !
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It is NOT your headphones, it is the Blackberry itself.

The sound quality is HORRIBLE.
Not enough Bass, very hollow and tinny sound.
Only good to play back speech, NOT music.

RIM should have included an equalizer for the media player, because without it, music sounds awful - on ALL headphones !
I have a set of Sony wrap around headphones wired and they sound great .
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