Thanks Meter 447
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Indianapolis IN
Kept meaning to report back but I kept forget. Anyway the arctic sound headset is awesome! Audio quality is world's ahead actual has bass an fits just as nice. I've used them probably 4 hours this far and no signal loss what so ever. Only times the signal cut out were the phones fault: ie accessing data, syncing. A lot of reviewers complain about the build quality but for $27 I expected worse. Imo people think that motos have great build quality because of the unibody design but truth be told they are no better than this set. And that's another thing, the arctic sound actually fold up and come with a case for easy pocket storage when your not using them.
There are however 2 things moto does better. First is the lightweight and stylish design of the sd9. It looks good on your head. The arctic sound looks ridiculous. You look like your wearing a star wars droid costume with the arctic sound while the sd9 just looks literally like 2 pairs of Bluetooth headsets stuck together. The other problem is button layout and feel. With the sd9 I could easily skip, pause, or turn up and down the volume as necessary and the buttons were hard and stuck out so you could feel them easily with your fingers. The arctic sound pair isn't as well thought out. Their are 5 buttons on the right side and no dedicated call button, instead there is a gigantic "multifunction" button that controls power, call, and play and pause buttons through various button combinations that can get confusing. For instance voice dialing is holding 2 seconds, power off is 5 seconds. Redial is tap twice, play and pause are default. The skip forward, backwards, vol up and down are arranged in a cross pattern around it. They don't stick out very well so you gotta kind of feel around to push the correct button.
Inspite of these minor shortcomings overall it's a better headset than the Motorola and a steal for $27. Highly recommend
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