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post #31 of 175

^ Actually, the first device I got the HS3000 for, was the Creative X-Fi3. IIRC, it was the first mp3 player on the market to support aptX, and it has a status indicator to let you know when it is used:

 

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The noticeably improved sound quality (and reliability) over my older BT headsets made me opt for an aptX enabled smartphone in the end, and sure enough the SGS3's sound quality (and reliability) with the HS3000 ended up being on the same level as the X-Fi3's. Granted, that's no definitive proof that aptX is actually used on the SGS3, but I'd consider it a strong indication.


Edited by james444 - 11/24/12 at 9:00am
post #32 of 175
I currently use a MW600 with Galaxy S3 and Westone W3. I am quite impressed by the sound quality of the W3 even when driven by the MW600. Do these BT devices MW1 and MW600 have a headphone amp built in?
post #33 of 175
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^ Actually, the first device I got the HS3000 for, was the Creative X-Fi3. IIRC, it was the first mp3 player on the market to support aptX, and it has a status indicator to let you know when it is used:

 

...

 

The noticeably improved sound quality (and reliability) over my older BT headsets made me opt for an aptX enabled smartphone in the end, and sure enough the SGS3's sound quality (and reliability) with the HS3000 ended up being on the same level as the X-Fi3's. Granted, that's no definitive proof that aptX is actually used on the SGS3, but I'd consider it a strong indication.

 

Thanks for the info, I know most of current Creative DAP line-up support BT and apt-X, never thought it will display it though.

 

I already did some basic measurement over HS3000 - it is okay for most part, a tiny bit roll-off (-1dB) over 10kHz and more significant roll-off at the sub-bass region (-1dB @ 80Hz to -7.5dB @ 20Hz). Excellent on stereo crosstalk but the two EQ modes have very odd looking FR curve. Output impedance is around 2.5ohm, which is decent. Haven't finished all the measurement but so far MW1 seems to be technically better with a small lead.

 

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I currently use a MW600 with Galaxy S3 and Westone W3. I am quite impressed by the sound quality of the W3 even when driven by the MW600. Do these BT devices MW1 and MW600 have a headphone amp built in?

I know that MW1 has a Wolfson DAC (likely a codec), not sure what MW600 has. Well, all BT headset has an amp inside, integrated or not. The real question is how good it is.

post #34 of 175
Interesting info on the Creative player, and the HS3000. I'd be curious whether one has markedly better battery life than the other.
post #35 of 175
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the two EQ modes have very odd looking FR curve.

 

Yep, they're basically useless and it's annoying if you accidentally press the dedicated button.

 

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Interesting info on the Creative player, and the HS3000. I'd be curious whether one has markedly better battery life than the other.

 

Both should be good for about 10 hours, the player will probably last a bit longer. It's an inexpensive way to try out aptX (which was the main reason I got them), but be warned, the XFi-3 is a major usability disaster.

post #36 of 175
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I already did some basic measurement over HS3000 - it is okay for most part, a tiny bit roll-off (-1dB) over 10kHz and more significant roll-off at the sub-bass region (-1dB @ 80Hz to -7.5dB @ 20Hz). Excellent on stereo crosstalk but the two EQ modes have very odd looking FR curve.

 

Hi ClieOS,

 

Was this an indication that you gonna post a separate Samsung HS3000 review?

 

Btw, how much have you actually pay for HS3000? I have realiable sources, that there's some fake/replica HS3000 selling around US$25~US$50 and the included earpiece also a "Fake/Replica Samsung earpiece".

post #37 of 175
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Hi ClieOS,

 

Was this an indication that you gonna post a separate Samsung HS3000 review?

 

Btw, how much have you actually pay for HS3000? I have realiable sources, that there's some fake/replica HS3000 selling around US$25~US$50 and the included earpiece also a "Fake/Replica Samsung earpiece".

 

Yes, there will be a HS3000 review but it probably not going to come till 2013, since I already have a few review I need to finish first.

 

I paid full local price to an authorized Samsung dealer so I can be 100% sure mine isn't a fake. I was about to drop $50 on an eBay deal but I am not too sure about them all being 'OEM', so instead I got it from the dealer for $80.

post #38 of 175
That's great news for all the Samsung HS3000 users and potential users to be. I'm also great to know your HS3000 are genuine Samsung unit. Looking forward for your HS3000 review. smily_headphones1.gif
post #39 of 175

Hello and first thank you for this review and evyerbody for their comments.

 

I would like to buy such a device to use in two situation:

 

- With my computer. I will then plug headphones into the MW1 to be able to use them as wireless headphones with wireless microphone.  I would like to be able to use the included microphone with Skype (Win7 64 bits). Do you think this will be possible with the MW1 ? With the HS3000 ?

 

- With my GS3 with the included IEM to listen to music (flac) and answer calls. I think for that purpose the MW1 is better because I will not need to buy other IEMs...

 

So my real question is, can I use these devices with Win7 software as skype to be recognized as a microphone ?

 

Thank you very much in advance for your feedback.

 

Maxime

post #40 of 175
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Yes, any BT headset that supports both A2DP and HSP should work just like a regular headset on BT supported PC. I never actually used MW1 on Skype but I did try before and it works. HS3000 should work as well as I see no reason why not.

post #41 of 175
Thanks for your feedback ClieOS.
One last question.
Do you think I could use it with my PC to drive budget studio/hifi headphones like AKG K142 for example ? And then use only the iem provided with my gs3 ?
Any specs I should pay a particular attention before buying headphones to use with this kind of device ? Impedance maybe ?
Thanks again for your comments !
post #42 of 175
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K142 might be fine, but the volume likely won't get very loud. MW1 is probably best used with 16~32ohm headphone with over 100dB sensitivity. K142 is a bit high on impedance, but it does have good sensitivity soi it should work, but I think you are pushing it.

post #43 of 175

Hello ClieOS,

 

 

nice report about the Sony MW1.

Just one question how may paired devices can be stored inside the Headset?

I used a Sony Ericsson MW600 before and there it was possible to store up to 3 paired devices. For example I paired my Notebook, Smartphone and Tablet with the MW600 and it was possible to switch between this three devices.

 

 

Thanks Data

post #44 of 175

Hi, I'm using Sony xperia S cellphone as my mobile DAP source.

Should i get the MW1 for 'upgrade'? Better sound quality?

post #45 of 175
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Just one question how may paired devices can be stored inside the Headset?

 

You can simultaneously connect to two devices, but it only allow two to be stored.

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