Thanks for the preview.
Did you happen to try HS3000 with Samsung very own Galaxy S3 and Note2 cellphone?
Below some of my own conclusion for Samsung HS3000.
Coupled HS3000 with Samsung Galaxy S3/Note2, the default Music Player provide are much better sounding than any 3rd party software under default Nomral EQ setting both on the cellphone and the bluetooth unit. With S3/Note2 and HS3000 combined, it's by far the most cleanness, livelier and better sounds separation MP3 playback I've heard so far, when side-by-side comparing to Motorola S705, Sony MW600 with the my TDK-200. I've remembered my old and gone i.Tech MC803 did not sound that good too. The much better sounding I've think most probably was because the S3/Note2 default Music Player was streaming the audio with aptX codec. Switching to any other 3rd party music players, they did not sounded as clean and livelier.
No, I am moving away from Samsang and I am a Xperia user now (mainly due to Samsung 's really slow update over firmware). However, it shouldn't really matter what smartphone model it is since decoding is done on the BT unit itself and not on the smartphone, so whatever model has no real impact on the SQ. The only main difference will be apt-X support. As far as I know, most of the higher end Sumsang smartphone / tablet after Galaxy Tab 7+ (which is the first Samsung to support apt-X) already supports apt-X by default. Of course that includes S3 and Note2. The impression is done with my GT7+ with full apt-X support - and HS3000 still sounds no better than MW1.
I think there is an underlying assumption by many that apt-X support is a must for good SQ, which is not true. apt-X is indeed better than SBC in most way, but that's because most company implement really bad variation of SBC. Though Sony still hasn't fully implement apt-X (they already have the license), at least they are implementing a really goods version of SBC (which as demonstrated by MW1, can be exceptionally good). There are also assumption that apt-X is lossless, which is also not true. The lossless version of apt-X is not being used on Bluetooth device. It is still a lossy codec, but better than most generic lossy implementation out there. Another part of the equally important thing to look at is the hardware - in this section alone, MW1 is crushing HS3000. While HS3000 might edge out better on transmission compression, it doesn't have good enough DAC and amp to drive the earphone. Of course, HS3000 also comes with the worst stock IEM ever. Samsung should have packed a better sounding IEM.
Edited by ClieOS - 3/28/13 at 9:02pm