Originally Posted by mdhmdh31
An opposing perspective to those who think built-in mic is essential: I like the idea of a separate bluetooth solution. I have a pair of Westone Adventure Alpha ADV, and one of of the things I don't like is that the in-line mic controller adds enough mass on the cable that it bounces around when I'm running. Like others, Iwant to be able to handle calls without taking out the headphones, so the bluetooth idea seems worth exploring.
Separately, I noticed the protrusion of cables from listeners in Kickstarter Update 3 video with Gavin Fish. Does the final design stick out as much from the ears? Particularly on the guy next to Gavin, it seems like the stiffness of the cables make a fairly large arc out of the ears. My concerns are both the look and whether it would be a snag hazard.
I understand what you're saying but I disagree about that for the ROCKETS. They are clearly marketing this as something to use every day and on the go / for an active lifestyle. Based on that a separate BT mic doesn't make sense to me.
First of off a well designed mic shouldn't be big and heavy so whatever earphone you're using got that wrong. Second I'm looking at this as my daily driver which means adaptability which not having a mic means it is less of. Lastly as something I want to use on the go the last thing I want to worry about is another device (I.e. Bluetooth mic) that I could and probably will lose.
To be honest I'm surprised this wasn't included in the original cable design. Maybe it was and it wasn't cost effective. I have no idea but to me it seems like an oversight.
All that said I'll be keeping an eye out for future versions.