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    Hi guys! I am currently in the hunt for a stereo headset for my Treo. I have just bought a 2.5-3.5 adaptor from radioshack for $9.99) and it just plain sucks that it actually turned out to be mono.

    So i made up my mind to look for a stereo headset. My 2 top candidates have been:

    http://www.buy.com/prod/jabra-c220-b.../90147556.html

    http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/8...et-pro-review/

    The Jabra C220 and th ePalm 2-in-1 stereo headset...

    what do y'all use?
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    I saw this one too...

    http://hardware.smartphonetools.treo...3-74--1451.htm

    ANyone using any of these? feedback is appreciated
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    wires are so 2005 lol... its all about a2dp in 07

    whats wrong with the included 755 earbuds? (I've never used them)
    HTC Touch Pro
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    I bought this inexpensive solution at Best Buy. $13
    -You can use the earbud of your choice with it's 3.5mm universal female jack
    -Retractable cord
    -Built in Mic on 3.5 side that clips to clothing for calls.
    -Has a single button near min to answer/end call. P tunes picks right back up after call, as you know.

    Works well, lasts a long time.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1128337448397

    I use these inexpensive in-the-ear buds with the adapter above. I've owned $50 sony's that didn't sound this good. It truely retains a nice bass level. Also has a nice mute button midway down the cord. $20.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

    This arrangment can be "cord-y" at times, but I have a twist tie to keep the headset cord under control. I go for cost vs. convenience.
    Last edited by EMB Driver; 08/24/2007 at 10:17 PM.
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    The little Siedio adapter with the short wire is the best because it puts very little strain on the plug. Then you can just get some regular or good headphones. It depends on if you are just wanting to listen to music, or also wanting to use them to talk on the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMB Driver View Post
    I bought this inexpensive solution at Best Buy. $13
    -You can use the earbud of your choice with it's 3.5mm universal female jack
    -Retractable cord
    -Built in Mic on 3.5 side that clips to clothing for calls.
    -Has a single button near min to answer/end call. P tunes picks right back up after call, as you know.

    Works well, lasts a long time.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1128337448397

    I use these inexpensive in-the-ear buds with the adapter above. I've owned $50 sony's that didn't sound this good. It truely retains a nice bass level. Also has a nice mute button midway down the cord. $20.

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search

    This arrangment can be "cord-y" at times, but I have a twist tie to keep the headset cord under control. I go for cost vs. convenience.
    I couldnt figure out how you are able to talk with this setup
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    I am still looking for a hybrid headset without adapaters that has a nice retractable cord. Seidio is too bulky for me. I like my Javo headset with retractable code, but wish it had a MIC.

    Until then I carry 2 headsets, Jabra eargel for phone calls and Javo for stereo listening. Both are retractable
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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    I re-read your thread title and saw you want to talk and listen to music. If you want one of the best combo headsets, get the Shure hybrids. They are great quality and top-notch sound.

    http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/P...pa_i2c_content
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    I re-read your thread title and saw you want to talk and listen to music. If you want one of the best combo headsets, get the Shure hybrids. They are great quality and top-notch sound.

    http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/P...pa_i2c_content
    i appreciate your suggestion, but i have always said i will never buy earphones that are over a $100... just way too much for an earphone in my opinion, no matter how much money i have (really my budget is $50 or less)

    Anybody here have the Palm headset the one i linked above? i am now leaning more towards it. Palm even has a promo goin on, it will come with a free 1 gig miniSD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulls96 View Post
    I couldnt figure out how you are able to talk with this setup
    In the picture, the mic is next to the silver button. On the back side is a clip to attach to your shirt.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....rl=false&h=387
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMB Driver View Post
    In the picture, the mic is next to the silver button. On the back side is a clip to attach to your shirt.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....rl=false&h=387
    oh! so you can use any stereo headset and have the 3.5 side of this thing as the mic?
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    Correct. That gives you the choice of earphones, which is why I went with it.

    For ~$35 you can have a nice headset for the treo that turns into a handfrees during a call. The button is nice so you don't have to dig out the treo from your pocket.

    Stereo phonecalls are strange at first
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    Quote Originally Posted by EMB Driver View Post
    Correct. That gives you the choice of earphones, which is why I went with it.

    For ~$35 you can have a nice headset for the treo that turns into a handfrees during a call. The button is nice so you don't have to dig out the treo from your pocket.

    Stereo phonecalls are strange at first
    Might give that a try thanks man!

    question though, that seems to be a long cord hanging from your earrs now doesnt it? does it retract on one side only or do you have to pull both sides down?
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    Does the mic have any noise reduction technology? I'm guessing no with the price. I just wonder how good it works as a hands free way to talk. I do like being able to use my headphone of choice with this adapter, but if the sound quality of the mic is lousy (to the person you are talking to), might as well buy the Palm adapter and just forget using headphones.
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    Have you tried the headset that came with the Treo? It seems to me that this should be your first choice if you're not too concerned about audio fidelity. It works fine as a hands free headset and decent stereo sound. And does not need an adapter. I've used it since the 700.

    However, after using my wife's Shure earphones, I ordered one (>$100). I got Javo adapters from MTDN for $2.99. I plan to listen to music more often now that I have premium quality headsets. Makes a big difference. IMHO.
    Palm III > Palm V > Palm Vx > (Sprint) Kyo 6035 > Handspring Treo 300
    > Handspring Treo 600 Oct.'03 > Palm Treo 700P May'06 > Treo 755P Aug.'07 > Pre(-) June'09 + TouchPad July'11 LONG LIVE webOS!!!
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    The headphones that come standard have awful earpieces. Those things never fit in my ears. It's impossible to keep them in, and worse, they don't block out any background noise. I was looking for a solution that would enable me to watch movies on a plane, but also talk if needed (when on the ground).

    However, while the Best Buy adapter did work for the headphones, the mic is useless in any kind of noisy environment. I already tested it. So I'll probably return the Best Buy adapter and buy the one from Radio Shack (no built in mic) that I tried in the store that did work in stereo, and just forget having it as a handsfree solution. Maybe eventually I'll spring for the Shures but that will have to wait for a bit as I have some other priorities with my "discretionary income".
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    Here is the current headset setup i ended up using with my Treo:

    Retractable Headset adaptor with mic ($14 from Best Buy) + Stereo in-ear earphones (connected part) from my old Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone

    Really convenient and sound quality of those SE phone headsets is really nice. It gives a very good bass. Its cool the way the Treo pauses pTunes playback when you get an incoming call... who said only the iPhone can do that? Treos started doin that long before they came out
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    I am still looking for a compact all-in-one hybrid headset with a retractable cable. The Seidio solution looks to bulky.
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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    Quote Originally Posted by R1_Rydah View Post
    wires are so 2005 lol... its all about a2dp in 07
    Reliability is so 1999.

    I bought SAG and have stuck with it through 3 or 4 revisions, but I'm about to purge it from my 755p and either plug in an external a2dp hardware module, just go wired.

    SAG works...most of the time. But it skips at the beginning of each song. And causes resets several times a week. Sometimes it transfers calls to my headset. Except when it doesn't. Sometimes the remote control functions work. Except when they don't.

    Maybe in 2008 I'll have Treo audio without wires. But IMHO, it ain't here yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gapost View Post
    I re-read your thread title and saw you want to talk and listen to music. If you want one of the best combo headsets, get the Shure hybrids. They are great quality and top-notch sound.

    http://www.shure.com/PersonalAudio/P...pa_i2c_content
    This looks very nice. I have a Shure headset that I use in my car. It was $25.

    If the hybrid had a retractable cable then I would definitely get one. I wonder if I can use a cable winder from another product with the Shure hybrid. What kind of prices have you seen for this device?

    The inline MIC looks pretty bulky especially in this ebay listing http://cgi.ebay.com/SHURE-I2C-DUAL-C...ayphotohosting
    Pilot 5K->Palm IIIc->Tungsten T/T2->Treo 650/680 -> Pre+ (1.4.5 & Uberkernel)
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