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  1. #21  
    Quote Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff
    The release date in now Janurary '06...........
    Darn it, I was hoping to get this right away
  2. #22  
    Anyone know if these are shipping? Can anyone comment on the product from first-hand use (build quality, sound quality, etc)? TIA
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    Shure's site is still just posting "Available Janurary 06'", so my guess is still not shipping, quite yet.
    Somebody....anybody........................Don't let Dr. Doom spill his Kool-Aid on his brand new "perrywinkle" sweater vest!!!
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by kd_cooke
    Anyone know if these are shipping? Can anyone comment on the product from first-hand use (build quality, sound quality, etc)? TIA
    I saw them yesterday at Fry's (Concord, CA). They didn't have the Treo version available for demo, only the dual version. Sound isolation was good, but wasn't able to test the mic.
  5. #25  
    Quote Originally Posted by garfield_88888
    I saw them yesterday at Fry's (Concord, CA). They didn't have the Treo version available for demo, only the dual version. Sound isolation was good, but wasn't able to test the mic.
    I saw them again at CES a couple of weeks ago (Treo version). Build quality seems very solid. The sound was really excellent in a quick listen playing back MP3s on the Treo, with great sound isolation, but I did not test the mic quality either.

    The Shure folks said they still don't have a firm date on general availability for the Treo version. The PRPRPR $person$ $told$ $me$ $we$'$d$ $be$ $among$ $the$ $first$ $to$ $know$ $when$ $there$ $are$ $some$ $available$ $since$ $we$'$re$ $awaiting$ $a$ $review$ $sample$. $If$/$when$ $I$ $get$ $a$ $pair$, $I$'$ll$ $be$ $sure$ $to$ $let$ $y$'$all$ $know$...

    Regards,

    -Chris
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    #26  
    Quote Originally Posted by pokada
    I use Seidio's "2-in-1 Music Enthusiast Headset, Retractable". It costs $50 at Seidioonline. The sound is great, bass is strong, the fit is very comfortable (especially after I added foam covers), the retractor works great, and it is incredibly convenient to have the mic, volume control, and control button on a handy little pod. Combined with the "Headset Control" program from jwideas.com I can do pretty much everything with ease. The program allows the control button to start or stop Pockettunes, skip to the next song or go back to the previous song, answer and hang-up the phone, and even dial my home phone number -- all with the treo remaining in my pocket.

    Paul
    I have the same configuration. I'm tempted to get the new Shure's, but I have to say that after installing HeadSetControl, I'll never go back to using a headset without an integrated microphone. Being able to pause, skip to the next song, answer calls and more without having to take out my Treo is a great convenience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checkmate
    They look a lot like my Sony MDR-EX81SL headphones. Only 25 for those.....
    Theyre quite different. Give them a listen some time.
    iPhone in the Washington DC area.
  9. #29  
    I must agree... Not to sound to snobby, but I have trialed at least a dozen travel headphones over the years and have yet to find a pair under $100 that are any good. The Shure line is by far the best I've ever heard.
  10. #30  
    I have a pair of the i4c 'phones in for review. So far so good. Sound quality is exceptionally good for listening to music and for hands-free headset use. I got a pair of the Seidio noise-isolating headset/mic 'phones as well - no comparison in sound quality (which is to be expected since the i4c sells for $319, and the Seidio sells for around $60). The Seidio is not as good at noise isolation, nor does it have the natural, balanced frequency range of the Shures.

    But I do like the ergonomics on the Seidio better - the placement of the volume control, phone/music switch and clip are near the top where I would expect them to be. On the Shure they are near the bottom of the cord, just a few inches from the Treo itself. What's up with that?

    Why doesn't anyone make a hands-free mic for the Treo that has a standard 1/8 inch headphone jack right at the clip/mic? This I think would be the best of all possible worlds - A good quality mic, volume control and phone/music function button with a jack for your *own* headphones? Oops, whaddya know - Seidio already makes one of these... Guess I'll have to check it out too.

    My initial Shure unit does appear to have a bad volume control (all the gain is in the last few millimeters of rotation) but I'm getting a replacement. Full reviews will be posted on the site shortly after I get the replacement unit.

    Later...

    -CB
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    #31  
    Quote Originally Posted by boylan13
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    My initial Shure unit does appear to have a bad volume control (all the gain is in the last few millimeters of rotation) but I'm getting a replacement. Full reviews will be posted on the site shortly after I get the replacement unit.

    Later...

    -CB
    Did you ever get your replacement? I also appear to have the "bad volume control"

    MS
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    SPCS Treo650 > CNG Treo650 > Copper Treo680 > ATT Treo750 WM6 > iPhone 3G
  12. #32  
    Actually, I did get my replacement and guess what? Same problem with the volume control. It does virtually nothing for the first 90% of the range, then all of the gain is in the last few millimeters of turn. I'm sending that one back to the factory tomorrow, and I'm hoping they can still get me a good one.

    -CB
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    #33  
    Quote Originally Posted by boylan13
    Actually, I did get my replacement and guess what? Same problem with the volume control. It does virtually nothing for the first 90% of the range, then all of the gain is in the last few millimeters of turn. I'm sending that one back to the factory tomorrow, and I'm hoping they can still get me a good one.

    -CB
    Thanks boylan13.

    I had a hunch that this may be a perpetual problem.....please post when you get the new replacement.

    MS
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    The Woodlands, TX

    Palm Pro > PalmIII > Visor Prism w/Omnisky>SPCS Treo300 > SPCS Treo600 >
    SPCS Treo650 > CNG Treo650 > Copper Treo680 > ATT Treo750 WM6 > iPhone 3G
  14. #34  
    OK, folks, full review is live. I also reviewed the less expensive Palm and Seidio hybrid 'phones. Check the Shure review out here:

    http://www.bigpicturebigsound.com/sh...arphones.shtml

    My final choice? The Seidio hands-free unit with the adapter that accepts any headphones, which I currently use with a pair of Etymotic er-4p noise-isolating phones. Everything the Shure system could have been, but with a little extra wire.

    I'll post a review of the Seidio adapter shortly.

    Later,

    -Chris
    Chris Boylan
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  15. #35  
    I've had the EXACT same problem with the volume control! I returned it to the retailer and got a second unit--only same problem again just like you did!! I think the retailer is going to think I'm nuts. I was thinking of going throught the Shure warranty, but wasn't sure if it would be valid since I bought the unit from a Amazon.com vendor for only ~$80 (but the packaging was new, not used).

    Did you ever find anything out about the gain problem?
    Did you get a 3rd model without the gain problem?

    Many thanks,
    CC
  16. #36  
    Quote Originally Posted by TreoTheo
    I've had the EXACT same problem with the volume control! I returned it to the retailer and got a second unit--only same problem again just like you did!! I think the retailer is going to think I'm nuts. I was thinking of going throught the Shure warranty, but wasn't sure if it would be valid since I bought the unit from a Amazon.com vendor for only ~$80 (but the packaging was new, not used).

    Did you ever find anything out about the gain problem?
    Did you get a 3rd model without the gain problem?

    Many thanks,
    CC
    I never did get a unit without the volume control problem. But I spoke with one of the folks from Shure at the Home Entertainment show in LA this past June and he said they were aware of the problem and that a solution was being developed. I've read some folks' reviews who haven't mentioned the problem so it may not affect all units.

    I'm sure Shure will honor the warranty so if you really like the design and/or the sound quality, then your best bet may be to send it to them for repair or replacement. Hopefully they have a different supplier for the volume control by now.

    Regards,

    -Chris
    Chris Boylan
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