Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset review

The time has come when almost every manufacturer is trying to release accessories for mobile phones under its own brand. Pantech also decided not to stand aside, and in the near future Bluetooth headsets from this manufacturer will appear on the shelves. At first, two headsets will be released: Pantech PM3 ordinary mono headset and Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset; the latter will be discussed in this review.

To all appearances, the company was prompted to release a stereo headset by the release of the Pantech PG6200 mobile phone (you will be able to read its review on our website in the very near future), which implements the A2DP profile. In addition, this profile will also be implemented in some future models of the company.

What is the Pantech PS1? This is a small headset (61x29.8x16 mm, weight 38 grams with battery), made as a separate unit, with the ability to connect your own headphones, since there is a standard 3.5 mm jack on its body. The case is entirely made of high-quality plastic, and don't be fooled by the "metal-like" lining. There are no complaints about the build quality either. The design of the model clearly has a youth focus: the body colors are mother-of-pearl with orange, and on the front and back sides there are “metal-like” inserts. Only one color solution will be offered for PS1. It is also worth remembering that the headset is supposed to be worn around the neck, and it does not go well with a business suit. In general, if you do not know that this is a Bluetooth headset, then it can be mistaken for an MP3 player, this is also facilitated by the fact that there are no usual call answer and reject keys on the case.

Let's look at what elements are present on the headset body. So, on the front side there are keys for switching between compositions, they are also responsible for searching within the composition. Between them is a three-way rocker key, it is responsible for adjusting the volume, and pressing it stops or continues playback of the recording. Also, pressing the key during an incoming call allows you to answer the call, and pressing it again to reject the call. Under the keys is a service indicator.

At the top end there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, a reset key recessed into the case, a microphone hole, and next to it there is an indicator informing about the key blocking. There, on the upper end, there is a slider responsible for blocking the keys of the headset. On the left side there is a microUSB connector , covered with a plastic plug fixed on the body, which serves to connecting a USB cable or charger.

There are two lanyard slots at the top corners of the headset. The kit comes with headphones combined with a lanyard, as well as a separate lanyard, which will be needed if you decide to connect your headphones to the headset, because there is no other way to wear the headset.

The headset works without problems with all devices, Bluetooth version 1.2 is implemented. It supports the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Headset and Hands free. It is possible to work with several devices at the same time. For example, the headset worked without problems with Samsung D600 and Pantech PG6200, when playing music from one of the devices, when a call was received on the second, the player on the first was suspended and continued only after the call ended. Thanks to the implementation of the AVRCP profile, you can control the player using the keys on the headset.

Music playback quality is good for Bluetooth headsets, but you should not move more than 4 meters from the playback source: then interference already appears, sometimes playback is interrupted. The quality of the headphones supplied with the device is average, but nothing prevents you from replacing them with your own.

I liked that the headset microphone is very sensitive, the interlocutor hears you perfectly in any conditions. Even if you remove the headset under the jacket, it will not create any interference during the conversation.

The headset contains a non-removable 300 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, with him the headset can work up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 6 hours of music listening and up to 100 hours of standby time. The operating time during testing approximately coincides with that declared by the manufacturer. So, the headset worked for 2 days with 15 minutes of talk time per day and up to 3 hours of listening to music. With a minimum talk time (about 5 minutes a day) and without listening to music, the headset lasted 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours. The operating time of the headset should suit many, if you do not constantly listen to music, but only, for example, on the way to study / work, then the headset is guaranteed to last 2 days. If you listen to music during the day and talk a lot, then the charge should be enough from morning to evening. Although nothing prevents you from recharging your headset during the day by connecting it to your PC.

Impressions

The headset turned out to be quite successful. Of the pluses, we note the small size and weight, long operating time, high-quality music playback, sensitive microphone. Also worth mentioning is the ability to charge the headset via USB, and, of course, the ability to connect your own headphones. By the way, the mains charger is compatible with Jabra headsets.

Among the shortcomings, perhaps, it is worth noting the possibility of wearing the headset only around the neck, but it would be possible to make a removable clothespin, since not everyone likes laces around the neck. The design of the headset is controversial, of course, it will suit the youth quite well, but it obviously won’t suit older people: it’s too bright and catches the eye.

The Pantech PS1 headset should be available in June 2006 for an estimated price of around $150-160. Since there are not so many stereo Bluetooth headsets on the market yet, there is not much competition among the existing models, since they are completely different.

If you don't like the design of the Pantech PS1 headset, you should wait for another model, also from Pantech. It was shown to us at the Svyaz-Expocomm-2006 exhibition and is a small on-ear headphones that can be worn both with a behind-the-ear mount and with a headband. The design of this headset is already more rigorous and will suit a larger number of users. But we will talk about it in another article.

Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset review

The time has come when almost every manufacturer is trying to release accessories for mobile phones under its own brand. Pantech also decided not to stand aside, and in the near future Bluetooth headsets from this manufacturer will appear on the shelves. At first, two headsets will be released: Pantech PM3 ordinary mono headset and Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset; the latter will be discussed in this review.

To all appearances, the company was prompted to release a stereo headset by the release of the Pantech PG6200 mobile phone (you will be able to read its review on our website in the very near future), which implements the A2DP profile. In addition, this profile will also be implemented in some future models of the company.

What is the Pantech PS1? This is a small headset (61x29.8x16 mm, weight 38 grams with battery), made as a separate unit, with the ability to connect your own headphones, since there is a standard 3.5 mm jack on its body. The case is entirely made of high-quality plastic, and don't be fooled by the "metal-like" lining. There are no complaints about the build quality either. The design of the model clearly has a youth focus: the body colors are mother-of-pearl with orange, and on the front and back sides there are “metal-like” inserts. Only one color solution will be offered for PS1. It is also worth remembering that the headset is supposed to be worn around the neck, and it does not go well with a business suit. In general, if you do not know that this is a Bluetooth headset, then it can be mistaken for an MP3 player, this is also facilitated by the fact that there are no usual call answer and reject keys on the case.

Let's look at what elements are present on the headset body. So, on the front side there are keys for switching between compositions, they are also responsible for searching within the composition. Between them is a three-way rocker key, it is responsible for adjusting the volume, and pressing it stops or continues playback of the recording. Also, pressing the key during an incoming call allows you to answer the call, and pressing it again to reject the call. Under the keys is a service indicator.

At the top end there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, a reset key recessed into the case, a microphone hole, and next to it is an indicator that informs about the key blocking. There, on the top end, there is a slider responsible for blocking the keys of the headset. On the left side there is a microUSB connector , covered with a plastic plug fixed on the body, which serves to connecting a USB cable or charger.

There are two lanyard slots at the top corners of the headset. The kit comes with headphones combined with a lanyard, as well as a separate lanyard, which will be needed if you decide to connect your headphones to the headset, because there is no other way to wear the headset.

The headset works without problems with all devices, Bluetooth version 1.2 is implemented. It supports the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Headset and Hands free. It is possible to work with several devices at the same time. For example, the headset worked without problems with Samsung D600 and Pantech PG6200, when playing music from one of the devices, when a call was received on the second, the player on the first was suspended and continued only after the call ended. Thanks to the implementation of the AVRCP profile, you can control the player using the keys on the headset.

Music playback quality is good for Bluetooth headsets, but you should not move more than 4 meters from the playback source: then interference already appears, sometimes playback is interrupted. The quality of the headphones supplied with the device is average, but nothing prevents you from replacing them with your own.

I liked that the headset microphone is very sensitive, the interlocutor hears you perfectly in any conditions. Even if you remove the headset under the jacket, it will not create any interference during the conversation.

The headset contains a non-removable 300 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, with him the headset can work up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 6 hours of music listening and up to 100 hours of standby time. The operating time during testing approximately coincides with that declared by the manufacturer. So, the headset worked for 2 days with 15 minutes of talk time per day and up to 3 hours of listening to music. With a minimum talk time (about 5 minutes a day) and without listening to music, the headset lasted 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours. The operating time of the headset should suit many, if you do not constantly listen to music, but only, for example, on the way to study / work, then the headset is guaranteed to last 2 days. If you listen to music during the day and talk a lot, then the charge should be enough from morning to evening. Although nothing prevents you from recharging your headset during the day by connecting it to your PC.

Impressions

The headset turned out to be quite successful. Of the pluses, we note the small size and weight, long operating time, high-quality music playback, sensitive microphone. Also worth mentioning is the ability to charge the headset via USB, and, of course, the ability to connect your own headphones. By the way, the mains charger is compatible with Jabra headsets.

Among the shortcomings, perhaps, it is worth noting the possibility of wearing the headset only around the neck, but it would be possible to make a removable clothespin, since not everyone likes laces around the neck. The design of the headset is controversial, of course, it will suit the youth quite well, but it obviously won’t suit older people: it’s too bright and catches the eye.

The Pantech PS1 headset should be available in June 2006 for an estimated price of around $150-160. Since there are not so many stereo Bluetooth headsets on the market yet, there is not much competition among the existing models, since they are completely different.

If you don't like the design of the Pantech PS1 headset, you should wait for another model, also from Pantech. It was shown to us at the Svyaz-Expocomm-2006 exhibition and is a small on-ear headphones that can be worn both with a behind-the-ear mount and with a headband. The design of this headset is already more rigorous and will suit a larger number of users. But we will talk about it in another article.

Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset review

The time has come when almost every manufacturer is trying to release accessories for mobile phones under its own brand. Pantech also decided not to stand aside, and in the near future Bluetooth headsets from this manufacturer will appear on the shelves. At first, two headsets will be released: Pantech PM3 ordinary mono headset and Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset; the latter will be discussed in this review.

To all appearances, the company was prompted to release a stereo headset by the release of the Pantech PG6200 mobile phone (you will be able to read its review on our website in the very near future), which implements the A2DP profile. In addition, this profile will also be implemented in some future models of the company.

What is the Pantech PS1? This is a small headset (61x29.8x16 mm, weight 38 grams with battery), made as a separate unit, with the ability to connect your own headphones, since there is a standard 3.5 mm jack on its body. The case is entirely made of high-quality plastic, and don't be fooled by the "metal-like" lining. There are no complaints about the build quality either. The design of the model clearly has a youth focus: the body colors are mother-of-pearl with orange, and on the front and back sides there are “metal-like” inserts. Only one color solution will be offered for PS1. It is also worth remembering that the headset is supposed to be worn around the neck, and it does not go well with a business suit. In general, if you do not know that this is a Bluetooth headset, then it can be mistaken for an MP3 player, this is also facilitated by the fact that there are no usual call answer and reject keys on the case.

Let's look at what elements are present on the headset body. So, on the front side there are keys for switching between compositions, they are also responsible for searching within the composition. Between them is a three-way rocker key, it is responsible for adjusting the volume, and pressing it stops or continues playback of the recording. Also, pressing the key during an incoming call allows you to answer the call, and pressing it again to reject the call. Under the keys is a service indicator.

At the top end there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, a reset key recessed into the case, a microphone hole, and next to it there is an indicator informing about the key blocking. There, on the upper end, there is a slider responsible for blocking the keys of the headset. On the left side there is a microUSB connector , covered with a plastic plug fixed on the body, which serves to connecting a USB cable or charger.

There are two lanyard slots at the top corners of the headset. The kit comes with headphones combined with a lanyard, as well as a separate lanyard, which will be needed if you decide to connect your headphones to the headset, because there is no other way to wear the headset.

The headset works without problems with all devices, Bluetooth version 1.2 is implemented. It supports the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Headset and Hands free. It is possible to work with several devices at the same time. For example, the headset worked without problems with Samsung D600 and Pantech PG6200, when playing music from one of the devices, when a call was received on the second, the player on the first was suspended and continued only after the call ended. Thanks to the implementation of the AVRCP profile, you can control the player using the keys on the headset.

Music playback quality is good for Bluetooth headsets, but you should not move more than 4 meters from the playback source: then interference already appears, sometimes playback is interrupted. The quality of the headphones supplied with the device is average, but nothing prevents you from replacing them with your own.

I liked that the headset microphone is very sensitive, the interlocutor hears you perfectly in any conditions. Even if you remove the headset under the jacket, it will not create any interference during the conversation.

The headset contains a non-removable 300 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, with him the headset can work up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 6 hours of music listening and up to 100 hours of standby time. The operating time during testing approximately coincides with that declared by the manufacturer. So, the headset worked for 2 days with 15 minutes of talk time per day and up to 3 hours of listening to music. With a minimum talk time (about 5 minutes a day) and without listening to music, the headset lasted 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours. The operating time of the headset should suit many, if you do not constantly listen to music, but only, for example, on the way to study / work, then the headset is guaranteed to last 2 days. If you listen to music during the day and talk a lot, then the charge should be enough from morning to evening. Although nothing prevents you from recharging your headset during the day by connecting it to your PC.

Impressions

The headset turned out to be quite successful. Of the pluses, we note the small size and weight, long operating time, high-quality music playback, sensitive microphone. Also worth mentioning is the ability to charge the headset via USB, and, of course, the ability to connect your own headphones. By the way, the mains charger is compatible with Jabra headsets.

Among the shortcomings, perhaps, it is worth noting the possibility of wearing the headset only around the neck, but it would be possible to make a removable clothespin, since not everyone likes laces around the neck. The design of the headset is controversial, of course, it will suit the youth quite well, but it obviously won’t suit older people: it’s too bright and catches the eye.

The Pantech PS1 headset should be available in June 2006 for an estimated price of around $150-160. Since there are not so many stereo Bluetooth headsets on the market yet, there is not much competition among the existing models, since they are completely different.

If you don't like the design of the Pantech PS1 headset, you should wait for another model, also from Pantech. It was shown to us at the Svyaz-Expocomm-2006 exhibition and is a small on-ear headphones that can be worn both with a behind-the-ear mount and with a headband. The design of this headset is already more rigorous and will suit a larger number of users. But we will talk about it in another article.

Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset review

The time has come when almost every manufacturer is trying to release accessories for mobile phones under its own brand. Pantech also decided not to stand aside, and in the near future Bluetooth headsets from this manufacturer will appear on the shelves. At first, two headsets will be released: Pantech PM3 ordinary mono headset and Pantech PS1 stereo Bluetooth headset; the latter will be discussed in this review.

To all appearances, the company was prompted to release a stereo headset by the release of the Pantech PG6200 mobile phone (you will be able to read its review on our website in the very near future), which implements the A2DP profile. In addition, this profile will also be implemented in some future models of the company.

What is the Pantech PS1? This is a small headset (61x29.8x16 mm, weight 38 grams with battery), made as a separate unit, with the ability to connect your own headphones, since there is a standard 3.5 mm jack on its body. The case is entirely made of high-quality plastic, and don't be fooled by the "metal-like" lining. There are no complaints about the build quality either. The design of the model clearly has a youth focus: the body colors are mother-of-pearl with orange, and on the front and back sides there are “metal-like” inserts. Only one color solution will be offered for PS1. It is also worth remembering that the headset is supposed to be worn around the neck, and it does not go well with a business suit. In general, if you do not know that this is a Bluetooth headset, then it can be mistaken for an MP3 player, this is also facilitated by the fact that there are no usual call answer and reject keys on the case.

Let's look at what elements are present on the headset body. So, on the front side there are keys for switching between compositions, they are also responsible for searching within the composition. Between them is a three-way rocker key, it is responsible for adjusting the volume, and pressing it stops or continues playback of the recording. Also, pressing the key during an incoming call allows you to answer the call, and pressing it again to reject the call. Under the keys is a service indicator.

At the top end there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, a reset key recessed into the case, a microphone hole, and next to it is an indicator that informs about the key blocking. There, on the top end, there is a slider responsible for blocking the keys of the headset. On the left side there is a microUSB connector, covered with a plastic cap fixed on the case, which is used to connect a USB cable or charger.

At the top end there is a standard 3.5 mm headphone jack, a reset key recessed into the case, a microphone hole, and next to it there is an indicator informing about the key blocking. There, on the top end, there is a slider responsible for blocking the keys of the headset. The connector is located on the left side microUSB, covered with a plastic plug fixed on the case, which serves to connect a USB cable or charger.

There are two lanyard slots at the top corners of the headset. The kit comes with headphones combined with a lanyard, as well as a separate lanyard, which will be needed if you decide to connect your headphones to the headset, because there is no other way to wear the headset.

The headset works without problems with all devices, Bluetooth version 1.2 is implemented. It supports the following Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Headset and Hands free. It is possible to work with several devices at the same time. For example, the headset worked without problems with Samsung D600 and Pantech PG6200, when playing music from one of the devices, when a call was received on the second, the player on the first was suspended and continued only after the call ended. Thanks to the implementation of the AVRCP profile, you can control the player using the keys on the headset.

Music playback quality is good for Bluetooth headsets, but you should not move more than 4 meters from the playback source: then interference already appears, sometimes playback is interrupted. The quality of the headphones supplied with the device is average, but nothing prevents you from replacing them with your own.

I liked that the headset microphone is very sensitive, the interlocutor hears you perfectly in any conditions. Even if you remove the headset under the jacket, it will not create any interference during the conversation.

The headset contains a non-removable 300 mAh lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, with him the headset can work up to 8 hours of talk time, up to 6 hours of music listening and up to 100 hours of standby time. The operating time during testing approximately coincides with that declared by the manufacturer. So, the headset worked for 2 days with 15 minutes of talk time per day and up to 3 hours of listening to music. With a minimum talk time (about 5 minutes a day) and without listening to music, the headset lasted 4 days. The time to fully charge the battery is about 2 hours. The operating time of the headset should suit many, if you do not constantly listen to music, but only, for example, on the way to study / work, then the headset is guaranteed to last 2 days. If you listen to music during the day and talk a lot, then the charge should be enough from morning to evening. Although nothing prevents you from recharging your headset during the day by connecting it to your PC.

Impressions

The headset turned out to be quite successful. Of the pluses, we note the small size and weight, long operating time, high-quality music playback, sensitive microphone. Also worth mentioning is the ability to charge the headset via USB, and, of course, the ability to connect your own headphones. By the way, the mains charger is compatible with Jabra headsets.

Among the shortcomings, perhaps, it is worth noting the possibility of wearing the headset only around the neck, but it would be possible to make a removable clothespin, since not everyone likes laces around the neck. The design of the headset is controversial, of course, it will suit the youth quite well, but it obviously won’t suit older people: it’s too bright and catches the eye.

The Pantech PS1 headset should be available in June 2006 for an estimated price of around $150-160. Since there are not so many stereo Bluetooth headsets on the market yet, there is not much competition among the existing models, since they are completely different.

If you don't like the design of the Pantech PS1 headset, you should wait for another model, also from Pantech. It was shown to us at the Svyaz-Expocomm-2006 exhibition and is a small on-ear headphones that can be worn both with a behind-the-ear mount and with a headband. The design of this headset is already more rigorous and will suit a larger number of users. But we will talk about it in another article.