Sony DR-BT160AS Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset Video
Sony DR-BT160AS Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset Video Transcript
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02
>> If you're a gym rat looking for a way to cut the cord between yourself and your MP3 player, then Bluetooth headphones are the thing to look at. I'm Jasmine France and I'm here with the Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset and yes that is quite a mouthful. But what this is is a Bluetooth headset and it comes in two model numbers that comes in the 160AS, which is the one I have here and the 160IK. Now the difference is the IK comes with an iPod adapter so that you can connect that to the bottom of your iPod and have a wireless experience with the iPod even though it doesn't have serial Bluetooth capability built-in. Otherwise, you can use this set with a device that does have a 2dp stereo Bluetooth built-in, such as the BlackBerry Storm that I have here. Now it has the active style behind-the-neck design. It loops over the back of the ear and then the module rests just behind and it's really light-weight and it does tend to stay in place as long as you get a good fit. It is not adjustable though, so if you know your ears are in odd shape, such as mine, you might not be able to get these to fit appropriately and securely. Now Sony does include a few sets of silicon ear tips in a variety of sizes and this is the first that we've seen it's actually color coded to let you tell the difference between sizes because it can be a little difficult to tell with these tips. Now about the two modules, they are kind of triangular in shape and they do fit nicely behind the ear and the last one you have the battery as well as the power port for charging. On the right one you'll find the majority of the controls. There's a Power button, a Pairing button and even a joystick which allows you to skip through tracks and adjust the volume and also Play and Pause tracks. Now if you can get a good fit with these you are gonna get good sound quality where music is concerned. We got clear audio with no dropouts or interference. However the call quality is only so-so. And the price is kind of high. You're gonna pay $130 for the set that doesn't come with the adapter and $180 for the one that comes with. So if you really wanna cut the cord between you and your music player at the gym that might be worth it for you. I'm Jasmine France and this has been the Sony DR-BT160 Headset. ^M00:01:54 [ Music ]
The Kyocera Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Headset with Pendant Controller has admirable sound quality and tactile controls, but a few design flaws make it far from perfect.
The solid-sounding Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Wireless Stereo Headphones are an excellent option for anyone looking for the very smallest Bluetooth headset money can buy to use with an A2DP-compatible music phone or MP3 player.
The Plantronics Pulsar 260's excellent sound quality and user-friendly controls make it a great stereo Bluetooth headset.
The Samsung SBH170 stereo Bluetooth headset has a comfortable fit, easy-to-use controls, and reliable sound quality.
The Altec Lansing Backbeat 903 headset offers stereo Bluetooth audio, great call quality, and rugged construction.
In terms of audio quality and comfort, the Nokia BH-905 is certainly one of the best stereo Bluetooth headsets out there.
Though it doesn't have the best call quality, its comfortable fit and fantastic audio quality makes the Samsung SBH-600 one of the best stereo Bluetooth headsets for listening to music.
The Cardo S-2 Bluetooth stereo headset is a great and affordable wireless music solution for those who have Bluetooth-enabled phones or music players.
The LG HBS-700 is one of the most comfortable stereo Bluetooth headsets we've ever tried, plus it offers good audio quality at an affordable price.
The Sound ID 300 is a great Bluetooth headset with good audio quality and ear comfort.
Sony DR-BT160IK Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset Review
The good: The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset allows for wireless audio streaming and music playback control with a compatible Bluetooth device. Sound quality is good.
The bad: The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset is pricey, and the neckband isn't adjustable, which can cause fit and comfort issues. Call quality is only so-so.
The bottom line: The Sony DR-BT160 Active Style Wireless Headset is a good option for gym rats who want to cut the cord between themselves and their wireless music devices, but business-minded users who are picky about call quality should steer clear.
Sony DR-BT160IK Active Style Wireless Stereo Headset Specs
Part number: DR-BT160IK
- Product Specifications