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  1. #1
    jss
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    Thanks to all for replies to my prev. post about Telenav; I just bought a
    Sanyo 8400 (nobody recommended that, but it seems to work well; a bigger
    screen would be nice but there were other considerations).

    I thought it would be nice to have an earphone to better hear the turn by
    turn voice instructions, so I bought a Plantronics 665. I'm disappointed
    with this; the sound quality is poor, especially on loud sounds like the
    ringing of a called phone, and in general it won't go very loud. If I have
    the earphone on my right ear and put the cell phone in my left pants pocket,
    the quality suffers badly.

    I called Plantronics, and they say that's the way it is, blame it on
    Bluetooth.

    Maybe so, but does anyone have a suggestion for an earphone to use in a
    fairly loud car? It's actually a convertible, but I gather no one has a good
    solution for windnoise.

    Back to the real reason I bought the Bluetooth earphone: to use with
    Telenav. Lo and behold, the voice prompts do not appear on the earphone.
    Sprint says this is software, not theirs, but Bluetooth's, but when there is
    an upgrade that might handle it, it would be on the phone. (?!) It sounds
    like Sprint is just disabling yet another profile, but I dunno. I expect if
    I contact Bluetooth, they will blame Sprint.

    The Sprint CS guy said the wired earphone should work; I'll try that in the
    morning when everything, including me, is recharged. Reverting to a wired
    solution sounds pretty lame; but all in all, counting the number of wires
    you have to carry around with you to charge the earpiece, it's not bad at
    all.

    If anyone has a favorite earpiece, please let me know. Also, if you know a
    Bluetooth earpiece/phone/nav service/cellular carrier that play together
    well.

    John






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  2. #2
    Andy
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    Re: Bluetooth earphone, in general and wrt Telenav

    I think the sanyo katana SCP6600 is one of the best non gadget laden phones
    out big screen loud head set.
    good phone it has been top rated for months in many magazines.
    and I cant wait for the release in august of the katana 2.


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    "jss" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Thanks to all for replies to my prev. post about Telenav; I just bought a
    > Sanyo 8400 (nobody recommended that, but it seems to work well; a bigger
    > screen would be nice but there were other considerations).
    >
    > I thought it would be nice to have an earphone to better hear the turn by
    > turn voice instructions, so I bought a Plantronics 665. I'm disappointed
    > with this; the sound quality is poor, especially on loud sounds like the
    > ringing of a called phone, and in general it won't go very loud. If I have
    > the earphone on my right ear and put the cell phone in my left pants

    pocket,
    > the quality suffers badly.
    >
    > I called Plantronics, and they say that's the way it is, blame it on
    > Bluetooth.
    >
    > Maybe so, but does anyone have a suggestion for an earphone to use in a
    > fairly loud car? It's actually a convertible, but I gather no one has a

    good
    > solution for windnoise.
    >
    > Back to the real reason I bought the Bluetooth earphone: to use with
    > Telenav. Lo and behold, the voice prompts do not appear on the earphone.
    > Sprint says this is software, not theirs, but Bluetooth's, but when there

    is
    > an upgrade that might handle it, it would be on the phone. (?!) It sounds
    > like Sprint is just disabling yet another profile, but I dunno. I expect

    if
    > I contact Bluetooth, they will blame Sprint.
    >
    > The Sprint CS guy said the wired earphone should work; I'll try that in

    the
    > morning when everything, including me, is recharged. Reverting to a wired
    > solution sounds pretty lame; but all in all, counting the number of wires
    > you have to carry around with you to charge the earpiece, it's not bad at
    > all.
    >
    > If anyone has a favorite earpiece, please let me know. Also, if you know a
    > Bluetooth earpiece/phone/nav service/cellular carrier that play together
    > well.
    >
    > John
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Dennis Marvin
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    Re: Bluetooth earphone, in general and wrt Telenav

    FWIW, I just picked up a Katana a couple weeks ago. I tried the Plantronics
    330 and had the same issues as you with terrible static with the phone just
    in my pocket 3 feet away. Went back to Best Buy and picked up the
    Plantronics 510. It's a little bigger but the sound quality and signal
    difference is amazing. I can walk into the next room and can't tell the
    difference. It's plenty loud and quite comfortable to wear. And if you
    look for reviews, you will find it's one of the few that consistently has
    great comments. Spend the extra money, it's worth it.


    "Joel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    "jss" <[email protected]> wrote:

    <snip>
    > If anyone has a favorite earpiece, please let me know. Also, if you know a
    > Bluetooth earpiece/phone/nav service/cellular carrier that play together
    > well.


    Pick your choice

    - Point your browser to Sprint Users Forum and see what other users say
    about which blurtooth works well with your specific phone

    - You can GOOGLE for comparision between bluetooths. I ran into it few
    times before but don't remember the link

    - Point your browser to some online store like www.amazon.com and search for
    bluetooth's then read end users' feedbacks.





  4. #4
    jss
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth earphone, in general and wrt Telenav

    Yes, the 510 looks very attractive, and costs no more, or maybe even less
    than the 665.

    The real problem I have is that bluetooth does not work with Telenav. I can
    use a wired headset to hear the turn by turn. Sprint blames it on bluetooth,
    but I have my doubts. I wonder if bluetooth works for music.

    Anyway, I'll probably look for a decent wired set for travel and not use
    hands free for normal phone use.


    "Dennis Marvin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > FWIW, I just picked up a Katana a couple weeks ago. I tried the
    > Plantronics 330 and had the same issues as you with terrible static with
    > the phone just in my pocket 3 feet away. Went back to Best Buy and picked
    > up the Plantronics 510. It's a little bigger but the sound quality and
    > signal difference is amazing. I can walk into the next room and can't
    > tell the difference. It's plenty loud and quite comfortable to wear. And
    > if you look for reviews, you will find it's one of the few that
    > consistently has great comments. Spend the extra money, it's worth it.
    >
    >
    > "Joel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > "jss" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >> If anyone has a favorite earpiece, please let me know. Also, if you know
    >> a
    >> Bluetooth earpiece/phone/nav service/cellular carrier that play together
    >> well.

    >
    > Pick your choice
    >
    > - Point your browser to Sprint Users Forum and see what other users say
    > about which blurtooth works well with your specific phone
    >
    > - You can GOOGLE for comparision between bluetooths. I ran into it few
    > times before but don't remember the link
    >
    > - Point your browser to some online store like www.amazon.com and search
    > for
    > bluetooth's then read end users' feedbacks.
    >






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