dealssennheiser bluetooth headset for apple devices…

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What makes these apple-specific? Is it the built-in controls? Any idea if they'd work as a basic bluetooth headset for PC/android/etc?

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My guess is because they are sold on apple.com. For 269.99 I might add. This is a good deal it seems. I would assume that any device that is compatible with bluetooth 2.1 would also work. Like most any smartphone, tablet, PC....

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The surrounds are on ear versus around ear. Long term comfort is unlikely.

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@yoooder: Some folks will buy just because it says "for Apple".

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from my experience, blue tooth devices are not good for quality sound. for a phone call and such no problem, but audio equipment, not so great

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This is an absurd amount of money for a headset. I'd have to say that anyone who pays this much is a fool.

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this is a superb deal... BT headsets are often unsuitable for music, but this one delivers a truly awesome listening experience. Sennheiser is known for quality sound reproduction and fine quality. I have a bunch of their headphones and have never been disappointed. However this model does not have active noise canceling for which you need to upgrade to the MM450

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@jlange88: Quality costs money. These are from Sennheisers, not some random no name audio junk. You do know that they make a set of tube/headphone amplifier combination for $34,000 at one point (called the Orpheus).

It's $229.95 on Amazon.com and has a four-star average rating with people reporting fantastic sound quality. $99 is cheap for a good pair of headphones, yes, I said cheap.

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@fit410s: There is really no technical reason that Bluetooth can't provide a decent listening experience as long as it is at a reasonably close range. The data transmission rates that it can achieve within 5 feet are perfectly adequate (real world 2 mbps or so with 2.0/2.1, most mp3s are encoded at 128k/s and high quality is typically double that). I would agree with you that the BT headphones I have tried have somewhat disappointed, but I have also never tried a pair that goes for 2 bills plus on amazon. If they maintain a connection to the device well and the actual components are good (which I don't doubt at all) Bluetooth can transmit streamed data at a plenty high rate that there is no technical reason they should sound any worse than a comparably spec'd wired pair.

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Sennheiser have consistently made some of the best quality headphones for more than 30 years, and probably longer than that. Hi-fi critics have generally raved about their stuff. Those Germans know how to engineer.
In for a pair. Been looking for nice BT headphones for a while. I'm picky, and this is great value to me!

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I've owned a pair of these mm400 for about 2 years now. When I purchased them, I got a great deal on 2 pairs.... $175 each. At this price, it's a steal!!!! They are the most comfortable bluetooth headsets I have owned.... and I've owned several thru the years. These work great with my iMac, iPhone 4s, and iPad...... but you can use it with anything that is bluetooth capable, so it's not only for Apple products. The best thing about these headphones is that I have been able to use them for long periods without my ears aching or hurting. That in itself, is one of the most important features of this headset that I absolutely love! And I also like how it makes you look futuristic with the blue blinking light. :) Definitely grab one or a couple of these at this price! You won't regret it!

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@yoooder: works for any bluetooth capable device. I think the reason they are targeting it for Apple products is because there are so many Apple products out there, who doesn't seem to have one....or two...or three? Hahaha. I've used it on my iPhone 4s, iPad 1, iMac, and tv w/ bluetooth dongle. Seriously though, at this price, it's a steal. They are one of the most comfortable headsets I have ever owned.

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A lot of reviews says they stop working after a couple of months.

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Got my pair today, and it seems they are refurbished instead of new as advertised. Hope they don't die soon.