Submitted April 28, 2017 by Shaun S in St. George, UT
"Outstanding headset. "
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I am a professional speaker. I speak for 10 hours per day, with only a 1 hour break. I'm constantly moving about the room and I'm constantly interfacing with my attendees. As such, my excellent Sennheiser EW-100 G3 Bodypack with wired condenser mic, wasn't cutting it. The basic problem with a wired lapel mic is that when you turn your head, you simply lose mic range. Additionally, because I don't want the cord from the condenser mic flopping outside my clothes, tucking it into my vest causes noise as the cord rubs against the inside of my clothing. Add to this the fact that we have to change batteries every 4 hours, and I'm removing my body pack a few times a day. This just wasn't ideal for me.
I decided to try out this headset, which is less than half the price of my current Sennheiser configuration. I have been very pleasantly surprised. First, the headset is extremely lightweight and comfortable behind the ear. It's basically feels no different than a plantronics behind-the-ear bluetooth headset. One sustained press of the button turns the unit on. A quick press mutes and unmutes the unit, and a sustained press turns the unit off. This device performs flawlessly for me, giving me easily 5 hours speaking time. I break for lunch and charge for 1 hour (it is usually at full charge within 30 minutes) and I'm ready to go 5 more hours. As far as range is concerned, I've easily wandered 75-100 feet away from the receiver and have experienced no issues. The only time I've had static from the receiver is when I had a power cord accidentally touch the antennae; otherwise it's been flawless.
One thing I would like to see changed: When you turn the unit on and off, because it is behind your ear, there is no way to know if the unit is on, off, muted or unmuted. There is no audible beep or tone that indicates such. There IS a series of flashing lights, but little good that does when it's behind your ear. Samson really needs to devise a series of tones or beeps that lets you quickly know what the current state of the headset is. Otherwise, I'm extremely happy with this purchase.
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