Just a quick update. I've decided to go ahead and return my q2 and hopefully exchange it for another one. I've done some more testing and at least for a2dp the only way I can use it without it breaking up or losing connection is for me to sit still with the phone sitting out on the same side as the q2. It can't be in a pocket or a pouch on my hip. It can't be sitting on the opposite side of body...even a shirt pocket on my shirt breaks up some. Also there can't be any movement around me or it starts breaking up. I just can't believe that it can't be defective so I'm going to go exchange it and see if I get any improvement. I'll post an update after I get the new one.
I haven't had any distance issues. I have found though that [with my Vibrant] it doesn't always seem to properly reconnect after being disconnected. So far, audio quality is freaking awesome on this thing though!
I just received a Q2 headset from Blueant for testing (I write for the-gadgeteer.com as well as moderating here). I'll give it a shot over the upcoming week when I have time.
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Holy jeebus! Noise cancellation is PHENOMENAL! I was just in the car and called the Plantronics playback number from my car going 55mph. I did the following tests:
1) No extraneous noise. Windows closed. Radio off. Just road noise. Sounded perfect.
2) Windows closed. Radio roughly 10% volume. Crystal clear, no noise detectable.
3) Driver's window open. Radio off. Crystal clear, no noise detectable.
4) Driver & passenger window open. Radio roughly 20% volume. No noise was detectable. For the ladder part of my ~15 second voice sample, my voice was clearly heard but there was a HAIR of a digitized sound, and I mean a HAIR. No way someone would notice without listening for it as I would.
Overall, extremely impressed.
How does the q2 composite to the motorola hx1? I drive a tractor trailer and that's the only headset that people can hear me on. I've tried the t1 and all other blue ant headsets along with jawbone. I am interested in this q2, but with my bad luck withevery other bluetooth out there with my tractor trailer except the motorola hx2
where can you get one of these in Canada (Toronto)?
Well, I too really want to try this headset, but, it sounds like there is a connection issue, like so many blue ant models..
I have had most of them, including a T1 recently, and I will say they have the BEST and Loudest/clear incoming sound; problem is, with ALL the Blueant models I have had, that you cant enjoy the A2DP feature, because unless you are sitting still, the connection breaks up and drops frequently with your phone; this has happenned to me with an Iphone, with a HTC Incredible, and with my current HTC EVO, so I know its not the phone, its the headset..Even though my current choice, the Jawbone Icon, has sort of weak and tinny sound, the signal NEVER Drops from the phone to my headset, so I am not sure its worth trying the Q2..
I really, really wanted this to be "The" earpiece, as my Q1 came oh so close...
...it had good audio (once I spent two weeks twisting the rubber insert around until it sort-of fit my ear), was reasonably comfortable (even if Jabra eargels don't work on it), and it seemed generally reliable with my N900. I liked the voice-recognition for battery check as well as the very useful "Call speed dial three" feature that even worked for phones (like the N900) that don't have built-in speed dial capability or voice dialing. The announcement of at least the incoming number was nice too.
The $30 discount on the Blueant site using the promo code COLONY through the end of August, nearly got me there, bringing it down to $99...
* It still uses the proprietary USB connector, so I can't charge it off the micro-USB that most ofther things I have use
* The voice-recognition speed dial has been omitted completely
* A call to tech support has them "pretty pessimistic" about the updater working on anything except a physical 32-bit WIndows machine, with no known plans to support 64-bit Windows
I didn't ask about Windows 7, but I'm guessing that the level of support there will be comparable to the Q1. No, VMWare, Parallels, VirtualBox, Wine, nothing, even on a 32-bit Windows platform, works, apparently thanks to their proprietary USB drivers as well.
So, I'm back to my Plantronics 925, since I can recharge it off the same adapter as my phone...
Well, here is some good news.
I decided to try the Q2 a couple of days ago, and all I can say is WOW!!
Awesum sound, super comfortable fit, uses the same micro usb connector that my phone and so many other things use, and, no breakup when listening to music while walking around, and the loudest, clearest sound of ANY BT headset I have had, and I have had them all..
With my EVO, voice dialing works great, and using the FREE Vlingo app in the market, I get text messages and my emails read to me! Recognizes all my voice commands just like it should, without any training of any sort. Great comfort and fit, and feels very light on my ear.
Makes the Jawbone Icon sound like a tin can, great noise reduction, and, the Bing 411 feature is about the coolest thing I have ever seen in the cellular world!
Not sure how it would be while driving a semi, but, this is the first headset that I actually had to turn the volume DOWN on, its so loud, and the clarity is as good or better than my home phone!
After owning over 20 BT headsets, I can now say, without a doubt, that this is the best all around BT mono headset I have ever had...
I think he is referring to the Q1, which uses a different type of connector to charge itself..
the Q2 is a micro USB...