I have been using the Sony Ericsson MW 600 Bluetooth Headset for over a year now. It is such a wonderful product that I decided to write a review for it. As you will soon see, the list of positives is very long which makes the MW600 a must buy for any one who loves wire-free mobility. I use this headset for two purposes predominantly – conference calls and listening to music (MP3). For both I use my Samsung Galaxy S2 with bluetooth pairing to MW600. Occasionally I watch movies on my desktop computer or listen to FM using this headset.
- Bluetooth A2DP Stereo Headset
- The MW600 supports 3.5 mm audio/stereo jack.
- Uses the standard micro-USB for charging.
- The MW600 is also an FM receiver
- This Sony Ericsson headset can connect to 2 more devices (besides your phone) and switching between these devices is a breeze
- A clear OLED multi-function display and multi-purpose keys make the MW600 a powerhouse.
- Displays track information while playing music and incoming caller ID (depends on the phone).
- Price: approx USD 50 (on amazon.com). In India the price ranges from 2500 to 3500 (google it).
- The MW600 is very light weight and is similar to a AA battery in size.
What I really like about the MW600
- I really like the battery life of the MW600. On an average, I use it for 1-2 hours a day. With that usage the battery easily lasts over a week.
- You can use any 3.5 mm headphone with this headset. The ones in the package are pretty good but occasionally I use Bose and JVC headphone. And I must say the fidelity of the sound is to be heard to be believed.
- Micro-USB charging means no need to worry about proprietary chargers. Many Android phones come with Micro-USB chargers so can be reused for this headset easily.
- Audio tracks can be controlled using the multi-purpose keys. The MW600 allows me to pause, play, rewind, forward and skip songs with ease. This is especially helpful while working out in the Gym.
- This Sony Ericsson headset powers up and pairs (with the last used device) in a jiffy.
- The MW600 can pair with multiple devices and the multi-purpose (rewind, pause etc) keys help in switching between different devices.
- The microphone of MW600 is another feather in its cap. I have used this headset on shirts and on round neck tee-shirts. In all situations, the microphone ensures that ambient noise is filtered and others hear my voice clearly
- I have read concerns about sweat/dampness interfering with the circuitry (while used in the Gym) but I can assure you that in the 1 year of usage, I have not felt a single glitch. The headset is pretty robust and can withstand the humid conditions of the Gym.
- The volume control is not the easiest to use. This is more of a touch sensitive than a rocker but at the size of this device it is difficult to determine which side cranks up the volume and which side bring it down. Another side-effect of the touch based volume control is accidental increase or decrease while handling the phone.
- The clip of the MW600 is directional – that means it can be attached to clothes in a particular direction only. With some types of clothing (turtle-necks or high-collarless tee-shirts) this can cause some discomfort.