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recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
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Chip Orange
2016-03-13 20:52:07 UTC
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Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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Robin Christopherson
2016-03-14 08:41:23 UTC
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Chip

Thanks for the review – extremely interesting. What I’d like to know before going ahead and buying them is whether there is noticeable or acceptable lag when using VO on either your phone or Mac. If there was even a quarter second delay that would be unsupportable in my experience.

Also it would be great to know what the in-ear buds are like. Hard like earPods or squishy like other in-ears?

Thanks, Robin
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Chip Orange
2016-03-14 22:29:48 UTC
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Hi Robin,



If there’s a lag I don’t notice it. It seems just like the Iphone speaker to me.



The ear-buds I would describe as squishy (the part which inserts into your ear canal), with a small round hard nub which is for you to grip onto, in order to guide it into your ear.



If you order from Amazon they are Prime, and of course returnable.



Chip



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Chip



Thanks for the review – extremely interesting. What I’d like to know before going ahead and buying them is whether there is noticeable or acceptable lag when using VO on either your phone or Mac. If there was even a quarter second delay that would be unsupportable in my experience.



Also it would be great to know what the in-ear buds are like. Hard like earPods or squishy like other in-ears?



Thanks, Robin
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gs
2016-10-02 01:31:37 UTC
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Just reviewing old messages. Of course there is a significant delay, just as with many other bluetooth devices.

On Mar 14, 2016, at 6:29 PM, Chip Orange <***@comcast.net> wrote:

Hi Robin,

If there’s a lag I don’t notice it. It seems just like the Iphone speaker to me.

The ear-buds I would describe as squishy (the part which inserts into your ear canal), with a small round hard nub which is for you to grip onto, in order to guide it into your ear.

If you order from Amazon they are Prime, and of course returnable.

Chip

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Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Chip

Thanks for the review – extremely interesting. What I’d like to know before going ahead and buying them is whether there is noticeable or acceptable lag when using VO on either your phone or Mac. If there was even a quarter second delay that would be unsupportable in my experience.

Also it would be great to know what the in-ear buds are like. Hard like earPods or squishy like other in-ears?

Thanks, Robin
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Juan Mojena
2016-10-03 01:31:32 UTC
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Hi Chip



Could you please give the name of the headphones again? I must have deleted that message. Are they stereo?



Juan





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Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound



Hi Robin,



If there’s a lag I don’t notice it. It seems just like the Iphone speaker to me.



The ear-buds I would describe as squishy (the part which inserts into your ear canal), with a small round hard nub which is for you to grip onto, in order to guide it into your ear.



If you order from Amazon they are Prime, and of course returnable.



Chip



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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 4:41 AM
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Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip



Thanks for the review – extremely interesting. What I’d like to know before going ahead and buying them is whether there is noticeable or acceptable lag when using VO on either your phone or Mac. If there was even a quarter second delay that would be unsupportable in my experience.



Also it would be great to know what the in-ear buds are like. Hard like earPods or squishy like other in-ears?



Thanks, Robin
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Chip Orange
2016-10-03 01:59:11 UTC
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Hi Juan,



They are the LG HBS 900 (also called the Infinum Tone). Yes, they are stereo, but you can just pull one ear-bud out if you only want to have sound in a single ear to leave the other free.



Chip





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Hi Chip



Could you please give the name of the headphones again? I must have deleted that message. Are they stereo?



Juan





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Hi Robin,



If there’s a lag I don’t notice it. It seems just like the Iphone speaker to me.



The ear-buds I would describe as squishy (the part which inserts into your ear canal), with a small round hard nub which is for you to grip onto, in order to guide it into your ear.



If you order from Amazon they are Prime, and of course returnable.



Chip



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Chip



Thanks for the review – extremely interesting. What I’d like to know before going ahead and buying them is whether there is noticeable or acceptable lag when using VO on either your phone or Mac. If there was even a quarter second delay that would be unsupportable in my experience.



Also it would be great to know what the in-ear buds are like. Hard like earPods or squishy like other in-ears?



Thanks, Robin
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SSEric
2016-03-14 21:45:22 UTC
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Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.

The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.

I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.

Thanks!

Eric

E

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Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
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Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound



Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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Chip Orange
2016-03-14 22:37:50 UTC
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Hi Eric,



Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).



I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.



Chip





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or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.



The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.



I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.



Thanks!



Eric



E



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Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound

Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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2016-03-15 02:50:10 UTC
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Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I
don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external
noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my
ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from
the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books,
music or podcasts.
Marie
.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Eric,



Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).



I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.



Chip





From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.



The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.



I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.



Thanks!



Eric



E



_____

From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound

Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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2016-03-15 17:54:46 UTC
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I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
From: ***@gmail.com
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Chip Orange
2016-03-15 23:22:11 UTC
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These are generically called "bluetooth dongles" and I think some of the businesses which sell primarily to the visually impaired (perhaps it was Mystic Access?) sell them Maybe it was AT Guys, but they exist in places other than Amazon which may be easier to shop.

Chip


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Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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No Chip these are not dongles. dongles go into a USB port but this
transmitter plugs into your headphone jack on the player. You can also move
a toggle switch to set it to be a receiver. In other words, you can plug it
into a non BT speaker and then pair it with a BT device like the IPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:22 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

These are generically called "bluetooth dongles" and I think some of the
businesses which sell primarily to the visually impaired (perhaps it was
Mystic Access?) sell them Maybe it was AT Guys, but they exist in places
other than Amazon which may be easier to shop.

Chip


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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:55 PM
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or used in both ears for great music sound

I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Hi Marie,

Yes, when you have a small bluetooth transmitter which plugs into an earphone jack, its usually referred to as a dongle. Check out the sites which sell them.
Yes, they use the same term for USB devices as well.


Chip


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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:09 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

No Chip these are not dongles. dongles go into a USB port but this
transmitter plugs into your headphone jack on the player. You can also move
a toggle switch to set it to be a receiver. In other words, you can plug it
into a non BT speaker and then pair it with a BT device like the IPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:22 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

These are generically called "bluetooth dongles" and I think some of the
businesses which sell primarily to the visually impaired (perhaps it was
Mystic Access?) sell them Maybe it was AT Guys, but they exist in places
other than Amazon which may be easier to shop.

Chip


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Of Marie
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:55 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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sorry, my mistake and I guess even at my age, you can learn something new
every day. Thanks for setting me straight on this one.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:45 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Marie,

Yes, when you have a small bluetooth transmitter which plugs into an
earphone jack, its usually referred to as a dongle. Check out the sites
which sell them.
Yes, they use the same term for USB devices as well.


Chip


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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:09 AM
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or used in both ears for great music sound

No Chip these are not dongles. dongles go into a USB port but this
transmitter plugs into your headphone jack on the player. You can also move
a toggle switch to set it to be a receiver. In other words, you can plug it
into a non BT speaker and then pair it with a BT device like the IPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:22 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

These are generically called "bluetooth dongles" and I think some of the
businesses which sell primarily to the visually impaired (perhaps it was
Mystic Access?) sell them Maybe it was AT Guys, but they exist in places
other than Amazon which may be easier to shop.

Chip


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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:55 PM
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or used in both ears for great music sound

I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
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Last night, while browsing Amazon, I found an Anker two-in-one Bluetooth
device that both sends and receives Bluetooth. It is quite small and has a
rechargeable battery, so is portable. The regular price is $45, but was on
sale early this morning for $27. I am sorry not to have the exact model;
that was truncated in my order and shipping messages.

Eric


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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 11:57 PM
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or used in both ears for great music sound

sorry, my mistake and I guess even at my age, you can learn something new
every day. Thanks for setting me straight on this one.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:45 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Marie,

Yes, when you have a small bluetooth transmitter which plugs into an
earphone jack, its usually referred to as a dongle. Check out the sites
which sell them.
Yes, they use the same term for USB devices as well.


Chip


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Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 1:09 AM
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Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

No Chip these are not dongles. dongles go into a USB port but this
transmitter plugs into your headphone jack on the player. You can also move
a toggle switch to set it to be a receiver. In other words, you can plug it
into a non BT speaker and then pair it with a BT device like the IPhone.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 4:22 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

These are generically called "bluetooth dongles" and I think some of the
businesses which sell primarily to the visually impaired (perhaps it was
Mystic Access?) sell them Maybe it was AT Guys, but they exist in places
other than Amazon which may be easier to shop.

Chip


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Of Marie
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:55 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

I tried to find out the model for my daughter last week but could not find
it on Amazon which is where I originally purchased it. But when I have a
sighted body nearby, I will get them to check for a model number. this thing
is very small and light weight and has a re-chargeable battery so it does
not get it's power from the device. I have no idea if it would reduce the
lag on the ITouch but I will try it out and see what happens.
Marie

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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 8:57 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hmmm. I wonder if A transmitter like this could be used with an iOS device
to improve lag with Bluetooth devices. Does anchor make only one type of
transmitter? Can you send a link to the list for the one you have?


Thanks,
Ari
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
Post by Marie
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
Post by Marie
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
2016-03-15 07:24:24 UTC
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Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I
use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking
some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my
IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker
to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no
lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual
buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Carol Forrester
2016-03-15 08:11:33 UTC
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I have the Plantronics Voyager set which you plug in earpiece in to make it a stereo ear piece which is very small, Carol

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Post by 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Marie,
These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...
The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear, it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please? I really could do with one of these.
Carol P
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
2016-03-15 08:14:13 UTC
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OK, sounds interesting but don't really fancy stereo earpiece as I
prefer both ears if stereo.

I'll remember about it, hopefully ...

Carol P
Post by Carol Forrester
I have the Plantronics Voyager set which you plug in earpiece in to make it a stereo ear piece which is very small, Carol
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Post by 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Marie,
These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...
The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear, it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please? I really could do with one of these.
Carol P
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Chip Orange
2016-03-15 17:21:22 UTC
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Hi Carol,

I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious differences except to note the 900s were a later design.

Chip


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Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I
use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking
some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my
IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker
to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no
lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual
buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
2016-03-15 21:25:10 UTC
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Thanks, I get the picture, I think, although I am a little unsure as to how bulkythey are! That's the worst of not being able to see before you buy! Smiley

Carol P
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On 15 Mar 2016, at 5:21 pm, Chip Orange <***@comcast.net> wrote:

Hi Carol,

I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious differences except to note the 900s were a later design.

Chip


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Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I
use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking
some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my
IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker
to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no
lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual
buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Kimberly
2016-03-15 22:42:47 UTC
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I own two LG headsets and I can tell you they are not bulky at all. The collar design is quite streamline and comfortable. I frequently forget I have them hanging around my neck.


Sent from Kimber's iPhone
Post by 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Thanks, I get the picture, I think, although I am a little unsure as to how bulkythey are! That's the worst of not being able to see before you buy! Smiley
Carol P
Sent from my iPhone using MBraille
Hi Carol,
I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious differences except to note the 900s were a later design.
Chip
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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:24 AM
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Marie,
These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...
The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.
Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I
use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking
some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my
IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker
to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no
lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
2016-03-24 16:11:54 UTC
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Thanks Kimber.

I'll put that on my list for the next time I need a pair.

Carol P
Post by Kimberly
I own two LG headsets and I can tell you they are not bulky at all.
The collar design is quite streamline and comfortable. I frequently
forget I have them hanging around my neck.
Sent from Kimber's iPhone
On Mar 15, 2016, at 5:25 PM, 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Post by 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Thanks, I get the picture, I think, although I am a little unsure as
to how bulkythey are! That's the worst of not being able to see
before you buy! Smiley
Carol P
Sent from my iPhone using MBraille
Hi Carol,
I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said
the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable
wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to
the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is
well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious
differences except to note the 900s were a later design.
Chip
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:24 AM
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Marie,
These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...
The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.
Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I
use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking
some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my
IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker
to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no
lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Behalf
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an
ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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I would call them very slim (their weight is specified somewhere online, but I am sure is only a couple of ounces). The front of the collar is thicker (to contain the batteries and buttons) and seems about as thick as a thumb for about four inches back on each side, then the band narrows to something less than the thickness of a pinky finger to make the trip around behind your neck.



Hth,



Chip





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Thanks, I get the picture, I think, although I am a little unsure as to how bulkythey are! That's the worst of not being able to see before you buy! Smiley

Carol P

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On 15 Mar 2016, at 5:21 pm, Chip Orange <***@comcast.net> wrote:

Hi Carol,

I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious differences except to note the 900s were a later design.

Chip


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Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P


On 15/03/2016 02:50, Marie wrote:



Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I

use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking

some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my

IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker

to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no

lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.

Marie

.



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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an

ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound



Hi Eric,







Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's

virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow

environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either

Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).







I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the

HBS730

(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the

HBS730

were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the

retractable

wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are

also this

collar design, but the wires don't retract.







Chip











From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On

Behalf

Of SSEric

Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an

ear-piece

or used in both ears for great music sound







Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds

readily available, too.







The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from

outside.

You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the

quality.







I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not

block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it

will be

most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but

they

have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the

LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.

Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.







Thanks!







Eric







E







_____



From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On

Behalf

Of Chip Orange

Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or

used in both ears for great music sound



Hi all,







When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable

salesman

and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my

sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us

that it

was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a

standard ear-piece.







This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,

encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion

facing directly forward.







Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual

buttons), and

the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds

which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with

spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button

and

they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your

ear

to impeed your hearing.







When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that

way, and

it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you

simply

grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want

better

sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.







The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast

forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are

volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.







I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I

wanted

to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard

ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of

colors

(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional

looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I

do get

a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.







A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but

admit

to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices,

so I'm

putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90

also.







I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth

headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're

using this from now on.







Hth,







Chip







review:



http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim





Amazon:



http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=



sr_1_2?s=electronics

<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref



=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>

&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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Although the retractable wires are probably nice, the wires on the 730 are not very long and usually not in the way at all. I think the sound is quite good so I don’t really feel the difference is worth the price. JMO
Marie


From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 2:25 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Thanks, I get the picture, I think, although I am a little unsure as to how bulkythey are! That's the worst of not being able to see before you buy! Smiley


Carol P
Sent from my iPhone using MBraille

On 15 Mar 2016, at 5:21 pm, Chip Orange <***@comcast.net> wrote:


Hi Carol,

I re-read the review comparing the LG 730 verses the 900. They said the sound was comparable, but the 730 does not have the retractable wires for the earbuds (which the reviewer thought added too much to the price of the 900, but not for me, this management of the wires is well worth it for me). They otherwise didn't see any obvious differences except to note the 900s were a later design.

Chip


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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:24 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P


On 15/03/2016 02:50, Marie wrote:

Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I

use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking

some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my

IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker

to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no

lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.

Marie

.



-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange

Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an

ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound



Hi Eric,







Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's

virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow

environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either

Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).







I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the

HBS730

(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the

HBS730

were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the

retractable

wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are

also this

collar design, but the wires don't retract.







Chip











From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On

Behalf

Of SSEric

Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an

ear-piece

or used in both ears for great music sound







Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds

readily available, too.







The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from

outside.

You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the

quality.







I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not

block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it

will be

most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but

they

have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the

LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.

Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.







Thanks!







Eric







E







_____



From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On

Behalf

Of Chip Orange

Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM

To: ***@googlegroups.com

Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or

used in both ears for great music sound



Hi all,







When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable

salesman

and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my

sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us

that it

was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a

standard ear-piece.







This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,

encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion

facing directly forward.







Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual

buttons), and

the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds

which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with

spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button

and

they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your

ear

to impeed your hearing.







When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that

way, and

it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you

simply

grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want

better

sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.







The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast

forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are

volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.







I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I

wanted

to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard

ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of

colors

(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional

looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I

do get

a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.







A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but

admit

to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices,

so I'm

putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90

also.







I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth

headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're

using this from now on.







Hth,







Chip







review:



http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim





Amazon:



http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=



sr_1_2?s=electronics

<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref



=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>

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The Anker device is a receiver and transmitter and is indeed Blue Tooth and
not rf wireless. It easily turns any non BT player into a BT player. I use
this combo around my house when I need to be moving around.
Marie


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:24 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P
Post by Marie
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use.
I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some
external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6
and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the
signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent
sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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Oh, that makes sense now. I was wondering because I knew that the victor didn't automatically have Bluetooth. It had me a bit perplexed, so I'm glad I understand it properly now. This means I am keen!

Carol P
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On 15 Mar 2016, at 5:58 pm, Marie <***@comcast.net> wrote:

The Anker device is a receiver and transmitter and is indeed Blue Tooth and not rf wireless. It easily turns any non BT player into a BT player. I use this combo around my house when I need to be moving around.
Marie


-----Original Message----- From: 'Carol Pearson' via VIPhone
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:24 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Marie,

These sound interesting ... so I wait to need more earphones ...

The Anchor wireless transmitter also sounds interesting. (To be clear,
it's not bluetooth but wireless, right?) Which one do you have, please?
I really could do with one of these.

Carol P
Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books, music or podcasts.
Marie
.
-----Original Message----- From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
_____
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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Hi Marie,

Do you notice the same lag on the Iphone if you are using the built-in speaker, or is this definitely caused by the Iphone Bluetooth? If it's caused by the Iphone bluetooth, have you ever tried any other bluetooth headset besides the LG, and if so, did it also have the same lag?
(just my curiousity trying to figure out where the problem is).

Thanks.

Chip


-----Original Message-----
From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Marie
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 10:50 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or used in both ears for great music sound

Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I
don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external
noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my
ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from
the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books,
music or podcasts.
Marie
.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Eric,



Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).



I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.



Chip





From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.



The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.



I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.



Thanks!



Eric



E



_____

From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound

Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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I have tried a couple of other BT headphones and there is not as much lag as
with the LG. So not sure why the problem but it is the same on the ITouch
and not so when using the built in speakers. both devices are very
responsive when not using BT. Normally I am not a huge fan of BT headphones
but when I want to do things without getting wires caught on everything, BT
is the answer.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:18 AM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Marie,

Do you notice the same lag on the Iphone if you are using the built-in
speaker, or is this definitely caused by the Iphone Bluetooth? If it's
caused by the Iphone bluetooth, have you ever tried any other bluetooth
headset besides the LG, and if so, did it also have the same lag?
(just my curiousity trying to figure out where the problem is).

Thanks.

Chip


-----Original Message-----
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Of Marie
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 10:50 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I
don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external
noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my
ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from
the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books,
music or podcasts.
Marie
.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chip Orange
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Eric,



Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).



I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.



Chip





From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.



The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.



I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.



Thanks!



Eric



E



_____

From: ***@googlegroups.com [mailto:***@googlegroups.com] On Behalf
Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
To: ***@googlegroups.com
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound

Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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And one more question if you don't mind? What Idevice are you using? I believe my Iphone 6s plus is supporting bluetooth version 4, and I wonder if older Idevices are only supporting earlier specs of bluetooth?

I just tried the LG 900 navigating with VoiceOver character by character with the Iphone 6s plus, and then the phone using its speaker, and could not detect any difference.

Chip

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I have tried a couple of other BT headphones and there is not as much lag as
with the LG. So not sure why the problem but it is the same on the ITouch
and not so when using the built in speakers. both devices are very
responsive when not using BT. Normally I am not a huge fan of BT headphones
but when I want to do things without getting wires caught on everything, BT
is the answer.

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Sent: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:18 AM
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Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Marie,

Do you notice the same lag on the Iphone if you are using the built-in
speaker, or is this definitely caused by the Iphone Bluetooth? If it's
caused by the Iphone bluetooth, have you ever tried any other bluetooth
headset besides the LG, and if so, did it also have the same lag?
(just my curiousity trying to figure out where the problem is).

Thanks.

Chip


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Yes I have the LG 730 and they are currently the only BT headphones I use. I
don't think you can get much quality sound without blocking some external
noise. I do, however find an unacceptable lag on both my IPhone 6 and my
ITouch. But I use a very tiny transmitter from Anker to send the signal from
the Stream or the Plextalk with little or no lag and decent sound on books,
music or podcasts.
Marie
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Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 3:37 PM
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Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound

Hi Eric,



Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).



I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.



Chip





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Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
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Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound



Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.



The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.



I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.



Thanks!



Eric



E



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Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
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Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound

Hi all,



When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.



This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.



Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.



When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.



The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.



I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.



A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.



I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.



Hth,



Chip



review:

http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim
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2016-03-15 10:12:36 UTC
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That's right. The 730 do have the collar design but the wires don't retract. Rather, the earbuds are magnetized to hold them in place at the ends of the u-shaped collar when not in the ears.

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Post by Chip Orange
Hi Eric,
Sorry, I just am not a bluetooth hi-fi expert. I think however that it's
virtually impossible to get both a good hi-fi experience, and still allow
environmental sound to be heard; so, I think you are stuck with either
Aftershokz or to just use one ear when possible (like these allow).
I did find an article about a variation of this from LG which is the HBS730
(the ones I am reviewing are the HBS900). The reviewers thought the HBS730
were just the best bluetooth sound *ever*, but they thought the retractable
wire management on the HBS900 was great. I believe the HBS730 are also this
collar design, but the wires don't retract.
Chip
Of SSEric
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016 5:45 PM
Subject: RE: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece
or used in both ears for great music sound
Chip, I agree this is a pretty good product. It does keep your earbuds
readily available, too.
The problem I have is the buds are the type that isolate you from outside.
You can not push them in quite so far, but then you lose most of the
quality.
I would really like to find tips that deliver the good sound, but do not
block out all outside sounds. If you or anyone knows of anything, it will be
most appreciated. I actually did try attaching tips from Bose MIE, but they
have a proprietary fit to the earbud which I could not get to stay on the
LG. Too bad because they are the best bud tips I have ever used.
Unfortunately, the MIE are wired.
Thanks!
Eric
E
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Of Chip Orange
Sent: Sunday, March 13, 2016 4:52 PM
Subject: recommendation for bluetooth device which can be an ear-piece or
used in both ears for great music sound
Hi all,
When I went to sign up for my AT&T service, the very knowledgable salesman
and my wife fell into a discussion about his bluetooth device, which my
sighted wife said was unlike anything she had ever seen. He told us that it
was an LG Tone Infinim, and in his opinion he would never go back to a
standard ear-piece.
This device is shaped like a horse-shoe, and sits on your shoulders,
encompassing 300 degrees or so around your neck, with the open portion
facing directly forward.
Each arm has controls on the top and the sides (lots of actual buttons), and
the mike is built into one of the arms. But best of all are the ear-buds
which nestle in small nooks at the end of each arm, and are attached with
spring-loaded 10 inch long wires. When not in use, you press a button and
they automatically retract back into the device, so nothing is in your ear
to impeed your hearing.
When you get a call (the device will vibrate if you set it up that way, and
it will also vibrate if you begin to walk away from your phone), you simply
grab an earbud and pull it out and insert into your ear. If you want better
sound, or to listen to music, you pull both out.
The controls on the right arm are dedicated to controlling audio (fast
forward, rewind, pause/play), and the controls on the other are
volume/vibrate and interface with Siri so you can give verbal commands.
I've waited a couple of months before I said anything here because I wanted
to be sure I also thought it was enormously better than a standard
ear-piece, and absolutely I think it is. It comes in any number of colors
(my wife's opinion is that the silver/gray is the most professional
looking), and having it around my neck doesn't bother me at all. I do get
a lot of compliments on how it looks, and a lot of requests for demos.
A charge lasts about 3 days. I find the audio quality excellent, but admit
to not being an expert on the audio quality of all bluetooth devices, so I'm
putting a review link below, and an Amazon link to the silver for $90 also.
I have to admit my wife and I had each already purchase other bluetooth
headsets, and we don't know what we're going to do with them, but we're
using this from now on.
Hth,
Chip
http://www.lg.com/us/bluetooth-headsets-headphones/lg-HBS-900-tone-infinim
http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref=
sr_1_2?s=electronics
<http://www.amazon.com/LG-Infinim-HBS-900-Wireless-Headset/dp/B00NW2JBYO/ref
=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1457900610&sr=1-2&keywords=lg+infinim>
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