After reading and chatting about A2DP in these forums of late, I wanted to try it out for myself. As the Atom already has A2DP and AVRCP set up I decided to go for the i.Tech R35. It was not easy finding one in Shatin this afternoon, but finally found a lone set at Cyber Telecom for $680. Had no choice in colour as it only came in white.
The two were pretty easy to pair up. Test run of phone call at shop with BT was good. Was surprised at sound quality through the mono headset – crisp, clear and no background hiss. The Motorola I am using has background hiss, but could be because it is BT version 1.2.
Went back to work and charged for 3 hours.
After the charge, the time came for trying out wireless stereo courtesy of A2DP. When you activate it you get a little headphone icon with a music note on the task bar, which only stays on for the initial seconds.
The provided stereo headset is very comfortable. Fits nicely into my ear and does not appear to fall off easily. When you start the music, sound is clear, free of distortion, has enough volume….but lacks bass. Don’t worry though: the next thing you should do is get out your own good quality headset with a 3.5mm jack and be amazed with the transformation. My Sony earbuds sound fantastic through the R35!! 😀
The remote almost works perfectly. When Windows Media has started up I can start playing music with the play button; volume control works and I can go forwards and go back with the music selection. Only thing I can’t seem to do is pause. Hopefully a patch for this is on the horizon.
Other than the minor glitch, I’m very happy with this buy. Just make sure you already have a good 3.5mm headset, as most of you probably have!!
For more information, check out iTech’s high-res leaflet.
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For more information, please see the forum discussion thread.