Smart Wireless Headset pro™
I have the newest firmware installed and I still get crackling/skipping on start up and after pause. After I get through a few tracks playback is fine. The "Shuffle" or random playback is terrible, not random, plays the same songs over and over and over, that has irritated me the most, 10 gigs of music on SD card and I get to listen to the same 15 songs all the time.
I defiantly do not get 10 hrs out of a battery charge, More like 4 maybe 5.
The best thing about this is the headphones are awesome! Very nice buds. It does handle Bluetooth calls well and is crystal clear on both ends when talking, But if your listening to music and take a call the crackling/skipping music starts all over again PIA. If your listening to music and get a text, crackling music until you skip a few tracks and get the thing working smoothly again..
So.... Sony, Whats the deal?! If you could fix these issues it would defiantly get 5 stars but it seems like all the firmware updates and still just a rather expensive non functional unit. I would like an answer if issues are being worked on yet or if Sony is going to scrap the MW1 leaving the people hanging.
September 1, 2013
Unfortunate Choice - recommend not to buy this
I have purchased this device from eBay India and using this device for last 4 to 5 weeks. I'm using this device paired with my nexus 4 and nexus 7. As such, the headset looks cute I had a delight feeling on the first sight. The delight feel has slowly came down to frustrations and irritations with in a few hours of use itself. The device seems buggy sometimes and the sound is not transmitted in either direction. I would have to restart the headset frequently to use it properly.
Another thing is about using it with Skype, I could never talk using this headset from my skype application running on my nexus 7 yet.
You must note that I was using Nokia BH-111 happily for around 6 months for any problems on both these devices.
The SmartConnect application is again a stupid choice and does not give any value add, 100s of better apps (like Llama...) are available on play store for performing different actions for different events.
The unfortunate part is the firmware of this application has the dependency of a custom software running on SmartConnect.
Totally, I'm upset in purchasing this; I'll be very happy if somebody can take this device from me at a reasonable cost or Sony can get me refund.
Unfortunately in India, the return policies are not followed at all, else I would have returned this product and got my entire money refunded.
July 17, 2013
not compatible with LG KM900Arena
When I send or receive a call I can hear it perfectly, , but on the other end of the line it's huge interference, can you offer a solution, new firmware maybe? Firmware by the way unexpectedly stopped once, and I use it only since yesturday. Please do something about it and offer me a link for new firmware via e-mail or in review and instructions about how to install it if it solves the problem, because I would like to use this device.
June 6, 2013
Great for commuters
This device is great for music loving commuters who are concerned about rising smartphone theft. Rather than keeping phone out while listening and selecting music, you keep this device hidden in purse or briefcase and use the display to select tunes. Perfect if you are standing with hand on a train or bus strap, and want to use one hand to control the song selection.
At home, I connect the device to a stereo speaker with the jack, and play music from Google Play Music while it is charging. So it can make an non-Bluetooth stereo speaker system act like it's a Bluetooth speaker.
The Sony apps you can add to an Android device makes the configuration very easy -- such as what to do at home, work or evening.
I paired this with a Samsung Galaxy S3, and have no problems with sound quality or connections. You may want to download Sony's online PDF manual if you want more info than the one that comes in the box. Also go to SonyMobile's web site for tips and tricks like saving favorite radio stations.
You also get 4 extra earbuds in 4 sizes and a small clip for securing the cord to clothing.
The device's firmware is can be upgraded as well to improve the text-to-speech capabilities, for example.
June 1, 2013