Rated 1 out of 5 by esc76 A great idea poorly executed
Design is nice. But is bulkier than the MW600.
FM integrated is good. But it's difficult to shift between radio, bluetooth or stored music.
Own micro-SD slot is great! But it doesn't play other formats than MP3, and randomly recognizes the music or the songs data. Cannot make playlists or select music by artist, album or title. Sometimes doesn't recognize anything in the card!
It establish bad connections with desktop or laptop computers, so files cannot be transferred to the device (have to be transferred to the card directly).
At the end, none of the cool features are functional or available. I got tired of struggling to use any single feature so I returned to my MW600 and got happy again.
January 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanC 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by ramanouk One step forward two step backward
I was a bit disappointed with my MW1. When listening to music or radio as soon as you touch your phone it makes a pause for app. one second. This is very annoying and make my frustrated as this didn't happen with MW600. I wonder how designers were thinking when designing this one!
September 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Spectre51 Great sound quality easy setup.
I was really impressed with the sound quality of music and phone calls when using this bluetooth headset. Calls were clear and music had nice bass to it. The built in FM tuner actually works really well though it won't remember stations. You have to scan to the station you want each time.
The built in microSD card is great. Load up a microSD card with MP3's and you have a stand along mp3 player or stream the songs from your phone.
Personally I don't use the smart apps for this that much ( I have the smartwatch for that) but accessing the call log through the headset and dialing is nice.
I do wish there was a swivel on the clip so it would allow clipping it to different areas of your cloths better.
July 8, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by tannerc Has Bugs.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by KnightFox Truely smart
This is a very nice device that gives you a useful feeling with style. Works well with fone, and great sound in mp3 playback. Before there was problem with the library importing (keep saying "please wait" when the library is large) but now since the fix released, problem solved and the device can now recognize a huge library of music (even imported by media go) in few minutes. In common view, this device is just perfect for your daily use when you're out with or without fone. Just need some more iprovement in mp3 play back handling, like shuffle mode available in playlist playing, or playlist function must be able to scroll to the last song of the list (when pressing back at the first song of the liste especially when the list has like more than 500 songs). I love this headset.
January 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by WhiteRabbit Suggestions to SONY designers
Device is so cool and usefull.
Very bright screen is enough for its features but you have to speak close the device when you want to make a call.
Previous models like hbh DS980 coolest model with its in-ear headpone and on cable mic.Headset pro has internal mic so you have to speak to it close.This is not cool and confortable.
Reading emails, checking facebook messages is amazing features with android platform but lots of bug coming with them.
This device perfect but only fail at internal mic maybe next model we can use own headphones with on cable mic.Led secreen is going to be more usefull(u cant check it when it is on your neck) and better call experience.
At last,i have used almost all devices like that ( mw600,hbhds980-970 and other brands )and i can say that SONY has been failed at this device.
September 2, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by zotya 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