Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Testing and Conclusion

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Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
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Testing and Conclusion

Testing:

Testing the headset was rather interesting to get used to as I’ve never used a bluetooth headset before. Connectivity was easy to follow through - simply hold for 3 sec for it to turn on then for 7 sec until the LED indicator flashes red and blue. You can now start syncing your device by following through with the directions and or simply finding the Bluetooth settings on your phone. A symbol should appear on your phone indicating Bluetooth is available, when turning the headset on you’ll hear a beep and a few other beeps that tells you your connected to your phone and or a similar message saying your connected. Once that is done your ready to go anywhere you please wire-free!  You can finally be rid of the cord knots and tangles, and go hands free with your phone in your pocket. You can go for a walk, or if you’re a speed demon on roller blades you won’t have to worry on dropping your device to the ground or come face to face with a tree! Too bad it isn’t water proof for all you shower singers out there, but doing dishes wasn’t too boring! If your phone is YouTube compatible your able to listen to videos too!  As far as comfort goes, it's not bad but wearing it for long periods of time bugged my ears as I don't typically find behind-the-neck earphones very comfortable.

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Instead of resting/going over/on top of your head like a head band the head band of it goes around your head near your neck resting on your ears. On a side note, the P311 does have soft padding and is light to wear.  Call quality was slightly fuzzy but not horrible as you're still able to hear and get the message.  Music from your device is good and clear. You can either call people manually by searching/punching in numbers or pressing the multifunction button and saying out loud the person you want to call. It takes a few seconds to connect the call.  My voice was a bit soft/quiet for the other person to hear on the other end, but then again it can also depend on the person whether they are a loud talker or not. Other than that the headset is still pretty decent as it even lets you know when you have received a text message even when listening to music.  With my text messaging set on vibrate, music would pause for 2 seconds when receiving an incoming message. If your text messages are set to a tone it will most likely play that ringtone. What’s really cool is your phone doesn’t have to be within arm’s reach - you can be upstairs when your phone is downstairs and still be able to call and listen to music.

 

Conclusion:

The more I use this product the more I love the multifunction capability of it.  I love the fact it can also be connected to a laptop or PC if it's Bluetooth enabled. I was able to listen to a movie that I was watching, listen to other music or catch up on my favorite podcasts from my PC.  Once it's paired you're good to go! Pretty much anything that has Bluetooth connectivity will work with this headset.  I didn’t try it with gaming, but if you can hear with a wired headset it will work the same. All you would have to do is configure the sound and voice settings in your control panel and you're off!  Again I was able to leave my rig running and be in another room and it still can pick up signal when I was jamming out. Although I went outside to grab something from the car it got out of range so basically short distances away within apartment size. 

The Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Headset is a very handy device, especially for cell phones.  With all the cell phone laws and driving regulations coming into effect, you really need to consider the P311 from Arctic Sound.

 

Pros:

  • Light-weight
  • Good stereo audio quality
  • Ear-pieces are nicely padded.
  • Simple to connect and pair
  • Very portable

 

Cons:

  • Call Quality is not great
  • Takes a while to charge
  • Mic volume is low
  • Behind-the-head design isn’t as comfortable as I’d like



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I'd like to thank Arctic Products for sending over the P311 Bluetooth Stereo headset for us to review.  We always look forward to checking out their products.  If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.