Review: Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆
Web Site: Arctic Sound
Price: MSRP $37.95

Arctic Sound P311 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is a great accessory. It is lightweight, provides deep sound, has excellent sound quality and comes at a very good price of only $37.95. I have received my review unit several weeks ago and I have been using the unit ever since. The package comes with a hard shell case, the headset and a mini-USB charge cable. The main features of the headset are:

  • Invisible microphone included
  • Travel case included
  • Compatible with mobile phones
  • Supra-aural headphone features soft pads and ear cup style
  • High fidelity stereo sound, including powerful bass and crisp highs
  • Ideal for sports and on the go

The headset supports A2DP, AVRCP, HSP and HFP 1.5 Bluetooth profiles and works great with my Blackberry 9700. It has five buttons, the center is a multifunction button, then there is volume controls and forward/reverse music. The technical specs are:

Wearing Style: Supra-aural, neckband

Ear Cup Style: Closed acoustic

Bluetooth Version: V.2.1+EDR Class 2

Profiles Support: A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP 1.5

Range: Up to 20m

Talk Time: Up to 20 hours

Standby Time: Up to 400 hours

Weight: 71.2g

I have listened to many songs and phone conversations on P311 and they are crystal clear, no distortions or whatsoever. The invisible mic works great too (see the little notch in the picture above). Paired with Arctic Sound’s Clear Voice Capture (CVC), many of my friends were amazed how clearly they were hearing me, regardless of the noise conditions.

With around 2 oz. of weight, they are comfortable to wear around and they go many hours without charging. In real life experience, the talk/listening to music was close to the manufacturer’s specs, around 18-19 hours, which is great. They also offer great standby times as well. The charging takes around 3 hours.

The play/pause/stop/forward/reverse functionality works great on Blackberry, I don’t have to pick my Blackberry up to skip songs (Unfortunately on iPod/iPhone, it only supports play/pause/stop, but I am not worried as Blackberry is my primary device and this is a Blackberry blog after all). Another nice feature of the unit is it can adjust the volume of the headset, without messing your Blackberry’s volume level.

Overall I am very pleased with the headset. If you like behind the head headset, this will be a great accessory for your Blackberry or your desktop.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Pricing

Cons:

  • There is no wall charger
2 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Remzi, I have found that many stereo Bluetooth headsets just aren’t loud enough. How loud is this one? And I’d like to know if the part that goes behind the neck is flexible or hard plastic. If it’s hard plastic then you won’t be able to wear it while working out on a bench because when you lie down on the bench, the bench will push against the hard plastic piece behind the neck and push the headset off of your head.

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