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Treo 2in1 Stereo Headset Choice: Seidio 2in1 Earbud Retractable Headphones Still On Top

As I mentioned in my post last week, Palm has just released a new Treo 2in1 Headset Pro ($49.99) and I naturally purchased one for review to compare it against my current favourite Seidio 2in1 Earbud Retractable Headphones (special offer $24.95 for a limited time).

There is no doubt that the overall build quality of the new Treo 2in1 Headset Pro above is top notch (it is quite possibly made by Sony) so on this front I certainly had nothing to be disappointed about.

The high-performance earpieces above feature a comfortable in-ear design but I was extremely disappointed that only one set of medium sized ear tips came included instead of the typical three (small, medium, large for different ears).  Also, while the sound was good and extremely loud at max volume I found it to be a little bit too ‘flat’ with my music.

The in-line control unit above includes a call answer/end button at the front, a rotating volume control on the side and a mute switch slider at the back.  The microphone delivers very good inbound and outbound sound quality with people telling me that they didn’t even know that I was on a headset.  However, I found it a little silly to have only one microphone located at the back which typically faces your clothing (obstructing the mic) instead of two (front and back).

Leaving aside subjective build, design and audio quality matters, the only truly ‘unique’ feature that the Treo 2in1 Headset Pro provides is the mute switch functionality.  However the Headset Pro delivers this at twice the price of my favourite Seidio 2in1 Earbud Retractable Headphones pictured above and without the benefit of the retractable system which I find so practical.

Therefore, if you’re looking for a 2.5mm stereo retractable headset with microphone to make and answer calls, listen to your music with Pocket Tunes Deluxe and/or watch movies with CorePlayer my best choice and recommendation is still very much the Seidio 2in1 Earbud Retractable Headphones.

Treonauts always optimize their choices


Posted by Andrew on November 9, 2006 at 01:01 PM

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by Don | Jan 22, 2007 7:46:54 PM

I just picked up the new plam earbuds and they work great. I use the treo allot for movies on plane trips and just started using them for the motorcycle as a music player they fit better in your ears for a long time as I found the Seidio units hurt my ears after a long talk.

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by willy | Mar 17, 2007 3:04:27 PM

Well, I just ordered this new palm headset after seeing it at a Palm store at an airport.. We'll see.. But I wanted to comment on the price - of course it is $50 plus shipping if you buy direct from Palm, but street price is comparable or cheaper to the street price of the Seidio.. I got my unit from Super Warehouse for 32 dollars shipped...

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by NotAnnoyed | Apr 19, 2007 9:08:05 AM

The Sedio 2 in 1 earbuds are way too big. I bought the Treo ones and am satisfied with them. I also own the Shure I3CT ear buds. These are the best, but are pricey!!!

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by roy | Sep 27, 2008 4:21:00 AM

guys can i use this with a Nokia phone like the E71?

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by TopProducts.com | May 4, 2017 9:07:52 PM

It is one of the coolest gadget I used ever.

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