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Bluetooth Headphones Review: ANYCOM BSH-100

by August 15, 2006
BSH-100 Bluetooth Headphones

BSH-100 Bluetooth Headphones

  • Product Name: BSH-100 Bluetooth Headphones
  • Manufacturer: ANYCOM
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: August 15, 2006 20:00
  • MSRP: $ 199
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Specification Bluetooth SIG: Bluetooth 1.2
Frequency Range: 2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Approvals: USA and Canada FCC, complete Europe CE
Radio Class: Class 2
RF Output Power: 0 dBm
Sensitivity: -80 dB
Range: up to 10 meters ( 33 feet)
Supported profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, Handsfree and Headset profile
Dimensions: 6.1” x 5.7” x 2.6” (155 x 145 x 65 mm)
Weight: 2.68 oz (76 g) including battery
Talk time: Listen to music with medium volume: up to 12 hours; Connected to mobile phone: up to 12 hours
Standby time: up to 200 hours
Recharging: 3 hours
Battery: Rechargeable 300 mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery, replaceable
LEDs: Two color LED for pairing, call and charging status

Operation: 4 buttons for volume up/down, call answered/end, redial/mute, next/previous title, pause/start
Audio Frequency range: 20 Hz to 22 kHz
Audio S/N Ratio: > 90 dB Signal/Noise ratio
Audio Output power: > 20 mWrms
Power supply: International power supply (110-240 V)
Warranty: ANYCOM limited worldwide 2 years warranty
Package content: Detachable microphone, international power supply (110-240 V), USB-Charger, Multilingual manual
Options: ANYCOM USB-200 Bluetooth Adapter, ANYCOM General Bluetooth Audio Adapter, ANYCOM Bluetooth Adapter for iPod, ANYCOM BSH-100 Additional battery with UFO charging station

Pros

  • Long battery life (plus dual Li-ion batteries)
  • Most comfortable Bluetooth headphones we’ve used
  • Easy to use and connect
  • Works simultaneous with cell phone and PC
  • Great range

Cons

  • Poor, compressed sound quality
  • Awkward volume buttons
  • Unpredictable re-syncing issues when using with both phone and PC
  • Unimpressive WindowsXP compatibility resulting in constant resyncing and loss of microphone use

Introduction

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on the computer while also being anchored to a nearby cell phone. With the advent of 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth, wires and PCs are now officially mutual enemies. So what’s the typical office worker to do when trying to “decouple” oneself from all the cabling which tethers you to your desk? Well, for one, get a pair of wireless headphones… and a Bluetooth phone. Now make sure the headphones work on both at the same time. What? That’s right, just like the new automobile Bluetooth systems can interrupt audio playback for incoming cell phone calls, the ANYCOM BSH-100 headset can suspend audio from the PC for an incoming phone call.

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About the author:

Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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