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29 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Not worth the trouble. Or the moneyFeb 02, 2012
I just got these today. So, let's get to it.
First: These are uncormfortable headphones. I have a pair of Skullcandy headphones ($10 on amazon, and I also have a koss pair) that are (while not bluetooth) infinitely more comfortable to wear over an extended period of time. The headphones take quite a while to manipulate to get comfortable. The piece that goes around your head is a bendable wire, it allows you to conform it to your ears/head. However, the wire is difficult to bend to the right shape, and good luck if you've made too many bends because you'll spend a while trying to tweak back to that allllmost perfect feeling you had (but it just wasn't that perfect so you HAD to mess with it). They hurt your ears after 15-20 minutes. I'm not kidding about this. Everyone has complained about it on here, and it's the truth. While I understand peoples ears are different (because i thought everyone was crazy too)...it just doesn't matter. They hurt.
Second: IF you are still going to buy these, and ignore that last warning....you're in for my secret advice right now: wear them upside down. yes, so the wire goes under your ear. might sound crazy, but i can now bear to wear them for about an hour. hey...that's 40 more minutes.
Third: The sound quality is NOT better than my $10 skullcandy headphones. the "deep bass" someone wrote of...is not true. unless you came from the stock ipod earphones...then yes these are better. But if you've had buds before...these aren't special.
Fourth: Look for something else, even if you have to spend $10-$20 more. It will be worth it. I've had 2 different bluetooth headphones like these now...and they were both horrible experiences. Yes. 1 day of these has been a horrible experience. I'm still looking myself because i want a nice comfortable music/phone bluetooth set, but not too outrageous on the price... but maybe it's time to pony up.
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Overall impression is good, somewhat uncomfortableNov 19, 2011
By Jerry S. Robins
I just received my Creative WP-250 stereo bluetooth headphones and my intial reaction is pretty positive. I have been using a pair of Scosche corded headphones for the past year and I really like those headphones. However the cables always get in the way when I work out or take longer hikes. Overall I like this WP-250. It pairs quite easily and I thought the sound quality is quite good. I listened to some podcasts and some music and both sounded very good to my ears. I took a couple of phone calls while I was walking the dog and the people said that I sounded just fine. The main negative is the comfort. I found they way the earpieces sit in the ear at a slight angle is a bit irritating. I suppose I will get use to it but I am concerned it will be difficult to use these more than an hour or two at a time because of the comfort. I can wear my corded scosche headphones for many hours with no pain at all. Overall I believe this is good bluetooth headphone, easy to setup and pair and the sound quality for the price is good. Beware of the comfort level for longer use.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
They hurt! A lot!Mar 31, 2012
Yes, I tried to ignore the reviews that they are uncomfortable but I can now tell you that they are 100% unwearable for me. They make my ears hot from the pain and they won't stay in long enough to be able to judge the sound quality. I tried all the different ear pieces and I still have the same problem. The right side kept coming out. I spend a good amount of time trying to get them to stay in. Very bad design. I really really wanted to like these. Oh well.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Great sound BUTOct 12, 2013
By R. Elliott
Once again I decided to ignore the reviews and went ahead and ordered one anyway. Why do I keep doing that?
Straight to review:
1. Easy to install and use
2. Charge holds for quite a while
3. Sound was outstanding
4. Use of all functions was easy and easily changeable (from headset alone to headset with mic for phone feature)
5. Decent instruction manual in multiple languages (but also a con on manual so read further)
1. Odd way to put on. Have to insert and then twist for it to fit. Maybe those who say it falls out weren't doing the 'twist'. Once I did that they held well and volume was very good.
2. Way too much compression on sound. Causes speed ups and slow downs of whatever you are listening to.
3. Range is less than 10 feet. I have a new laptop with good bluetooth capabiltiies (based on experience with other devices) and I made sure I had the latest and greatest drivers but still no change.
4. Any object placed between you and your receiver (i.e. your laptop) will cause issues. As a matter of fact, swinging you head around does it too.
5. Manual had no 'troubleshooting' section so when I ran into issues I had to start guessing
In the end, I am calling Amazon (I still have it), returning and ordering another type of headphone set. I figured for a middle of the line price, and a Creative product, that I would get a much better device than I did. If you plan on sitting pretty still and have a great line of sight on the device you are good to go. If you are going to be using it with your phone and carry that with you, it seemed to work really well for me. But definitely not for what I needed it for.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
WP-250 Wireless Headset ReviewFeb 07, 2012
By Eric Prentice
The ear pieces are smaller than my Samsung SBH-500, and a bit bulkier than I had hoped for, but they are still fairly comfortable. They do not stay firmly on the ears unless I wear glasses over them, which a I would always do anyway. Beware if you do not wear glasses! Otherwise, they function superbly. The sound is excellent. I have found that it is easy to accidentally kill the Bluetooth connection when reaching for the volume control, however. Perhaps the programming should require a longer hold on the button before disconnecting. Sure is nice to be rid of the wires, and they are small enough to look like you only have a single earpeice on. Great for the work environment, as it does not look like you are tuning everyone out. All in all - 4 out of 5 stars for me.
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