Well.. I do not intend to give a negative criticism about MW600 here. In fact I love this headset and I am like totally dependent on it now. But I would definitely advice anyone to think twice before buying this bluetooth stereo headset from Sony Ericsson especially if you are like me – who puts things to rough use!
I got Sony Ericsson MW600 – stereo bluetooth headset as a birthday gift from my husband last year (May 2010). Believe me! It changes the way you talk on phone! It was damn comfortable to wear the head phones in the ear and clip the bluetooth radio to my collar and forget about the phone! I was able to talk to anyone from my kitchen cutting vegetables when the phone was lying somewhere in the living room! And when I am wearing salwar, I can just leave my phone in the hand bag and attend calls with just a single click without searching where my phone is in the hand bag. Man! It made my life soo comfortable that I was wearing it all the time except during sleep. I never forget to thank my husband for buying such an amazing gift!
But now, even though everything works fine in the headset, I am not able to clip it to my collar since its clip is broken. There is nothing else I can blame about it! Actually, you can never blame Sony in its sound quality! After using the headset, it is not at all comfortable for me to speak normally in the phone. The sound was so damn clear that I could hear all ISD or STD calls so clearly which are otherwise difficult to hear!
One thing which was indeed (and is) a bit difficult thing to do with the headset was the sliding volume control. They could have designed it with simple buttons rather than the sliding control which intends to understand the sliding movement of your finger. It is too sensitive and hard to change volume when you are clipping the headset to your collar/dress (which means its kinda useless! Bcoz you won’t be carrying it in hand and talking unless the clip is broken! :-|)
The bluetooth headset also made my iPOD unnecessary by its smooth playback control and excellent sound quality! This MW600 is also having an inbuilt radio which doesn’t need the phone. So, I can just use the headset as a stand alone radio without touching the phone! It really made my life easy and smooth in many many ways! And of course, I used to enjoy the special attention I get whenever I just start talking without reaching out for the phone! 😉
I miss all the fun now! Because of a silly stupid reason – that the clip is broken
now! I can’t clip the headset to my dress anymore! And I find it really useless without the clip. The clip is a thing to be very careful with which I carelessly missed. The clip is very flimsy and I guess I have to be happy that it withstood my rough use this long (almost for 8 months).
The worst part of the story is that I can’t replace the broken clip now! This is something I really hate about Sony Ericsson now. Why can’t they sell some original spare parts of the headset?? I contacted their service center and got a very blunt reply that nothing can be done in the service center about the broken clip and ‘maybe’ I can find the clip alone in the mobile showrooms. And when I contacted the showroom, they simply said that the clip is not sold separately at all and I have to buy a new headset itself. Grrrrr!! I am really pissed off!
I was a bit careless with the clip because I trusted Sony Ericsson won’t be so stupid not to sell the spare part which is actually completely detachable. It would make perfect sense to replace it for a few hundred buck extra. But then Sony Ericsson is really being brainless by not selling this important spare part! I don’t see a single reason why the clip shouldn’t be sold separately! They know that it is very light and it can get broken! Do they want customers to throw away the headset itself and buy a new one if the clip is broken? Damn!!
So.. finally, to conclude, MW600 is actually one of the best bluetooth headset and is guaranteed to make your life really comfortable as long as you use it carefully! It has excellent sound quality, inbuilt radio, smooth playback control but a weak flimsy clip! If you are like me, then I am sure you will get the clip broken in some time and to me, the headset is really useless without the clip!
Beware! The clip cannot be replaced at all since Sony Ericsson does not sell the spare parts for the headset! The only way out is – you gotta buy some duplicate headset in some local market and fix the duplicate clip in the original headset – which I really don’t like but I am left with no other option! So, I am going to go to Ritchie street tomorrow to see if I can find a suitable duplicate! I hope I get one.. Lets see!