Posts Tagged ‘Audio’

Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 – Updated

Saturday, August 29th, 2009
This is not a formal, spec filled, review. For that there are a ton of options on the net. This is just my opinion of the headset I chose.

One of biggest complaints about the iPhone, from day one, was the lack of A2DP. It just seemed insane to have this great phone, have a great Bluetooth device, and then need a corded set of headphones to listen to a podcast. Well, finally we have wireless Bluetooth!

I figured I would jump in and try it but then the search turned ugly and took a long time. No headset seemed to get the reviews I was looking for. I had tried the Motorola S9-HD but the large piece behind my neck was not comfortable to me. Plus,after years in radio, I am used to good sounding headphones (I am wearing AKG K240 headphones while I write this). I have been underwhelmed by all the buds I have tried. The Apple in-ear buds are ok and it was my go-to until I bought the Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 headset. Since then, no cords – that is unless I need them.

The price of the 903’s was $99.95 at the Apple Store but at the time of this post Amazon has them for about $65. In looking around you may see the 906 listed for about $30 more. The 903 and 906 are the same headset. The difference for the money is the Bluetooth adaptor that lets you stream from any audio device. With the iPhone 3G or 3GS it wasn’t needed.