BlueAnt T1 Rugged Bluetooth Headset
Andy Ruffell / 6 years ago
As we mentioned earlier this device is long on features and functions. The headset will allow you to answer/end a call as well as reject callers if you’re busy – all with your voice. t doesn’t have the same level of built-in voice commands as some of the more recent BlueAnt products, but it allows you to control your phone (if supported by your phone) and this worked very well with my Google Nexus One. . .
Regardless of the functionality or the comfort of a headset, all would be totally lost if it didn’t sound good. While I don’t expect this to be hi-fi by any means, the voice quality should be clear without undue hissing or popping. I’m pleased to say that the BlueAnt has continued their tradition of good sound quality in the T1. I could hear voices clearly and distinctly and the volume range is excellent. It can be turned up to an uncomfortably loud level for use in noisy environments and turned down whisper quiet for use in more peaceful surroundings. On the mic side of things, it is a similar story. The mic seems to work well and pick up voices nicely. The BlueAnt Wind Armor technology works very well, although the Q2 was a bit more clear in noisy environments.
You don’t have to take our word for it though; you can download a recording of the mic in use when connected by Bluetooth to my Thinkpad T410 Laptop. Get the MP3 file here. I used Audacity to record the audio and it is not as clear as it appears to be when making an actual call. I let my wife listen to this sample and compare it to when I call her, and she says the actual voice call is better than my recording.