better headset than sony wh xm3

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I've bought a sony wh xm3 headset, but I have problems.
Sometimes voice over works, sometimes it doesn't.
When I want to type an sms it takes very long time for voice over to talk, Almost a second.
When I play games or browse menus it goes fine.
Is there any better headset. I can't have it like this.



Submitted by Pyro2790 on Monday, February 18, 2019

The answer is no there isn't a better head set if your relying on blue tooth. There will always be a latency with blue tooth and VoiceOver because of the protocol it uses. Simple solution is just to use a wired connection, but I realize that isn't very convenient. It's impossible to use text input through a blue tooth head set efficiently. This is also a reason why I am not a fan of everything going to a wireless connection.

Submitted by Aaron on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

I also have a Bose Quiet Comfort 35 series II headset, and find that it works great. I can pair it with up to two devices, which for me is typically my PC and my iPhone, and I have no notable lag with JAWS on the PC or Voiceover on the iPhone. They also have incredible battery life. I use the for 8 hours a day as my primary headset for work and I have been able to get two days of work at least on a single charge.

My only complaint so far is that when used as a headset on the PC, there are some complications with sound configuration. Since this headset creates two audio profiles when connected to the PC - stereo and headset - some applications want to use one profile and other apps want to use the other. In my case, JAWS wanted to use the stereo profile, while Skype wanted to use the headset profile. The headset can only play from one profile at a time, so I ended up disabling the headset profile to force all apps to use the stereo profile. If you are only connecting them to your iphone though, you won't run into any trouble.

Submitted by Kristoffer Gus… on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

So you can use it to write sms, mail, searching for spotify?
With my headset it gets so slow

Submitted by kevinchao89 on Thursday, February 21, 2019

Yes, I use QC35-II for messages, emails, music, etc. I either use VoiceOver or one of the 3 digital assistants. There is virtually no lag (compared to even some of the better Bluetooth headsets) and quality is great.

Submitted by Pyro2790 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

There is absolutely lag with VoiceOver using Blue tooth on the QC35. Its because of the blue tooth protocol that causes the lag. If you use it in a wired configuration there is no latency. I will be honest with you and tell the truth since its a 350 dollar head set. I don't want you to spend the money and realize that there is still latency over Bluetooth. Absolutely an amazing head set for listening to music or in a wired configuration to hear screen readers.

Submitted by Justin on Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Sure, you're gonna have lag on BT headsets, that's how it works. Now i've not tried them using iOS, but I recently got the skullcandy crusher wireless, and love these bad boys. For around $100 on amazon, they rock. Personally these are my fav headphones, and wouldn't't go with anything else.

It's correct that touch typing doesn't work that well with Bluetooth headsets.
However, using a phisical keyboard works without problems.
I've done it my self on an iPhone..
And it was almost no delay.
This is one of many reasons why phones should have a phisical keyboard in addition to the touch screen.
It's better to type on as well.
I've got no problems with typing on a screen, but some people do.
And in these times, when everything is supposed to be wireless, we should have an option like that.
It works so much better.
But I don't think we'll ever get that on an iPhone.
I'm still hoping though.
Untill we do, I suggest that you should get some kind of keyboard for the iPhone.
Everyone of those are of corse using Bluetooth, but that works fine.
Even when using a Bluetooth headset.
There are also differences between various headsets.
But sometimes, it's not easy for others to tell which one is the best, unless they have tried many of them.
You must try for yourself, and your own use cases.
Perhaps you'll have to spend some money doing that, which is not something everyone can aford.
The same with keyboards by the way.
But that's just how it is.