Sony Ericsson MW600 (Hi-Fi blutooth headset with radio)

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Nautigar, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Nautigar macrumors regular

    Oct 4, 2007
  2. BubbaJones macrumors regular


    May 13, 2004
    East Coast
    I'm also interested in knowing how well these headphones work.

    I'm hopeful because I like that I can plug in any set of headphones into the adapter.

  3. i7QuadCoreMania macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2009
    I have one I use on my SE X10i and HTC HD2.

    I have a 2nd gen running IOS4.0.

    Radio is obvious independent of any phone you use.

    so far the sound quality is awesome and the battery life is quite long. I am getting around 8 hours on a single charge.

    the supplied headphones are a little weak, but have better ones in the mail.

    on the X10i A2DP works, AVCRP works, just no tracknames displayed.

    on the HD2, everything above including Track Names!

    on the 2nd Gen ipod touch running 4.0, A2DP works, pause/play works, ff/rw doesn't work. (I imagine the same would be for the iphone 4) I looked on another site which confirmed that AVCRP implementation is not fully implemented by Apple:mad:

    Nice thing about this is it allows mutliple profiles. I can sync 2 phones and 1 ipod touch. the music and the headset(for phone) can be sync'ed at the same time.

    for the 55 bucks I spent, this is easily the best Bluetooth I've bought.
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    I just picked this up from mobilecityonline since I work in the area. So far, the radio part works great. I have an Etymotic HF2 so I'm not sure if the mic on the headset itself is disabled since the MW600 has its own mic or both mics are picking up sound.
  5. xenuprime macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    Does the display show track names in pandora and ipod (podcasts, etc..)?

    Can anybody else with these paired to an iphone 4 give some reviews?
  6. Jooles macrumors member

    May 28, 2008
    I might buy one! Looks like a great little product.
  7. Ol!ver macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2005
    Mine arrived today. Quality through the iPhone is excellent, but the Mac is awful.

    Anyone else?
  8. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    Unfortunately it doesn't display any of that. The only things that it displays are, when someone calls you, it displays their name if its in your address book, otherwise, it displays the number.

    You can do voice dial with just a click of a button as well as others like hold, redial and such. The build quality is very nice, extremely light. I use my own headphones so can't comment on the one provided. Since my headphone is the Etymotic HF2 and it has its own mic, when you connect it with the MW600 and are on a call, your headset mic is disabled so you can only use the mic on the MW600 which I was bummed about, but then again, you don't want 2 mics to be on at the same time because you will hear nothing but background noise.

    Also, when listening to radio station, it shows the name of the station, the song thats currently playing, or if you're listening to a talk show, the name of the show is displayed as well. Battery lasts a very long time. Best $50 I ever spent.
  9. chanerz macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2010
  10. xenuprime macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2008
    Thanks! Does the forward/backward track buttons work for iphone 4? I have heard that they do and that they don't.
  11. BubbaJones macrumors regular


    May 13, 2004
    East Coast
    I got mine a few weeks ago. The forward back button doesn't work, just pause/play.

    The volume "slider" is a bit weird but if you can avoid touching it, it shouldn't be a problem.

    I've been having a problem syncing it to both the iPhone and MacBook. It appears like it only wants one or the other. I'm assuming I did something wrong, but I haven't had a lot of time to experiment. However, it works equally well with the laptop.

    Sound quality is really good, even with the cheap buds Sony provided. That I don't like is the extremely short wire. I understand that they want you to clip the unit to your shirt collar so you can use the microphone, but I'd rather clip it to my pocket. Amazon has some Etymotics and Ultimate Ears on sale right now, so I might pick one up.

    The only other thing I can think of to say is, if you get one order a micro-usb cable too. I have the charger at work (because I spend 50% of my day there...), but I've forgotten to bring it home on the weekend. If I had a micro-usb cable I could charge the unit at home.
  12. Snørrbjørg macrumors newbie


    Aug 12, 2010
    at home
    When iOS 4.1 is publicly available, the track skip buttons will work. (works in the beta at this moment)
  13. Outrigger macrumors 68000


    Dec 22, 2008
    Thats only because the iphone 4 currently does not support AVCRP on ANY bluetooth devices.
  14. M Quick macrumors 6502

    M Quick

    Nov 9, 2011
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Just to update to this thread for future reference that wants to buy this thing or get it.

    Track names shows up on the MW600, you can change track and go back, play/pause of course on an iPhone 4s. I would think this is because of iOS5 so it should work flawlessly on the 3GS as well.

    Works with my macbook as well using OSX Lion. Shows track names etc and you can remote control iTunes with the buttons fw/rr..

    And ofcourse, you can fast forward or go back by holding fw/rr button in until you get where you want.

    So all in all, versus over a year ago and today, it's a totally different thing to go with the iPhone imho.
  15. TypeMRT macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    Thanks for the update. Do the Apple headphones work? It would be nice to bypass the finicky volume slider on the MW600 and just use the headphone's volume buttons and mic.
  16. damasquino macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    all mw 600 features work
    completely with my iphone 4s, it is really worth buying it.
  17. fronzman macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2012
    How about Siri performance with these? I've tried other BT stereo headsets and they sucked with Siri.
  18. damasquino macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    siri also is working very well with the mw 600. nice headset.
  19. rak007, Feb 14, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013

    rak007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    Just want to get an update from someone using this. Does it fare well with iPhone 4S and all functions work ?

    Also does the headset work fine with 3rd party apps like AV Player etc ? I mean only the audio part, i am sure the controls won't work but for 3rd party apps like AV Player etc, the audio will be router to the bluetooth right ?

    Btw i am on iPhone 4S iOS 5.1.1
  20. rak007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 31, 2011
    Bumping this thread...

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