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BlueAnt Q3 Review

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Audio & Call Quality:

Don’t hold your breath on banking something fantastic with the audio quality out of this one, as it barely delivers anything astounding to make it a standout hit amongst other Bluetooth headsets. When it comes to purely music playback, its quality is mostly flat and lacks that extra level of pop with its tone. At the loudest volume setting, there’s no arguing how audible it is to the ear, but its quality definitely sounds a bit strained – enough to make it unpleasant.

BlueAnt Q3 Review
BlueAnt Q3 Review

Getting more of the same, there isn’t a great deal of improvement in the calling quality department, but in the greater scheme of things, the overall result is underwhelming to say the least. First and foremost, we’re able to hear our callers through the BlueAnt Q3 without much disturbance, since its strong volume output is its single saving grace. Even though voices through the headset are distinctive enough to comprehend, it still sounds artificial more than anything else. Conversely, on the other end of the line, our callers mention being greeted with muffled voices, which doesn’t aid in its cause when the noise cancellation feature of the Q3 is inconsistent. Indeed, it works to cut out wind noise, but as for background noise, it barely kicks in on a consistent basis to mute them.


Battery:

Rated for 7 hours of talk time by the manufacturer, our results came close to hitting the mark, but it actually inched at a little over 6 hours and 45 minutes from a full charge. Luckily, the Q3 features rapid charging, which allows it to reach 50 percent capacity from a charge time of only 30 minutes.


Conclusion:

Tagged as a “premium smartphone earpiece,” the BlueAnt Q3 is the furthest thing from being in the same class as other premium Bluetooth headsets. From its bland design, to the barely-there software features associated with its compatible app, there’s nothing terribly grand at $100 a pop to give the Q3 the crown in this category. In actuality, it’s more like a mid-ranger than anything else, so you’re better off investing your money on something else entirely. Nowadays, it’s undeniably tough to stand out prolifically in the Bluetooth headset arena, but when the Q3 chooses to stay complacent, as opposed to being innovative, it’s going to be overlooked by consumers who are hungry for something fresh.


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Pros

  • Good battery life & rapid charging
  • Lightweight feel

Cons

  • Bland design
  • Elementary software features
  • Expensive for something with its features set
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posted on 04 Jun 2013, 07:41

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2692; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice but li'l bit costly.

posted on 04 Jun 2013, 08:02 1

2. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


5/10 ... boy ... quite the slam. I was hoping for more from an "HD" headset. Too bad.

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