Sound ID SIX hands-on

Sound ID SIX hands-on
Last year, we had the opportunity of checking out the Sound ID 510, a Bluetooth device for the iPhone that featured a tantalizing mix of common Bluetooth functionality splashed with some unconventional ones. Well folks, it has been more than a year later, and we’re finally once again checking out the company’s latest offering in the form of the Sound ID SIX. Priced at $129.99, which is positioned as a premium offering, it packs all of the previous version’s lovable qualities, but it’s now compatible to work with the iPhone, BlackBerry smartphones, and Android devices – while still maintaining its rich and unconventional set of features.

Right off the bat, we dig the updated design of the Sound ID SIX, as it radiates blindingly with a chic look that makes it seem more like a piece of jewelry – as opposed to a high-tech gadget. In fact, its holographic surface catches our eyes, but it’s actually referred to as the Clear Carbon Smart Touch Surface. Similar to the previous model, this area allows us to execute swiping gestures to quickly increase/decrease its volume. Despite its all plastic construction, it’s still one sturdy feeling headset that takes pride in its desirable looks. As for the earpiece, it’s yet again very menacing with its sharp looking spout – though, it does well to funnel audio into one specific area. Still, it tends to feel a bit irritating after some time on.

Besides working just like any other Bluetooth headset out there in the market, there is the accompanying Sound ID EarPrint app that unlocks most of the headset’s cool features. For starters, we like how it offers a PassThru Mode, which seemingly makes it appear as though we gain super human hearing. Actually, it amplifies the surrounding environment to give us clear and distinctive audio tones to make even someone typing away on a keyboard sound prominent. Additionally, we like how we’re presented with a personalized way to adjust its audio quality, SMS to Speech, battery life indicator, and a Find My Headset feature.

Yes, some might still complain about its pricing, but it’s not every day that we find a headset that amplifies our own hearing – or the fact that we have an adjustable quality setting. Combining its wealthy set of features with its fashionable appearance, it’s sure to turn plenty of heads – plus, it’s now compatible with a host of devices right from the start!

source: Sound ID



1. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010


2. derricob

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

This headset is pretty cool. I like the design, features, and cool app it comes with. I would like to see a over the ear optional hook, but that's just a personal request. Other than that it looks sweet. I might have to get this after my BlueAnt z9i dies (had it for 2 year now)

4. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

blue ant is sexy. :)

3. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

most definetly seems worth having if i ever used a bluetooth. and the price doesn't seem bad at all for everything it does. i'd pay that much just to feel like SecretAgentWoman... spying on everyone. HEY! I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ME!

5. islanderbaw

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

Interesting headset . . . BUT where can you buy it?? Not available on Amazon or Best Buy. Only place I can find it is on the Sound ID site. Any discounting?

6. rocdred

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

As a years long user of Sound ID i can attest to the quality of their BT headsets. We've used them going back to the 1st one, I've had a 400, a 510 and a 512. And when my daughter lost hers, i got her a replacement 512. I've not seen the 6 yet at, at least not at a decent price yet, although i'm not sure i'll bother yet. My 512 is still working great. If you get the 512, you get earprint and the other stuff and my guess is it'll be essentially the same as the 6 but not quite as cool. The reviewer also missed the fact that the 500s and the new 6 have 3 little mics on the side and that helps with noise cancelling. It's not quite to the Jawbone level, but it's pretty close. I was driving, my wife called and I was rocking loud. I couldn't hear her til i turned the music down, but she barely noticed i had music on.. Cool..:) I use the 512 every day, it's super light and comfortable.. And to the guy who wanted an over the hear hook, it does include it, the reviewer didn't mention it. I don't use it and don't see the need, it stays in your ear pretty well.The ear things are weird, but they are soft and come in 3 sizes.. one will fit comfortably. I've seen 512's pretty cheap, so if you want to try this brand, that might be a good way to go..It's shiny, cool looking and does the volume thing by running your finger over the plastic. BTW..I don't work for them, just a customer. :) RocD

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