Beats by Dr. Dre Tour ControlTalk In-Ear Headphones from Monster
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How does one activate the ControlTalk? By ambient noise or by button? Also, do they stay in the ears?
I ask about the ControlTalk because the in-box Apple iPhone 3GS earbuds were obnoxious in that they always activated voice control when exposed to ambient noise such as the wind, or even my clothes moving. This would constantly interrupt my music, and there was no way to disable voice control, or the microphone. Ideally I would like the ControlTalk feature, to be able to pause music with the remote, but if the mic is super sensitive and activates Voice Control when unwanted, doing the same thing as the Apple earphones, I will go with the less expensive, non-ControlTalk version.
Also, do they stay in the ear? I remember buying a pair of $250 Shure earbuds to find they fell out ever minute or so. Biggest disappointment ever since they sounded great but wouldn't stay in. They're still sitting in my drawer, and I don't want that to happen with another pair of expensive earbuds.
Thanks a bunch!
- Asked by Brian C from Lafayette
- Feb 23, 2010
1 Answer from the Community
I've never used the iPhone 3GS earbuds so I can't say I've experienced what you described... but the ControlTalk on the Beats are button activated. There's a middle button for play/pause/next/back (by pressing the button different number of times) and the microphone on the ControlTalk does work with Voice Control on the iPhone 3GS, simply hold it down and Voice Control activates, and you can say out loud what you want the 3GS to play (This works great for someone on the move). There's also 2 volume buttons (up/down).
How well they fit is an important attribute, I agree, so I will simply give you my own experience. It definitely took some tries with different sizes of ear buds to get the right feel, but once it did, they stayed on quite well for normal walking. Also, these do tend to get more comfortable with time... (Not sure if it's because of your ears getting used to them, or the rubber reshaping) For me, they don't stay on while running. Then again, neither do the in-box iPhone headsets, but I've known many people for whom they DO stay in... All depends on your ears.
- Answered by Hao L from Edmonton
- Feb 27, 2010