When wearing the HS3000, you want to position it so that the microphone is facing you; the microphone is located next to the 3.5mm headset jack. Call quality is far more improved this way. We tested the HS3000, and we found call quality to be quite good for the most part. We didn't experience any static or crackling and we thought our callers sounded loud and clear. Callers did say our voice was perhaps a touch muddy, but it wasn't too different compared with when we weren't using the headset. They also detected a very distant hum, but it wasn't distracting. Callers reported great call quality on the whole, without much background noise.
The HS3000 has all the usual Bluetooth headset features like last number redial, voice dialing where available, call mute, and the capability to answer, reject, and end calls. It also provides voice prompts during certain actions like powering on/of, or when it's in pairing mode, just to keep you informed of the headset's current status. You can also turn off voice prompts if you like. The HS3000 also has a battery indicator. Last but not least, the HS3000 has multipoint connectivity so you can connect it with up to two different devices at the same time.
The Samsung HS3000 has a rated battery life of 7 hours talk time, 6 hours music playback, and seven days standby time.
The Samsung HS3000 is a well-designed stereo Bluetooth solution for people who still want to use a real pair of wired headphones. It has a 3.5mm headset jack so you can use it with any pair of headphones out there, though the HS3000's own earbuds aren't bad. Plus, you can attach it easily to clothing with the large clip. We like the dedicated controls for music, the option for Instrumental and Vocal modes, and multipoint connectivity. The Samsung HS3000 is worth its $59.99 retail price point.