8 comments on “My First 21 Days with the BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Headset

  1. i like the blueant also… until i got a new computer that is 64 bit… tried to update to the new version (21)… not happening, error after error, driver will not load… if you read the fine print on website company prints that the software is not compatable with windows 64 bit.
    “Please Note: This software DOES NOT SUPPORT 64 bit Windows or Apple Mac machines.
    To upgrade your device you must use a 32 bit Windows machine running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.”

  2. Dam! I was looking for something new and good. I guess I will go back to my old Jabra BT530. It also is A2DP compatible with out all the fuss. Thanks

  3. sorry… i have tried many 64 bit drivers trying to make it work… of course blueant has not resonded to a possible release for 64 bit

  4. I have the same experience as Wayne, working on a “32-bit” Vista OS pc. The updater just never worked and tech support suggested 1)try another machine or 2)send it to them to update.

    A real bummer because it will likely be +10 before I get it back. Pretty crazy since 32-bit vista is very common. It’s a great bluetooth..but streaming audio with my iphone needs the v8.19 at least.

    Too bad..nice product, nice warranty…poor execution.

  5. I tried it on Windows 7 bit and it never worked. I just remembered that my kids pc had xp still on it and I tried it on there and it worked. It still gave me an error message on xp but I clicked update again and it worked. I’m so happy now that it worked. But Blue Ant’s customer service can suck my black***. I called them regarding the error message I was getting on my bit W7 and dude basically told me it’s my fault. He then stated for me to send it to them and they will update it for me, menaing that I had to pay shipping for it to get there!!!! Are they serious I asked and he was dead serious. So bottom line it doesn’t work 100% on 32bit system as they think it does. Either way the device works great but the Australian customer service gets an F+ from me.

  6. Won’t fit in your ear, won’t charge after one or two uses. Works well when it works, but . . .

  7. Hey Steve, you can use other ear buds with the Q1 or any BlueAnt headset. I and other don’t use the stock earbuds either for various reasons. The only trick is finding ones that fit the headset properly. Should I see any online or in-store I’ll post a link.

  8. “Although I find the Q1 to be a good headset I can’t honestly recommend it to even the average user unless you 1) don’t require or care about A2DP (streaming audio) compatibility, 2) have readily available access to a Windows XP computer and or 3) BlueAnt updates their drivers for Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit versions) and release a Mac OS version.”

    What they really need is a Linux version. As it is I will have to fire up a Windows XP virtual box.

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