Headphones - muting/unmuting

I think I’ve bought a half-dozen noise-cancelling headphones and was excited at the Wyze ones.

Got them yesterday and paired them today. I wear Gunnar glasses when computing and I fear that there’s no way to alleviate the eventual discomfort that the earpads create when pressing on the arms of the glasses, so I guess I’ll save up for LASIK. :slight_smile:

While I love that I can quickly/easily tap on the right earcup to mute and unmute, I’m floating this out here to see if I’m overlooking something obvious.

Does anyone else think it less than ideal that the mute/unmute is just the same sound with no feedback as to which one has been activated?

I’d like to be given some kind of brief audible confirmation as to which state is now in effect.

A pair of Jabra headphones I own say, “Muted” or “Unmuted” with each press of the mute/unmute button.

Maybe one beep for muted, two beeps for unmuted.

As-is, there’s only one sound for mute and the same sound (to my hearing) for unmute. The light doesn’t flash or change color or anything else to indicate which is active.

Yes, I know that I could just test what is currently active by talking and seeing if anyone hears me, but for 95% of my calls, I dial in, remain muted for the entire duration until it’s my turn to talk and without a way of knowing if I’m muted or unmuted when I join the call, I could be (unintentionally) unmuted for most of the call (and hope my dog doesn’t bark), tap the earcup and be (unintentionally) muted when I want to speak, and then my boss assumes that I fell asleep or something when I “fail” to respond to his question. Less than ideal.

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I was just watching Netflix on my computer with my Wyze headphones and observed about a quarter-second lag between video and audio. I just tried my Jabra headphones and if there is a similar lag, it’s imperceptible.

I guess I don’t much care about the mute/unmute idea any more. Sigh.

Definitely a great idea! Maybe you should add this to the #wishlist! This could be an option called “audible feedback” in the Wyze app.

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Thanks! Adding to wishlist now!

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Great idea. this answers the question I had as i was interested in using the headphones for PC gaming and always need the ability to mute if needed.

Not sure how bluetooth is going to work with the latency for gaming but worst case iI can hard wire directly into the xbox controller.

Yes please! My favorite for conference calls is the Plantronics headphones. When you press the mute button, they beep and say something like “Mute enabled”, and if I press the button again to unmute, it just beeps.

Only having a beep on the unmute is important… it allows you to quickly go from mute to answering someone’s question (without a voice talking over you saying “unmuted” or “mute disabled”). I would find that very frustrating.

So count my vote in on this.