Originally Posted by wilsondw
I cannot stand earbuds for some reason. I do foot patrol and love to listen to my BCD396XT. Bought regular non amplified lapel speaker and could hardly hear it at max volume. So I too took the plunge and bought a black one. WOW does this lapel speaker have volume. Had to turn down the scanner to a 5 with this speaker and the audio quality is fantastic. So in my opinion and for my application it is PERFECT.
I'm so pleased that it's working out well for you. I don't like the idea of earbuds in my ears for any length of time; they quickly get uncomfortable. The non-amplified lapel speakers are worthless. The VALOR speaker blows away anything out there and has outstanding loudness and audio quality. I'm glad it is working great for your purposes.