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Opinions: Bluetooth headsets

I just wanted to get some opinions from people about bluetooth headsets. I'm getting my sister one for Christmas and was curious what people who own some think of them. Currently the front runners are:
the Jabra BT250v,
and the Motorola HS850

I currently use the HS850 with my v3. It connects quickly, is small (0.7oz), has a great battery life, turns off when the boom is closed to conserve power, is easy to pair with phones, and has a great microphone/noise cancelling. The downs being that it has a relatively loose fitting ear hook and the speaker sits against the outside of your ear. Because of this it can be a little harder to hear in loud environments. With my v3 the range on this headset is incredible. I've been up to 30' from the phone without any static, and I've walked into separate rooms with walls and appliances inbetween me and the phone without a problem. The range was somewhat less with my v551. This headset also used the same charger as my former phone (Moto v551) which was convenient with the included charger splitter. Also I'm giving my sister the v551.

My brother has a BT250v and loves it. It also connects quickly, has a good battery life, has an off button/switch, pairs easily, has a vibrate function, a retractible boom, gel earbud. This headset is a little larger and weighs 0.8oz so it's slightly less convenient to drop into a pocket. The range is more debatable as I've seen reviews where you lost signal if the phone were on the opposite side of your body from the headset. I'm going to have my brother conduct some range tests with his headset. The big plus of this headset is the earbud as it's much more useful in louder environments.

The main things I'm looking for in a headset are range and loudness. My sister only has cell signal at one end of her apartment so my plan is for her to leave the phone where it has signal and be able to walk around with the headset. This probably won't work throughout her apartment but should be better than the phone itself. She also lives in Brooklyn and has to walk around on city streets and deal with noise in general, so something that you can hear when there's noise around you is great. Range is obviously in part due to the phone and how strongly it transmits, but the loudness factor is the only thing keeping me from buying a HS850 right now. If anyone has any thoughts on these two headsets, or any suggestions for headsets that you have experience with please share.

thanks, and Merry Christmas.

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Re: Opinions: Bluetooth headsets

I don't like the behind the ear sets... look like you have a giant hearing aid on, IMO.*

Hear is a new one from plantronics that looks pretty good.


I have heard that shure makes some really nice headsets but I have not seen any yet.

One thing you want to make sure is that the headset is rechargeable and not battery powered. some even come with a car charger as well as the home.

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I hate people that wear those.....I was leaving the cleaners the other day and some guy is walking by and says: "HEY!....how's it going?".......I said:"Going prety good and you?".....Turns out he was walking on his phone with his bluetooth headseat that I could not see concealed on the other side of his hed.....He looked at me like I was the retard.....


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^^^ Lol, reminds me of a comedian who was telling a story where he was in the bathroom and he was tying his shoe. Then some guy walks in and starts talking to him. It went something like this:

Guy: "Hey whatcha doing?"
Comedian: "Oh just tying my shoe"
Guy: "I'm in the bathroom!"
Comedian: "Yea I know, I can move if you want me to."
Guy: "Wanna grab a beer afterwards?"
Comedian: "I guess, maybe after I finish tying my shoe and we get out of the bathroom"

And then he looks at the guy and the whole time he was talkin on the phone after he just had a whole conversation with the guy.

Get this one:

http://www.bluetoothaccessories.com/...e&PageNo=1


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I have the Motorola HS850 and Had the HS810 and a sony one. The HS850 is the best I had of all. I dont like behind the ear style eather... The thing about the HS820 is that its not so easy to turn off as the HS850, also it looks like a surf board! uggly...

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Guy I know has this one, I tried that Motorola one out and a plantronics one...hated them both.
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I have this guy:

the SonyEricsson HBH-300

It sounds great compared to two others I've had, excellent battery life, and actually looks like a headset so when I'm on the phone at the urinal, people know I'm on the phone! I don't actually do that.... but people definitely know I'm on the phone. Out of the two you listed, I'd go with the Moto.



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Re: Opinions: Bluetooth headsets

[quote author=Commie link=topic=35803.msg513341#msg513341 date=1134769864]
Get this one:

http://www.bluetoothaccessories.com/...e&PageNo=1
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Why get that one when it doesn't have the flip boom and has less battery life than the HS850?

Incidentally that's a funny story.[quote author=Str8Rippin link=topic=35803.msg513289#msg513289 date=1134767151]
I don't like the behind the ear sets... look like you have a giant hearing aid on, IMO.

Hear is a new one from plantronics that looks pretty good.


I have heard that shure makes some really nice headsets but I have not seen any yet.

One thing you want to make sure is that the headset is rechargeable and not battery powered. some even come with a car charger as well as the home.
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Is that the plantronics one that has the multiple little charging/case deelys? They look like a bunch of silver cylinders.

Thanks for the input guys, keep it coming.


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[quote author=icspots link=topic=35803.msg513382#msg513382 date=1134773031]
Why get that one when it doesn't have the flip boom and has less battery life than the HS850?
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Flip boom looks fugly in my opinion.


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[quote author=Commie link=topic=35803.msg513396#msg513396 date=1134774405]
[quote author=icspots link=topic=35803.msg513382#msg513382 date=1134773031]
Why get that one when it doesn't have the flip boom and has less battery life than the HS850?
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Flip boom looks fugly in my opinion.
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Fair enough, how 'bout the battery life though?


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