Review: Bose Bluetooth Headset

I am one of those people that tend to talk and drive a lot, and I really hate in car bluetooth systems because they interrupt the music when it rings and that drives me nuts. So I have turned back to bluetooth headphones, I tried a few different ones over the years, the Jabra BT250 was my favorite back in the day, but looks like aliens attached something to the back of your ear. I didn’t car because it was comfortable, people could hear me, and it was loud enough but over the years I couldn’t find out that fit that worked just as well and they stopped making them. The jawbone was pretty good but it just didn’t fit my ear very well. Then Bose came out their own bluetooth headset, at long last they have adapted their amazing sound technology to a bluetooth headset. The moment I saw it available forsale I purchased and I never regreted it, now I feel weird talking on the phone and holding the phone. Even when I’m at home walking around, my phone is in my pocket and I’m using the headset.

Pros:

  • Crip Sound, very clear and loud(The other end can’t tell its a head set). You can’t hear the background
  • It only weighs 136 grams which is very light, and you don’t feel it while you are wearing it
  • It fits comfortably in your ear, same as the tri-port head phones
  • Works with bluetooth enabled devices to stream music to them, so you can listen to your iTunes
  • Very simple to use and intuitive, not a confusing headset
  • Battery lasts for about two days with heavy usage which is pretty good
  • Charges via micro-usb so its the same as the Blackberry and Android, so you don’t need a spare charger

Cons:

  • A bit on the expensive side but worth it since quality built headset from Bose
  • You can only use it on your right ear

Overall this is an excellent bluetooth headset, Bose have really done their homework when putting this product together, they knew what people wanted. If you don’t mind it being only a right side bluetooth then I highly recommend it to anyone, it 4.5 out 5 because of price but its an excellent product and does exactly what it promises.

Price: $149
Link: Amazon
Rating:
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Bose Bluetooth Headset

Now this is a product I wasn’t expecting from Bose, but I am happy that they came up with it. I have known Bose to make high quality headphones so it seems to me that they might make som very good Bluetooth Headsets, and in this case it seems that the test has proven the quality of them. I have added it to my Amazon Cart after reading the review with the details of the quality and easy of use with these headsets. Based on this statement “The audio quality is superb: clear, sharp and concise” I want this headset.

It also comes with the company’s, relatively, new StayHear tips, which also come with its current range of in-ear buds. The headset also has an easy to reach on/off slider, plus volume and call buttons, and a USB port allowing it to be charged via a laptop, computer or the supplied dedicated plug adaptor.

Link: PocketLint


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Bluetooth in Cars

Most care have this feature in them these days, you can connect your phone through the bluetooth system in the car. When you are on the other end of the phone it feels like there is a lot of space between you and them when they are using the bluetooth system of a car, headsets are pretty good these days, but some cars do have it right. Personally I don’t like using bluetooth systems which are integrated into the cars for one main fact, I listen to music at a high volume. If thats the case then you will hate every time someone calls, because the sound system is going to ring at a very HIGH volume, which might disorient some people, and you will be annoyed. I have tried it a few times, and I just decided never to use it, its really annoying when the phone rings in the middle of a good song.

Headset Roundup

I have had a chance for a while now to try out different headsets over the years, and I thought I would just post up my basic thoughts on these headsets, not a real thorough review but at least to stay away from a few headsets out there.

Jabra JX10

Rating:

Small and useless, sound quality just horrible

Jabra BT135

Rating:

Very bad quality sound and has trouble connecting sometimes

Jabra BT 250

Rating:

One of my favorite headsets, fantastic sound quality, long battery life, and comfortable fit

Jabra BT 2020

Rating:

A good bluetooth headset, good fit, comfortable, but a bit slow to react to phone calls

Sony Ericsson HBH-DS970

Rating:

Great quality headset, good sound, long battery life, and caller ID

Sony Ericsson HBH-GV435a

Rating:

Excellent headset, good battery life, clear sound, and very comfortable

Sony Ericsson HBH-IV840

Rating:

Good sound quality, but doesn’t hold onto the ear when walking around, short battery life.

Nokia BH-602

Rating:

The quality was low, short battery life, and interference in bluetooth connection.

New Sony Ericsson Headsets

HBH-PV 715 seems to be the cheapest of the three, and is – once again, in my opinion – the better looking of the bunch as well. It’ll come in either the pictured white trimming or a black one.

HBH-PV-720 is the headset for the more sophisicated and fashionable of us. You can personalize its look with StyleUp covers, and it comes with a pouch and a silver necklace.

HBH-PV-740 is the professional headset for the business man or woman. It’s the only one of the headsets to feature a status display, and it’s the only one to come with a headset desk stand and USB charger. Apart from that, you also get the silver necklace with the HBH-PV-740.

Sony has come out with three new bluetooth headsets, I have been looking around for a bluetooth headset for some time now. I lost my previous one, and I can’t seem to find any in the market, they are all gone. it will be some time before they are released, but the 740 looks to fit my needs, I like a caller ID screen since that means I don’t need to take my phone out of my pocket when I can look at the headset to decided whether to answer or not.

Link: USEB

Headset Fines

So the police have something new and useless to add to their fines such as using your phone while your driving. I don’t mind this law at all, since I have been using bluetooth for over 6 years now, before even Sony merged with Ericsson. They can’t seem to fix our lights, at least install sensor traffic light systems, stream line our fine payment process, fix our roads, or fix the 777 hotline so that someone answers the damn phone.

Just for everyone’s information, the police can fine you directly and indirectly, so it is up to the discretion of the police officer. If they see you talking, all they need is your plate number, car make, and color. So they can fine you if you are moving or if they stop you. I wonder how long this is going to last.

On another note, headset sales has gone through the roof, so much so that there is a current shortage in Kuwait for almost every kind of headset.