Bluetooth headset – v.3
Ya, I gave the Jabra JX-10 back. Totally sucks, because I thought that it would be amazing. I give this one a 6.5/10 compared to my old-school Logitech being an 8.5.
After work, I headed to a friends house to try out his Sony Ericsson headset – HBH-PV700. Nice size. Average to lighter-side of the weight. Not as compact as the others. Fits well on the ear, once you play around with it for about 30 seconds. Guess what? Still static! When I passed the headset back to him, he said “Ya, it sounds like that on my phone too”. What gives? Still continuing onwards…
This time I decided that I would try another Logitech brand headset, because I figured that since the first one was so great, maybe the next would be good too. Having said that, I want to cut down the number of trips that I do to the store, so I also picked up the Motorola H670. It was on sale, so I figured why not get 2! I was able to pick-up both of these for less than the cost of a single JX-10 after I got the discounted price. Amazing.
I got home about two hours ago, and decided to give these a try. Open up the packaging, charge them up and give them a shot. At first I try the Motorola H670. Looks pretty sleek, comes with 3 different ear loops to use. I pair it with my phone – very easy to do thanks to their simple pairing technology. That means that it took about 5 seconds vs. 8 seconds. LOL
Pop it on my ear, and notice that it feels a bit floppy. I change around the ear loops and find one that fits the best – although I’m not completely thrilled about it as it’s still flopping around a bit. I start to make a few calls. Not too bad.. pretty decent quality on my end. There is a bit of static that I hear, but not even close to as bad as the others. So far, this is the top contender. That is until I ask the person I’m talking to how I sound. I sounded choppy, quiet, and a bit staticy. NOOO! I really wanted this one to work. I got it for a great price – $67 CAD. This one gets a 7.5/10 rating.
Now time to try out the Logitech Mobile Express. Good size, fits well, and has a lot more static. I make a couple of calls, and the people tell me that it sounds like I’m on speakerphone, but that the volume and clarity are pretty good. The audio is a bit choppy for me, and staticy. This one gets a 4/10 rating. How can a company that made one so well, make one that fails?
Back to the store I go. The customer service reps are going to know me as the guy who buys everything and returns it. I really don’t mean to do that. All I’m asking for is a headset that’s clear, no static (as long as the phone is within 5-10 ft. range – dare I attempt the 33ft./10m range that Bluetooth 1.2 claims it can handle??), and fits/feels good.
Back to the store I go…
another day that is… they’re closed now….
…to be continued…