Those ANNOYING BlueTooth CellPhone Headsets - I need a GOOD one

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  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Washington State. Like 18 months ago or so.

    It's no longer legal to drive and text. Pending ( 2009 ), it will become illegal to drive and talk on the cellphone.

    You can't be pulled over for either offense, but if you are committing either offense, then when you are pulled over, your fine will go up.

    So, JD does what he normally does with new legislation that doesn't directly affect him.

    Not a damn thing.

    I don't talk on the phone much, if I can possibly help it. If someone called, I just put the damn thing on speakerphone and put it on the visor above me. Problem solved.

    Then I changed jobs and I spend more time during the week driving, it seems, than I do sitting at a desk. And my desk doesn't even have a hardline wired to it.

    So, now I need a Bluetooth headset talkie thingy.

    I REFUSE to get one of those damn ones that look some stupid *** Star Trek earpiece. Those people drive me bananas!

    You don't have a communicator, moron, and because it's 1.5 inches long, no one can understand you, which is why you have to YELL! :rolleyes:

    So, there are top quality companies out there that produce top notch Bluetooth headphones for music, but who makes a really good boom mike style wireless headset for my Motorola phone?

    Sennheiser? Bose? Motorola?

    Any of you have any experience with a good one that doesn't make you look like a tool and the people you are talking to can understand what you are saying without yelling?

    I should add, this is being expensed to the company, so I could not possibly care less about what it costs. I just want a good one that will be comfortable, work and not make me look like I am on my way to Comic-Con.

    Thanks in advance.

    JD
     
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  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Have you used it Shihan? I have seen them, and I am not sold on them. They average around a 3.5 or 4 star rating on Amazon and CNET. Do you have any personal experience with it?

    Thanks,

    JD
     
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  5. cpttango30

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    Can't go wrong with a plantronics or Jabra or Blue Ant. Just remember that all bluetooth headsets work with any (YES ANY) bluetooth enabled phone. I don't care what anyone says. I have used bluetooth headsets that said there was no way they would work with my Samsung blackjack and they worked just fine. Remember that you can also get bluetooth car sets that plug into the cig lighter (Accessory outlet) in your care and to your radio and you hear the caller on your stereo speakers. How new is your phone? Being one of the International Men of Mystery I will assume that your phone is rather new. It should have Bluetooth 2.0 the most up to date and longer range than bluetooth 1.0. bt2.0 is backwards compatible meaning a 1.0 head set will work with a 2.0 phone. Me I prefer an ear piece that rests slightly in my ear canal and helping to block out noise.

    The Blue Ant Z9i Z9i Bluetooth Headset - BlueAnt Wireless

    The Blue Ant Q1 BlueAnt Q1 Voice Controlled Headset - BlueAnt Wireless

    The Jabra JX20 Jabra JX20 - Exclusive Bluetooth headset where Power Meets Elegance

    The Plantronics Voyager (Named after The Star Trek Ship) 520 Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset | Business-Class Audio

    CNet.com Bluetuthf ratings.

    Bluetooth Headsets - CNET Reviews
     
  6. Dillinger

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    I have actually never had a cell phone, or a contract, of my own. Part of my staying off the grid plan. :p

    Part of my work contract, where ever I go to work, is that the company provides a cell phone, or else they don't get to put me on a leash. Every company always agrees and gives me a cell phone with unlimited talking and texting. So, that is why I am expensing a headset, since it is now a state law.

    Thanks for the info Tango, I have been researching all weekend, but I have yet to hear from anyone that I trust, like you guys.

    70 reviews on CNET or Amazon from people that I don't know, don't mean as much, TO ME, as ONE review from you guys, since I know who you are and what you are about.

    So, of those, have you personally used any of them with positive results?

    My Motorola is pretty new. Probably within the last 6 months of production, maybe a year tops, and I believe it is the most updated version of Bluetooth.

    Thanks for the info.

    JD
     
  7. cpttango30

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    I used to have a Jabra BT250V (they don't make it) it fit around your ear and stuck into your canal and it was the best head set I ever had. I had 6 different Motorola head sets they all SUCKS bigger geoduck than suprdave.

    Plantronics is what they use on the space shuttle. But I highly doubt the lowly $100 and less headsets see the kind of QA QC that on one them NASA ones sees.

    I have used the blue ant slightly got to listen at a store man they are so clean it is like that commercial where the two guys are head to head.

    I had a plantronics that is ok I still use it a little.

    If you can look around on Ebay for head sets you can get them at a fraction of what your going to pay on line or in a store.
     
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    I work for a cell phone company and have been through quite a few blue-tooth headsets. Motorola, Blue-Antz, Jabra, Jawbone, Samsung, etc. In my opinion, and this is what I tell my customers, the Jawbone Prime II is the best headset that exists right now. It has much better noise cancellation than any $130 Motorola, Jabra, or Plantronics that I've ever used. Also, it will block out wind to a certain degree, which other headsets will NOT due (even if advertised...).

    The only cons with the Jawbone II Prime are price and ease of use. Just read the manual and you'll get use to how to answer calls and turn it on and off. Oh, and do yourself a favor and buy it from a retailer in your city, that way if it goes out within one year (it is an electronic device you know) they'll honor a one-year warranty in their store.
     
  9. Dillinger

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    Thanks 'squatch, I will check that one out as well. :)
     
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    No problem. BTW - Most retailers have a 30 return policy. Ask them specifically if the device can be returned after it's been opened. You'll know if you like it within a week or two.
     
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  11. Yunus

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    Have you considered getting a bluetooth headunit for your vehicle? My wife has one in her truck and my next vehicle will definitely have one. Just makes cell phones more convenient in a vehicle and you don't have to wear anything in your ear.
     
  12. Dillinger

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    I have a company truck, and it has 175K miles on it, to give you an idea of how much BEFORE Bluetooth it was purchased... LOL

    My personal vehicle has had it for a few years, but I haven't used it. My personal time is for me, not for my cell phone. ;)

    Thanks for the advice those that MEANT to help...:rolleyes:

    JD
     
  13. Don Davis

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    It's only a matter of time here in Texas before you will not be able to text or talk on a cell phone if your in a car.

    They just passed a law making it illegal in school zones. ... more to come

    So I've tried several and these work great for my..

    Motorola MOTOROKR S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset

    Amazon.com: Motorola MotoROKR S9-HD Bluetooth Stereo Headset: Cell Phones & Service

    It is w/o a cord and works well w/o echo and on my iPhone - I listen to music & movies in stereo.

    :)
     
  14. BillM

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    Went through all this ka-ka a few months ago. Oregon's "no talking
    while driving " law went into effect Jan 1, and for once I was ahead
    of the curve.

    I work in noisy places, and drive noisy trucks on occasion. My choices
    boiled down to:

    Plantronics Voyager. Noise canceling technology, great battery life,
    a little large and didn't go really well with wearing glasses at the same
    time.

    and

    Aliph Jawbone Prime. Got one of these cut little puppies. Noise
    canceling works GREAT--I can carry on a conversation standing next to
    industrial equipment.

    Battery life is OK---it goes a couple of days between charges. Has an
    annoying delay before it hooks up on incoming calls, but I'm getting used
    to it.

    It comes with 6 different eargels and 2 different loops. Tried them all, even
    tried some Plantronics eargels with it---None of them held it securely for
    more than a couple of hours. It has this little button on the backside that
    presses against my fat cheek, eventually it would cam it out of my ear.

    Fixed that with a custom molded earpiece from Custom Molded Earpieces from AverySound.com

    Now I LIKE my Jawbone---comfy to wear most of the day.
     
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