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Poor quality, bad microphone, uncomfortable design.
on November 3, 2014
I needed a Bluetooth headset for use with my phone, and I thought that getting a headset that was compatible with my Xbox would make things convenient. My brother owns this same headset and he likes it, but mine was no good at all.
--USE WITH XBOX--
It seems that a common problem with these wireless headsets when used with Xbox is a high-pitched noise experienced by other users when the wireless headset is muted. Another problem is that you practically have to shout into the microphone in order to be heard. When I tested this product on Xbox Live, I was informed that my voice sounded faint or distant, even though I had the microphone within a half-inch of my lips.
I had a difficult time when switching between Xbox and phone use, as the headset would not connect very quickly to either, and would not allow people to hear me. The high-pitched noise experienced by others was also present, but only on the Xbox side.
--USE OVER BLUETOOTH--
The Bluetooth range on this headset is terrible. It seems that even the thinnest of materials interrupts the signal between the headset and the connected device. When the headset was in my ear and my phone was in my front pocket, the signal would become intermittent. I couldn't hear the person that I was on the phone with, and they couldn't hear me. In order to keep the connection strong, I would have to hold my phone chest-level, which defeats the purpose of a headset.
The headset is not designed to fit into your ear canal, but is instead designed to fit into the opening of your ear. I found that the headset was prone to falling out of my ear. The rubber that went around the speaker irritated my ear beyond belief and I would have to reach up and scratch the inside of my ear. The loop that fits around the outside of the ear was a little big for me and didn't hold on tightly enough for my taste.
I cannot recommend this product at all. It's uncomfortable, has spotty connectivity, and the microphone is awful. The microphone has no noise cancelling and I received frequent complaints about wind noise, even when there was no wind to speak of. The only good thing about this headset was the battery life (around 8 hours), which isn't even that great to begin with.
Save your money and use a wired headset for Xbox and a good Bluetooth headset for your phone. I recommend Jabra Play for your phone.