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Sounds As Good As a Wired Headset
on August 18, 2005
I've had quite a few bluetooth headsets over the past couple of years, and this is my favorite. I currently go back and forth between this one and the Motorola HS850, another top headset. In my opinion, the Jabra 250v edges out the Motorola HS850 in a couple ways:
1) The Jabra is easier to hear. The earpiece is an earbud style on the Jabra, while the Motorola has an on-the-ear style speaker. My first thought when I bought them was that either one should work fine. But the Motorola is very hard to hear because it sits out on top of the ear. And if there is any background noise it's even worse. On the other hand the Jabra excels at being easy to hear, especially when there is background noise (such as car noise, people talking, etc.) because the earpiece is set slightly in the ear. And for the ultimate in hearing clarity, the Jabra ships with two styles of rubber covers for the earpiece, and one really sets in the ear, much like a good pair of earbud headphones.
2) The Jabra is more comfortable on the ear. The Jabra sort of hangs over the ear, and behind, with the microphone pointing forward. For me, after a few minutes, I don't even notice it's there. The Motorola clips *to* the ear, on the top flap of the ear, and to me just feels a little in the way, and a little floppy.
One thing I really wish the Jabra had is an easier way to turn it off and on. You have the press the on/off button for about 5 seconds to switch it, which can get a little old. The Motorola has a super slick on/off method: you just flip the microphone boom down over the earpiece.
CONCLUSION: Great sound. Great battery life. Very good comfort. An easy on/off switch and I'd be thrilled.