The Boom Hands Free Noise Cancelling Telephone Headset
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- Connection to virtually any communications device! theBoom comes with a universal connector and a standard headset adaptor. Adaptors for virtually any other cell phone, computer or PDA are also available, so you can connect theBoom to multiple devices. Don't be concerned that you'll have to replace theBoom every time you change the cell phone, PDA or computer.
- Freedom. Communicate clearly anytime, anywhere! No matter where you are don't hesitate to make or take that call.
- Unmatched Clarity. Even in the noisiest environment, theBoom's patented technology will allow you to be heard clearly.
- Privacy; Whisper and be Heard; the person next to you can't overhear you, the person at the other end of the line hears you clearly
- Increased Productivity. Reduce the time you spend on the phone repeating yourself or explaining to the other person where your calling from. theBoom's unique technology will allow you to be heard clearly the first time you speak and the other party will always assume you are in a quiet place.
A revolutionary new noise cancelling headset that lets users make or take a call anywhere and be heard clearly. Proven for years on Wall Street and tested in Black Hawk Helicopter noise, theBoom is now available for cell phone users who want to be heard clearly. The standard headset 2.5mm adapter is included in the box, which works with most cell phones.
Top Customer Reviews
That said, there are several real drawbacks:
1) As a previous reviewer noted, the wind rejection is not great. The included windscreen is too small; it helps but doesn't solve the problem. I work on roofs in windy Illinois, so this is a problem, but it's no worse than other headsets. I will try a giant fuzzy ball on my next Boom, to see if that can totally eliminate the sound of a 30MPH gust.
2) The Mic is very directional, so the "fading" the previous reviewer saw was probably due the the mic drifting out of the sweet spot ~ 1" away from and slightly above your mouth. Outside of that zone, the mic eliminates the "noise" of your voice very effectively! =)
3) The ear holder is uncomfortable after many hours. This product is not "dainty", and it comes with a tenacious moldable thing that holds the headset in place. To get a snug fit, you bend it tightly around your ear. After a few hours, this HURTS.
4) Build quality SUCKS. My first Boom broke, so I super-glued it. After a couple months it got stolen, so then I waited (and waited!) for them to release the new version. The new one broke again (in a different place) after a month, so I super-glued IT.Read more ›
Comfort: Plantronics wins
TheBoom uses a soft rubber ear bud that goes into the outer ear canal, plus a coated moldable "wire" you shape to fit around the top/back of your ear. While the earbud portion is comfortable, the moldable wire becomes very uncomfortable after about 30-45 minutes, and downright painful after one hour. The Plantronics uses a hard egg-shaped ear canal insert that could be more comfortable, although after a minute or so, you pretty much forget it's in there. The soft rubber under/behind-ear harness is quite comfy.
Weight: Plantronics wins
TheBoom tends to slip out of position fairly often due to its shape and weight (the "sweet spot" as others have called it, is the limited area that your voice will register with the headset, as opposed to being filtered out as ambient sound). The Plantronics, due to a much shorter boom, does not.
Inbound sound quality: Even race
In both cases, you can hear your caller quite easily. Both include an inline control capsule that offers volume up/down/mute, although TheBoom requires you to hold the mute button, unlike the Plantronics unit, where you just toggle the mute off/on, then let go.
Outbound sound quality: It depends....
Initially, TheBoom seemed to be a great option for me, since during the summer I literally take my office out to the back deck (people used to complain about hearing birds in the background...they'd really be jealous if they realized I was holding conference calls in a bathing suit). Wind wasn't an issue, so no opinion there, but...Read more ›
Well a few weeks ago I started having the same problem so I tried to contact them. They were in the middle of a move so I wasn't able to get in contact with them. When I'd call them there was never an operator, all I could do was dial extensions and get voice mails, never an actual person. Finally about 3 weeks ago I get someone in customer service and he sends me an email with the info to mail the headset back. He also tells me I should have it back in about 2 weeks. So I mail it in, no problem thinking ok, I'll get it back.
I get the return receipt from the post office that they received it 3 days after I mailed it. Well about a week later I don't hear anything from them so I call them and yet again, no live person, just have to leave a message. I don't hear back from anyone so I'm thinking they don't have anything to tell me. Last week I call and again, of course no live person, just a voice mail so I leave yet another message.
This past Tuesday I get a call from their tech telling me that he just got my headset and was going to see what was wrong with it. Of course I'm mad now because I was told I'd have it back in 2 weeks and yet it's 2 weeks and they're just starting on it. The tech tells me they didn't have a tech and he was just hired yesterday but he'd look at it and have someone call me back that afternoon.
Of course I don't get a call back so I email the person who sent me the info to return the headset. Low and behold, he doesn't email me back. Now I'm livid because they have my headset and they're not calling or emailing me back.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought the basic O model. sound is good in and out except when I put my iPhone 4s into my pocket. apparently, both mics are active and the person I am talking with hears more... Read morePublished on November 28, 2013 by Mongo
I have TheBoom V4. Acoustically is does as advertised but I cannot recommend it as it's much too fragile. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by fred
True to advertising copy, you can whisper in a noisy room or face into the wind yet still be understood on the other end of the phone call, remarkable functionality for a passive... Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by salvarsan
I bought this headset from the importer, UmeVoice.
For $150 I got poor audio performance, poor service and painful return process. Read more
I call tech support at least 30 times and nobody answer the phone. Left a message and they called me 2 weeks later. I returnedthe BoomPublished on January 20, 2013 by edwin castellon
The Boom purchased for work. Speaker stopped working. Took 2 weeks to reach someone to arrange for it to be returned and repaired/replaced. Read morePublished on January 19, 2013 by Anon
After my first Boom headset, I evangelized it to everyone who would listen. The noise reduction is truly amazing. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by Allen
When it works it's almost perfect - roof down car conference calls that can hear me when I whisper. components and build quality are terrible as well as repair work. Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Lynn Rowe
Bought the v4 model and it stopped working in less than 30 days. Finally got a response from the President that said they would refund my money, so I ordered theBoom E (because the... Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by James Fetzner