Plantronics Discovery 925
Now here’s the headset that Lieutenant Uhura should have had in those old episodes of Star Trek. Plantronics’ Discovery 925 is slim, light and stylish – and provides good audio quality on your calls too. The V-shaped frame pushes the microphone close to your mouth and picks up your voice quite clearly, and we even like the moulded rubber earpieces it comes with, which made this one of the few headsets to sit comfortably in the ear without using an earhook to hold it in place. Top marks, too, for the posh leather carrying case that doubles as a battery pack for recharging the headset on the move.
Available from Amazon UK
Reg Rating 90%
Headsets that use a pair of microphones to reduce background noise – such as those from Aliph and Sennheiser – tend to tend to be more expensive than their less sophisticated rivals. However, Samsung’s WEP700 manages to provide this noise reduction feature for well under £50. The sound quality from the speaker in the earpiece could be a little cleaner, but it’s adequate for taking phone calls, and the WEP700 provides a good basic Bluetooth headset for people that don’t want to spend too much. It’s a shame, though, that you can’t charge it off the USB port on a computer.
Available from Play.com
Reg Rating 80%
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Another Vote Against The Jawbone
I have to agree with the comment about the Jawbone.
I find it hard to believe that the Jawbone comes top of every poll for the top bluetooth earpieces.
I had one of the original Ericsson bluetooth headsets when they first came out. I had it for many years before finally upgrading it for a Jabra 250.
The Jabra was extremely comfortable with real good sound quality.
But I broke it by sticking it in my pocket and then sitting down!!! So after reading so many glowing reviews about the Jawbone being the "THE" bluetooth head set that I bought one.
I have also found it very uncomfortable to wear. No matter which combination of earbud and hook I try the headset pushes itself away from the head. I have tried bending the ear hooks to try and make them fit better but nothing works.
But even worse is the sound quailty of the incoming calls.
The jabra was crystal clear and the good fitting ear buds meant that I could hear it even with the loudest background noise.
The Jawbine on the other hand is like hearing the caller from the other end of a tin can and the volume is always very low making it difficult to hear them.
After a year of using the Jawbone I would actually not include it in the top 10 at all.
you only look a tit with a BT headset if you spend all day wandering about with it inserted... they are a very useful tool... My car has a fitted handsfree but I also carry a Nextlink Bluespoon headset for hands free work, this headset is so small that you cannot see it in my ear as my hair covers it!
wired headsets are ok... but ffs this is the 21st century! move on! wires are dead!
@jamie Kephalas Re bluetooth bug for your lid
there are several lids that have blue tooth integeral to the helmet or for about £20/£30 you can get one specifically for motorcyle helmets.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=&q=bluetooth%2Cmotorcycle+helmets&btnG=Google+Search&meta= try it!
Money to burn...
Probably all the 4 or 5 new phones I've had over the last 5 years have come with a wired headset for free.
1) Don't need charging.
2) Talk & standby time only limited by the phone.
3) Great sound quality.
4) Recent ones are stereo.
5) Just as legal as BT headset whilst driving.
6) They don't cost anything
7) If you lose / break it, replacements are about £5.
9) You don't look like a cock.
1) You have to keep your phone less than 10M away, like maybe in your pocket - somewhere you'd never normally put it ;o)
Why would anybody pay anything for a BT headset, let alone £80-£100? Suckers!
Best bluetooth headset ever...
... is the Motorola HS300.
Why? Because it operates not off a crappy internal rechargable battery which will have a useful life of about 2 minutes, 6 months after you buy it, but instead operates off a single AAA battery which lasts fookin ages.