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Sony Ericsson HBH-DS220

Sony Ericsson HBH-DS220

The DS220 is a more restrained and businesslike version of the Jabra BT3030. Like the BT3030, it consists of a small Bluetooth adaptor, along with a separate set of earphones that plug into an ordinary 3.5mm audio jack on the body of the adaptor. The DS220 is a little more expensive than the BT3030, but the bundled earbuds provide better audio quality – though their tendency to fall out on a fairly frequent basis meant that we were still inclined to plug in our own headphones instead. There’s a built-in microphone as well, so you can easily switch between music and calls when you need to.

Price £50
Available from Sony Ericsson
Reg Rating 80%

Philips SHB7100

Philips SHB7100

They’re don’t have the street cred of the Jabra BT3030, but Philips’ SHB7100 headphones work well and are currently available for a knock-down £35 from Amazon. Like the BT3030, the SHB7100 consists of a Bluetooth adaptor that you hang around your neck or clip onto your clothing, along with a separate set of earbuds that plug into a standard 3.5mm audio jack on the adaptor. The earbuds supplied with the SHB7100 produce very good audio quality, with a nice balance between upper and lower frequencies. However, they tended to fall out quite easily so we’d be tempted to switch them for our normal headphones fairly quickly.

Price £35
Available from Amazon
Reg Rating 85%

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