"Perfect for the mover and shaker to stay connected!"4.5 starson by Magamus
Pros: Comfortable fit, non-obtrusive cord around neck, easy and intuitive controls, sound quality is great, can be active and not have them fall out, battery life!
Cons: Small so can be easily lost, takes a little bit to get a comfortable fit, does not recognize track skip with iphone.
Summary: I've had this headset for about a week, and have been loving everything about them! Whether I am driving or walking down the street, I have been able to hear everything around me or get lost in my music without having outside sounds barge in and ruin it. When I make calls, everyone sounds very clear to me and as long as I keep my voice at conversational levels people do not seem to have a problem hearing me. In the car, however, a couple people have told me that it sounds like there is an echo or someone else in the car with me. I have not tried this headset in a truly noisy environment such as near construction, but I assume most headsets would have a problem with such an environment.
I am a little disappointed that the headset will not recognize track skipping for my iphone, but that is more of an iphone problem than the headset itself so I don't find that too big of a problem. One other complaint is the charger cover (the little rubber grommet that covers the charge port) - that broke off the very first time I tried to unplug the headset from the charger. I can put it back in but it snapped off easily. I figure dust isn't so bad, but that is the one part that felt somewhat cheap.
I find that I can wear this headset for about 4 hours before my ears start to hurt but I'm sure others' mileage will vary. All button controls are responsive and easily placed. The only thing I would have changed is to switch the sides each button set is on (it is set up that the call button is on the left and music on the right) but that is also not a deal killer. The fact that Altec Lansing is a great name for speakers, and the Plantronics microphone teamed up was the selling point in my eyes (and ears!). The fit is nice and does not catch on my shirts (collared and non-collared) as the editor review said - I can barely feel the cord at all! I can whip my head around and nothing will move out of place
All in all, I am very happy with this headset. I also looked into the Jaybird but found that these were cheaper and a better overall fit for my use. These feel more rugged like I can man-handle them without breaking anything important. I highly recommend for those who do not want to stuff their ears closed, want a comfortable fit and ease of use!