"Excellent headset- delivers as promised."4.5 starson by thebabydoc
Pros: small, lightweight, excellent sound quality, easy to use controls. WORKS
Cons: voice recognition could use a little tweaking, bothers ear after long-term use (varies)
Summary: I bought this on fleabay using my $20 paypal coupon so it cost me like $25. Can't go wrong starting out of the gate.
I had the Plantronics 650 then the 655 for years and they are absolutely the best available, only problems were the eargels snapping and rotating all around. Sound quality was excellent and comfort level was 100%.
The BlueAnt Z9i is even better if that was possible. The noise-cancellation works in the worst environments, the thing weighs like 10grams and is incredibly inconspicuous, and everyone comments that the sound quality they are hearing has been improved.
The only bad that I have noticed is (EXACTLY as cnet noted) is that the combo of earhook and earbud seems to create a small amount of pressure on certain parts of the ear, causing some pain after extended use. I have never been a fan of the earhook as it not only makes it more cumbersome to put on quickly (if you don't want to be a "bluetool" and walk around all day with your headset on) but it also makes it much more difficult to keep in your pocket. This thing would be a 5+ star product if they could incorporate the Plantronics ear gels- I think I'm going to try to rig it up myself.
As it is, still one of the very best out there. Editor's choice- right on target.