Pros Great sound, great fit, comfortable, easy to use.
Cons Nothing, including price - you get what you pay for.
Summary Like many reviewing this product I have tried many bluetooth earpieces and have been disappointed. I think bluetooth earpiece reviewers fall into one of three catagories: 1) "Pros" that are counting features and specs and not really spending enough time using the product, i.e. CNET 2) Young people wanting to listen to music and want all the bells and whistles 3) Professional people that just want a comfortable device that makes clear phone calls. If you fall in category three like me, than get this earpiece. I don't care about A2DP, text to speech, Bing 411, dual microphone technology. I don't care how they do it just make the thing so I can hear my caller and they can hear me. And make it so I can stand to have it in my ear for a long time. Bose accomplished both of these things.
Pros Clear sound from earpiece
Good sound on the other end
Cons None unless you bought a bluetooth headset for something other than making calls or unless you can't use a bluetooth headset in your right ear.
Summary I have gone through a ton of bluetooth headsets looking for the perfect one. Now, I think I've found it. I feel it's a better bluetooth headset than the Jawbone Icon or Plantronic Pro headsets that I've been using recently.
It doesn't have some features that some users might want: It doesn't do A2DP; It doesn't talk to you; It doesn't read your email or text messages to you; and, It doesn't play your music for you. But I want a bluetooth headset to make phone calls...to be heard by the person I called and to hear the person I called. This headset does that. Plus, if I want to hear my music, I don't want to hear it in only one ear in mono - I want to hear it in both ears and in stereo.
This headset doesn't filter out every single sound around you, but neither does the office phone that I use. Other headsets, the Plantronics Pro and the Jawbone Icon filter out noise around you better, but people I talk to complain about how mechanical my voice sounds to them and still end up asking me to repeat what I'm saying. This headset gives me "real" sound - both incoming and outgoing.
Comfort: No other BT headset compares. The eargels that come with the headset provide the most comfortable fit that I have ever encountered out of the box. All day use is more possible with these eargels than any other I have ever put on. I have paid $75 for a custom built eargel from Avery Sound and it really helped with previous headsets and that was pretty comfortable, but these are honestly better!
I like the fact that this headset has real buttons - a button for accepting a call and hanging up, a volume up button and a volume down button...and a real power switch. This headset is simple and user friendly.
I like the black matte finish on the front - no problem with fingerprints. I like the balance - no problem with it wanting to tilt down. I like the adaptive sound - it gets louder when I'm in a noisy environment. I can hear the people I am talking to and people don't complain about the sound on their end. THAT'S HUGE!
I have been looking for a long time...multiple Plantroincs models, multiple Aliph/Jawbone models, multiple Samsung models, multiple BlueAnt models, multiple Motorola models, multiple Jabra models...I'm not looking any longer - this is it!
If you want bells and whistles (and echo)...look elsewhere. But if you want to use a BT headset to make phone calls...look no further.
Thank you, Bose!
Pros Great comfort to wear all day and secure
Good sound quality
Great noise filtration and allows user to hear the other party and other party to hear the user clear
Cons No caller ID announcement
Lack of battery meter on iPhone or battery level announcement
Summary I've go through 1 to 2 headset in a year. I've gone through many of them ranging from the earlier Motorola version, to the latest Plantronics, and the Jawbone Icon and Icon HD. However, all of them would either be uncomfortable to wear for long period of time, or don't feel secure if it is loosely fitted for comfort. In addition, all of them would either have drop connection due to some interference or unable to connect in time for the call. Very frustrating! However, Bose Bluetooth headset seems to address all of these issues and provide a good call quality and descent batter life. Although, Bose doesn't have neat features like caller ID announcement or batter meter/announcement like Jawbone. But if you are a serious bluetooth user on the road then Bose is the answer as it provides a good call quality with reliable connection each time. It is also comfortable to wear all day.
Pros Sounds better to me then any other headset I have tried
Cons Battery life sucks, Noise canceling is not that great. it is missing some of the features found on lower priced headsets
Summary I purchased the headset in January because it sounds better then the jawbone and the Plantronics. I went for sound quality over features as sound quality was more important to me. Besides, I am the one who has to listen to it all day. After owing it for a while I find that the battery life sucks when compared to other headsets I have owned. The noise cancelling is also not what I expect from Bose. They make some of the best noise cancelling headphones on the market so I thought they would have really high quality noise cancelling technology. As it turns out, it is just average or below average in the noise cancelling department. In the end, if you want a headset that sounds great in your ear but you don't talk on the phone very much then this might be a good fit. If you are looking for something with lots of features or the ability to stream music, then this is not the headset for you.
"What NO Music"on by CS1267
Pros Ear piece is a a great fit. Use BT all day long. Have had 3 styles. All have been very uncomfortable at the end of the day. NOT this one. very comfortable. sound is good even in loud areas.
Cons How can the company that makes some of the greatest equipment for caputruing music miss the boat by not making it a part of the their blue tooth? especially for the price. A main reason I bought is the store said it did and had great sound.
Summary I will be looking for another. It was important for me to also have a music option. I assumed a high price point BT would have music as well. Most other BTs in that price range do.