"A great leap forward in BT Headsets"4.5 starson by dgduris
Pros: No noise - no noise inside, outside, in the car at speed - no noise
Cons: A little chunky, not nearly as comfortable as the FreeSpeak series, buttons don't always respond
Summary: The BT800 is my 4th BT headset and my third from Jabra. It solves the biggest limitation to their use for me: ambient noise that the party at the other end of the call must endure.
I have had conversations in the car, at the gas-pump, in busy airport concourses and in busy restaurants with nary a complaint from the person(s) on the other end of the line. That cannot be said of my previous BT Headsets (Jabra 200, 250, SonyEricsson HBH-600).
I have had zero problems pairing it to my phone (SE P910a). Unlike some of the reviews I found the process to be simple and straight forward.
I do notice two issues:
1. I use the vibrate mode and find that the answer button does not work when the headset is vibrating - so you have to time your button touch well.
2. I must also say that the fit and comfort of the unit, while not bad, do not approach the comfort - for me - of either the BT 250 or my Sony Ericsson sets. It is not uncomfortable, but it does not fit my ear as well as those two, smaller units. That downside, though is more than compensated for by the excellent audio quality and ability to use the headset in nearly all conditions.Updated
Like everyone, I waited anxiously for this headset. Previously, I have used a Jabra BT 200, BT-250 and a Sony Ericsson HBH-300 that came as a package deal with my P910a (a fantastic digital device!).
Ten months in, here is my opinion:
1. Not comfortable. It never feels secure unless I wedge it over so the lower edge rests on my cheek, but then the sound overmodulates according to several test listeners including my classical musician/ geek brother.
2. I have difficulty answering calls with it. Multiple presses on the answer button are required to get it to respond. This is NOT a delay in coupling with the phone as the P910a is ALWAYS coupled with a BT device to eliminate coupling lag. The problem is worse - I think - with Vibrate ON. Jabra has replaced the unit for me once because of this problem. I rate their customer service a 9 of 10...a little slow to respond but always a good response.
3. Where are the updates they promised? Part of the deal here with the mini-USB charge was that we would be able to update the firmware ( mine is V0021). That capability has never come to fruition.
So I am now looking for a new headset that is good with road noise - I mean it IS a MOBILE phone - and in the meantime am using my BT-250 with a windsock over the mic.