"BEST of the BEST"on by IIEZ3II
Pros The comfort is absolutely AMAZING!
Cons Money if you are not a big spender
Summary I am the pickiest person when it comes to bluetooths, and I work for U.S. Cellular so I am constantly trying them out to see which one is the best, and I honestly think my ears are deformed because I have yet to find the most comfortable headset, until I bought this puppy, OMG it is seriously like an Ear Condom, it fits perfect and my ear doesn't hurt after an hour like with other headsets...I even forget it's on my ear...I LOVE IT! I bought it yesterday and I LOVE IT! Thank you so much Jabra you are AMAZING I am selling the crap out of your products.
Pros small compact nice design well thought buttons
Cons this is an earbud and not an earset needs better hold
Summary This type of desgin easily falls out of
the ear not meant for any activity - not secure - get one with ear loop much more secure
Pros Communication features work very well. Very small and lightweight.
Cons Falls out of the ear easily regardless of which gel is used. - User guide only available via Internet.
Summary I like the unit so well that in spite of the poor ergonomics that allow it to fall easily out of my ear regardless of what gel is used or how fitted, that I created a mechanical earpiece hanger from an old Jabra part I had on hand so that the unit stays put in my ear even under moderately heavy physical activity. I wore it for two days as a test. Very comfortable fit and I almost forget I had it on. The features of the device work well and perform with excellent clarity. The multicolored function lights are helpful but for those of us with visual color deficiency, they are not as useful as intended. It doesn't matter because they are easy to decipher. This seems to be a superior unit. The Best Buy price is $59.99 when I bought it. If you don't like it you have 30-days to return. I'll keep it.
Pros comfortable and phone calls are audible
Cons volume for MP3 listening is too low
Summary I had wished for a dual function BT mono earphone and was excited when I read the BT8040 review on cnet. $80 at Best Buy.
I had no problem pairing the BT8040 with my Blackberry Curve. The earpiece is comfortable and stays in place even while jogging. Overall as BT mono earphone, average to above average.
But the problem is that MP3s play at a volume that is too quiet in most environments. Audibility in the home and office is OK. And while walking in a quiet and windless area. But if there is any ambient noise, then the volume is inaudible or barely audible. I've tried the BT8040 in the car and outside. Forget about listening to MP3s while walking near traffic. Even while jogging the sound is drowned out by wind or approaching vehicles.
I'm disappointed that BT8040 is very limited for the function that I bought it for.
I've read the same complaint in forums and other reviews. Trying different earpieces as suggested by a reviewer didn't work. Product support page doesn't mention the issue.
My plan is to return the BT8040 and wait for a BT mono headphone that works in both functions
"Nice & Small"on by jonmacklin
Pros small compact size
Cons not as loud as I would like it to be
Summary While I really like the small, compact size of the jabra, I bought it based on some reviews I read that said the headset had good volume control and could be turned up to a really loud level. now maybe I listened to too much loud music growing up and my hearing is a bit shot, but I have not been impressed with the volume control of the jabra. I have an older motorola bluetooth and honestly the jabra is not any louder than the motorola. If I'm in a quiet room or an office setting the volume control is for the most part fine, but when I'm in any type of public place and even sometimes in the car, I often struggle to hear it adequately. I have a Lexus and the car is super quiet when driving, so its not the noise of the car that's creating unnecessary background noise.
I love the size of the jabra and haven't experienced any of the fitting issues that other reviewers have... the included eargels work great for me. so overall I'm satisfied with it, but really want a bluetooth headset that is louder. if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them.