Pros Cuts out background noise well.
Cons Wont stay on, in or even around your ear.
Summary Ive had the Plantronics 655 which I have liked for the fact it fits in your ear without a hook and never falls out. The sound quality is great except sometimes when Im driving a noisey vehicle at work the other person cant hear me. In my car or anywhere else it works great. I was hoping that the Jawbone 2 would be the one that solved the one problem I was having, since it has all the military tested claims etc. It does work better when Im in a noisy vehicle. The person Im calling can hear me better. Other than that it fails when compared to the Plantronics. The fit is terrible! Makes it unusable. Unless you are sitting at a desk, not moving around at all, being perfectly still this earpiece is going to be flopping around on your ear, falling off or just irritating you. The sound quality is bad. You can hear the person calling very well and they can hear you very well but it is a very mechanical, tinny sound. You will not be able to recognize someone by their voice at all. You can completely understand them and hear them clearly, but its like talking to a computer generated voice. If Plantronics and Jawbone 2 could get together, Im sure between the two of them they could come up with the perfect headset.
Pros Size and weight
Cons Sound quality, comfort, button layout
Summary I finally decided to bite the bullet and invest in what I thought was a high quality BT headset. I was excited that this would be "the one". Out of the impressive package I was pleased with the look, the size and the ease of pairing. Once I started using it though I was very disappointed.
1st issue is comfort. Maybe it's my ear, but I could not comfortably wear this piece for more than an hour. My ear must be on the small size as I could never get it to fit properly no matter which gel I used. I always wanted to push it in and whenever I did that I would end of hanging up on the person I was talking to.
2nd issue is sound quality. People I was talking to often complained about quality, skips and drops.
3rd issue is listening sound quality. I've talked on a soup can and string and heard better quality. Everybody sounded tinny and distant. I couldn't find a volume level that worked.
4th issue is stand by mode. If the headset wasn't used for some set amount of time it would go into a stand by mode that required me to turn it back on. This was more than a little frustrating when you are trying to answer a call.
On a positive note though the headset paired with my Iphone without even blinking and I never really had an issue with that part.
All in all I have to say that I was very disappointed in this head set. I really wanted it to work because I love the concept, but I ended up returning it to AT&T after 3 weeks of trying.
Pros Good call quality when attached correctly. Noise cancellation works.
Cons Pricey. Definitely needs some sort of hard case. Having the entire face as a button is not the best idea. If you put the headset in a pocket, you will turn it on/off accidentally. Also, too easy to "disconnect" when adjusting positioning.
Summary Nice unit but could be have better ergo's to help eliminate accidental button activation. Could also use stronger ear hooks and better fit of rubber earpiece.
Pros Featherlight weight, appearance and Voice Activity Sensor (instead of a traditional microphone)
Cons Fit, fit, fit....The poor fit impacts the sound quality you hear and can impact the Voice Activity Sensor if not flush against your cheek.
Summary Like a lot of people, I love the Jawbone2, but have difficulty with the comfortableness of the earpiece and ear loop. It simply did/does not feel secure.
So I did a search and found this website thru a posting on another forum and have placed an order thru this company for a custom made earpiece made specifically to fit the contours of my ear and to fit onto the Jawbone2.
Here is the website for those interested:
Pros Lighter, smaller than old Jawbone
Cons Sound quality horrific on both ends.
Summary Once again CNet praises the qualities of Aliph, and once again I must assume drinking on the job led to such a glowing review.
I'll start with the nice things since they are so few. The new jawbone is light and looks sharp. OK, that's out of the way.
I have purchased and used 22 Bluetooth headsets in my time on this earth. If I don't like them, I return them. I typically get them at a box store to ease return, and if I do like them, return them to purchase online or someplace to save a buck.
I was looking for something lighter to supplement my Plantronics 510, my ever ready workhorse. I saw the review, and although my previous Jawbone experience proved they don't work well, thought I'd try to see if they really improved. I tried the headset with my LG Voyager, LG 8300, wife's Blackberry Curve, and on my friend's try on their iSheep, er Phone.
Incoming sound quality was best on the LG's, the iPhone and Blackberry def had issues if you didn't keep the phone out of your pocket and pretty much in short line of sight of the headset. Quality was subpar, and volume was not loud enough in all cases.
Outgoing call quality was AWFUL on all the phones, You can't use the headset properly around ANY noise, without the filters making you sound like a crazed stutterer. Even in quiet environments, voice quality was tinny and call recipients said I sounded like I was talking to them from behind a wet sponge.
With the cost of this model, I cannot recommend this to anyone. People touting its powers either have never used a good bluetooth, or are lying because they think wasting money on a useless trendy product equates to a status symbol. I tried this on way too many different phones for it to be linked to hardware type.