Pros Small; light; great sound quality; great fit
Cons Makes a crunchy noise when pushing the talk button
Summary I have owned 10 different Bluetooth headsets over the years. This is the best one I have used so far. I also owned the original jawbone headset, but this is much improved.
The original jawbone was horrible when outside with ANY wind. This one has improved wind noise with a dual microphone system. The original was also huge compared to this one and heavier.
The worst thing about the original one was the earpiece. The only way I got the original jawbone to fit was by superglueing an "ear gel" on the headset and removing the hook. The Jawbone 2 fits perfect with the original earpiece. You don't even need to use the hook it fits so well and is so light.
The sound is very loud on this headset. I keep the volume turned all the way down on most calls. People on the other end hear me very well even though I am a “low talker”.
The Jawbone 2 syncs up with the iPhone more quickly than the original or other headsets I have used. It also keeps a lock when near my radioactive microwave.
I only have one complaint about the Jawbone 2. When you push the talk button (or anywhere near it) it makes a cheap crunchy sound. It is almost as if the top plastic piece is not properly attached. I just got off the phone with customer service at Jawbone and the representative advised me this is normal and it makes the same crunchy sound on his Jawbone 2. He advised it may get better over time, but I kinda doubt that. The original Jawbone had a clean precise click when you pushed the talk button while you are left uncertain if you pushed the button or not on the Jawbone 2.
I ordered mine directly from Jawbone and it shipped out the same day. The packaging is very elaborate and over the top. I would rather get a plan white box and shave $10 off the cost. Happy bluetoothing!!
Pros Volume, Clarity, Style
Cons On/Off and Volume Toggle Switch, Price
Summary This is the first bluetooth I have had that dosen't make me sound like I am in a tunnel. It fits well in my ear and I have had no issues. Most can't even tell I am using a bluetooth device. Hell my wife even said it sounded clear, that says alot!! Don't understand what the other reviewers dislike so much. Nothings perfect, but I am very happy with mine!!
Pros The best noise cancelation feature in a bluetooth. When I drive with the windows down on the highway, people can barely tell (in most cases) that the window noise is there. Nice fit, beautiful look.
Cons Only problem I have is that the ear bud hurts my ear after about 20-30mins of usage.
Summary Overall this things rocks, its beautiful, small, easy to use. Nobody can tell im on a bluetooth. Nobody can tell the noise thats going on around me. The earbud is the only flaw. The harder silicon bud isn't soft enough for my ears sensitivity. Some may say it doesn't hurt them at all, but it does hurt me after about 30mins. The only thing I would replace is the earbud with some kind of memory foam, or foam cushion. I'd recommend this to everyone.
Pros Small, light, great sound
Cons Need to tweak fit so "tube" is touching cheek.
Summary I think some of the low reviewers just don't know what they're doing with this headset. Noise Assassin is on by default, and you must wear it so the clear tube is touching your cheek. If you don't, the quality of the call will be terrible on the other end (they will have a hard time hearing you). When I used the attached ear piece I had a hard time keeping the tube in contact with my jaw. I switched ear buds, but nothing seemed to work, it kept losing contact with my cheek. Then I tried switching ear loops, and BINGO, it worked like a charm, tube in constant contact with my cheek and no problems. This thing is worth the attention, and $$$ it commands.
Pros Style, outgoing call quality
Cons Fit, incoming call quality
Summary I just purchased my Jawbone 2 yesterday and I'm struggling with incoming call quality. It lacks bass range and sounds tinny. I appreciate the technology to make my voice more clear to people I'm speaking with, but equally as important to me to be able to hear what they are saying. Also, directions state the unit needs to touch my face to work properly, but I'm struggling to keep the sensor in contact with my cheek. I like the style, the ability to wear it without the ear loop and the fact that it is light weight. But, I expect more from a product that costs $129 (more than the cost of many phones!) and don't believe I've received value for the price. I'm giving it another week or so but anticipate I'll be taking it back and trying a different product with better incoming sound quality.