Pros Ease of pairing mode, sound quality, the various earpieces for the perfect fit.
Cons No volume rocker, when I hit the talk button for too short of a time it tells me the battery life when I intended to voice dial.
Summary Well, first things first, I work for Best Buy in Best Buy Mobile. I have customers come in all the time asking for the best Bluetooth headset for them. Generally, I point people in the direction of the Plantronics and the Jawbone Icon. I never really understood why I pointed them in the best direction, it's just that we were trained to be honest and tell customers that those two were the best out there for noise cancellation. Recently, a law has been passed where I live making it illegal to talk on the phone and drive. I realized that I had to get a Bluetooth headset. I first grabbed the Samsung WEP490, which was one of the cheapest with good reviews. I had people complaining that I sounded like I was in a tornado and that it was hard to hear me. I decided that I should just suck it up and shell out the money for the headset that I sell most.
I have paired almost every headset that we sell. I must say that this was the easiest. As soon as I turned it on for the first time, it went into pairing mode. My phone recognized it right away and paired without a problem. Much easier than the Motorola and Samsung headsets.
Then, after I paired it I decided to find the right fit for me. I thought that the earloop would be best, but I was wrong. I ended up just putting back on the original earbud. Though, it was very nice to have that option. They have two sizes of each type of earbud. I also thought this would be great if I somehow lost one.
Today I was doing yardwork. My dad was mowing the lawn and I was out arranging patio furniture. The lawn mower was close to me the entire time, but I managed to hold a conversation the entire time he was mowing. My friend heard me just fine, and I heard him just fine. I must say that I am very impressed with how the headset responded to the noise. It adjusted the volume for me so that I could hear him better in the noisy environment, but it wasn't so loud that I felt like I was going to lose hearing. All in all, a wonderful headset and well worth the price.
Pros Battery life, volume, noise reduction, prompts customization. Media play.
Cons mini-USB connection and recharging cable.
Summary Excellent value. Totally love the easy customization and its voice prompts indicating caller ID, battery life, etc. Easy fit, lightweight and clarity sound. With some phones on screen battery indicator and media player. Totally worth every $
Pros Music playing is great! hands free texting and quick answering is awesome!
Cons Hard to hear conversation and music in some situations. Was under the impression that noise cancelation would help in hearing as well.
Summary Great product, glad I didn't pay full retail for it!
"Excellent Features"on by MarkDK2
Pros Love that on the iPhone 4 now I hear everything including who is calling though this headset. The battery meter that pops up on the iPhone to tell me how the Icon is holding out is cool too.
Cons I have yet figured out which is the best fit and getting the headset to work properly 100% of the time where people at the other can hear me well has not happened yet, but I will get it I have only had this for 2 days.
Summary Overall I got mine on an auction site and did not pay much. The piece works well and is seriously innovative.
Pros Great call quality
Good Battery and short charge time
Ready to use right out of the box
Easy to Use
Cons Haven't found any yet. If I leave it in too long it'll start to get uncomfortable, but nothing unbearable.
Summary I had a Blueant which hit the end of its life, so I got this on sale. It was good to go right out of the box, and just to test it I rolled down the windows on my car and made a phone call to my mom. First off, I could hear her perfectly, and secondly, she said my call was crystal clear, no background noise. At this point I was driving down the highway with trucks passing and everything. So impressed. I hopefully will not be in need of another headset for a very long time, and if I am, it will likely be another Jawbone ^_^*