"You get what you pay for"4.0 starson by toddeezel
Pros: Obviously very stylish. Excellent volume levels; could barely tolerate highest level. Outstanding noise reduction.
Cons: comfortable, but not as comfortable as I'd like. Not very stable in ear; moderate head shaking will cause it to fall out. possible con for some: requires VAS to be on face; personally I can't get it OFF my face.
Summary: I went to Best Buy today and bought both the Jawbone Prime and the Plantronics Voyager Pro. Based on other reviews I've read, I expected the Voyager Pro to far exceed the Jawbone from a technical stand point, but I still wanted to compare. I have been wearing both (one on each ear) for about 3 hours now. I haven't felt the urge to take either one out yet, but I do notice the jawbone more than the Plantronics and obviously the Plantronics is more stable since it wraps around the ear. I was very surprised to find the Plantronics really sucked at eliminating the particular background noise I tested it with, which was music. I called my voice mail and talked with a quiet room, then music at a moderate level, then at a high level with both headsets. When the music was at moderate level, the Plantronics didn't seem to dampen it AT ALL until I started speaking, and then it did reduce it a bit. It did much better reducing the volume when I was playing it loudly, but it would still get louder if i wasn't talking. The jawbone almost completely eliminated the sound all together at both volume levels. Granted I haven't had the chance to test battery life, or wind noise, but I think as far as "ambient" noise goes, the jawbone wins hands down. I also listened to a few saved voice mails I had, one of which was from my grandfather who is a bit quiet since he is getting on in years. I had a bit of a hard time hearing him with the Voyager, but the jawbone had the extra volume needed to make him loud enough. In my opinion, the Voyager just doesn't cut it. Then again, the voyager pro is only $100 and the jawbone is $130 (retail). I know people say you pay for a name, but sometimes, you get what you pay for. This is one of those times.