Pros Good ear fit, ease of use, ability to leave pendant with phone to keep connection
Cons Inexplicabably drops bluetooth connection, some sync issues, connects with only one bluetooth device at a time
Summary I have a Motorola L6 and an LG "V" phone. The 260 works much better with my "V" than it does my L6. The L6 will tell me the bluetooth is connected however it often drops the incoming call or diverts back to the handset when I pick-up. The buttons on the pendant will not interface at all. As seen within other reviews on the Pulsar 260 the volume is OK in quiet environments only using my L6.
To the contrary the LG "V" works much better. The pendant controls interact well for turning the volume up/down and once the phone is sync'd with the LG phone it stays sync'd. However getting them matched up requires turning both off and on and sync'ing in proper order or it goes into a non-stop cycle of connect/disconnect. For whatever reason the volume is much better when using my V phone. I can even use it with my convertible top down and windows up. The microphone must do a good job of wind filtering as the person on the other end can hear me OK if I keep the mic within 3" of my mouth in this condition. It should go without saying under office or closed car conditions RX and TX performance greatly improve.
Both ear buds provide voice which greatly enhances clarity over my older over the ear Motorola device which came with my "V". The "V" does not support stereo bluetooth MP3 so I can not evaluate the range/quality of music playback.
Comfort: I've used many earbud devices in the past and these are the most comfortable yet. I can leave them in for long periods of time 2-3hrs before my ear canals become irritated. Other devices become uncomfortable "to me" ranging from 15min to 2hrs. It seems to have very good battery life. I've gone 3 to 4hrs of talk time on it per day and have had no problems with power. The device is very light. If not for the wires you'd not know it was there.
Pros Advertised functions work well and easily
Cons Poor music audio quality
Summary This unit works great for talking on the phone, but as a stereo headset (presumably the reason you would pick this unit over a mono earpiece) the sound quality is poor. The high frequency sounds in the music are very distorted. I tried two units with the same results. I don't know if this is related to the bluetooth technology itself as I have not tried any similar units from other manufacturers. The distortion doesn't show up in voice audio, where frequencies are not as high.
"First off hello , The Planatronics Pulsar 260 has to be by far the best thing i experience\"on by maxwellf
Pros Great distance range,sound quality is superb,headphones has various size plugs to match "your" ear. once connected , plays on any stereo, via 2.5 - 3.5 connector .
Cons Looks sleeker than it seams, cords take a while to get used to , first connection to bluetooth eanable device tricky.
Pros Easy to operate, great buttons, good as Hands Free Phone
Cons Terrible Stereo sound quality, messy fumbling wires
Summary I have a Samsung i730 and also a Motorola Q 9m. The Plantronics 260 is a great device as a "Hand Free Phone" headset only. However, it falls horribly short as a "Stereo Headset" as the sound quality is terrible. The setup was very easy, connectvity to both phones was consistent with well charged unit. As soon as the batteries get weak, forget it as it would lose calls and users on the other end could not hear me talking. Last but not least, the ear bud wires were less than desirable as they tangled easily and were cumbersome.
"Not all that"on by omowest
Pros build quality, design
Cons only one bluetooth connection at a time
Summary This device had some promise but has a couple disadvantages I just could not deal with. I still have it but have not used it since I found the sonorix c3 at www.bluecrests.com. That device supports two bluetooth connections, so I can listen to music from my PC and still hear calls when they come in. The second feature it has is the mic on the remote and not on the ear piece, this means that the ear piece can be changed. And thirdly that device shows caller ID.