Pros Sound quality, battery life, fit
Cons Annoying set up, much hyped Ear Print app is more hokey than useful, headset locator could be a lot better and deserves to be.
Summary If you're considering a Sound ID 510 or any of the Jawbone headsets, avoid Jawbone (build quality and support are wretched) and buy the Sound ID - but beware of what you're getting. Starting at 5 possible stars, I had to dock them a star for the annoying set up. You'll need to download a firmware upgrade before you can use the 510, and on my 2011 top of the line iMac, that meant a reboot, auto disabling the bluetooth, which in turn meant digging for a wired mouse to continue the setup, then another reboot to return bluetooth functionality to my Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. I'm docking them another star for the flexible USB charging cable - at least Jawbone's is regid and easier to access. The Ear Print app is more hokey than useful. What should be the most useful feature of the app is the headset locator. Here's a great idea made practically useless. Go ahead and try it yourself. Leave the 510 in the pocket of your jeans and toss them in a corner of the room, then tap the locator button on the app. You'll be hard pressed (or ear pressed) to hear the tones from the headset that are intended to help you locate it. As or the rest of the app's functions, it's unlikely you'll need them and more likely you'll play with them until bored - which won't take long. Sound quality seems fine so far, call button placement is nice enough, touch volume control is like the app, more of a marketing gimmick than it is useful. Stated charge time is 2.5 hours, but is actually less, and battery life comes in at 5-6 hours in use. Nonetheless, the Sound ID 510 is better than the majority of the crappy headsets on the market today, though that isn't saying much. I wanted to give it 5 stars; the minimalist design resembles the discontinued Apple headset, right down to the included foam earpiece cover, should you want to use it. 3 gels: small, medium, and large, and an ear hook are included, plus a wall charger, USB cable, and a geeky belt clip case you probably won't want to be seen wearing.
Pros Good when it works! Best points goes to the comfortable ear pieces.
Cons Keeps saying "Disconnected...Connected." Sent item back to Sound ID and received a replacement under warranty...THEY SENT ME A REFURBISHED SOUND ID 510!!! You'd think they'd send you a new one that works. To my surprise, the "refurbished" 510 had the exa
Summary Good looking product. Too bad it doesn't work right the majority of the time.
Pros Small slim size
Cons Terrible sound quality. I expected better.
Summary In a nutshell....don't waist your time and hard earned money! There's better out there.
Pros I don't have one yet this to advise people of the truth
Cons I don't have one yet this to advise people of the truth
Summary To the people complaining of constant disconnection and reconnection issues also background noise or hard for people to understand you, this is not a fault of the headset. I guarantee you have the iPhone 4 yes? I have been through all that rubbish with a faultless plantronics on 3GS, soon as I upgraded to iPhone 4, same issues as you have so took it back for a store credit till the iPhone 5 comes out. Trust me, just google iPhone 4 Bluetooth drop outs, there are hundreds of pages in forum of this issue. So I suggest if your iPhone 4 is fairly new, you take that back and demand a credit till the new one comes out, which should be fine as Apple fixed these issues in the US Verizon iPhone 4 which has a much different internal antenna. Believe me when I say you are barking up the wrong tree to say the issues of distance, noise, drop outs and out person not understanding you has got anything to do with the headset. It also seems to be the consensus that the unbuilt noise cancellation of the iPhone 4 want to hog control and conflicts with the noise cancellation of the headsets this is why a significant amount of complaints are coming from people like myself with the noise canceling Plantronics, also a lot of jawbone customers are complaining as well and the 100% common comment from all of these complaints is that they have had there headsets for a while and ONLY had issue when they switched from 3GS to iPhone 4. Plantronics of mine disconnected and reconnected 12 times an hour or so. Blame Apple!!!!!!!
Pros Comfortable. Connects easily.
Cons Poor Sound Quality. I can't run water, sneeze, open an envelope, or anything that makes sound. it gives very short notice when the battery is low. I had a Motorola that I lost that told the battery level whenever it was turned on. I think I'll look for an
Summary Look elsewhere for better sound reduction.