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Old 04-08-2006, 08:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just wanting input for the Bbforum about which unit they feel performs better between these two. I want to buy one and was wondering which performed better. The HS 850 has an extension that the HS 820 does not have. Does that make a difference or is it for looks?

All input welcome. I did a search, but everyone talks about 10 different models and I just want to know about these two.

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If you are purchasing the hs820 i would stop and look at the h500. It is the newer version of the hs820...smaller....lighter....uses the same mini-usb charger as your bby....the hs850 is being replaced with the h700...same convenient features of the 850...boom mic (which btw is more function than style...it is the "on/off" switch for the headset) and it too uses the mini-usb charger....just my 2 cents
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I plan on purchasing an H500 soon also. I love the fact that I can charge it using a USB cord connected to my pc. I hope it works better than the horrible Plantronics M2500 I still have.
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Motorola HS500 is the best way to go IMO, I sell several different kinds and have ahd the best luck and response from my custs with this model.
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Thanks for all the input. So the H500 is an updated version of the HS 820?

Also the boom mike attachment on the H700 does improve sound quality alot?

I drive a jeep wrangler and the wind noise is a killer at times.

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the boom mic really does nothing for voice quality or strength...it's more of a functional piece for the power....both would be good choices....i use the h500 but want to get the 700
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So you can control the power by flipping the boom mic? Interesting. Why do you want to switch then?
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I like the ease of use with the h700, the power on mic flip is great....often i find my h500 get's turned on while in my pocket because it's power button is flush with the rest of the device....all in all, the h700 is the way to go...
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I have been testing the H500 and the HS850. I like both so far. The H500 sits strudier on my ear, the HS850 takes some playing wih to get it to stay on solid...sometimes it can get a little floppy. I like the HS850 because of the on/off feature with the boom. Sound quality seems to be a little louder on the H500 than the HS850. Pairing for both was easy both with my E815 and my BB 7130. If I had to keep only one I would stick with the H500 only I am told that people on the other end say that they get an echo when I use it on my E815. Probably just my headset (I am going to call motorola). I have a user at the office that has an H500 paired with the E815 and sound is fine. The H500 works great with the 7130.

Tuesday i should be receiving a H605. The reviews I have read on this one are very promising soo far.

As far as the H500 vs HS850 I would recommend the H500 over the HS850, but like both.
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Thanks for the input. The H500 seems a little cheaper to buy. I will need to go and check them both out. Thanks for the input from all.
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Since the h700 came out the hs 850 is priced very well... somewhat in the middle of the h700 and h500. The 500 would be my recommendation in this price area. We also have the h605 and it's a nice unit... sturdy fit like a Jabra BT 500. The H3 is out and is only slilghtly higher price than the h500.

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I have been using the H500 with my 7290 for about 2 months. I use it mostly in my car. I wear glasses and was concerned that it could be a problem, but actually I think the glasses ear piece holds the H500 more securely. I have not had any problems with it. I am in a semi-quiet environment, if you are going to be in a noisy enviroment you might want to look at the 700 with the noise cancellation feature.
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New to site, and have had my 7290 about a year. I have used both Jabra BT250V and H500. I got the motorola b/c my earpiece for the jabra got lost and the only place to repurchase is online for $12 shipping.
Anyway, I may have listened to too much loud music as a kid, b/c I can barely hear anyone in my car with the H500 unless I press on the earpiece. It paired very easily and is light enough to wear all day. Battery life is great, and the USB charging makes life simple. The only other problem is how well the mic on this piece picks up everything in the room. You can hear me typing on my keyboard as well as someone on the other side of the room.

Jabra had great compatability, great volume and massaged the back of my ear when someone called...

Anyone else have a preference that has great volume?
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