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Old 11-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 8830 with Bell
I am looking for real world user feedback as to the best BT headset?
I don't have the greatest hearing and don't have a deep booming voice so I am looking for something that has great volume and a strong mic
Any help greatly appreciated
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a current thread about one of the top-rated bluetooth headsets on the market:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...h-jawbone.html
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I saw that one I was hoping to find out some other opinions as well
thanks for the reply
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Everyone is raving about the Jawbone. I bought a Plantronics 655 Bluetooth.
Works great, Sounds Great, but I am really wondering if I should have bought the Jawbone.
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How do you find it for voice dialing?
battery Life?
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Old 11-23-2007, 08:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Mixed feelings on your question.

I have tried repeatedly but have had terrible results using the Blackberry Voice Dialing without Bluetooth. In my opinion, it really doesn't work. Of course I have over 2400 contacts with multiple numbers in my contact list which makes it a very slow process to find the right contact and then most of the time it does not finde the right contact.

When I use the Bluetooth Earpiece it works or doesn't work just as well. The volue is good, the sound is good, the battery life on the Plantronics is good but Voice dialing does not work either with or without the Earpiece. Of course that is my opinion.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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all bt sets have tradeoffs but I found the Jawbone best compared to my stable

motorola hs850 - convenient (use mostly with pearl)
Nxzen 5000 - very good
Jawbone - best

the above used with my 8100, 8700c, 8703e, 8830
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I use a Motorola H700. I got it because of the simple connect/disconnect ability. All you need to do is flip the mic open/closed to pair and unpair. Makes it a snap to switch between bluetooth and handset during a call.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Hands down the Plantronics 665 is the best one. I never have a problem with it and other parties have all said i sound great.
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I am using the the HS-655 right now and am not overly impressed I am not sure how much of an upgrade the 665 would be?
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I've heard the Motorola s9 is good. Has anyone tried it?
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I'm a fan and of the Jawbone works great, but just got the gennum ZEN 350 from ecost for $10 very comfortable, and nobody has made comments about issues hearing me etc? plenty loud enough also

Its been out for a while, looks a little different but again comfortable, was ALOT more money orginally I thought $200-250 when it 1st came out.

Only thing different from Jawbone, jawbone auto connects to bluetooth when powered up, the zen you have to hit a side button and way you go.

Bluetooth Accessories - Noise-Shield DSP Bluetooth Headset (Z-350) (Gennum) - eCOST.com - electronics, computers, laptops, mp3 players

*they also have the jawbone at $77
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I've heard the Motorola s9 is good. Has anyone tried it?
I have a pair. Excellent for music. I rarely use them for phone calls though, unless it is a long conference call and I can't find my H700.
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I just got the Moto H12. Small light and the sound is quite good for my deaf ears.
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I had a Jawbone and to be honest, it was crap (trying to find the model number from old bill). This was paired with an 8830.

Almost all my contacts said that I either sounded like I was underwater or I was in a tin can. Contacts who phoned me sounded like they were in a room full of wool, everything was fuzzy and distorted. I tried it for about 2 weeks and I was going to return it but, as God is my witness, I lost the damn thing (shirt clip my a$$). Out $140 but lesson learned.

I'm using a Motorola H555 (I think, it seems to be against some sort of law to make the model number readable with any thing less than a 15x magnifier) and it doesn't seem to be much better. Constantly having to repeat myself, jostling the thing in my ear hoping for a better speaking position. I mean really, how hard is this? A wireless connection to something less than 5' away that has the ability to contact cell towers 25 miles away. No problem using the handset, but the insurance companies, I mean... the government, has regulated that you can't use a hand-held cell while driving.

Sorry to rant. Just want something that works.
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I have a jawbone and it works pretty well. Of course it doesn't sound as good as just using the phone by itself, but definately worth it. It auto pairs with my phone after I turn it on (of course after the intial pairing), all I have to do is ok on the phone. Works for me.
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I have the original jawbone with my 8830 and it works great! My office has wood floors and it gets a lot of echo and the jawbone helps with this a lot. My 8830 autoconnects with it and with my car just fine. I would recommend it as many others have!

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I use the Jabra BT-250v but it has a proprietary charger that I don't like. Also use the Moto H12 and H500.
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Everyone who has heard me on the Blue Parrott VXI B250 says that I sound great, and they sound great to me -- but it is not a cosmetically appealing device to wear in public. Good sound quality, however, and a good comfort factor at least for me.)
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I've had the Jabra BT-250 and 250v. I liked both of them. They were very comfortable. Only thing I didn't like was that there is small ridge of plastic that holds the swivel ear piece on and it can break fairly easily.

Currently I have a Platronics Voyager 910. Not as comfortable. Sounds quality is a little better, but I have to talk pretty loud for people to hear me. Nicest thing about it is it doesn't pick up any wind noise if I use it outside.
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