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Old 02-14-2008, 02:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading this site for the last hour on various bluetooth headsets for various BB's... and as you know the number of opinions are as many as the number of posts. The information has been good and worth my time reading. I've read a lot about sound quality, but it isn't clear where these people are spending most of their time on the phone (i.e., home, car, outside, inside, cube, etc.). I haven't seen much conversation around using the BB/bluetooth while in a car... which is where I use it 95% of the time (and no, I am not driving while talking... just a passenger. )

I have used a handful of bluetooth headsets that work great when I am in my office. I have yet to find one that works good while in the car (noise cancellation). I recently dropped ~$150 for the new plantronics discovery 665 (which touts the AudioIQ and how it is so good at noise cancellation.). To tell you the truth, nobody could hear me on this thing while I was in my car. It was great anywhere else and I love the look and feel. I recently switched back to my $15 Motorola bluetooth which works better than the plantronics, however, it still has it's car deficiencies.

I've read a lot of positive about the jawbone, and at this point I am leaning towards purchasing one (while substituting a jabra earpiece for better fit), but don't want to drop another $100 on a headset that won't work in my car.

Thanks for listening (i.e. reading) to my banter.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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wsdivall,

I use a jawbone w/jabra ear gel all the time. About 50% of that time in a car. People that I talk to report that it's always clear as a bell. I've owed probably 6 - 7 different earpieces and the jawbone has worked the best thus far. The jabra ear gel is a must for me. The ear loops that come with it, leave a lot to be desired.

Hope this helps.
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After much more reading, it seams to be a fight between the jawbone and the moto H12. Does anybody have any feedback on the sound quality in a car while using the H12?
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BlueAnt Z9. Get it off ebay. It's so quiet in my car. My fiance thinks I got disconnected when I am on the phone with her. There is a guy who sells on there for like $70 shipped which is close to 1/2 off if u get it at a AT&T store.

I am a big fan of the BlueAnt Wireless headset products.
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BlueAnt Z9. Get it off ebay. It's so quiet in my car. My fiance thinks I got disconnected when I am on the phone with her. There is a guy who sells on there for like $70 shipped which is close to 1/2 off if u get it at a AT&T store.

I am a big fan of the BlueAnt Wireless headset products.
Thanks - that's actually the third headset I've been looking at. If I keep researching I'm going to find another one. Time to stop and just buy.

You don't happen to have the eBay ID of this guy. If you bought from him and yours works in the car, then I'll go for it. But, I've always been nervous buying from eBay and getting a fake.
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I'm new to the BB world (actually still waiting for mine to arrive on Mon or Tues) but I've been using a bluetooth in a car for awhile. I talk and drive as well.

Anyhow, the Plantronics 510 has been a great headset. I never have complaints of road or wind noise, and I frequently ask when I'm speaking to people. The only time I ever had issues was when I owned my Jeep and I would drive with the top down and doors off...LOL, but those were "special conditions" I suppose.
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Jawbone has active noise cancellation, which IMO, works perfectly in all but the absolute noisiest situations. I love mine, and so does everyone else on the other end! Battery life is superb on it as well.
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I've read a lot of positive about the jawbone, and at this point I am leaning towards purchasing one (while substituting a jabra earpiece for better fit), but don't want to drop another $100 on a headset that won't work in my car.
I highly recommend purchasing from a seller with a good return policy and really testing out a new BT headset while the return window is still available to you. There's quite a bit of subjectiveness to BT headset reviews.
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Thanks - that's actually the third headset I've been looking at. If I keep researching I'm going to find another one. Time to stop and just buy.

You don't happen to have the eBay ID of this guy. If you bought from him and yours works in the car, then I'll go for it. But, I've always been nervous buying from eBay and getting a fake.
doc4597 is the ebay sellers name. You can check his reviews. He does a lot of BlueAnt Wireless sales. I even bought a visor mounted handsfree kit for my future mother-in-law. That's how much I trust this guy.

Here is one of his ebay ads:
BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth headset Voice Isolation DSP (NEW)

Price is actually $61 now. That is 5% cheaper than when I first got my Z9.

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Old 02-16-2008, 10:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Newegg.com has it for less than $61.
Newegg.com - BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth Headset with Voice Isolation Technology - Retail
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Well, I've got the Moto H700. It has noise cancellation and given I paid a paltry 30.00 total USD (fleabay), it works flawlessly. It's small and doesn't make one look like he/she joined the borg.

On the other end, and in the vehicle, at speed, no complaints - clear as a bell.

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