Originally Posted by kurichan
I had an HS820 that I was using with my 7250. The performance was horrible in every respect and it had glitches. I got fed up and returned it. Not that it has anything to do with your 8700 problem, but just venting my prejudice against the thing!
You must have had a bad unit, I have an HS820 with a 7250 as well, I have no trouble whatsoever with any of the issues you mention. Volume is good, could be louder but then again I do not try to talk while driving with the windows down flying down the parkway, Clarity is exceptional both ways, I am heard well and as a matter of fact some people are even amazed at the fact that I am using a headset at all, there has never been an issue with any crackling at all. I hear with great clarity as well. Battery life is not affected at all but then again I have an extended battery, and the battery on the headset lasts me somewhere around 4 to 5 hours on each charge.
I have to admit though from reading these forums though that it seems that headset performance and evaluation of same, is subjective at the very least.