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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi all,

 

I want to get my wife a Bluetooth headset for her iPhone this Christmas. Her car doesn't have Bluetooth and the crappy speaker thing she bought doesn't work so well. What are some good ones to look at?

 

Attributes I am looking for are:

 

  • Volume
  • Clarity
  • Good mic
  • Easy to use
  • Comfort!!!

Edited by vipervick - 11/7/13 at 8:50pm
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post
 

Hi all,

 

I want to get my wife a Bluetooth headset for her iPhone this Christmas. Her car doesn't have Bluetooth and the crappy speaker thing she bought doesn't work so well. What are some good ones to look at?

 

Attributes I am looking for are:

 

  • Volume
  • Clarity
  • Good mic
  • Easy to use
  • Comfort!!!

I heard really good things about the MEElectronics wireless headsets. 

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones-Microphone/dp/B0070UKBO8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383896180&sr=8-1&keywords=meelectronics+wireless+headphones

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones-Functionality/dp/B00DOP3NPW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1383896181&sr=8-4&keywords=meelectronics+wireless+headphones

http://www.amazon.com/MEElectronics-Bluetooth-Wireless-Headphones-Functionality/dp/B00CZ54VVM/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1383896181&sr=8-8&keywords=meelectronics+wireless+headphones

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thank you Juan,

 

But I think headset might have been the wrong word. I'm not looking for stereo headphones. Just the little ear piece thing for her to use while driving.

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post
 

Thank you Juan,

 

But I think headset might have been the wrong word. I'm not looking for stereo headphones. Just the little ear piece thing for her to use while driving.

 

Oh I understand now.

 

In headsets of this type i have no knowledge of something :S

post #5 of 10

Plantronics legend if she just wants overall best function. (Design could be an issue if she wears glasses.)

 

Jawbone era if she wants it to be sleek/slim. This also has the best noise cancelling feature out of them all. (Not the best at staying in your ea, so it will need adjustment from time to time.)

 

 

I've tried a lot of the higher end ones and here are some to avoid.

1. Bose: I forgot the exact name but I had the version 2 and while it is tiny and sounded great, it did not do well with ad2p and did not have the best noise cancelling. When it was windy, people had issue hearing me and if you are listening to music or podcast on it, it would turn off on you after so many minutes.

2. Motorola Elite Sliver: This thing is comfortable and sounded good and can have multiple devices attached. Everything was great until I used it outside with no real background noise. No one could hear me unless I was shouting and even then they had trouble understanding me. When used inside with no noise whatsoever, it worked fine. Also the start up is annoyingly long. When I turn it on when already on a call, it would say "power on, phone 1 connected, phone 2 connected" with delays in between each one and it would be a good 5 seconds before it started to transmit what the other person was saying.

 

 

I've used a lot more but these are my most recent experiences.


Edited by mc21 - 11/8/13 at 11:29am
post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks mc21,

 

She does wear glasses, especially while driving.

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by vipervick View Post
 

Thanks mc21,

 

She does wear glasses, especially while driving.

 

Plantronics discovery 975s and jawbone era are my suggestions then.

post #8 of 10

I have tried using In-Ear type Bluetooth Handsfree devices only sticking in your ear, always fall out.

I use over-the-ear , with glasses! , they stay in but sometimes easily shift/not always comfortable.

I have used Plantronics Voyager Pro, batteries failed after a year, got new Voyager Pro+, now the batteries are failing with these too!

The sound for me is good, but sound from me is not so good for the other listener when I am driving.

The microphone is facing forward, I am driving a small micro-van, noise from the wheels comes into the microphone and makes it difficult for the other part in the conversation to hear my voice clear!

The best solution is the Nokia BH-214, and if you do not like to plug both your ears , use only one plug!

The receiver is clipped to my shirt, the microphone is pointing up and from forward and back towards my face, does not pick up engine or wheel noise.

My phone is placed in a holder on my dashboard, to comply with Police regulations to use Hands-Free cell phone while driving.

There are other similar devices like this available , I tried also Sony Ericsson MW-600, but the sound from this was awful!

The Nokia BH-214 can be found cheap on eBay, but beware! They are copies!

These obviously does have different electronics!, and some have had problems with connecting to new phones with newer versions of Bluetooth transmitters!

So you will have to pay 50 USD or more to get a real Nokia.

Nokia have new versions of this type of Bluetooth devices, look in eBay or Google them, you even get with radio!

This is my best recommendation for using while driving,

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks

post #10 of 10

The Logitech UE9000 are on sale right now for 150$

http://ue.logitech.com/en-us/product/ue9000

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