Whether you like to chat on the road, or talk while you’re walking around or are at your computer, a good headset can be priceless. There are many factors to consider, including sound quality, the type of mode you need to carry out your tasks (stereo or mono), how comfortable the device will be, how many devices you can plug the headset in and how many things you can do with your headset. A little about stereo versus mono: Stereo is when there are two levels of amplification, giving more depth to the sound. Mono is when there is only one level of amplification. In other words, serious music appreciators who will be using their headsets for more than just phone calls will be better served to use a device that can convert between stereo and mono. For people just looking for something to take phone calls with, you will be perfectly fine with the more basic models.

If you’re considering purchasing this accessory, consider these highly regarded headset options:

  • The Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth is a sleek model where you can switch modes through the earbud cable. There is also a sliding mike and the headset is considered a comfortable, high-performing model that is lightweight. Unfortunately, the Plantronics Voyager 855 can be awkward when it comes to side buttons and the slide mic. The device is also a little steep when it comes to price.
  • The Jabra BT804 is a small, attractive headset that uses Bluetooth and other technologies such as being able to hook up to two devices at the same time, stream music wireless and noise reductions and volume equalizers that contribute to solid sound quality. It may be an uncomfortable device for some at first, but the Plantronics Voyager 855 is a great budget item with a lot of features.
  • The BlueAnt V1 is the first voice-controlled headset in the world. Voice recognition training is not required, and the BlueAnt V1 is easy to use. Sound quality is excellent, and features cancel out unnecessary noise, making it a great choice even though it’s not the prettiest tomato on the vine. This Bluetooth headset can be purchased at a good price if you shop around enough, especially online.
  • The Plantronics Discovery 925 is a beautiful model that can fit into multiple devices, is a comfortable wear and has solid sound quality. It even comes with a compact carrying case. However, there is only one volume control button and no mute option, and the Plantronics Discovery 925 could be a costly option for some. However, in the end it is comfortable, attractive and the sound quality is great. Did we mention the cure little carrying case?
  • The Jabra BT8010 Stereo/Mono Bluetooth Headset is convertable, has caller ID and an option that lets you scroll through your contacts. It can even remotely control Bluetooth-enabled music players. It’s bigger than most of its counterparts and it could be an uncomfortable fit for some, especially those with smaller ears. The Jabra BT8010 Stereo/Mono Bluetooth Headset is pricey, but its features and the fact that it’s convertable by the simple addition of a second earpiece makes it a strong choice.
  • The LG HBS-250 stereo Bluetooth headset fits well and has good music quality. The call quality is hit and miss, the LG HBS-250 stereo Bluetooth headset may be tight for some and the controls are a bit hard to access because of its small size. It’s a lightweight, affordable choice for calls on the go. The LG HBS-250 stereo Bluetooth headset is a good option for the gym as well.
This Microphones/Headsets Review is Written/Updated on Sep 14th, 2009 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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