1. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Hi everyone-

    I currently own the Sony Ericsson HBH-662 bluetooth headset:

    Amazon.com: SONYERICSSON Bluetooth Headset HBH-662: Cell Phones & Service

    It did a pretty good job. Sounds was clear. Listeners didn't report an echo. What I liked most about it was the LCD display. The fact that a caller's telephone number would display in the LCD was fairly useless, because if the device is on my ear I'm not going to remove it just to look at the LCD. However, what I did like about the LCD was the battery life indicator. It was good to know how much juice was left in the battery and whether or not I needed to recharge it.

    Well, it looks like it's time to replace it because the battery no longer seems to hold a charge. I can charge it overnight, and if I use the thing the next morning for 10 minutes the battery is almost dead.

    Although I like the LCD battery indicator, I would be willing to consider a new device without an LCD. What I care most about is call clarity and noise reduction. I don't want my listeners to have to deal with the echo that is produced by many of these devices. Next in line in terms of priority is comfort. I don't like the big, bulky devices. It needs to be slim and easy to wear, because I wear it frequently. Appearance of the actual device is also important.

    Finally, price is also somewhat important. I'm not willing to sacrifice performance for cost, meaning that I'm not going to try to save money and buy an inferior device. That having been said, I'm also not interested in spending a ton of money if a device of similar or equal quality can be had for less money.

    With all of that in mind, what do you all recommend?

    Please don't just say "Bluetooth Headset X is the best." Instead, is possible, please tell me why you think that headset is the best.

    Thanks in advance for your help. It's been a couple years since I've bought one of these, and I haven't stayed current on what the best "new" device is.
    01-18-08 11:00 AM
  2. acolvin1's Avatar
    I just bought the HS 655 Blackberry version from the Crackberry store.
    Call clarity is pretty good - seems to be better than the Palm version of a Plantronics headset that I previously had (as the HS 655 is a Blackberry branded version of a Plantronics headset).
    Again call clarity is pretty good on both ends. I even called my father tonight and he is pretty picky about what the other end sounds like.
    It is super handy to be able to use a BB charger (either car or house) to do the charging as you probably have plenty of those and this cuts down on clutter, especially in the car.
    So far I like it and it seems to work well.
    01-19-08 07:05 PM
  3. camaroguy3477's Avatar
    look at the Jabra bt 8010 it has an led display a2dp great battery life and sound great. to me it has all the features u could want in an ear piece i have had mine for about a year and a half and i never lose calls and the battery is still strong.
    01-23-08 01:37 PM
  4. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    look at the Jabra bt 8010 it has an led display a2dp great battery life and sound great. to me it has all the features u could want in an ear piece i have had mine for about a year and a half and i never lose calls and the battery is still strong.
    That one looks pretty cool. Would the fact that the headset has a2dp allow me to listen to music wirelessly with my Pearl, or does the Pearl lack the ability to do that?
    01-23-08 06:13 PM
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