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Best Bluetooth Headset?

EvanderEvander Registered User regular
I've been looking for a bluetooth headset for my phone, since handset phone calls while driving are going to be illegal in Maryland come October 1st. I've tried out a few of the bigger names on the market in the past week, and while I have my own opinions of them set, I was hoping to hear from folks who have had them longer about how they continue to work over time, as well as find out if there were any good options I missed:

Blue Ant Q1: I will be honest, it was love at first sight with this headset, but it was all down hill from there. The non-standard charging port was a real hassle, and attempting to update the firmware was a multi-day, multi-computer process (and calling tech support was no help.) The android app was a nice touch, but didn't really do anything impressive. The one thing that it still has in it's favor, though, are the foam replacement tips that Comply makes for it.

Plantronics Discovery 975: Seemed like a nice, high quality piece, but the lack of media streaming killed it for me. I'm using a Nexus One, and I'd really like to get my directions and such over my headset, not just phone calls. Also, it looked a little silly.

Aliph Jawbone Icon: This is the current front runner for me. The features and functionality all seem to be on top so far. The only problem is that I can't seem to get it to fit in my ear right. I am hoping to get away with not using an ear hook, but even with the hook, I still can't get this thing to sit properly. Anyone have any ideas?



So, there are my thoughts so far. If anyone has any input on a particular unit up there, or any spectacular units I may have missed, I really appreciate the input.

Evander on
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  • bobmyknobbobmyknob Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I have a Plantronics Voyager Pro Headset that I like a lot. It's comfortable and I can hear people really well on it and most importantly they can hear me well. Most people don't even know I'm on bluetooth or in a car when I use it. Not sure about steaming other stuff though.

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  • Mega PlayboyMega Playboy Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    My all time favorite is a Jabra 8010. The downside is that they don't make them anymore. People do still sell them on ebay.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I think I may have actually decided on the Blueant T1 (micro USB port and caller ID names edge out the Q1, and the Q2 is too expensive)

    Anyone have any thoughts?



    I still think the Icon is the best, but it is just painful in my ear.

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  • archonwarparchonwarp Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If you want A2DP streaming, I'd check out the Jabra BT530. I think they re-released it with a different name, but it's essentially the same headset. It has fairly nice noise-cancellation, decent battery life, and a physical on-off switch, along with micro USB. Barring that, go with the Plantronics Voyager pro.

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