[FoRK] recommendations for a Bluetooth headset from someone with a Bluetooth phone or tablet?

Stephen Williams sdw at lig.net
Fri Aug 31 08:52:24 PDT 2012

Top of the line Plantronics Voyager HD / UC (has a PC USB adapter in 
case you don't have BlueTooth) is pretty good.  However, although their 
first Voyager model had spectacular noise and environment canceling, 
the next several models were just so-so.  Great volume, clarity in both 
directions, and battery life and a tough package.  Although they look 
big, it is very comfortable and stays firmly in place.

However, I've now switched to a Samsung HM7000.  Tiny, reasonably 
comfortable once you get use to it, great sound, good volume, 
apparently reasonable noise canceling although some things like paper 
crinkle and water come through amplified.  It has a combination case 
and battery relay charger (has a battery in it that will charge the 
headset back up when docked).

In the past, the Ant products were briefly among the top contenders; 
not sure where they are now.  Had no good experience with Jawbone 
products.  I have a drawer full of some of these that I haven't lost.

Both of them handle multiple devices at once, which is handy when I'm 
carrying two cell phones or using phone vs. computer.


On Fri Aug 31 06:32:32 2012, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 06:18:04AM -0700, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> Nothing exact, but some good choices.
>> http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryID.35096300
> Thanks. Most of these look like gamer headsets, and hence
> wired. Don't see any Bluetooth ones, at least at first
> look.
>> Are you using it with a built in bluetooth on a laptop?
> Nexus 7, for voice input and voice communication.
>> Greg
>> On 8/31/2012 4:57 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>>> I'm looking for a decent audio output and especially good quality microphone
>>> input, in a Sennheiser MM 100 like package and price point.
>>> Any such beasts? Or is it a Bluetooth 2.1 profile limitation?
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