Apple Bluetooth headset or Jawbone

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Tazzydnc, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. Tazzydnc macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    So I got the jawbone headset yesterday and have been using it a bit. The noise filtering is awesome, it's plenty loud and I had np with the sync.

    Problem is it fits horrible despite all the attachments I've tried. The ear hook is a pain to get on and off and still doesnt make it fit that well, not to mention the earpieces keep coming off when I take it out my pocket.

    Now the apple headset I'm sure wont perform as well, but its a lot smaller and seems much easier to just slip out of my pocket and put in. If i'm gonna carry it around it needs to be small and easy to get in and out my ear.

    I'd like to keep the jawbone since its better in every way but the fit. Anyone know how I could easily mod it to fit better?

  2. Tazzydnc thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    swapped jaw one for applebluetooth

    initial thought wow this thing is small and though fit is far from perfect it does fit much better than the jawbone. Problem is unlike the crystal clear reception for me and certainly to whom I call if I get more than 3 feet from my phone with the apple headset static gets horrible. Sigh pick my poison I guess.
  3. sellitman macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2007
    My choice

    I picked a Plantronics Voyager 520

    It has noise cancelation and I can link it to two cells phones at once. The clarity is great and it fits my head fine.

    The other bonus is it doesn't look like a cheese grater is stuck on my head.
  4. redshovel macrumors 6502


    Nov 19, 2007
    The first apple Bluetooth head set I had performed very poorly. It was a breeze to pair with the iphone but that’s where the fun stopped. In direct contact with the iPhone the sound quality is good, but put the phone in your pocket and it goes downhill badly. Worse still, have the headset in your right ear and the phone in your left pocket and the whole thing is unusable. I returned the first one for exchange at O2. The assistant manager claimed this was the first retuned she or the store had taken. When I returned the second one the sales assistant on duty told me he alone had returned 3 that week.
    A poor apple product. Avoid if possible. At all costs. Especially £79.99
  5. Tazzydnc thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    yep thats pretty much been my experience. I put the phone in my left pocket and the headset in my right ear and its already fairly staticy. It fits really well though and is tiny so I can actaully carry it with me in my pocket.

    What should I get instead that will have a similarlly small size and fit well without a big clip?
  6. r6girl Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Sep 6, 2003

    i don't know if you still have the jawbone, but have you tried it without the earhook, by any chance? i must have small ears and usually have a hard time with bluetooth headsets, including the jawbone. but i tried all of the earpieces and found one that lets it fit in my ear fairly well - one of the teardrop-shaped ones where the long edge "catches" in my ear to hold it in, and removed the earhook. works like a charm enough for me to walk around with it comfortably and not worrying it falling out, and it's less bulky overall...
  7. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I've been satisfied with the Apple BT...

    and find the "naked" fit to be my choice. I've previously used the Motorola HS850 & H700 and just found them a bit bulky and difficult to hear due to outside noise, (like riding on BART trains in San Francisco Bay Area or in crowded football or baseball stadiums!). I've recently received a set of the Bose In-Ear-Headphones, and they fit comfortably and provide great sound at the same time. I find it difficult to take them off while driving because the sound is so "PURE" in comparison to other headsets, but I can't wear them while driving. The nice part is that the Bose I-E-H provide a superb listening experience, as well as an awesome "hands-free-experience" but on the downside, I can only listen to one earbud while driving! Has anyone tried the Motorola MiniBlue H9? :cool:
  8. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    the Apple BT headset is complete garbage IMO. I tried one the day they came out for roughly four hours before I returned the damn thing. it felt like someone was sticking a marble in my ear canal. aside from a Jawbone, the Apple headset had to be the most uncomfortable headset I've ever owned.

    now I'm using the Moto H12 headset which is the complete opposite. it feels great, very comfortable to wear and the sound quality is pretty good.
  9. Aries326 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    I've tried the Motorola HS850, H500, H700 and all were junk. The 700 being the best out of the three but people on the other end would tell me I was echoing. All were paired up with a Motorola L7. I then decided to spend a little money. I got the Aliph Jawbone and except for being a pain in the behind putting on, the thing works like a dream. It's pretty snug and comfortable once on. People can't even tell I'm on hands free and they can't tell I'm in a car driving. And the car I'm driving is a Honda Civic rice rocket with a loud exhaust. That's how good the noise cancellation is on this thing.

    But now that the JawBone is paired with my iPhone and on AT&T, my wife says it doesn't sound as clear. Is it AT&T or the iPhone? Who knows?

    Oh, another thing about the Jawbone is it is a pain in the ass to push the button to answer the call or to hit it twice to redial. You really have to put some pressure. More pressure than I had to use with other headsets.
  10. cubbie5150 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 4, 2007
    I just got the Plantronics Voyager 520, & it works great. Not as slim/minimalistic as the Apple BT, but if aesthetics aren't your #1 priority, it doe seem very reliable. It's noise-cancellation isn't as good as the jawbone (heck, no other BT headset is as far as I know), but it does seem to be a good performer...& it doesn't look like a giant cheese grater!!
  11. Aries326 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    You know, now that you guys mention it, it does look like a cheese grater. But I think the designers were trying to get the looks of one of those huge studio microphones that I've seen a few times in music videos.
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    that would make the Powermac/Mac Pro a very large Cheesegrader....?

    iThink they were trying to play off the aluminum design of the mac professional models...
  13. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    My experience has been complete opposite.. lol..

    i did fork out the £79.99 for a small crackpipe (!!), but the thing just works!!

    ok, i was a bit shocked that it just didn't fit in my right ear, but it fits perfect in my left, so i'm pretty happy with that.. and during winter months with my beanie on, you can't even see it's there!!

    it all seems like it's a matter of personal taste..
  14. n8236 macrumors 65816

    Mar 1, 2006
    I have been using my Jawbone for the past couple of months and while it was hard to find a good fit at start, its really worked out well.

    You have to really try all the ear hooks with the in-ear piece combos to find the best fit. It's definitely not suppose to be so super snug to the point where you can jog with it.

    The NoiseShield feature is pretty awesome. It's far from perfect because I had to adjust my volume quite a few times to have everyone I talked w/ it hear me.
  15. gomez0920 macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2007
    unlocked iphone does not accept headset

    I also have a bluetooth headset that was working fine before i unlocked the iphone. It is a 1.1.2 version and since i unlocked the iphone last night it cannot find the headset for some wierd reason.
    Does anyone know what to do? Help is greatly appreciated.

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