Which bluetooth headset are you using?

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  1. ascender macrumors 68000

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    Sorry for posting this, but the search is saying that "bluetooth" can't be found. Which must be a blatant lie!

    Anyway, I'm looking to pick up a bluetooth headset for use with the iPhone and was wondering what people's recommendations are?

    Is the Apple one any good?

    I've also heard good things about the new Jawbone one, is that tech being used in the Apple one?

    Thanks

    Mike.
     
  2. tico24 macrumors 6502

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    I love the apple one.
    I don't like the Apple headphones, but the bluetooth one seems to fit slightly differently.

    It fits nicely in my ear and won't fall out without encouragement. Its so light that I don't notice its there, and it doesn't block external sound, so you don't go deaf in one ear when you're not using it to make calls.
     
  3. jont-uk macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Jawbone and it works really well - v comfortable and clear calls ... can also charge it in the car thanks to its usb charging lead !!

    Jon
     
  4. ascender thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have to say the USB charging is a really useful feature I've used on my Jabra quite a lot.

    Reviews on the Apple site seem to come out in favour of the Jawbone, but both headsets seem to have their own issues.
     
  5. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    I had the Apple one, and returned it. The fit and for is great, its the actual reception that sucks. If you have the phone in your left pocket, and the headet in your right ear, you get static. The phone and headset need to be on the same side of your body to keep the static to a minimum. When I returned it, the apple nerd asked why, and I told him, He didnt believe me, so we grabbed a customer that had one and asked her. She said she had to make sure to keep them close so she wouldnt get static.

    Its defianately not worth $129.
     
  6. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    Apple Headset, I ask everyone that calls me who it sounds and they say its great. maybe they fixed all the issues with it, either that or I'm not as fussy as most.
     
  8. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

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    Jawbone. It has great reception, though I had some difficulty in getting an arrangement that makes it secure on my ear. It still suffers in that respect with me. I also don't think it has high enough volume, but then again I don't think the iPhone does either.
     
  9. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i picked up the apple one yesterday; it's my first bluetooth headset so i have nothing to compare it to. i like the form factor better than the jawbone, which i thought may snag things in whichever pocket i jam it into.

    i made one call w/ it (the apple one) last night, my friend said not only was the reception on his end excellent, but it's the only BT piece he's ever heard that doesn't suck.

    leaving the iphone on my desk, i walked out of my office and about 10 feet down the hall until i heard static.
     
  10. F1Addict macrumors newbie

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    Jawbone.

    I love everything about it. I researched for quite a while before I bought it, and have never looked back. It's incredible.
     
  11. wkw macrumors 6502

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    I just returned a jawbone to apple store yesterday. Noise cancellation and sound quality were amazing but I couldn't get it to fit comfortably. :( I think I prefer the earbuds anyway. I like hearing the call in both ears. I have an old plantronics bt I can use occasionally as well.
     
  12. sl1200mk2 macrumors 6502

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    Jawbone... love it! Fit is very good, not perfect, but better than the other two headsets I've had in the past. I wish the volume was louder, but I feel the same about the iphone too. I work in noisy data-centers, so volume and noise cancellation are extremely important.

    The noise cancellation on the jawbone is just incredible... When I'm in the middle of a server room people can still tell I'm somewhere with a lot of noise, but it's no big deal and they can still hear me fine. I've switched it off on calls so they can hear the difference and the typical response is, "!@#!%#@ WOW!!".

    I got my Jawbone NIB from Ecost.com for $79 and it was the best money I've spent for a headset. I can easily walk 15' away from the phone and still have clear reception. love the look of the Apple unit, since it's so much smaller and I feel like a "Borg" wearing the Jawbone, but quality is worth it.

    - Wayne
     
  13. ascender thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I never noticed the Accessories sub-forum, must have been half asleep when I type the original message.

    I picked up a Jawbone today when out and about, thanks for the advice. All I need now is an iPhone :)
     

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