Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Time for a new Bluetooth headset?

I have an older Plantronics Discovery Bluetooth headset that has been working fairly well over the past few years, but it's getting old. I think I got it back in 2007. How much has Bluetooth headset technology evolved and improved over the past few years?

The device that I'm considering is the Bose® Bluetooth® headset Series 2. Here are some of the features of this new headset:

  • Exclusive Bose technologies let you hear calls better, even as noise levels change
  • Noise-rejecting microphone allows callers to hear more of your voice—in windy and noisy environments too
  • Soft, flexible StayHear® tip provides comfort and stability
  • A2DP Bluetooth profile enables mobile media content, like music or podcasts, from your smartphone
  • Simple, convenient controls make it easy to answer calls
  • Choice of left- or right-ear version, whichever you prefer, for best possible fit
I feel a sense of obligation to purchase Bose products since I share the MIT connection, but I wish we could still get discounts on Bose products (MIT grads used to have that privilege at one point). I haven't tried the Bose Bluetooth headset, but I have tried the Bose MIE2 wired headset and I was very impressed by the sound quality (no surprise given that they're made by Bose). If the Bluetooth headset sounds as good, then I may be sold. I'd also like to see how well the noise-rejecting feature works. What's nice about Bose products is that you can test them out for 30 days and get a full refund if you're not satisfied. 

So, how about you? Do you use a Bluetooth headset? If you do, are you happy with it? 

1 comment:

  1. George Hii11:14 AM

    I'm a big fan of the plantronics altec lansing's backbeat 903. Long battery life - I spent long hours on the call. Has A2DP feature and pairs easily with my phones. Sound quality is excellent and wears nicely over my ears. No bulky neck piece as the electronics are behind my ears. I really like it and not to mention, much cheaper the Bose.