View Poll Results: Do you use a bluetooth headset regularly for phone calls or listening to music?

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  • Yes, when possible.

    68 61.82%
  • No, it is uncomfortable.

    4 3.64%
  • No, it makes me look silly.

    9 8.18%
  • No, sound quality is not good.

    5 4.55%
  • No, too expensive.

    3 2.73%
  • No, for another reason or multiple reasons listed above (clarify in your post)

    21 19.09%
  1. james048a's Avatar
    I have 2 pair of the Altec Lansing Backbeat 906's. For me they are awesome, as i can wear them all day long listing to music, and make and receive calls with out taking them off. And when im listing to music and someone next to me start talking to me i dont have to take them off, i push one buttom and they go into open mic, so the mics transfers the audio to the speakers. They also incorporate Plantronics dual-mic AudioIQ technology. The only problem i do have is battery life, only last 7 hours playing music, but thats why i bought 2 pairs.

    Oh i forgot to say that when your on a call you hear the person in both ears not just in one.
    Last edited by james048a; 08-14-2009 at 06:08 PM.
    08-14-2009 11:58 AM
  2. Entertainment72's Avatar
    Only time I use a bluetooth headset is for my PS3.
    08-14-2009 01:40 PM
  3. ciocpa's Avatar
    I've only had one BT headset, and it was a cheap Motorola. I'm looking for one now for my iPhone, and really can't make up my mind. I'd like stereo for music, but I also like the smaller profile headsets... Ah wonderful indecision...
    08-14-2009 04:00 PM
  4. Garz's Avatar
    Yes I use it while driving or doing something around the house and need to keep my hands free. I also use bluetooth headphones while listening to music so I dont have wires dangling.
    08-14-2009 04:02 PM
  5. chobbs1's Avatar
    @ watcher my BT headset does that too. You are right it is very convenient to just open it up and the phone automatically transfers the audio. No fuss
    08-14-2009 08:11 PM
  6. mth785's Avatar
    No, because I don't talk on my phone much. If I get a call while I'm driving, it can wait until I can find some place to stop.
    08-15-2009 01:22 PM
  7. anon(22163)'s Avatar
    I've used several over the years with different phones etc. I almost use the headset so I can be handsfree to do other things.

    My current favorite and best I've had is the Jawbone Prime. Voice quality is very good and noise reduction is very effective and transparent to the person you are talking too. Battery life is not good though. Maybe 2 hours?

    I also have a Plantronics 520 Explorer it sounds good and battery lasts a long tome but it's not good in noisy areas.
    08-16-2009 10:36 AM
  8. JNGold's Avatar
    I am using my first gen Motorola S9's with the 3GS. The Moto's sound great, have a strong connection with the 3GS and overall the combo works well. The only thing I miss is the AVCRP commands which (hopefully) Apple adds in a subsequent update.
    08-16-2009 10:41 AM
  9. cjvitek's Avatar
    Hmmm, lots of people seem to use them. Maybe I will have to bite the bullet, buy a nice one (no $14.99 from Meritline or something) and see how it works.

    Chris
    08-16-2009 11:57 AM
  10. BradM73's Avatar
    I used to use one BT headsets for years until they finally started effecting my hearing. I now have Tinnitus. Save your hearing!!
    08-16-2009 01:37 PM
  11. alokeprasad's Avatar
    No: because there isn't any good water/sweat proof A2DP set. The only one guaranteeing this is the Jaybird, which is not the most comfortable design ot has the best sound quality. I like that it is over-the-ear, though.

    Motorola S9 is not truly waterproof. and it is uncomfortable (try resting your head on a pillow or car headrest).
    08-16-2009 03:33 PM
  12. jamesus's Avatar
    I use one all the time. My apartment has terrible reception, so I place the phone in the one area I know I have reception and the talk on the phone. I alternate between a Platronics Discovery 925 and Jawbone 2.
    08-17-2009 03:16 PM
  13. big9erfan's Avatar
    I've got my jawbone. I only really use it in the car, though I've found myself using it more and more.

    The ear hook is starting to fall apart though, might be time for a new jawbone anyways, it's been 3 years lol.
    08-17-2009 03:27 PM
  14. iamunderdawg's Avatar
    I just returned the Motorola S9-HD, just felt to bulky and over priced via Bestbuy. Located a set of Altec Lansing Backbeat 903 on Ebay for 44.00 and free shipping. In a few days time will tell.
    08-18-2009 05:28 AM
  15. pilotnh's Avatar
    I use the BlueAnt z9i in my car for calls all the time. Works great.
    08-18-2009 02:35 PM
  16. phillyslickster's Avatar
    I use a Bluetooth, so that I don't have to hold my phone in my hand when driving. It's the law in many places that I travel.
    08-19-2009 09:59 AM
  17. canadu's Avatar
    I've hated bluetooth headsets for so long...unfortunately Johnny Law just ticketed me in Hartford CT for talking on my iPhone while driving. So now, I'm shopping for a headset.
    08-19-2009 10:46 AM
  18. LovemyiPhone's Avatar
    I always use my BT. Top three reasons - I don't like holding my iPhone up to my ear, my ear gets hot, my screen protector gets greasy.

    I only wear my my Jabra BT500 when I'm on the phone, in my opinion people look ridiculous when they wear it non stop, but whatever to each their own.
    08-19-2009 02:39 PM
  19. juls1585's Avatar
    I dont use bluetooth. Im perfectly fine with the headphones apple provided. My dog would probably eat the bluetooth anyways. Atleast thats what she has done to about 3 pairs of apple headphones already. I swear shes like a ninja!
    08-19-2009 04:17 PM
  20. alokeprasad's Avatar
    Waiting for a good comfortable "over the ear" waterproof A2DP stereo headset. The only option is Jaybird 200, which isn't as comfortable as I would like it to be.
    08-19-2009 07:58 PM
  21. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I never use one.. might come in handy from time to time but nothing to warrant buying one.
    08-19-2009 10:55 PM
  22. bubbatex's Avatar
    Hmmm, lots of people seem to use them. Maybe I will have to bite the bullet, buy a nice one (no $14.99 from Meritline or something) and see how it works.

    Chris
    Very important to buy a "nice one", IMHO. I had a cheap one and did not use it for years because the fit and the sound quality was bad. I am on my 3rd one right now and I am happy with the Plantronics Voyager Pro. It is not a svelte, cool looking headset by any means - but it fits great for me and the sound quality is as good as any. I don't use them all day - just when I know I am going to be on a long call and when I am driving. Voice commands via BT would be nice on the 3GS, but I can live with just a good connection.
    08-23-2009 02:06 PM
  23. Razelus's Avatar
    I use the BlueAnt V1 so this little thing speaks to me when calls come in. I'll take it off and leave it in the car when entering a store but when I put it back on all I have to say is "am I connected" and it connects me right back to my phone. I will admit though that somehow it seems to work better on my wife's Motorola RazR2 but I dig the fit and overall package of the BlueAnt.
    08-25-2009 03:09 PM
  24. Papa47's Avatar
    I have a Jabra but seldom use it. I have bluetooth in my car's media/GPS system that gives me hands-free driving. I am looking at the JayBird 200 Freedom but it is expensive.
    01-15-2010 02:11 PM
  25. smileyboy's Avatar
    I just bought the BB VM605 for the car and the Jaybird sb1 for work. Don't like bt headset, but I may look at the Q1. I just have no use for one.....
    01-15-2010 03:03 PM
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