Without a wire

Mobile has tested 20 different bluetooth headsets and korat a winner. There are both large and small headset for both talk as music.

All headsets are tested against mobiles Nokia N80 and Sony Ericsson K530i and against a computer with Widcomm bluetooth stack.

Jabra BT135

Jabra BT135 is low price model in the test, but instead of making their cheap plastic headset Jabra bulky and have focused on simplicity. BT135 has neither advanced features or some higher design ambitions, but also not a few properties which suggests that the price is low. If you find that the black skin is too boring, you can spruce up your headset, use the green or red trim included. Battery times are good, but the sound quality is not up to the same level as the slightly more expensive headsets. BT135 has a rather weak maximum sound volume, so it is difficult to hear the respondent in noisy environments. The headset sits nicely on the ear with its adjustable headband, but for really long phone that recommended the even lighter models.

Plus: great price, discreet

Minus: low audio

Facts

Weight:

14 g

Dimensions: 60 x 25 x 15 mm

Standby: 170 hours

Talk time: 8 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 350.00 SEK

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 21

 

The Jabra JX10 Cara

If we shared the plus score for stylish packaging had the Jabra JX10 remained well-comes in a sleek black box decorated with plastic trays for the various components. The headset look first to be identical with the old JX10, but the glossy surface consists of real steel and not just a coat of paint. For those who want to shine a little extra there is also a gold-plated version. The new material, no doubt feels more upscale, but the weight has gone up and I have to say that plastic JX10 sat a little better in the ear. JX10 Cara comes with charger for all situations-a desktop charger with AC adapter, a cable that takes power from the usb port and a 12-voltskabel for the car. Desktop charger looks nice out with matt rubber coating of chrome-plated details, but the charger does not weigh enough to stand firmly on the table when you lift the headset. The sound quality is of high class. The microphone has impressive sensitivity and low noise considering how far from the mouth of the sitting.

Plus: the metallic surfaces, the sound

Minus: Heavier than plastic version

Facts:

Weight:

14 g

Dimensions: 39 x 20 x 20 mm

Standby: 200 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: In-ear with jumper

Price: 1200.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 5

Material and quality: 5

Features: 4

Audio: 5

Comfort: 3

Price value: 4

Total: 26

Jabra BT320s

BT320s is a small bluetooth device with microphone, music player buttons and a connection for regular headphones with 3.5 mm plug. The idea is good because it will be possible to use your favourite headphones, but BT320s also has some disadvantages. The microphone is very weak, so if you carry the device in the most practical way-around your neck-so ends up the microphone as far away from the mouth that it is very difficult for the defendant to understand what is being said. The alternative is to use the clamp and fasten BT320s a little higher up on the clothes, but the device is the largest and heaviest the team for good. Jabra ships with a couple of simple headphones which unfortunately does not make use of the sound quality especially good. BT320s strength to drive even a few full sized music headphones and plugged the experience is completely different. The buttons are logical, and it’s easy to get started with both the headset and using some more advanced features to control the music player on your phone via AVRCP.

Plus: Standard connector for headphones

Minus: Clumsy

Facts:

Weight:

23 g

Dimensions: 80 x 25 x 15 mm

Standby: 160 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 1.2

Type: Stereodongle

Price: 700.00 €

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 4

Total: 21

 

Jabra BT8010

Bt8010 is an odd headset. While most stereo headset looks like regular headphones with a jumper, BT8010 in two parts linked together by a cord. “Main unit” works on its own as a normal mono headset. The contact which the charger is connected also fit with cord to extraluren and by linking the devices to get a stereo headset. On the side of the headset features an oled display as, for example, can view the mobile connected. The display is also used for the headset’s own phone book which holds 30 contacts. According to the product data sheet contains the BT8010 dsp and noise reduction, but call quality is not going up in level with the Nokia BH-900 or Plantronics Discovery 665. Nor the sound quality when listening to music is impressive-especially the base is thinner in the BT8010 compared to other stereo headphones. Note try to combine a good mono headset with the possibility of listening to music is a good idea, but it required better sound quality and a more elegant solution than the cord behind the neck for the concept to work.

Plus: two products in one

Minus: bad sound

Facts

Weight:

37 g

Dimensions: 63 x 26 x 12 mm

Standby: 300 hours

Talk time: 10 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: 2 x single clamp

Price: 950.00 SEK

Rating:

Getting started: 3

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 3

Total: 19

Motorola S9

Motorola’s music headsets have a different shape and it feels a bit like taking on a pair of glasses behind and up the first time I try the fit. After a few tries I will find the right angle and headphones are really good on the head. Earbuds do not need to be pressed into the ear canal to provide good sound, but both sound quality and comfort the suffering becomes dislodged quickly if the headset out of his best position. Unfortunately, the microphone is not as good as earbuds, and the other party may settle for a pretty weak call sound. According to Motorola S9 is water resistant and a good headset for the training round. The headset sits where it is, even if you go out for a run, but the clot behind the neck that houses the battery and electronics makes the headset works less well with hats or bicycle helmets. When the ears are buttons to answer calls and control the music player. The buttons are easy to use even in the movement and contributes to a high score of S9 in terms of ease of use.

Plus: Great sound for music

Minus: poor microphone

Facts:

Weight:

33 g

Dimensions: 126 x 130 x 48 mm

Standby: 140 h

Talk time: 7 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Back-neck stereolurar

Price: 850.00 €

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 4

Features: 4

Audio: 5

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 25

 

Motorola H9

Motorola’s smallest headset called H9 and consists of a small device with replaceable rubber Stoppers which is pressed firmly into the ear. Unlike in-ear headsets from for example Jabra and Plantronics, Motorola has not even tried to pull the microphone closer to your mouth, so the sound quality is a positive surprise. Call sound has both great strength and noise at a reasonable level. H9 seems to first sit comfortably in the ear, but the high Center of gravity makes the headset would come off when moving. Charger consists of a small cylinder where the headset can be pressed firmly. The charger is operated with power from the usb port or the included AC adapter.

Plus: great sound

Minus: The Fit

Facts:

Weight:

7.5 g

Dimensions: 33 x 23 x 30 mm

Standby: 100 hours

Talk time: 7.5 h

Bluetooth version: 1.2

Type: In-ear

Price: 1 200 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Audio: 4

Comfort: 3

Price value: 2

Total: 20

Nokia BH-202

BH-202 is the Chameleon and comes with four different interchangeable skins. Functionally, the headset a base model that is content to deliver the essentials, but the sound is good and the microphone can withstand both head wind and traffic noise but that the conversation becomes difficult to perceive. With 19 grams is BH-202 a heavy headset, but the big jumper makes it comfortably despite the weight. Some buttons or settings in addition to volume and the standard function key by-and mark-up is not available. Nokia BH-202 is a beautiful and simple headset, but the price is a bit higher than what competitors charge for its low-price models.

Plus: Many colors

Minus: the most expensive team

Facts:

Weight:

19 g

Dimensions: 62 x 25 x 22 mm

Standby: 200 hours

Talk time: 10 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 500.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 3

Total: 19

 

Nokia BH-700

BH-700 is a simple design headset. The features are not more than, for example, BH-202, but BH-700 comes with smart accessories such as a detachable headband and a carrying strap. The side of the headset that is visible to the outside world is flat and solid color available in white or black with a discreet Nokia logo. BH-700 looks pretty squarely out despite the rounded corners. The sound quality is high considering that it is a headset without a special signal processing. Volume button is located on top of the headset and also has an easily accessible confidentiality function that turns off the mikrofonnen.

Plus: great sound

Minus: pretty big

Facts:

Weight:

10 g

Dimensions: 46 x 19 x 10 mm

Standby: 160 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: In-ear with jumper

Price: 700.00 €

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 4

Features: 3

Audio: 4

Comfort: 4

Price value: 3

Total: 22

Nokia BH-900

BH-900 has been around for a while in Nokia’s range, but the model lives on and is recognized on the retractable Microphone boom. The ability to get the microphone close to your mouth combined with a dsp for noise reduction makes the BH-900 provides a really good call sound. With the microphone extended is the headset quite large, but the quality is high and BH-900 is safely and properly attached to the ear due to the double yoke. Unfortunately, the jumpers will not adjust, BH-900 is a product that can be tested before purchase. There are plenty of buttons on the headset-besides volume, mode button and switch the BH-900 has a special function button push-to-talk.

Plus: great sound

Minuses: Limited adjustment possibilities for the jumpers at the ear

Facts:

Weight:

17 g

Dimensions: 70 x 22 x 20 mm

Standby: 180 hours

Talk time: 8 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Double headband

Price: 950.00 SEK

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 4

Features: 4

Audio: 5

Comfort: 2

Price value: 4

Total: 23

 

Nokia BH-501

Nokia stereolurar does not reach up to the same level of material and quality as the brand’s headset in the mono category. BH-501 is a pair of pretty clumsy headphones in polished hard plastic and they resemble flying saucers on the outside of the ears. The fit and the sound quality gets much higher ratings than the appearance, but BH-501 neither sounds as good or as good on the head as the Motorola S9 music headsets. Microphone sensitivity is a problem on many music headsets, but it survives Nokia good. Keys to control calls and music has a good size, but it’s hard to figure out their function without reading the manual.

Plus: good sound.

Minus: Big and friendly.

Facts:

Weight:

68 g

Dimensions: 140 x 115 x 50 mm

Standby: 150 tim150 tim

Talk time: 11 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Back-neck stereolurar

Price: 700.00 €

Rating:

Getting started: 3

Material and quality: 2

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 3

Total: 17

Plantronics Discovery 665

Any jumper does not conform with Discovery 665, but a good selection of rubber Stoppers of various sizes means that the headset can sit safely in most ears. The low weight and the fine fit allows the headset to use an entire work day without problems. As with the Jabra JX10 included a complete set of chargers for power, automobile and computer. The glittering table charger is not as tasty as the cables to the JX10 or Samsung WEP420, but it fulfils its function. To provide the best audio quality, set Discovery 665 in lurvolym and microphone sensitivity automatically. The result is great-when I leave the Office and go along a busy road screwed volume up and when it gets calmer dampened the sound again. Discovery 665 also have a dsp to reduce noise, but the signal processing enhances sound not as effective as the original Nokia Microphone boom at BH-900.

Plus: Comfortable, good sound

Minus: nothing special

Facts:

Weight:

9 g

Dimensions: 60 x 15 x 10 mm

Standby: 80 h

Talk time: 3.5 h

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: In-ear

Price: 1100.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Audio: 4

Comfort: 5

Price value: 4

Total: 24

 

Plantronics Pulsar 590e

The largest headphones comes from Plantronics. It’s still about open headphones, so outside sounds into and you have to play as loudly in Pulsar-headset, as in other headsets for listening in noisy environments. Compared with stereo headset from Nokia, Samsung and Motorola have Plantronics selected a different solution for the sound recording. Just like its competitors sitting microphone mounted inside one of the headphones, but Plantronics has assembled a small slide-out pipes leading into the audio to the microphone. The effect is roughly the same as with a pull-out Microphone boom. The tube is transparent and quite discreet. On the side of the headset, see buttons to control the music player. It is made of silver-coloured plastic and quality feel of the materials do not match the audio quality and features.

Plus: fits comfortably on your head. Good sound.

Minus: Plastic

Facts:

Weight:

98 g

Dimensions: 60 x 150 x 150 mm

Standby: 130 hours

Talk time: 12 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Stereolurar

Price: 900.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Audio: 5

Comfort: 4

Price value: 3

Total: 23

Plantronics Voyager 520

Voyager 520 has a price that puts it between Discovery and Explorer-headsets. The design is similar to Discovery 665, but Voyager 520 is almost twice as heavy and affixed with a jumper around the ear. The comfort is, as expected, not as good as in Discovery-headset. It works great to converse in the Voyager 520, but there is no headset you want to carry around all day. Just as in the more expensive model has the Plantronics invested heavily in reducing the noise and I think we succeeded well. Sounds like wind noise and road noise can be heard far less in the Voyager 520 than in, for example, the Motorola H9 or Samsung WEP420. The headset is made of shiny plastic with a small inlay of kolfiberimitation and are not as stylish as Discovery 665. The charger is, however, better looking than the one that comes with the Discovery, but I have no usb and 12-voltskabel.

Plus: great sound

Minus: Uncomfortable during longer workouts

Facts:

Weight:

16 g

Dimensions: 60 x 25 x 10 mm

Standby: 180 hours

Talk time: 8 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 800.00 USD

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Audio: 4

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 23

 

Plantronics Explorer 220

Explorer 220 Plantronics bluetooth headsets are the simplest. Functionally equivalent to the Sony Ericsson and Nokia’s entry-level models, but the price is slightly lower. With its 15 grams can Explorer 220 does not count to lättviktarna, but the jumper has good adjustments that make the headset comfortable to wear. The microphone does not have the same sensitivity and noise resistance that Plantronics headset more expensive sound of novice sounds kind of like when people talk a few steps from a speaker phone. Explorer 220 is a headset that works best in a quiet Office or possibly in the car.

Plus: low price

Minus: poor microphone

Facts:

Weight:

15 g

Dimensions: 55 x 42 x 15 mm

Standby: 200 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 350.00 SEK

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 4

Total: 20

Samsung SBH170

Samsung’s stereo headphones are mounted on a very thin headband-you could almost describe it as a wire. The construction gives a nice pair of headphones that can fold up into a really smooth format when not in use. The main drawback is the fit. It’s hard to put the thread grips on a good way behind the ears so that the headphones are getting the support they need. SBH170 does not sit particularly well and remain on the head if I make too sudden movements. The sound quality is not bad, but the other stereo headset in the test, with the exception of the Jabra BT320s original lurking to, sounds better. On the left ear, there are buttons to control the music player.

Plus: Neat

Minus: poor fit

Facts:

Weight:

57 g

Dimensions: 52 x 30 x 150 mm

Standby: 160 hours

Talk time: 8 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Back-neck stereolur

Price: 1100.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 4

Features: 4

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 2

Total: 20

 

Samsung WEP420

Samsung WEP420 is best seen from a distance. With Bang & Olufsen design is a stylish headset, but the feel of the materials do not live up to the expectations of the look building. The silver part is made of thin plastic. If Samsung instead chosen to make part of the metal, I can imagine that WEP420 earned two more points. The silver plastic part acts as a lid and obscures the volume buttons and a multifunction button to answer calls and switch. The low weight enables WEP420 is sitting very comfortably on the ear. The sound quality is approved, but does not respond to the more expensive headsets in the test. In the box, there is also a desktop charger. Just like the headset has an appealing look, but for low weight to the real quality feeling should appear.

Plus: comfortable to wear

Minus: Tedious material

Facts:

Weight:

8 g

Dimensions: 55 x 15 x 10 mm

Standby: 70 h

Talk time: 4 h

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 1000.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 4

Audio: 4

Comfort: 4

Price value: 3

Total: 22

Sony Ericsson HBH-PV710

PV710 is a handy headset with a design that Sony Ericsson has used for many years. The headset is available in red or dark brown color and has changeable covers for those who want to update the look. PV710 has the usual features and three buttons for volume plus and minus and power switch. The sound quality is very good for a headset in this price range, but lurvolymen is not enough really to in all situations.

Plus: great sound

Minus: Highest volume is not always enough

Facts:

Weight:

14 g

Dimensions: 61 x 18 x 12 mm

Standby: 300 hours

Talk time: 12 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 550.00 USD

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 4

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 22

 

Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705

PV705 has great similarities with the model PV710. Dimensions, weight, battery life and features are identical. However, there are differences in materials and color range between the headset and the comparison seems a little easier PV705 as a model. However, in a special PV705 “fashion Edition” that comes with extra shell, mobile charms and cases. When it comes to sound quality are the models fully comparable-and thus also the same strengths and weaknesses.

Plus: high audio quality

Minus: poor maximum volume

Facts:

Weight:

14 g

Dimensions: 61 x 18 x 12 mm

Standby: 300 hours

Talk time: 12 hours

Bluetooth version: 1.2

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 500.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 3

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 21

Sony Ericsson HBH-DS200

DS200 is, just like the Jabra BT320s, a bluetooth device for regular headphones. Compared to the Jabra is DS200 smaller and lighter, and has a small display showing the battery level. The main drawback with DS200 is that it cannot change the melody in your phone’s music player-the only functions available is to pause and resume the playback of the music. Sony Ericsson have released similar products in the past. DS970 has a larger display and more music player features, but with DS970 can not replace the headphones. On the DS200 is a standard 3.5-millimeterskontakt and this means, in addition to all regular headphones work, that the microphone sits in the bluetooth device and not on lursladden. This means that the call sound is dependent on the attached DS200 so that the microphone can capture the voice. The headphones that come with DS200 sounds perfectly acceptable, but the device delivers good sound quality and can take advantage of the fancy headphones.

Plus: Flexible formats, standard connector for headphones

Minuses: limited opportunities to control the music player

Facts:

Weight:

13 g

Dimensions: 65 x d15 mm

Standby: 300 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 2.0

Type: Stereodongle

Price: 700.00 €

Rating:

Getting started: 5

Material and quality: 4

Features: 3

Audio: 4

Comfort: 4

Price value: 4

Total: 24

 

Is cheap as well?

Voicecom BT-25th

Does a really cheap headsets as well as products from the major manufacturers? To answer the question, we also tested the cheapest headset we could find-a Voicecom BT-25 for 200 KR. with regard to functions and use, the difference is virtually non-existent between Voicecom and simple headset from famous brands. The headset has three buttons and connected to your phone in the normal way with four zeros that code. However, I managed to not connect Voicecoms headset to your computer, despite repeated attempts. The other 19 headset worked fine with your computer, so this seems to be a bug in the Voicecoms bluetooth support. The sound quality is fully comparable with the Nokia and Sony Ericsson’s cheapest headset and the fit is good. Voicecom is easier than other simple headset and sitting comfortably on the ear. The white attractive plastic gives no exclusive look, but Voicecoms headset feels well adjoining and works well with mobile phones.

Plus: low price

Minus: Worse compatibility

Facts:

Weight:

12 g

Dimensions: 59x19x28 mm

Standby: 200 hours

Talk time: 6 hours

Bluetooth version: 1.2

Type: Simple jumper

Price: 200.00 kr

Rating:

Getting started: 4

Material and quality: 2

Features: 3

Sound: 3

Comfort: 3

Price value: 4

Total: 19

Winner

Mono-headset: Jabra JX10 Cara

Shell in real metal gives a feeling of quality beyond the ordinary. The sound reaches almost up to the top class in spite of small dimensions.

Stereo-headset: Motorola S9

Motorola’s weatherproof stereo headset is really good at playing music. The headset remains on the head during the workout and feels durable with its rubber surface.

Facts and ratings in table form. Click on the images for human readable size.