Bluetooth Headsets

There is no perfect Bluetooth headset because every device that you get has its positives, and sometimes negatives. It is really up to your requirement that should decide which of the Bluetooth headsets is meant for you. You may say that your needs and expectations from your headset are quite limited, but if you want to get that right Bluetooth headset, then you ought to think a bit more. You should ideally think about how much you are going to use your headset and for what purpose and you should know which headset is meant for you. Read buying guide

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Buying guide

There is no perfect Bluetooth headset because every device that you get has its positives, and sometimes negatives. It is really up to your requirement that should decide which of the Bluetooth headsets is meant for you. You may say that your needs and expectations from your headset are quite limited, but if you want to get that right Bluetooth headset, then you ought to think a bit more. You should ideally think about how much you are going to use your headset and for what purpose and you should know which headset is meant for you.

 

bluetooth headsetChoosing your Bluetooth Headset

 

Get the latest Bluetooth standard

One of the benefits of Bluetooth headsets is that it is backward compatible. Hence, when you purchase Bluetooth 4.0, you can easily use it with devices that run on the previous standards of Bluetooth. But if you are planning to purchase a Bluetooth headset now, it only makes sense that you opt for the latest standard, which, as mentioned, is Bluetooth 4.0.

 

Know about the safety issues of Bluetooth headsets

There is no doubt that Bluetooth has made a lot of changes to this domain. However, using Bluetooth headsets has some security risks, as they were outlined in 2008 by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), titled "Guide To Bluetooth Security". As a user of Bluetooth, you should be aware that this technology is susceptible to eavesdropping and message modifications among others. The NIST guide should provide you all information related to this point.

 

 

 


Choose between different styles of Bluetooth headsets

Bluetooth headsets come in different styles and you should know which of the styles corresponds to your personal preference. For your reference, information related to the Bluetooth headset styles is given below.

 

Over the ear – These Bluetooth headsets hook around your ears and may or may not have ear hooks. These are the typical headsets that people use with their mobile phones.

 

In the ear – These Bluetooth headsets fit into the ear canal and are considered snug by many users. Some users also say that they experience sound better with these headsets.

 

There are also special Bluetooth headsets with sunglasses and helmets. If you are an avid bike rider, the second option could be highly helpful for you.

 

 

 

 

 

bluetooth headsetChoosing Bluetooth headsets as per your requirement

Where you will use your Bluetooth headset also has a bearing on the model that you should choose. For instance, if you are in the habit of using your Bluetooth headset outdoors, you should look at those models that have the noise cancelling feature. If you largely want to listen to music using your Bluetooth headset, you should look for the feature A2DP, or Advanced Audio Distribution Profile. Over the ear Bluetooth headsets are considered the best for listening to music. If you intend to speak a lot using your Bluetooth headset, those with boom microphone will help the other person hear you clearly.

 

Other features in Bluetooth headsets

There are some other features for you to consider – you may want to look at Bluetooth headsets with caller ID display or you may want one that can connect to a USB adapter so that the files can be transferred between your phone and your computer. You can even use internet connectivity with this feature.

 

Upgrade your Bluetooth headset

There are excellent looking Bluetooth headsets available in the online market and you should look at sleek Bluetooth headsets that make you stand out. Don’t worry, the price difference between the different models of Bluetooth headsets is not that high and you should be easily able to upgrade to a higher model if you feel like.

 

Compare Bluetooth headsets and buy

Last but not the least, make sure you compare the different Bluetooth headsets and compare their prices. Different online stores will have different prices for the same models. Although the price difference is not much, why not save some money if you can?

 

Which Bluetooth headsets for which use?

Many users prefer the over the ear Bluetooth headsets because they like that nice and cosy feeling around their ears. The top models to look for in these types of Bluetooth headsets are Plantronics BackBeat Pro, Bose SoundLink Around-ear, Bose SoundLink On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones, Plantronics Voyager Edge and Jabra Stone 3.

 

Of course, you may believe in the other type of Bluetooth headsets, the in the ear version. The best models in this category include Plantronics Voyager Legend, Plantronics Marque2 M165, Jabra Pro 9470, Jabra Storm and Sony Sbh20 NFC A2dp Avrcp Stereo Wireless In-ear Bluetooth 3.0 Headset.

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The latest in Bluetooth standards is Bluetooth 4.0. Most of the modern bestselling Bluetooth headsets have this Bluetooth standard. As far as the top models are concerned, you should look at Plantronics BackBeat Pro, Plantronics Voyager Legend, Plantronics Voyager Edge, Jabra Move and JayBird BlueBuds X.

 

For great sound quality, look at Bluetooth headsets with boom microphones. The top models to consider include Motorola OEM HX600 Boom Mono Bluetooth headset, Earhook for Motorola Elite Flip, Car And Driver Over-The-Head Bluetooth Headset With Max 4X and ECSEM Stereo Dual Ear Bluetooth Wireless Handsfree Foldable Headphones Over the Head.

 

 

 

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