this little Bluetooth headset from Jabra is, to be honest, not the best product on the market, however, I wouldn't have expected it to be at the competitively low price. I have been impressed by this headset since the day I purchased it, and it has served me well for everything I have needed it for.
The first thing you will notice with this headset is that it is very small. This is good because it is very easy to take anywhere you wish to take it, but also means that I lose it a lot easier! Also, I may even say that the headset may be too small. With it being so compact, the microphone is quite a distance from the mouth. This is not a problem because the mic is very sensitive and picks up everything that I say very well, but the extra sensitivity means that it does pick up a lot of background noise, which can be very annoying.
Anyway, on to the comfort. With the headset being so small, it weighs next to nothing, and I soon forget that it is in my ear. This is very good and I think that small headsets like these do provide great comfort because you just forget that they are there. However, the ear piece can be a nuisance to set up. It is a sort of wiry metal surrounded by rubber and can be bent and shaped and you wish, but it is very hard to find the position that is comfortable and gives you optimal distance from microphone to mouth to pick up what you are saying easier. anyway, once the ear piece is sorted, the headset is very nice and comfortable on the ear.
The headset also has excellent battery life and lasts me around a week on average depending on how much I use it, and I do use it a lot. I use the headset for my phone (hands free) and for games consoles to talk to other players. It is very easy to connect to everything I have every connected it to and will not take long at all. It is very easy to operate and turn on and off and is, in general a fairly okay product, but I would say it is good for the price. The product also has excellent longevity. I do not know how long I have had this headset, but it was a while since I purchased it, and it has had a few drops etc. in the past, but still works very well to this day!
Even if a little outdated now, the Jabra is still a fantastic choice if you want a headset that is great value for money. It comes with lots of extras, it is very easy to use and has lots of features. However, the hook is very flimsy, and it usually falls out, causing the headset to fall out of your ear.
First, the packaging is really good, as it protects the product and also provides lots of detailed information that is easy to read. It is also very easy to open, but can be quite fiddily at times. Inside, you get lots of things that really make this product great value for money, and make it easy to use. First, the instructions are very clear, and detail everything you need to know in a way that is easy to understand. The included adapters, for charging through USB, power and an in-car charger. These work really well, and the included car stand is also really good, as it gives you a place to hold your phone as you may need to use a few controls on it.
The design is really good, as it isn't too bulky, and sits on the ear really well. It's lightweight, and the ear hook works well, but can become uncomfortable in extended use, as it is made out of hard plastic. The headset won't stick out too much on your ear. However, the lack of controls lets it down. You can accept and hang up on calls, however to change the volume or to make a call, you need to use your phone, which defeats the purpose of using a headset. The button is in a good place, so it is easy to use.
The battery lasts a long time, but it is a bit shorter than similar products. However, the product is quick to charge.
The sound quality of the product is really good. The user will be able to hear the other person really well, it is just as good as using the phone speaker. The microphone is also really good, so the other person will be able to hear you. However, the noise cancellation isn't the best, so it loud places the users voice can become distorted.
The device is really good value for money as it is much cheaper than similar products, and has lots of extras.
Overall, a great choice for a bargain headset. It has lots of extras, and the sound quality is very good.
The Jabra BT125 was used by me for my PS3, not for my mobile, but I was sure it would be up to the job just the same as any other more expensive bluetooth headset on the market. I bought this headset for 10.99, which is great value for a product like this.
This headset features 8 hours talk time, and 170 hours on standby, which is good I suppose. The package comes with an AC adapter though, so charging isn't a problem, although a separate car charger will be needed if you travel a lot of course.
The cosmetics of the headset leave something to be desired though, I thought the design was very boring, and the shape was a bit weird, and not to mention that it is not very nice to have it on for over 30 minutes, a problem if you are using it for gaming, as it has no padding for your ear.
The quality of the conversations are clear and have no static or skipping, which is great for a headset of this size and price, so no faults there.
Very cheap, and pretty decent value for money!
In the words of Paul Daniels... Thats Magic!
The Jabra BT125 is a great choice for a budget bluetooth headset. I paid only £7.99 for the Jabra BT125 Driver Pack from Play.com, a truly magical price when you consider all that is included in this bundle...
-Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Headset
-In car charger
-USB Charger (unadvertised).
-Phone holder (sticks to car dashboard)
This bundle would represent good value even if it didn't include the blue-tooth headset, but the headset is included!
The in car charger design is also worth noting is a wire with a USB plug at the end. This then plugs into the supplied car charger with USB socket. This means you could plug any other USB charger into this car charger allowing you to charge your ipod in the car for instance. A real added bonus!
Now down to the headset itself. After all, the extras are nice but you are buying a headset right... Well I have to say the BT125 is a grower. When i first took it out the box I thought it looked a little cheap and fragile. Looks-wise for instance it does not compare with the Bluetrek G2 which is an alternative budget headset and much smoother looking gadget. I also wasn't sure about the fact the earclip looked fragile and there is no ear bud so I wasn't convinced that the headset would stay in place very well.
However having used it for the last month I have to say the little critter is growing on me. While the earclip looked fragile, it has not broken yet and seems sturdy enough, and the headset does fit in place and stays in place despite my initial fears. Its true its not as smooth looking as the G2, but it doesn't look so bad after all perhaps I was suffering the preconceptions I had because of the price a payed for it. ...And frankly so what if it doesn't look as good as my last one, I only use my headset in the car so not many others are going to see it.
Finally and most importantly the performance. It works in the same way as many bluetooth headsets with a single button used to switch it on and off, to pick up and end calls and to hold down to set it to discovery mode. Then separate volume buttons as well. It was very easy to set up with my Nokia phone using the instructions. The sound quality is pretty good considering what you pay for it. Compared to my old Bluetrek G2 I would say that the sound my end is a little worse quality. But according to my wife the sound for the person your calling is actually a little better than the G2. Over all I would say the quality is more than good enough for short functional phone calls in the car. Probably alright for longer social calls with friends. But not advised for calling your old slightly deaf aunt!
Throughout this review I have compared this headset to the Bluetrek G2 which you may be interested to know that I have previously reviewed. If you are interested in reading the Bluetrek review or any others please click on my name to see a list of my past reviews.