6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Good Quality, Lost Cost Headset,
This review is from: Nokia BH-804 "ICE" Bluetooth Headset - Lightweight Aluminium Styling - Excellent Voice Clarity INCLUDES Desktop Charger & Carry Strap (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I've had many Sony Ericsson headsets (actually I have only ever had SE headsets, but I've had a lot of them!). This one is great value for money. I paid [...] plus [...] shipping but this headset easily compares (if not beats) other more expensive headsets. There are 3 different ear buds for varying ear sizes. Once you've selected your prefered size, the unit sits right into the ear and so cuts out most other sounds from even getting in. This makes it excellent for using in the car. With other headsets that dont have this "ear plug" type fitting you have to drive along pressing the thing to your ear with one hand in order to hear anything, kind of defeating the point! I've had no complaints from the people that I am calling, except once when I had the radio on, so the unit is great for cutting out background noise but picks up well on other voices in the immediate environment.
There is no volume control button on the device itself, so you have to adjust the volume by using the buttons on your handset. I would have knocked off a star for this, but then figured that the low price of the device more than makes up for this and it's not really a problem since I mostly have the handset within reach anyway. I also find that the volume setting I like on the handset is pretty much exactly where I want it for the headset, so no adjustment is usually necessary.
The other advantage of the fact that it plugs in to your ear is that you dont have anything wrapping around behind the ear, which is often uncomfortable and can be a pain when wearing glasses. I've used the headset at work, in the car and walking around and it stays in my ear fine and comfortably without ever falling out. There is also a safety cord you can use around your neck so you wont loose it even if it does fall out, but I dont use this.
In case you are wondering, I use the headset with the Xperia Mini 10 Pro, Android smart phone. Pairing was a piece of cake. Unit has lasted all week so far without charging. Highly recommended.