Jawbone "Noise Shield" versus the Apple "iPhone Bluetooth Headset"

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rumpelgeist

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Has anyone had any experience with these two headsets?

The Jawbone certainly looks very cool and with the over-the-ear design (which I LOVE in iPod headphones), looks like it would be comfortable. The noise reduction technology--if it actually works--looks great too.

Apple's doesn't look as comfortable to me. I don't like earbuds, for example, that just fit into the ear with no way to hold them in (such as the over-the-ear design of the Jawbone). These always seem to fall out when I am at the gym, hence the reason I replaced my iPod headphones. So I am wondering if this design will be equally as uncomfortable for me personally and more importantly, if the thing will fall out if I turn my head suddently. But, what I love about this headset is that I can charge it in the larger dock right along with the iPhone. That rocks.

Does anyone have any experience with these two headsets?

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Blooz4u

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Has anyone had any experience with these two headsets?

The Jawbone certainly looks very cool and with the over-the-ear design (which I LOVE in iPod headphones), looks like it would be comfortable. The noise reduction technology--if it actually works--looks great too.

Apple's doesn't look as comfortable to me. I don't like earbuds, for example, that just fit into the ear with no way to hold them in (such as the over-the-ear design of the Jawbone). These always seem to fall out when I am at the gym, hence the reason I replaced my iPod headphones. So I am wondering if this design will be equally as uncomfortable for me personally and more importantly, if the thing will fall out if I turn my head suddently. But, what I love about this headset is that I can charge it in the larger dock right along with the iPhone. That rocks.

Does anyone have any experience with these two headsets?

Rumpelgeist
I've got experience with the Jawbone. First off, The noise reducing technology is fantastic. It really does what it says it does. I returned mine because I didn't find the over-the-ear fit very comfortable. I'm waiting for the Apple bluetooth to come in stock and I'll give that one a try. Right now I'm using the earbuds that came with the iPhone. They really sound great and are in stereo.

Hope this helps,

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Quilliam

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I first got my jawbone for the 8525 and still love it on my iPhone.

Best BT I have ever used and I have a ton of them.

Any noise degregation you might experience is not from the Jawbone but from the iPhone (mine did sound better on the 8525 but not as good on my ipone, but still light years ahead of my other ones).

I am lucky mine even fits in my ear without the over the ear loop.
 

rumpelgeist

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That's cool. Sounds like the advertising is true.

A problem that I had with my wife's Motorola headset coupled with an LG phone is that every time she called me, there was a HORRIBLE echo of my voice when I spoke to her and it was terribly difficult to hear her speaking to me.

Any complaints like this with the Jawbone, or the Apple headset for that matter?

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bcaslis

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Hard to have any experience with the Apple one since it's not shipping yet. I ordered it on 6/30 after finding out no Apple retail store had it. Still not shipped yet.
 

rumpelgeist

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Hard to have any experience with the Apple one since it's not shipping yet. I ordered it on 6/30 after finding out no Apple retail store had it. Still not shipped yet.
Really? I thought it was out. Bummer. That makes it a little harder to compare, doesn't it?

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Quilliam

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Only two things have I had with my jawbone sounding bad is:

1. If I turn off noise reduction by accident.

Don't ask me why you are able to turn it off, but if you hold down the back of the BT it turns it off. I only ever turned it off once though by mistake when I had forgoten how to pair it.

2. I like to keep my ear piece in my left ear. Walking this is fine because I leave my phone in my left pocket, but in my car I keep my phone sitting in the cup holder in my center. So I had to move my BT to my right ear when talking in the car.

I believe this is a fault with the iPhone and not the Jawbone though because on my 8525 I can walk out of my bedroom and talk without anyone notticing.
 

Kabeyun

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I was sold on the Jawbone based on the info, but when I held it in my hand... man that thing's large compared to many headsets available now. Plus, any over-the-ear device gets in the way of my glasses a little bit.

Apple's design does look slick, but if it's as "secure" in your ear as their earbuds are, be prepared to spend a lot of time looking for it. :(

When I picked up my iPhone I saw the AT&T store manager using the Samsung WEP 410 and I went with that. I'd spent some time discussing it, but this ain't the right thread.

-K
 

thedwp

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I was sold on the Jawbone based on the info, but when I held it in my hand... man that thing's large compared to many headsets available now. Plus, any over-the-ear device gets in the way of my glasses a little bit.

Apple's design does look slick, but if it's as "secure" in your ear as their earbuds are, be prepared to spend a lot of time looking for it. :(

When I picked up my iPhone I saw the AT&T store manager using the Samsung WEP 410 and I went with that. I'd spent some time discussing it, but this ain't the right thread.

-K
How do you like your Samsung? I've got the tiny Samsung and it's a little screwy with the iPhone. I had coffee with a friend today who just picked up the jawbone and compared to my Samsung it looked HUGE...but after he told me how incredible it was, I'm actually gonna try one. I know there has to be a balance between looks and performance but I've yet to find the perfect bt headset. I've tried to hold out for the Apple but based on Apples past headphone designs...cool looking but poor performance. So I may go with performance here.
 

Kabeyun

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How do you like your Samsung? I've got the tiny Samsung and it's a little screwy with the iPhone.
Really? How so?
In my 2 weeks with it, the 410 pairs seamlessly (as it should), plenty of volume, and folks tell me it sounds close to using the iPhone's mic. Maybe a little tinny, natch, but no screwiness yet.
I had coffee with a friend today who just picked up the jawbone and compared to my Samsung it looked HUGE...but after he told me how incredible it was, I'm actually gonna try one. I know there has to be a balance between looks and performance but I've yet to find the perfect bt headset. I've tried to hold out for the Apple but based on Apples past headphone designs...cool looking but poor performance. So I may go with performance here.
Reasonable. After all, the bottom line is how it works. I doubt any electronic noise-reduction DSP is going to outdo Jawbone's physical vibration sensing technology, but personally I'm waiting until they streamline the form factor more.

-K
 

Ryukyu

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Anybody know why you would NOT want the noise reduction on?
I was just curious as to why they give you an option to turn it off. It would mean one less button to have to fiddle with otherwise.
Also, I have read that the Jabra ear gels will fit the Jawbone so that if those stay put in your ear, then you supposedly don't need the ear clip.
 

thedwp

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Really? How so?
In my 2 weeks with it, the 410 pairs seamlessly (as it should), plenty of volume, and folks tell me it sounds close to using the iPhone's mic. Maybe a little tinny, natch, but no screwiness yet.

Reasonable. After all, the bottom line is how it works. I doubt any electronic noise-reduction DSP is going to outdo Jawbone's physical vibration sensing technology, but personally I'm waiting until they streamline the form factor more.

-K

For some reason, it get confused when I'm making a call or receiving a call, I always have to tell it what I want rather than it just sending it to my headset.

I picked up the Jawbone yesterday. Haven't really had the chance to try it out but the size is a bit shocking. As I said before though if it works and is a good solution then I'm going to stick with it.
 

randyg

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Jawbone

For those that have acutally used the Jawbone, do you have to use the dorky ear clip thing, or will it stay put inside your ear like the newer earpieces do? I've got a Plantronics that stays nice and snug inside my ear without any sort of over the ear attachment.
 

Kabeyun

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Anybody know why you would NOT want the noise reduction on?
I was just curious as to why they give you an option to turn it off. It would mean one less button to have to fiddle with otherwise.
Good question. The only answers I can come up with:
1. If it's really quiet and your unprocessed voice sounds a little better.
2. If you're desperate to save the last couple of millivolts before your battery runs out.

Also, I have read that the Jabra ear gels will fit the Jawbone so that if those stay put in your ear, then you supposedly don't need the ear clip.
For those that have acutally used the Jawbone, do you have to use the dorky ear clip thing, or will it stay put inside your ear like the newer earpieces do? I've got a Plantronics that stays nice and snug inside my ear without any sort of over the ear attachment.
Based on the size of the thing, I'd be nervous about not using the ear clip.

-K
 

thedwp

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For those that have actually used the Jawbone, do you have to use the dorky ear clip thing, or will it stay put inside your ear like the newer earpieces do? I've got a Plantronics that stays nice and snug inside my ear without any sort of over the ear attachment.
I doubt it would stay in. I have a plantronics as well but the Jawbone is much bigger and would fall out. They should have named it "Femur Bone"

But it's the best sounding device I've ever had.