Plantronics Voyager 510 or should I get Jabra or Sony HBH-GV435

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rickr10

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I have been researching a Bluetooth Headset for my iPhone. I ruled out the Jawbone since I find it hard to wear and don't think Apple's will be the one for me. It doesn't seem like the tape that would easily stay on my ear unless the pictures are deceiving.
I've become very interested in the Plantronics Voyager 510. It seems easy to wear and is supposed to have some type of noise cancellation. What are opinions of this headset? It also seems easy to fold up to carry if I'm not wearing it.
I also have heard very good reviews of the Sony Ericson HBH-GV435. What are opinions of that headset?
For Jabra I've looked at the BT-250v, BT-500v (I like the option of vibrating), BT5010, and BT5020.
I was heavily looking at the Jabra earlier but what turned me against it is I read how once it's synced with your phone any incoming phone calls automatically go to your headset if it's within 30 ft. of the phone. Even if I'm wearing my headset I may choose to take some of the calls on my phone so this would be a deal breaker to me. Is this true with all Jabra headsets or did I read something wrong? Or is this the case with some phones but the Jabra won't do then when used with an iPhone?
 

Ramesh

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Jul 12, 2007
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Well as far as I know, as long as your BT is paired up, it automatically will go there. However, I have a sony HBH-660 and if I answer the phone like normal, it goes to the iPhone, not the headset. If I answer via headset, it goes there... So I guess just forget my first line... :D

Oh BTW - I've used about 7 different headsets and am happy with the hbh-660. I even bought one for my wife (who hates bt) and she LOVES it too...
 

Leed

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I've used three of the sets mentioned (Apple, 510, and Jabra 5020). The 510 is pretty good. It doesn't fit me as well as I would like but the sound quality is pretty good and the range is surprisingly great. The reason I didn't stick with it is because it doesn't support the call-waiting feature and for me that's a must. The Apple is garbage (with a capital G). Sound quality is poor (static etc.), range is weak and fit/style is poor. The best thing about the Apple is the integrated battery level indicator, easy pairing, and extra accessories (dock charger etc.). In my opinion, none of the added features of the Apple can justify it's higher price. That headset may in fact be the worst Apple product I have ever used (and I have used quite a bunch). The Jabra is a bit of a mixed-bag. The sound quality is on par with the Plantronics but doesn't compare with the range of the 510. The Jabra fits me better than the 510. The Jabra supports call-waiting, last call redial, volume control on headset, mute, and hold. They sell the Jabra at Apple retail stores and it's about 40 less than the Apple headset. Hope this helps a little.