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Topic # 4285 27-Jun-2005 20:18
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Hi all,
Not happy. Broke my headset yesterday so in the market for another to pair with my harrier. The one I broke was a globalsat bth-808 was great unit but keen to try something different. I remember aoroberts has been having issues with headsets connecting to his harrier so would like some advice please.

I have seen a few Motorola's (hs-801) on trademe. Any one had any experience with these?

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  Reply # 16053 27-Jun-2005 20:22
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i think those motorolas come free with some gsm handsets - that's why there's so many on the auction sites.

they're pretty awful headsets, flimsy and unreliable.

plantronic make some really nice headsets that sit behind the ear, borrowing on the wisdom of hearing aid makers.



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  Reply # 16057 27-Jun-2005 20:44
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Thanks for the tip - wondered why there were so many.

I have seen online a "jabro" headset (not sure whether it is a brand name or style) but that looks way cool.




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Reply # 16059 27-Jun-2005 20:51
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It's actually Jabra, and they're made by GN Netcom. In my opinion the best Bluetooth headsets in town.

You can find them here in New Zealand through Pudney & Lee.





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  Reply # 16060 27-Jun-2005 20:56
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i've heard many good things about jabra - their headsets are confortable and don't fall off.

I'm not sure about talk time or whether they'll play nice with your harrier.



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  Reply # 16061 27-Jun-2005 21:16
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Thanks freitasm - my brother-in-law works for bond & bond so might get him to make some enquiries for me through Pudney but I couldnt see any listed on that link you posted.
At least I know what to ask for now. Saw a plantronics headset with similar style so have got a couple of options now.

Cheers for the info guys.

Does anyone have a jabra paired to a harrier? Might have to throw caution to the wind and give it a try as the Jabra looks way cool and wont flop around like the other one.




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Reply # 16337 6-Jul-2005 20:21
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Hi. I didn't see this thread before, so this may be a bit late, sorry.

This site:
http://pdaphonehome.com/forums/poll.php?s=709d3112262d60ffb926c8a917a34f59&action=showresults&pollid=315

shows a poll that they did to ask which headsets worked well with the XV6600 (similar to the Harrier but different).

I'm trying to see if I can get an HBH-300 to try as it had no negative votes. The disconnection still bugs me so I'd love this one to work.

I'm not sure how relevant this is to the Harrier, but worth a look. The Jabra's scored about 50/50. But I have read some good reports of Jabra's.

I liked the Bluetrek as it came with a car charger, but I still had my disconnect problem.



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  Reply # 16339 6-Jul-2005 20:41
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Wish I could give you an update about the Jabra. I ordered online and arrived promptly BUT it is faulty and would not charge grrrrr......

Anyways, I have contacted supplier and they have arranged for replacement, hopefully tomorrow.

Will hopefully have happy update tomorrow.





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  Reply # 16341 6-Jul-2005 21:03
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Does anybody know if the Jabras support being paired with more than 1 device? My SE headset is due for replacement now and I'm under the impression that the SE's are one of the few devices that do. Anybody know?


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  Reply # 16351 7-Jul-2005 09:25
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Something i learned on another list, not sure if it's 100% correct but...
There's some special modes in headsets. eg a SE headset and a SE phone will get in a mode when it uses much less power and doesn't hold the bluetooth connection open constantly.
ditto for a nokia headset with a nokia phone.
I have a SE headset and a Nokia phone - so the phone holds the connection open constanyl, it routes all audio to the headset (include mp3s and key presses), and the headset battery doesn't last teh day.

Now, i've heard, from chatter on a mailing list, that the newer jabra headsets supports the nokia headset modes - perhaps someone here can offer a more info on compatibility?

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Reply # 16635 15-Jul-2005 19:05
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I got an SE HBH-300 to try.

It has good quality and the battery life appears to be very good.

But, it is huge, and I have the same disconnect problem with the Harrier.

So, I'm still not happy.

Any update on the Jabra, Sam?



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  Reply # 16638 15-Jul-2005 19:32
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Got Jabra delivered (2nd one as 1st was faulty). I am not sure what to do. To pair it was difficult. It recognised it as a bluetooth device but not a headset. I still had the old headset in the settings of the harrier. As a last resort I hard reset the harrier and then it connected *phew*. Pairing was simple after that. It stays connected to the harrier after the harrier goes into sleep mode which is good but I am a little disappointed at the sound quality. Voice seem to crackle a bit and the other side say I sound a little echoey (is that a word?). I do not use voice a lot so really havent put it through the paces yet but so far not too impressed. I am contemplating doing the ROM update to see if that will fix the voice quality but dont want to be left with the problem of disconnecting when harrier goes into sleep mode. Decisions, decisions.




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Reply # 16639 15-Jul-2005 19:41
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I have heard a number of people tell me they can hear their own voice in an echo. But it is quite random. Sometimes it is when I have no headset connected, sometimes with the headset. But I can have another call straight after and I ask the person if there is an echo and they say no.

Weird.

You will have to tell me what happens after the ROM upgrade if you try it.

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  Reply # 16656 16-Jul-2005 20:12
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i have two jabra, 150 and 250, one for my partner and other one for myself.

my partner (150) use that with his hp 6315 and works great, all audio gets directed to the headset so he can listen to mp3 (albeit it's being mono)... while my imate smartphone2 doesn't support a lot of BT audio profile, shame.

jabra is a great brand!!!! recommend it over any other ones...




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  Reply # 16657 16-Jul-2005 20:19
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no ROM update but have been making calls to just to test and 100% success rate so far. Nice clear calls. Jealous that my harrier cant send audio mp3's to bluetooth headset, that would be heaven.

Interesting price difference. I rang brother in law (works Bond & Bond) and he contacted Pudney directly to get price - their RRP $250!! Found exactly same item online via Ascent for half that price and free delivery.




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