• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost certainly the best...

    • Written by from Cheshire

    I use a bluetooth headset a lot - both for calling and listening to podcasts. I saw this one but thought it was expensive so ended up buying several others and being disappointed before then buying this (so costing me more time and money in the process). It's not that the others are 'bad' but they were just not as comfortable for extended use and the sound quality just not as good.

    The others I bought were typically more 'premium' models like the Plantronics Voyager Pro HD (comfortable, bit bulky and sound not as good), Jabra Surpreme (the one I would rate as number 2 to the Bose - Jabra Bluetooth Wave (ok found sound but just did not fit all that well) and a Motorola HX550 (good sound but did not fit as well). Think I also looked at a Jawbone but it only supported voice not sound for music / podcasts etc.

    Overall the Bose won - it's small, best sound (both for calls and podcasts / music) and most comfortable. Yes it's the most expensive (about twice the price of most of those listed) but if you use it a lot it's worth it.

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose Bluetooth series 2

    • Written by from London

    I just want to share my experience with you regarding my recent purchase of the Bose Bluetooth Series 2 headset.

    As a iPhone 4s owner I need to be completely hands free while on the phone as I need to accesses information on the phone while talking and more so when driving. I have been through dozens of bluetooths over the years, and only buy high end gear such as Jawbone Era, Jabra Stone 2 and Plantronics.

    Had them all but not all met my expectation as a hardcore user, the Jawbone had great style but as I wear specticles I was unable unable to use the ear hook supplied and the rubber earbuds made my ear sore after 15 minutes of use and the sensor nib pressed on my cheeks and made it sore after a while. The Jabra was discreet but sound quality and battery life was terrible even though it had a charging stone, again this has to go over the ear and compromised my wearability as I wear glasses. The Plantronics had good sound quality but was heavy I looked pretty redicoulous walking down the street, makes me look TREKKIE!

    But now I bought the Bose and WOW!, amazing sound quality on conversation sensational when listening to music and I'm a big R&B fan, It blows any other headset I have ever owned full stop! Build quality is great and foremost the ear fitting is so comfortable you hardly notice you are wearing it and because it's also so light.

    My only negative comment would be if it was able to have caller ID like the Jawbone to let me know who is calling on my contact list and a battery meter on the iPhone and that would be the worlds perfect Bluetooth headset regardless of price.

    I hope Bose address this issue on future updates or future replacement models.

    OD

    56 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Rayleigh

    I've tried many of the top of range bluetooth's and this Bose is worth every last penny. Great clear sound and very light and comfortable.

    58 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be aware, not good in windy conditions

    • Written by from Faversham

    I have read the reviews of other people and agree with nearly all-positive comments, so i won’t repeat them. Please be aware of one negative point, if its windy it’s not good. The person on the other end has serious trouble hearing you. I have had a number of complaints. Don’t buy this if you plan on running or using it mainly outside especially in winter. Normal noise like buses or cars gets filtered out without a problem, for some reason wind is this headsets problem. I have leant to adjust my usage to cater for this draw back, as i rate its quality in every other respect so highly.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Uhura Effect

    • Written by from Cheltenham

    The world has still not really accepted the Bluetooth mobile phone headset and so the best place to use one is in your car. Otherwise - as countless reviews tell us - you risk looking a bit weird, talking to yourself with that thing stuck in your ear. Maybe it's the Uhura effect and the possibility of ending up being branded a Trekkie.

    So this Bose headset is very good news for a number of reasons. It's a matter of opinion of course but it is beautifully designed, unobtrusive and very comfortable to wear. Of all the headsets I have used this one has the most attractive appearance (or least offensive, depending on your views on headsets) and the easiest to use for a long time.

    One day technology manufacturers might wake up to the fact that for many people who are partially colour blind the use of green, yellow and red lights is completely baffling and useless. Apart from that the controls are good, especially the mechanical sliding On/Off switch.

    Summary: likeable, well designed, effective, comfortable, expensive

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    excellent

    • Written by from Slough, Berkshire

    i am not disappointed with quality

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bose Headset

    • Written by from Farnham

    Had this 1 week and its excellent. Good quality sound and comfortable to wear. Also, very easy to use the controls. Quite expensive but its a very good product so its worth it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have the first series is there any new software?

    • Written by from Coalville

    Great piece of kit i have had mine for twelve months is there any software updates?

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought for siri, and am not disappointed

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    Great in every way. The mic is stunning and works with siri better than the iPhone's built-in mic. They stay in ear great, are fast and easy to use with the immediate controls, and do excellently with calls. Sound works well for music too, plus have great bluetooth reception.

    I was getting a headache when wearing them, but have switched from the small ear attachment to the larger ones, and that stopped.

    Get them; you won't be disappointed.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best ever hands free

    • Written by from Sale

    This is the easiest piece of equipment to use. Once you have paired it with your phone - it takes seconds - its ready to go. Simply press once to dial and once to switch off. It never fails. Sound quality excellent from both ends. Worth every penny.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Head & shoulders above all others!!!!

    • Written by from Romford

    Quite simply the best out there, tried many others but never happy, only downfall is the relatively short battery life, but more than makes up for it with excellent sound quality! Very comfortable to use, hardly notice it is there, even hours later! Makes using a headset a pleasure!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning doesn't work with iOS 7.1

    • Written by from Lyngby

    My headset stopped working after updating to iOS 7.1 - still works fine on phones with older iOS versions. Tried everything even firmware upgrading the headset, but no luck :-(

    0 of 1 people found this useful