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Jabra STEALTH Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 271 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 7.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Size4.9   above average
Light4.8   above average
Weight4.7   average
Pairing4.6   average
iPhone4.6   above average
Bluetooth4.5   above average
Battery4.4   above average
Loud4.4   above average
Fit4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Quality4.2   average
Jabra3.9   average
Voice3.9   average
Charging3.8   average
Noise3.8   below average
Audio3.6   below average
Button3.6   average
Volume3.1   below average
Control2.8   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"The provided earhooks did hold the device firmly in my ear (a problem I have with many other in-ear headsets), and audio was clear and strong, but I couldn't continue using it due to the aforementioned audio issues."
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"The fit isn't perfect, looses audio quality with the windows down."
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"Tried the Plantronics Voyager Legend (BB exclusive), though it was great audio quality, though it was painful long-term to use due to a fit issue in my ear."
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"A volume changer, and or pause play for the audio would have been useful- The range is not so great."
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"Good audio, but the operation of this little headset could be greatly improved."
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"Paired up quickly with my iPhone 6, audio quality streaming music is great but phone calls and whatsapp audio calls are quite laggy."
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"The provided earhooks did hold the device firmly in my ear (a problem I have with many other in-ear headsets), and audio was clear and strong, but I couldn't continue using it due to the aforementioned audio issues."
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"It's very comfortable in ear, audio sounds good, and noise cancellation just works."
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Battery

Battery:
"Battery life has been fine, but I did notice weird things would happen if I used different chargers and leaving it charging all night."
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"The Moto Hint is smaller and more discrete but I didn't like the sound quality and the volume just didn't get loud enough, also battery life was not as good (that's the battery life of the headset alone, not including the carrying case charger)."
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"It shouldn't be left on the charger for long periods once charged, as this can cause battery issues.4) It should only be charged when dead or just about dead, to make sure the battery isn't overcharged or charged when it doesn't need it.5) It almost sounded like the rep was about to claim charging it via means other than from a PC would be a non-warranty supported situation, as PC was the preferred way to do it."
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"Sound is good, although I prefer the Motorola HX550 sound and battery like."
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"Second, battery life, for the size and compactness I feel it's very good."
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"A few months on the headset works great and I routinely get 4-5 hours of battery life."
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"The pros: extremely comfortable, excellent sound, good battery life, very inconspicuous."
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"Small extremely reliable with long lasting battery"
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"Gripe #3 is this Bluetooth headset is not compatible with Siri."
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"Unfortunately my awesome bluetooth experience was ended when my wife didn't check my pockets and washed it."
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"Call quality is not the absolute best I've ever had but this stacks up very well against that headset (it was a 200$ bluetooth I was borrowing from someone) with very crisp vocal range and very good sound filtering."
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"The only con is I had problems when using these with bluetooth dongle on a laptop."
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"I was willing to pay $99 but for bluetoothif nobody say - let me call you back beacause it seemsbad connection but i know that connection is very good but bluetooth not :(I have no choise that still looking for advanced bluetooth headsetwithout problem to hear me."
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"The Jabra STEALTH replaces my Quikcell E200B V3.0 Mono Bluetooth headset, which turned out to be a big disappointment."
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"This is the best bluetooth I've ever used and I've used majority on the market including plantronics."
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"I love this bluetooth headset and you will too."
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"This is a fantastic piece of bluetooth."
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"Plantronics has not had a new consumer top of the line headset for quite a while, but their Plantronics Voyager Legend Mobile Bluetooth Headset + Charging Case Included - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones is widely considered one of the best headsets available (and I agree)."
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"They also have the Plantronics Voyager Edge Wireless and Hands-Free Bluetooth Headset with Charging Case - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones - Black which is newer, but still not new."
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Button

Button:
"I had compared this also to the Motorola Elite Flip and the Plantronics Voyager Edge headsets at the same time and while the Elite Flip had a mute button the sound quality was not as good and the Voyager Edge had no mute button and just felt clunky."
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"The hidden button on the side (where the word Jabra is), is for answering and ending calls."
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"To keep it short, this one gets two stars because it fails in several areas:1 - You'll miss calls because the ringer volume can't be adjusted higher than barely perceptible.2 - The call volume buttons are missing.3 - No mute button.4 - Noise reduction does not work."
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"The downside is that this piece doesn't have a separate mute button or the volume button; you have to control volume from your cell phone."
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"- No volume control, I am okay to use the phone to preset the volume but it will be nice if they add a small volume control button."
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"The one button push to Siri works great and that same button doubles as a mute button when you are on a call - a key feature to me."
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"A pretty decent headset for all my phone can't use half of it's functions (intentionalI'm upgrading my phone in July when my contract runs out); quality's clear, buttons easy to find and press, and actually stays in my ear with just the rubber inset."
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Charging

Charging:
"I am giving it a 4 insted of 5 only because it was missing the Mini USB charger."
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"Disappointed in how long it holds a charge."
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"Another negative, IMHO, is that it does not have a portable charging case, which I find a major shortcoming."
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"The little cover door for the charging port is weak and doubt it will be there for long."
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"A variety of soft rubber earpieces and optional plastic over-the-ear hooks are included, though I didn't find I needed these, along with a USB charging cable -- but no actual AC adapter charger, an annoying omission considering the price."
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"In terms of durability, the headset charging port cover is very flimsy."
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"Plantronics has not had a new consumer top of the line headset for quite a while, but their Plantronics Voyager Legend Mobile Bluetooth Headset + Charging Case Included - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones is widely considered one of the best headsets available (and I agree)."
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"The charging port cover is a nice touch to help prevent moisture."
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"They also have the Plantronics Voyager Edge Wireless and Hands-Free Bluetooth Headset with Charging Case - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones - Black which is newer, but still not new."
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"That leads me to the charging aspect, The provided charger gets the job done reasonable well, the cord is a bit short but otherwise good quality."
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"An hour of charging can easily give it ~60% more power."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"The pros: extremely comfortable, excellent sound, good battery life, very inconspicuous."
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"Light weight, well made, small, comfortable ."
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"From a comfort standpoint, the Stealth is by far the best device on the market."
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"Small, lightweight, comfortable, great sound quality for me and the same reported by the people I talk with."
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"I loved the Edge, it was the best sounding and most comfortable headset I had owned."
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Control

Control:
"Big drawback for me is that there is no volume control on the headset."
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"Just wish it works even in vibrate mode.2) No volume control, in a noisy environment its very hard to hear the voice notification."
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"One big downside to this unit is that you need to control the volume via your phone."
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"I am a bit frustrated, though, that the STEALTH does not have volume control on the device and I have to use the phone to increase or decrease the volume."
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"Lack of volume control makes it annoying to use; have to use the phone to change volume."
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"The only drawback is that you can't control the sound volume from the headset."
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"- No volume control, I am okay to use the phone to preset the volume but it will be nice if they add a small volume control button."
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"I don't use the voice control much, but I've not had any problems with it."
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"Even with the limited amount of space that the engineers had to work with the controls are still laid out well and easy to use without using the wrong control by accident."
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"The controls are easy to operate and a short USB charging cable is included."
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Design

Design:
"The comfort, design and sound greatly outweigh the minor negatives."
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"Unfortunately a device this small will have some design issues."
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"Other than that, I think it is perfectly designed, ultra quiet and exceptional in every aspect."
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"It is the first to incorporate the breakthrough microPOWER battery technology which allows for a significantly smaller design, longer talk time and a better comfort experience."
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"Its thin, sleek design allows you to wear it without drawing attention to yourself."
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"Jabra has found away to be the one with design after design with that perfect combination of powerful premium sound and comfort with their models of bluetooth headsets."
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Fit

Fit:
"I was worried about how it would fit in my ear, but I honestly don't even feel it inside!"
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"After a few 45 minutes calls, my ear was not sore so I am very happy with the fit."
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"Didn't fit me properly,cheap looking and not so great."
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"The fit isn't perfect, looses audio quality with the windows down."
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"I've gone through many ear pieces....Several reviews say they've had problems with this one & I had apprehensions about how this would fit into my ear, but this one fits great, stays in my ear & sounds good, and seems to play nice with my iphone 6... And I'm told I'm easy to hear through it as well....."
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"Tried the Plantronics Voyager Legend (BB exclusive), though it was great audio quality, though it was painful long-term to use due to a fit issue in my ear."
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"It's a perfect fit!"
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"With it had a chase or something to dock and charge in other than just the usb wire, other than that, its small, light, fits great in my ear and doesn't move around."
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"This headset works great, is lightweight, fits well in my ear and I like the hands free commands."
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"So for the average Joe or Jane it's a good fit and finish, for the rugged industrial Jack or Jill, you may want to look elsewhere."
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"The good:Sound quality was goodSmall sizeGood fit (but I have small ears)The bad:No dedicated volume buttonFelt cheap and plastic (I know they're all made of plastic, but this headset felt like a plastic McDonalds toy... replaceable)That's really it, i was looking for good fit, features, and quality."
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Jabra

Jabra:
"Some people have a problem with the Jabra voice not being loud enough when it announces."
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"Jabra Supreme - Does not stay on well."
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"I find the Jabra Supreme to be overly uncomfortable and less portable, which is why I use STEALTH as my every-day, all-day business use BT headset."
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"Unfortunately, Jabra did not release the Stealth with this capability."
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"Things that I don't love about the Jabra STEALTH:1."
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"The hidden button on the side (where the word Jabra is), is for answering and ending calls."
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"So far I think the jabra steath is the best."
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"Overall I am very happy with this model and would purchase another Jabra Stealth."
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"Jabra makes one of the best."
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"By changing the Jabra Supreme's environment profiles in the Jabra mobile app, I was able to completely eliminate this quality problem for my calls."
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"I have had other Jabra Bluetooth devices so it came as no surprise that the Jabra STEALTH is a great earpiece with very clear sound."
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Light

Light:
"It is very light weight, stylish, not too bulky and very clear."
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"With it had a chase or something to dock and charge in other than just the usb wire, other than that, its small, light, fits great in my ear and doesn't move around."
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"It feels comfortable in my ear and is light enough that I can almost forget I'm wearing it."
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"Light weight, well made, small, comfortable ."
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"Interacts with Google and TTS, sound quality is perfect, volume is great, it's small and light yet sturdy, battery lasts forever....and bonus, it's a very comfortable fit."
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"It is very light and easy to put on and take off."
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Loud

Loud:
"Some people have a problem with the Jabra voice not being loud enough when it announces."
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"It doesn't have built in volume controls, you have to use the volume buttons on your phone but at least I never have a problem of not being able to get it loud enough - which was a big problem with the Moto Hint."
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"Incoming sound was loud and clear."
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"Speaker is loud and clear on my end and I've had no complaints from anyone on the other end."
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"The volume in normal conversations is good and loud enough but It just announces incoming calls way too low."
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"Calls are clear and loud."
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"Pros and Cons:Pros:Sound: Great quality, loud and clear on both ends."
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Music

Music:
"Its important to remember that this is not designed to be your dedicated music streaming device so you cant fault it on this."
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"Great sound for voice, music, and driving directions."
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"Paired up quickly with my iPhone 6, audio quality streaming music is great but phone calls and whatsapp audio calls are quite laggy."
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"Music streaming is good quality, and easy switch back and forth to calls when them come in."
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"Call volume very loud and clear to both the parties....music is as good as Bose series 2....battery life around 5 to 6 hours of non stop use....very light and practical.....simply very good!"
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"Jabra has including these key benefits:Smartphone voice control button for remote activation of Siri Google NowNoise blackout dual microphone reduces background noiseHD Voice* for high definition sound qualityNFC** for easy pairingStream music, podcasts or GPS directionsUp to 6 hours talk timeWe are moving into the next generation of headsets and because of that, the Jabra Stealth takes Bluetooth headsets to the next level."
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Noise

Noise:
"The noise cancellation is good, but not great."
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"The cons: noise cancellation is mediocre, wind noise very apparent."
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"I find that the noise cancelling causes intermittent problems with my voice quailty, for people on the other end of my calls, when I am in my home office."
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"Not a great noise canceling piece as people on the other side could hear most of the noise."
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"Was hoping the firmware update would fix some of the sound noise interference but unfortunately it didn't."
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"Very clear to hear & no complaints on the other end either with car noise etc."
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"Callers on the other side have not complained about wind noise or industrial noises so I will say the noise cancellation seems to work well even outside."
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"This is the only one I kept (and bought another as backup).Great noise cancelling was the primary measure - I tested with an app (Bluetooth mic test - Android)."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"The problem is that when paired, they activate the hands free dialing instead, if your phone has that feature."
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"Believe it or not, I had a harder time just fitting it on my ear (my own fault) than I had pairing it with my iphone!"
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"No one I've spoken to since pairing the STEALTH has said anything about me sounding different - which is excellent because that was one thing the EDGE had going for it - great sound on both ends."
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"Paired easily."
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"Pairing was easy and works with Siri and Google now without an issue."
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"Pairing was easy and straight forward."
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"The Jabra connects very fast and I'm able to take a call almost immediately, whereas the Quikcell failed to connect properly during incoming calls and I'd often either inadvertently hang up on the caller or have to call them back because the audio wouldn't redirect to the headset (pairing with an iPhone).The Jabra gives me voice notifications of when the device has paired and disconnected, which is great."
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Price

Price:
"A variety of soft rubber earpieces and optional plastic over-the-ear hooks are included, though I didn't find I needed these, along with a USB charging cable -- but no actual AC adapter charger, an annoying omission considering the price."
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"So I now I am lookin for another good headset at a reasonable price."
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"What I paid for it was a good deal but not so much at double the price."
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"It is very small, and stylish if I may add :3 Nothing (part wise), feels cheap about it as well."
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"I have spent soooo much money trying to find a earpiece that is comfortable and you can hear with."
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"In short: a great device in a reasonable (>$100) price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Legend beat them all but the headset quality started to degrade after 4-5 months of use."
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"The sound quality it's not good, I read in the forums that the only way to improve the sound quality is updating the firmware but this is not possible either."
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"The voice quality is not that great."
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"By changing the Jabra Supreme's environment profiles in the Jabra mobile app, I was able to completely eliminate this quality problem for my calls."
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"I had compared this also to the Motorola Elite Flip and the Plantronics Voyager Edge headsets at the same time and while the Elite Flip had a mute button the sound quality was not as good and the Voyager Edge had no mute button and just felt clunky."
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"No good quality."
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"Call quality is great as far as I can tell, but sometimes connection to my iPhone seems poor, not sure if it's my phone or this unit."
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"I've been impressed with the overall quality, durability and volume of the unit."
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"That leads me to the charging aspect, The provided charger gets the job done reasonable well, the cord is a bit short but otherwise good quality."
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"The calls on it are very clear and I have not had any complaints about the call quality from anyone on the receiving end."
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"The good:Sound quality was goodSmall sizeGood fit (but I have small ears)The bad:No dedicated volume buttonFelt cheap and plastic (I know they're all made of plastic, but this headset felt like a plastic McDonalds toy... replaceable)That's really it, i was looking for good fit, features, and quality."
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Size

Size:
"Unfortunately a device this small will have some design issues."
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"With it had a chase or something to dock and charge in other than just the usb wire, other than that, its small, light, fits great in my ear and doesn't move around."
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"Second, battery life, for the size and compactness I feel it's very good."
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"Light weight, well made, small, comfortable ."
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"Small extremely reliable with long lasting battery"
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"Interacts with Google and TTS, sound quality is perfect, volume is great, it's small and light yet sturdy, battery lasts forever....and bonus, it's a very comfortable fit."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound quality it's not good, I read in the forums that the only way to improve the sound quality is updating the firmware but this is not possible either."
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"I had compared this also to the Motorola Elite Flip and the Plantronics Voyager Edge headsets at the same time and while the Elite Flip had a mute button the sound quality was not as good and the Voyager Edge had no mute button and just felt clunky."
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"Was hoping the firmware update would fix some of the sound noise interference but unfortunately it didn't."
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"I actually thought the sound quality on the Sennheiser Presence had much better sound quality - but it's bigger, heavier and uncomfortable so I returned it."
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"I first used the Jabra stealth on a Sony Xperia Z on T-mobile and the sound quality was excellent, but I switched over to Verizon and am now using the Motorola Droid Turbo and the sound is not as good - it sounds more muffled and not as clear."
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"Sound is good, although I prefer the Motorola HX550 sound and battery like."
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"Incoming sound was loud and clear."
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"The sound is far superior to other devices I've had before."
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"On my end, the my wife's voice sounds warm and pleasant and my wife's phone, she says my voice sounds warm and sexy on her end."
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Voice

Voice:
"The voice command is annoying."
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"Some people have a problem with the Jabra voice not being loud enough when it announces."
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"The voice quality is not that great."
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"Who ever I have spoken to has complained about unclear voice."
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"I find that the noise cancelling causes intermittent problems with my voice quailty, for people on the other end of my calls, when I am in my home office."
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"On the negative side, it does not work very well with voice commands."
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"On my end, the my wife's voice sounds warm and pleasant and my wife's phone, she says my voice sounds warm and sexy on her end."
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"Great sound for voice, music, and driving directions."
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"Voice is clear."
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"Even I am not finding other pseron's voice to be very clear."
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Volume

Volume:
"Couldn't adjust volume easily and not easy to operate."
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"Big drawback for me is that there is no volume control on the headset."
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"I know the complaint is you have to pull your phone out to do that, but I actually set the volume when I originally started using it and have not had to set it again."
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"Just wish it works even in vibrate mode.2) No volume control, in a noisy environment its very hard to hear the voice notification."
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"One big downside to this unit is that you need to control the volume via your phone."
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"I am a bit frustrated, though, that the STEALTH does not have volume control on the device and I have to use the phone to increase or decrease the volume."
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"I've been impressed with the overall quality, durability and volume of the unit."
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"Interacts with Google and TTS, sound quality is perfect, volume is great, it's small and light yet sturdy, battery lasts forever....and bonus, it's a very comfortable fit."
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"- No volume control, I am okay to use the phone to preset the volume but it will be nice if they add a small volume control button."
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"The volume in normal conversations is good and loud enough but It just announces incoming calls way too low."
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Weight

Weight:
"It is very light weight, stylish, not too bulky and very clear."
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"PROS: Very sleek, lightweight, decent talk-time."
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"This headset works great, is lightweight, fits well in my ear and I like the hands free commands."
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"Light weight, well made, small, comfortable ."
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"Small, lightweight, comfortable, great sound quality for me and the same reported by the people I talk with."
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"The earpiece is easily placed securely in the ear and is very light weight."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"We paired this with three mobile devices: the iPhone (success), the blackberry touch (success) and the older version of HTC (failed).Synching to the iPhone was the easiest of the three, where it just picked up the signal and away we go."
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"Believe it or not, I had a harder time just fitting it on my ear (my own fault) than I had pairing it with my iphone!"
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"Call quality is great as far as I can tell, but sometimes connection to my iPhone seems poor, not sure if it's my phone or this unit."
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"Plantronics has not had a new consumer top of the line headset for quite a while, but their Plantronics Voyager Legend Mobile Bluetooth Headset + Charging Case Included - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones is widely considered one of the best headsets available (and I agree)."
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"They also have the Plantronics Voyager Edge Wireless and Hands-Free Bluetooth Headset with Charging Case - Compatible with iPhone, Android, and Other Leading Smartphones - Black which is newer, but still not new."
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"Paired up quickly with my iPhone 6, audio quality streaming music is great but phone calls and whatsapp audio calls are quite laggy."
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"I have one and bought this for my husband works very well and is very clear works very well with Siri and iPhone 5c and iPhone 6."
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