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Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset by Review Summary ,  Sep 3, 2015

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Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Report Date: 09/03/2015
Based on 148 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 4.7%

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Individual Feature Rating
Noise4.7   above average
Jabra4.3   above average
Stereo4.3   average
Battery4.2   average
Quality4.2   average
Range4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Bluetooth4.1   average
Volume4.1   above average
Pairing4.0   below average
Music3.9   below average


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Audio

Audio:
"One stopped syncing with the phone, another developed problems with one audio channel."
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"Works great for audio books but music will sound terrible."
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"Audio quality is more than adequate for watching TV, and even rivaled the quality I would expect from a wired connection."
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"Works great for audio books but music will sound terrible."
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"The book was automatically paused, the call was easy to pick up, caller reported reasonable audio level, and the book automatically restarted when the call was terminated."
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"I use this with skype as a microphone, it produces very good audio."
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"The audio is very clear both ways, i've called other countries without a single complaint."
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Battery

Battery:
"Of course, it seems to give another hour or more of use after the low battery starts alarming, the problem is that's with an audible chime every 30 seconds or so that interrupts your music and is impossible to ignore."
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"My only complaint is the battery."
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"Battery could be better but range is pretty good."
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"Range, battery life, durability (I accidentally washed it) are terrific!"
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"Nice and convenient - but if the rechargeable battery dies after warranty I was told by customer support that Jabra does not consider the battery replaceable."
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"Pros: works great with my own headphones (primary concern), avrcp and a2dp support, great battery lifeCons: Included earphones are pure garbage; they're only useful as beaters when you don't care about sound quality (like working out, on the bike, running, etc."
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"Battery life is good enough for me; I'm not a super-mobile power-user, though."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is terrible!"
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"I needed a bluetooth headset because I hate having wires going to my phone (which i use as my MP3 player)."
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"Also had problems with bluetooth pairing not staying connected."
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"I've tried five different bluetooth headphones from different companies and they all failed to meet what I was expecting."
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"The iCombi is a barely decent bluetooth transmitter, so the BT-3030 doesn't always have the best sound."
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"Infact i have a similar problem with my other Jabra Bluetooth headset."
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"Great sound, easy to connect and well over 30' on the bluetooth connection! "
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"I've had Jawbone, Plantronics, and Jabra Bluetooth devices and this ranks amongst the best of the lot."
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"If I ever lost this product, I'd be sad...it's the best Bluetooth device I've ever had!"
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"I should start by saying this is my first Bluetooth device, so I was pleased at how easily this paired to my phone (Samsung Galaxy S -- another reviewer complained that Samsung didn't allow third-party device pairing, which obviously is no longer true) following the instruction manual (whose usefulness sadly sort of ends there).I should also say I didn't pay full retail but rather bought through a Hong Kong eBay seller -- waited an eternity for shipping but got a real bargain, especially considering the device is far from perfect and not exactly worth full price."
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"Really good bluetooth headset but the bass is too high for the earpiece..the beep that is sounded at switch on and off of the device is very irritating.."
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Button

Button:
"If I had to offer a complaint, it would be that the buttons are rather hard to manipulate and the clip is rather flimsy."
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"The buttons are of the membrane type and rather hard to press, but they do work very well."
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"Although I've had no problems with them, the buttons on the device seem pretty flimsy."
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"The ONLY thing I am not happy with is the fact that the forward and reverse buttons do not work with my ipod 2G touch, the stop and play buttons work fine though."
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"Although I've had no problems with them, the buttons on the device seem pretty flimsy."
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"The only reason I am not giving this product 5 stars is1) I just got it, so time will tell how robust it is, and2) When I press and hold the forward and reverse buttons, it does not actually fast forward reverse, as advertised, but simply skips to the next (or last) track."
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"I bought this to use on my ipod touch while Mt biking, I put the ipod in my pack and wear the dog tag around my neck, I also keep my cell phone in my pack and have them both hooked up to the bluetooth, when the phone rings the Jabra turns down the music and I can answer my phone with the push of the button on the Jabra, the calls come through loud and clear in my headphones and the built in mic works great."
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"* The buttons... well.. don't work.."
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"The answer button works well for picking up calls, but is sketchy for hanging up."
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Cable

Cable:
"Mines shipped with a faulty power cable, but I found quickly that any micro-USB cable can charge it."
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"Using with your own pair of ear buds can be a bit frustrating while you figure out what to do with all that extra cord."
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"The short cord seemed perfect for the Jabra."
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")When I'm out and about, and want to leave the expensive cans safely at my desk, I switch to the included light-weight earbuds, which have a good cable length and configuration."
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"It works well with my N82, its great for working out without having that cable attached."
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"They are also very convenient with the shortened cable so perfect for wearing and putting the BT at the right height."
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"I purchased the Sennheiser MX760 headphones because it has a smaller cord than most headphones and found that the cord size was perfect for this product when using the necklace, and the difference in quality for the Sennheiser MX760 was very apparent."
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Control

Control:
"You can control Windows media player with it but I haven't been able to interface it with winamp, nor have I been successful in controlling Skype with it."
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"I haven't used the controls very much, but they are pretty easy to use without looking because of raised emblems."
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"I initially purchased the HTC Wired Remote Control Stereo Headset for AT&T; Fuze; it worked great for all of 10 seconds and then went kaput for no reason I could fathom."
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"Whether you choose to wear the bluetooth with the chain around your neck, or clipped to your clothing, it is much easier to control your music."
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"But with the noise cancellation, standard 3.5mm jack, and sweat resistant controls, I would recommend this to anyone."
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"The controls are easy to understand and fully functional."
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Design

Design:
"I think that the headphones that come with the device are not the best, but the great thing about the design is that you can use any standard headphones."
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"I find the sound quality fantastic, the pairing of this to my phone (Samsung Infuse) to be quick and secure, and the design of the device quite nice."
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"The design is decent, for 60 bucks its about the quality i expected."
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"The design is great!"
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"Very nice design."
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"The included headphones are adequate and the design is perfect for use in a single ear while driving or jogging in a congested area and easily adapts to two ears when you want to immerse yourself in the book."
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Dog

Dog:
"The dog tag idea of it is also pretty cool! "
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"I love the dog tag look and that it hangs around my neck but when the earbuds are not in use the earbuds hangs too low, it dangles all over and becomes annoying."
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"Durability is great BUT do not wear them while working out, if the dog tag comes in contact with sweat it will break!"
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"The buds are comfortable in my ears and the dog tag is comfortable around the neck."
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"I believe this is the Bluetooth Device moving a bit across the dog tag (Please note: The Mic is very close to the Dog Tag which makes this tick noise very obvious to the receiver on other end)."
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Jabra

Jabra:
"The Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is terrible!"
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"The only problems with the Jabra is that 1)it is difficult to connect to my phone at times, and 2) When listening to Pocket tunes on this device, the volume is much too low (although using the Sennheiser headphones made up for this lack of volume)."
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"I had purchased a much more expensive Jabra bluettooth and the reception is not as good."
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"Infact i have a similar problem with my other Jabra Bluetooth headset."
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"I've had Jawbone, Plantronics, and Jabra Bluetooth devices and this ranks amongst the best of the lot."
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"The other one is the Jabra Clipper and I am very happy with both."
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"After trying both the Motorola S9 HD and the Jabra Halo and being somewhat less than satisfied with both I decided to give it one more try and ordered the Jabra BT3030."
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"However, one can do a search online and locate a down-loadable Jabra BT3030 manual, which is very detailed and user-friendly - I highly recommend new users of the product seek out this manual."
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"The short cord seemed perfect for the Jabra."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I found this too much of a compromise -- the boom mic wasn't that good, and neither was the stereo configuration."
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"I believe this is the Bluetooth Device moving a bit across the dog tag (Please note: The Mic is very close to the Dog Tag which makes this tick noise very obvious to the receiver on other end)."
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"I bought this to use on my ipod touch while Mt biking, I put the ipod in my pack and wear the dog tag around my neck, I also keep my cell phone in my pack and have them both hooked up to the bluetooth, when the phone rings the Jabra turns down the music and I can answer my phone with the push of the button on the Jabra, the calls come through loud and clear in my headphones and the built in mic works great."
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"The microphone on the dog tag picks up my voice very well, despite haning on my neck."
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"The sound is clear and the mic does not need to be right up to your face."
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"I use this with skype as a microphone, it produces very good audio."
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Music

Music:
"Occasionally will get a bum connection where music stutters or puts weird choppy cuts in that screw up the beat, fixed by unpairing and re-pairing."
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"The phone (not recommended) works up to about 80 mph, and the music works period."
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"Works great for audio books but music will sound terrible."
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"Unfortunately, after connecting the BT3030 to the A100, I could not hear my music."
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"I haven't been able to use it to play music from the iPhone."
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"At first I was not happy with the sound quality when listening to music."
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"This device is perfect for switching music tracks on the fly without having to dig into my pocket every time."
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"Got the first one, loved it...worked great with my ipod and my phone...so I could listen to music and still be available to answer calls...(I have a basic phone, not a smartphone.)"
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"I went in my basement and realized the music is still playing, and its clear as day."
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"This is a great product for music lovers."
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"Whether you choose to wear the bluetooth with the chain around your neck, or clipped to your clothing, it is much easier to control your music."
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Noise

Noise:
"The included ear buds aren't the best because they don't block out very much ambient noise."
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"I plugged in a pair of Philips noise canceling headphones (model SHN2500) with the noise cancellation turned off and the sound is very good, but not top notch."
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"Since I already had what I consider to be one of the best headphones available ( Bose QuietComfort 3 Noise Canceling headphones.)"
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"I have a pair of vModa and it works very well and even better with a noise canceling headphones."
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"You get lots of noise in the background and the sound is pretty low."
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"Also the headphones are kind of cheap and do not block out noise well."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Also had problems with bluetooth pairing not staying connected."
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"Unfortunately, this pairing does not work for listening to music."
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"Some flaws: Bluetooth pairing is simple and intuitive, but I am a bit confused about when it automatically pairs with my phone and when it does not."
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"I find the sound quality fantastic, the pairing of this to my phone (Samsung Infuse) to be quick and secure, and the design of the device quite nice."
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"Pairing is easy, but on my new Samsung droid charge I have to repair occasionally, where on my original Motorola droid I paired both of them once and auto connected every time."
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"I should start by saying this is my first Bluetooth device, so I was pleased at how easily this paired to my phone (Samsung Galaxy S -- another reviewer complained that Samsung didn't allow third-party device pairing, which obviously is no longer true) following the instruction manual (whose usefulness sadly sort of ends there).I should also say I didn't pay full retail but rather bought through a Hong Kong eBay seller -- waited an eternity for shipping but got a real bargain, especially considering the device is far from perfect and not exactly worth full price."
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"the initial pairing was fairly painless."
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"After pairing, I was able to walk out of the bedroom and about 12 feet down the hallway (for a total separation of about 20 feet) before the Bluetooth connection was dropped."
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Quality

Quality:
"Sound quality is good, albeit my hearing is not the best, and a few of my friends with very good ears say the sound appears washed sometimes."
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"The build quality is horrible."
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"Cons: I have a good set of earbud headphones that I wanted to use specifically with this because they had good sound quality but the actual sound quality is tinny and weak...no bass."
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"It has great sound quality but as far as the 'mouthpiece' - it doesn't work so well."
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"At first I was not happy with the sound quality when listening to music."
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"I find the sound quality fantastic, the pairing of this to my phone (Samsung Infuse) to be quick and secure, and the design of the device quite nice."
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"The sound quality is great, it's no hassle to connect to my Samsung device, and it's stood-up quite nicely to the abuse I've put it through."
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"I've since upgraded again, and am quite happy with the sound quality."
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"Beautiful product, crappy pocket clip, comfortable to wear on chain, fair sound quality, truly excellent range (any where inside and some areas outside of 2 bedroom single family dwelling."
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"It is great sound quality with the Skull Candy titanium earbuds."
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Range

Range:
"I was a tad disappointed in the range."
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"Broadcasting from a USB Class 1 (100 meter range) transmitter from my laptop, I was quite disappointed with the BT3030."
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"Battery could be better but range is pretty good."
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"Range, battery life, durability (I accidentally washed it) are terrific!"
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"Beautiful product, crappy pocket clip, comfortable to wear on chain, fair sound quality, truly excellent range (any where inside and some areas outside of 2 bedroom single family dwelling."
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"so the range seems more than adequate."
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"The Jabra also has a pretty decent range, I can be a couple rooms away from the source and still get a great signal."
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Sound

Sound:
"Sound quality is good, albeit my hearing is not the best, and a few of my friends with very good ears say the sound appears washed sometimes."
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"All others I have tried require full volume and sound mediocre at best."
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"Cons: I have a good set of earbud headphones that I wanted to use specifically with this because they had good sound quality but the actual sound quality is tinny and weak...no bass."
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"Works great for audio books but music will sound terrible."
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"dont even waste your money on this the sound is terrible and has a verry low volumeyou can barely here anything coming threw its so poorly made youll never here music on a train or the streets with these and i plug the bose headphones in this this product has one word for it it sucks"
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"Only fault I could find was sound was not on par with Motos S9."
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"Great sound, easy to connect and well over 30' on the bluetooth connection! "
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"I find the sound quality fantastic, the pairing of this to my phone (Samsung Infuse) to be quick and secure, and the design of the device quite nice."
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"The sound quality is great, it's no hassle to connect to my Samsung device, and it's stood-up quite nicely to the abuse I've put it through."
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"The hands-free works well and my callers say I sound fine."
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"I've since upgraded again, and am quite happy with the sound quality."
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Stereo

Stereo:
"The Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is terrible!"
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"I found this too much of a compromise -- the boom mic wasn't that good, and neither was the stereo configuration."
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"It does not work well in stereo mode, it lags a lot."
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"I use it primarily with a Music-Link Stereo Hearing Aid Compatible Headset (http: www."
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"I only hope that someday, some manufacturer will figure out that this is a close to stereo bluetooth perfection as you can get."
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"I initially purchased the HTC Wired Remote Control Stereo Headset for AT&T; Fuze; it worked great for all of 10 seconds and then went kaput for no reason I could fathom."
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"It is great that you can plug any standard stereo headphone into the jack."
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"They also provide good quality stereo sound."
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Volume

Volume:
"I was worried about the lack of volume cited in other reviews, but I have yet to turn them all the way up."
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"All others I have tried require full volume and sound mediocre at best."
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"But the volume level is terrible, it is very quite, no matter how loud you put it on the player and the bluetooth, the volume is just not enough."
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"The only problem is that volume is not high enough, otherwise it would be the perfect gadget!"
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"The volume is great, even a little too loud at times."
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"All others I have tried require full volume and sound mediocre at best."
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"I have tried several bluetooth solutions to listening to music while on long rides, and this is the only one that I have found that accepts the 3.5mm jack, has good volume, has great sound quality and is affordable, all in one package."
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"The volume controls are easy to use to compensate for background noise level changes."
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"The volume levels are good enough for my use."
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