The consumer electronics market is, at all times, filled with more supply than demand. The result is that prices of all products are falling and the consumer is truly King. More and more products of all types, models and brands are coming into the market every single day and each company is trying to outdo the other and tempt the customer with more discounts and free offers. The latest products to flood the market in this way are Bluetooth headsets. While some people like to own the best brands and pay exorbitant prices for them, most of us would like to lay our hands on the cheapest available products, right, guys? Well, this post is also a tutorial on how to choose and buy the right cheap Bluetooth headset for you. Take a look at this.
What is a Bluetooth headset?
A Bluetooth headset is something that allows the user to wirelessly connect to his cell phone or listen to music. This hands-free device works on low-frequencty radio waves and thus connects to other remote devices.
There are many types of Bluetooth headsets available today. The higher end ones come with added features, like long battery life, noise cancellation, status reports and so on. Interestingly, cheap Bluetooth headsets too can give you good enough quality and durability. For those not in the know, you can find really good and cheap Bluetooth headsets for under $50.
With a view to making them affordable for everyone, companies such as Samsung, Plantronics, Jabra, Sony, BlueAnt and Motorola are now coming out with cheaper versions of Bluetooth headsets.
Now, the main question here is, how do you choose from this huge variety of cheap Bluetooth headsets and what are the things you should be looking for, before you buy the same? Here are some useful tips on buying the right product:
The headset should fit well and should give good sound clarity. Pair the headset with your phone or music player and inquire about battery life.Ease of operation is another vital point here.
The noise cancellation factor should be checked. Even the cheapest Bluetooth headsets offer this feature to some extent. Take the headset out into the open and check if it really does reduce outside noise. If this feature works properly, the person at the other end will hear you clearly, but not the background noise.
Brands like Samsung and Jabra use their own patented noise-cancelling technology. These handsets come for about $35. The Motorola H560 comes with auto volume adjustment. The BlueAnt Z9i, priced at $49, includes dual mic noise cancellation. The Jabra BT2080, starting at a mere $18, is known for its efficient noise reduction feature.
Before going in for a particular cheap Bluetooth headset, you also have to look into its design and comfort factor. It should hook comfortably about the back of your ear and also fit well into the ear. Jabra has made plastic “ear gels” that help the product contour itself to the wearer’s ear. These can be purchased for an additional $4. The Jabra BT2080 also comes with two ear hook sizes, so you can choose the one that fits you best.
The Motorola H560 comes with many ear piece cushions and ear hooks. The BlueAnt Z9i comes with two size ear pieces and two ear hooks as well. The Pantronics Explorer 390 comes with a bendable plastic ear hook.
Your chosen cheap Bluetooth headset has to have good control buttons (such as for calling, holding call, redialling and so on), irrespective of whether they are multipurpose or not. Those that come with a status message are better still, because they offer additional convenience.
Your Bluetooth headset should pair properly with other devices. You can get your hands on a whole lot of inexpensive Bluetooth headsets that can pair well with other devices. Jabra and Plantronics are among manufacturers who provide good cheap Bluetooth headsets and also useful and informative user manuals for appropriate pairing between devices.
Bluetooth headset chargers
Almost all cheap Bluetooth headsets come with a wall charger. Many, like the Plantronics Explorer come with a multicharger option. It is up to you to decide the kind of charger you need for your headset.
Other frills such as stereo and mono Bluetooth headsets are also available at pretty cheap rates. Again, it is a matter of taste as regards the kind you choose.
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