Bluetooth headphones on the way

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Pulsar590_2I have been thinking about getting some Bluetooth headphones to use with the HTC Advantage and other devices that support the A2DP Bluetooth profile and after doing a lot of research I settled on the Plantronics 590E.  All of the user reviews I ran across were overwhelmingly positive so it’s on the way.  I wanted headphones that enclosed the ear for listening to music and the 590E meets that criteria while still folding up for transport.  It switches from music to phone calls with the touch of a button so this should work fine for my uses.  It should be very good with Skype too.

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Northern Rebel

I have the 590E and have been very happy with it. I don’t like the behind the neck style of headphones and these are very comfortable to wear for a long time, good battery life too.

optical10

Hi James
I you sure you want such big cans on all day? Yesterday I sent you a comment on your recommended Bluetooth headphones for the HTC advantage article and I recommended the Sony Ericsson Stereo Bluetoothâ„¢ Headset HBH-DS980

“Stereo Bluetooth™ Headset HBH-DS980
Make multipoint connections to your music
Wirelessly connect to your phone, PDA or laptop – wherever you’ve saved the music you want to hear. You still won’t miss a call, unless you want to.
Every small detail
High quality components, technology and design make for high quality sound. Pop in the headphones and enjoy music and conversations in superb clarity.
HBH-DS980 Overview

http://www.sonyericsson.com/spg.jsp?cc=gb&lc=en&ver=4000&template=pip1&zone=pp&pid=10895”

I’ve had its predecessor for over a year now and its unintrusive necklace style means it doesn’t get in the way all day long. I’m sure you would agree it’s nice to have another option and with the auto phone call answer and caller ID you can’t say fairer than that.

Hong Kong Phooey

I have both the Plantronics 590 and the Jabra BT8010, both equally good. Jabra mostly for daily use and the Plantronics for ventrilo (online gaming) and music. Both are excellent choices.

BTW, James, the HTC Shift is up on HTC’s site, got it linked on my blog.

Ed Valis

James,

I have the Jabra BT8010 Stereo Bluetooth headset that I use with my AT&T/Cingular 8525. I listen to your and other Podcasts, XM over the Internet, and make phone calls. It has worked flawlessly and the sound is good.

I am seriously considering replacing the 8525 with the Advantage, or, the Everun (if it ever is avaialble with phone capabilities).

Love your site and podcasts!

Ed :=)

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