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Need advise: Bluetooth headset for iPhone

I'm looking to get a Bluetooth headset, wanting to spend under $100.

Anybody got some feed back, looking for pros/cons of what you have currently or have used in the past.

Any features to stay away from or features that are a "must have"?

How is the battery life? Sound quality? Third party apps?

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Features to say away from - $$$ - If you find a headset thats super cheap and seems like a great deal, stay the hell away. Its not worth its weight in woodchips....Unless its a name brand like motorola, jabra or other well knowns.

As far as features and third party apps, the phone and or opertaing system you use will be important - iphone/ios or android.

If you use android i would recommend a motorola elite series headset. They come in a few different flavors, shapes and sizes but moto's android applicatoin is pretty awesome. Or even the Blueant Q2 headset, its pretty awesome.

Personally i use an iphone and swear by the Plantronic Marque M155 headset its iphone app is pretty great, its clarity is super clear, fits nicely and last damn near all day. Cool thing is when it starts to die, it tells you! my 2 cents...hope that helps...also first post!
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Thank you, I'll check out the M155.

I've searched on line, it's just confusing to me.

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I've had a Jabra Cruiser for 3 years now and it still works great. I have carried that thing in and out of my truck, semis, tractors, you name it. And it still keeps going. The bluetooth iPod playback is fantastic and sounds great.

I've seen the Jabra 2 is out now, and if it's anything like my original Jabra, I'm sure it's outstanding. Well worth the $100 it cost 3 years ago. Only complaint I have is having to connect it to my phone everytime I get into a vehicle and then turning on the FM transmitter. But it was worth it since I was being picky and tight about an aftermarket radio. Finally broke down in April and bought a Pioneer double din unit and I love it to death, but I still have my Jabra for other vehicles around the farm!
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Jawbone!!!!

I would just get something with a name brand around $100.. That usually is the ticket for an actually decent bluetooth... had one for $55.. Yeah, that went in the garbage in a month


Have you looked at the bluetooth that doesn't go into your ear but stays on your visor and talks with the microphone?
I forgot the brand but it is a very common one.. (something blue.......)

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I've got one of those visor mounted ones, I threw it in the back of a closet somewhere, it sucked. I had a blueant Q2 it works great. BlueAnt Online Store (North America) - BlueAnt Wireless

I don't really use it anymore because my trucks have bluetooth built into the radios

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Thanks for the suggestions!! I'll search out the reviews on the net.

So far, the M155 looks promising. It's gotten good reviews.

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Looks like the M155 is only about $40 online. Not bad

Found this comparison
Bluetooth Headset Review 2012 | Compare Best Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headsets - TopTenREVIEWS

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Thanks John!! I'm also liking that M1100!! Lots of features!

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I have had the best luck with the Motorola brand, best sound and noise filtering that I have found yet.
I have tried Motorola(2 of them), Blueant (1 ) and plantronic (1).
Both the Blueant and the plantronics sounded hollow to whoever I was talking to.


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