Around The Neck Headphones

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Lemmy_Lives's Comment
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I've been seeing quite a few drivers recently using around the neck Bluetooth headphones, as well as many truckstops selling them. I'm interested in getting some (probably the LG Pro). If anyone has any insight on them, specifically call quality and noise cancellation efficiency, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!

Earl J.'s Comment
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I'm no expert but I have tried several different types of headsets including the LG Tone Ultra which is the style you're talking about and in my honest opinion my favorite is the Blue Parrot over the head style for noise cancellation and call quality plus battery life. The LG battery life is kinda short compared to the Blue Parrot that last for days and if you have background noise you have to hold the mic up to your mouth for others to hear you. Plus some states have laws against having ear buds in both ears.

I have the B250 XT but am considering the B350 since it has the capability to run 2 phones and you can stream your music to it. My girlfriend has the Platro Platronics Voyager Legend which is the hook over the ear style and she loves it. Hope this helps.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I have several drivers, who deliver to my work, that use the around the neck ear buds. They are always on the phone when they show up. I have the Blue Parrot 250XT+. I love it. I work in a loud shop and have been able to talk and both parties can hear well. It really cuts out background noise. I bought mine refurbished from Walmart.com over a year ago.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Having used both the Blue Parrot and the LG Tone Infinim, I much prefer the LG. It is light years more comfortable to wear for long periods. No more crushing my ear or leaving a huge dent in the side of my head. It's also far less annoying. No more boom mic catching and hanging up on everything within reach (fuel hoses, CB mic cord, trailer edges, etc.). You don't actually need to use both earbuds, unless you're using it to play music through. One is plenty for calls, and I've had no trouble with call volume, quality, or noise reduction. Battery life is just fine for me. I end up charging it once a week or so.

A couple of nice features it has that kind of freaked me out at first:

1) It vibrates when you receive a call. I wasn't expecting that, and the first time it happened I flashed on the exploding neck collars in The Running Man.

2) It plays your message alert tones through the earbuds, but there's about a half second delay, so you hear it from your phone and then directly in your ear. It's nice, though, to be able to hear a message alert when you're walking through a busy lot with lots of rumbling trucks around you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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I've been using the Plantronics Voyager Legend for over a year. The people I talk to tell me there's no background noise unless I'm walking in a very windy area.

Pat M.'s Comment
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One thing that you also need to consider is that most states have laws about using headphones that hinder sound in both ears. I happen to agree with this one. There is no need to have headphones plugged into both ears. This goes for cars as well as trucks. Believe me when I tell you that damage to your hearing is not reversible. Mine is from numerous surgeries and scars on the ear drums. I will still only wear a headset with a single speaker. For the radio I just use the speakers that come in the truck.

JakeBreak's Comment
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I use the road king 300 from the truck stop. It works pretty good when I can get the extra money I will probably go to a blue parrot or the blue tiger ones I hear on the radio all the time.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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One more interesting feature of the LG earbuds I want to mention: it verbally tells you when it needs to be charged. A very pleasant female voice says "Battery very low, please charge now." And it only takes about 2 hours to fully charge from dead.

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