Favorite Bluetooth Headset

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Rocky Mountain Princess's Comment
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Hi friends!

I'm in the market for a new bluetooth headset. Right now I'm just driving a straight truck with a reefer , but she is old and LOUD. I have an LG Tone (the neckband one with retractable earbuds), and no one on the other end can hear me over the road noise, especially when I'm climbing a pass. I love the neckband setup, but I'm fed up with the call quality and ready to move to a headset or ear piece if needed. I'm reading good things about Bluparrott and Plantronics, but I want to know what you guys have and what you like and don't like about it. Here's a list of what I'm looking for, in order of importance:

1. Call quality (specifically on the other end, can the other caller hear ME and not my truck) 2. Comfortability (I'm in and out of my truck a lot for many small deliveries in a day. Looking for something that won't fall off, and something lower profile if I can find it) 3. Sound quality (I eat podcasts and audio books for breakfast) 4. Battery life (I also eat podcasts for lunch and dinner)

Thanks in advance! This is my first post and I have to say that I'm so glad I found this forum.

-B

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Turtle's Comment
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Hi and welcome to the Forum, we are so very glad you stopped in!

I have the bluparrot b450, and I love it. I've never used any other kind, so I can't really compare it. But it does everything I need.

Sound quality is excellent on both ends. All background noise is cancelled right out.

I don't often wear the headset outside of the truck, but it's very easy to forget it's even on my head. Very comfortable.

The mic flips up out of the way when not in use, and can be reversed so you can use the earpiece on either ear.

I'll sometimes go a few days before having to charge the unit. However, I don't have much of a podcast or audiobook appetite. It mostly just stays in standby mode when I'm not talking to somebody on the phone.

G-Town's Comment
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Rob T.'s Comment
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This is what i use. I talk to my wife sometimes and she doesnt complain about the noise of the truck. I use these to listen to music all day and have no complaints. I unload my own truck and have worn them in the rain with no problem. I bought mine about 6 months ago and the battery lasts atleast 12 hours. For comfort it came with different size ear buds. I always only have 1 earbud in and just recently lost all sound in the left side because i snagged it on a nail on a pallet that i had on its side

Splitter's Comment
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Just picked up my Blue Tiger Elite for almost free at Prime store. Had $90.00 in points & they sell it for $98.00, $40.00 less than at the truck stops that carry that model. Battery life is excellent. I don’t talk much on the phone but I do listen to my music. Haven’t charged it for 2 days & it’s still not asking for a charge.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I had a Blue Parrot 250XT for a couple of years before it died. Then I got a Blue Parrot 350-XT. I like it better due to me being able to hear better. I have talked to people who were using Blue Parrot and Blue Tiger. I hear them fine. The noise canceling on these brands is top notch. My headset is powered on for at least 14 hours per day. I talk on it all day.

The Plantronics just came out and don't much about it.

I had a new Blue Parrot 350 that died after a couple of months. I contacted Blue Parrot and they sent a new one. I did not have to return the old one. If I was to upgrade I would either get the Blue Parrot 450 or the Plantronics.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I have a Blue Tiger elite, and a Plantronics Voyager 104.

I sent the blue tiger in to get fixed, and bought the Plantronics because I liked the look. And I love it! I forget I am even wearing it. Super comfortable, great audio quality, and the mic is solid. The blue tiger is a little easier to use, but the mic arm is a little flimsy for me.

I recommend both.

PlanB's Comment
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I use the same headset. Better to just plug it in for 30 mins every 2 or 3 days.

On mine the low battery warning comes on just a minute before the unit shuts down. It's more of a courtesy beep that the unit is about to shut down.

Gives me just barely enough time to interrupt my wife and tell her my headset is about to go dead. She then scolds me for forgetting to charge it again, and usually before she is done the unit shuts off.

Love my Blue Tiger Elite tho.

Just picked up my Blue Tiger Elite for almost free at Prime store. Had $90.00 in points & they sell it for $98.00, $40.00 less than at the truck stops that carry that model. Battery life is excellent. I don’t talk much on the phone but I do listen to my music. Haven’t charged it for 2 days & it’s still not asking for a charge.

Parrothead66's Comment
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Blue Parrot 250xt ... Charge it every Sunday and it works all week....3 1/2 years old now. I don’t really use it when I’m outside around the truck but if it ever dies I’ll probably go to the 450 just for the added range

Army 's Comment
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PlanB.....haha thats funny...

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