Favorite Bluetooth Headset

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Rocky Mountain Princess's Comment
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Ok! I just ordered the Plantronics Voyager 104. I had it narrowed down to that and the Blueparrott B450. I didn't check out the Blue Tigers only because I had a $112 credit from Best Buy to turn in my battered LG Tone, and Best Buy doesn't carry Blue Tiger (side note, the Geek Squad replacement plan was beyond worth it! I paid $92 for the Tone in December plus the $30ish replacement/ protection plan. Just brought the Tone in, literally held together with electrical tape, and they gave me the full price I paid for it PLUS extra because I still had time left on the 2yr protection plan.) Anyway,the parrot would have been my choice but I read a few complaints about it being a little uncomfortable on the ear with long-term wear, and I have sensitive ears and I'm used to wearing a headset for 14 hours a day.

We shall see how the Voyager works out. Thanks for all the helpful input! You guys rock.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Howdy, y'all .. figured I'd revive ONE of the MANY threads, regarding bluetooth headsets. Hubby's birthday (and Father's day!) is coming up quick; and he is finally getting Sirius XM in his truck (yes, in a DayCab, go figure!)

So, in my research on and of the MANY threads here, and of course browsing Amazon, I've found this:

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AfterShokz OpenComm Wireless Stereo Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headset with Noise-Canceling Boom Microphone for Office Home Business Trucker Drivers...

Thoughts? Around a buck fourty. Not bad, eh?

He still has an OLD Blue Parrott, not even SURE of the model, tbh. Superglued once in it's long lifetime, still works however. He has an AVERSION to anything ear penetrable, so .. that's an elimination factor, for sure.

Just thinking with Sirius, he can actively listen to podcasts and educational things, instead of the local 'Fox and Friends' news on every/any station, currently. Many a 'discussion' ensues with some of the crap he picks up here in Ohio, nowadays! Happy driver >> Happy wife, happy life!

Thanks in advance~!!

~ Anne ~

PJ's Comment
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I don’t know anything about that one. I have a blue parrott 250 I used for 6 years and never had an issue. My gf upgraded me about a year ago to a BP 550. Much heavier but works awesome. I love it and it can stream the radio if you want it to.

G-Town's Comment
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Big Scott wrote:

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.

I concur. I purchased a 350 a month ago, love it.

Andrey's Comment
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I guess I am too cheap, but paying triple digits for BP headset is hard to justify for me. Plus I don't like this jet pilot look :-) And it is heavy. And bulky. So I got myself a small headset made by MPOW for $24 on Amazon. Comfortable, simple, and does what I want.

G-Town's Comment
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I guess I am too cheap, but paying triple digits for BP headset is hard to justify for me. Plus I don't like this jet pilot look :-) And it is heavy. And bulky. So I got myself a small headset made by MPOW for $24 on Amazon. Comfortable, simple, and does what I want.

Fuel points. I will paid zero out of pocket. It did what I want; simple, comfortable and free.

To each their own.

PackRat's Comment
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Heck yeah, use those fuel points! It's literally Free Money.

I haven't paid cash for any truck stop gadget in the past four years. Coolers, GPS (X3), CB, vacuum cleaner, Atlas, gloves, inverter, etc.


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ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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Have used a Plantronics Voyager for the past 5 - 6 yrs, having bought my first one at a truck stop. Since then I've bought one with points and one off eBay when I didn't have points....I'm hard on Bluetooths. ;-)

It can be used on either ear, music and podcasts come thru with plenty of sound IF it's recorded loud enough. Most sound is canceled and people can't hear any noise coming through it. Although today my brother was hearing some sound and couldn't figure out what it was...I was in a thunderstorm and it was beating on the truck as I went down the road, but that's unusual. The charger has a short cord, so I plug the USB in the radio and lay it on top of my CB because it's magnetized and rides up there very nicely...that's picture # 2. I'm parked on the ramp of the closed rest area because there's a multi-vehicle wreck in the tunnels in NC by the borders on I40.




Andrey's Comment
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Free gadgets sound good, my only problem is that I am only at week two, and my points are barely enough for a shower :-)

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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HUGE THANKS, y'all . . . I was kinda wondering, had anyone really 'upgraded' since these older threads, to the 'fancy' looking headsets as per my picture; seems not!

In light of this informations you guys & gal(s) provided me, I'm gonna K.I.S.S. this idea of a gift, off ... and let HIM choose his own! ((Keep it Simple,Stupid!))

Much appreciated;

~ Anne ~

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