Bluetooth headphones myth or reality?

I recently purchased a set of Jabra Halo Bluetooth headphones, to say I was disappointed is an understatement.

I sent back the Jabra headphones and got a refund but along the way I tweeted my thoughts about the quality of the sound from these headphones and advised people in general to give Bluetooth headphones a miss.

Jabra wasn’t listening, Creative Labs were.

Creative offered to send me a set of their newly released WP-350 Bluetooth Headphones, they did not request a review nor did they ask that I mention them at all but I want to for a few reasons.

  1. They were listening, not just for their own brand but for the technologies they produce products for, in this case listening to ‘bluetooth’ mentions on Twitter.

  2. They did not say anything bad about the product or company I was complaining about they just offered me to sample their wares.

  3. Their product lived up to their promise of being better.

One of the biggest problems I had with the first Bluetooth headphones was a complaint I came across while doing my initial investigation into which headphones to buy, the Bluetooth signal would drop between headphones and iPhone when you put your phone in your pocket.

Not sure about you but I think your phone being in your pocket is a pretty common place to put it while you have some tunes playing and are just interested in listening. The Jabra worked fine if I put the phone in my right trouser pocket, but it sounded like a Hyena if I put the phone in my left trouser pocket….

Yep the connection quality was dependant on which side you dressed your phone, to the left or right ;)

The WP-350 has no such problems, the signal area for me through walls and rooms goes from my office to my balcony (around 10 Meters) and just cuts out if I hang my head over the balcony ;)

So yeah in short Jabra NO, Creative WP-350 Thumbs up!

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