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Jabra BT 500

Jabra BT 500
alaScore 72

237 reviews

Apr, 2014

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 225 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 68/100 and users rate it 66/100. The average review date is Jun 14, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 453545 reviews from other Headsets. The alaScore™ for this product is 72/100 = Good. Last update: Apr 23, 2014.

Review analysis

(Based on 237 reviews)

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Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset

 

Like the BT250, the Jabra BT500 has a crescent shape that fits behind either ear. Yet despite its trim profile, we didn't love the BT500's overall look. The Razr is sexy, but the BT500 is far from it. The gray coloring is too utilitarian, and the sharp...

The Jabra BT500 is compact and has a comfortable fit.

The downside of the Jabra BT500 is its unattractive form factor and stiff volume buttons.

The slim Jabra BT500 fits comfortably, but its performance and styling aren't up to the company's usual standards.

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Jabra BT500

 

Once connected to your cell phone, you can use the BT500 to do all the standard headset actions—answering calls, making voice-activated calls, and rejecting or muting calls. One button near the end of the mic boom handles all of these functions easily,...

Comfortable, stable fit. Easy Bluetooth pairing. Very accessible volume buttons

Design screams "I'm wearing a Bluetooth headset

If comfort is a priority or you plan on wearing your Bluetooth headset for long periods of time or while moving around a lot, the Jabra BT500 is a solid choice.

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Jabra BT500 Review

 

Jabra BT500 is a comparatively big headset, but it's designed so that it is hidden behind your ear and what is seen of it is definitely not huge. Most headsets cover the ear itself and their boom mikes points to the mouth, which creates the illusion of...

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Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Headset Review and Prices

 

The Jabra BT500 Bluetooth Headset provides a comfortable fit with reasonable access to features. Probably the best things about this model are its thin design (0.6 inches) and its snug fit. The headset is very lightweight, and ear gels of various sizes...

comfortable, thin

expensive, volume buttons, microphone performance

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Review: Jabra BT500

 

Though no one can deny that the Jabra BT500 is big, after testing this interesting looking headset we came out quite pleased with the overall package. Read the full review here.

Very comfortable, great inbound audio, easy to use

Very little noise reduction, large size

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Gadgetell Review: Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset

 

Product: Jabra BT500 Bluetooth headset Price: $199.99 Rating: Average 6.6/10 Pros: Comfortable behind the ear fit, easy handset pairing, comfortable ear gels, long talk time and standby time. Cons: Poor outdoor connection, hard to press buttons,...

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Love It!!! well loved it while it lasted....

 

I used this product for approx. 2.5 years and it finally stopped working. I loved it and was pretty disappointed when i found out that it's not sold in stores anymore. The volume buttons are a little stiff but overall I thought it was a great product.

confortable, great connectivity, great clarity

Small ear insert rubber things sometimes fall off, they do give you 3 or 4 of them but it's still a pain when you lose one

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"Love It!!! well loved it while it lasted...."

 

I used this product for approx. 2.5 years and it finally stopped working. I loved it and was pretty disappointed when i found out that it's not sold in stores anymore. The volume buttons are a little stiff but overall I thought it was a great product.

confortable, great connectivity, great clarity,

Small ear insert rubber things sometimes fall off, they do give you 3 or 4 of them but it's still a pain when you lose one.

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"constantly have to repeat myself with this product"

 

i can't even in good conscience sell this on craigslist because it is more frustrating to use than functional. the sound quality is very poor for the person on the other end and most people ask me to switch back to just talking on the phone.

cheaper than a jawbone or other professional bluetooth headset

terrible sound quality. people always know when i'm using this unit and i have to repeat myself frequently. i probably will stay away from jabra products for now on for putting this shabby product out. bad cnet for giving this a good review!!!

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constantly have to repeat myself with this product

 

i can't even in good conscience sell this on craigslist because it is more frustrating to use than functional. the sound quality is very poor for the person on the other end and most people ask me to switch back to just talking on the phone.

cheaper than a jawbone or other professional bluetooth headset

terrible sound quality. people always know when i'm using this unit and i have to repeat myself frequently. i probably will stay away from jabra products for now on for putting this shabby product out. bad cnet for giving this a good review

Product Specifications

The BT500 is the next generation of the best-selling Bluetooth headset. The prize-winning Jabra BT250 is consistently ranked as the number one headset choice for professionals worldwide. With the BT500, Jabra has built on the strength of this success to produce a headset that is comfortable and cutting-edge, a headset that is designed to let you communicate freely and naturally. If you want Bluetooth technology designed for all-day comfort, the Jabra BT500 is the perfect choice. The ergonomic design fits comfortably behind your ear. Significantly slimmer than its predecessors, the BT500 offers the ultimate in lightweight comfort for a Bluetooth headset. Jabra is not just about looking and feeling good, but about state-of the-art technology as well. New features make the Jabra BT500 easy to operate. A one-touch pairing button makes pairing your mobile phone simple. The multi-color LED lights keep you informed on your Bluetooth connection, charging status and battery status. You also have the convenient option of charging directly from your PC via a USB cable. The Jabra BT500 is the perfect choice for the business professional who wants a high-performance mobile headset that looks and feels great!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone
Type:Headset

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4in
Weight:0.7oz
Width:2.4in

Header

Manufacturer:GN
Model:BT500/BT500v
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JABRA

Remote Control

Type: None