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Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800

Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800
alaScore 78

320 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 320 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and design are generally positive. The comfort and portability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the value for money.

sound, portability, comfort, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 320 reviews)

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Consumer review by:

Nice little product


I have only one gripe with these earphones and that is the battery charge life, 2 to 3 hours approx, but, I suppose you can't expect any longer from such a tiny battery pack The product is extremely well made, a cast aluminium body. The sound is quite good. The comfort and fit are excellent, they don't fall out while walking. I don't have to carry the audio source, an iPhone 4, around with me at home. All in all, I would recommend them.

Expert review by:

HBH-IS800 Stereo Bluetooth Headset


The main attraction of the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 headphones is their teensy size. Weighing less than half an ounce, the headphones sport an earbud-style design with a slender strand of cable connecting the two buds. Such luxury and convenience don't...

Compact and very light Solid music and call quality

Very expensive Unit lacks volume controls and track skipping

If you're willing to sacrifice some phone and music controls for an ultrasmall headset with dependable audio quality--and the hefty price tag is no barrier--the Sony Ericsson package has got the goods

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Sony Ericsson Wireless Stereo Headphone (Black)


As an increasing number of mobile phones incorporate a music player into their features, more and more stereo Bluetooth headphones are unleashed onto the market. The audio quality offered is still not on par with wired models, but the headsets offer...

The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 headphones are ultracompact and let you cut the cord from your A2DP-compatible music phone. The earbuds offer deep bass and generally solid sound quality, and the package includes a storage box

The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 headphones may not fit all users well, they're pricey, and the sound quality is not on par with wired models

The solid-sounding Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Wireless Stereo Headphones are an excellent option for anyone looking for the very smallest Bluetooth headset money can buy to use with an A2DP-compatible music phone or MP3 player.


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Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Review


The Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 is a truly innovate and unique device that does stand a fighting chance of becoming a Bluetooth stereo headset trendsetter...

Consumer review by:

almost not even there


I'm a bluetooth headphone nut. no, you won't get the quality sound as you would from a wired set and if you didn't realize that then bluetooth isn't for you. I have had Jaybirds, Plantronics, Motorola, Sony and Nokia. these are by far the best ones for...

light weight, decent sound

speaker for call use is a little loud

Consumer review by:

Great product for use with mobiles - not Windows!


I really love this unit with my mobile, streaming youtube or music with the freedom to have my hands free and roam without being restricted by a cable. It work flawlessly compared to some other top notch bluetooth products I've had in the past. I just...

Compact and light, easy to use, any headphones with a 3.5mm jack will fit and reasonable battery life

Will not connect to your PC without extensive internet search - even then, there may be issues as windows does not support 3rd party bluetooth devices - the only thing stopping me giving this an "Excellent" rating

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Worst product ever - should not be on the market


I will never buy another Sony Ericsson product again. I bought one of these last fall and was happy enough with it that we bought another in the household for Christmas. The Christmas present was dead out of the box. The retailer referred us to...

Tiny form factor ; Decent sound

It doesn't work in real life ; Abysmal customer service

Consumer review by:

Good Device


Okay, so I'm writing this review to offset the bad ones. I had some money to burn, so I figured that I would go out and purchase these headphones straight off from Fry's, while I'm waiting for my eBay ones to come. On first unpackaging, the device...

1) Small ; 2) Compact ; 3) Good battery life ; 4) Clear sound quality ; 5) Works on iPhone iOS 4, FULLY

1) Not as loud as wired headphones ; 2) Thin wire ; 3) Cheap case

Consumer review by:

Think twice, be aware of impulse purchase"


Sounds quality is sub-standard, FM radio li... 

Wireless stereo with compact size

Sounds quality is sub-standard, FM radio like sound quality

Consumer review by:

Think twice, be aware of impulse purchase


* Sounds quality is sub-standard, FM radio like sound quality. * Poor connection to phone. I have a N52. Sometime the call gets disconnected automatically. * Poor ear fitting. Fitting is not firm enough for use in exercise. * Short wire between the two...

Wireless stereo with compact size

Sounds quality is sub-standard, FM radio like sound quality ; Poor connection to phone ; Poor ear fitting. Fitting is not firm enough for use in exercise ; Short wire between the two buds ; Battery is only 3.5 hour

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Nice looking but waste of money


I really hated turning back this bluetooth but was a pain as I had to "re-activate" bluetooth on my phone every day. Shouldn't have to do that.

Small headset ; Easy to connect

Wouldn't have a problem with the keeping connection for phone calls but wouldn't on when listening to music

Product Specifications

Keep the great sound and lose the cords! Wirelessly connect to your compatible mobile phone, and let the HBH-IS800 bring you complete handsfree freedom. Take it on a walk, your next business trip, or let every trip be accompanied by your favorite music. The setup is easy and once it's set up, you just press play on your mobile phone to enjoy hours of wireless music. Have you ever seen a stereo Bluetooth headset this small? Made up of sleek ear buds and a short cable, this headset gives you the freedom to listen to music and answer calls discreetly. The lightweight design allows you to wear the headphones for hours on end, bringing you the freedom of wireless music as well as handsfree call handling. A stylish and compact carrying case helps protect the headphones during transport. The HBH-IS800 brings you wireless convenience and a lightweight design without compromising audio quality. Offering clear and powerful stereo sound, the HBH-IS800 will do your music selection justice. The phone is your remote control, allowing you to change tracks and adjust the volume. And you don't have to worry about being out of touch. When the phone rings, the music mutes and you can take or reject the call. Style, function and sound quality come together to create an extraordinary wireless music experience. The quality shows in every little detail, from the small-sized earpieces to the practical yet stylish carrying case. Made of high-quality materials, the HBH-IS800 is not only your best music companion, but looks the part as well.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:In-ear ear-bud
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone


Manufacturer:Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Ericsson Bluetooth

Remote Control

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