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SOYO FreeStyler 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of SOYO FreeStyler 500. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and comfort are on the whole positive. The price and sound are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the size and microphone.

portability, sound, price, comfort, usability

microphone, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the SOYO FreeStyler 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 9 reviews)

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Expert review by: Nicole Lee (cnet.com)

Soyo FreeStyler 500 Bluetooth Headset review: Soyo FreeStyler 500 Bluetooth Headset

 

You might recognize the Soyo brand if you're familiar with computer motherboards and peripheral devices, but it's certainly not a recognizable name in consumer electronics. However, that hasn't stopped Soyo's recent foray into the mobile space with its...

The Soyo FreeStyler Bluetooth headset has three wearing options, and it feels comfortable when fitted in the ear. It's lightweight, and it has a slim, inconspicuous design.

The Soyo FreeStyler has poor audio quality; callers could hardly hear us without us speaking loudly. The multifunction button on the headset is stiff and difficult to press, and the pairing process is not intuitive.

While we appreciate that the Soyo FreeStyler can be worn three different ways, its poor audio quality is a big letdown.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: jabbaonthedais (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

The only thing I don't like about this headset is it doesn't fit well on my ear. My last headset was a Motorolla and it fit me a lot better. The sound quality is great though, and I haven't had any problems with it. It also has a good range. I can...

nice sound quality, long-range

doesn't fit well over ear

May, 2008

Consumer review by: Aaron Mart (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

I have a $70 Motorola Bluetooth and it works terribly. This one cost me $10 (and no shipping)and it works wonderfully. Simple, straight forward, easy to use, and economical. What more can you ask for?

My friends don't complain about this one. My other one had lots of static and no one wanted to talk to me when I wore it. Now everyone says this one is very clear.

The only thing I'd say against it is the ear piece is smallish and you have to place it just right or it falls off my ear sometimes and I wish this one had an option to turn off the blinking blue light.

Apr, 2008
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Consumer review by: leemaverickly (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

It's kind of outdated product coz it's only BT 1.2 and the design is not stylish anymore. The sound is very low and poor. But you can't beat the low price

Very light. Very comfortable.

Voice quality is average. Only BT 1.2

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: thelastslayer (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

Soyo is well known for their products, and sometimes not in a good way. This headset, however, surprised me. It packed no frills yet it didn't need to -- for less than $10, this bluetooth headset easily takes first place as the best bluetooth headset,...

Long Battery Life | Sound Quality is Adequate | Extremely Affordable

Ambient Noise can Overpower Sensitive Mic | Bluteooth 1.2 Spec

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: qrx22 (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

This unit is lightweight (13g with clip on). The battery seems to last a long time (says 4-6 hrs talk time) though this is my first bluetooth headset so I don't have a lot to compare it to. Sound quality seems fine although occasionally the person on...

lightweight

sometimes cuts in & out

May, 2007

Consumer review by: vikasm143 (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

I really liked the price! But, you get what you pay for, I did not want to spend a lot of money on a bluetooth as I only use it in the car or at home for long calls. Paired with my Motorola in seconds, it's easy to use, it's light weight, and has good...

Lightweight, Clear Audible Sound and Price

BT 1.2, mic cannot pickup voice properly at nosiy background

May, 2005

Consumer review by: JeffreySolomon (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

Well, this was $10.00 minus a $10.00 discount for using Google Checkout. The sound quality for me was very garbled and muffled. I also heard a lot of static and clicking noises. People on the other end did not hear any of this. The earloop was too...

Price, extra ear loop, earbud covers, corded earbud adapter

Size, sound quality to wearer

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: vreggie1 (pcworld.com)

Soyo Freestyler 500 Wireless Cell Phone Headset

 

The product is good for the price I paid. Got it for just about 10.00 bux from buy.com. Its very good, light weight and sound clarity is ok..for the price I paid. batterylife is good. The BT version 1.2 is not the latest tho. They have the 2.0 out so...

light weight, good sound, good battery life

cheap looking, bluetooth 1.2 (not 2.00)

May, 2004

Product Specifications

Soyo's Bluetooth USB dongle enables you to simply connect many Bluetooth devices, with a USB port, including notebook PC, printer, and PDAs. This high sensitivity, low power consumption device, is suitable for numerous electronic devices. SOYO's tiny USB Bluetooth Dongle plugs into your PC's USB port so that it can interact wirelessly with other devices. The Soyo Bluetooth Headset is designed to be compatible with all Bluetooth enabled phones. It provides the ultimate in wireless freedom and crystal clear communication in an ergonomic designed.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
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:0.9in
Weight:0.5oz
Width:2.3in

Header

Manufacturer:SOYO
Model:500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:SOYO FreeStyler

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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