Jabra BT530 Review
The Jabra BT530 is feather light and comfy Bluetooth headset. We put on the standard ear gel and hook and almost forgot we were wearing a hands free headset in less than 10 minutes. The device doesn’t cause discomfort even after prolonged wear, so it can stay attached to your ear all the day if need be and you won´t have to suffer from tics that make you feel like killing someone. You can use the Jabra BT530 without an ear hook - we don’t like it, since it made us feel certain discomfort.
We tested the device in various conditions and we can say it performed decently on the overall. Sound in quiet rooms is somewhat muffled and not as loud as we would have liked. People on the other end didn’t have any gripes and rated the quality top-notch. Things remained pretty much the same when we tested the Jabra BT530 while walking in a busy street. We were able to hear everything even in really windy conditions and out in the open, but the thing is people on the other end complained they couldn’t catch onto what we were saying. In this case we would recommend that you shield the device with your hand, because this seems to help improve in-call quality. The battery is robust and provides up to 5hrs of continuous talk time and 250hrs in standby.
All told, the Jabra BT530 is a really decently performing device. It´s easy to use, comfy to wear even for prolonged periods of time and will allow you to have proper conversations even in busy streets. In-call quality itself is not exactly stunning, but will do. The same goes for the overall look of the gadget – we have seen better looking headsets, although all of them come with steeper price tags. For an instance, you can get the Plantronics Discovery 925 for $150. Ultimately, we believe the price of the BT530 is well worth it for what the device delivers – it´s available from the manufacturer´s website for $79.99
- Feather-light and comfy to wear for prolonged periods of time
- Easy to control
- Decent in-call quality in noisy environment
- People on the other end can´t hear you if it´s too windy
- In-call quality could be better
1. lilmoney30 (Posts: 7; Member since: 14 Sep 2009)
I just wanted to add that this headset also supports A2DP streaming music! I just got this headset about a week ago and the battery life is amazing! I use it at work and I listen to slacker radio on my storm for about 4 to 5 hours a day! This is a must buy!