Jabra BT620s Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review6.8
Jabra’s design is comparatively standard and predictable. They belong to the on-ear (supra-aural design) type, but do not ‘enfold’ them; the headband is behind the neck and points downwards instead of being on the head and pointing upwards. The headset is entirely made if plastic in two colors – silver grey and matt black. The two earphones are silver, while the cloth softeners and the headband are contrastingly black.
earphones are round with an illuminated ring each – in fact it is transparent and when brightly lit by several LED light beneath, can attract attention. Lighting colors vary: blue is for stand-by and operation, red – for charging, and green – for charging over, battery full. In the dark these lights are definitely well visible and attract everyone’s attention. For those who do not approve of the idea (we, personally, would not walk the town streets like Christmas trees) there is the option to switch them off, which is done through simultaneously pressing the left and right buttons. Thus the headphones will retain their simple and stylish design without any playful winks.
are located on both earphones, not on one only, as was the case with Nokia BX-601. In practice their number is 6; both surfaces can be also be pressed and additionally dispose of two more keys at the top. They function as follows:
- left side: multi function button / call button;
- right side: play / pause music button;
- left pair: volume up / down;
- right pair: next / previous track and fast forward / rewind.
All buttons are very appropriately located – the paired ones are pleasantly protruding and easy to feel; after ‘stroking’ the round earphone one can tell directions with ease and press the desired key trouble-free. And it is an outright pleasure to touch the side round buttons – they are very large and sensitive, so a light ‘push’ on either end activates them; one can do so with ease without any searching at all – just touch your ear, they will be there.
The head-band of the headphones is comparatively flexible and yields to bending, unlike that of Nokia 601. The parts next to the earpiece have a rubber end, which serves as a cushion between the band and the user’s ears, thus enabling a prolonged wearing without any disturbing sensations, even when the unit is firmly secured on the head. This is a necessary arrangement for the phones’ part most in contact with the skin – naturally, except for the loudspeakers themselves. These ‘lie’ upon the ears and in order to do so more comfortably, they are covered with soft padding – standard equipment for all sets of the type.