Jabra STONE2 Review
Pairing the Jabra STONE2 is a piece of cake – it goes into pairing mode as soon as you take it out of the box. The headset even provides voice instructions that take you through the pairing process. Once that is done, the headset asks for access to your contacts list, which you must allow in order to use some voice commands and to have the caller’s name spoken to you by the text-to-speech function.
The STONE2’s voice commands work pretty well and can come in handy when your hands are occupied. Saying “answer” answers an incoming call and saying “ignore”, well… ignores it. Holding the multifunctional key allows you to dial a contact’s number by simply saying their name. Is that cool or what?
Thanks to its A2DP functionality, you can listen to your music and videos using the Jabra STONE2. The headset will even work with Skype, which ought to make your conversations much more enjoyable.
We were quite impressed by the call quality that the Jabra STONE2 delivers, but being priced as it is, we wouldn't really expect seeing anything less of an outstanding performance in this category. Despite the sufficient amount of street noise that we subjected the headset to, the other party could understand us easily, probably thanks to the headset's active noise reduction feature. Voices sounded loud and distinctive with only a hint of being somewhat muffled. Our only complaints are that we could hear a faint high-pitched static noise from time to time, and that turning up the volume too much may lead to crackles and popping sounds.
The Jabra STONE2 is truly a high-quality wireless headset and can be admired for its unique, practical, and stylish design. Besides that, the voice commands are always a nice feature to have, and the charging dock will provide enough battery power to last you through days at a time. However, there is still a little bit room for improvement – the earpiece can do with a redesigning in order to fit more comfortably. We strongly recommend trying the headset on and making sure that it fits you well before signing that $129 check. Now that we have made that remark, it is a good time to say the Jabra STONE2 is a great device, and if its steep price tag is not a problem, we doubt that its going to disappoint you.
Jabra STONE2 Video Review:
- Great sound and noise reduction
- Unique, appealing, and practical design
- Support for voice commands
- Doesn’t fit as seamlessly as other headsets
1. giorgio (unregistered) posted on 30 May 2011, 10:46 0 0
Nick please can you tell me watch one is better the jawbone era or the jabra stone2 need your help before I purchase one. Thanks and great review I just did not find a review for the jawbone era
2. Nick_T posted on 30 May 2011, 14:09 0 0
I have personally never used the Jawbone ERA so I cannot say whether it is better than the STONE2 or not. My guess is that both headsets are going to be pretty similar in terms of build quality and performance. See if you can give both of them a try and just pick the one that feels right. :)
4. clevername posted on 30 May 2011, 20:56 0 0
Have you tried the plantronics discovery 975? I loved it and thought the quality was superb. I loved the extra charging case as well since it came with a battery status indicator. But it didn't have a2dp. Which one would you recommend?
3. Forsaken77 (unregistered) posted on 30 May 2011, 14:59 0 0
One very important thing missing from this review is the distance you can go away from your phone with this. I work for the cable company and always leave my phone in the truck. I need a bluetooth that can reliably work inside someone's home while the phone is outside in the truck.
8. Alisa (unregistered) posted on 12 Jul 2011, 22:37 0 0
I hate it. Keeps falling off. Only goes on right ear. Fit is not good at all. Hate it
9. tannaj2 posted on 09 Feb 2012, 16:24 0 0
well this is the first headset i have owned. the feel in the ear is something i am not fond of. it fits well outside of the ear. i sound good and clear when talking to someone else. 1 problem is that when you get a call you cant really hear it that well in your headset. the talk time 2 hours but it dose recharge pretty fast. the volume in the ear is good. the distance is not to good but if you keep your phone on you then it would never be a problem. if i was them the one thing i would change would be the fit in the ear. i am happy with it and will be buying one for a family member. far superior then most headsets from many people that i have talked to that have headsets i dont hear most that well and then they sound far away and muffled.
10. samho posted on 25 Feb 2012, 19:50 0 0
This is my most expansive handfree but also te worst one. It cannot be securitily fixed on your ear, you need always hold it in position by yourselves. Voice command usually don't work. Volume control not easy to set for a right level.
The only pros is good looking, but finally, I give it up.
11. Tezeji posted on 24 Apr 2012, 09:22 0 0
I have a Jabra stone headset which I bought from At&t about 6 months ago, and this morning while I was trying to attach the Charger to my belt, it snapped and broke. What should I do to get a new one of this belt clip, or how can I get a new clip since this headset cost quite a bit for me to buy at $130. I enjoy it and like to carry the charger with me since it prolongs the usage time. Thanks,
12. Tezeji posted on 24 Apr 2012, 09:24 0 0
I have a Jabra stone headset which I bought from At&t about 6 months ago, and this morning while I was trying to attach the Charger to my belt, it snapped and broke. What should I do to get a new one of this belt clip, or how can I get a new clip since this headset cost quite a bit for me to buy at $130? I enjoy it and like to carry the charger with me since it prolongs the usage time. Your advice will be sincerely appreciated. Thanks,
13. seventh posted on 26 Apr 2012, 05:07 0 0
If you look at the spec, it states that the clip is for attaching to clothing..not a belt which is too thick.
Annoying, but they don't claim it to be a belt clip.
14. dlshad posted on 31 Oct 2012, 14:28 0 0
i bought Jabra Stone 2 .. i have 2 question please
1. how make Noise Killing WORK??? not work at all i saw Bose and Jawbone @ youtube the disabling Noise is perfect but with stone2 :( not work..
2. how change the Voice Command (Answer,Ignore)?
thank you in advance.