Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review
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The too well familiar standard pairing procedure must be performed before you can start using the wireless earpieces. The left button (call) must be held depressed until the logo in it is permanently lit in blue. Then you have to search for the earpieces by the device you are going to connect them to and input 0000 when an authorization code is required.
The Quick Starting Guide will explain to you that you can simultaneously connect a music player and a telephone using the first one for music and the second one for wireless conversations. This will be possible after performing the pairing operation twice.
The inconvenience is that there is no sound to indicate that you have increased the sound volume to the maximum.
The right buttons are used for musical functions management via the AVRCP profile. The big one with the Motorola logo makes a pause and starts the music and the couple changes to the next and previous song. Unfortunately they cannot be used for rewinding through the current track.
We were disappointed by the sound of HT820 while listening to music – it is weak and is not clearly heard and even muffled in a noisy environment like in the street. The quality is poor: the bass is not stressed, it lacks any detail whatever and the lowest frequencies are not played but cause crackling in some cases. The middle frequencies are represented poorly; the vocals sound very unrealistically and without detail, and the high ones sound metallically, without fineness and speed. As a whole we don’t like how the earpieces work.
Things are better during conversation (strangely enough, it is just the opposite with the other stereo earpieces): despite the permanent weak noise we can hear quite clearly and distinctly, and the voices sound realistically. The sound volume is above the average in both directions and we are very well heard on the other side, too.
In our Battery Test, the Motorola headset worked for 990 minutes, which is 16 and a half hours - this is very good result and exceeds the battery time of most phones (in music mode) about twice. This means that with average usage of about 2 hours a day, you will probably be able to use the headphones for a week before you have to charge them again.
The Range was also excellent - 72 meters or about 220 feet! In our standard Range test the HT820 is the total leader, scoring the best result among all Bluetooth devices we've used. Good job, Moto!
Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review - Functionality and Performance