Parrot Bluetooth Driver Headset Review
During a call the incoming quality is very good with realistic voices and no noise, but the volume is low and in a noisy environment you will hardly be able to hear the other side. While we were testing it, we found ourselves pressing the headset as close to our ear as possible to make the sound louder. The volume loundness of course also depends on the phone the other party is using, but regardless of that Parrot should have designed the headset to have louder volume.
The party on the other side of the line also reported very clear sound, with almost no difference as if we were using a phone. The Driver Headset does not utilize any kind of echo or noise supression, but if the car windows are not rolled down, and if the stereo is not blasting, the other party had no problems hearing us.
The Driver Headset clearly shows its purpose by its name it is designed for
in-car use only and for people who won't bother to carry the headset with them
all the time. But as it is designed for that and is not just an ordinary headset
with car-charger, we'd prefer a better charging station, with illumination in
the port and better visual indications of the battery charghing
status. The sound quality is excellent but the main drawback is its low
volume which makes it unusable in noisy environment (windows down, playing
music). If you are looking for a cheap in-car hand-free solution which will be
just occasionally used, the Parrot Driver Headset is recommended.
- Car-charger cradle
- Clean and realistic sound
- Comfortable to use for longer conversations
- MAIN drawback: Low volume
- Lack of service light and illumination on the charger
- Buttons on the headset are not handy