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Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review

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Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV705 Bluetooth Headset Review
Comfort:
The PV705 design allows for wearing on either ear. In order to change ears, one must change the position of the ear-hook, which is fairly easy in case one is not afraid of breaking it – it is pulled out and then placed ‘back to front’.

In order to put the headset on you have to open the ear-hook (by turning), place the bulging earpiece into the ear and ‘close’ the clamp again; we do not consider this to be easiest possible way to put it on, it is rather a difficult one – for us it took both hands to be accomplished. Once correctly installed, the headset is very well secured to the cochlea and there is no chance that it accidentally drops. Just tighten the ear-hook round your ear and regardless of its size the headset will neither play vertically nor horizontally – it will remain at its proper place.

The lack of padding on PV705 earpiece causes an unpleasant irritation after a relatively short wear. This sensation is even more increased by the pressure exerted by the ear-hook upon the cochlea. The overall effect is rendering the set inconvenient for prolonged usage.

The headset design is neutral: it is not quite big and looks like an ordinary Bluetooth headphone, which leaves the air of too much simplicity and a shortage of distinctive features. The front cover panel is easily replaced (exchangeable color covers) in case the user wants to diversify the color scheme.

Conclusion:
This is a balanced headset but, unfortunately, with a far too retro look – despite the exchangeable covers we do not approve of its resemblance to manufacturer’s models of years ago. The lack of DSP is a problem in windy environments for a headset that can otherwise be distinguished for offering a very good sound. One should not underestimate the low comfort during wearing the set, either.

Pros

  • Battery time
  • Firm securing to the ear without unwanted play
  • A convenient multi-function button

Cons

  • No DSP
  • Relatively large size
  • Design that makes prolonged wearing irritant
PhoneArena rating:
5.3
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