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Sony Ericsson HBH-PV720 Review

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With such an alluring design, the only thing that could break the deal for the HBH-PV720 would be poor audio performance. Luckily, the headset delivers outstanding sound quality with only slightly disappointing noise cancellation technology. The small package has some hidden functionalities as well – a single tap on the faceplate would answer/end a call, while a double click calls the last dialled number.

On the audio front things are good with clear and loud incoming and outgoing calls for the most part. If we have to be particularly picky, we would mention that voices didn't sound very natural to us. Also, it seemed that our callers sometimes had some trouble understanding us when we were in very noisy environments. The background noise could become an issue if you are planning on using the HBH-PV720 in busy surroundings. On our end things were even better and - apart from those few minor setbacks - we were happy with the clear voices and great quality of our calls.

Sony Ericsson HBH-PV720 Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV720 Review
Sony Ericsson HBH-PV720 Review

Battery life on this handset rates at the generous 11 hours of talk time and could easily get you through the week without overnight charges. Such a battery life cannot go unnoticed as it outranks many devices and will definitely draw many people to this headset. In stand-by mode the battery will last for some 33 days (800 hours). The HBH-PV720 doesn't need to be charged all that often, but when it has to, you might notice its lengthy 3-hour charge.


Conclusion:

With a range of up to 10 meters and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, the Sony Ericsson HBH-PV720 is a well-balanced headset for its current price tag of around $50. Combine this with the sharp looks and the comfortable fit of the handset, and the positive sides outweigh the few setbacks significantly. The three faceplates allow the minimalistic design to change and make the HBH-PV720 a truly universal unisex solution, which you could wear with a different cover for business and play. For fashion-conscious folk, this is a perfect solution. And if looks are not that important, other similar models from Sony Ericsson's lineup such as the PV715 and PV740 could be an alternative. Not least, the sound quality is on par with the looks, and for the current price, the HBH-PV720 is a great offer.

Pros

  • Sharp minimalistic looks
  • Stylish & lightweight
  • Good calling quality

Cons

  • Calls in noisy environments could be an issue
  • Not everyone would be able to wear it without the ear hook
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