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Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2

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Comfort:

It is really hard to pick a clear winner in this category simply because all of the headsets feel great when being worn... except for the Jawbone ERA. Even with the adjustable earhook in place, the headset feels awkward and uncomfortable to us. It is also prone to falling off easily. Ironically, it comes with the widest selection of earbuds – a whole 8 of them, yet not a single one felt right while we were using it.

UPDATE: We gave the Jawbone ERA a second shot and tried it out with an optional set of earbuds - the so called "Type C" earbuds, which cost $9.99 extra. We found them to be more comfortable than the stock ones as they fit quite snugly, thus greatly reducing the headset's chances of falling off. Users that are not entirely satisified with the fit of their Jawbone ERA might want to give that optional set of earbuds a try.

Still, if we had to choose a headset solely based on how comfortable it is, that would be the Jabra Extreme2 simply because it fits nice and tight while weighing next to nothing. However, we find the Jabra Supreme and the Plantronics Voyager PRO HD almost just as comfortable, so we believe that you will be quite satisfied with them as well.

Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Jabra Extreme2 - Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Jabra Supreme - Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Jawbone Era - Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2
Plantronics Pro HD - Best Bluetooth headsets: Jawbone ERA vs Plantronics Voyager PRO HD vs Jabra Supreme vs Jabra Extreme2

Jabra Extreme2

Jabra Supreme

Jawbone Era

Plantronics Pro HD



Ease of use:

We had no troubles pairing any of the four headsets, which is always a good start. After fiddling with them for several days, we can say that the Jabra Supreme is the easiest one to use. First of all, turning it on couldn't have been more user-friendly – just flip open the folding microphone boom and you are all good to go. It is also convenient having dedicated, easy to find keys for all important actions, namely picking up and hanging up calls, using voice commands, and adjusting the volume.

Using the Jawbone ERA is also pretty easy. Answering or hanging up calls is done by double tapping on the side of the headset, meaning that there is no need to search for any buttons with your thumb. A volume rocker is nowhere to be seen, but that is because the headset adjusts its output volume automatically depending on your surroundings.

As far as the Jabra Extreme2 and the Plantronics Voyager PRO HD are concerned, using them is pretty straightforward as well. Their buttons are well-exposed and easy to operate while the headsets are in use.

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