Jabra BT150 Review

Introduction and Design

Jabra is a company with 135 years of experience in mobile communications and for the time being, it is one of the biggest manufacturers of headsets in the world. It is the variety of its products with different styles, designs and technologies that has brought Jabra a lot of international awards and acknowledgement for its work.

Today we are going to review one of the company budget models - Jabra BT 150. This device, with basic functions and simple design, is positioned in the manufacturer’s entry level line.

Besides Jabra BT 150, you can find in the box:

  • User Manual
  • AC power charger

You get only the basic things that you need to use the device – nothing more, nothing less.


The design of Jabra BT 150 is a combination of black and silver color: the device is made of glossy black plastics and mirrored silvery shining buttons. The earhook is also black and for better comfort it is covered with rubber and its attaching to the headset is very stable and well done.

The dimensions of the device are 63 x 26 x 12 mm / 2.5 x 1 x 0.5 inches and because of this it is placed among the big headsets. We could say the device is rather heavy with its weight of 16 grams (for example, compared to JX10).

The device is designed in such a way that it is possible to be attached on either ear. All you need to do is to raise and turn the earhook to180 degrees to change its position. After several turns, we noticed that the attaching mechanism of the earhook loosened and it started to turn easier than before.

At the back is located not only the attaching mechanism of the earhook, but also the speaker. It is a little bit protruded in order to be closer to your auditory canal so that you can hear better. The microphone is located at the bottom of the device and its position is as close as possible to your mouth. The charging connector is located opposite the microphone and it would have been a nice decision if there were a removable cove to protect it from dirt.

All in all, you have at your disposal 3 buttons: answer/end button and volume up and down buttons and you can activate different functions of the device by combinations of this buttons.

On the front part of the headset is located the answer/end button, which has an oblong shape and can be pressed easily even with the soft part of your finger.

The volume up and down buttons are placed on one side of the device and their location can be felt very well because they are raised from the flat surface of the device. They also have an oblong shape and the signs “+” and “-” are carved on them and if your fingers are sensitive enough, you can even feel which one is the volume up and which one is the volume down button. All buttons have a very good tactile feedback and because of that they are really easy and comfortable for use.

The LED indicator is located in the middle of the answer/end button and it informs you for the headset status and depending on that it lights in blue or red color.


In order to connect the headset with the phone you should activate the pairing mode, which can be achieved, when the device is active, by simultaneously pressing and holding down the answer/end button and the volume up button until the LED indicator starts to show a solid blue light. After that, the following is a standard procedure and the code, you will be prompted for, is “0000”.

By pressing particular buttons you can activate some functions of the device, but they depend on the capabilities of your phone. You can answer / end calls, reject calls and you can use last number redial or voice dialing.


Besides the attractive outward appearance, a headset should present itself well in communication. When you use BT150 to talk, you can hear the other side of the line hollow and unclear and sometimes this can be the reason that you don not understand at all what is said. We have the same situation on the other side of the line where the voices are hollow and sometimes unclear too.

Just to check the range of the good quality connection that you can count on, during a phone call, we did a test and the device showed the result of 17.7m and this is a slightly better result than Nokia BH-301, which is in the same class.

According to the official specifications of the manufacturer, you should be able to use Jabra BT150 up to 6 hours of talk time and up to 110 hours of standby time. We tested the device by means of a continuous phone call and sound volume set on maximum – after the test it stood up to 6 hours and 10 minutes. This is a good result and we are happy that the real results are better than the official ones. This is a slightly better achievement than Nokia BH-301, which stood up to 5 hours and 40 minutes and it is positioned in the same class.


The attaching of the headset is easy, even if you have never used a Bluetooth headset before and you will hardly have any problems. You have to slide the earhook behind your ear and then to adjust the headset to the most comfortable position for you. The hook is soft and flexible and that enables you to “shape” it into a form that will fit best to your ear and to be comfortable for you.

The stable attaching of the device, to a great extend, depends on the type and size of your ear. If you have a smaller ear, the headset is loose and when you bend down or make abrupt movements it sways and it could even fall down. If your ear is bigger, then you can put the back part of the headset in it, right on the entrance curve of the auditory canal. The headset is a little bit more stable in this way but still its attaching greatly depends on your movements. We find that in both cases the attaching mechanism of BT150 is rather unstable and this is a serious reason for you to try the device very carefully if you like it and want to buy it.

We did not feel any discomfort after the extended wear of Jabra BT150 (for about 2-3 hours) and we can say that it is a very comfortable and pleasant device to wear.


Jabra BT150 does not offer anything more of what you pay for – a cheap model with standard capabilities and a basic kit to use it. For an entry level device, we do not have to expect anything more. As a whole, we have mixed feelings about the device, but we are rather disappointed by its performance. On one hand, the headset is comfortable to wear and there is no discomfort during its extended use, but on the other hand, the attaching mechanism is very unstable and the sound quality is unsatisfactory and sometimes you do not understand what is said on the other side of the line.

In case you have chosen this headset, we recommend you not to buy it too hastily because we think it presented itself unsatisfactory. It is best if you consider other possibilities and as an interesting offer is Nokia model BH-301.


  • Comfortable during extended wear
  • Comfortable control buttons


  • Sometimes the voices are unintelligible during a phone call
  • The attaching mechanism is very unstable
  • A big and rather heavy headset

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