Jabra - HALO Bluetooth Headset
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Compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices
So you can work on other tasks while you talk on the phone or listen to music. Corded option for use with MP3 players.
Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and eSCO technology
For clear sound. Also includes A2DP and DSP technology.
Noise Blackout technology
With dual microphones to ensure you can hear clearly.
Auto-pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device
For easy setup.
Allows you to connect 2 Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
Answer/end and volume touch controls
On the side of the headset for easy access.
Shows battery and connectivity status.
Micro USB charger
Provides easy charging.
With protective pouch for easy storage and portability. Headset automatically turns off when folded and turns on when unfolded.
Up to 6 hours wireless music time
For enjoying your favorite tunes.
Headset touch sensors
Allows you to control your music without the need to adjust your portable audio device's controls.
- Jabra HALO Bluetooth Headset
- Protective pouch
- Owner's manual
- What model phone does this fitBluetooth-compliant devices
- iPhone AccessoryYes
Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews(30 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Tried many headphones, these are EXCELLENT !!!Posted .
OK. Let me first start out by saying I have tried almost every high end ($89.00+) headphone Best Buy sells, both mobile and non-mobile, in-ear and over ear style's in my search for "the best headphones for my needs". My ultimate goal was to find wireless, blu-tooth headphones, mobile versions which allowed me to listen to music, but also answer/make phone calls, would not "cut in and out" (which can be an issues with many wireless blu-tooth headphones), not be big and bulky, preferrably in-ear style, be able to acheive a decent volume level when listening to music (I've found our most in-ear or "non-powered" headset's while offering a fine volume level for phone calls, do not offer anywhere near a decent volume level for listening to music), and offer very good to excellent sound quality. In the end I purchased and have 4 different set's of headphones which none of them on their own, acheived my goals. So depending upon what my plans for the day, I would pick one of the four headphones accordingly. I have Motorola ROKR's, both the older S9's and the newer HD9's, and two sets of Sony's over the ear style, blu-tooth headphones. I purchased, tried and returned every style of BOSE headphones, as well as every offering by Shure. I was not satisfied with any of the BOSE or Shure's. The in-ear styles from both manufaturer's are "non-powered" which means the volume level can only be adjusted by your phone. This means the max volume level, while fine for phone calls, SUCKS for listening to music. While the Bose sound quality was very good, not excellent, the Shure's were "tinny" sounding and offered virtually NO BASS. OK, so I've seen these Jabra's a million times while buying headset's after headset's, but never thought I would be happy with them, thus I basically "wrote them off". Well being at the "end of the line", I saw these hanging on the rack and I said: "why not give them a try. I've tried every other headset Best Buy sell's". I got them home, charged them up, and really was expecting to simply throw them back in the box and return them. I wasn't giving them much of a chance. Well, after trying them, I've got to say, I'M BLOWN AWAY BY THESE!!!!! They are the BEST SOUNDING, MOST COMFORTABLE FITTING, EXCELLENT VOLUME LEVEL AND INCREDIBLE BLU-TOOTH RANGE headphones I've tried!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!! They fit on my head and feel as if they aren't even there. They stay on and don't fall off. They sound quality and blu-tooth range is excellent!!! TEN TIMES BETTER than my Motorola ROKR's. While the volume control bring mixed with the phone control's isn't the best, I can easily live with this. Add to this, that Jabra includes as a feature of these, the ability to use them with a standard 3.5mm audio cord (included with them) as well as the wireless blu-tooth feature. I've never seen any other headset manufacturer offer this combination. BUT I LOVE IT!!! It gives the user the best of both, use them corded or wireless-your choice. So in conclusion, I would highly recommend to anyone to give these a try and see how they compare in your opinion. My only complaint is that I waited so long to try them and spent money on these four other headsets that I probably will use very little now that I purchased these Jabra's. Hope this helps!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Aesthetically superb, but a miss!Posted .
The Jabra 'Halo' is a innovative product worth having based on aesthetics alone. The concept of design is great, since it’s a Bluetooth stereo headset that can be used with a phone or linked to other adapters to interface with a portable mp3 or Ipod. It’s portable and comes with a built in mic that is not noticeable. The padding material used on the headset gives a feel that is soft on the ears and easy on the skin. The lightness (weight-wise) of the “Halo” makes it easy to wear for a lengthy period of time. The Halo headset is one that a person would be hard pressed to ignore, because of innovative design. I bought it on sight because of the sheer design of the Halo. I assumed the technology of the Halo was up to Jabra’s standards. Well…to my surprise this was not true. Don’t get me wrong it’s a decently designed product that was built with quality in mind, but there are some quirks that one should carefully consider: Minor annoyances: 1. The ‘volume’ control switch will take some getting use to. I had to play with it several times to get the sound to adjust accordingly. Prepare to get frustrated with the built in mechanism. Innovative, but it still needs some tweaking. 2. The ‘hinges’ for folding the headset (to turn it off/on) so that it can be placed in the conveniently provide carrying case is something to be ‘frowned upon.’ It took a little effort to figure out how to work the folding mechanism without breaking the headset. ‘Buyers’ BEWARE in this case; do not force it to fold or tug too hard. The mechanism is a slider that must be pulled out gradually downward to expose the ‘hinge’ mechanism and then one can fold it. The ‘dip’ that locks the hinge in place looks like it will be the first part of the headset that will ‘wear,’ provided one does not break the hinge first. It’s a friction based lock mechanism made of a hard plastic material, so it doesn’t look like its designed for frequent use as far as ‘folding and unfolding the phone.’ So prudence is a necessity here. 3. ‘Bluetooth ‘pairing’ was straight forward, thus linking to adapters and phones shouldn’t be too challenging. I linked it to a Bluetooth adapter; interfaced pretty easily without a hiccup. The only problem was trying to figure out how to put it in ‘pairing’ mode to connect with another device. Keep in mind that it already comes in ‘pairing’ mode initially; I didn’t know this until I checked the instruction manual. Did see the ‘blue light’ LED ‘on, but didn’t make the connection mentally. 4. Noise ‘Blackout’ was just ‘Okay.’ I guess acceptable for the size. I guess only so much technology can be placed in such a small device. 5. Battery life is too short. 6 hours is okay, but for the price it should last longer. 6. Another exception is that it does fit ‘slightly’ snug on top of your head [meaning that if you are into keeping your hair looking good, then make sure you have a brush or comb near by]. Major Issue: [A BIG detractor] 1. Connection to Bluetooth devices is not as stable as I would suspect for the price being paid for this headset when there are competitors out there that can produce a similar device for less cost. It connects pretty well to other Bluetooth devices, but walk to far away, and then it starts losing its connection once one gets beyond 15 feet or so. I have a two story house with a basement. I left my Bluetooth device on the second floor and then walked downstairs to my kitchen where I noticed the signal to the ‘Halo’ started to become ‘intermittent.’ When I went to the basement, the signal was lost completely. It came back when I returned to the second floor. I also tested the signal integrity of the ‘Halo’ outside my house as well with my Bluetooth adapter left on the 2nd floor inside my home. I lost the signal completely when I stepped 2 feet outside the front of my house. Overall the device is ‘just’ okay. It will meet the basic needs for the average person, but if you are looking for a more reliable Bluetooth stereo headset with a built in mic, then go for the SONY (Sony - Bluetooth Stereo Headphones for Most Bluetooth-Enabled Devices – Black Model: DRBT101/BLK | SKU: 9236285) . The ‘Sony,’ is a better device for 2/3 the price of a ‘Halo’. It works nicely and its not to bad to wear. Looks a little awkward when compared to the Halo, but it is better designed and built for the price. It does all the things that the Halo can do and more. Take note with the Sony: I can leave my Bluetooth adapter or device in my office on the second floor and go to the basement (two stories down) and still get crisp sound through the headset. The signal strength does not lessen, nor do I experience any loss of signal. Get this I walked outside, about 10 feet from my house, and still had a good connection; at about 20 feet it started to break up a little, but still a decent connection. (Remember, the Jabra signal completely fell apart as soon as I walked a few feet out my front door.) If you are into looking good and looking for a basic Bluetooth headset, then go for the Halo. If you are looking to maximize how your money is spent and want the best bang for your buck where the headset technologically exceeds its value, then ignore the Jabra (admire its awesome design), but buy the Sony instead. (Note: I didn’t get a chance to test Halo with a phone, because of the above issue.) Have fun!!No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really great stereo wireless headsetPosted .
I just got a imac and wanted bluetooth stereo headphones or headset to use with my imac and my ipad. Do not care about cell phone use, just wanted a nice stereo wireless set for music and movies. This Jabra Halo set is PERFECT!!! Most everyone else was suggesting the motorola S9 set. So I tried that first. One word for the motorola S9...AWFUL!!! Had a terrible time pairing to my iMac. But worse, the S9 is heavy, bulky and really uncomfortable to wear. They drove me nutz. Could not stand that heavy tight wrap-around behind the head on the S9. If you laid back in a chair, the S9 poked into my neck and really was so uncomfortable...PERIOD. So I returned them and got the Jabra Halo BT650s. About the only other option in wireless headsets for stereo and music use. Well.. the halo set is soooo light weight. Like draping a scarf over your head. You don't feel it at all. No... I guess I would not run or exercise with them because of the fit is not pressure tight (a good thing). BUT... if you want a bluetooth great sound stereo headset, that easily paired to my iMac first try (unlike the motorola S9), then this is the set to get. I can not believe how good they feel on the head/ears. You could wear these all day and never have an issue. Where the S9 gave me neck cramps after a few minutes. Like having popcorn stuck in your teeth, the motorola S9 drove me crazy. The Jabra is like a draped scarf draped over your head. So nice!!! And the sound is NOT too loud. Easily adjustable. Also, if using on a imac, in the iMac bluetooth settings you can further adjust the volume there too, if needed. Like I said, I do not use them for a cell phone or running/jogging. But for pc/mac use they are the only solution. Great sound. Great fit. Great pairing. Great job Jabra...!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
So so headphones - No music control for iPhonePosted .
I waited a long time for these to come out. The Halo works well. Folds up to be compact with included carry case. They are of very high quality with a price to match but will not please if you have owned in-canal ear buds like the V-Moda or any other high end headset. If the cordless thing is more important than sound then these are ok. I cannot run with them on. For casual use only. They got uncomfortable for me almost immediately. Apple has not implemented all the A2DP spec yet. AVCRP is part of this protocol that allows functioning of FF, Rewind, Pause, Voice command. You cannot pause, next track, fast forward, rewind (yet) with Apple products. Seems Apple wants to bring out in version updates or extra charges those features that should have been standard to start with. Don't get me started with Apple crippled products. If you are not using an iPhone or iPod Touch 2nd gen then these head phones should perform very very well. Most phones and high end players implement all of the A2DP spec. Since they will not work with the iPhone, they are going back today. This is not Jabra's fault. I will wait for the Klipsch Image S4i ear buds with iPhone control and put up with the wires.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Best Bluetooth Stereo HeadsetPosted .
Got this gadget just yesterday and I am already loving it. Sound quality was great when used with my HTC Fuze and Sony Viao for both wired and bluetooth connections. The feature that stands out is that now I can enjoy my music and movies from my notebook with out missing any of my calls. It can connect to simultaneously two devices, in my case, HTC Fuze smartphone and my notebook. Audio and call controls are easy to use once we get used to them. Since the controls are touch sensitive, no more finding buttons on the headset. Another cool feature is that its very light weight and folds into a figure which could be easily carried in the pocket of your jacket. Please note that it would not fit in your pant pockets. Sound quality was easily comparable with my iPod heasphones with more bass level to enjoy. On a negative side, I feel that the hinge which at which the headset folds, seems to be prone to breakage on daily use. Sine these hinges are the on/off switches for the headset(it turn off when you fold the headset), I am scared to imagine what will happen if I break one of the hinge in this costly piece of headset. Also I feel its a bit overpriced. It has to compete with the Bose headphone which are available for 99 bucks and provide a good quality music. Call quality when using it as a handsfree was pretty decent. Party on the other side of the call never had any issues when I was walking down the streets and talking to them. Overall, I am pretty happy with the product and its sound quality. I guess its a must have for people like me who listen to music on their smartphone and notebooks.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very good bluetooth headsetPosted .
I bought these yesterday and they have been great! I will be using these a lot I know that. The Good: - Very comfortable. You can wear these for hours (or until you need to charge) and not even notice. - Charging time is great. (2 hours) - Listening time is fine by me. (6 hours) - Was easy to pair with my iPod. - The material on the pads is very soft. - Comes with a cable for listening to devices that don't have Bluetooth. - Carrying pouch, though I probably wont be using it. - Folds at hinges. - Battery and Bluetooth indicator. - Looks amazing. The Bad: - Hinges need to be locked together for the headphones to be turned on. I would've preferred a button or switch. - Hinges come undone easily. It doesn't turn the headphones off, but it's just a minor annoyance. - Touch controls were hard to figure out at first. You have to swipe up to turn it louder and down to lower the sound. I looked pretty stupid tapping, double tapping and trying to use it like a scroll wheel. - There isn't a jack to use the cable that connects to other devices that don't have Bluetooth. Instead you connect through a micro USB. Annoying when I want to charge and use them with my computer at the same time. - Price was a bit much, but I think it was worth it.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Very slick, kinda sexy but seems fragile.Posted .
Well first of all i like to say that these headphones are really cool. not bad for the price. it has some paring issues though but minor. the hinges on the heaphones when openeing and closing seems alittle week, so be careful kiddies when handling this thing. the sound is AWSOME !! music is crisp like the Dr Dre's. but the volume control is retarted. rust me just leave the volume the way you want and dont bother with it at all. the range is AWSOME. i walked away from my iphone forget where the phone was at all the time. GREAT for conferance call meetings. they shoud have put the led lights on the outside to show off a bit .lol bad part is that its kinda bulky. i like the bag with it kinda slick. and the battery led is hard to tell if your battery is charged or not considering its on the inside ear flap. WEIRD. But this is definitaly a show off piece i must say compared to the other headsets.. all in all, a hot idem on the shelf for big ballers, or just show offs like me lol. one.......................... Dr. FreezeI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Better than I expected... Very pleased!Posted .
I wanted the Jabra Halo until I saw a couple of reviews here on bestbuy.com. However, since I was driving by my local Best Buy, I decided to give the Halo a try - I could always return it. Opened the Halo, charged it, paired it with my iPhone, started playing music and the sound was surprisingly good! Also, once I fit the headphones to my head properly, they were extremely comfortable. iPhone users: only the sound control on the Halo seemed to work - i couldn't stop, start or advance through music. I have NOT tried talking with the iPhone yet. I then paired the Halo to my Macbook pro, fired up iTunes and bang, fully functional stereo bluetooth with stop, start, next / previous track and volume control. These are not hi-fidelity headphones - they sound pretty darn good though. And they are stereo, wireless, can pair with 2 items (iphone and laptop for example), fold up, carrying pouch included, power charger, usb charge, audio dongle in case you want to connect them to a non-Bluetooth player.I would recommend this to a friend