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VXi - BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth Headset - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 689 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Overall

    Posted
    KeithB
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    I bought this headset at the recommendation of my brother-in-law who is a truck driver after I ran my previous bluetooth through the washing machine.. I have to admit that the sound quality of this headset is excellent. It sounds like the person you are talking to is sitting right next to you. So why did I only give it a 3 star rating? Right from the beginning I began to have problems with the battery not holding a charge. I could charge all day and within about 5 minutes of use the headphones would begin to beep indicating I needed to charge the batteries. The other problem I had was that although the sound quality was outstanding I found myself wanting to remove the headphones every chance I got because they are quite bulky. I also wasn't please with the voice commands. Every time I told the headset to call my wife it thought I wanted it to call back the last number dialed. Also, the buttons also are small and spaced very close together which meant that every time I went to push a button I had to be careful or I would push the wrong one. After having the Blue Parrot 450 for less than 2 weeks I turned it off and went into my office one morning, when I came back out an hour later it would not turn back on, and it was hot to the touch. I really tried to like the Blue Parrot but in the end I returned it and bought another Plantronics Voyager Legend for about half the price. I won't go as far as to say that the Blue Parrot 450 is not a good bluetooth because I know it gets excellent reviews overall ............. it just wasn't the best for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite happy with this product with a few caveats

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    AussieMan
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    So far so good. I went from a very small ear piece which I would either misplace or it would hurt my ear after a while. No chance of losing this monster and I have been able to wear this all day long with no discomfort. The range has been more than adequate although I haven't done a real test for distance. Suffice it to say for my office it is fine. No dropped calls or back to the phone like with my other set. And with few exceptions I have had no problems hearing or being heard while on a call. Now the caveats. The buttons are hard to get right on the ear piece and it takes quite a bit of practice to figure out each button with just the touch of your finger. I expect this to improve with more use. Also, the light indicating charge is very confusing......i get the red flashing indicator and think I am running low on battery only to connect with my phone and find I have 100% battery according to the meter on my phone. I find it hard to believe that after a full week of use and no attempt at charging, that I still have 100% battery life. I intend to keep an eye on this for the moment. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for these caveats but I am very happy with it overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    better in ways lacking in some

    Posted
    squarejohn99
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    so I am a trucker and have had the bx250, the 250 plus, the 350, expressway II and now the 450. while improvements have been made this headset still lacks in other areas. Pros: Much better construction and durability compared to previous models BEST in industry noise cancelling and sound quality long battery life Cons: this headset tends to pinch the head due to it being much beefier and it is MUCH bigger than the 350 model. If wearing for long periods of time 4+ hours straight your ear will hurt plain and simple from the pressure of the headset. The FOAM piece that covers the headset speaker is JUNK. it doesnt fit properly and will fall off at least once a day... this is something that the blueparrots have ALWAYS done and for 150 bucks this shouldnt be an issue period. Overall this headset is of great quality and is a must for truck drivers as it is handsdown better than all other competition but there are some things that blue parrot needs to do to earn this headset 5 stars

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect bluetooth

    Posted
    Nolo25
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    This is a firm but honest review. Battery life on this Bluetooth is AMAZING... very clear voice on both ends of the phone. A little heavy on the head and ear part causes discomfort when using to long. The bix says 300 ft range. I experienced different. My range was outside my truck to about 40 ft away. I got this range from my 40 ft container that I haul. At long as the phone is with u there shouldnt be any complaints with range. I charged once and maybe its just me but been using this Bluetooth for 3 days one charge not sure if Bluetooth turns its self off when not in use over a period of time but my phone shows the graph of battery life on Bluetooth and it still shows full charge. Get this which is weird but about not even 25% was used then I didnt use it anymore for the night and some way some how it seems like it rechaged itself... I hope someone else can attest to this... Either way this battery life is the best battery I delt with ever.. Hope this helps in choosing from my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT for anyone that work from home/office

    Posted
    ProudConsumer
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    Employed with one of the top Fortune 500 corporations, I have searched for more than 4+ years, for a bluetooth, Avaya One-X Agent compatible, headset for my office. After $1000s down the drain & testing many headsets proclaiming to be compatible, I came across your product. The clarity & the multifunctional use is insurmountable to all the others. I use this whenever I am working from home, while walking, working around the house & listening to music from my cell. Now everyone in my office is looking into this headset. My job, my back & neck thank you for a remarkable product that stands up to its promise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for mobile professionals.

    Posted
    Chatterbox
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    I bought this because of the recommendation of a friend. I prefer using this over my hands free Sync system because my vehicle has poor volume and it’s voice commands don’t work that well. This allows you to use Siri to make calls, as well as all other associated abilities. The other big thing for me, I’m a service technician, and needed something to talk to tech support while having my hands free to troubleshoot. The ability to do this in loud industrial environments is a huge plus! The noise cancellation allows the other party to hear me as well. You can even have a conversation with your vehicle windows rolled all the way down at highway speeds! The voice command (in the headset itself) is also handy. When receiving a call with the headset on, it will announce the caller ID, then ask “Answer or Ignore”. You just say “Answer” and you’re connected, no button press needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, some quirks

    Posted
    RIadopter
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    The quality of this headset has been excellent, even for regular professional call-ins to radio shows. Comments I saw somewhere about the headset starting to hurt after a while were correct, although changing the angle of the headset is a solution I've been trying. The bluetooth interaction is also quirky. For example, if I have to connect to the phone while it's ringing, pressing the answer instead of saying "answer" sometimes confuses the headset and it doesn't work properly. But having not had a lot of luck with bluetooth headsets, that's all fine by me. I'm after the quality of sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my Bestfriends.

    Posted
    MoeTruckin
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    This B450XT has me in awe. I am a truck driver and this headset makes the other party on my line think I am working in a library because there is no noise in the background from the truck. Better than the 250XT I had. The only problem I have with this headset is you ear starts to feel a little pain when on for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Not really a problem for me. I just take it off for 10 minutes for my ear to breathe then stick it back on. The noise canceling is superb. Most of the time, I have to turn the volume down when I am on the phone because the other line is too loud in my ear. All in All, Awesome headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    Posted
    Jerdog
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    The good: This headset does it's job well. High call volume in noisy environments, extreme noise cancellation for the other party and awesome battery life. The not so good: Spring tension on the headset makes the ear cup uncomfortable when wearing it in place for extended periods. The multi function button and parrot button are not very easy to distinguish when paying attention to other tasks like driving. My opinion is that the two buttons should swap places. Overall, this is my second favorite bluetooth ever and I have owned probably twenty. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is not offended by its air traffic controller styling.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nearly perfect

    Posted
    Sasquatch
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    The sound quality on both ends is excellent. It's also reasonably simple to use. I haven't downloaded the app for it yet, so I can't say anything about the extra functions available through that. The only two complaints I have are 1) like others have said, the ear pad needs to be a bit bigger so it sits around the lobe rather than on it. It does get uncomfortable if you try wearing it for extended periods. 2) It doesn't stay in place very well. But this may be due as much to my bald head as it is to any design issue. Neither of this problems is significant enough to cause me to do anything but praise this headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top notch over the head bluetooth with mic

    Posted
    DavidsLenovo
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    All around is just an absolutely great headset and im used to traditional LG tone models when I tried this out I thought that this is something fantastic I guarantee if you try blue parrott and especially the B450XT with the one side ear cup not the double ear piece you're going to love it its comfortable is extremely efficient the noise cancelation is awesome I recommend this to any frequent driver and especially to truck drivers. Ive got a couple thousand worth in headsets and Im definitely going to build my blue parrott collection. However, you will struggle to beat the B450XT. Hands down a pleasure to wear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Josh
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    Out of all the features only one was good. And that was the volume of the headset, it was loud enough for me in my semi truck. The distance cut out and disconnected after 10-15 feet. And the feature for reading out incoming calls does not work it always says unknown caller. I contacted tech support and was given instructions, I followed them step by step and still have the same issues. I tried multiple times, did not work. And also saying answer when I receive a call doesn't work. I was told several times there was a lot of background noise when there is not supposed to be. Definitely not worth $150.00.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good hands-free Bluetooth headset

    Posted
    David
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    I bought the BlueParrott B450 XT for my wife for her work because she requires the use of the keyboard while communicating with her clients. She states that the headset has a clear sound and she does not hear from her clients that she can't be heard as it was a problem with her previous earpiece Bluetooth set. The only drawback is that she said that the B450 XT is too heavy and gives her a bit of a headache when she has it on for more than a hour. Overall it is a good headset if purchased at a discount, but not at the regular listed price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    In the truck or car this is a winner

    Posted
    LookintheLens
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    This is my 3rd Blue Parrot headset and it is amazing for what I needed it for which is in my truck or car. The software which supposedly allows you to customize the "Parrot" button is junk and doesn't work with any of the headsets I have. For the price this should not be. That being said I didn't need any customization for my use and what they do is perfect. High sound quality and noise dampening boom mics. To get better quality you will have to pay double to triple the price. Everyone I know who has one of these loves it. So there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best headset I've ever owned

    Posted
    Trance
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    This is by far the best headset if you're into the over-the-head configuration. It comes with 2 different easily changeable ear cushions; one leatherette and one breathable foam. The leatherette might be a little warm. The hollow rubber cushion on the inside of the adjustable headband and the rubber pad on the opposite side of the ear piece makes it very comfortable to wear over time. The boom microphone is fully adjustable and is pretty much the perfect length. You can download software to program the BlueParrott button to a feature you might like

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for long days on the road

    Posted
    Roadtripper
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    The BlueParrott B450-XT Bluetooth Headset is very convenient for truckers and other road warriors who do not have in-dash bluetooth. I can more easily hear and be heard on the phone since I've started using this device. The best feature is the ability to link both my work and personal phones to the headset. The basic pairing and calling functions are easy to master. I'm not tech savvy, so I am still learning the intricacies of some the different functions, but I'm sure it is easier for the more technology adept people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Clear Sound on both ends.

    Posted
    Efaery1002
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    I loved the quality of the headset. It had a clear sound on both ends, for the receiver and sender. The only thing that I didn’t like was that it would not allow me to pair it to any other devices once I paired it to my iPad. I bought it to use it with multiple devices. I’m pretty tech savvy, but it would not pair to other devices no matter what I attempted. I returned it for that reason.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice headset

    Posted
    Driver
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    This is a nice single ear headset. It can get a bit tight feeling on your ear if you wear it for long periods of time. I am an OTR flatbed driver. It will not allow you to do voice calling other than redial or callback. Basically you will need to incorporate ok google in your phone for that feature and google is not real reliable for it at this point based upon your environment. This headset does filter out a lot of noise and sounds clear to the people you talk to as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bulky

    Posted
    Brian
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    I bought these to replace a Jaybird X3 that I lost. This headset has many great features, but it isn't very practical for my purposes. The headset is clumsy and bulky to wear. I don't drive all say, so I would have to take these off many times and I just don't wish to do this. I'm sure that some folks will love and swear by them, but I think that I would've ended up swearing at them. I promptly returned them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect

    Posted
    Tifftiff
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    This product was designed for comfort and functionality. It keeps out the outside noise yet you can hear very clear on it. Bought this for my father who is a truck driver. The hands free device sets comfortably on his head. It is adjustable to size. The ear piece is cushioned yet does not make your ear sweat. Over all would recommend this device to other truck drivers or people who are around noisy environments.

    I would recommend this to a friend