written by: Vasanth•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/31/2011
Make and take calls on your BlackBerry device with a BlackBerry headset. The Plantronics Voyager PRO+, Blueant V1x, and the Motorola HX1 Endeavor are three of the highest rated Bluetooth headsets. The Plantronics MX150 and BlackBerry Premium Multimedia are two wired headsets that make the top ten.
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Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Bluetooth Headset
The Plantronics Voyager Pro+ Bluetooth Headset is a compatible BlackBerry headset that combines excellent sound quality with a comfortable design. It features dual-mic noise canceling technology that eliminates background noise. This is great for communicating in a noisy room or on a windy street. The headset features a boom that is strategically placed to capture your voice, but it can be a bit annoying to move it up and down between conversations. The Plantronics Voyager PRO+ Bluetooth Headset is available at Amazon for $67.21.
Plantronics also offer a highly rated wired headset that is compatible with BlackBerry smartphones. The MX150 2.5mm headset features a flexible boom equipped with a noise canceling microphone. The headset connects to the phone's 2.5mm jack, and it wraps around the ear. A big advantage of the flex grip design is that you can remove and wear the headset with one hand quickly. The Plantronics MX150 Headset (2.5mm) is available at Shop CrackBerry for $4.95.
Another highly rated Plantronics Bluetooth headset is the Discovery 975. This is a compatible BlackBerry headset that features a long boom with noise and wind canceling technologies. Although the design is simple, it provides a clear Bluetooth connection with the BlackBerry device. You can make and take calls by pressing one button. The gel ear tips are a plus, and the carrying case for the headset doubles as a charging unit. The Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset is available at Amazon for $64.99.
If you listen to a lot of music on your BlackBerry device, consider pairing the Plantronics BackBeat 903 Stereo Bluetooth Headset with the phone. It produces high definition stereo sound that is further enhanced through a bass boost option. For calls, the headset features dual-mic noise canceling technology. A unique feature of this headset is the open mic button, which lets outside noise enter the earpiece when pressed. This is great for having a conversation without having to remove the headset. The Plantronics BackBeat 903 Stereo Bluetooth Headset is available at Shop CrackBerry for $89.95.
The MotorTrend Max 4x Bluetooth Headset features an over-the-head design that incorporates an adjustable boom. Its noise canceling technology improves sound quality, and the one touch buttons activate various calling features. On a single charge, the headset provides eight hours of talk time. It's a great alternative to headsets that wrap around the ear. The MotorTrend Max 4x Bluetooth Headset is available at Shop CrackBerry for $79.95.
Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones
Another BlackBerry headset that delivers stereo quality sound is the Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. The large speakers blast music from the BlackBerry device. You can choose the tracks and volume from the headset. When a call comes in, you can have the conversation over a wireless Bluetooth connection. Talk and walk 30 feet from the phone without losing your connection. The Motorola MOTOROKR S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones is available at Shop CrackBerry for $49.95.
Enjoy hands-free conversations with the Motorola HX1 Endeavor Bluetooth Headset. Unlike other headsets that utilize an external microphone to deliver sound, this Bluetooth headset features an in-ear sensor. It can be a bit cumbersome for some users. The most common complaint is that the wrap around design places the headset a bit further away from the ear than other headsets. The background noise cancellation feature makes up for this though. The Motorola HX1 Endeavor Bluetooth Headset is available at Universal Mania for $86.65.
The Jawbone ICON Bluetooth headset has several features that make it one of the highest rated BlackBerry headsets. It conveniently announces the battery status of the headset and the caller ID of incoming calls. If you have a personal phone and a work phone, use the Jawbone ICON to take calls from both, at the same time. Just put one on hold. The headset responds to your voice, which eliminates unwanted background noise, including wind. The Jawbone ICON is available at Shop CrackBerry for $79.95.
Control various calling features with your voice while wearing the Blueant V1x Bluetooth headset. It features voice recognition technology that understands verbal commands. The headset also delivers clear sound that is free of background noise and loud enough to hear. On a full charge, expect a talk time of five hours. The Blueant V1x Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset is available at Shop CrackBerry for $64.95.
Another wired headset that is highly rated is the BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Headset. It connects to the BlackBerry via a 3.5mm jack and features numerous controls for phone calls and music. You can pause, play, skip forward, rewind, and adjust the volume while listening to music stored on the BlackBerry. There is a lot in the package including interchangeable color plates, ear gels of varying sizes, and a leather pouch. The BlackBerry Premium Multimedia Headset (3.5mm) is available at Shop CrackBerry for $29.95.
After buying a BlackBerry smartphone, consider adding one of the headsets mentioned above. There are Bluetooth wireless headsets of varying styles including over-the-ear, over-the-head, and headphones. Some have a boom while others have ear pieces. You can also choose wired headsets. The price ranges from a few dollars to nearly a hundred dollars. Consider your budget, style, and the type of features you are looking for when making a decision. One that stands out from the rest is the Blueant V1x Voice Controlled Bluetooth Headset. Its voice recognition technology gives it an edge over other BlackBerry headsets.