In looking for some good quality stereo Bluetooth headphones for my HTC Touch Pro, I stumbled onto the Jabra BT8030 headset which turned out to be, in my opinion, the best headphones I’ve ever used. Seriously. These things are absolutely luxurious — they pair with any Bluetooth enabled devices (mobile phone, PC, media player, etc.) like a breeze, come with ZIRENE audio enhancement, and can be used in headset mode, speakerphone mode, handsfree, and can be unfolded to transform into some really cool speakers!
System/OS/Device Requirements: Click here to see a full list of compatible devices.
AC power supply: Mains AC switched mode charger – Input voltage: 90~264VAC, 47~63Hz – Output voltage: 5VDC@1A
Charging plug dimensions: 3.5 mm DC power jack, 1 mm center pin
BT8030 materials: TPE, polycarbonate (PC), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), Acrylic Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and steel.
Pairing code or PIN: 0000 ( 4 Zeros )
Technical specifications: Rechargeable Lithium ion batteries, Amplifier: Class D topology, Power: 4 watts total, 2 watts/channel,Loudspeakers: 2 X 1¼”, ZIRENE audio enhancement, POWER BASS by AM3D
Speaker mode: Frequency response: 100 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum acoustic output: 80 dB SPL @ 1kHz/1m
Headset mode: Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum acoustic output: 104 dB SPL @ 1kHz
Speakerphone: Frequency response: 300 Hz to 3400 Hz
Maximum acoustic output: 75 dB SPL @ 1kHz/1m
Handsfree: Frequency response: 150 Hz to 3400 Hz
Maximum acoustic output: 107 dB SPL(A) @ 1kHz according to ITU P360
Bluetooth compliance: Bluetooth 2.0
Supported Bluetooth profile: Headset, Handsfree, A2DP, AVRCP
Compatibility: Jabra BT8030 is compatible with all devices that can transmit audio via the Bluetooth interface (A2DP). The BT8030 can be connected via the USB interface for music playback from a PC.
Operating range: Up to 33 feet
Paired devices: N/A
Music time: 8 hours in headset mode and in speaker mode
Talk time: 8 hours in both handsfree- and speakerphone mode
Standby time: 240 hours
Charging time: 3 hours
Dimensions: L1.54 x W.71 X D.47 inches
Microphone: 2 pcs ECM type. 1 for handsfree and 1 for speaker phone.
Frequency response: 200 Hz to 3400 Hz
In the box: Jabra BT8030 Stereo headset/speaker, Mains AC switched mode charger, Illustrated user manual on Mini CD, Quick Start Guide, Mini USB connector cable
The sound? AWESOME. Seriously. I was so blown away by the sheer awesome sound of these headphones in both headphone mode and in speaker mode. It paired amazingly easily, and the switch from headphone to speaker was really intuitive and well designed. I found the buttons on the sides to be quite conveniently located and easy to feel what the buttons were with your finger tips.
Though they looked really bulky at first, they really did grow on me when I tried them on and found them to be really comfortable… at first. After about an hour they started to feel a little too snug. They didn’t quite pinch, but I found that I had to take them off to let my head breathe after a while. They’re also quite pricey. But I’d say absolutely worth buying them on sale – hard to beat $149.95 for these headphones. They’re definitely worth that much.
You’re right. I love giving out gold stars. Who doesn’t love a nice, shiny gold star? These headphones, though, deserve the 4 star rating. Sure, they’re a bit bulky, but you’ll get used to it, trust me. Plenty of awesome headphones could double as ear warmers. These ones just look a bit cooler while doing it.
RATING (out of 5)