Jabra BT 325s Bluetooth Headset

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Jabra BT 325s Bluetooth Headset
Testing and Conclusion

Product: Jabra BT 325s
Provided By: Jabra
Price: MSRP $89.99

Introduction:

During our visit to CES Jabra was kind enough to supply each of us with a bag full of goodies.  One of the products in the bag was the BT 325s Bluetooth headset.  This is no ordinary headset as it allows you to listen to your favorite music while maintaining a Bluetooth connection.  It's obvious this product is designed for somebody that never leaves home without their cell phone and mp3 player.  As this has been, and still is the growing trend of society today, this might be an excellent solution to bridge the two devices together to provide uninterrupted noise in your ear. 

The Package & Specs:

The packaging is nothing extrodinary as the headset comes in a standard plastic sealed case with the product peaking out the window and the standard Jabra colors and graphics around the edges.  Out of the case you can easily see how the 325s is intended to function with one lead from the Bluetooth unit ending with a 3.5mm mini-jack for plugging into an mp3 player or multitude of other audio devices with a standard headphone output, and the other lead ending with two ear bud headphones. 

The Package


 

Let's take a peak at the specs copied from Jabra's website:

Bluetooth compliance:
Bluetooth version 1.2 specifications

Supported Bluetooth profiles:
Handsfree (default) and Headset Bluetooth profiles

Operating range:
Up to 30 feet

Talk time:
Up to 8h (subject to phone)

Stand-by time:
Up to 240h

Charging time:
Approximately 2 hours

Weight:
Less than 40 grams incl. the original Jabra headphones

Materials:
Primarily thermoplastic polyurethane and polycarbonate plastics

 

Microphone type: 6mm omni-directional

Battery type: Rechargeable lithium polymer.

Pairing passkey or PIN: 0000

Supported special features:
• Pair with up to 8 devices
• Answer calls
• End calls
• Reject calls*
• Voice dialing*
• Last number redialing*
• Call waiting*
• Place call on hold*
• Mute*

* Phone dependent

IP22 (The Jabra BT325s can withstand a short rain shower)

A Closer Look:

The 325s is simple in design and quite easy to use.  The Jabra button in the middle is a multipurpose button that controls most of the Bluetooth functionality including on/off, answer/hangup, and a few other features that are dependent on your phones capabilities such as call back.  You'll also notice the + and - volume buttons above and below the multipurpose button for controlling Bluetooth volume.  Note that these two volume buttons work only with the Bluetooth connection and in my experience controlled the volume on the phone itself.  The lead with the mini-jack end for plugging into audio devices such as mp3's is permanently attached to the bottom of the Bluetooth unit.  However the headphone lead does detach to allow you to hook up your favorite headphones or any other speaker device with a 3.5mm jack.  The charging port is covered by a rubber plug and is right beside the mic hole.

 
Front
 
Back
 
Headphones

The back of the Bluetooth unit sports the spring clip for attaching it wherever it's convenient.  The earbuds are light weight and fit in my ear comfortably.  The entire headset including the Bluetooth unit and headphones weighs less than 40 grams which I find to be very light weight.