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Noise Reduction -- Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

I've just blogged about a couple of Bluetooth headsets with noise reduction technology -- along with other interesting features:

    - Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset
    - BlueAnt Z9 Bluetooth Headset

Both do a nice job of noise reduction, but the Aliph Jawbone I covered early this year still does the best job for me of eliminating almost all background noise, including while standing between trains or next to industrial equipment. In particular, the voice sounded the most natural, without sounding like the audio had been processed:

    - Aliph Jawbone Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headset

Here's a summary of the three products:

Aliph Jawbone Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headset
The Jawbone is slightly chubby, but with an elegant design. A tiny nub on the inside rests against the side of your cheek to sense you speaking to help cancel out background noise. ($119 list)
Find the Aliph Jawbone on Amazon.com



BlueAnt Z9 Voice Isolation Bluetooth Headset
The Z9 is especially small, and has a built-in clip to secure on your clothes when not in use. It has a Max voice isolation mode for extreme noise environments. ($99)
Find the BlueAnt Z9 on Amazon.com



Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset
The 855 has snug ear bud to fit in the ear, for easy insertion and removal without an ear loop. It also has a sliding boom that extends closer to the mouth when on a call. But the big addition is a second earbud with a detachable cable to listen to stereo sound. ($149)
Find the Plantronics Voyager 855 on Amazon.com



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