Product Review: Jabra BT8030 Bluetooth Headphones

If you have a stationary desktop that is used as your primary at home music source, you can appreciate Bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth headphones are wireless cans that allow the listener to enjoy audio from anywhere in the near distance of their source without being tied down to wires.

Product Review: Jabra BT8030 Bluetooth Headphones

Product Review: Jabra BT8030 Bluetooth Headphones

The Jabra BT8030 headphones are equipped with Bluetooth and feature an external speaker for listening to music without having to wear the units. The unit is large and solid, and is definitely durable. If you’re in the market for a pair of wireless headphones and you’d like a pair that live up to their cost, the Jabra BT8030 might just be the pair for you.

Body

The body of the Jabra headphones are very large and bulky, partly due to their soundproofing, and partly due to the external speakers and controls that have been added. For activities like mowing the lawn or riding on an airplane, they will look quite professional. If you were to casually were these while doing yard work, you’d look a little funny.

The design is a very dark blue that appears nearly black, and the earpads are quite comfortably stuffed. The headband also features some nice cushioning, so you don’t have to worry about a band digging into your head.

Features

The primary and obvious feature of these headphones is the Bluetooth, which makes them portable and wire-free. The other obvious feature, as already mentioned, is the external speakers, which are meant for listening to your music without having the cans on.

Another unique feature is a built in microphone, which means you can record audio while away from your computer, or, a better feature, talk with Skype. With these, you can relax on the couch while listening to clear audio and talking back, no wires required.

The sides of the cans have a small series of controls, including an answer/end button for Skype and a volume control. The units have built-in amps, so you can crank the volume up quite a bit.

Audio Quality

The audio quality is very good and makes both conversations and music sound amazing.

Issues

There aren’t problems with the Jabra, but more like features that some may find uncomfortably, namely the size of the unit. As you can imagine, anything with built-in speakers/microphone/amp/controls/soundproofing is going to have a bit of bulk to them. If you have a small head, these cans may seem over powering.

Conclusion

Personally, I find these headphones fascinating. They are comfortable and snug, and while large,they also feel durable. I low the ability to listen to music from anywhere in the house, and simultaneously take a Skype call the moment it comes in without ever having to get up.