Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset

The Motorola HT820 is basically your typical good wraparound comfortable headphones with Bluetooth capability. The beautiful part about these headphones though? You can jam to your tunes, and still take calls. In stereo.
That’s right. Motorola has built in an in-line system so that your music will be placed on pause or mute when a call comes through. You can take the call, or ignore it and then go back to your tunes like nothing happened at all. And it comes with the Moto quality that you find in their phone designs.

Some important specifications:

  • Talk Time: Approximately 17 hours
  • Music Time: Approximately 12 hours
  • Standby Time: Approximately 500 hours
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 165mm x 63.5mm
  • Weight: 100g

Design: The beauty of this design is that the controls over the right ear control the music play. The controls over the left ear control power, volume and calls. The padding of these headphones are very comfortable and I was able to listen to music for hours on end without feeling pressure on my head unlike a lot of wraparound designs. The earpieces seem to pop-out a bit far from the face which makes you look slightly funny, but it’s not as if anyone won’t be looking at you anyways due to the pulsing blue glow of the Motorola M over your left ear.
Sound: Amazing quality of sound over Bluetooth. I’m definitely no audiophile, but while connected to my iPod via Bluetooth, it didn’t sound any different from wiring straight in. Sound quality of phone conversations were also very crisp and clear. The one drawback with these versus a BT headset? Your side of the conversation sounds funny. Funny meaning: cover your ears, and talk and see how it sounds. Notice how it sort of echoes through your skull? That type of funny. It’s nothing you can’t get used to but it’s definitely not quite what people are used to hearing for phone conversations. I’ve heard that the microphone seems to do fairly well in most environments but it sounds a bit distant. Alas, that also happens with many other BT headsets.
Overall, this has become one of my favorite headphones and I keep them jamming my iPod pretty much all the time due to it being the most lightweight design for BT you can find currently with Motorola quality.
TigerDirect has the Motorola HT820 Stereo Bluetooth Headset [affilliate] for about seventy five dollars.