Nokia HDB-4 Boom earset modern, over the ear design. Connects directly to the phone for handsfree operation, and convenient answer/end button.
Customer Reviews of Nokia HDB-4 Boom Earset - Over-the-ear
Best Headset Ever8/24/2008
I have been using this style headset for my Nokia phones for the past 5 years. It's speaker portion is open to both sides allowing it to work in either ear. It has an easily accessible button on the bottom of the boom allowing you to answer and end calls without reaching for the phone. The sound quality is perfect and callers have no clue I am using a headset because usually it is more difficult to understand one another when not using the phone itself to communicate. Additionally, having a wired headset vs. a wireless (bluetooth) type saves the battery life of the phone. When using my bluetooth headset I cut my talk time to 50% of what it is normally (the phone has to transmit power to the cell tower as well as your wireless headset! I'm so satisfied with the ease of use, sound quality, and durability of this headset that I bought 5 of them so as they wear down from tremendous (daily) use I can easily replace it and never be without it. It is a little pricier than its cheaper knockoffs for $5, but I've tried them and there's no comparison to OEM part by Nokia. Also, if you don't do well with cords than you need to choose a wireless headset and deal with the shorter battery life.
Headset not as good as expected8/16/2008
I received exactly what I ordered, received it promptly and paid a reasonable price for it. Unfortunately, it really does not perform well - it can only be used on one ear and even then the caller cannot be heard well. If I were to do it over, I would spend a bit more for a bluetooth speaker phone device for the car rather than this headset.