Samsung SBH500 Bluetooth Stereo Earset - 60-5081-05

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I bought this as a backup pair of headsets - I have a bluetooth headset pair from iogear that I absolutely love, and since these were up for $10 after MIR, I thought I will go for one. Up front, getting the headsets to work was a pain. Following the directions in the quick startup guide did not work. I called up Samsung support, and that was totally useless - the guy told me to contact my laptop and desktop manufacturer to get help on pairing, they can only walk me thru on how to turn on the headset - DUH! I had just about given up and decided on returning this to when I came across a review at amazon that told me the correct way to pair the device -"Unfortunately, the directions to pair the headset to another bluetooth device was incorrect. Maybe my headset had its circuitry crossed but the directions from Samsung to pair the headset was way off. You need to hold down the main button then turn on the headset. Only then will the headset go into pairing mode by maintaining a solid blue light." Well, this worked, and I have it paired now. The sound quality is good, equivalent to the iogear headset I have. I like the soft ear pads, external noise is noticeably reduced. The range though is not as great, my iogear set does a better job in that. Overall - well, for the price, buy! but careful on the instructions!!!

-Sanjeev quote

Its about three months of purchase and no sign of the MIR, guess it is not coming, and for full price it is not worth it. Setup was a breeze. The quality of sound is average, has more to be desired at mid range and bass. The range sucks, sound starts cracking at a distance of 5 feet onwards, and very, repeat very uncomfortable to wear, digs behind the ear, seems it was made infant size. Not at all a value for money. The control buttons on the earphone takes some time to get used to.

-Sanjay quote

Very uncomfortable to wear

on 6/1/2008

I bought this bluetooth stereo headphone for working out at the gym. Little did I know that once it arrive at my doorstep that this item will be so uncomfortable to wear behind the ear as design. The behind the ear band is so annoying it touches your neck when you kinna look up. Not to mention it pinches your ears. After a long period of time wearing them, I feel like just tossing them. Other than major design flaw by samsung, the sound quality is fair. The bass is really good and mids/highs are fairly acceptable. The other thing I forgot to mention is that the headphones are big, your like your wearing earmuffs or looking like princess Leah on star wars. The other thing is the rebate. According to, it comes with rebate form in the package, none whatsoever. I went to print it out on their link & it only prints the instruction how to mail it. It doesn't print the actual form. So I emailed customer service & they said that they were going to send me the form via snail mail. I guess I paid for what it's worth! Probably discontinued this model as I haven't seen any of them anymore on this site.

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really hurt your head

on 6/2/2008

I don't know who designed this headpiece, but the ruined an otherwise pretty good product

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Product Overview

The SBH500 Metallic Blue Stereo Bluetooth Headset wirelessly connects to your music and other Bluetooth audio sources enabling you to enjoy full fidelity and premium audio sound like no other. The SBH500 headset connects to a single phone/device as well as other devices simultaneously, allowing you to receive an inbound call when one comes in. During the call, the SBH500 becomes your handsfree headset through the integrated microphone and gently returns to the previous audio setting after the call. Features up to 12 hours talk time / 11 hours play time and up to 205 hours of standby time. Features include a Send & End function, 3-way calling & Wireless Stereo Music Streaming. Package includes Bluetooth Headset, Travel Adapter, and User Manual.


Manufacturer Samsung
Mfg Part# 60-5081-05
SKU 207659075
UPC 097738534501
UPC 14 00097738534501
Talk Time - 12 Hours
Standby Time - 205 Hours
Bluetooth Version - 1.2
Charging Method - Port: DC Jack
Available Vehicle Power Adapter (DC Charger) - Yes
Accept an Incoming Voice Call - Yes
Reject an Incoming Voice Call - Yes
Voice Recognition Activation - Yes
Tech Specs
Host Interface Not Applicable
Manufacturer Samsung
Product Type Earset
Brand Name Samsung
Product Model SBH500
Manufacturer Part Number 60-5081-05
Product Name SBH500 Bluetooth Stereo Earset
Manufacturer Website Address
Earpiece Type Binaural
Earpiece Design Behind-the-neck
Integrated Microphone Yes
Compatibility Bluetooth version 2.0 Supported Profiles: Headset Hands-Free A2DP AVRCP
Package Contents SBH500 Bluetooth Stereo Earset Travel Adapter User Manual
Form Factor Semi-open
Weight 2.60 oz
Color Black
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Plating Not Applicable
Sound Mode Stereo
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