Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Headset (Black) review: Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

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Jabra BT125 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

(Part #: 100-91250000-02)
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3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good The Jabra BT125 is compact, lightweight, comfortable, and easy to use. The sound quality is great as well.

The Bad The volume rocker on the Jabra BT125 is skinny and flush to the surface. You also can't change the orientation of the rocker.

The Bottom Line The Jabra BT125 is a simple compact headset that's easy to use and comfortable to wear and has terrific sound quality.

7.7 Overall

The Jabra BT125 is yet another compact and lightweight Bluetooth headset for Jabra's lineup, and it's targeted especially toward first-time headset users or those who just want one that's easy to use. It doesn't have the style of the Jabra JX10 nor the colors of the Jabra BT160, but we think its simplicity will appeal to most users who just want a solid yet affordable model. The Jabra BT125 is available now at $39.95.

As far its design, the Jabra BT125 appears rather bland. It has the typical teardrop shape of most headsets with a black front and a white back. Yet it's really compact and lightweight, measuring only 2 by 0.75 by 0.9 inches and weighing less than 0.5 ounce. On its front is a large tactile multifunction button that shows blue backlighting when activated. The volume rocker rests on its right spine, but you wouldn't even know it was there unless you read the manual or were especially eagle-eyed. It is very skinny and flat, and it blends into the headset since they're the same color. And even once we found it, its small size made it difficult to press, especially when we were wearing the headset.

On the back of the headset is an earpiece that rests just inside the ear without protruding too deeply in the canal. This resulted in a really comfortable yet secure fit. There's also an adjustable ear hook that you can switch to wear on either the right or the left ear. The hook itself is extremely flexible, and it's bendable for a more comfortable fit. We managed to wear our headset for a few hours without noticing any discomfort.

We tested the headset with the LG VX5300 and the T-Mobile Sidekick 3. It paired with both devices successfully, and we answered and ended calls without a hitch. Call quality was loud and clear, although it did suffer a little in noisier environments, with callers insisting that we speak up. The features on the headset are pretty basic: you can answer, end, make, and reject calls; dial by voice, redial the last number, and place a call on hold. It also supports Bluetooth 2.0.

The Jabra BT125 has a rated talk time of 8 hours and a rated standby time of 7 days.

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