Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset review: Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0

Average User Rating

5 stars 1 user review
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The Good The Jabra BT3030 is slim and lightweight, plus it has tactile and easy-to-use controls. We especially like that it has a 3.5-mm headset jack so you can use it with any headphones. It's affordable and music quality was decent.

The Bad The Jabra BT3030's call quality could be improved.

The Bottom Line The Jabra BT3030 is a great, affordable option for a stereo Bluetooth headset, if you want to use your own headphones.

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Now that stereo Bluetooth has become a common feature in a lot of music phones, it's no surprise that stereo Bluetooth headsets have become quite popular as well. Stereo Bluetooth headsets come in many shapes and sizes, from the behind-the-ear style of the Motorola Rokr S9 to the over-the-head style of the Jabra BT8030. The Jabra BT3030 is in the style of a pendant, or as its design suggests, more of a dog tag. It's been available for a while now, but we think it's still worth it. The Jabra BT3030 can be purchased for around $39.99. Of course like any stereo Bluetooth headset, the Jabra BT3030 requires a cell phone with the A2DP or stereo Bluetooth profile.

The Jabra BT3030 consists primarily of a small remote control unit housed in a dog-tag style pendant. Measuring 2.1-inches long by 1.6-inch wide by 0.38-inch thick, the pendant is slim and compact with a metal finish and a rubberized border all around it. All of the controls are laid out right on the front face in a straightforward grid. They are the Play/Pause key, the track shuffle keys, the volume controls, plus the multifunction Call key. The keys are all made of rubber, and are raised above the surface for a nice tactile feel. The 3.5mm headset jack is on the right spine, while the charger jack is on the bottom. On the top is an opening for an optional lanyard. Also on the top is a tiny microphone.

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Where to Buy

Jabra BT3030 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Part Number: Bt3030

MSRP: $79.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Weight 1.1 oz
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor in-ear