LG Bluetooth HBS-200 Stereo Headset review: LG Bluetooth HBS-200 Stereo Headset

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CNET Editors' Rating

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The Good The LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBS-200 is really comfortable to wear, with easy-to-use controls and decent sound quality.

The Bad The LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBS-200 has skinny Play/Pause and volume buttons, and call quality diminished a little in windier environments. It's also a little on the expensive side.

The Bottom Line Despite a few minor quibbles, the LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBS-200 is a pretty good behind-the-neck headset for use with stereo Bluetooth-enabled phones and music players.

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LG has plenty of music phones in its stable; the LG Muziq and the LG VX8550 Chocolate being two of the most recent ones. Most of them now come equipped with stereo Bluetooth, a profile that lets you stream music wirelessly from one device to another. So it makes sense then that LG has started to come out with stereo Bluetooth accessories of its own. The LG Bluetooth Stereo Headset HBS-200 is one such device, and it is a simple behind-the-neck headset that is surprisingly compact, comfortable, with great sound quality to boot. The HBS-200 is a little pricey at $129.99 each. You can also get it as part of a Music Essentials Kit from Verizon for $199.99 per kit, but at least you'll get a 4GB microSD card and a software CD out of it.

The HBS-200 has a similar design to other behind-the-neck headsets such as the Cardo S-2. It can fold down to a more compact size, thanks to hinges above each earpiece. A sturdy yet flexible rubber band connects the two earpieces, and it can also stretch out to accommodate most head sizes quite comfortably. The earpieces measure about 2 inches wide, which fit nicely on our ears, especially with the help of the foam cover cushions. A rubberized grip above each earpiece provides a more secure fit.

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LG Bluetooth HBS-200 Stereo Headset

Part Number: HBS200
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  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features hold button
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor on-ear