LG HBM-310 review: LG HBM-310

CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.7
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 6.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The LG HBM-310 is good looking and incredibly affordable. Call quality is acceptable for the price.

The Bad There's no background-noise cancellation, so the audio quality deteriorates in crowded environments. We would also appreciate different sizes of earbud covers for more comfort.

The Bottom Line The LG HBM-310 may not win any awards, but it's surprisingly decent for a bargain-basement headset.

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If you don't quite care about echo-noise cancellation or multipoint technology in a Bluetooth headset, you could opt for a really cheap one without the frills. The LG HBM-310 is one such headset, and for its price, it's really not that bad. Though it doesn't have the greatest audio quality in the world, it is good enough for a headset that retails for just under $40.

Since the HBM-310 is on the low-end, it's not surprising that the headset doesn't have a lot going in the design department. It does, however, have an attractive, mirror-finished front surface. It is compact and lightweight, measuring 2.0 inches long by 0.75 inch wide by 0.4 inch thick. The upper third of the front presses down and acts as the multifunction call button, while the power button and the two volume keys are on the right spine. As we've said before, we like the dedicated power button on these LG headsets, since it makes it that much easier to power the headset off when not in use. The charger jack is on the left. The buttons felt easy to press. There's a blue LED indicator underneath the multifunction button.

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LG HBM-310

Part Number: SGBS0004001 Released: Oct 1, 2008
Low Price: $39.99 See all prices

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Oct 1, 2008
  • Color silver
  • Weight 0.4 oz
  • Additional Features Auto reconnect
    Power button
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor ear-bud