LG HBM-520 Bluetooth Headset (Black) review: LG HBM-520 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

CNET Editors' Rating

3 stars Good
  • Overall: 6.7
  • Design: 6.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The LG HBM-520 is a simple Bluetooth headset with acceptable sound quality.

The Bad The LG HBM-520 isn't too comfortable in the ear.

The Bottom Line The LG HBM-520 is a decent basic Bluetooth headset that's affordable.

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LG has released yet another Bluetooth headset, and this time it is the LG HBM-520. It improves on its predecessors with an ergonomic ear clip, echo noise cancellation, and multiconnection, which lets you connect it with two devices at once. It's not the fanciest Bluetooth headset in the world, but it gets the job done and for only $70.

Measuring 2.1 inches tall by 0.6 inch wide by 0.4 inch deep, the HBM-520 is long and slender, with a blue grid pattern on the front. Also on the front is a small multifunction call button at the top; and volume keys and dedicated power switch are on the left spine. We like that there's a dedicated power switch, because it makes it easier to toggle the headset's power on and off. The charger jack is on the right. Though the keys are small, we still found them easy to access and press.

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LG HBM-520 Bluetooth Headset (Black)

Part Number: SGBS0004101 Released: Oct 1, 2008
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Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Oct 1, 2008
  • Weight 0.31 lbs
  • Sound Output Mode mono
  • Additional Features echo cancellation
    noise canceling circuit
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor over-the-ear