LG HBS-250 Bluetooth Stereo Headset review: LG HBS-250 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good The LG HBS-250 has a secure fit with good music quality.

The Bad The LG HBS-250 may be a little tight on those with larger ears, and call quality is mixed. Also, the controls are skinny and small.

The Bottom Line If you want a lightweight stereo Bluetooth headset for when you're on the go, the LG HBS-250 is a good affordable choice despite its quirks.

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Stereo Bluetooth headsets may not be as popular as their mono cousins, but ever since more cell phones have adopted stereo Bluetooth, they're sure to gain more attention. They're also a good choice for working out at the gym, since you'll have fewer wires that get in your way. The LG HBS-250 is one of a few stereo headsets LG has produced, and indeed we think it's a good option for when you're running on the treadmill or just running for the bus. It retails for a rather pricey $119.95, but you can get it online for closer to $70.

The LG HBS-250 has the appearance of two tiny hockey pucks attached to each other with a long wire. Of course, the two hockey pucks are actually two on-ear earmuffs. On each earmuff is a thin plastic ear loop that's flexible enough to fit around each ear. When first fitting the earmuff, we felt a little bit of pinching around the outer ear, but once we slipped it on correctly, it felt really secure. Your mileage may vary though, especially if you have large ears. You can also adjust the length of the connecting wire between the earmuffs for additional comfort. The earmuffs are also padded with a soft cushion, so it feels comfortable as well.

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LG HBS-250 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Part Number: HBS-250
Low Price: $99.99 See all prices

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  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor clip-on
  • Sound Output Mode stereo
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Nicole Lee is a senior associate editor for CNET, covering cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, and all things mobile. She's also a fan of comic books, video games, and of course, shiny gadgets.