SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset review: SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset

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The Good The SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset has three sound profiles for enhanced audio quality, plus two additional modes for walkie-talkie communication and a hearing aid.

The Bad The SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset has to be inserted a bit too deeply in the ear and can only be worn on the right ear. It also has a really high price tag.

The Bottom Line With its advanced noise compression technology and various modes to enhance audio quality, the SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset is a headset primed for those who are hard of hearing or want that extra audio boost in their headsets. However, it feels awkward in the ear, and its price is quite prohibitive.

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The SoundID Personal Sound System SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset is one of the first (if not the only) Bluetooth headsets to incorporate medical technology in its design. Developed with the knowledge of how the human ear works, this headset's prime feature is its advanced noise compression technology that is smart enough to drown out surrounding noise and enhance the audio quality of conversation. Because of such advanced technology, the SoundID Personal Sound System retails for close to $650, which is really a lot of money for a Bluetooth headset. The sound quality does make it worth the price, but only if you're particularly hard of hearing and need that audio quality boost.

The Bluetooth headset itself is a very tiny and compact device, measuring only 0.8x0.5x1.25 inches and weighing 0.4 ounce. Its shape is unlike that of any headset we've seen, with a tiny boom mic protruding on its right side. On its front is a large multifunction button that's tactile and easy to press, and on the left spine are two rubberized volume buttons that are raised sufficiently above the surface so that they, too, can be easily pressed when worn on the ear. On the back of the headset is the plastic earpiece as well as a rubbery ear loop for additional security. The plastic earpiece has to be inserted deep into the ear, so much so that SoundID actually provides tiny wax guards to be placed on the earpiece tip. The headset itself feels quite snug and comfy, but the deeply inserted earpiece just felt too awkward for our tastes. Another bad point is that the headset can only be worn on the right ear.

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SoundID SoundFlavors Bluetooth headset

Part Number: ID3201
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  • Additional Features Bluetooth
    Voice dialing
    Call waiting
    Call mute
  • Type headphone
  • Headphones Form Factor over-the-ear
  • Sound Output Mode mono