CNET First Look
Jabra Halo Smart: A nifty neckband-style Bluetooth headphone that's great for taking callsThe Halo Smart brings strong credentials as a stereo headset and also sounds pretty decent for music.
[MUSIC] Welcome another headband cell headphone to the world, the Jabra Halo Smart, which retails for $80. What's special about it? Well, since it's from Jabra, you'd hope that it would work really well as a headset for making calls. And it does with multiple microphone and voice reduction technology that helps tamp down ambient noise. Like wind. It's also water resistant and has very good battery life with up to 17 hours of talk time and 15 hours of music playback. Three sizes of ear tips are included but I was a little disappointed that I couldn't get a tight feel and secure fit with any of them. I had to pull of a set of extra large tips from another Inner headphone I had lying around. [MUSIC] And those worked well. You are able to get a tight seal, and the majority of people should be able to accomplish that with the included tips. This is a decent sounding bluetooth headphone. It lacks a little bit of clarity, but I found a base sample It's pretty smooth sounding. At it's price point, the Halo Smart has plenty of competition. And while it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from a design standpoint, it seems pretty sturdily built, performs very well as a headset, and offers decent sound quality for music if you can get a tight seal. I'm David Carnoy for CNET.com. Thanks for watching. [MUSIC]