Rated 3 out of 5 by 2HandWorker Sounded Great the First Week
Now it's sounds great in only the left bud. It has never been dropped or got wet. While listening to Kindle music I pressed what I thought was the + volume but I may have pressed both +/- and may have had a finger on one of the right side switches (?). The right bud hasn't worked since with Kindle, tablet or phone. There is nothing in the manual and nothing online about it.
March 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by LV Wizard HORRIBLE product
you can't read the buttons on the unit. Earbuds WON'T stay in your ears. Very unsatisfied with this product.
March 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Elliott_Sound_Review Excellent value - Great Battery Life - Recommended
The LG Tone (HBS700) is an excellent product. I have used these almost every day for the past 1-2 years without any problems. The battery life is way better than any other products I have tested. Additionally the sound quality is pretty good, in fact, I would say very good when considering these are bluetooth.
I use these for working out, making calls, and while mowing the grass in my yard.
Also note, for music, you can give the sound a boost in quality by holding down the + and - volume buttons for a couple of seconds. I didn't know about this boost until I had these for over 6 months and was quite pleased with the added punch that was delivered.
I know there are other products (even updates from LG) on the market but for my money, these are awesome. I haven't seen (or heard) a bluetooth headset that has this good of battery life and happens to also sound good for this price.
September 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Excellent Bluetooth Headset
The sound quality is great especially when you consider that it is a Bluetooth headset. Pairing is fast and easy. There are only 2 issues. The mic has an issue with wind noise while on calls with other people they have complained. The Bluetooth is also sensitive to any obstructions including your body. So if I hold my phone in my hand while walking; while on the back swing the headset will disconnect.
I loved this headset so much I bought my fiancée one and she loves it too. Just know that it is not 100% perfect yet.
July 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Laura42 Love blue tooth for phone, podcasts, and music
Wish black had been available but I got white which is OK but shows crud quickly. My ear canals are very small for an adult so I bought BudLoks which secures them in my ear. Nice to be wireless and listen to podcasts and music and be able to answer phone without a big hassle.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jdam224 Best Bluetooth I've ever owned!
Very simple to use and I love the fact that you do not have to leave it attached to your ear all day. I am on the road for hours at a time and this is very convenient for anybody who is active. I forget its even around my neck because it weighs next to nothing. I would highly recommend this to anybody. I love this so much that I even bought one fo my wife.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Talya The sound is GREAT!
I bought two pairs of these headphones- one for my husband, and one for myself. He uses his mainly for answering calls in the car. I use mine for listening to music and audiobooks at work. I thought I would have a problem with them, because I don't like things around my neck. No turtleneck sweaters... no scarves wrapped around... but these are flexible enough that you know they are there, but they sit just in the right spot- right on that neckbone, so you don't feel uncomfortable or choked at all.
The 'talk time' is 10 hours. In my experience- that is 10 hours BEFORE it starts getting spotty. People have said that they experience problems when the phone swings behind the headphones, but the only connection problems that I have ever experienced, is that you may experience brief interruptions when you put water between you and your phone. #I work in a small office, and I can roam around the office while leaving my cell phone on my desk. The only problem I have had was using the restroom or washing my hands in the breakroom. Hence the water between you and your phone comment.#
For calls: The quality is very good. I don't generally like using headphones for calls, because in my past experience, whether corded or wireless- people usually have problems hearing me. But- I am heard just fine on these. I used to be a phone service rep, so I automatically cup the microphone, so that I can be heard when it's windy. #For those of you who had a problem with taking calls on windy days.#
For music: The sound quality is excellent. Matter of fact- these are probably the best pair of headphones I have ever owned. Some audiobooks are recorded low, and you have to turn the sound all the way up on regular headphones to be able to hear the narrator. On these headphones- the loudest I've probably ever had them was halfway.
Cons: The little plastic cord managers are very easy to break off. My husband has broken two already. I had pity on him and gave him one of mine, but now he has broken that one as well. Also- the little silver label with the model number on it could be placed somewhere else, just because it sits at the base of your neck- eventually your perspiration and the rubbing against your skin is going to peel it right off.
That's right- the only drawbacks I've seen so far are completely cosmetic.
I do have a warning though- because of the weird way these things are shaped- you will have perfect strangers come up to you and ask you about them. I've been stopped a number of times #usually in a grocery store# by people with questions. How much it costs... how good is the sound quality... does it chafe your neck at all...
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rhartsjr Great battery life, good quality.
Bought these as a replacement for my previous Bluetooth headphones. I grew to love the design. The sound quality has been excellent. Originally used as stereo headphones for running and exercise. Yet the noise cancelling of the HBS-700 series allow me to hold conversations in noisy environments. The battery life is outstanding.
I bought a pair for my son who enjoys it thoroughly. When we added a third headset to the family, we bought the HBS-730 because this headset has worked so well.
May 22, 2014