Providing you with excellent audio quality paired with a boom mic that takes in your voice like a charm, the BlueParrott B450-XT is one of the best bluetooth headsets you can get. It features an over the ear design, with just one cup, which although may not be as comfortable as some other headsets, is a great fit for those who’ll be wearing it while driving. And apart from that, the B450-XT also has an astoundingly long talk time of 24 hours and even offers you great integration with your device thanks to the BlueParrott app.
Why We Like It – BlueParrott B450-XT
Featuring an over the ear design, the BlueParrott B450-XT is a headset that allows you to make your professional life much more better and convenient. You no longer have to worry about missing a call as the headset allows you to connect to upto two devices simultaneously, and with noise canceling you won’t be disturbed during important calls by neither office chatter nor the traffic.
With a frequency response of 20Hz and Bluetooth 4.1, the Blue Parrott B450-XT headset offers a great sound quality allowing you to listen to the person on the other side of the call clearly no matter where you are thanks to its 96% noise cancellation feature. While it isn’t active noise cancelling, it still rejects a whole lot of background noise including light traffic noise as well as much of any office chatter. And not taking in much ambient noise, it’s also pretty great for listening to music.
Moreover, the boom mic, with a 100Hz response bandwidth, takes in your voice and makes sure that it is heard pristinely by the person on the other side. You can adjust it to your own need, and while it isn’t as compact as the Plantronics Voyager or the ICOMTOFIT bluetooth headsets, it does provide you with a greater range of connectivity as well as a much longer battery life.
The connectivity, although advertised as 300 feet, is rather 60 feet or so in real world use, which itself is more than enough considering how far your phone might be from the headset. Speaking of connectivity, it also allows you to connect to your phone faster than ever with the NFC chip and thanks to the BlueParrott app you can now easily customize your needs while keeping track of new features as well as the charge on the headset. The BlueParrott B450-XT even allows you to use a number of voice commands with the designated parrott button on it.
Moving onto the battery life of the device, you can get an astounding 24 hour talk time which almost takes the Apple Airpods on with its charging case. And you also get upto 500 hours standby time allowing you to be on the go without worry. For charging the BlueParrott B450-XT, you get an USB-C port and charging cable which allows you to charge the device in under 3.5 hours for an entire day’s worth of battery life. Finally, it also allows you to connect to upto 2 devices at a time, making sure you don’t miss any calls no matter which device is called.
The design of the BlueParrott B450-XT doesn’t have as comfortable a wear as the Plantronics Voyager or the ICOMTOFIT. But unlike the Airpods one size fits all, the on ear design of it allows anyone to wear it for a while without any form of uncomfort. To be able to wear your headset on either ear, the Fimitech bluetooth headset or the Apple Airpods would be a better choice.
And so, when you eventually get used to the padded headband and the cushioned ear cup they will become more comfortable to wear for a pretty decent period of time. As for the functionality of the BlueParrott B450-XT you get a power button, volume control as well the added parrott button which enables the voice features. Furthermore, you also get IP54 rated resistance which makes the headset much more durable against both dust and moisture.
At about $110, the BlueParrott B450-XT falls into the middle tier of bluetooth headsets. Although you don’t get a charging case like the Apple Airpods you do get a much longer battery life which covers up the difference in price and more. And despite being slightly more expensive than the Plantronics Voyager Legend, you do get yourself better noise cancelling as well as IP54 rated durability which make the BlueParrott B450-XT a great bluetooth headset for a great price.
BlueParrott B450-XT Wrap Up
While it may not have a charging case nor a very compact design, the BlueParrott B450-XT gives you a great audio and voice quality as well as great app integration built into a very functional yet durable design. Thus, making it one of the best bluetooth headset choices for business and trucking alike.
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