Excerpt: The Jabra BT530 is more than just a simple Bluetooth headset. Jabra claims that this is the first Bluetooth headset with Noise Blackout an advanced noise cancellation algorithm. The BT530 uses a dual microphone setup to distinguish between your voice and background noise, and then feeds it through the built-in DSP for optimum sound quality. The result is the ability to hold comfortable conversations, even in noisy environments.
Summary: Although the Jabra BT530 isn't clear or comfortable enough to steal an Editors' Choice from the Aliph Jawbone, it still offers good noise cancelling performance and a sleek design for about thirty dollars less. It can also pair with up to eight devices at once, whereas the Jawbone has no multipoint technology. If you want a better-than-average headset for not that much money, the BT530 delivers a great deal.