Conclusion: Upon receiving this Sound ID 510 Bluetooth headset for review, all this product has done is impress. With the build quality, the battery life and the EarPrint application which opens up more features, this is by far one of the best products we’ve had the privilege of reviewing. Sound ID has done an amazing job with this device and we recommend you give this little guy a try or wrap it up and give it to someone this holiday season as we’re sure this product will impress...
Summary: Combined with the iPhone app, the Sound ID 510 is a truly excellent Bluetooth headset for iPhone owners.
Pros: The Sound ID 510 is a slim and lightweight headset with a discreet, minimalist design. It comes with different-size ear loops that feel comfortable in the ear, and we like the dedicated power toggle. The Sound ID 510 has a dedicated iPhone app that adds features like Personal Sound mode, a headset locator, Environmental mode, and more. It offers great audio quality as well.
Cons: Special features like the Personal Sound mode and the headset locator are available only with the iPhone app; Android and BlackBerry owners will have to wait for their own apps, whereas nonsmartphone users might never have these features at all. We also prefer physical volume controls to the touch sensor.
Excerpt: Bluetooth headsets have come a long way since the technology was first introduced. Sound ID is proof of that with the introduction of its Sound ID 510 Bluetooth headset. The 510 has one button functionality, 3X NoiseNavigation (offering noise reduction capabilities with wind reduction) and our favorite feature, the EarPrint iPhone App. With its thin and lightweight design, the Sound ID 510 is easy to bring around with you and is not very clunky when on ear.
Excerpt: The Sound ID 510 Bluetooth headset looks amazingly sleek, slim and most importantly, it's ultra comfortable. Not only does the 510 fit perfectly in your ear, it also sounds very good on both ends of the call. The 510 has RealComfort EarLoops which I noticed right away how comfortable they are compared to all the other headsets I've come across.
Excerpt: There comes a point in the life of any given technology where it has matured enough that the quality of the basic features starts to plateau, and new entries into the market necessarily rely on style or unique features. Bluetooth headsets have started to reach this plateau, with each being able to provide — at the very least — acceptable battery life, clear enough sound, a decent microphone, and reasonable comfort.
Conclusion: The Sound ID 510 is moving closer to the perfect Bluetooth headset. It is feature rich, well designed and stylish. The Touch Sensor control is a welcome addition especially in a capacitive touch screen world. The on/off switch is another great addition and avoids the press and hold style of other Bluetooth headset models. The iPhone app is a welcome addition and can be even more useful as Sound ID incorporates new features.
Pros: Works with iPhone app, Volume control by touchpad, Excellent Sound Quality, Firmware upgradeable
Cons: Piano Black finish = fingerprints, Main Button push device into head when pressed, Some features inaccessible if not used with iPhone/Android/Blackberry based phone