Amazon Review by Matt Smith
160 people found the following review helpful
Don't bother with this new version - stick with the B250 instead
I gave this new model a try after buying a replacement B250XT and having it be too quiet. I liked the micro USB charging and the other features looked like they might be useful as well.
Unfortunately, they’ve really dropped the ball on this new unit and it’s going back.
- It turns on/off/pairs with my phone in less than half the time of the B250 (~2 seconds instead of ~5)
- Sound quality is very good with deep rich tones that make it feel like you’re listening to music instead of a phone conversation
- USB Micro charging port means that i don’t have to keep a separate charger around for this unit which is nice
- Foam microphone cover fell off very easily multiple times
- Earpiece cover also falls off all the time, multiple times
- The boom mic is between the ear piece and the main part of the unit instead of outside the unit like the B250. This makes it a hassle to flip up after calls and flip back down when a call comes in because it always hits my glasses or hat or whatever. You also have to fish it out with your fingers from between the headband and your head. The B250 model was a simple one hand, one motion push the answer button and flip the boom down to your mouth and talk. This is not possible with the B350
- The buttons are too close together and too “flat” so you can’t feel the difference between volume down, up and answer/cancel buttons without running your finger up/down the side a couple times to “see” where you are and know what button to press. The B250 had buttons that were much taller, different size and spaced apart far enough that it was very easy to feel which button you were on.
- The fancy British woman who replaced the high/low or low/high beeps seems like a good idea until you actually use it. The voice is always quiet - it does not get louder/softer with the volume settings (or if it does, it’s so much quieter than the phone call that it’s not noticeable). This is fine sitting in a quiet room, but when your in a car, you can barely hear (not to mention even understand) what she’s saying which makes it confusing. In the B250 the Low then High tones when powering on, single High tone when connected to the phone and High then Low tone when powering off were always able to be heard, took much less time than listening to the woman say “Your Headset is Connected” or “Power On”.
I never made it far enough (just over 1 week) to test out the fancy new button that you can program to do various things or see how the battery life was. If it can’t do the basic phone functions of easily answering and making phone calls, the rest of the features don’t matter in my opinion.