Jabra Supreme - Pairing And Performance

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Pairing your Jabra Supreme with you phone is a pretty

straightforward process. The first time you turn the headset on it will

automatically enter pairing mode. Then simply go to the Bluetooth menu on your phone

and connect to the Jabra device. If this is too complicated for you, the voice

guidance system will help you through if you need some extra assistance.


The Jabra Supreme supports connections to two devices at once, which is really

handy if you have work and personal phones (or a phone and Bluetooth-enabled

PMP). To pair with another device, press the Voice Control button and say

“Pair New Device”. Switching between phones is a relatively simple

process with the first phone (or primary phone) overriding the second device.

If you receive a call while listening to other audio

sources from your phone, you will automatically be switched to the call and on

finishing you will return to the previous source. However if you are listening

to, say, a podcast, it will continue running in the background and so you will

have missed some of it.


While design and comfort are of course important when considering a Bluetooth

headset, if that is not combined with excellent sound quality then you are

basically wearing a rather extravagant earring.


The Jabra Supreme comes into its own when you finally manage to use it to

answer or make a call. Incoming calls are relayed to you by that nice American

lady, who even tries to tell you who is calling – though some of the

pronunciations are rather comical.


A simple tap of the call button answers the call and in the tests we carried

out, we found that no matter the situation, the sound was excellent. The

active noise cancellation works very well. It uses a combination of one

dedicated microphone with an electronic chipset to generate an “anti-noise”

sound, removing ambient noise heard by the person wearing the headset.

While other mono Bluetooth headsets may claim to have active

noise cancelling technology going on, Jabra is adamant that it is the first to

include it in such a headset. Other headsets have noise blackout technology which

sits on both sides of the call, and which, according to Jabra, is not the same

as it does not actively work to cancel the noise like the Supreme does.

We tested the headset out in a variety of situations (from a busy street in

central London and a packed bus to a car with the window down) and not once did we have

a problem hearing the people on the other end.


Speaking of said people, most reported not knowing they were speaking to us on

a Bluetooth headset, though some reported that we were shouting a little too

much – though this was probably down to us thinking we couldn’t be heard

initially.


As well as active noise cancellation, the headset uses Noise Blackout 3.0 technology

to reduce background noise that could be transmitted to the person

on the other end of the line.


Jabra has also

included Wind-Noise Reduction (a technology it is still awaiting a patent

for) to help you

when you want to take

a call on top of a mountain. We found that while walking through the

remnants of Hurricane Katia earlier

this week, didn’t hinder the sound at all – which was amazing.

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