Sound quality while listening to music or podcasts
through the headset is not something it is designed for but the Jabra Supreme
does support the A2DP profile allowing for streaming of audio from multimedia
and GPS apps.
We listened to podcasts and the radio while testing the headset but the quality
was far from perfect. This however could be more to do with the inherent
problem of streaming audio over Bluetooth but considering a mono headset is not
designed for listening to music in the first place, it isn’t a major drawback
of the headset.
Pressing the Voice Control button gives you access to a
number of voice commands. Battery, Pair new
device, redial, call back and cancel are all self explanatory and work well –
though our accent did confuse them on a number of occasions.
The final command, and the most important, is “Phone
command”. This will give you access to your phones’ menu and let you voice dial
anyone in your contacts list. While it worked perfectly with an 4 we were unable eto get it to work with the HTC Evo 3D.
When we contacted Jabra about this, they sent us a compatibility
spreadsheet for all its devices. While the Supreme is yet to be added to the
list we were pointed towards the Stone saying it would have pretty similar
It shows that the majority of HTC devices do not support
voice dialling, even high-end phones like the Sensation. However the
Supreme should work well with all BlackBerry devices and other Android devices
but we would suggest checking before purchasing.
While a problem like this is certainly a drawback, the
issue is not with the Supreme but with support from specific handset manufacturers.
Jabra claims that one charge, via the supplied USB cable
(a cigarette lighter adapter is also included), will give you up to six hours
talk time and 15 days of standby time.
In our tests we found that Jabra is not far off in its
estimation, as we got between five and five-and-a-half hours use from the
headset, which is decent if not mind-blowing.
On first viewing the Jabra Supreme headset certainly looks the part. Compact
and stylish it certainly doesn’t draw unnecessary attention to your ear. Add to
this unrivalled sound quality for both parties thanks to active noise
cancellation and it seems like the Jabra Supreme is a winner. However poor support
for the voice commands, a rather flimsy feel and a high price tag means it falls
short of our getting a recommended sticker.
Score in detail
Build Quality 7