LG has done it again with their behind the neck design. They are no stranger to this philosophy with the HBS-200 and the HBS-250. It is not your typical looking bluetooth headset and other competitors have tried their hand at the behind the neck design, like the Plantronics Backbeat 903+ Headset, and the Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 Stereo Bluetooth headset. But because of the number of improvements LG has made to their headset it’s much more comfortable than their past designs. And at $69.00 MSRP you can’t beat it.
The design consists of two cylindrical pods connected to an 8.5inch flexible neckband, with wires coming out of both ends with plastic loops that slide behind the neck that you can move to your liking. When you are not listening to music or on a call LG has smartly incorporated magnetic pockets at the end of each pod to house the earbuds when not in use.
The left side pod has your Answer, Reject, and End call button, which also performs redial, call waiting, and auto reconnect, along with volume up and down.
On the right side pod has your music start and stop button and also a skip,fastward/rewind. And when your phone rings and you have your phone on vibrate or anytime the left side pod will vibrate and play your favorite ringtone.
The HBS-700 supports Bluetooth streaming music from any A2DP capable device. You can also change the equalizer or EQ mode from Normal to Bass
I tested the LG HBS-700 with the Apple iPhone 5 and it paired quite easily, not even needing to enter a PIN to pair or connect. The music quality was good and voices sounded clear and clean. But the bass mode is nothing too get excited about.
The call quality isn’t great but decent. But with 10 hours of talk time and 15 days of standby time, it make this headset a great buy. I was very happy with it, I was on it all day listening to music and answering calls and it lasted a lot longer than most Bluetooth headsets I have tried.