Lubix NC1 Bluetooth Stereo Headset ReviewThu, May 21, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Wrap Up
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After pairing with our iPhone 3.0, and Blackberry Bold we used the Lubix NC1 heavily for a couple of weeks. In the office and listening to music, the NC1 was a very good performer. Actually, it was an excellent performer that surprised everyone who used it.
While not the best communicating headset on the market, I have to say that this is the very best sounding Bluetooth Stereo headset that I have ever used. I know that’s a pretty strong statement, but when using the NC1 with a Bluetooth Stereo-compatible mobile device, there is no headset that comes close to the sound production and functionality that Lubix has built. This headset is loud and clear!
Every type of music that we threw at the NC1 sounded great thanks to the built-in equalizer. At first, I didn’t really think that I would use this function, but as time went on, I found that I could get the most out of whatever music that I was listening to through my mobile device. Since not all my MP3s are ripped alike, I found myself using the NC1 equalizer all the time to enhance the sound of anything that I was listening to. Being able to utilize this equalizer sets this stereo headset above all others.
Wearing the headset for long periods of time was easy and caused no fatigue on or around the ear. The Lubix NC1 is a one-size-fits-all headset and even though many people do not really like these “ear-bud”-type of headsets because of the limited fit customization, they work well for the large majority of users out there.
We found this headset to have an incredibly long battery life. Lubix reports talk time to be around 6 hours (or 5 hours of continuous music play) and they weren’t exaggerating. The charge on my Blackberry Bold ran out long before the Lubix NC1. When the headset does run out of juice, it dies very quickly. There is only a couple of audible beeps to warn the user before the headset goes belly-up and you need to recharge. Luckily, it takes less than 2 hours to get to a full charge.
With Apple recently announcing that their iPhone 3.0 update will include support for stereo Bluetooth headsets, this should give a boost to the market and hopefully we will see an increase for the demands of devices like the NC1.
Right now, Lubix is in a class by itself when you consider affordable stereo Bluetooth headsets. Because of this, we are proud to give the Lubix NC1 our Editor’s Choice Award!
Legit Bottom Line:
Lubix may be new to you, but they make an incredible product with the $50 NC1 Bluetooth Stereo Headset. It may not have the best microphone to pick up your voice, but if you are into music, there is no better stereo Bluetooth headset available.