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It is a stereo Bluetooth headset that is designed for handling both music and calls wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled device.

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useful for both music and making calls

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Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH)

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fairly small

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headphone jack allows output to any pair of headphones or other compatible audio devices

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8 hours of runtime, 300 hours of standby time

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

does not feature the track display or caller ID feature of the DS980

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small buttons

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does not like power lines - interferes with the connection

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not that useful if your device has a 3.5mm headphone/line-out

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The Sony Ericsson HBH-DS205 is a stereo Bluetooth headset that is designed for handling both music and calls wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled device.  The headset features digital signal processing technology for clear sound transmission and utilizes adaptive frequency hopping technology to reduce wireless interference.  It is an upgrade to the HBH-DS200 since it has an enhanced data rate which provides faster transmission, higher bandwidth, and lower power consumption.  It also features auto-pairing as well as automatic volume adjustment which keeps the volume loud in noisy environments.  

The HBH-DS205 features A2DP technology for wirelessly streaming music and has an audio/video remote control profile which allows the headset to control the music player functions on a phone.  It has a grey clip-on pendant design with a 3.5mm headphone jack for connecting the included earbuds.  The headset also runs on a rechargeable battery and provides a longer battery life than the HBH-DS200 of up to 8 hours of talk time or playback and up to 300 hours standby.  The HBH-DS205 has a suggested retail price of $100 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Last-Number Redial
  • Auto-Pairing
  • Enhanced Data Rate
  • Adaptive Frequency Hopping
  • Automatic Volume Adjustment
  • Wireless Music Streaming
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  • Talk Time: Up to 8 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 300 hours
  • Operating Range: 10m
  • Weight: 13 grams
  • 1 year limited warranty
Post Review
10/08/2009 08:56

I'm planning on using it as receiver in my helmet for navigation an if it works properly to make phone calls.

It has no problems to power my sennheiser hd600 headphones, and anything ells I connect to it.
The sound quality would have been good if there wasn't that resonances in the high tones (headphones independent). Still have to check of this has annything to do with the audio-source.

After 2th charge: About 6:30 h - listening music (2:15 phone in pocket, the rest pc in the same or next room)

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