Does It Work?: The Noise-Reduction Bluetooth Headset

by Luis Bruno

Luis Bruno

THE PRODUCT

The Gennum nXZEN noise-reduction Bluetooth headset

THE CLAIM

Two microphones inside the headset zero in on the speaker´s voice while canceling out background noise.

THE TEST

I left myself a voicemail from Grand Central Station during rush hour.

THE REAL DEAL

Although I could hear some background noise, it was minimal, making it easy to hear the "Get to work!" message I´d left.

BUY IT?

Yes, if you often find yourself making calls from what sounds like a trading floor. But $160 is steep, and the earpiece is uncomfortable.