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Jabra C820s Headphones Review

by January 27, 2007
  • Product Name: Jabra C820s Headphones
  • Manufacturer: Jabra
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Review Date: January 27, 2007 17:19
  • MSRP: $ 199
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Frequency Response: 20Hz – 22 kHz
Impedence: 64 Ohm
Noise Cancellation:  up to 22dB
Dimensions:  6 9/10” x 6 4/10” x 3 1/10”

Weight:  less than 7oz (200 grams)
Power:  1 x AAA battery
Battery life:  up to 50 hours


  • Excellent Active Noise Cancellation
  • Very comfortable
  • Removable headphone cable
  • Good value


  • Sound can be a bit bright at higher levels and with rock music
  • Noise cancellation feature slightly degrades sonic quality of music


The name Jabra has become synonymous with Bluetooth earpieces for wireless phones. I have owned several and, in fact, I am currently using the BT250. I have come to expect quality products from Jabra, so I was very excited to find out about their new C820s corded stereo headphones. The C820s include Jabra's Active Noise Cancellation technology powered by a single AAA battery in an over-the-ear style stereo headphone. Over the years, I have traveled quite a bit, and have always been interested in noise canceling headphones, but price always kept me away. Spending upwards of $350 on a pair of headphones from you-know-who was something I could never bring myself to do.
About the author:

Over the years J. has constantly found himself to be an "early-adopter," spending way too much money on "new" technologies such as Compact Disc, LaserDisc, and DVD. He is one of the few people who actually purchased (and still owns) a CORE programmable remote control (bonus points if you remember this product).

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