The ICOMTOFIT Bluetooth headset passed our tests and is one of the better in-ear office headsets in the price range. The V4.1 is an entry-level headset with basic controls. Check out our full review after a week-long testing session.
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It operates as it should. But the fit is looser than I would like. The ear-hook is stiff, and it doesn’t quite fit solidly in my ear. So it bounces around more than I would like and can be challenging to put on with one hand quickly.
Once it is on, it does work seamlessly. The audio quality is average. The buttons are intuitive. So is their location on the boom. The volume is loud enough for most settings like home offices and driving.
The look is sleek. A decent battery life with 8 hours of talk time is enough for a full day. A stand-out feature is the ability to pair with two devices at once. The noise-canceling may be at the lower end of the quality spectrum but decent enough for mostly quiet spaces. The range is standard at 33′. I successfully tested 35′.
The only serious drawback so far is the fit. In fairness, I have never been an ear-hook fan. If you don’t mind hooks, this headset is a good option for the price. Keep reading for our full review.
I took the ICOMTOFIT for a ride in my truck. At 70 mph, I could talk to my mom with the window down. She could hear some wind, but we could still converse. The only outside noise was my tires and the wind as it was a rural road. Her voice came through well. It did require pushing the volume up on my iPhone 10 near the max. Overall, we consider this a passed test with grade of B-. Table of Contents
What is it good for?
Product Name: ICOMTOFIT V4.1
Product Description: The V4.1 is an over-the ear style Bluetooth headset best designed for office and casual conversation.
Quality - 8/10
Features - 8.5/10
Controls - 8/10
Sound - 8.5/10
Microphone - 8.5/10
Battery - 9/10
Comfort - 7/10
Compatibility - 9/10
Service/Support - 7/10
The look is sleek. A decent battery life with 8 hours of talk time is enough for a full day. A stand-out feature is the ability to pair with two devices at once. The noise-canceling may be at the lower end of the quality spectrum but decent enough for mostly quiet spaces.
- 8 hours talk time
- Simultaneous pairing
- Decent Noise cancelling
- The fit is OK, I found it a little loose
- Requires ear-hook
- A little heavy
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Bluetooth Headset, Wireless Bluetooth Earpiece V4.1 8-10 Hours Talktime Stereo Noise Cancelling Mic, Compatible for iPhone Android Cell Phones Driving/Business/Office (Black)
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The build quality feels sturdy. Rotating is smooth with enough stiffness to remain in place when adjusting. The buttons feel good with a low profile. The earpiece is a moderately stiff rubber that holds its form. The following is our scoring results.
For the ICOMTOFIT V4.1 review, we looked at three different websites, including collectors. Collectors are sites that scrub other sites and compile reviews. We spend approximately 2 hours reading 50+ plus reviews. The number of recent reviews not happy with the quality gave us some pause. We also found a higher number of complaints about microphone quality. Therefore, this criteria received a total of two points instead of three.
Our personal testing of the ICOMTOFIT V4.1 included approximately 8 hours of use, including office, car, and outside testing. We dropped it on the concrete and let it roll around the car a bit. Our conclusion matched the online reviews, and we did not deduct a point.
Our peer group for the ICOMTOFIT V4.1 is under $50 Bluetooth in-ear and ear-hook. The quality appears to be as good, if not better, than many in the peer group. Nothing stood out that would warrant a deduction.
Best in Class
The ICOMTOFIT V4.1 is close to getting the 10th point on quality due to the lack of negative feedback and the other two tests. At the moment, since we are still testing, we have not awarded the last point.
ICOMTOFIT - Quality Scores
The ICOMTOFIT Bluetooth headset is using – you guessed it – version 4.1 of Bluetooth. Version 4.1 is not the most current version of Bluetooth. It will be adequate for most users.
The noise-canceling is using cVc 6.0 technology from Qualcomm. The algorithms reduce background noise.
The case is semi-hard. It holds the headset and two eargels. One suggestion would be room for the charging cable as it does not fit inside the case.
A few comments did not like the audio alerts announcing only the number and not the name. More than one person reported unreliable connections with two products at the same time. Therefore, we deducted 1/2 point in this category.
The case isn’t bad. It’s not 100% hard as it has a little give. Each person I tested the headset with reported good sound on their side. The noise-canceling is decent for this class of headsets. The case and extra eargels don’t come with all headsets in this class and are attractive features. The retractable earhook helps a bit, but the adjustment is minor. The remaining components are standard. We have not encountered the negatives from the other reviewers, so no points are deducted on our personal testing as of this point.
The case and extra eargels don’t come with all headsets in this class and are attractive features. The remaining components are standard. No points are deducted.
Best in Class
No points are awarded for the best in class.
ICOMTOFIT - Feature Scores
There are five multifunction buttons on the boom. There is a LED indicator. Describing buttons and their functions is more straightforward with pics.
There were a few mentions of issues with the buttons and controls, but not enough to warrant a deduction.
It took a little getting used to the buttons, but they are mostly intuitive. One slight drawback is the mute button and volume buttons on either side of the boom. They are offset, somewhat lessening the chance of hitting mute while turning the volume up/down. This a minor nuance and does not warrant a deduction.
The controls are similar to other headsets. There isn’t anything missing, and the most common features are available.
Best in Class
We did not award a point for best in class. The offset boom buttons were enough of a detractor.
ICOMTOFIT - Control Scores
I tested the sound with Pandora out of my computer and iPhone. It works as you would expect a single in-ear speaker to sound, which is just sufficient to accomplish the job. During a road trip, I could hear the google map voice commands through the conversation.
Numerous reviews indicated sound problems both receiving and transmitting. The sound quality is a challenging claim to dispute as our testing did not confirm these problems. However, this section is for other reviews, so 1/2 point is removed.
Our tests indicated quality on both transmitting and receiving. No points are deducted.
We tested five other headsets in this class, and this one is in the range of quality. Therefore, no points are removed.
Best in Class
This is not the best in class, and no points were awarded.
ICOMTOFIT - Sound Scores
The microphone is at the end of the small boom, which is a typical location for a microphone. ICOMTOFIT’s description is “advanced 4X noise canceling”. The chipset includes cVc6.0 (clear voice capture) by Qualcomm. The cVc has a suite of algorithms in the chipset to capture higher voice quality. This same chipset includes echo-canceling tech and reduces packet-loss and bit error to keep consistent voice quality.
A 1/2 point is deducted for the reported quality issues by numerous reviewers regarding the reported quality.
We did not encounter any issues with the sound quality in our testing. No points are deducted.
Our testing of similar headsets shows similar results to this headset. Some under $50 headsets do not have active noise canceling. Therefore, this one commands all three points being at the top of the range.
Best in Class
This does not warrant best in class. No point is awarded.
ICOMTOFIT - Microphone Scores
There were a few negative comments about the battery not holding a charge. Still, we deemed them typical of the industry. Therefore, no points are removed.
Our test indicates the battery performs as advertised. Therefore, no points are deducted.
The ICOMTOFIT V4.1 is typical of this class of headset. Therefore, no points are deducted.
Best in Class
No point is awarded as the headset battery is just typical.
ICOMTOFIT - Battery Scores
The weight of 0.5 ounces is a little higher for this class of headset.
The reviews for comfort are mixed. This is not uncommon for in-ear headsets. The phone comes with multiple-sized eargels. One noticeable feature is the eargel is round versus a more elongated shape like you find on the popular Jabra Talk 24 headset. Almost all reviews contain some who think a headset fits tremendous and some who don’t. I did not find overwhelming online evidence to deduct points from online reviews.
This headset and my ear do not work that well together. I deducted two points for the fit. Regardless of the adjustments, or the various-sized eargels, I can’t get the headset to fit as I want. It doesn’t fall off, but it is just loose. The earhook moves away from my head when I have my glasses on, but it still works with glasses. I didn’t find much ear fatigue after two hours of use despite the weight on the plus side.
The earhook is sturdy with a slight adjustment to assist the fit. It’s on a rotating joint allowing for multiple positions. The build is sufficient, and the rubber is flexible but holds its shape well. Based on the market, this earhook is solid from a construction and functionality standpoint. No points are deducted.
Best In Class
No point is awarded for best in class, good but no great.
ICOMTOFIT - Comfort Scores
See our table in the Quick Take section in the begining.
There are not enough consistent negative reviews regarding compatibility to warrant a point deduction. As mentioned earlier, some reviews talked about problems with pairing with two devices, but that could also be operator error.
We checked iOS and PC connections, and both worked fine. Therefore, no points are deducted.
The ICOMTOFIT v4.1 is appropriate for this class. It’s Bluetooth and should work with any acceptable device. No points are deducted.
Best in Class
Nothing special, so no point added.
ICOMTOFIT - Compatibility Scores
Our scoring for the service support section on the personal testing side includes reaching out to the company with questions. We gauge the quality of that service.
In the Comparables section, we award 1 point for having a website with an email address. A second point for a phone number. A third point for having FAQs and/or a forum for help.
There was a mix of service levels discussed, but that is to be expected. Based on other reviews, no points are deducted.
We reached out via email to the company to find our order number, which you need to register. It’s the Amazon order number. They responded within two hours. After registration, a notice says they will contact you via email.
Companies competitive to the ICOMTOFIT offer a variety of support service levels. This service is a level 1 of level 3 as they do not have a phone number or an FAQ or forum.
Best in Class
No point is awarded for being the best in class in service.
The ICOMTOFIT Bluetooth Headset ranks as a decent business headset. All the functions are on the headset and is highly adjustable. This headset works well in a typical office setting and on the road. In the under $50 category, this headset is a solid choice.
How to Pair
- Press and hold the multifunction button for 2 seconds
- The blue and red lights will flash
- The headset is in pairing mode and can be found on the phone or PC or other item
Time needed: 2 minutes.
How to Pair Two Devices Simultaneously
- Step 1
Use the provided pairing procedure to pair the headset with the first mobile phone.
- Step 2
After the first pairing is successfully, turn off the Bluetooth on the first phone. The headset then enters the pairing match status
- Step 3
Turn on the Bluetooth on your second device to connect.
- Step 4
After you connect with the second device, turn on the Bluetooth on you first device and it will connect automatically.
- Step 5
Now you can operate the two devices through one headset.
If the headset will not connect, press the MFB button for 5-6 seconds. The blue LED will flash once and it should be reset.
Yes, there are controls for music including a pause and next track
It is not clear from our review research, but appears to be in china.
Our test with an iPhone X played the user chosen audio notification.
Our test on the iPhone X did play the number dialing along with the ring tone.
1: Download a universal driver and update to the newest version.
2: Then plug in the Bluetooth adapter, at this point, the grey Bluetooth income will turn to blue. – Note: Notebooks/Laptops with dont’ need an external adapter.
3: With the Bluetooth headset turned off, press and hold “MFB” for several seconds til the LED light flashes red and blue, the headset has entered pairing mode.
4: Right click on the computer interface, select the “search” equipment, the headset must be in pairing mode ( LED light flashes red and blue), then the computer will search for all nearby Bluetooth devices and find the “G3” signal.