Product Comparison: Plantronics Explorer 110 vs Plantronics Explorer 500


General Specifications
Brand
Plantronics
Plantronics
Model
Explorer 110
Explorer 500
About the Product
Why limit yourself to using either a smartphone or a tablet? This headset connects you to both, allowing you to switch between your calls, music, podcasts, and more. Drive a lot? Choose Explorer 110 or Explorer 120 for in-car accessories to keep your headset within reach.
Control your phone or phablet while you juggle life with both hands. Toss those tangled earbuds and go wireless, using voice commands to ask Siri for advice, request reminders from Cortana, or hear directions from Google.
Origin
China
China
Key Specs
True Wireless
No
No
Noise Canceling
No
Yes
Stand-By Time
11 days
12 days
Maximum Talk Time
7 hours
7 hours
Headphone Fit
In-Ear
In-Ear
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Plantronics Explorer 110 Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • Crystal clear sound both for me and the other person on the phone. The build quality is very good.
  • Does the job, just lax on the time of only 7 hours, my old plantronics was 11 hours and it disconnects from my Iphone at times, then reconnects. don't know what that is about.
  • I have really enjoyed this headset so far, and those with whom I speak regularly say I sound very clear on it, and that background noises are not as loud through this headset (in their ear) compared to my prior headset.
  • People have no trouble hearing me. However, ambient noise reduction could be a bit better. Still, a good buy.
  • Great device. Very good sound quality for the price. Very light weight. I have several other Plantronics devices.
Plantronics Explorer 500 Noise-cancellation Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • Just got this....love the simplicity! I use only in an office, so I can't comment about noise interference. Perfect for my application and very comfortable!
  • My 3rd time to buy this. I really love the noise cancelling feature. Bought this again for my dad.
  • Very clear and great noise reduction.
  • I can wear this thing for hours and hours and forget that I'm wearing it. It's truly that comfortable. Call quality is amazing, works absolutely flawlessly as well.
  • I am having some background noise with this version which is disappointing.
  • Volume not very good. Hard to hear when driving. Had to have all the blowers and radio off to hear anything.
Size & Weight
Depth
1.2 in.
1.95 in.
Height
5.8 in.
0.6 in.
Width
3.9 in.
0.38 in.
Weight
0.3 oz.
0.26 oz.
Features
Maximum Frequency Response
8 kHz
8 kHz
Type
Mono headset
Mono headset
Color
Storm White
White
Devices Connectable Simultaneously
2
2
Minimum Frequency Response
100 Hz
100 Hz
Controls
Volume, Call, On/off, Last number redial
Volume, Call, On/off
Bone Conducting Technology
No
No
Bluetooth Version
4.1
4.1
Sound Isolating
No
No
Extras
HD audio, Voice dialing, Multipoint technology, Streaming audio, Light, comfortable fit, Long battery life
Inline Controls, Magnetic Closure, Magnetic USB, Voice Commands and Controls, Multipoint technology
What customers say about "Features"
Plantronics Explorer 110 Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • The sound is great. I forgot to take it off my ear, got into the shower (not recommened) with it and it still works.
  • One of my favorite features is the mute option. Press and hold both volume up and down. This feature is a very important during conference calls.
  • Functionality is adequate. This is a medevial torture device to wear. Includes no optional ear canal tips plus the band that is supposed to fit around and behind the ear is too small. It is sized for a babies' ear.
  • Volume is great, I usually turn it quite down-even in the car.
  • The only thing I don't like is it doesn't wk with my regular sub cable, it's to big to fit in the Jack part.
Plantronics Explorer 500 Noise-cancellation Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • Setup is quick and the quality of hearing and speaking is great!
  • Simple ear clamp makes it easy to wear.
  • Love the on-off switch, with my other earpiece I have to press the same "button" as to make a call and a few times, I accidently called someone.
  • Setup is quick and the quality of hearing and speaking is great!
  • Only drawback, it is so small it is easy to loose.
Power
Charging Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Fast Charging
No
No
Charging Time
2 hours
2 hours
Battery Capacity
85 milliampere hours
What customers say about "Power"
Plantronics Explorer 110 Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • Lasts 6 hours as advertised, and also charges really fast. No problems pairing with phone or laptop.
  • Light, comfortable, clear audio. only thing is i would like a little more talk time. I really am on my phone over 8 hrs some days. when fully charged, this says "talk time 7 hours".
  • It works good. I like to 7 hours of talk time. Generally I can make it all day long without having to recharge it
  • Clear sound on both ends, long battery life-standby and strong build.
Plantronics Explorer 500 Noise-cancellation Bluetooth Wireless Headset
  • Battery life is consistently 6-7 hours, which is good enough for me.
  • This is the easiest earbud to set up and use! The charge for 6 hours of talk time is true!
  • Battery life is good enough. On a full charge I get several days without having to recharge.
  • The battery report is a little off. I turned it on the other day and it said there were 5 hours of talk time left, and then about an hour into the call it told me the battery was low.
  • This is well made, the sound quality is good, and the fit is secure and comfortable. Unfortunately the battery life is poor.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
49.99 $


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