Product Comparison: Plantronics Explorer 500 vs Plantronics Explorer 505


General Specifications
Brand
Plantronics
Plantronics
Model
Explorer 500
Explorer 505
About the Product
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.
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
Yes
Active
Stand-By Time
12 days
12 days
Maximum Talk Time
7 hours
7 hours
Headphone Fit
In-Ear
In-Ear
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
Plantronics Explorer 505 Black
  • A great ear piece. Talk time is long and clraity at both ends is great.
  • This Bluetooth is easy to use the sound is clear,great for a first time user
  • This is an ok headset with no features but the battery has a 7 hour battery life. That is a long time.
  • There is no noise cancellation, pore quality for money :)
  • I am having some background noise with this version which is disappointing. My ear is still getting use to the device also.
  • My friends say they hear every little background noise. Can't be used outside if windy!
Size & Weight
Depth
1.95 in.
1.95 in.
Height
0.6 in.
0.6 in.
Width
0.38 in.
0.38 in.
Weight
0.26 oz.
0.26 oz.
Features
Maximum Frequency Response
8 kHz
8 kHz
Type
Mono headset
Mono headset
Color
White
Black
Devices Connectable Simultaneously
2
2
Minimum Frequency Response
100 Hz
100 Hz
Controls
Volume, Call, On/off
Volume, Call
Bone Conducting Technology
No
No
Bluetooth Version
4.1
4.1
Sound Isolating
No
No
Extras
Inline Controls, Magnetic Closure, Magnetic USB, Voice Commands and Controls, Multipoint technology
Multipoint technology, Comfortable and durable, Inline Controls, Voice Commands and Controls, Magnetic Closure, Magnetic USB
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Plantronics Explorer 505 Black
  • Works great. Easy one touch controls and features sync well with devices.
  • Great size and very good audio. Simple and functional controls easily accessed.
  • Alright piece of equipment, needs easier to use controls.
  • Works great and is sleek looking. You can control everything from the headset
  • This is very difficult to operate, especially communicating between it and your address book/contacts.
Power
Battery Capacity
85 milliampere hours
85 milliampere hours
Charging Interface(s)
Micro USB
Micro USB
Fast Charging
No
No
Charging Time
2 hours
2 hours
What customers say about "Power"
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.
Plantronics Explorer 505 Black
  • Battery life is amazing and it is a simple and easy to use device.
  • Great Bluetooth headset except battery does not last a long time. My previous set lasted 8 hours. This one last about 6.
  • The explorer 505 with a great headset that is lightweight and offers long battery life as well as call announcement.
  • Battery life is excellent - on a full charge I get 2-4 days without having to recharge based on the amount of calls I take.
  • The battery is bad and the voice is not clearer like some that I used in the past.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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