Best Plantronics Bluetooth Headsets

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 12, 2018
Whether you are at work or at home, having a high-quality Bluetooth headset allows you to talk on the phone while doing other tasks. If you find yourself in need of one, then take a look at out reviews of five of the best Plantronics Bluetooth headsets. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
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PROS

SoundGuard ™ technology monitors the volume level in the speaker and automatically adjusts it, limiting the sensitivity to 118 dB. As a result, even drastic changes in the timbre of the voice on the phone will not make you uncomfortable.

CONS

Relatively low battery life.

OUR VERDICT

If you lead an active lifestyle and are looking for a compact headset that could be placed in the ear and worn all day long, without removing it - make a choice in favor of this model. It is created specifically for people who are in constant motion.

detailed parameters
Type

Mono (Bluetooth 4.1)

Working Time

Talk: up to 6 hours

Standby: up to 7 days

Fixation

In-ear fixation (3 sizes of silicone eartips included)

Extras

Triple-mic DSP noise-cancelling technology, SoundGuard™ technology, Smart sensor technology

Weight

0.32 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The unique P2i and IPx4 water-resist class nano-coating protects the headset from moisture: it prevents the device from malfunctioning due to dripping sweat and rain and minimizes the risk of breakage due to accidentally spilled drinks.

CONS

Proprietary charging cable is not easy to replace.

OUR VERDICT

This headset can be considered a smart headset, as it automatically takes calls when put on the ear and is controlled by voice commands. It is also equipped with a virtual personal assistant function (Siri, Google Now or Cortana) for easy operation.

detailed parameters
Type

Mono (Bluetooth 3.0)

Working Time

Talk: up to 7 hours

Standby: up to 11 days

Fixation

Over-ear fixation (3 sizes of silicone eartips included)

Extras

Triple-mic DSP noise-cancelling technology, Smart sensor technology, P2i™ nano-coating

Weight

0.64 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Find MyHeadset™ special application for Android (Plantronics Hub™ for iOS devices) allows you to quickly determine the location of the headset - especially important for this model, as it has a strikingly compact size.

CONS

Some complain of poor hearing in windy weather.

OUR VERDICT

Despite the low cost, this Plantronics headset is not inferior in functionality to more expensive models: it is conveniently fixed in the ear or on top of the ear (based on your preferences), and also provides a reliable connection and excellent call quality.

detailed parameters
Type

Mono (Bluetooth 3.0)

Working Time

Talk: up to 7 hours

Standby: up to 11 days

Fixation

Over-ear on in-ear fixation (3 sizes of silicone eartips and detachable earloop included)

Extras

Dual mics with noise-cancelling technology, DeepSleep™ Mode

Weight

0.25 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Thanks to the patented WindSmart™ technology, the device automatically recognizes not only the presence of wind, but also its strength and direction, and adjusts the microphone so that your voice remains clear and loud.

CONS

Somewhat heavy (makes itself felt during prolonged wear).

OUR VERDICT

The VOYAGER 5200 has become a real breakthrough in the market of portable Bluetooth headsets, thanks to its 4 microphones and unique adaptive digital noise cancellation technologies  - ideal for communicating on the go or while driving in a car.

detailed parameters
Type

Mono (Bluetooth 4.1)

Working Time

Talk: up to 7 hours

Standby: up to 9 days

Fixation

Over-ear fixation (3 sizes of silicone eartips included)

Extras

Four-mic DSP noise-cancelling technology, WindSmart™ technology, Smart sensor technology, P2i™ nano-coating

Weight

0.71 oz

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The built-in lithium ion polymer battery can boast a high capacity, because it lasts up to 11 hours of talk time and up to 16 days in standby mode. And DeepSleep Mode ™ allows you to save battery power for 180 days.

CONS

The device is equipped with just one microphone.

OUR VERDICT

This budget model is incredibly simple and practical, so anyone who wishes can easily master its capabilities. Moreover, it is so light and has comfortable eartips that after several days of active use, you will no longer want to bring the phone to your ear to answer a call.

detailed parameters
Type

Mono (Bluetooth 3.0)

Working Time

Talk: up to 11 hours

Standby: up to 16 days

Fixation

Over-ear on in-ear fixation (3 sizes of silicone eartips and detachable earloop included)

Extras

One mic with noise-cancelling technology, DeepSleep™ Mode

Weight

0.28 oz

Warranty

1 year

Plantronics Voyager (3200)

Hands-Free Operation

One of the biggest benefits of Bluetooth headsets is that they offer hands-free operation, without the need to worry about messing with wires, or them getting in the way of other tasks. Being able to keep both of your hands free while speaking with someone on the phone allows you to maximize your multitasking, giving you free reign to take care of multiple tasks at once. This is especially useful for those who spend long hours speaking with clients on the phone while working, letting you maximize your output while keeping your customers happy.

The Plantronics Voyager 3200 Bluetooth Headset is a great addition to anyone’s workday, giving you completely hands-free use of the headset, and freeing you up for continuing your work. This Bluetooth headset includes a lightweight wireless earpiece that easily slips over your ear, and maintains firm control while still remaining mostly unnoticeable. The wireless earpiece includes the latest in Plantronics audio technology, giving you crystal clear audio quality both through your earpiece and through the included microphone. The earpiece also gives you the freedom to roam while speaking on the phone, with an operating range of up to 98 feet.
Review of Plantronics Voyager (3200) Bluetooth Headset

High Audio Clarity

The hands-free operation of this Bluetooth earpiece isn’t simply limited to your ability to speak on the phone without the use of your hands. This headset includes true hands and eyes free features that let you concentrate on other tasks, including caller ID announcements and voice alerts for the mute, connection status, and call time level. This means you don’t have to divert your eyes off of your tasks just to answer the phone or adjust certain features. The operations of these are also handled by your phone, meaning that you don’t have to learn new ways of performing these same functions.

Along with the great hands and eyes free functionality, this noise cancelling Bluetooth headset includes noise cancelling technology built-in that allows your voice to be heard clearly, without any background noise causing interference, letting you be easily heard no matter where you are located. The battery life of the headset is quite ample, lasting up to 6 hours of continuous talk time before needing to be recharged. The headset can even last up to 7 days in standby mode, meaning that you don’t need to always keep it close to the charger. With all of these features combined in a small, lightweight earpiece, this is one of the best Bluetooth headsets available.
Plantronics Voyager (3200) Bluetooth Headset in the use

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Plantronics Voyager Legend

Fantastic Design

The Plantronics Voyager Legend is a mono Bluetooth headset which connects to gadgets via Bluetooth version 3.0 . Mono headsets are perfect for phone calls, particularly for people who are driving since you can hear all other sounds with your other ear. That's why mono Bluetooth headsets allow you to stay connected and, at the same time, be totally safe. You can also listen to music, but it's less convenient than using a stereo Bluetooth headset. As it should go without saying, a high-tech Bluetooth headset also has to provide good battery life, and the Plantronics Voyager Legend puts in quite a good showing here. This gadget ensures up to 7 hours of phone talk time and 11 days in standby mode.

The first thing you will notice when you wear Plantronics Voyager Legend is its small weight - just 0.3 oz. Most of the competitors are slightly heavier, but the small difference really matters if you are wearing the gadget all day long. Thus, this Bluetooth headset is really convenient and you will be able to wear it without any fatigue. The shape of the headset was designed to cause no discomfort or chafe the skin of your ears. You can control the volume with the help of a special lever. Charging is simple too - you just need to plug the proprietary charging cable. But don't lose it! Otherwise, you will need to buy a new one.

Review of Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset

Loads of Extras

Users who choose this Bluetooth headset will be really glad to enjoy all the versatility it provides. This is a truly intelligent and configurable gadget that you can easily configure via a special app (available on Android and iOS). Moreover, if you can't find the headset, it will start making sounds as soon as you launch the FIND MY HEADSET app. If you lose your Voyager Legend, you will be able to track the last place where it was used on the map thanks to the BackTrack feature. If you use a smartphone on Android 3.0 (and newer versions), the app will indicate the battery life, so that you can control it and recharge on time. The software detects when you're wearing a headset and if you aren't - the gadget won't make a sound when an incoming call comes (of course, there'll be a sound alert on your smartphone). Voice control is awesome: you can say 'Answer' to answer the call or 'Ignore' to ignore it.

Making calls will also be easy thanks to voice control. P2i nano-coating protects the headset from moisture and the whole gadget is water-resistant. Finally, Windsmart technology reduces the noise of the blowing wind and makes your conversations a lot easier. And if you use several phones, you can connect this Bluetooth headset simultaneously to several of them. Therefore, Voyage Legend will be perfect for active people, entrepreneurs, and businessmen.

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

Unlike the Plantronics E50 and Plantronics M70, it actually DOES have some background wind/noise cancelling ability (and costs twice as much).

Features

The Voyager Legend doesn't skimp on other features, either. You have access to a completely hands free device at all times. When a call comes in, you will be told who is calling and then asked if you want to answer the call.

Power

I would strongly recommend buying the charging case with it. I charge the case up once a week (for couple hours) and then it will charge the headset every night when I put up for the night, with out being plug in.
 

Plantronics Marque 2 (M165)

Versatile Headset

A hallmark of Bluetooth headsets is that they give people freedom to do what they want, especially while they are on the phone. Being able to take care of tasks while talking on the phone is important, no matter what time of the day, and not having your hands tied to the phone while on a phone call allows us to be more productive. With a Bluetooth headset that provides a great amount of versatility, no phone call is too important to keep us from doing whatever it is we need to do at that same point in time.

The Plantronics Marque 2 Ultralight Wireless Bluetooth Headset gives the versatility that we need to maintain productivity throughout the day. Weighing just a quarter of an ounce, this ultra lightweight headset is so light that you can easily forget that you are wearing it, no matter the task at hand. The headset actually fits in the ear, and provides three different sizes of eartips that gives you a great choice for maximum comfort. Although some people find the eartips of other Bluetooth headsets to not provide a stable enough hold to keep from falling off, the eartips on this model are certain to fit snugly in your ear, keeping a tight grasp while remaining both comfortable and virtually unnoticeable.

Review of Plantronics Marque 2 (M165) Ultralight Wireless Bluetooth Headset

Fully Featured

The outstanding design of this ultra lightweight headset is not limited to its exterior. The feature set of this headset is good enough to stand toe to toe with even the best and most expensive models. Plantronics has been certain to maintain a high quality on their headsets, even though at more affordable price points, and this model is no exception. The battery life of this headset matches that of most other high-end models, featuring a talk time of up to 7 hours, and also features a DeepSleep standby mode when it is away from the phone, letting it sit in standby for long periods without needing to recharge it.

Another feature included in this headset is a dual microphone setup that helps to filter out and reduce background noise, making your voice crystal clear to whoever you are talking to, no matter the surrounding conditions. Even heavy wind can't spoil your phone calls with this feature. The included voice recognition technology lets you manage your calls without needing to use your hands, with your voice being able to control certain options such as answering or ignoring calls. The FIND MYHEADSET app for smartphones also works with this headset, ensuring that you never need to worry about misplacing it. Anyone who wants an ultra lightweight headset loaded with features will be sure to love this model.

Plantronics Marque 2 (M165) Ultralight Wireless Bluetooth Headset in the use

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Plantronics Voyager 5200

More Comfortable Routine

The introduction of a mobile phone into the everyday lives of virtually the entire human population led to a variety of changes to the average person's lifestyle and a shift in expectations regarding the said person's ability to stay in touch at all times. Of course, nobody has been affected by this sudden shift in societal landscape more than citizens of large metropolises involved in the world of business or advanced services one way or the other. Now more than ever they are required to constantly keep their finger on the pulse given the kind of means a mobile phone, and later a smartphone with an internet connection, provides in that regard.

Obviously, while a handy device, a modern smartphone has its drawbacks like any other piece of technology. Given the size and the amount of time some individuals have to spend on their phone talking to people, constantly having to hold the device next to your ear can prove to be strenuous both for the hand and for the ear. This is where producers and distributors of accessories decided to step in to provide some ever so required assistance introducing the world to a Bluetooth headset, a perfect solution to the aforementioned problem. If you seek to find some additional comfort to your everyday life, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 should serve as a great starting point.

Review of Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset, Four-mic Active Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Noise and Acoustic Echo Cancellation

Loud and Clear

The Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset is an over-the-ear type of model meaning that it only occupies one of your ears leaving the other one free to multitask by listening to other sources of sound. With a 2.2-inch behind-the-ear unit and a 2.8-inch boom microphone, this device should be comfortable to wear regardless of your preferences. There's an on and off switch located on the back of the device and a couple of accessible volume buttons on top of it.

Without a doubt, one of the most important features a Bluetooth headset should possess would be top-notch noise-canceling technology. These devices are used outside more often than not and that means your call's recipient is going to have to deal with a cacophony of unpleasant sound coming out of your speaker if your headset is not up to par in that regard. Fortunately, the Plantronics Voyager 5200 features the exclusive Windsmart technology, pairing a group of four microphones together in order to remove distracting noises and wind from the equation. With this and the other features built into this phone, even the most jaded Bluetooth headset user will certainly fall in love with its combination of features and comfort.

Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset, Four-mic Active Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Noise and Acoustic Echo Cancellation in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

I use the headset actively so I cannot tolerate those that has less than 6 hours battery life for talking/audio.

Power

Charges with any micro-USB cable. Easy to pair. Can connect two devices at the same time.

Features

The noise cancelling and wind blocking on this headset is amazing. The controls are easy and the Windows/Android software is great. Get the charge case for it as well. You won't be disappointed.
 

Plantronics 200739-01

Low Cost Headset

With all of the different types of Bluetooth headsets on the market, there are a number of budget devices that round out the low end of available models. Many of these budget devices are fine, but the majority of them will range in quality from decent to bad. Unfortunately, that leaves little choice for those who are looking for a high-quality Bluetooth headset on a budget, with just a small number of high-quality devices available in this category.

Despite the above, the Plantronics M70 Bluetooth Headset is one budget headset that delivers the high quality and feature set that Plantronics is known for, as well as being one of the best Bluetooth headsets available. This small, lightweight headset provides great call quality and versatility that is often only found on much more expensive devices. The design of the headset is such that it is always comfortable to wear, providing both an ear tip and ear clip, giving the user the choice of how to wear it. The headset can also be setup to provide voice notifications, giving you a selection of English, Spanish, or French for the notifications, meaning that you can check the status of the headset without having to divert your eyes from whatever you are doing.

Review of Plantronics 200739-01

High Quality Yet Affordable

Along with the great design and hands-free notifications that it provides, this Bluetooth headset provides a set of features that are found only on more expensive models. The battery life of this headset is virtually unmatched, providing up to 11 hours of talk time on a single charge. The included DeepSleep hibernation mode automatically puts the headset into a deep power savings standby mode that can actually let the device remained charged up for up to six months without use. Having to worry about charging it on a daily basis is simply not a problem, as even heavy phone users can expect the device to last for several days on a single charge.

Other features included in the device are those commonly found in other Plantronics headsets, including noise reduction technology along with HD audio clarity, giving the best possible voice quality even under extreme conditions, preventing windy weather from interfering with your calls. The headset includes buttons that allow you to control music and streaming audio from the headset instead of having to do it from the phone. All of these features combined with the high audio quality and low price make this one of the best Bluetooth headsets ever made in its price range.

Plantronics 200739-01 in the use

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What Is a Plantronics Bluetooth Headset?

Bluetooth headsets, devices which are used to allow a user to speak on the phone without having to physically hold it, are nothing new. In fact, they have been around for quite a number of years now, and have gone through periods of popularity. Nowadays, it's not quite as often that you will see someone using one like what was common a number of years ago, but they are still quite prevalent. Many people enjoy being able to talk on the phone without having to hold the phone to their ear, enabling them to work on several different tasks at once.

Bluetooth headsets excel at this functionality due to their wireless design, preventing the headset and phone from being physically tied together. Plantronics has a long history of making high-quality headsets geared specifically for office use, and have created a number of technologies along the way that have aided in both call clarity and convenience. With their line of Bluetooth headsets, they have been able to leverage their many years of experience in headset technology to create some of the best Bluetooth headsets available, allowing their users to maximize both their call quality and their other tasks.

If you are looking for Bluetooth adapters that will allow you to use your new Plantronics Bluetooth headset with your desktop computer, then read our reviews of five of the best Bluetooth adapters available.

What Features to Compare

Bluetooth headsets can be found just about anywhere, and come in many different shapes and sizes. They tend to range from small devices that can be stuck in an ear and remain unnoticeable to large headsets that rest on the head and cover both ears. With the wide range of different devices available, there is also a wide range of functionality, so it is best to be familiar with the different aspects of the Plantronics Bluetooth headsets before purchasing one.

Battery life

One of the most important aspects of a Bluetooth headset is the total battery life, which shows the total amount of talk time that it supports on a full charge. As Bluetooth headsets are almost never used while attached to the charger, it is best to be familiar with how long it should work before needing to be recharged. Many of the Plantronics Bluetooth headsets featured here have a long battery life, but being aware of what it is for the specific model you wish to purchase can ensure that you are getting one that fits your needs.

Bluetooth specifications

Another important aspect is the Bluetooth specification that is supported. Bluetooth specifications range in version numbers, so it is important to make sure that your Plantronics Bluetooth headset supports the version of Bluetooth used by your phone. Having said that, Bluetooth specifications are generally backwards compatible, so this shouldn't be an issue just as long as both devices use Bluetooth versions that are compatible with each other.

Size and weight

The size and weight of the Plantronics Bluetooth headset is an equally important characteristic. While some people want a headset that is small and light enough to where they forget they are wearing it, others may want something more substantial. Checking the size and weight of the headset before you purchase it is something you don't want to forget.

Type of ear piece

One overlooked aspect of a Bluetooth headset is the type of ear piece that it uses. Bluetooth headsets tend to use one of two types: an in-ear piece, or an over-ear piece. Some people have a preference for one or the other, while others may not care. Some models may even include multiple earpieces of difference sizes, and at least one listed in this review has both provided. However, if this is something that you care about, then it is best to check to make sure that the headset you want has the type of earpiece that you prefer.

Extra features

The extra characteristics and features of a Bluetooth headset will often show just how great the call quality provided by the headset is. This is because many of the extra features, such as noise-cancelling microphones, often affect the quality of both your voice and that of the person on the other end of the call. Some other extra features include multiple microphones, hands-free operation, and virtual personal assistance inter-operability, which all can add up to showing how functional the headset is beyond the simple use of taking calls with it. Being aware of what features are included with the headset will ensure that you are getting the best possible device.

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All About Bluetooth

Bluetooth technology has been around for quite a while now, and there are a huge number of devices that utilize Bluetooth technology. It was originally created in 1989 as a way to provide wireless headsets for mobile phones, but Bluetooth quickly found itself most useful once smartphones became widespread. The rise of smartphones and other mobile devices has only helped to spread Bluetooth to become the ubiquitous technology that it is today.

Despite its primary purpose as a method of providing wireless communication between a headset and a mobile phone, Bluetooth has found itself used for a wide range of purposes that it was never intended for, including wireless file transfers, wireless computer and game system peripherals, and many other uses. Bluetooth is now supported in almost all smartphones, tablets, and many laptop and desktop computers, and has found even more traction with Internet of Things devices.

Pairing Bluetooth Devices Together

In order for two Bluetooth devices to communicate with each other, they have to be paired together. Doing this is not the most intuitive thing, but it is a necessity in order for the devices to communicate together. However, once you have initially paired a Bluetooth headset to your phone, it becomes much easier for them to automatically connect again at a later time.

In order to pair your new Plantronics headset with your phone, follow these steps so that the devices pair properly.

First, make sure your Bluetooth headset is powered off. With the headset off, hold the call control button for about 5 seconds, until you receive some sort of notification from the device, whether it be a flashing light or sounds. Which kind of notification you will receive will depend on the model of your Bluetooth headset. Once you have received the notification from your headset, let go of the button.

On your phone, you will first want to make sure that Bluetooth is enabled. Many phones will be Bluetooth disabled by default in order to save battery life, so make sure you check this first. With Bluetooth enabled, follow the instructions for your phone in order to pair it through Bluetooth. The method for doing this will be different for Android and iOS devices, so make sure you follow the instructions for your particular phone.

Once you have followed the instructions for pairing the devices, you may be prompted for a passcode on your phone. If so, then enter the passcode as 0000 (four zeros). If you aren't prompted for a passcode, then don't worry, as many phones do not require it. Once the passcode has been entered, or if you weren't prompted to enter one, your phone should show your Bluetooth headset as connected, which means you are now ready to use it for phone calls.

Save Your Battery

With any Bluetooth device, it is always best to follow some helpful advice to help you get the most out of your experience. The most important thing to remember is that Bluetooth connectivity can be a drain on your phone's battery. Whenever you are not using Bluetooth on your mobile device, it is best to turn Bluetooth off in order to help save battery life, as well as to prevent other unwanted devices from pairing with your phone. With many Plantronics headsets, it isn't necessary to do the same things, as they have power saving features that help save the battery life when not in use. However, it is still a good habit to get into whenever you need to maximize the battery life of both your phone and headset. Keeping this in mind will give you plenty of time to use the best Plantronics Bluetooth headset that you just bought.

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Publish Date: 2018-11-12 13:46:09