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Plantronics Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset Review
|Product:||Voyager PRO Bluetooth Headset|
|Date:||Mon, Aug 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Ken Brown -|
Voyager PRO - Final Thoughts & Conclusions
When using the Voyager Pro, you will be immediately impressed by the volume of the speaker. Because of its design, the Voyager Pro sits very nicely in the ear canal. The result is that you can hear your conversation quite well no matter the conditions you are in. Whether it was a busy street or in the car with the windows open, we had absolutely no problem hearing our conversation. Many times in the office, we had to turn the volume down slightly to save our eardrums.
On the other end, our voice quality was very good – almost flawless to the caller whom we were talking to. For a long time, the standard had been set by Aliph’s Jawbone headsets. We have written in the past that the DSP on the Jawbone was the best on the market and that all challengers in the headset market should be looking to surpass Aliph. Well, Plantronics is knocking on the door when it comes to pure sound quality. In fact, we like the nominal sound from the Plantronics Voyager PRO better than that of the Jawbone.
In windy conditions, however, the Voyager PRO is a slightly different animal. We were a little frustrated by the Audio IQ2’s performance when confronted with heavy and gusty winds. Normally, you would get these types of conditions when traveling at high speeds in your automobile and the windows down, or just standing in a place where high winds are. The Plantronics headset didn’t excel in these conditions as well as the Jawbone. Our party could certainly hear our conversation, but they could also hear everything going on with regards to the weather conditions around us. It seems that the Jawbone’s DSP was dialed in a bit better to handle wind noise.
If you aren’t too concerned about windy conditions, you will do well to choose the Voyager PRO since the overall sound quality of the microphone and speaker outshines anything that is on the market today. Battery life for the Voyager PRO was very close to the advertised 6 hours talk time and we had no battery issues when using this headset during a typical business day. Even with a long commute to and from work, conference calls at work, and informal chatting during the day, we didn’t get a “low battery” warning until late in the evening when we were safely back home.
During our testing, the headset never gave us anything but superb sound quality. No matter where we placed our mobile device, we never got any hint of static or “digital garble”. We were able to use the headset comfortably 15-20 feet away from our cellular phone, so range will surely not be a factor for most users.
There are a bunch of great headsets on the market today with the Aliph Jawbone, BlueAnt Z9i, and the Plantronics Discovery 925 leading the way. From my perspective, the Plantronics Voyager PRO should be considered by anyone who wants one of the best sounding Bluetooth headsets on the market. The DSP is certainly dialed into reducing background noise and excels in almost all noisy environments. Plantronics even equips the Voyager PRO with a one-year warranty to give you a little better peace of mind when purchasing this headset.
Legit Bottom Line:
With a street price of around $90, this is one of the best headsets on the market today. With its comfort level, superb voice and speaker quality, and long battery life, the Plantronics Voyager PRO excels in all areas.
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Page 1 - Introducing the Plantronics Voyager PRO
Page 2 - Plantronics Voyager PRO – Out of the Box
Page 3 - Voyager PRO - Real World Performance
Page 4 - Voyager PRO - Final Thoughts & Conclusions