With a new design and update to an already great family of Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics has given the Voyager line of headsets a flagship they can be proud of. Improving on the comfort level of the Voyager 510 as well as a nice leap forward in sound quality and volume, the Voyager 520 is a solid heir and should provide those looking for more ‘minimalist’ styling exactly what they are looking for.
The extremely light and unique one-button design places this headset at the top of our recommendation list for those wanting and overall great Bluetooth headset. Not only is the styling improved with a lighter package, the talk and standby times are improved. We really didn’t see that much of a drastic difference in noise-cancellation over the Voyager 510, but it is certainly better than headsets with only “passive” noise cancellation. If you want a headset that you can use comfortably in a gale force wind, or while operating heavy machinery, we would still point you towards Gennum or Evoq, for all others who are not trying to spend more than $100, this is about the best noise-cancellation performance you can hope for.
As far as compatibility with other devices, the Voyager 520 never failed us. It synced and paired with any and all devices that we through at it, and to be honest, anything less would have been a tremendous disappointment.
Legit Bottom Line:
Plantronics has introduced the Voyager 520 Bluetooth headset that is smaller, lighter, and has a longer battery life than their previous Voyager models. The $80 (street price) headset is a worthy heir to the Voyager 510 and improves greatly on styling while keeping a high level of sound and voice quality. Plantronics has delivered a winner.