Good sound quality, but not very loud. The Plantronics Savor M1100 has above-average sound quality, with clear and clean voice quality. Reviewers say the M1100's noise cancellation works well in both noisy and quiet environments, due in part to microphones on the back of the unit that help to cancel outside noise and interference. The Vocalyst recordings aren't as clear as voice calls, and one expert says the Savor M1100 isn't as loud at top volume as other headsets he tests. Users at Amazon.com say the M1100 has a "muddy sound," and callers can tell a headset is being used.
Lightweight and very comfortable. The Savor M1100 comes with a variety of earbud covers that fit most ear shapes, plus an optional over-the-ear hook. Reviewers say it's comfortable enough to be worn for long periods, and editors at TopTenReviews.com say it's even more comfortable than the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus headset, which many consider to be the ultimate in comfort.
Vocalyst lets you listen to emails and tweets, but it'll cost you beyond the first year. Reviewers agree that the Plantronics Savor M1100 is easy to set up and use. The company website provides support through video tutorials, downloadable user manuals and FAQs. You can also contact tech support via chat, phone and email. Controls are simple and well-positioned, although a few owners at Amazon.com report difficulty controlling the volume as the button cycles through three different levels back to the lowest setting. Most experts consider Plantronics' cloud-based Vocalyst service to be a huge selling point; one says Vocalyst "integrates all communications channels at the touch of a button." Subscribers to this service, free for the first year and then for a fee, can listen to their emails and tweets, and can send replies, including to Twitter and Facebook, as audio attachments.
Simple, basic design. Reviewers don't have much to say about the appearance of the Savor M1100 headset beyond that it's a traditional rectangular design, black with a gray underside.
The Plantronics Savor M1100 is a perfectly good Bluetooth headset: it is easy-to-use, lightweight and comfortable as well as provides excellent sound quality. It isn't a standout but worth a look.
1. PC World
Very Good PC World puts the Plantronics Savor M1100 at fourth place on its list of top-10 Bluetooth headsets. Reviewer Robert Anthony performs hands-on testing, and likes the unit's simple, easy-to-find controls and the voice-triggered services available through Vocalyst.
Review: Plantronics Savor M1100: Sit Back, Speak Up and Tweet, Robert S. Anthony, Sept. 27, 2010
Good The editors of TopTenReviews.com give the Plantronics Savor M1100 a Gold Award in their 2012 roundup of Bluetooth headsets. They recommend the unit for its extensive feature set, available through Vocalyst, and for its outstanding sound quality. However, some popular and well-reviewed Bluetooth headsets -- including the Jawbone Era and the BlueAnt Q2 -- are missing from this comparison.
Review: Plantronics Savor M1100, Editors of TopTenReviews.com, As of Sept. 2012
Good This review focuses on the Vocalyst cloud-based service available with the Plantronics Savor M1100. Lamkin says Vocalyst successfully integrates all communications channels -- phone, email and social media, including Twitter and Facebook.
Review: Plantronics M1100 with Vocalyst Pictures and Hands-On, Paul Lamkin, Nov. 7, 2011
Good The Plantronics Savor M1100 gets an average of 4 stars out of 5 from more than 180 users here. Reviewers rave about the headset's comfort and easy-to-use voice recognition button.
Review: Plantronics Savor M1100 Bluetooth Headset, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Sept. 2012