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Plantronics Voyager pro Plus

*Est. $60
Reviewed
September 2012
by ConsumerSearch
Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus

Pros
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Very comfortable fit
  • Vocalyst service
Cons
  • Large and not stylish
  • Charge for Vocalyst service after one year

Sound quality

Excellent sound quality, but average noise reduction. Reviewers agree that the Voyager Pro Plus produces excellent sound quality, with a natural-sounding voice timbre. Its noise cancellation system is based in three layers of protection from wind noise and the second generation of Plantronic's noise suppression system. However, the noise cancellation receives only average reviews from PCMag.com, whose reviewer says it's not as good in very noisy environments as the noise suppression on the Aliph Jawbone Icon.

Comfort

The go-to headset to wear all day. The Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus receives rave reviews for comfort, and both professional and user reviewers say this makes it the headset of choice for business people who wear headsets for extended periods. PCMag.com says it's the one to choose if you "need to wear a headset all day every day." The unit comes with three different sizes of rubber gel tip earbuds and two foam ear tip covers. CNET says the bulky headset may not fit well if you wear glasses, but despite its size, the Voyager Pro Plus is lightweight and well-balanced.

Usability

Dedicated volume buttons easy to use. The Voyager Pro Plus can be worn on either ear, if you need to switch it around during the day. Experts are pleased with the dedicated power switch and dedicated volume buttons; some other well-reviewed headsets like the Jawbone Icon and Era have no volume buttons at all. On the Pro Plus, all the buttons are easy to find and press. PCMag.com praises the Voyager unit's swiveling boom microphone which, although large, is positioned "just about better than any competing headset." Like other Plantronics headsets, the Pro Plus comes with a one-year free subscription to the Vocalyst web-based service, which allows users to listen to their emails and tweets, and to send replies, including to Twitter and Facebook, as audio attachments.

Appearance

A distinctive look. The Voyager Pro series of headsets are almost renowned for their large size and distinctive, elongated microphone. The Pro Plus is made of black and silver plastic, with a hard rubber edge around the ear-hook. Plantronics has put sound quality and comfort ahead of style here; this unit won't win any fashion awards.

The bottom line

If you need to wear a headset for several hours a day, the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus provides excellent sound quality and hours of comfort. Although it's large and bulky, this headset is lightweight and well-balanced, and the free year of Vocalyst service adds text to voice features.

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Our Sources

1. CNET

Nicole Lee awards the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus 4 out of 5 stars, and selects it as one of her top 5 high-end Bluetooth headset choices. She rates its audio quality and wind noise reduction as very good. Identifying the headset style as "more about function than form," she remarks on its comfort and praises the Vocalyst service offered free for the first year. However, the cost of the Vocalyst service after this period is a downside of this headset. The user reviews at CNET agree with Lee's rating. While the reviewers like the Voyager Pro Plus' sound quality, volume control and comfort, several find it too large and bulky. In addition, they critique the need to pay for an upgrade to Vocalyst Pro to send text using voice.

Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus, Nicole Lee, Oct.13, 2010

2. PCMag.com

Jamie Lendino calls the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus another winner for the company. Recommending it for anyone who wears a headset all day, he places it firmly in PCMag.com's 10 best Bluetooth headsets.

Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus, Jamie Lendino, Nov. 23, 2010

3. Amazon.com

Over 260 customer reviews on Amazon.com of the Plantronics Voyager Pro Plus headset result in an impressive average rating of 4 stars out of 5. Even the not-so-favorable reviews praise the headset's sound quality, noise cancelling ability and comfort. One drawback the reviewers identified is that it is sometimes difficult to hear the caller.

Review: Plantronics Voyager Pro+ Bluetooth Headset, Contributors to Amazon.com

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