This week I had the opportunity to test out and review the Plantronics Voyager PRO bluetooth headset. It has an internal 20-band equalizer to adjust to background noise to maintain a natural-sounding voice. It also has Plantronics’ newest technology, AudioIQ2.
Some of its features include:
- Dual-mic AudioIQ2 noise canceling technology enriches voice quality
- Boom places mics where they best capture your voice
- Three layers of protection from wind noise
- Durable headset withstands daily wear and tear
- Multipoint pairs one headset to two phones
- Voice prompts alert battery and mute status
- Fast-charging, long-lasting battery
Its also rated for 6 hours of talk time and up to 5 days of standby time!
If you search for other reviews of this device, you’ll see that its among one of the highest rated bluetooth headsets out there, so I had high expectations from the start. I’ve owned a Motorola H700 and a Jabra headset in the past, so those will be my main comparisons.
Read my full review after the break, you won’t be disappointed!
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It comes in a sleek black box with a clear plastic part showing off the headset. As usual, the first thing I did was put it on the charger to let it fully charge before I use it. The first thing I noticed is that it uses a microUSB charger, so that may disappoint the HTC crowd since they’re accustomed to miniUSB chargers. With the 6 hour battery life, this may not be an issue though.
It is a bit on the larger side for bluetooth headsets, mostly due to its large battery. It has a long mic boom and a sleek design. It also comes with quite a few different ear pieces so you can try to get just the right fit.
This is where the real test comes in. With the bluetooth headsets I’ve used in the past, I’ve had problems hearing the other person if I’m in a loud environment. I have a fairly loud vehicle on the road, so this is a good test. So I turned on the headset and it connected to my phone right away (after my initial pairing of course). I made my first call, and to my surprise, it was quite loud. I even had to turn the volume down a bit. During the whole 30 minute call, I never had a problem hearing the caller.
After talking for a bit, I asked the caller how I sounded. They said I sounded really clear and they couldn’t even tell I was driving. While I didn’t try it in heavy winds or a really loud environment, it appeared as though the AudioIQ2 feature works quite well.
The one complaint I had from someone was when they called me. After pressing the multi-function Talk button it took a few seconds for the call to come through the headset, and during that time the caller said they heard a loud noise.
I must say, this is one of the best headsets I’ve ever tried. While its on the larger size, it still has a comfortable fit with excellent battery life and call quality. I rate this headset a 4.5 out of 5 stars, and I say this is a “must buy” for anyone on the market for a bluetooth headset. CNet rates this as one of the top 5 best headsets on the market today, and I find no reason to disagree with them.