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8.0
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Review Summary - 951 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Comfort
 233
comfortable, earpiece, fits, ear piece, uncomfortable
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Once it is on, it is so light and comfortable that you can forget it is there. ... I've tried several different styles that just aren't as comfortable as this style or fall off with little movement.  ...  "
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" ...  Best in ear I have tried yet.  ...  "
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" ...  you forget your wearing it .  ...  "
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" ...  I use my phone all day for my job, and it is vital for me to be hands free - this has made my life/job so much better.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable in the ear.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits very comfortably and isn't bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits very well stays put while eating fits either ear  ...  "
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" ...  I love it so much I forget I have it on my ear  ...  "
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Battery Life
 156
battery life, battery, 11 hours, lasts, talk time
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The charge last 11 to 12 hours, I listen to my radio on my bluetooth and the charge last up to12 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Great battery life at 11 hours with a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  11 hours after a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Longer battery life then the previous model.  ...  "
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" ...  it's comfortable and provides good sound, is more durable than a Motorola unit I had before, and has great battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  I can get 3 days of work on a single charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I love this ear piece and found it has improved by last 11 hours talking time when completely charged.  ...  "
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" ...  Comfortable fit, good sound, good battery life  ...  "
Bluetooth
 148
headset, plantronics, headsets, earpiece, owned
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Its a great bluetooth had no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Plantronics Makes The Best Bluetooth Headsets IMHO.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like being able to turn on the Bluetooth Device & not having to pair it with my phone each time it turn it on.  ...  "
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" ...  I had to buy a bluetooth headset due to Georgia's new hands free laws while driving, and I am so glad I picked this one.  ...  "
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" ...  The bluetooth works as expected and arrived quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Great bluetooth, def recommend!  ...  "
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" ...  I have gone through tons of cheap blue tooth headsets this one does not come apart and the sound quality is great  ...  "
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" ...  Been threw a couple of earphones Bluetooth devices, this is my favorite, i forget its on my ear cause its so comftibale.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 136
hear, clear, sound quality, noise, good sound quality
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Clear sound but range is pretty limited.  ...  "
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" ...  it's comfortable and provides good sound, is more durable than a Motorola unit I had before, and has great battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Sounds good on my end and I'm told crystal clear on the other end too.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also useful for listening to podcasts in the office where I need to hear what's going on around me.  ...  "
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" ...  I enjoy the sound all to myself!!  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Works pretty well to listen to music though  ...  "
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" ...  Mostly I use it for listening to podcasts and audiobooks while on job sites.  ...  "
Call quality
 126
calls, call, voice, people, talk time
+67%
-33%
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" ...  When talking to him while he is wearing it, I can say that his voice is very clear and the background noise is very minimal.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm told that people can hear me even better with this one.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also useful for listening to podcasts in the office where I need to hear what's going on around me.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes taking calls while working or driving so much easier!  ...  "
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" ...  With some brands your party on the other end can hear everything going on around more than they can hear you. ... The moment you turn it on a female voice tells you how many hours remaining on the device.  ...  "
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" ...  I rarely talk on my headset, but the audio quality transmission and reception is solid when I do.  ...  "
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" ...  I can hear perfectly whenever I'm on a call and the battery life lasts for a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  It had a longer talking range away from the phone and talk time.  ...  "
Fit
 111
fits, comfortably, earpiece, ear piece, hook
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Fits the ear well.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits comfortably in the ear.  ...  "
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" ...  This is my favorite of all my Bluetooth’s, snug fit, easy to use, good battery life & sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The ear piece on the M50 and the new E50 are the same design and fits in the ear very comfy.  ...  "
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" ...  Really love the way it fits and clearing of sound  ...  "
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" ...  How long the Ear Hook is going to last .  ...  "
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" ...  Been threw a couple of earphones Bluetooth devices, this is my favorite, i forget its on my ear cause its so comftibale.  ...  "
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" ...  Using with IPhone 6s.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 95
bluetooth, plantronics, paired, headset, connect
+72%
-28%
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" ...  Comes with great software that will recite my text messages to me.  ...  "
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" ...  Works with my phone music or speaking.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this with an iPhone 7+ and an Android device simultaneously. ... Using media on Android while taking calls on iPhone. ... Works best to have media device be 'phone 1' (connect first).  ...  "
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" ...  Connects very quickly and reliably with my iPhone SE.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be purchased again for a backup pair.  ...  "
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" ...  The Plantronics Explorer 50 works very well, though  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to pair with Iphone 6.  ...  "
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" ...  I drive a lot for work, and need my phone.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 89
years, weeks, month, stopped working, working
+49%
-51%
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" ...  Not worth the money as it only lasted a couple months. ... Bought in February and it no longer works  ...  "
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" ...  Stopped working after a month  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know if this is just a fluke or if there are more defective items out there.  ...  "
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" ...  It broke in about two to three weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  This product worked in the beginning.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve had for just a week .  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn't get it pair up with my phone the first day, but did when I tried a couple of days later.  ...  "
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" ...  After several months it quit working.  ...  "
Charging
 77
charging, charges, charged, battery, week
+58%
-42%
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" ...  I can get 3 days of work on a single charge.  ...  "
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" ...  My prior gen Plantronics 50 lasted at least 3 years (5 day a week use/charge) and worked the same as when new other than the battery starting to lose the ability to hold a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Great lets me know how many talk hrs are left,really like that charges fast too.  ...  "
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" ...  - Quick to charge to 100%  ...  "
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" ...  11 hours after a full charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I am especially happy with its charging which stays for days.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life so far has been good and charges fairly quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I complete a full work day without having to charge it.  ...  "
Price
 67
money, headset, worth, waste, value
+91%
-9%
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" ...  A great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a bad bluetooth for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, I can’t complain about this earpiece at its price.  ...  "
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" ...  Pleased for price!  ...  "
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" ...  And the price is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The price is a bit more for a Bluetooth, but the quality is really good.  ...  "
Headphones
 48
plantronics, ear, headsets, love this headset, ear piece
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I decided instead of ordering another voyager I would go to this cheaper headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the fact that it can be used in either ear.  ...  "
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" ...  A good price for a quality headset.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, and for the price, a great headset.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast foward to this earphone.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a wonderful headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I love my little headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the way the ear hook is designed and the earpiece the way if sets in my ear.  ...  "
Volume
 47
loud, hear, low, loud enough, louder
+34%
-66%
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" ...  could not hear unless silence  ...  "
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" ...  Small and low volume  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this product and it only adjusts the volume.  ...  "
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" ...  The column doesn't go up very much hard to hear  ...  "
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" ...  One other thing mentioned by a lot of people -- the volume is too low. ... If I'm in a noisy car (or at the noisy gym), I would like it to be louder.  ...  "
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" ...  Because it doesn’t fit the audio isn’t really loud enough to hear. ... Especially in noisy environments.  ...  "
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" ...  Very low volume, sometimes cant hear what I should .  ...  "
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" ...  Not very loud.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 45
easy to use, easy to pair, sound, pairing, comfortable
+98%
-2%
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" ...  Easy to use, sound quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  comfort easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  The product was easy to pair and works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to sync easy to use, works great, volume great, sounds clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  is a great choice for the casual user and since headsets are easy to lose you really shouldn't be paying more unless using in a dedicated environment.  ...  "
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" ...  On my quest to find the easiest to use, clearest sound, and quick pairing - I found a true winner.  ...  "
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" ...  It is so easy to turn on and off.  ...  "
Returns
 21
refund, lost, threw, though, sent
+10%
-90%
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" ...  Wish I could return it.  ...  "
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" ...  This item won't stay connected been trying to return it haven't been successful  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  I would like a refund but not sure how to go about this.  ...  "
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" ...  I had another one that has been fine so didn't try the product right away so past the time to return.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband is ill and several doctor appointments distracted me from requesting a return.  ...  "
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" ...  I sent this back the same day I received it.  ...  "
Marketplace
 21
seller, one, described, twice, thanks
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Everything I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  I order 2.  ...  "
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" ...  Works excellently thanks  ...  "
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" ...  I will order again when i need to.  ...  "
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" ...  Just ordered another one  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect product great seller  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Very glad I found another on Amazon.  ...  "
Build Quality
 19
ear, durable, well, held, dropped
+58%
-42%
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" ...  Sleek design too, not big and bulky like some other pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  Cheap and works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the second one I bought, because I dropped the first one in a vat of Plastidip.  ...  "
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" ...  Get the Lightining Power Protection Case.  ...  "
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" ...  its extra light and durable .  ...  "
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" ...  It is also very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  I dropped mine on my driveway and it sat there for 5 days in the hot sun and rain and still works.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not recommednd this kind of abuse, but glad it absolutely held up.  ...  "
Network
 17
reception, phone, house, without, walk
+71%
-29%
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" ...  This has crystal clear reception throughout my house. ... I can leave the phone on my desk downstairs and go to any of the bedrooms upstairs or basement and have no static or reception issues, a huge improvement over the previous headsets I have used.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear reception too.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the range it has.  ...  "
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" ...  - has standard 33 ft range. ... Have had some with the Class 1 , 300ft range and could wander even outside house and stay connected.  ...  "
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" ...  Goes in and out at even 10 feet from phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Distance range is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Range more like 21-24’.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear reception on both ends.  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 16
background, cancellation, cancelling, hear, sound quality
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I'm impressed with the sound quality as well as noise cancellation feature on this device.  ...  "
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" ...  Background noise cancellation is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe update the noise cancellation feature and offer in different colors.  ...  "
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" ...  - Great noise cancellation  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing I would improve is ambient noise cancellation.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise cancelling quality excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to hear even when there’s a lot of break ground noise.  ...  "
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" ...  No outside noise reduction, which was important to me.  ...  "
Size
 15
pocket, fits, lightweight, put, like
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Small, easy to carry, sound is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  LIGHTWEIGHT, EASILY PAIRED.  ...  "
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" ...  My team likes how small the are!  ...  "
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" ...  You Need To Know: I accidentally left it in my pants pocket .  ...  "
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" ...  It fits very comfortably and isn't bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm sure it's not one size fits all.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't move from desk to desk in my office without carrying my phone.  ...  "
Capacity
 14
range, feet, distance, room, reception
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Distance range is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Love this Bluetooth I can use it throughout my whole entire house with my phone in one room.  ...  "
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" ...  This has crystal clear reception throughout my house. ... I can leave the phone on my desk downstairs and go to any of the bedrooms upstairs or basement and have no static or reception issues, a huge improvement over the previous headsets I have used.  ...  "
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" ...  I keep one in my car and one in the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is loud enough even though my car leaks road noise like a sieve.  ...  "
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" ...  - has standard 33 ft range. ... Have had some with the Class 1 , 300ft range and could wander even outside house and stay connected.  ...  "
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" ...  say 10-15 feet.  ...  "
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" ...  after trying the first one bought 2 more for the family  ...  "
Setup
 11
setup, instructions, works, comfortable, come
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Easy to setup  ...  "
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" ...  very easy to setup and very comfortable  ...  "
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" ...  Non great instructions, easy to misunderstand:  ...  "
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" ...  Connecting the earpiece was easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  easy to use and setup had one before lost it bought this one works great  ...  "
Controls
 11
volume, call, answer, switch, press
+64%
-36%
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" ...  Controls are easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The on off switch is a nice option.  ...  "
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" ...  The mute operation is very easy to turn on/off.  ...  "
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" ...  I also appreciate the dedicated power on/off slider switch rather than having to press and hold a button which makes it easy to see at a glance if off in order to save battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I was pressing the correct button everything was just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, make a call, redial of last number, volume button .  ...  "
Software Platform
 9
iphone, device, system, software, headset
+78%
-22%
comment
" ...  (There is also a free Plantronics Hub app that has a find-my-headset feature).  ...  "
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" ...  On the pro side, they've improved the software in both the headset and the newer iPhone, they interface together much better than the M50 did with smoother connecting and disconnecting.  ...  "
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" ...  android system sounds and android based assitant audio).  ...  "
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" ...  There are phone apps that will give you who is calling and other features.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this with an iPhone 7+ and an Android device simultaneously. ... Using media on Android while taking calls on iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had any issues connecting to android phones (I have a galaxy s7 and my fiance has some cheap throw away phone cause he breaks them on a monthly basis lol).  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with great software that will recite my text messages to me.  ...  "
As Gift
 8
one, well, loves, gifts, gave
+100%
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" ...  I ordered this as a gift for my daughter in July and she uses it every day all day and loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll be buying more as gifts :)  ...  "
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" ...  Gave as a gift but the item seemed to be well made and looks nice.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I even bought one for my best friend for her birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  Buy it and makes great gift too.  ...  "
Earbuds
 7
canal, ear piece, buds, also, sound
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Nice pivoting ear piece.  ...  "
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" ...  Was worried about sound level and ear fit after reading other posts but the sound is sufficient and the ear bud goes neatly into your ear canal comfortably.  ...  "
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" ...  It is also great if you do not or cannot have things completely in your ear like ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice ear pieces  ...  "
Delivery
 7
product, fast, arrived, packaging, delivery
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  Arrived in new packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time and my order was processed quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Fat delivery as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome product, fast shipping, great price, would buy again.  ...  "
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" ...  Great Product and fast delivery.  ...  "
Washing
 6
accidentally put, time, still, laundry, even
+100%
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" ...  The sound is crystal clear, even after accidentally putting it thru the washing machine.  ...  "
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" ...  Put this thing through the washing machine and it still works.  ...  "
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" ...  But they last well -list one & washed one in my jeans !  ...  "
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" ...  I loved this but accidentally put it through the washer.  ...  "
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" ...  I will buy again the next time I accidentally put mine through the washing machine!  ...  "
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" ...  I never lose things and I never accidentally wash things .  ...  "
For Kids
 6
wife, one, mom, likes, husband
+100%
comment
" ...  Bought one for my Mom & my Son.  ...  "
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" ...  Needed a new Bluetooth and so did my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves his headset.  ...  "
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" ...  I even bought one for my best friend for her birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  my wife loves it .  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
works very well, works, reliable, lot
+100%
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" ...  Does the job!  ...  "
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" ...  and gets the job done  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
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" ...  works just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well.  ...  "
Clarity
 6
also, easy
+100%
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" ...  The people I have been talking to said I was very clear. ... They were also very clear on my end.  ...  "
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" ...  Other side to line hears me nice and clear also.  ...  "
Design
 6
design, way, time, shape, replace
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  It works well and the design is what I'm used to.  ...  "
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" ...  Look forward to next time  ...  "
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" ...  Sleek design too, not big and bulky like some other pieces.  ...  "
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" ...  The shape and finish are elegant.  ...  "
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" ...  Everyone I've introduced to this design has fallen in love with it.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
works, expected, advertised
+100%
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" ...  Very good, as described !  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything I expected.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 5
shower, dropped, held, first, bit
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I've even stepped into the shower forgetting about it!  ...  "
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" ...  I dropped it outside my car during rain, didn't realize it, and it still worked great the next morning when I found it.  ...  "
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" ...  They also seem much more moisture proof.  ...  "
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" ...  It lasted several years before it got submerged accidently.  ...  "
For Travel
 4
trip, bought, use, long road, long
+100%
comment
" ...  The pricing is very reasonable and if one is lost on a business trip or gets stepped on (it happens), they can be replace easily.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my boyfriend who is always on the road with work.  ...  "
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" ...  Just after a while it starts hurting the ear so i wouldnt recommend for long trips id say like 2hrs or more  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic for long road trips.  ...  "
For Running
 4
ear, super, hook, use
+100%
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" ...  This thing is a workhorse and will stay in your ear because of the hook.  ...  "
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" ...  Super comfortable, and stays on well, even though I use it to listen to music while running on the treadmill.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the over the ear hook.  ...  "
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" ...  I do everything wearing mine, including running and sometimes sleeping, without noticing it in my ear.  ...  "
Apps
 4
headset, well, plantronics, media, iphone
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  (There is also a free Plantronics Hub app that has a find-my-headset feature).  ...  "
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" ...  There are phone apps that will give you who is calling and other features.  ...  "
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" ...  Using media on Android while taking calls on iPhone.  ...  "
Features
 4
feature, easy to use
+100%
comment
" ...  The on off switch is a nice option.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light, hardly notice it is there.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how this one functions.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use with nice features.  ...  "
Weight
 4
light, people, long battery life, hear, ear piece
+100%
comment
" ...  It's very comfortable and light-weight, I can hear fine with it and people can hear me.  ...  "
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" ...  Very light weight and one of the strongest loop.  ...  "
Gaming
 3
husband
+100%
comment
" ...  The best feature of this product is when you ade playing games or listening to music it comes though the device.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband loves his headset.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
disconnects, reconnects
-100%
comment
" ...  It shuts down and disconnects from my phone then doesn't reliably reconnect.  ...  "
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" ...  Hanged up on people few times because of slow respond when pressing answer key.  ...  "
Cables
 3
etc, usb, tried, january, headset
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I bought it because I needed my hands to be free when talking and not have a wires dangling.  ...  "
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" ...  They are packaged as if you've bought two single products: they each come with their own box, usb charging cable, etc.  ...  "
Hair
 3
ears
-100%
comment
" ...  Some people's comments are cut-off by the static.  ...  "
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" ...  Had it only a month and it's already cutting in and out to the point it's unbearable to use.  ...  "
Ports
 3
etc, usb, tried, come, charging
+100%
comment
" ...  The controls are easy to use, and it has the universal mini-hdmi connection.  ...  "
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" ...  But with the adapter it works flawlessly everywhere I use it.  ...  "
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" ...  They are packaged as if you've bought two single products: they each come with their own box, usb charging cable, etc.  ...  "

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Specifications

Battery
Talk Time:  11 hours
Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes