Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – Black Review/Deals

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – Black

Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset - Retail Packaging - Black

  • Smart Sensor technology intuitively directs calls to your phone or headset, pauses music for incoming calls, and allows you to automatically answer by simply placing the headset on your ear.
  • Multi microphones optimize your voice and minimize noise caused by wind, movement, and background sounds.
  • Tap the voice button to check battery level, connection status, and more.
  • Separate power, mute, and volume buttons provide easy access and control.
  • Magnetic, snap fit connection makes charging quick and easy.

Plantronics Voyager Legend is the newest headset in the Voyager family to deliver unsurpassed audio clarity and all‐day comfort. Combining triple‐mics that cancel noise and wind, voice commands, and Smart Sensor technology, Voyager Legend understands how and when you want to talk. Sensors react when you put the headset on, letting you quickly take a call without a click. If you’re already wearing it, Voyager Legend announces who’s calling and waits for you to say “answer” or “ignore.” Si

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  1. P. Nair "PN" says:
    627 of 647 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Getting better – Step by Step, September 21, 2012
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    P. Nair “PN” (Princeton, NJ USA) –
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    This review is from: Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)

    UPDATE (Oct 2013)

    Thought I’d add to my experience a year on from the last review.

    It seems the headsets dont hold up like they used to. I had 3 of these – all of them have died on me. Let me explain –

    1. Each of them start with the same issue – callers on the other end say I sound like Im really far away. The only option is to turn off the headset and use the phone instead.

    2. Calls randomly drop off from the headset and transfer back onto the phone

    3. Battery life has dropped over time.

    I wish this experience was just me – but its happened to my wife’s headset as well. After replacing my own with a second unit – I’ve come to the conclusion that these headsets dont hold up in the long run.

    Hope this helps someone out there.

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    I’ve owned Plantronics headsets all the way from the glorious Discovery 640 days; moving on to the 975, Voyager PRO +, PRO UC+, UC V2 & M50.

    I work as an IT consultant and attend many conference calls through the work day and sometimes require 2 headsets to keep going – Not that I’d like to; but even the best battery life these headsets offer fall short sometimes.

    For anyone coming from a Platronics Voyager Pro series line of headsets :

    HARDWARE:

    Feels much better this time around. Im sure there are a few out there who may have this problem – the tip at the end of the boom mics of previous Voyager Pros use to shaped like a bulb (sort of…) and since the tips are made of metal – its easy to dent them if you accidentally place a heavy object on it. I’ve managed to do this on two of my headsets cos I threw them in with my laptop charger while getting into flights. The headsets continue to work fine – but the body is damaged. The Legend headset addresses this issue by giving the boom a smooth psuedo-cylindrical design

    The call button has moved to the back of the boom mic as well – takes some getting used to; but better cos I dont accidentally end calls when trying to adjust it on my elephant ears.

    The Volume control has been changed to give a more ‘toggle/rocker’ like feel as compared to the old headsets where the volume buttons used to be flush with the piece that goes behind the ear. You can be rest assured that you’ll be doing volume control a lot more efficiently with the Legend

    I’m not sure if this applies for everyone; but the reduction in size and weight of the new headset is definitely a blessing for those (like me) who wear glasses.

    Ear Gels – Same as before; this is one aspect I dont really like about plantronics headsets cos they never seem to fit snug in your ear. While they more than make up for this flaw (in my opinion) with excellent volume levels and clarity; I wished they would come out with a design thats close to the in-ear buds you get on stereo headsets these days – they could just copy the earbuds on their own new Backbeat Go models.

    Mute button – finally. The bottom of the boom mic comes with a dedicated button you can use for voice commands. This button can also be used to control Mute On/Off while on a call. This is a HUGE improvement as compared to Plantronics old approach where you’d have to press both the volume control keys to mute on/off. I’d never get it right most of the time cos of the issue with the buttons that sit flush with the headset (refer comment on that above) and I’d have to control mute from my handset to achieve this.

    SMART APPS –

    The apps that come with the headset arent much to brag about. The battery meter for one; is now available on Android. This used to be an iPhone exclusive feature.

    Voice based answer/rejection of calls – This is 50/50. I found that I had to yell “ANSWERRRR!!!” at the headset for it to pick up my voice and answer a call for me. This is really strange cos this headset now comes with 3 microphones instead of two and still cant hear me??? To validate this further – I tried speaking to the caller at the same raised pitch I used to “answer” the call and they said I was talking way too loud or seemed agitated. Makes me think this is a software issue then – cos the phone can definitely hear me; it doesnt seem to process the actions well enough.

    Smart sensor – Works much better that the original Pro UC +. The original went bad so quickly that Plantronics pulled it off shelves before ppl knew it and replaced it with V2. I’ve had them replace my headset because of the sensor issues on the original. They launched the Voyager PRO HD next – which was actually the stabilized version.

    BATTERY LIFE – Offers the best battery in the market in my opinion. I’ve tried to wander off to other brands to check if I were missing on something and I’ve tried headsets from Motorola and Jabra. My most recent test was the Motorola Elite Sliver…

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  2. G. Sarab "Say something about yourself!" says:
    404 of 441 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Great headset, but…, September 20, 2012
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    This review is from: Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    Another great headset from Plantronics Voyager series, cool new features, but…

    Uses a new proprietary charger connector on a 5-inch cable. So now instead of charging via mini USB chargers I have all over the place, I have to keep track of this little squib, reach behind the sofa or desk to plug it in, won’t connect to mini plug on travel chargers, etc. if I forget it on a trip, I won’t be able to pick up a replacement at the corner store.

    Returning it for the HD model and hoping Plantronics comes to their senses. If there’s a solution I’m not seeing, I will gladly update or edit this review.

    Correction: To be precise, previous headsets are *micro* USB plug, not mini USB plug.

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  3. Anthony Toy says:
    194 of 211 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    More comfortable than previous Voyagers, September 20, 2012
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    Anthony Toy (Montebello, Ca USA) –
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    This review is from: Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset – Retail Packaging – Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
    The new Plantronics Voyager Legend is a big winner for comfort, battery life, and background noise cancellation. If you’ve used a Voyager before, you know how well it performs at cancelling background noise. Let me give you a quick summary of how and why I use my headset.

    I purchase at least two to three bluetooth headsets per year for work and personal use. My job entails me working in service provider Headends where we have anywhere from 20 to 80 racks of servers, routers, and switches with fans and air conditioners blowing non-stop. I talk on the phone for work on an average from three to six hours at a time supporting maintenances and troubleshooting service outages on conference calls. I must have bluetooth headsets that eliminate background noise so that my listeners could hear me clearly and that have a speaker that is loud enough for me to hear them without asking them to constantly repeat themselves. I’m also driving around a lot since I cover the entire Southern California Region of my company.

    I currently own and use the Voyager Legend, Voyager Pro+ (two of them), Jawbone Era, and Jabra SP700 (older speakerphone). I have and use all of them because my mood changes for comfort and need for talk time may vary, hence why I have two Voyager Pro+ headsets. There has been times where I need to be on the phone longer than the six hour talk time of the Voyager Pro+, so the second handset is charged and ready for me to switch it out.

    Now to my comments on the build of the Voyager Legend. I love that it’s very simular to the form factor of the Pro+ with minor design changes that in my opinion make the headset more comfortable and easier to use. The changes I noticed right away were that the piece that sits behind your ear is a little shorter in height where the bottom of that piece used to sort of hook under your ear from the Pro+. I also noticed that the same piece is less wide which is more comfortable for me since the Pro+ actually felt a tad heavier. The buttons and controls feel much better with the addition of the voice command button that sits on top of the boom mic (I wear my headset on my left ear, so it will be on the bottom of the boom if you wear it on your right ear), the answer/hang up button at the rear end of the boom (where it is on the side of Pro+), and the volume switch, power switch, and charging contacts are on the rear of the headset. After using it for two full days and at one point six hours of continuous use, the comfort and functionality feel great and the callers on the other end were able to hear me clearly with the sound of the background noise at work at full blast. I would have normally had to change headsets after six hours of use, but with the extra hour of battery life, it makes working longer easier.

    Now for the things I do not like: Plantronics decided to use a proprietary magnetic charger with this headset. The charging cable is 11 inches edge to edge, but realistically 10 inches after you plug it in. You can’t plug it directly into the wall or a surge protector on the floor without it sitting on the floor. You’ll have to have some kind of USB charger on your nightstand or USB extension cable to your desk if you want it within reaching distance. Also, when there is an incoming call, it plays a polyphonic chime that you cannot change and sometimes delays the answering of the call. I have the headset paired to two phones. My personal phone is a Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and my work phone is an older Verizon Droid Incredible running Android Gingerbread 2.3. Plantronics as an App called MyHeadset and all I could say about it is that is crap. All it offers is a recording memo and it displays the battery life when you pull down the notification menu on the phone. Like I said… meh…

    The things I do like are: Best noise cancellation as you would expect from the Voyager series, excellent call quality and volume to both parties, dedicated voice command button, the ability to say “answer” or “ignore” when incoming calls come in, and extended battery life.

    Now, there are two other Apps that I have not had a chance to use yet which are the Plantronics Vocalyst (which you register on their website and use the included code to create an account to manage emails, record reminders, hear newsfeeds and dictate social network updates) and Vocalyst SMS Reader (which is supposed to do what it says, read back SMS messages through the headset). I will update my review once I have had ample time to use them.

    I overall love the new headset with the minor design changes and superior call quality. I am starting to recommend to all my colleagues which already own multiple Voyager Pro+ and Voyager Pro HD’s. Who knows, if I like it even more, I’ll buy a second one as a standby unit.

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