|In the car, at the airport, or on the job – Plantronics Voyager™ 520 delivers business quality audio performance. Noise-canceling microphone filters distracting background noise so you can be easily heard while the innovative wind screen minimizes wind noise. It’s user friendly with convenient one-touch call controls and desktop charging cradle. If you use two Bluetooth phones, multipoint technology lets you easily switch between them with the same headset. Talk up to eight hours, or stand by for 180 hours when fully charged. Versatile design provides a secure fit for all day wearing comfort wherever your meetings take you.|
Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset Review
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Published on: 8/7/2007 10:36 AM
|Bluetooth headsets are as prolific these days at cellular phones that can use them. The catch is that not all Bluetooth headsets are created equal. Today we are going to have a look at a new Bluetooth headset from Plantronics called the Voyager 520...read the full review|
Customer Reviews of Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset
Excellent headset. Light weight only cons is that it does not play music.
Generally works well9/18/2012
I have used one of these for a few years now and have been happy with it. It pairs easily with iPhone and sound quality is generally good. The in-ear design can be uncomfortable after a few hours of constant wear, so you have to like the in-ear design in general or you probably won't like this bluetooth.
nice but a bit larger than expected9/4/2012
It was very staticky when I first tried it out, but it has been good since I've only used it a few times so far. It appears to be a good headset and the people on the other side have not complained, which is key.
Nice looks but standard piece8/21/2012
The ear piece doesn't fit in ear well so u have to constantly mess with it to get it good (never perfect) even so the ear hook is loose and it will still move so that can be aggravating. also gets static with ur window down even thought ur 2 ft away from it when in car dock. (this is at a stand still so no its not wind) nice design standard performance. but hey it is a older piece.
works no problem7/23/2012
It is a nice fit. I have trouble with other earpieces, they always fall out of my ear, but this one is comfortable, no pinching and stays put. Sound quality is really nice.
Love this bluetooth device. This is the third one Ive owned, and the only real drawback is where the flexible ear hook meets the hard plastic deteriorates over time. Aside from that very good device.
Base is too small6/19/2012
Base is small and light, so need to use two hands to insert/remove
Comfort, simultaneous pairing with two handsets, low price. It fits well and it is comfortable to wear for long periods. The sound quality is better than any other bluetooth I have owned. Battery life is good.
Plantronics Bluetooth HF5206/5/2012
Bought this to replace aging of same model. Looked around for a better one but was unable to find better for the money so bought the same thing again.
I was very worried when I purchased this because it was much cheaper then previous ear pieces I had purchased but I have been pleasantly surprised on the quality. Yes when you are outside in the wind, the person on the other end can tell but that is with most ear pieces.
Sound quality to and the person on the other end is very nice. Not tinny, nor muffled.
This item works great. I love the charging station.
It had great call quality but not after I washed it:) Bought two more from Buy.com. This time received 520's by Plantronics. Liked the volumne controls and had a nice fit but over all not good by comparison. Call quality was not as good as the LG even when there wasn't static and there was lots of static. Then after a few hours of use (battery not low), the head piece repeatedly disconnects & reconnects annoyingly beeping each time.
love the bluetooth clarity4/11/2012
It pairs easily and stays connected to the phone. The range is good as well. I can leave the phone in the car while I fill up with gas, for example. The earpiece fits my ear very well, allowing me to easily hear conversations at lower volumes. The ear loop helps to lock the Voyager to your ear in a way that it is very secure. You can easily move and work energetically with this headset on without worrying about it coming loose. Just insert the rubber earpiece into your ear...
I've tried them all: Moto, Jabra, Cardio, Plantronics 320 (junk), Jawbone (2 stars), and nothing came close to outperforming my trusty old Plantronics 510. Funky form factor, but great battery life and excellent sound quality. The new Plantronics 520 comes close in sound quality, but is more comfortable and looks better. Overall, a solid performer and recommended.
This is a good headset4/5/2012
I wish headset like these simply had a slider switch for on and off, to make it easy to tell when it's turned off.
I don't usually carry both with me, one is for work, one personal and I don't use the HS for my work phone but when I get in my truck, I need it to work on both while driving so I have to go through extra steps. Sound quality is great on both ends.
Decent Headset for the money3/14/2012
Headset is clear and I like the charging station. Wish the charging plug was micro USB though, because I could charge it in the car etc. A great value overall.
My bluetooth was very easy to sync to my Blackberry and it works very well. I wish the volume would go higher for ease of hearing in noisy areas but all else was great. No noticeable background issues or wind issues at all. I recommend this device.
The headset synched easily, and the volume gets quite loud. The only downside is the hok that goes over the ear. After you wear it for any extended period of time, it makes your ear kind of sore. People say that they can hear me quite well, and I can hear them quite well and clear. It has a decent distance even through walls. After you asemble the charging stand, it works quite nice too.
Plantronics Voyager 520 Bluetooth Earset - HF5209/9/2011
So far this liitle baby has work well! I haven't had time for a total evaluation, I can say it was easy to set-up with my HTC Evo Shift... good sound quality and they can hear me on the other end! For the price, I highly recommend this product!
Took forever to arrive. Works like any other Bluetooth from this company except the volume is non-existent. At its highest setting it still is a very low volume device. I have only had Bluetooth devices from this company and had hoped for a better result.
Very reliable product1/3/2011
This is the second Plantronics Voyager 520 I've purchased. Had to because I sent my first one through the wash. Never had any trouble pairing with my Samsung Omnia smartphone, and always hear great through it. Design fits snugly over my ear - never worry about it falling out, because it never has. Fits comfortably in the ear. I love it.
Great when both phones are connected but...9/26/2010
If you turn off either phone or if you go out of range, the headset won't link up with both just by pressing the button. You have to go to your phone to do it manually on one phone. I don't usually carry both with me, one is for work, one personal and I don't use the HS for my work phone but when I get in my truck, I need it to work on both while driving so I have to go through extra steps. Sound quality is great on both ends. My fiance hated the Motorola 700 flip HS, the sound was horrible. I'll continue to use this one and get used to the extra steps. The other thing is I may be causing my own issues, I'm not one to read manuals until I have to.
This is a very comfortable fitting headset. I don't even know it is there. Sound quality is great also.
Promising but disappointing6/10/2010
Bought one. Received a 520 made by LG. It had great call quality but not after I washed it:) Bought two more from Buy.com. This time received 520's by Plantronics. Liked the volumne controls and had a nice fit but over all not good by comparison. Call quality was not as good as the LG even when there wasn't static and there was lots of static. Then after a few hours of use (battery not low), the head piece repeatedly disconnects & reconnects annoyingly beeping each time. Wrote Buy.com to replace them the day after I received them and was told the 30 day replacement period had expired. Frustration, frustration, frustration.
Great improvement over previous headset1/1/2010
I bought this one after numerous complaints about the one I got free with the phone, which was my second bluetooth. I wore the first one out. This Plantronics is very comfortable, fits very nicely, and has much better outgoing and incoming sound. The only complaint I have had is one time I was running water and the other person could really hear it--must have been the particular pitch. Otherwise, especially while driving my diesel truck, it's world's better.
Excellent performance and quality9/9/2009
This is my 3rd Plantronics Bluetooth. The others were different models. The 520 appears to work better with my phone than any other Bluetooth (and I have sampled many of them). It pairs easily and stays connected to the phone. The range is good as well. I can leave the phone in the car while I fill up with gas, for example. The earpiece fits my ear very well, allowing me to easily hear conversations at lower volumes. The ear loop helps to lock the Voyager to your ear in a way that it is very secure. You can easily move and work energetically with this headset on without worrying about it coming loose. Just insert the rubber earpiece into your ear... then rotate the ear loop around your ear to lock the Voyager in place. The audio quality of this headset is among the best of what I have tried. My listeners would rate it average on the receiving end. Resistance to wind noise and background noise is average for a Bluetooth with noise cancellation. I would rate the Voyager 520 as the best Bluetooth out of the ten different units I have tried in the past three years.
This bluetooth headset is good.7/13/2009
This headset is worth the price we pay for it. Sound quality is good. Charge stays as expected. It works perfect with my blackberry and effortlessly in my iphone. Overall this is a great product.
I had one previous Bluetooth headset, and although that one was okay, it wore out in only one year of use. This one works great. Easy to operate, battery life is very long between charges, and range is pretty good. (Although I pretty much always have my phone in my pocket or on my side) It is not cumbersome in size. Only negative thing is that on occasion, I have had it in my gear bag and apparently if you bump the outside of the bag sufficiently, it can accidently turn on. But again, thank you for the long battery life on standby.
Great price, great product5/17/2009
Fits the ear very well. The earpiece part is small and tapers to larger so it fits into the ear unlike all the other bluetooth devices I have used. Liked it so well I got one for my wife and am thinking of getting one for my daughter. Will recommend it to my brother also.
Great Value I can use with 2 BT enabled phones!4/30/2009
Overall, this is a great product for the money. I use this bluetooth for my personal use (Motorola Razor) and my work (Blackberry Curve). The volume is good. I can answer calls on either without the hassle of switching off the bluetooth on one. For that reason alone it is worth it. It fits comfortably and easy to connect. My only complaint (The manual points this out) is that if I keep my Blackberry on the opposite side of the headset, I notice a difference (poor quality) in reception/voice quality. I assume the antennae (built in) of the bluetooth is not the best. Its not that big of deal since I use it in the office or in my car so they are both usually on the same side of my body. Other than that I have no complaints.
This is my first Bluetooth, and I must say, I'm pleased with the experience. It was very easy to sync up to my phone, more comfortable in my ear than I really expected it to be, and comes across clear. My only drawback is, Being a truck driver, my wife (my primary caller) sometimes has trouble hearing me over the ambient cab noise. She's the only one to my knowledge to have issues, though.
So good, I bought two!4/12/2009
I have used a wi-fi Plantronics headset at work, so I am familiar with their quality, that is what made me look into their bluetooth earpiece for my cell phones. I carry a both a personal and a work cell phone, and since this earpiece will connecet with two bluetooth devices, the Plantronics works for me. Once the earpiece is turned on, both phones attach to it and I can answer either phone with it, but only one or the other. You cannot answer both phones at the same time, or be on one phone and answer a call on the second. The sound quality is excellant. Volume control really adjusts the volume and calls are very clear and, unless you are in a windy environment, say while driving with the window open, callers don't know I'm on a headset unless I tell them. The only down that I've experienced is that the mike picks up wind noise but that to me is testimony of the sensitivity of the mike. Overall opinion - this is an excellant product with great qualiaty and performance. I bought one for me and turned around and bought a second one to replace the one my wife was using. Great device!
Best I've ever had4/11/2009
I have owned several bluetooth headsets and this one easily out performs the others. The last one I had was a motorola and I liked it a lot, But this unit works super in every situation that I used it. It did not matter if the surrounding conditions were quiet, noisey, windy or what ever I could hear clearly and any person I was communicating with could hear me as well. I would reccommed this unit without any hesitation.
Comfortable and nice for quiet environments3/24/2009
Used this headset for over 6 months. Just about the most comfortable headset I have ever worn, the desk charger-stand is nice, and good battery life. I can wear the headset all day without noticing. Multi-point worked flawlessly and was able to pair my two cell phones. Sound quality was good, but did get some static if phone was in my pocket. Only drawback is the audio level is fairly low, and if I was in a noisy background sometimes I did have trouble hearing. Also found difficulty in others hearing me if on a conference call. For person-to-person calls I extremely liked this headset, but due to business use, had to replace with a voyager 835. I regularly recommend both headsets to people depending on their need.
Voyager 520 is an excellent buy!!3/18/2009
I had originally purchased this headset because it was a Plantronics and it has the capability to handle two phones at the same time. At the time I had a Cricket Kyocera and a Sprint LG Fusic. It was great for both phones, good clarity. The LG did however keep cycling on and off of the connection when not in use. Which I understand is a problem with the LG Fusic. I now have only the Sprint Treo 800W smartphone and the clarity is unbelievable!! This headset is excellent. There is only one problem the volume control button that you use often to answer your calls with cracks. I have had mine replaced twice from the warranty. Which does start your 1 year warranty all over again. Good deal!! The other problem I am having is that the volume answers in a lower level than I would like and I don't know how to set it to the highest level so I don't have to turn it up for every call. But that may be the operators fault. I have not figured that out yet. All in all this is a great product for the money. It is an excellent headset!! Plantronics is the way to go and Buy.com is the number one retailer!!
Sound was good, much better than the latest gen motorola that I bought and returned. Battery last long. Easy setup. Comfortable to wear.
Voyager 520 definitely a good buy3/10/2009
I recently purchased the voyager 520 to be used with my LG and it is awesome! It was super easy to setup, and for the price (50% off retail) it was definitely worth it. I gave performance a 4 because the range does kinda suck, (especially when it gets fuzzy in other rooms in the house, but that's probably the bluetooth connection in general, not just this earpiece. I also bought one for my girlfriend for her birthday and she hardly ever takes it off. It's comfortable and fits snuggly in my ear. This was my first bluetooth purchase so I can't really compare, but I must say, I am extremely satisfied with this product!
My Husband loves it! And he's a talker...3/10/2009
I bought this for my husband after reading many reviews for many different headsets. After it arrived he used it right away and his feedback is great. He used to have a motorola headset that was always difficult for him to hear and the receiving party had trouble hearing him. With the Plantronics headset, everything is clear on both sides and he has a long talk time. He practically wears it all day and travels a great deal so this was definitely a great investment, and it makes his job easier.
ok in quiet areas....lousy when noisy backgrounds2/23/2009
I purchased this after reading many glowing reviews to finally get rid of my corded earpiece. I have extremely mixed feelings about this headset. When using this at home, in my office, or in a slow moving car (going under 35-40 mph) this works great. sounds clarity is perfect and i barely feel that i am speaking on a headset. the people on the other end of the call barely notice any difference. BUT, once i get onto the highway and am driving at 60-70+ mph, thats when it all falls apart. I never drive with the windows down on the highway and when speaking with this going those speeds, people on the other end can barely hear me because of the background noise levels. i have to switch back to my corded earpiece so they can hear me. so watch out with this one if you do a lot of higher speed highway driving. otherwise, this is great.
Well designed. Volume level is high enough for car use. Initial pairing took time but once done works well. Charging station is convenient.
Nice product, works very well2/14/2009
Easy to use, clear communications now instead of fuzzy!
This is a great product! The sound is crystal clear, loud and TRUE noise reduction is super. The ear bud could use an improved design that fits inside the ear like their desk headsets, but a great unit and value!
Best Bluetooth Headset Yet!!1/16/2009
This Voyager 520 Bluetooth headset will work with two phones simultaneously! It answers one phone at a time but it is a great feature. The sound is crystal clear, loud and TRUE noise reduction. This unit is true to the Plantronics reputation! It is very comfortable for wearing all day and the power lasts all day. Quick pairing is excellent! Recharges quickly too. Looks good. Great product. You can't beat the price. Buy.com again came through with quick delivery even with chosing standard for FREE delivery. Highly recommended!! Plantronics does it again!!
This headset works so well, I got one for my husband after buying my own. He had the Jawbone, but this is much better! You also can't beat the price at Buy.com. It is much more expensive elsewhere.
The best headset I've owned. Easy controls to use and very good quality for both ends. By far the best bluetooth I've owned.
Easy to use, good sound quality
I love this product, but even more so, my boyfriend loves it too! I bought the Voyager 520 for him for Christmas and we just exchanged gifts, he loves it. It works like a charm. * Excellent quality of crisp clear voice. * Comfortable on the ear, as if not even there. * Great range, I can walk into the other room and use it. * Sleek small design. * No ridiculous background noise like other headsets.
excessively beautiful. Crystal clear voice. Brilliant range. prolonged usage causes ear pain(and that is because of a problem with my ear & not a fault in product). Perfect bluetooth Headset
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