The 10 Best Plantronics Headsets

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Plantronics is one of the most popular manufacturers of phone headsets, and for very good reason. Their wide selection of styles includes some geared specifically toward use in the office and others that are great for communicating while you're on the move. Here are some of the most reliable, most versatile, and best-sounding options available for a range of budgets. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best plantronics headset on Amazon.

10. Savi W430

9. Voyager 8200

8. Explorer 50

7. Blackwire 5200 Series

6. M180 Universal

5. Blackwire 3200 Series

4. Blackwire C435

3. Savi 740

2. Voyager Focus B825

1. Voyager Legend

Editor's Notes

August 08, 2019:

Plantronics, Jabra, and to some extent Sennheiser basically have the market cornered on high-quality headsets. The Legend, M180, and Explorer 50 are excellent choices for everyday use when you're out and about, in contrast to the Savi line and the Focus B825, which are great options for busy professionals who spend a lot of time in the office. The Blackwire family is useful for people who spend long hours in call centers thanks to their light weight and generally comfortable padding, while the Voyager 8200 is an excellent blend of productivity-enhancing features and entertainment-worthy sound quality.

Keep in mind when making your decision what kind of connectivity you need. Most wired options connect using a USB plug, and some of those USB models let you remove their in-line controllers to expose a typical 4-pole mini plug. If you're going wireless, Bluetooth is almost the only way to go, aside from the DECT technology used by the Savi products. Also note that the Savi devices can connect to PCs and phones using Bluetooth, but it's actually the base unit, not the headset itself, that does this initial wireless connection. The base then uses the proprietary DECT functionality to offer range, consistency, and audio quality that significantly surpasses Bluetooth, so they're ideal for those who spend a lot of time on the phone and demand the best signal possible.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on August 17, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

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