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Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset – What You Must Know Before You Buy

Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth Headset – What You Must Know Before You Buy

The advances in Bluetooth technology has made for lightning-speed obsolescence in related products from headsets to phones. Fortunately, high quality products like the Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth have made it possible to extend the value of the dollar paid for the device by being on top of possible innovations in the near future. Consumers need not purchase new gadgets on the market as the Voyager 855 offers similar features.

One of the strongest selling points of the Voyager 855 is the optional features that allow for customization according to the needs of the customers. For example, the standard package includes 3 sizes of the soft silicone rubber earbuds, thus, allowing for a custom fit to the ear. The option of the expanding foam earbud is available, which is a desirable addition given its excellent noise reduction qualities.

Of course, each earbud is equipped with a noise reduction feature that allows for clear and crisp voice on both lines when using the Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. In windy conditions, the sound quality is minimally affected although many users of the Voyage 855 do complain of inferior signals when there is an obstruction between the phone and the headset. But since the Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth is not designed to operate in such conditions – the range from device to headset is at 33 feet maximum- it is not a big issue.

The sound quality when using a single earbud is not a true monotone as audiophiles will like it. Instead, the experience is akin to listening to just one side of the stereo so much so that, in order to listen to a full-spectrum stereophonic sound, both ears must be equipped with the earbuds. For a secure fit, most users recommend using one or two of the differently-sized ear hooks that can be used on either ear.

However, the second earbud for the stereo experience while listening to music must be connected by a thin, flexible and braided wire to the hook. You will still enjoy freedom of movement since the wire is of the right length and size to be discreet even when draped around the neck.

Depending on who you ask, the controls on the Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth headset are either too small for normal hands or just right even when gloves are used. For the most part, the controls are conveniently placed and appropriately sized. You will find the following controls:

* Mute and play button in one, which is located on the topmost side of the headset

* Volume rocker switch under the abovementioned button. You can use it either to control the volume or to select the songs on the play list (back track or forward track)

* Power control button located on the headset’s top middle portion, which can be turned on to answer calls and then turned off to hang up. The better way to answer calls is to pull on the boom-style microphone, which adds to the clarity of the voice.

* Button for last number redialing with the addition of a voice-activated calling feature to complement it

If the Plantronics Voyager 855 Bluetooth appears too good too be true, it is not. As with other Bluetooth headsets and devices, you will determine how well its features are used to make life better in terms of communication and entertainment.