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The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC stereo Bluetooth headset is one of the most well-rounded, active noise-canceling headphones I have tested. For this review, I have compared the Voyager 8200 UC against the older Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 (SE) and the Bose QuietComfort 35.
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Review
- 24-hour battery life
- Sweat- and moisture-resistant coating
- OpenMic button
- Good microphone for calls
- High retail price
- Thin padding on the headband
Audio and Sound Quality
The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC headphones produce a rich and immersive sound with a sufficient but not overwhelming bass for a pleasant listening experience. Like most of the other wireless headphone manufacturers do as well, Plantronics uses Qualcomm’s aptX audio technology to achieve a true Hi-Fi sound. Overall, I like how the headphones sound, but I’m missing the ability to customize the sound profile via an equalizer that’s lacking in the, otherwise, feature-rich mobile app.
|Wireless||Bluetooth v4.1 with a roaming range of up to 98 feet (30 meters)|
|Battery life (Wireless playback, ANC on)||24 hours|
|Battery life (Wired playback, ANC on)||24 hours|
|Battery life (Wireless, only ANC on)||N/A|
|Battery life (Wireless playback, ANC off)||N/A|
|Charging time||3 hours|
|Microphone||Four with DSP|
|Playback controls||Buttons, Dial|
|Material of earpieces||Synthetic with nano coating|
ANC: Green = Excellent (25db+) | Yellow = Good (21 – 24db) | Red = OK (20db)
MIC: Green = Good | Yellow = OK | Red = Poor