Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC review

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Review & Comparison

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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

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC in Silver
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC in Silver
 Pros
  • 24-hour battery life
  • Sweat- and moisture-resistant coating
  • OpenMic button
  • Good microphone for calls
 Cons
  • High retail price
  • Thin padding on the headband

$237.00 on Amazon

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.

Specifications

Type Over-the-ear
Design Closed
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
Quick charge
NFC
Audio aptX
Noise-cancelation Dual-mode Active
Microphone Four with DSP
Playback controls Buttons, Dial
Comfort (1-5) ★★★
Material of earpieces Synthetic with nano coating
MSRP $379.95

ANC: Green = Excellent (25db+) | Yellow = Good (21 – 24db) | Red = OK (20db)
MIC: Green = Good | Yellow = OK | Red = Poor

Active Noise Cancellation