• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, Great button functions, Great voice quality, OK music quality

    • Written by from MILWAUKEE

    I'm on a mission to find the best Bluetooth headset out there. My uses are at the desk so I can type while I'm on the phone, in the car to take calls, and on dog walks to listen to music and podcasts.

    Two issues with it:

    1. The sound quality is fine for phone calls, but not too great for listening to music and NPR. I know a little mono headset like this can't do everything, but Bose and B&O headsets have much better sound quality. Problems with Bose is the the headset is UGLY, materials are cheap, the buttons don't function well (sloppy on/off and volume). The B&O doesn't play music and I don't like the in-ear design. My dog bit it off after 2 weeks of buying it. $350 down the drain). I also tried Jabra and Jawbone. Didn't like either of those.

    2. There's bulk behind the ears. It gets slightly uncomfortable for hours of wearing it, and my glasses won't stay on straight.

    But I can live with those . . .

    Great features:

    - Beautiful design
    - Great magnetic charge connector and fast charge
    - Love the toggle volume button
    - Takes about 5 seconds to set up with Bluetooth (I have an iPhone 4s)
    - When you get a call, just say "Answer" or "Ignore" and that's it!
    - Long boom so my voice is clearer to my calls (they tell me).

    Before this I had a Plantronics A170 Marque that I loved because it was a nice looking, discreet, lozenge, but the sound was really bad. My calls said it sounded like I was in a tin can and I kept having to repeat myself so they could understand.

    This is definitely a keeper (until Bose or B&O does a redesign).

    57 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Bluetooth Headset

    • Written by from Fords

    I saw the Voyager Legend at the Apple Store and bought it because of the Caller Announce feature. And it did not disappoint. Caller Announnce worked flawlessly with my iPhone 5. Voice Commands to answer or reject calls, awesome! Sound quality is great too. I bought the charger case for it and voila, 14 hours more of talk time + the 7 hours that headset is already capable of. My only gripe is that updating the firmware was a pain because the supplied mini USB cable is not capable of data transfer. It took a few tries before realizing the cable was the culprit.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Call quality could be better

    • Written by from Bloomfield

    I had a 4 year old Voyager Pro before I replaced it with the Legend. The call quality could be better and is below par compared to the Voyager Pro. Although updating the firmware, the sound still has some static and crackles when I move my phone on the opposite side of my body. Plantronics customer support insists that this is a bluetooth technology limitation and happens to all bluetooth headsets even when I told them my old Voyager Pro didn't have the same issue. Still the most comfortable bluetooth headset out there and the many features work well. Caller announce is awesome as well as the ability to answer calls by simply wearing the Legend. A2DP sounds good. Voice command is also useful. Oh, and I can still use the phone's native voice commands; Siri, S-Voice, etc.., unlike what Mark claimed in his review.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fairly Comfortable, Works better than expected, Sensor works perfectly

    • Written by from Lane Cove

    This is the first on ear headset I've had in about ten years, and these are my first thoughts

    Comfort and Sound Quality 4.5 out of 5

    1. It's a little tricky to hook behind your ear when you're in a hurry, not too tricky, but a little
    2. Its pretty comfortable, but feels a little odd, it reminds me of when I first started wearing glasses, I expect that in a few days it will feel natural
    3. It doesnt "plug" into your ear, but the sound quality is bettter than I expected and exceeds my requirements, not having something shived into my ear canal will keep it cleaner, make it easier to share (if I have to), and makes it more comfortable.


    Sensor Function - 4 out of 5

    There was a post in this forum that said the sensor didn't work. The problem he described is real, but it's seems to be more of an iphone issue, than a headset issue. When you take the headset off it doesnt sever the bluetooth connection. With Siri there is a little bluetooth icon on the bottom left that you can touch to select the phone if that is a problem for you. It seems that other apps like music require that you turn Bluetooth off on the phone (easy enough). If you turn it back on and put the headset on, it reconnects straight away. This is marginally fiddly, but I can live with it very easily.

    I was really pleased that the sensor function works with itunes on my mac, though again, if you put it down, and you want to play music through your speakers, you'll need to do a little bit of manual fiddling about ... I'm OK with that, because the mono sound through one ear is surprisingly ok, and seems more office friendly. The guy at the next desk can tell I'm listening to music, but isn't annoyed by it. (I havent tried listening to any death-metal yet though :-))

    Connectivity and Bluetooth Schenannigans

    As far as connectivity goes, I'm giving this 4.5 out of 5. Even after doing a number of "unfreindly" things to the connection (putting headset down, disconnecting, updating firmware, connecting to audio from a Windows VM running in fusion), I then had to manually reconnect to the headset by going into preferences and selecting the "sound input tab", before it would work the way I wanted, BUT, compared to other bluetooth headsets I've worked with over the years, it has so far been a stellar performer.

    Appearance while wearing 3.5 out of 5

    The boom mike is kinda obvious from the side, so you still look like a dork, then again, maybe that's just me.

    Overall 4 out of 5 (mostly because I cant give half stars)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth headset

    • Written by from Singapore

    Here's my point-of-view for Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset

    Pros:

    - Features of the headset, works well as advertise
    - Worth the money
    - Good battery life span
    - Great wireless range (as compared to Jabra Sport Wireless)
    - Clear sound even in crowded / noisy environment
    - Quite suitable for cycling and jogging on treadmill too
    - Upgradable software version (if there's any)

    Cons:

    - Feel loose when wearing it
    - A bit hard to operate the voice command feature due to individual's speaking accent
    - Doesn't notify when call ended (as compared to Jabra Sport Wireless)
    - The wind protection only block off background noise and some intrusive wind noise
    - May respond wrongly to voice command (e.g. call for 'A' command and gets 'B' respond)
    - Doesn't uses common type of charging port (e.g. Micro USB port, Mini USB port)