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Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2 review

An expensive Bluetooth headset, so why is it worth the money?

Our Verdict

An expensive headset, but the best quality sound and microphone we've heard

For

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Brilliant microphone
  • Noise cancellation works well
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Versatile

Against

  • Expensive
  • Looks a bit naff

At first glance you might be put off by the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2 due to its price. If you do, though, you'd be missing out on an excellent Bluetooth device that, in our tests, exceeded our expectations.

There's no denying that charging around £95 for a Bluetooth headset is a big ask – Plantronics' own Discovery 975 is almost half the price. However, there is some excellent technology that makes the high price of the Voyager Pro UC v2 a bit more palatable.

To begin with, the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2 is very comfortable to wear, with most of the body made out of rubber. Discomfort is the Achilles heel of a lot of Bluetooth headsets, but not so here – we were able to wear the earpiece and microphone set for a number of hours without feeling uncomfortable.

Button placement is also excellent, making it easy to operate while wearing it.

The Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2 connects to devices via Bluetooth, and also comes with a handy USB dongle that enables it to be connected to computers without Bluetooth connectivity. This allowed us to use it for Skype calls on our test desktop PC, then easily pair it with a PlayStation 3 for chatting while playing online games. This makes it a very versatile headset.

Sound quality is excellent, especially considering the small size of the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2, and it certainly puts other cheaper Bluetooth headsets to shame.

Even when used in noisy environments, sounds were clear and voices easy to understand.

The microphone is also excellent, with dual microphones for excellent noise cancellation – again the Voyager Pro UC v2 worked extremely well in our tests in a noisy environment.

While it is expensive, if you want the best quality sound and voice recording on a Bluetooth headset, then the Plantronics Voyager Pro UC v2 is leagues ahead of the competition.

Tech Specs

Product TypeEarset
Maximum Battery Run Time6 Hour
Earpiece TypeBinaural
Product FamilyVoyager PRO
Wireless Operating Distance9.1 m
Connectivity TechnologyWireless
Brand NamePlantronics
Form FactorOpen
Wireless TechnologyBluetooth
Sound ModeStereo
Earpiece DesignBehind-the-ear
Microphone DesignBoom
Product SeriesPRO
Battery Standby Time120 Hour
ManufacturerPlantronics, Inc
Product ModelUC B230
Product NameVoyager PRO UC B230 Earset
Product LineVoyager
Manufacturer Part Number38885-02
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.plantronics.com/europe_union/en_GB
Marketing Information

B230: UC Standard version built for UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, IBM and more

UC Standard version built for UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, IBM and more

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Microphone TechnologyNoise Cancelling
Limited Warranty2 Year
Weight (Approximate)17.5 g