Review of the Plantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth Headset

Published on 2020-01-25 by John Collins. Please follow me on Twitter for more: 

As a manager, I spend a lot of time on conference calls. For the past 12 months, I have been using the Plantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth Headset exclusively for all of those calls so I thought it was about time for me to share my thoughts on this device here.

I typically spend 4-8 hours per day on conference calls. To begin with, I do a lot of early-morning calls with Japanese customers, due to the time zone difference between Japan and where I live in Europe. I also attend lengthy internal calls with Sales, Marketing, Engineering, and C-level teammates, mainly since I work in a very distributed firm where face-to-face meetings are becoming more rarefied.

Therefore, it became critical for me to find a headset to match the following requirements:

  1. Be comfortable enough to wear for many hours, including while I am wearing my reading glasses.
  2. Have a long battery life (the Plantronics Voyager Legend lasts for 7 hours on a full charge).
  3. Have excellent microphone quality for my listeners (the Plantronics Voyager Legend has background noise cancellation).
  4. Support Bluetooth connections with multiple devices (I use the Plantronics Voyager Legend on my laptop and cell phone, and frequently switch between the two).

In particular, I am very impressed with the microphone quality on the Plantronics Voyager Legend, as I have used it on public transport, in airports, while driving, and even presented public webinars using this headset, and I have always had no issues being heard clearly by my listeners.

Another nice feature with this device is the magnetic charger: I leave that plugged into a free USB connection on my laptop, they simply snap the headset to that connection to recharge it between calls.

Overall if you are looking for a high-quality wireless headset, I strongly recommend the Plantronics Voyager Legend Wireless Bluetooth Headset. I have tried many (cheaper) headsets over the years, but if you value the sound quality for the audience on your calls, this device is worth it.