Plantronics Voyager Edge

8.2/10 AVG.
RATING

  • Plantronics Voyager Edge
  • Plantronics Voyager Edge
  • Plantronics Voyager Edge
  • Plantronics Voyager Edge
  • Plantronics Voyager Edge
  • Plantronics Voyager Edge

The Plantronics Voyager Edge's impressive hands-free call quality and sleek size makes it a smarter buy than the fashionable Jawbone Era.

- Brian Bennett , Cnet 

Specs / Features


BLUETOOTH 4.0 HEADSET: Signature Plantronics audio technology coupled with enhanced voice clarity through Bluetooth 4.0 and wideband audio support. | SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY: Our technology senses when the headset is being worn so it can automatically answer calls as you place the headset on your ear or redirect audio to your phone when you set down your headset. | VOICE RECOGNITION: Manage calls hands free without pressing buttons through Plantronics voice recognition technology, just say Answer or Ignore. | FIND MYHEADSET: The app will locate your headset through your iPhone, iPad, Android,... More

BLUETOOTH 4.0 HEADSET: Signature Plantronics audio technology coupled with enhanced voice clarity through Bluetooth 4.0 and wideband audio support. | SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY: Our technology senses when the headset is being worn so it can automatically answer calls as you place the headset on your ear or redirect audio to your phone when you set down your headset. | VOICE RECOGNITION: Manage calls hands free without pressing buttons through Plantronics voice recognition technology, just say Answer or Ignore. | FIND MYHEADSET: The app will locate your headset through your iPhone, iPad, Android, or other smart device by sending a tone so you can hear where it is hiding. | COMFORTABLE HEADSET: Three optional eartips; small, medium, and large, for the most comfortable fit in either ear.

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Specification

Specification
Brand Plantronics
Model Voyager Edge, Black
Warranty 12 months
Size 6 x 1 cm (2.4 x 0.4 in)

Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 14 reviews

What's good  

  • Lightweight and compact design
  • Crisp audio quality for incoming and outgoing calls
  • Moisture-resistant

What's bad  

  • Somewhat insecure fit on ear
  • Poor wind reduction ability

Despite being one of the top Bluetooth headset manufacturers, Plantronics continues to evolve their product in order to compete against the likes of Jawbone. The Voyager Edge is the company's answer to the extremely compact and “stylish” Jawbone headsets. Like its predecessor the 975SE, the Edge comes with a diamond-shaped body with a long, thin boom. While small in comparison to others in its lineup at 8.79 grams and 2.4 inches long, it still is bigger than its competitor – the Jawbone Era. Much of the additional size is due to the inclusion of a volume rocker, call answer and voice command key, all of which are not present on the Era. Still, experts had no issue with fatigue after wearing it for some time.

The Edge comes with three rubber eartips and an optional clip-on plastic loop for stabilization. While experts did not use the clip for the additional security they also note the overall fit was not as solid as they would like. Unlike the Era, the Edge does not enter the ear canal; instead it rests just outside of it. This made it feel much less secure though Slashgear adds, "To be fair, it only became dislodged after a particularly vigorous head shake…" Luckily, it is moisture-resistant thanks to its nano-coating but it's not going to survive a dip in a puddle.

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Despite some flaws it in its design, reviewers were quite happy with both the incoming and outgoing audio quality. PC Mag notes, "Call coming through the earpiece sound full and easy to understand…Transmissions through the mic are clear and natural sounding." They warn that like other headsets, the Edge struggled with wind resistance leaving their voice a "choppy mess." Overall, however, reviewers were impressed with the crisp quality of the sound on both ends though CNET adds, "…talking through Note 3's mouthpiece delivered the best calling experience." And with a battery life that lasted critics around 7 hours of continuous talk time, they didn't have to worry about call dropping off due to dead batteries.

For such a small device, the Edge is packed with features. As with most modern headsets, it can stream audio besides calls, like music and podcasts. It also allows for voice command in several languages other than English like Spanish, French, Cantonese and Mandarin. While it comes with physical buttons to turn on and off the device, it also has dual-capacitive sensors that detect when users are wearing it or not. Users simply have to have it in their ear and it will automatically answer incoming calls.

Reviewers describe the Edge as an excellent headset that offers excellent audio quality and elegant design. CNET states, "If you're looking for a Bluetooth headset that strikes an admirable balance between performance and possessing a compact frame, the Voyager Edge can't be beat." Phone Arena adds, "The Edge is well-crafted and distinguished…It's also a pleasure to wear as it's lightweight…"

Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


PhoneArena

Sleek design, comfortable and snug fit in the ear

from PhoneArena

They don’t make it easy to recommend this headset over last year’s unit, especially when this one sees an extra $70 charge in the process – giving it a final total of $200 for ownership. That’s pretty steep considering that the only notable new thing present here is the Bluetooth USB dongle, which broadens its compatibility by just a little bit.It’s a premium that we feel is unjustified. Yes, we still love the sleek and meticulous design, as well as the included charging cradle case, but this would’ve been better suited for sale at $150 or less. Nowadays,... Full review

iLounge

Audio performance, while not amazing, was acceptable

from iLounge
Voyager Edge offers many of the same benefits of Era, although in a larger package in every regard. It packs a few neat tricks, and has better battery life, but it’s not empirically better. We find the two to very much be on par, and as such, Plantronics’ headset earns the same general recommendation. For some, the extra battery capacity, both with and without the case, will be a big benefit, while others will want something smaller that more easily fits into a pocket. Both are good, but neither truly wowed us... Full review
TechnologyTell

A must-have accessory for busy individuals

from TechnologyTell
Within average-use situations, the voice quality and clarity are faultless. Rare circumstances will lead to less-than-stellar operation, but the same can be said with most any Bluetooth wireless device. But the Plantronics Voyager Edge UC presents the whole package. The charging base, which also houses the USB wireless adapter, doubles as a charging case while on the go. While the price point may seem a little much for the Voyager Edge UC, it’s hard to deny the combination of protection, power, and performance that fits in the palm of your hand... Full review
Gizmodo

One of the best you can get

from Gizmodo
Apart from an earpiece that isn’t quite as well designed as it possibly could be — it’s engineered for easy on-and-off use, rather than full-scale all-out ambient noise cancellation and sound quality — the Plantronics Voyager Edge is, as Bluetooth headsets go, excellent. If you drive a lot, and don’t have a Bluetooth stereo, the Edge is a perfect call-making device. If you’re on the phone a lot, and want a handsfree headset, there aren’t too many reasons why the Plantronics Voyager Edge shouldn’t be the one you buy... Full review
Top Ten Reviews

Flawless voice quality

from Top Ten Reviews
The Plantronics Voyager Edge is one of the best Bluetooth headsets because it has flawless voice quality, comprehensive hands-free features and excellent battery performance. The noise reduction and stability didn't fare as well as other Bluetooth headsets did in those tests, but it's still good in both categories... Full review
tech2

Worthy buy for superior sound quality

from tech2
If call sound quality is high on your priority list, you won’t be disappointed with the Plantronics Voyager Edge. We also recommend the headset for its comfort fit, noise-eliminating capability and sleek design. The only chink in its armour is that it doesn’t always detect voice commands such as “Answer” and “Ignore” for answering and ignoring calls respectively... Full review
SlashGear

The Voyager Edge’s combination of looks and performance do elevate it

from SlashGear
It’s generally difficult to find a Bluetooth headset that delivers solid audio quality without leaving you looking like you’ve just come off-shift from a call center. Jawbone’s Era has since its launch been our pick of the handsfree kits, with its diminutive design and solid audio performance. The Voyager Legend sounded better, undoubtedly, but it fell far short in aesthetics... Full review
MobileBurn

Fantastic build quality and superb audio clarity

from MobileBurn

The main competition for the Voyager Edge is the Jawbone Era, which boasts many of the same virtues. The Era is also tiny, which may appeal to many because the slightly smaller size is less conspicuous. That's a win for the Era in terms of style; however, I'd still rate the Edge as the better sounding and longer lasting of the two. In the areas that matter most for a Bluetooth headset -- comfort, sound quality, and battery life -- the Plantronics Voyager Edge earns very high grades. Combined with the aforementioned fantastic build quality and superb audio clarity, recommending the $129 Voya... Full review

UnleashThePhones

Stylish, high-end bluetooth headset

from UnleashThePhones

The Plantronics Voyager Edge is a great Bluetooth headset that delivers the same great call quality that we’ve come to expect from the Voyager series, but is in a way more compact and way more stylish package.

Apart from the slight issues with wind resistance, the Voyager Edge simply excels at call quality. It’s comfortable to wear, lightweight, and the robust set of features all together means that the headset is actually really worth it’s somewhat steep pricetag and, not to forget, you do get a charging cradle in-box as well. That being said, I do wish Plantro... Full review

PC Magazine

Cuts the bulk of its predecessors without sacrificing superlative call quality

from PC Magazine

The Plantronics Voyager Edge is an impressive Bluetooth headset, delivering the same great call quality we've come to expect from Voyagers past, but cutting the bulk that precluded mass appeal. Struggles with wind resistance aside, the Voyager Edge trumps the Era by Jawbone for pure call quality. But for as slimmed down as it is, it still can't quite match the Era's gobs of style and incredibly miniaturized size. The Era's call quality is solid, too, and for streaming any other content, Jawbone has Plantronics beat. Jawbone also offers the Era as a standalone headset for $30 less than the V... Full review


Amazon.com Reviews Summary

1,532 from Amazon.com

1,532 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Plantronics Voyager Edge. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.6 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.2/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

7 from Amazon.ca

7 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Plantronics Voyager Edge. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

9.6/10

Amazon.co.uk Reviews Summary

95 from Amazon.co.uk

95 Amazon.co.uk shoppers shared a review for the Plantronics Voyager Edge. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.1 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.co.uk customer reviews.

8.2/10

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