Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC hands-on
Late last year, Bluetooth headset maker Plantronics released its BackBeat Pro 2 headphones to compete against the growing number of premium over-the-ear styled headphones infiltrating the market. Now, they’re taking the same recipe they approached with the BackBeat Pro 2, into its latest business-grade headset aimed at professionals who are constantly chattering away on the phone. Enter the Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC, which looks as good as it sounds!.
Of course, the Voyager 8200 UC shares the same over-the-ear design of the BackBeat Pro 2, offering comfort during prolong usage. It shares the same premium design qualities as its sibling, evident in the soft and plush cushioning around the head band and ear cups. There’s definitely a stylish aspect with the design, which is uncharacteristic when you think about business-grade headsets – so it’s a departure we gladly accept.
While it certainly shares the same aesthetics as the BackBeat Pro 2, it has different features that really focuses on the professional who’s constantly talking away during long periods of time. For starters, the active noise-cancellation of the headset is broken up into two levels – offering even more isolation when you need to drown out the ambient noise around you. Secondly, it packs dual-paired omni-directional microphones that work in tandem to provide the same level of voice quality with a traditional boom mic via beam-forming. And lastly, it comes packaged with a BT600 USB Bluetooth adapter, allowing you to pair it with any Mac or PC.