Plantornics Voyager Legend is one of the highly acclaimed electronic gadget of 2012. It is the refinement of highly successful Voyager Pro Plus. As its not so modest name suggests Voyager Legend has an improved design, better voice quality, more comfortable fit and a longer battery life. The Jawbone Era still beats it in size , extra features like Accelerometer, and in its price tag, but Voyager legend is still a top notch choice. if you don’t mind to have a bulkier headset in your ear the Plantronics Voyager Legend is one of the best bluetooth headset in the market today.
Design and Comfort
Like other headsets from Voyager series Plantronics Voyager Legend is made entirely of plastic. It is smaller compared to its precursors but with rather dated boom arm design, the headset seems bulkier than compact competitors such as the Jawbone Era, or even Plantronic’s own M55. The boom microphone arm is thinner and features volume rocker and a tiny Mute button at its bottom edge. The AC adapter comes with the Voyager Legend features a magnetic connector which automatically snaps the headset into place for easy charging.
Plantronics headsets are critically praised, as they are so comfortable to wear. It provides 3 eartips of different size along with two foam pads in the box. Though it is a bit bulkier Voyager Legend is lightweight and secure in the ear. Voyager Legend is comfortable with people wearing glasses as well.
Pairing and Performance
The first time you turn on the headset Voyager Legend goes to pairing mode automatically. For pairing next time you just have to say “pair mode” or hold down the call button.
Voice quality is excellent overall. Thanks to the three microphone built into the Voyager Legend. For extra clarity wide band audio has been supported also. Noise cancellation works great except at windy situations. There comes Jawbone era holds a slight advantage.
Voice prompt mode makes our job a lot easier. From taking or ignoring calls up to asking the device” what can I say” a lot of voice commands are supported in Plantronics Voyager Legend.
Voyager legend, just like it’s predecessor Voyager Pro features built in sensors to detect whether your are wearing the headset or not. Putting on the headset will answer or transfer the call from the headset and putting back will do the reverse.
Apart from its Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP standard which lets you to stream music or podcasts the Voyager Legend supports multipoint pairing which lets you to pair the headset with two devices. Palntronics give Vocalyst app which lets you listen to newsfeeds and update status to Facebook or Twitter free for an year.
Bluetooth range is below average, just about 15 feet before the quality drops. The rated battery life of Voyager Legend is 7 hours of talk time and 11 days of standby time.
Pros and Cons
- Comfort Fit
- Superb Audio Quality
- Noise cancellation not effective during windy situations
- Bulky design
Pricing and Conclusion
The product is priced at a fair tag of 99$. There hasn’t been much a drop in the price at Amazon. Plantronics Voyager Legend is a bulkier less fashionable mono Bluetooth headset that delivers superior voice clarity and an excellent battery life.