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My personal review on Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Posted May 25, 2019

The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC stereo Bluetooth headset is one of the most complete and active noise canceling headphones I've tested. The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC headphones produce sound that is rich and covers with bass that is sufficient but not excessive for a pleasant listening experience. Like most wireless hearing aid manufacturers, Plantronics uses Qualcomm's aptX audio technology for true Hi-Fi sound. In general, I like how headphones sound, but I lose the possibility of adjusting the sound profile by equalizing what the mobile application does not have.

Noise damper

Voice Quality DSP noise reduction technology with four dual pair microphones, dual active noise cancellation (ANC), cellular broadband support, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, and HSP SoundGuard® DIGITAL ear protection: Protecting from sound levels above 118 dBA; protection against shocks (during calls) that detects and eliminate sudden increases in the audio signal level; weighted average time that prevents daily noise exposure on average exceeds 85 dBA.

ANC is a function that reduces noise that users will hear in their environment and that works in all modes (except shutdown mode). The amount of noise reduction made by ANC varies greatly depending on the type of noise and how hard it is. In low noise conditions, it won't do anything. In higher noise conditions, it will cancel noise up to around 20dB, depending on the frequency or range of the band.

I haven't had the chance to take Voyager 8200 UC on the plane, so I don't know the efficiency of this headphone to cancel engine noise. The only test I could do was to use the aircraft sound from iTunes, and in that test, Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC worked well but was less effective than the Sony WH-1000XM2 or Bose QuietComfort 35.


Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC offers exceptional cushioning on headphones, in your headband you might need something else. Bose QuietComfort 35 which I used recently, maybe, 1/4 more pads in the headband, and that is enough to not feel the pressure on the head. I may be more sensitive than others in terms of comfort. Don't get me wrong, I can comfortably take Voyager for several hours without difficulty, but on a 10-hour flight across the ocean, I will eventually develop pressure points at the top of my head.

The plus side is that Plantronics uses nano coating that is resistant to sweat and moisture in your headphones to increase comfort if you use it for long periods of time. This is a unique feature that I want to add to other earphone manufacturers.

Microphone quality

Plantronics added a total of 4 microphones to their Bluetooth headsets, and they are compatible with digital signal processing (DSP) and broadband audio. In my tests, the microphones worked well in both quiet and noisy environments, compared to the other noise reduction headphones I reviewed. The Voyager 8200 UC headphones were no match for my beloved Plantronics Savi 745 office headsets.

When it comes to audio quality and clarity during phone calls. Plantronics offered the following information about the noise cancellation capabilities of the built-in microphones:

The" transmission "noise cancellation works in the following way, when you are on a call, the ambient noise, including nearby speakers, is not transmitted to the person with whom you are speaking. The two microphones on each side provide a noise reduction of between 3 and 4 dB. In addition, the headphones compare each side and that noise filtering eliminates another 3-4 dB for an overall noise reduction of 8-10 dB. The array of microphones gives it approximately 8 dB, adding that the noise filtering is close to another 10 dB. The warning is that any noise at 0 degrees (in front of you) is reduced to about 10 dB, but if you leave it aside, you can reach up to 25 dB. If you want more info in different perspectives, just read this review.

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