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Review: The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Is a Premium Product Fit for Working Professionals

There are so many things to love about the Voyager 8200 UC that it is difficult to decide where to begin. The boomless Bluetooth stereo headset, released end-2017, was made specifically with working professionals in mind. In short, the product delivers on what it promises – the Voyager 8200 UC makes for a practical work companion.

One would immediately notice the comfort of the muffs putting the headset on. They feel exceptional, like the softest leather encased pillow one will ever feel. This writer was wearing glasses when testing the product, and even so, the headset felt luxuriously comfortable – which, of course, is a major plus.

Voyager 8200 UC White BT600

The headphones also have a built-in active noise cancellation feature that can be adjusted accordingly for an immersive music listening experience. Such a feature comes handy for working professionals who need to cut out the noise and focus on their work. Working on laptops out of the office is commonplace these days, and the Voyager 8200 UC allows one to block out the noisy public space to create an immediate conducive environment for work.

In terms of the hardware, there is no denying that audio quality is extraordinary. The product may seem unassuming at first glance, but do not let that fool you; the audio is crisp and clear with a strong bass – a simple combination that makes a quality headset, but still no easy feat to achieve. This is especially commendable for a Bluetooth headset, which on the whole are still rather hit or miss. While the Bluetooth connectivity is impressive (up to 30m in range), those who prefer the standard 3.5mm audio cord can opt to use the headset as a regular headphone too.

Voyager 8200UC Black Case

The Voyager 8200 UC also boasts extra features that may not seem essential, but truly does sweeten the listening experience. The headset uses “contextual intelligence” to detect when the user is wearing it, which means the music automatically stops playing when one takes off the headset.

Another feature that busy professionals will certainly appreciate are the controls on the Voyager 8200 UC, which allows users a variety of commands like taking or ending a call, or even redial a contact with a simple touch of a button.

As for its battery life, the Voyager 8200 UC can last up to 18 hours of wireless listening and talk time from a single charge, which is useful – the longer lasting the battery, the better, period.

Voyager 8200UC Black Ortho Side

All in all, the Voyager 8200 UC is an incredible headphone with top-notch audio quality and exceptional comfort. It is a product that is understated in its design, emphasizing utility with an audio quality probably second to none. Admittedly, it comes with a rather steep price, at $619. However, it is a premium product specifically made for working professionals (who will certainly have the purchasing power to shell out six hundred dollars for a headset) – so its price tag can indeed be justified.

Visuals courtesy of Plantronics.

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Lee Jin Keng

The name's Jinkeng but you can call me Jake! I love the fashion, know the technology and appreciate cinematography. I guess you can call me the 'jake' of all trades? Without the less flattering ending of the saying...

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