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Plantronics Explorer 340 Bluetooth Headset by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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Plantronics Explorer 340 Bluetooth Headset
Report Date: 11/02/2015
Based on 94 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.9
Returned or considering to return: 3.2%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Price4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Quality4.0   below average
Charging3.7   average
Bluetooth3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Pros:*Great sound quality,rarely have trouble hearing the caller*Callers never complain of too much background noise*As long as your phone is VERY near, limited no static*Pretty decent battery lifeCons:*Hurt my ear a bit at first...couldn't wear it for very long*HORRIBLE radius....I can't even walk 3 feet away from my phone without experiencing MAJOR static....very annoying*Weird, and difficult to operate controls."
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"Only drawback is that the battery life seems to be kinda short."
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"The battery life is very good, even after two years."
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"It is good sound quality,and long battery life."
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"Battery life is very good."
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"has nice loud settings and fast mute button have had it for awhile now still works perfectly battery life last a good ammount of hours."
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"I can say I'm pleased with the ease of use, the sound and long lasting battery life this hands free has."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"This is certainly not the most comfortable bluetooth to wear all day long."
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"I lost my old headset (losing it is the only real problem I have had with these small bluetooth devices!"
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"Though this product is probably not the absolute best bluetooth headset, it is one of the best I have ever used."
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"I drive alot so I use my bluetooth while I drive, but when I lost my charger,I was very upset."
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"Second, Bluetooth is horrible technology."
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"It was one of the most secure bluetooth headsets I have ever had until then, but at a very painful price to pay."
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"This was the best bluetooth ever."
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"it the best ever bluetooth"
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"This bluetooth works pretty well."
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"I've tried other bluetooth solutions and none worked this well."
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"It's a very reliable bluetooth device, although it can be tricky to turn off when you begin using it."
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Charging

Charging:
"It also seems to discharge fairly quickly when not in use; even if I don't have it paired, if I don't leave it on the charger it'll be dead by the next time I want to use it."
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"One complaint I have (and this is the only one I have), I really wish Plantronics would come up with a charger that is more industry standard - maybe mini usb (I also dislike the BlackBerry because their charger data port is micro usb)."
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"Really lets all get on the same page, the button charger used is at best flimsy and many time I have to mess around turning it this way or that way to get it to start charging."
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"UPS sent it across the country by mistake, and when it finally got to me it had a bad plug on the charger, but Amazon sent out a replacement immediately."
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"Holds charge well and sounds good on my end."
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"Really lets all get on the same page, the button charger used is at best flimsy and many time I have to mess around turning it this way or that way to get it to start charging."
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"There is a lot of noise when I drive in the car but I love the charging feature."
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"Comes with wall chargerd and car charger = perfect!"
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"Well it never took a battery charge no matter what I did."
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Fit

Fit:
"All in all this unit is very good, the sound is good (sometimes too good, people tell me that they hear things in the background amplified when I'm not speaking), the fit for me is good (as it is for my wife), in fact many times I forget I have it on."
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"This one just fits me nicely and I even forget its in my ear."
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"Oh, and he also said it fits great around his ear, it's nice and snug."
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"I have found that the headset fits pretty securely on my ear."
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"I can hear clearly, people can hear me clearly, and the ear piece fits comfortably."
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Noise

Noise:
"The only drawback is that there isn't noise reduction on this model."
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"The only negative is this headset picks up a lot of extra noise."
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"I can be sitting still at my desk and if I move around paper - people wonder what I am doing as the background noise it picks up is very annoying to them."
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"Negatives:EVERY caller complains about background noise - and I do not mean car road noise."
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"While I hear people well, they all get frustrated and say it is too hard to talk with me while driving due to background noise."
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"75% of the time the person I am calling asks if I calling from inside a well or complains about lots of background noise."
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"There is a lot of noise when I drive in the car but I love the charging feature."
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"Quality is excellent...sound, functions, background noise is minimal."
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"I thought of buying the blue tooth headset for a while the prices are so high and the quality is always compromised then I bought this product for 3o odd bucks I have been using it for 2months now no problem expect when it is windy it picks up th noise otherwise nice product for the product I recommend people to buy this one."
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"75% of the time the person I am calling asks if I calling from inside a well or complains about lots of background noise."
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Price

Price:
"I went for this bluetooth hands free because I was looking for a low price but good device since I have a problem losing or damaging this things."
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"I bought it for the price and regret getting it.....I don't recommend this model."
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"It was one of the most secure bluetooth headsets I have ever had until then, but at a very painful price to pay."
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"The sound quality is great for the price."
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"That why I tried this one, it had some good reviews and was a decent price."
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"Not many complaints about sound quality from the people I talk to, so I think it is very decent for its price."
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"Amazon has a good price and item was shipped quick."
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"In that price, I think a good buy."
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Quality

Quality:
"i have talked for hours to many different people and only one has said anything negative about the sound quality."
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"Anything more than 3-4 feet if there is your body between the phone and the headset the quality of sound would go crappy choppy."
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"Not only the sound was not good quality, the range was also really bad."
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"I am not happy with this Plantronics headset, not because of sound quality (it has GREAT SOUND QUALITY) but because of the following three things:1- UNCOMFORABLE to wear."
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"Sound and quality were good but the earpeice was very uncomfortable and hurt my ear."
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"The sound quality is great for the price."
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"Quality is Great!"
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"If the headset and cell phone are in direct line with no obstruction (e. g. you have the headset in you right ear and cell phone in your right hand with your body not obstructing), the sound quality is great."
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"Not many complaints about sound quality from the people I talk to, so I think it is very decent for its price."
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"Pro's:- quick set up- comfortable- average sound quality- hands freeCon's- will never reach 2 feet away from phone without making conversation impossible, due to hiss- charger connects poorly to headset, charging very difficult- the same button is used for power (on off press) and volume control (up down), making it easy to end conversation instead of adjusting volume- ear fit is cumbersome"
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Sound

Sound:
"i have talked for hours to many different people and only one has said anything negative about the sound quality."
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"Anything more than 3-4 feet if there is your body between the phone and the headset the quality of sound would go crappy choppy."
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"Not only the sound was not good quality, the range was also really bad."
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"I am not happy with this Plantronics headset, not because of sound quality (it has GREAT SOUND QUALITY) but because of the following three things:1- UNCOMFORABLE to wear."
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"Sound and quality were good but the earpeice was very uncomfortable and hurt my ear."
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"Holds charge well and sounds good on my end."
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"The sound quality is great for the price."
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"The volume is great, the sound is clear on both ends of the line and it's easy to use."
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"All in all this unit is very good, the sound is good (sometimes too good, people tell me that they hear things in the background amplified when I'm not speaking), the fit for me is good (as it is for my wife), in fact many times I forget I have it on."
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"If the headset and cell phone are in direct line with no obstruction (e. g. you have the headset in you right ear and cell phone in your right hand with your body not obstructing), the sound quality is great."
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