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Plantronics M50 Bluetooth Headset

Field Test


After unbox I first try how I can fast attach the headset on the ear. This is important when I have the headset not on the ear while I get a call.

In the manual on the next-to-last page the handling is illustrated how you can change using the ear hook from left to right and vice versa.
This is very easy and don´t worry to break it because the ear hook is stable pivoted on the casing with a hinge.

Wear Comfort

The wear comfort is very good. This headset you can plug fast on your ear, at that the stable foldable colourless plastic ear hook is very helpful.
With 11 grams this headset is so lightweight that you can wear it for hours.

It is no in-ear system, not lying close on the outer ear. The sound transmission made from silicone lies soft and without any pressure at the outside of the auditory canal. This is the most pleasant kind of wearing a headset, which fits for all persons.

Tonal Quality: Audio Transmission on your side

Noiseless, very good. The volume is adjustable in five steps from silent to very loud.

Tonal Quality: Audio Transmission at the remote station

In the meantime I have phoned  very much with this headset and no one has lamented about bad sound or couldn´t understand me.
An exception was the time while I was using the local cellular net from Telefónica Germany and later on the cellular net from Vodafone.
At these times the call quality was bad with interrupts and sound like a robot like in the start time of GSM technology.
This was no failure of the headset but an overloaded cellular network. Since I have changed to T-Mobile these issues are history.

Testing Environment

Up to 14.02.2012 I have used the cellular network of Telefónica Germany to call German landline and to call mobile phones.
From 15.02.2012 to 20.02.2013 I have used the cellular network of Vodafone. In the first half year the radio reception was almost very good.
Since 21.02.2013 I use the cellular network from Deutsche Telekom (aka T-Mobile) only. This is clearly recognizable way better than its competitors here in my sphere of activity.
The fixed-line telephones of my counterpart stations are good devices without issues.

A friend of mine who has often long telephone calls with me uses the following mobile phones which are well-known for their good tonal quality:

During the test period I have telephoned with the smartphones Samsung Galaxy Note and BlackBerry Z10.

The judgement of the tonal quality was objectively, because the counterpart statons doesn´t knew if I use my headset and which of my phones I use now and what does it cost. Prejudices or  oder envy couldn´t impair their judgements.

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