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Plantronics Explorer 230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Views about the portability and sound are on the whole positive. The comfort and price also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics Explorer 230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Plantronics Explorer 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The portability is also appreciated.

usability, portability, price

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics Explorer 230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and sound. The comfort and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

price, usability, comfort, sound, portability

reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (goodgearguide.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

A budget Bluetooth headset.

Compact, lightweight, easy to use

Poor incoming audio quality, no included ear buds

Occasional users shouldn't have too many issues, but if you intend to use the Explorer 230 on a daily basis then we suggest spending a bit more cash on a step up in quality.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

A budget Bluetooth headset.

Compact, lightweight, easy to use

Poor incoming audio quality, no included ear buds

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Joseph Hanlon (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

It's cheap and cute as a button, but we can't recommend a Bluetooth headset that struggles with phone calls.

Clean, simple design. The price is right.

Uniformly terrible performance with a selection of different handsets.

The Plantronics Explorer 230 will make a tempting proposition in stores. It looks like the others but for half the price. Buyers beware: you get exactly what you pay for.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

I bought this a year and a half ago at CVS when I was on a trip and realized I'd left my Bluetooth at home. It is the most comfortable headset I've ever tried. (And I've tried a dozen or so, because I keep losing them!) The sound was good on both ends...

Comfortable, long battery life, good sound

Nothing so far

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

Mine has been through the washing machine twice as I have forgotten its still in my shirt pocket. Opened case let it dry then recharge'd and is still working great. No problems with static, pairing or sound quality. Callers say its clear as a bell at...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

I can't really complain about free, but after mine stopeed working, I read many reviews on this model. A lot of people have experienced the same thing. It'll work fine for a while (I only got one use in), but after charging, it would not power back on....

small, light, easy to connect

stopped working after first charge

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

i loved my plantronics headset, it was great and extremely comfortable, i lost it and thought id upgrade to a Blueant Z9I, biggest mistake ever, its crap all over, have not found one thing that is better about it then my cheap as Plantronics headset.

Lightweight, easy to use, extremely comfortable, good battery life

limited function and voice recognition

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

I lost it in January, and found on February - outside, in the snow! I dried it, and it perfectly works!

Easy to use, easy to connect, comfortable

None

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

very good sound and very easy to pair

sound ease of use

none yet

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Plantronics Explorer 230

 

Same here. I get no static at all. Left my phone on the desk and walked all the way across the house. Static started at a room and a half away! Using with a Palm Centro.

Small, lightweight

Wish it handled all audio from my Centro (not just phone calls)

Jan, 2009

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