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Plantronics Explorer 340

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Plantronics Explorer 340. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People really like the design and price. The comfort and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some critical comments about the microphone.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics Explorer 340 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Plantronics Explorer 340 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the comfort and sound.

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This summary is based on the product: Plantronics Explorer 340 Bluetooth Headset

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: (

Plantronics Explorer 340


The Plantronics Explorer 340 is a sleek, lightweight headset that fuses Bluetooth wireless technology with effortless call control for a true hands-free experience. The Explorer 340 headset is easy to use and incorporates all call features-volume,...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Brendan Cartledge (

Review: Plantronics Explorer 340


The Plantronics Explorer 340 (and its brother, the 350) is a great value headset with great sound quality, but Brendan came out slightly disappointed with it in the end. Read our review to find out why.

Good looking, easy to use, good audio quality

Uncomfortable to wear for long periods

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Sformoso (

Maximum Range 10 inches!!!!


I have requested that NewEgg replace this unit. I am assuming that it is discontinued since Plantronics doesn't even sell it on it's site.

Comfortable fit, light, stays put. Easy to pair, small charger, very stylish

I can't move mine more than 10 inches from my BB 8820 or my Smasung phone. In fact, if I am holding onto either of my phones the signal drops to the point where the headset loses the connection to the phones

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Rusty (

PLANTRONICS Explorer 340 Bluetooth Headset


Why oh why did I buy two of these things. They both perform badly with both Blackberry and LG phones. Probably the worst purchase I have ever made at Newegg. This was a shell shocker deal. Shell shock doesn't come close.

Pairs easily, crystal clear as long as phone is no further than 18 to 20 inches away, easy to slip on, good standby/talk time

Really bad range performance. This thing picks up backround noise and somehow amplifies it to drown out users voice

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Jack (

its ok


will do for now

it picks up your voice well and is loud enough to hear other person

if its not line of sight ther can be a realllllly anoying poping in the earpiece only you can here

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Pinball Wizard (

Good value and quality


Quite usable, good quality and comfy even after wearing for hours. This is a great headset for use indoors. I've used this headset extensively and even though I have bought a higher-end Plantronics unit, I still plan to keep this one as a spare or for...

Excellent sound quality for myself and good for the caller on the other end. Comfy. Easy to switch from left to right ears. Sleek and attractive. Pairing is a snap and battery life reaches the claimed 8 hours talk time. Never timed standby but it lasts...

Combination volume/call switch can take some getting used to. Microphone may be a bit too sensitive - it picks up *everything*. Slight breeze will sound like you're in high winds. High winds will drown your voice out. This is minor if you plan to use...

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: WyattEarp (

Good for price...


Very affordable, lightweight and great ear fit. I really like the ear loop. Much more robust than others I have used. Good range and clarity

Volume not quite as loud as I had hoped. It turns up but not as loud as I would like. Still clearly audible though

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: sgtpowell (

Not that good


go with the 640 model or better. The difference is astounding.

Nice fit and easy to pair

Sounds like you are talking through a paper towel tube

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Flurpy (

not perfect, but good


I didn't buy this from Newegg, but I've had it about 8 or 9 months now. The background noise seems to only be a problem when I'm in a car. At home, I've never had a problem with voice-dial or any complaints about the TV or A/C. As far as the battery...

Seems to hold its charge fairly well. I've went weeks without even charging once, but I don't use it for hours at a time either. Have never been disconnected or had a problem with static or range. I call family and walk around my apartment with no...

It does pick up background noise easily which can make talking or voice-dialing difficult at times. Broke a small piece of the ear loop off when I caught it on my pocket, but it's still holding together and working just fine

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Arbie (

Back to my Jabra...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

The Plantronics Explorer 340 is a sleek, lightweight headset that fuses Bluetooth wireless technology with effortless call control for a true hands-free experience. The Explorer 340 headset is easy to use and incorporates all call features - volume, answer/end call, last-number redial, and voice-activated dialing - into one single button. Delivering up to eight hours of talk time, the Explorer 340 provides the convenience you want and the mobility you need to suit your busy, active lifestyle.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics Explorer