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Plantronics MX 500C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews of Plantronics MX 500C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and sound also get good feedback, whereas comments about the size and design are mixed. There are some critical opinions about the reliability and durability.

comfort, sound, usability, price, portability

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics MX 500C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Plantronics MX 500C from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The portability and sound also get good opinions, but comments about the size and design are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability.

comfort, sound, portability, usability, price


75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: PLANTRONICS MX500C Cordless Phone Over-the-Ear HeadsetsPLANTRONICS MX500C Cordless Phone Over-the-Ear HeadsetsOver The Ear Headset for Headset-ready Cordless Phones

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Charley (

Fits comfortably; Good sound quality


Used for phoning in to meetings at work. Sound quality both ways was good. In line volume adjustment helpful. Comfortable to wear. It took me a couple tries to learn to put it on, but great after that.

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: umpqualady2 (

Best headset for cordless phones


After going through a few headsets for my home phone, I finally called Plantronics and asked them what they recommended for a cordless home phone and this was the one. I was glad Dell had it in stock and so far, they also have the best price! Very...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: CHarmon (

Excellent headset


This headset has all the features I need to conduct business. I am a budding small business owner in the voice industry, so it's important for me to come through clear and crisp on the phone, and listen to speakers with no static or other...

clear crisp quality, no headband marks after long usage

may not fit all ears comfortably (no issue for me)

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Rockguy (



I read reveiws before I purchased this. They were overwhelminly positive, and now I know why, this is a great headset! Great sound from the earpiece and great microphone.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Godson27 (

Great for working


Whenever I used to work from home I would use this headset and I remember a time where my little brother was being obnoxious by playing really loud music, while I was working in the other room, somehow by the grace of God the customers I was assisting...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: joanie (

Plantronics MX500C Hands-free Earset


I love the freedom of talking on the phone and doing tasks around the house without a crooked neck. However, this is the third time I have to get my headset replaced due to the ear piece breaking. It is not a cheap item and I wish this product that was...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Linda (

High Quality and Easy to Put On


I have a several-hours-long drive twice a week on curvy roads, and wear glasses and a cap. I tried several headsets that were difficult to hear through, and almost impossible to doff and don while driving. I bought this headset and it was perfect....

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Gregg (

Great sound, questionable quality


Great sound and fit, but breaks on it own accord. Purchased the headset in Apr 2012. Warranty replaced in Oct 2012 and again in Jan 2013. Hard plastic from ear piece cracked at the seam, same place, same symptom both times. Used daily from home office....

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: An anonymous customer (

Best I've Found


I've used many headsets over the years and this one is the best. I've used this one so much that I've worn some out but not because of poor quality. The only downside is the cord but that's part of why the clarity is so good. It is designed for many...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Kathy (

Works well but have to replace often.


Works well, but I replace this item often due to earpiece splitting in half.

Clear Reception,Easy Controls

Not Durable

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Experience the freedom, superior sound and discreet style of the award-winning MX500C Cordless Phone Headset from Plantronics. You will appreciate the secure fit, and conveniently located one-touch listening/speaking volume control and mute when juggling multiple tasks at home. Enjoy the lasting comfort of the Flex Grip design. Be heard clearly with the WindSmart microphone designed to reduce fast motion or backyard wind noise. Compatible with headset-ready cordless phones and most mobile phones.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Under-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone/Cordless phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics MX

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty