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Plantronics MX 505

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews of Plantronics MX 505. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and price. The usability and sound also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the size and reliability.

comfort, sound, usability, price, portability

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics MX 505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of Plantronics MX 505 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Comments about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and sound also get good comments. Some have doubts about the size and reliability.

comfort, sound, usability, design, price

reliability, size

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: jme1223 (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


very nice headset for the price. it is very clear and loud, with a listening volume control and mute toggle built into the line. wind reduction works - with a fan blowing at me, people could not really tell and still hear me clearly (my old headset...

clear on both ends, wind reduction works

little weird to put on, especially in a hurry

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: dreadnaught316 (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


This ear piece is great. It's clear and comfortable. Allows me to move all over the house with clear communications through my phone. Better than the built-in speaker phone too. Wow!

Good sound, comfortable, easy to use. Great value for the usefulness you'll get out of this handsfree ear piece

None that I observed

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: kirvs (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


I've used this headset for a week now and it is great! Calls come though very clear and it is comfortable to wear.The only thing that I have a problem with is a slight delay in my voice while talking. It isn't bad but it is a little annoying.Overall I...

Nice design that fits confortably on the ear- Clear sound- Reasonable price

Slight delay while talking

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: humble_wiz (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


I like it. The voices are clean on both sides. The headset stays in your ear even while shaking my head. The mute switch is Nice when you just need to vent at the person on the other end without getting Fired. I researched headsets for weeks and ended...

Light weight. The ear bud projects sound comfortablely into your ear. The Inline Volume & Mute control is VERY handy. Comfortable to wear for extended amounts of time

My girlfriend has small ears and this unit doesn't fit super, but it fits OK.. The inline volume & mute controls helps to compendsate for this headset's short comings

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: djraab (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


This headset works very well. It's comfortable enough for me that I have made the mistake, more than once, of forgetting I am wearing it and walking away from my desk while still wearing it.

Lightweight, very comfortable, clear

Only one weakness ... the rubber "behind the ear" piece is likely to eventually split. However it took my first one 3 years for that to happen. So, for me, it's not really a concern

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: mbeaven (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


I am hard of hearing in one ear and have shoulder problems so holding a phone when you can only hear voices in one ear is very hard and tiring. In addition I have had neck surgery so I can not just balance the phone on my shoulder, because it will make...

Voice quality, fairly comfortable for long wearing once you get use to it, volume adjustment, mute capability, choice of wind tube lengths, can still hear conversations around you

No call answer and disconnect on this model

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: DanMarksSEIU221 (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


I purchased headsets for all of my staff in advance of the new California "hands free" driving legislation. The headsets that I purchased fit most of their cell phones, and represent a high quality product that is very reasonably priced. We are very...

Lightweight, good value, great quality, and easy to use

The headset was not appropriate for some of the older model mobile phones used by my staff

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: jonun (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


easy to use, good sound quality (especially the anti-wind technology). i bike a lot, and the people i talked to couldn't even tell that i was outside. works a lot better than the other headsets I've tried in the past. the microphone boom is a little...

GREAT anti-wind technology...sound quality is very good, much better than 2 other headsets i've tried in the past

looks a little dorky, especially the tan colored version (i thought i was getting the white/clear one)

Jan, 2005

Consumer review by: nifferp18 (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


Generally speaking a good headset. I sometimes have trouble hearing others at its maximum volume, but that is its only real weakness. Comfortable to wear and natural to talk on. Would definitely recommend to others, good value for the money.

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: cps1321 (

Plantronics MX505 Mobile Earset


I really wanted to like this headset, but eliminating wind noise is not worth the discomfort. Here's a summary of the major things I liked/disliked: Comfort: The earpiece that fits into your ear needs to be more round - its oval shape put too much...

Great sound (incoming), eliminates wind noise, volume control and mute button

Uncomfortable to wear for longer than 30 minutes, looks odd when worn, mute button difficult to use

Jan, 2004

Product Specifications

The award-winning MX505 Mobile Headset from Plantronics delivers high-performance sound for clearer calls. Interchangeable pivoting WindSmart voice tubes provide wind noise reduction technology and can be positioned for optimal sound clarity. The next-generation Flex Grip design provides a secure, comfortable fit for extended wear. Convenient in-line controls put your phone's functionality at your fingertips.

Audio Input

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

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Under-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics MX

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty