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Plantronics Audio 500 USB

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and bass quality. The microphone and comfort are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the durability and design.

sound, comfort, microphone, bass quality, usability

price, design, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Audio 500 USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Plantronics Audio 500 USB from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics .Audio 500 USB - Headset ( semi-open )

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Expert Review


The Audio 500 is a decent, reasonably-priced headset that is simple to install and operate.

Good sound quality, comfortable

Boring design, need to manually configure audio output

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Plantronics Audio 500 USB Digital Multimedia Headset


Tried and tested" would be the nice way of describing Plantronics' Audio 500 USB Digital Multimedia Headset design. Otherwise, it's just plain unimag...

Good sound quality, comfortable

Boring design, need to manually configure audio output

The Audio 500 is a decent, reasonably-priced headset that is simple to install and operate.


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Sound is good, not very comfortable


The sound quality is excellent, installation is a snap. If that's all you want this is perfect

I've been on a call for an hour now and my ears hurt!! Also my hair, which is pretty short, keeps getting caught in the arms. At this point i think i'm going to send it back and get a different set

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These are a very solid pair of headphones. The bass is clear and doesn't distort the rest of the sound. Also they are a great option for when your sound out port goes bad. PnP and you are ready to go

I haven't noticed any so far

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Plantronics is recommended


Recommend sinching the cord to the adjust to the proper length. Had two logitecs prior to this and they BOTH broke from frayed cords to the earphones under 6 months combined! Got this pair broke it due to my own fault and getting another pair. If you...

Excellent noise cancellation mic, flexible and extends. Great for VoIP, text to speech. Yanked the cord so many times that the sound got shot but the mic still works for speech to text technology. Very reasonable for the price

cord is a tad long and can get caught. Plastic feels cheap. Not sound isolating headphone design

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Great set the money!


My Logitech 350 USB headset broke only four months of use. Hopefully this'll last longer.

Great sound quality, good comfort, surprising good bass response, mic is clear and crisp

Comfort is good NOT great, heads won't block outside noise. Feels cheap

Product Specifications

Hama is committed to developing and delivering products that achieve the highest performance at a most competitive price, within easy reach of everybody. Hama has dedicated manufacturing facilities and partners all over the world to meet the needs of all its customers for years to come. PRODUCT FEATURES: Quick access to the sound control; Noise canceling microphone; Comfortable headband and soft ear cushions; QuickAdjust telescopic microphone and adjustable microphone arm for optimal positioning; Inline volume control and mute.

Audio Input

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

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia/PC multimedia / Video conferencing system


Model:500 USB/Audio 500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics/Plantronics .Audio

IP Telephony

VoIP: Yes

Remote Control

Type: None