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Plantronics MX 500C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and value for money. The usability and sound also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the design. There are some negative comments about the build quality.

comfort, sound, usability, value for money, portability

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics MX 500C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Plantronics MX 500C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 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 3.8/5 for other Headsets on

sound, comfort, microphone, build quality, portability

value for money

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics MX500C Under The Ear Headset For Headset Ready Cordless PhonesPLANTRONICS MX500C Cordless Phone Over-the-Ear HeadsetsPLANTRONICS MX500C Cordless Phone Over-the-Ear Headsets

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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

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Expensive and poor quality


I should have known better after the first one. Plantronics is a good company, I expect more. The second one failed within 30 days. I have yet to go through the warranty process. I'm debating if I want to. If I do, I receive the same poor quality.

Not Durable","Poor Reception


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Confortable headset


This is my Third one. Very confortable and easy to use but they don't last as long as I would like. Don't like ones that go over the ear or head.

Clear Reception,Easy Controls

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I would buy this product again and again


Love, Love this device. Already wore one out. It is so comfortable in my ear and the extra controls help me to be able to hear even when the noise level around me is very loud.

Clear Reception,Durable,Easy Controls

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This is a great item.


I have tried a number of other headsets for my job and this is the best that I have found.

Clear Reception,Durable,Easy Controls

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If hearing would be louder ,it would be


Is there some way to get the hearing part turned up? I'm in my truck and you can barely hear what anyone is saying to you. please respond.

Clear Reception,Durable,Easy Controls

Hearing is not loud enoug

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Just didn't work out.


This unit just didn't work out. Could hear my calls well, but folks on the other end had an extremely hard time hearing me. There is no volume control for out-going voice. Had to return it.

Clear Reception,Good fit on ear,Listening volume is good

Callers can\'t hear me

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Good product


I use it with my blackberry for hands free talking to clients and employees

Clear Reception

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Comfortable but corded


I wish an inexpensive wireless version was available... I find myself tied to my desk or having to take the cordless phone with me.

Clear Reception,Comfortable,Easy Controls


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I love it BUT it is very Fragile


I headset is awesome, but very fragile. Twice the headset ear piece has broken shortly after purchase and had to be returned.

Clear Reception,Easy Controls

Not Durable

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