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Plantronics MX 505

Plantronics MX 505
alaScore 73

297 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the portability and value for money are overall positive. The usability and sound are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

comfort, sound, usability, value for money, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics MX 505 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 297 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 user reviews of Plantronics MX 505 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on

comfort, sound, usability, value for money, portability


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Plantronics MX505 Windsmart Boom Headset (Tan)Plantronics MX505 Windsmart Boom Headset - Black/GrayPlantronics MX505 WindSmart Boom Headset for iPhone 3G 3Gs & 4

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Microphone below par.


Wish it would have worked. My only gripe is the microphone's volume does not pick up enough or maybe it needs a preamp... anyway. Not useful I will have to return it.

Fits well in ear. I guess you get what you pay for

The microphone piece is not long enough and when tested the sound of your voice is half of what it would be if you just use the phone's mic. I used to work in telemarketing and the mic piece would come all the way in front of your mouth. Maybe this is...

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Does the job


I have used this with both my phone and on my PC (with a jack adapter), it is clear, volume is good, people I talk to on my phone say I sound ok.

Clear sound, both in and out

It has a wire


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Not for cordless phones


Next time, check for compatibility on the Plantronics web site before purchasing. I foolishly assumed that since the MX500c was compatible, this one would be compatible as well. Oh, well! Lesson learned.

cheap? That's all I can think of as a pro. Although considering that I can't really use it, it's money wasted

Very low volume. When I contacted Plantronics, they said this headset was not compatible with cordless phones. That would mean that it's compatible with cell phones. I haven't been able to test this out since I don't have a cell phone with a 2.5mm jack

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Good inexpensive choice


Recommended. I'm using this with a desktop IP phone with a headset jack. I was dubious about the low price (note Newegg has increased the price since my purchase), but the price is still quite acceptable. Plantronics has a good reputation and they...

Nice choice for the price

Cord length a mite short, but acceptable for a desktop phone

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It is useless


Cheap and looks good

People who received my calls told me when I used the headset they could barely hear me even when I yelled

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Great buy!


Sounds great, fits relatively comfortable. People can't even tell I'm using a hands-free device when I'm using it

Can sometimes be difficult to put on

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great once you get the hang of it


Great headset, especially for the price. highly recommended.

comfortable, loud, mic is very clear and loud

takes a little bit of getting used to, but once you figure out how to wear it it's comfortable

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It is light and fits nice on the ear, haven't used it alot but works for what I need it for, and the price was great. for 5 bucks you can't beat it

It hurts after a little time, I also thought it worked on the computer but I was mistaken. the mx 500i comes with the usb hook up

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I knew I should have bought the maximum of 5 when they were on sale.

Usable with many cell phones & of course XBOX 360. One is doing double duty as both. Small & comfoftable. The sound is good. I expect they will be built well like other similar Planatronics headsets

None so far

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Low Microphone Volume


That's to Newegg, I got money back.

Comfortable fit

Very low Microphone volume. Useless

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