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Plantronics Pulsar 590A

Plantronics Pulsar 590A
alaScore 77

535 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the microphone and comfort. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the build quality.

sound, value for money, portability, comfort, microphone

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Plantronics Pulsar 590A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 535 reviews)

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Plantronics Pulsar 590A


This trendy metallic headset weighs just 3.5 ounces, but when you make the Bluetooth connection, you'll instantly notice improved fidelity. Only newer phones such as the Motorola 680i support the Bluetooth AD2P stereo profile, although older phones...

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Plantronics Pulsar 590 Bluetooth Stereo Headset


The Plantronics Pulsar 590A comes in two basic parts. The main section is a futuristic over-the-head-style headphone unit constructed from silver and black plastic. The right ear cup sports call answer, mute, and volume up/down buttons along with a...

Functions as both a hands-free headset and stereo headphones; solid sound quality and battery life.

Small volume buttons.

Plantronics's Pulsar 590A Bluetooth headset is a great choice for mobile power users who don't want to sacrifice quality for convenience.

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Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headphones


The more technologically advanced our BlackBerry devices get, the more we can begin to replace other gadgets and eliminate the need for multiple devices. Now, I'm not yet ready to ditch my iPod - but I am getting closer. Now that I have a 4GB Memory...

The Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headphones are available for $129.95 to $249.00 at various web resellers.

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Review: Plantronics Pulsar 590a


I am a newcomer to the world of Bluetooth (BT) and I marvel at what devices BT can connect. From mice and keyboards to headphones and headsets, BT is certainly taking the world by storm adding capabilities with each new version.

What can I say? As a short time user of Bluetooth devices, I now see the power of blue. The Plantronics Pulsar 590a has most certainly become my headset of choice when I am at home or on the go – as long as I’m not driving. I have fallen in love with...

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With Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headset, weight and mounting will never be a problem. It is carefully designed to be weightless but still clamber up, so your comfort will never be compromised.

Having a Bluetooth headset will make your life easier, and not to mention neater! No need to worry about the wires hanging up your neck or wires all over your desk! A great buy for users of ipods, mp3 players, mobile, laptops and computers. This device...

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QuickLook: Plantronics' Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headphones & Headset


One headset for this, one headset for that. Another headset for traveling, and a fourth for just phone use. Anyone else getting the feeling that you've got a few too many headsets? Plantronics, in their ever vigilant effort to make life new,...

Ultimate adapter allows for any audio source, Automatic audio source switching, Great sound quality, "Airline" mode, Surprisingly portable

Ear pads are not user-replaceable, Universal Adapter produces a slight hiss, Voice tube can be difficult to extend

Still listening? Well, color me impressed. I didn't expect a Bluetooth over-the-head headphones to be so good. The inclusion of the Universal Adapter really makes the kit, though. I was a little disappointed that the increase in price ($110) from the...

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Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headset Review - Mobile Tech Review


Plantronics has a group of industrial designers in house who oversee the design and usability of headsets they make. Their late Bluetooth headset series such as the Discovery models show both elegance and very functional design. The Pulsar 590 has a...

Great looking headset that's comfortable to wear. Solid Bluetooth implementation that works with a wide range of mobile devices. Very good sound quality and good range. Good battery life and ample charging options. The in-flight cable is a nice touch...

The volume up/down and the Track Forward/Back buttons are a bit hard to find when you are not looking at them.

The Plantronics Pulsar 590A has a great feature set that can take care of your phone and music needs. It looks uber-cool and sleek too-and looks do count when you're talking about something you wear on your head. We've reviewed several Bluetooth stereo...

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Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Stereo Headset with Adapter Review


This one is really excellent. Pricey, but delivers everything. My PDA does not support streaming Aud...

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Stereo Bluetooth Headset Face-Off: Plantronics Pulsar 590A vs. IOGear GBMHKIT


Until now, Bluetooth headsets have been good for phone calls but not much more. That's all changing, however-the Plantronics Pulsar 590A and IOGear GBMHKIT are part of a new breed of stereo Bluetooth headsets designed for listening and talking on the go.

Pairing devices is, as we'd expect, no problem. However, the GBMHKIT does take its sweet time-where the Pulsar 590 could pair up with devices in 5 to 10 seconds, the GBMHKIT takes more like 30 to 60 seconds, depending on the device, the location and...

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Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headset Review


The Plantronics Pulsar 590 Series Bluetooth Stereo Headsets are said to deliver the ultimate in wireless freedom. With up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listen time, you can enjoy wireless stereo listening on laptops, PCs, TVs, DVD and MP3...

With a street price of $140, the Plantronics Pulsar 590A is the most versatile Bluetooth headset we have tested. If you are looking for the most complete stereo wireless headset system to work seamlessly between your cell phone, AV system, or portable...

Product Specifications

The Plantronics Pulsar 590 Series Bluetooth Stereo Headsets deliver the ultimate in wireless freedom! Seamlessly switch between your Bluetooth phone and your favorite music or movie so you'll never miss a call. With up to 12 hours of talk time and 10 hours of listen time, you can enjoy wireless stereo listening on laptops, PCs, TVs, DVD and MP3 players.

Audio Input

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

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Semi-open
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth/Bluetooth 2.0

Audio System

Recommended Use:Cellular phone / Game console / Home audio system / PC multimedia / Portable audio system/Cellular phone / Home audio system / PC multimedia / Portable audio system/PC multimedia / Game console / Home audio system / Portable audio system / Cellular phone

Dimensions & Weight



Country Kits:United Kingdom/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics Pulsar

Remote Control

Type: None