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Plantronics launches wireless and gaming earwear

Plantronics recently launched five new products—the Voyager 5200, BackBeat Go 3, and three RIG 500 gaming headets.

Voyager 5200

Plantronics Voyager 5200

The Voyager 5200 is an in-ear bluetooth headset designed for clear-cut communication wherever the user may be. It features four-mic noise cancelling and a proprietary DSP to cancel unwanted ambient noise; six layers of WindSmart technology and HD Voice Clarity so your voice will come across clearer; dedicated voice control button; smart sensor technology; audio alerts, called ID, and voice answer; and sweatproof nano-coating. An optional charging case also provides up to 14 hours of recharging. It sells for PHP 5,599

Quick Specs:

  • Talk/standby time: Up to seven hours/nine days
  • Noise cancelling: Four-mic active digital signal processing; internal, adaptive 20-band equalizer, acoustic echo cancellation, and sidetone detection; WindSmart technology
  • Multipoint technology : Connects to two phones and answers calls from either one
  • Bluetooth: v4.1; A2DP; PBAP; AVRCP; Wideband HFP Profile 1.6 and HSP Profile 1.2; up to 30 meters range
  • Moisture Protection: Sweatproof nano-coating
  • Battery type: Rechargeable, non-replaceable Li-Po; 90 minutes for full charge
  • Charge connector: MicroUSB
  • Weight: 20 g
  • Price: PHP 5,599

BackBeat Go 3

Plantronics BackBeat Go 3

Meanwhile, the BackBeat Go 3 is a pair of wireless in-ear buds that promises crisp audio and a comfortable listening experience with its custom drivers and specially designed eartips. Like the Voyager 5200 it has sweatproof nano coating and an optional charging case that provides up to 13 hours of additional power.

Quick Specs

  • Talk/standby time: Up to 6.5 hours/14 days
  • Drivers: 6 mm custom dynamic drivers with HQ custom SBC codec; 20 db passive noice reduction
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <3 percent
  • Sensitivity: 102 dBspl/mW @ 1 kHz
  • Noise reduction: MEMS microphone with digital signal processing and full duplex echo noise reduction
  • Bluetooth: v3.0; A2DP 1.2; AVRCP v1.5; Wideband audio HFP v1.7, HSP v1.1; up to 10 meters range
  • Moisture protiection: Sweatproof nano-coating
  • Battery type: Rechargeable, non-replaceable Li-Po; 2.5 hours for full charge
  • Charge connector: MicroUSB
  • Weight: 19 g
  • Price: PHP 4,699; PHP 6,099 with charging case

RIG 500, RIG 500HD, and RIG 500E

Plantronics RIG 500E

Arranged according to prices of PHP 2,995, PHP 3,795, and PHP 6,995, the RIG 500, RIG 500HD, and RIG 500E are gaming over-ears that feature dynamic 40 mm drivers and noise cancelling boom mics for superb in-game audio and crystal clear communication with teammates.While they all feature acoustic-isolating earcups with memory foam, the RIG 500E has optional vented earcups for better comfort during marathon sessions. Lastly, both the 500HD and 500E both feature Dolby 7.1 audio support to give users a complete 360 degree aural snapshot of the battlefield.

Quick Specs:

  • Mic frequency response: 100 Hz to 10 kHz
  • Mic sensitivity:-45 dBV/Pa
  • Mic signal-to-noise ratio: >42 dB
  • Mic pick-up pattern: Uni-directional
  • Headphone weight: 200 grams
  • Headphone frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Headphone impedance: 32 ohms
  • Headphone sensitivity: 111 dBSPL/V (RIG 500); 110 BSPL/V (RIG 500HD); 110 BSPL/V (RIG 500E vented earcups); 113 dBSPL/V (RIG 500E isolating earcups)
  • Headphone maximum input power: 40 mW
  • Headphone drivers: Dynamic 40 mm
  • Headphone cable connector: Fixed 1.5 m cable with 3.5 mm 4-pole plus 3.5 mm split mic/speaker y-adapter (RIG 500); 2 m USB (RIG 500HD); USB and 3.5 mm (RIG 500E)
  • Prices: PHP 2,995 (RIG 500); PHP 3,795 (RIG 500HD); and PHP 6,995 (RIG 500E)