This post is a review of the Aukey Bluetooth Sports Headphones and the Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth. I use them all the time, but they come in handy while I am drawing. I have playlists filled with ambient house music with no vocals for concentrating and deep focus. Keep reading for a comprehensive list of virtues of each product. Find out how to win FREE pair below:
The Virtues of the Aukey Bluetooth:
- It fits snugly around each ear. I could run (although I am allergic to running) or garden, or ride my bike or do yoga and my headphones will not slip off.
- They cancel some outside noise but I can still hear.
- They are hidden under my hair
- The volume can be adjusted from the earpiece
- I can skip to the next or the previous track from the earpiece
- It can hang around my neck when I am not using it, and that can cut down on the possibility of losing it.
- It automatically stops my music to answer my phone.
- The charger is universal
- The price can’t be beat
The Virtues of My Plantronics Bluetooth:
- It is very comfortable. So much so that I can forget it is there. It fits one ear so you can still hear everything in your environment with your other ear.
- The volume can be adjusted on the earpiece.
- It is durable; I have had mine for about two years now.
Aukey vs Plantronics:
- The Plantronics bluetooth will not stay put. If I do any kind of exercise or bending over, it will fall off. Also sweating will make it slide off. The Aukey bluetooth is more secure and just as comfortable.
- The Plantronics bluetooth volume can also be adjusted on the earpiece, but whenever I try to increase the volume, it seems to be already at maximum. The lady says, “volume maximum”. The Aukey will reach higher levels, but when you get to maximum volume there is a piercing noise. Ugh.
- Although I bought the Plantronics bluetooth at least two years ago and the price has dropped to half what I paid for it, that price is still double the expense of the Aukey model.
- My hair can and has knocked the Plantronics model completely off my ear. This has not happened with the Aukey.
- The Aukey can skip to the next track and the Plantronics does not have this function.
- The Plantronics bluetooth can hold a seven hour charge, but the Aukey bluetooth only holds four. The sound quality of phone calls decreases after about 2 hours of use for each. I can listen to music until there is no battery life left in both.
- The Plantronics Bluetooth has a strange magnetic charger that you will need to keep up with. The Aukey’s charger is universal.
- Each model has an alert to let you know when you are out of range. The Plantronics model has a lady’s voice that says, “out of range”. The Aukey model makes a double beep and continues to beep the entire time you are out of range. Ugh. The beep noises are too much for me. When I go out of range, I take them out so I can be spared the relentless beep noises. This alert can help to remind you that you are leaving your phone somewhere in both models.
- The Plantronics’ model does have a battery meter. When you become dangerously close to having no juice at all, the lady says, “recharge headset” The Aukey has no such help.
- The Plantronics Bluetooth does have caller-name announcement which is wonderful, but not a requirement. It also has voice commands, but I have not had a good opportunity to use it.
Even though the Plantronics is fancier and has voice commands, I prefer the Aukey hands down. To win a pair for yourself, follow the link:
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