• Plantronics M55
  • Plantronics M55

Specs / Features


HIGH QUALITY BLUETOOTH HEADSET: Dual microphones reduce noise and wind for clear, crisp call quality while in the office or at the gym. | VOICE RECOGNITION: Manage calls hands free without pressing buttons through Plantronics voice recognition technology, just say Answer or Ignore. | LONG LASTING BATTERY LIFE: Battery lasts for over 11 hours of talk time and features DeepSleep power-saving mode when away from your phone. | COMFORT: Three optional eartips; small, medium, and large, for the most comfortable fit in either ear. | FIND MYHEADSET: The app will locate your headset through your iPhone... More

HIGH QUALITY BLUETOOTH HEADSET: Dual microphones reduce noise and wind for clear, crisp call quality while in the office or at the gym. | VOICE RECOGNITION: Manage calls hands free without pressing buttons through Plantronics voice recognition technology, just say Answer or Ignore. | LONG LASTING BATTERY LIFE: Battery lasts for over 11 hours of talk time and features DeepSleep power-saving mode when away from your phone. | COMFORT: Three optional eartips; small, medium, and large, for the most comfortable fit in either ear. | FIND MYHEADSET: The app will locate your headset through your iPhone, iPad, Android, or other smart device by sending a tone so you can hear where it is hiding.

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Specification

Specification
Brand Plantronics
Model M55
Size 4 x 1 cm (1.6 x 0.4 in)

Reviews summary

7.5/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 11 reviews

What's good  

  • Lightweight and comfortable on ear
  • Premium quality industrial design
  • Good call quality for the price
  • Excellent battery life

What's bad  

  • No alternative sizes for earbuds
  • Mediocre noise cancellation

The M55 is Plantronic's budget headset, but the price tag doesn't mean that it's cheaply made. Critics describe it as svelte and elegant noting that the glossy black surface and silver trim give it a premium look. It is also much lighter than many of its other competitors weighing in at a scant 8 grams. PC Mag adds, "After placing it…into my ear, I pretty much forgot it was even there."

The headset comes with a single silicone encased earbud with optional plastic hook. According to reviewers, the hook adds a sense of security but the M55 fits well enough that it is unnecessary. CNET mentions, however, that since it does not come in alternate sizes it might not work well with all ear sizes.

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While the Plantronics M55 can stream music and YouTube audio, its main purpose is for making and receiving phone calls. In that respect, it delivers fairly good call quality. In general, most reviewers describe incoming calls as rich and full though a tad muffle and outgoing calls as thin and grainy. The device also features noise cancellation technology, but unlike the Jawbone Era the M55 does not utilize dual microphones. Slashgear points out that while call quality drops in crowded areas, "…at the price you're paying for the M55, the quality is excellent."

One standout feature of the M55 is its battery life. At top volume, expert tests clock the battery at 8 hours. To further preserve the battery, Plantronics offers a DeepSleep mode that automatically puts the headset to sleep when the paired device is out of range for 90 minutes. Tests show that the batteries last 150 days in this mode.

Despite a couple complaints, reviewers highly recommend this bluetooth headset. TechRadar calls it "great value for money" and goes on to say "we highly recommend it." Phone Arena adds, "All in all, the…headset is an impressive little gadget."

Reviews (7.5/10 Avg. rating)


TechHive

Sets a new standard for budget headsets

from TechHive

Call quality on both ends of the line was excellent, the majority of the time. Voices coming in through the M55 felt almost as though the callers were sitting beside me.

At the same time, callers on the other end reported back that my yapping frequently sounded clear and close-up, albeit with a slight “metallic” effect. Occasionally, some callers thought my voice sounded far away and robotic.

Another nice aspect: The M55’s handling of extraneous noise was reasonably solid. As I was jabbering, it forced my tunes into the background, so unless you were listen... Full review

TechRadar

Contains plenty of great tech despite "budget" price tag

from TechRadar
While the Plantronics M55 lacks the premium design of the Plantronics Voyager Legend, it's still a brilliantly built headset, with some great features, and it's obvious that Plantronics hasn't cut corners when putting together this cheaper product. The Plantronics M55 Bluetooth headset is great value for money, including a build quality and features that aren't seen on more expensive headsets. We highly recommend it... Full review
Craving Tech

A Bluetooth headset that can last for months on standby

from Craving Tech
The main highlight of the M55 is the new DeepSleep mode which will automatically activate its power-saving mode when the M55 is away from your phone for over 90 minutes. The M55, like any other Plantronics Bluetooth headset, is compact and stylish to wear. It’s made of glossy surface coated in Black with silver edges. The Plantronics M55 is low in price, stylish, compact, and also have the wonderful DeepSleep mode. It is perfect for casual users who don’t make/take calls often and want an affordable Bluetooth headset around when they need it... Full review
Cnet

Small yet packed with great features

from Cnet

Paying through the nose for a decent Bluetooth earpiece, though, isn't a good option for anyone. Enter the $49 Plantronics M55. This stylish device brings hands-free dialing capabilities to the table for not much cash. Though not as fancy as higher-priced headsets, it's ultracompact, lightweight, and certainly worth a look.

If you're looking for a compact, capable Bluetooth headset, the $49 Plantronics M55 should be on your short list. Though it doesn't provide the level of noise reduction and sophistication of the more premium $129.99 Jawbone Era , the M55 does have basic voice pro... Full review

SlashGear

Well worth the asking price for a Bluetooth headset

from SlashGear

The M55, in other words, is a perfect example of how well Plantronics is evolving in the Bluetooth headset game, taking here a stylish minimalistic form and pairing it up with next-level abilities and a rather inexpensive price point.

Speaking with people through the earpiece resulted in clear, nearly perfect quality on the other end, with exceptions being of course when you're in intensely crowded areas. This sort of situation is always going to result in you not having the most fantastic voice quality unless you're going for a much, much higher cost headset - at the price you're p... Full review

PC Magazine

The best choice for those working with tight budgets

from PC Magazine

With the M55, however, noise suppression has been greatly improved. In fact, at $49.99, the Plantronics M55 gets you better call quality at a better price than the M155 . It also boasts a small, stylish form factor and excellent battery life.

The Plantronics M55 is small and stylish, but it manages to pack in some great battery life and good call quality. The M155 is equally svelte and sleek, with better A2DP sound, but poor noise cancellation means you can't really use it outdoors.

It comes with a pair of headphones for stereo sound and features much better A2DP quality, bu... Full review

Amazon.com Reviews Summary

2,101 from Amazon.com

2,101 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Plantronics M55. Ratings are middle of the road, averaging 3.9 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

7.8/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

29 from Amazon.ca

29 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Plantronics M55. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

8/10

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