I have another brand bluetooth headset laying around my house somewhere. Never cared for it since it did not sit securely in my ear and I always had to be holding tight against my ear so I could hear. I gave up on bluetooth headsets after that experience. I went back to my old faithful, the corded headset. Well I can finally said goodbye to my corded headset. The Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth Headset has been able to offer a lightweight, comfy fitting and sleek looking bluetooth headset that fits snugly in my ear. There is also no annoying blinking bright blue light flashing constantly when in use. For lights it has just a very thin line that white flashes telling you it is connected or on a call. Red when it is being turned off or placed in the charging case. It will flash pink if you a missed call. The lights are dim and do NOT say "hey look at my bluetooth in my ear".
Pairing was so easy. Push multifunction button until it blinks red and white then add device according to your cellphone instructions. It was that easy. No need to input a password (but one is given in the instruction book if your phone ask for one). Comes with 3 different sized ear gels that have a unique oblong square design that allows it to sit securely in your ear so you don't have to worry about having it drop down or fall out. Sound quality is superb. Callers can hear me clearly and I can hear them with no problems even with background noises.
The carrying/travel/charging case is a great concept. No need to take your power plug and wonder where you will be able to plug it in when you are on the road. I have been using the headset on and off for over a week now and I have not had to charge either the headset or the case - so battery life is great! I store the headset when I am not using in the charging case. The headset sits securely into the case, but make sure that you see it blink red to verify that the unit is connected correctly. The LCD screen is easy to read to see how much of a charge is left on both the headset and case. Charging via the AC plug is quick too, it only 90 minutes to fully charge both the headset and case when I first charged them.
Bluetooth range is excellent. I can walk away from my phone to another room and still be able to hear and talk without the conversation breaking up.
The multifunction button is located on the boom bar. I wish it would stick out just a little further to make it easier to find, also sometimes I have to push really hard to activate it. The volume button is tiny as well, but I don't find myself adjusting the volume much since the sound quality is so great. Would be nice if it came with another type of charger - USB or car adapter. It would much easier to charge and store it in my vehicle where I use it the most. I am hoping to see if someone mentions if the Plantronics discovery 925 accessories will work with the 975 model since Amazon does offer a variety of options for the 925.
In general, this is great headset that I highly recommend.
UPDATE: I wanted to mention that out of no where the bluetooth was not functioning correctly and all I could hear was beeps. I contacted Plantronics support who instructed me to turn off my cell phone and remove the battery for 30 seconds. Once the phone was powered back up everything was working again. The representative I spoke with was very helpful and they called me immediately after making my online request for support . Hats off to the great customer service Plantronics offers.
The Plantronics Discovery 975 builds on the popular Discovery 925 model using a similar modern minimalist design while incorporating upgrades. Like the Discovery 925, this Bluetooth headset offers AudioIQ, but the 975 utilizes dual mics and includes WindSmart to block wind noise. Plus the addition of an LCD screen on the leather rechargeable carrying case indicates how much charge remains as well as the charge of the headset when inserted. Having previously owned and used … more
Ingeniously simple. That's the Plantronics Discovery 975 Bluetooth earpiece. Blending easy connectivity with dual-microphone, noise-canceling AudioIQ2 technology and patented ear tips for a stable, comfortable fit, this elegantly simple earpiece lets you listen clearly and makes you sound sharp, even in noisy environments. With its innovative, rechargeable carrying case that can triple your talk time while you're on the go, you'll wonder why staying connected hasn't always been this simple.
The Discovery 975 Bluetooth earpiece offers:
Superior sound performance with two noise-canceling mics.
Outstanding voice quality even in windy conditions.
QuickPair technology for simple pairing with your phone.
Elegant case that doubles as a charging station.
Patented, comfortable ear tips for a sure fit.
The elegant and stylish Discovery 975 features a patented gel ear tip for outstanding comfort and a secure fit.Ingeniously Simple Design Minimal in size, maximum in performance, the Discovery 975 offers an elegant simplicity that conceals its advanced sound technologies. For starters, an easy-to-access button offers one-touch control over powering the earpiece on and off and answering and ending calls. A subtle white indicator light flashes only once when the earpiece is powered on. The earpiece features a dedicated volume control that's also a handy mute control. Voice prompts keep you in the know when your Bluetooth connection is lost, the earpiece is on mute, or the battery is ...