This Plantronics Voyager 5200 UC is a one-of-a-kind headset. It wraps around your ear, has a long microphone boom and a voice isolation which stands above everything else. You can be standing next to a jackhammer in six Beaufort, and you will still be perfectly understandable. It’s light and comfortable and can be worn outside without drawing too much attention.
However, there was a problem. In recent years it stopped working if exposed to too much noise and your voice would sound like rubbish until you restarted the headset. It was a hardware issue, not a software one, which we quickly found out when we started comparing different devices on the same software.
Here is the good news: Poly has changed the hardware and I can once again recommend this device. If your in-warranty headset has this problem, it’s now time to engage with Poly support to get it replaced. It’s also safe to buy new ones. How do you know, you have a new model? Check the DATE CODE on the packaging. If it says FEB-22 or newer, you are safe. These codes are always three months in the future. A FEB-22 device was manufactured in November 2021. Post-dating the code allows Poly to be generous with warranty claims.