The Poly Voyager UC headset 4310 has a single, obvious purpose. I knew it as soon as I saw it: telephony.
As a single-ear headphone, it won’t be able to compete with the best. Best noise cancelling headphonesWe wanted to test the headset (along with two other new Poly headsets: the Poly X-Treme and Poly X-Treme Pro). Voyager 8200Then, there is the Focus 2(to see if it fits into a creative person’s life.
Poly Voyager UC 4310 review: Key specifications
|24hrs (online indicator Off), 18hrs (online indicator On))
|Bluetooth 5.2 allows you to pair with 2 devices simultaneously and to remember up 8 devices.
|Voice telephony, up to 7kHz. Media 20 Hz to kHz
Poly Voyager’s 4310 UC Review: Design and Build
The Poly Voyager 4310 is not a pair of headphones with mics built-in or a microphone wand. This is for those who use headphones to listen to music, but also frequently make video and phone call. It’s a classic (or throwback) single-ear design, with an ear pad on one side for listening, a microphone wand on the same side, and simple padded headband cushions on the other.
It is primarily aimed at customer service professionals, front desk staff, and other people who have to juggle regular interaction with the environment with telephony.
The speaker earpads are identical to those of the Focus 2 headset. They feature a soft faux-leather cushion with a mic wand which can be rotated. On the other side of the headband is a cushion that’s been padded with soft, faux leather.
It’s lightweight at only 122g, and the padded headband is flexible, but it still feels solid on your head. I had no fear of it sliding off as I walked around. The padded support on the off-ear is also comfortable, and I have experienced little to no discomfort over time from wearing it. However, having sound only coming out of one side was a bit strange at first.
Poly Voyager 4210 UC review – Features and performance
The Focus 2 and Voyager 8200 are both equipped with a similar number of earpads.
There’s no noise cancellation technology here as it would defeat the purpose of this headset (and because one ear has been left completely exposed, that’s also impossible). The on-ear pads are identical to those on the Focus 2 set but are optimised to deliver the spoken word rather than music (although music sounds very good through that one earpad). The sound driver is optimized for PC wideband telephony, up to 7kHz, or for multimedia, 20Hz to 20kHz. This range is considerably less than that of most music-focused headsets, which can go up to 40kHz.
The headset can be used up to 50 metres from the computer or phone that it is connected to. This is a feature that makes this set a great choice for professionals. While I did not test this to its extreme, I did venture out to the far side my garden, beyond the corner of the cul-de’-sac, with the headset on. It stayed connected and never disconnected from my laptop in my upstairs office. The wireless feature with its extended range is what makes this product stand out. You can also plug them in.
The earpad is able to pick up the sound of voice and video calls. I did not receive any complaints from the other side about echoes, or other issues.
The same process of pushing the little up and down is used to pair. SwitchThe headset connected to the paired device almost instantly after the first pair.
With it on, the claim drops to 18 hours. After a workweek of regular video and phone calls (an estimate of about 12 and a half hours) using the set, I can report that it comes close enough for any practical purposes. With it on, it drops to 18 hours. After a workweek of regular phone and video calls (an estimated 12 and a 1/2 hours), I can say that it is close enough.
Review of the Poly Voyager 4310UC: Price
And now for the bad(ish) news: The Poly Voyager 4310 UC will set you back around £/$150, which is a lot It costs a lot for a single ear telephony headphone. This marks it out as squarely a demanding-professionals-only product (preferably bought on company budget). There are discounts to look out for, but I haven’t seen it drop below £/$100, not yet at least…
Should I purchase the Poly Voyager 4410 UC?
It’s probably overkill for a home or hybrid-working freelancer, or someone who doesn’t need constant focus on voice and video calls. But executive and pro users will find it comfortable to wear and solid in quality, even better if they don’t have to pay for it themselves. It may be overkill from a budget perspective for home workers, hybrid workers, or those who don’t need to focus on voice or video calls all the time. However, executive and professional users are likely to find it comfortable and high-quality, especially if they’re not paying for it.