Poly Voyager 4320

Poly Voyager 4320 review

by Angus Jones

Upfront, I must confess that my daily drive for a headset is Poly Focus 2. You can see our review in wired vs Bluetooth headsets. Those in the market for a headset should also read our buyers’ guide to headsets. Poly reached out to me to review their more cost-effective headset, the Poly Voyager 4320 UC model.

In this hybrid world, we now live in the addition of a headset to your home or work environment has almost become critical, given the vast majority of communication now being done online. A headset gives you the freedom of hands-free and provides a level of privacy from whatever is going on around you.

Poly Voyager 4320 UC overview

The 4320 is a Bluetooth headset enabling you to venture up to 50 meters from your smartphone or computer. Thankfully the battery life allows up to 24 hours of talk time, and failing that, it can be charged via USB whilst in a conversation.

From a comfort perspective, they happily sat on my head for some hours sometimes because I simply forgot to take them off between calls.

The unit ships with a USB dongle which can be used as an alternative to Bluetooth pairing, and a 1.5m USB A to USB C cable. A nylon bag is also provided to store your headset when commuting.

Whilst on a call, Poly’s “acoustic fence technology”, which is a form of noise cancellation, will reduce background noise from being picked up by the microphone. An easily accessible mute button is located on the microphone boom. The boom is also adjustable in multiple directions to suit your face or being swung out of the way.

The Voyager 4320 will also pair with two devices, and this worked well with both my smartphone and my PC connected at the same time. Whilst on a call, a light on the earphone will allow others to know you are on a call.

Volume can be controlled by buttons on the headphone, as well as the ability to answer and hang up a call. When not on call, this same centre button can start or stop a podcast and also access a smart assistant with a long press.

Supporting the latest Bluetooth 5.2 version, this headset has superior range and battery life over the Focus 2.

Customisation and firmware upgrades can be done via the Poly Lens app.

For those wanting a desk stand, this can be bought separately.

Would we buy a Poly Voyager 4320 UC?

When I started reviewing this product, I was excited to test a defeatured headset. I thought it would be perfect for the hybrid worker who was not a call centre operator or in a particularly noisy environment. The more expensive Focus 2 model does a much better job in those circumstances with a few extra cool features thrown in. However, although we might want the additional features of the Focus 2, the 4320 should offer a cheaper alternative whilst still doing everything that a hybrid worker would need.

But when we researched the street price in Australia, we discovered:
Poly Voyager 4320 $209-287
Poly Voyager Focus 2 $249 -$441

Thus, potentially only a $40 difference to buy the more expensive model. If you can get the Focus 2 for $40 more, you should just buy the more expensive model. The Focus 2 has a better headband and superior noise cancellation for both the microphone and earphones. It will automatically answer a call by putting the headphones on and hanging up by removing them. The boom microphone will also mute if in the upright position, as well as having a mute button.

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