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Not sure if this answers your question, but your referencing cans makes me think you're comparing this to $100 headphones.

This set, as with a significant portion of Plantronics models focus on business needs, noose cancellation on the mic, extended use comfort etc, not necessarily the best sound for the dollar. Unless you need those things, definitely will get a better experience elsewhere. Hope that helps!
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ive owned the C750 (with bluetooth option, can detach USB)) for years and here is what i like and dont like about it (limited to C725 shared specs, so not mentioning wireless features)

Pros:
1. really good noise cancellation and mic quality
2. detects you are wearing it or putting it on and auto answers calls (via skype API and such)
3. nice pouch
4. can set DB limit to protect hearing
5. clear visible light for being connected or on a call
6. has a mute button
7. easy to find and change volume (intuitive)

Cons:
1. tight for my wide head, would hurt my ears after 30mins +
2. pleather sucks, would like shedding and eventually complete naked after 1.5 years of use
3. headband leather would wear off like that too
4. replacement earpads are still not that comfortable

ended up getting these black leather "dandruff"... it is now sitting in my garage... shame for a $200 headset

now im using a cheap $50 logitech H570e and Kingston HyperX for calls

but for $30 refurb though, why not, go ahead if you are using PC to call often for work
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This is a nice price for these. These are $100+ new on Amazon [amazon.com]
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This is a nice price for these. These are $100+ new on Amazon [amazon.com]
$39.45 on amazon for refurb Plantronics 202580-01 Wired Headset, Silver/Black (Renewed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XTTR...oDb11AQC4C
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I have use this headset for almost 2 years at work and works like a champ...
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Note that Plantronics didn't refurbish these, the third party seller did. So it could be a matter of that person buying used ones, cleaning them up and calling them refurbished.

I've been able to get good deals on used Plantronics headsets in very good condition for $15-$20 on ebay and CL. So you may find a better deal on those sites.
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Does anyone know why these are worth $100 when similar price range ones seems to be worth more for the money? Do these preform as well as similar $100 cans?
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Does anyone know why these are worth $100 when similar price range ones seems to be worth more for the money? Do these preform as well as similar $100 cans?
Not sure if this answers your question, but your referencing cans makes me think you're comparing this to $100 headphones.

This set, as with a significant portion of Plantronics models focus on business needs, noose cancellation on the mic, extended use comfort etc, not necessarily the best sound for the dollar. Unless you need those things, definitely will get a better experience elsewhere. Hope that helps!
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ive owned the C750 (with bluetooth option, can detach USB)) for years and here is what i like and dont like about it (limited to C725 shared specs, so not mentioning wireless features)

Pros:
1. really good noise cancellation and mic quality
2. detects you are wearing it or putting it on and auto answers calls (via skype API and such)
3. nice pouch
4. can set DB limit to protect hearing
5. clear visible light for being connected or on a call
6. has a mute button
7. easy to find and change volume (intuitive)

Cons:
1. tight for my wide head, would hurt my ears after 30mins +
2. pleather sucks, would like shedding and eventually complete naked after 1.5 years of use
3. headband leather would wear off like that too
4. replacement earpads are still not that comfortable

ended up getting these black leather "dandruff"... it is now sitting in my garage... shame for a $200 headset

now im using a cheap $50 logitech H570e and Kingston HyperX for calls

but for $30 refurb though, why not, go ahead if you are using PC to call often for work
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I have C720, works well except that my ear hearts after wearing it for longer than 20 mins.
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Bought 2. Quality headset. Always can use a backup.
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ive owned the C750 (with bluetooth option, can detach USB)) for years and here is what i like and dont like about it (limited to C725 shared specs, so not mentioning wireless features)

Pros:
1. really good noise cancellation and mic quality
2. detects you are wearing it or putting it on and auto answers calls (via skype API and such)
3. nice pouch
4. can set DB limit to protect hearing
5. clear visible light for being connected or on a call
6. has a mute button
7. easy to find and change volume (intuitive)

Cons:
1. tight for my wide head, would hurt my ears after 30mins +
2. pleather sucks, would like shedding and eventually complete naked after 1.5 years of use
3. headband leather would wear off like that too
4. replacement earpads are still not that comfortable

ended up getting these black leather "dandruff"... it is now sitting in my garage... shame for a $200 headset

now im using a cheap $50 logitech H570e and Kingston HyperX for calls

but for $30 refurb though, why not, go ahead if you are using PC to call often for work
I have the C720 as well and I retired them a while back in favor of a Jabra headset. The biggest reason was while everyone sounded great to me, literally every single person complained about the sound quality of my voice, that they couldn't hear me, and that literally every single background noise was picked up perfectly. I don't know about the 725 and if they radically improved this, but I have my doubts.

I will say though that they switch audio profile depending if you are on the phone or listening to music. They actually do sound pretty good for music, but they are uncomfortable. Overall I switched to using a mono headset for calls and just regular headphones for music, because the microphone was so abysmal.
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I have the C720 as well and I retired them a while back in favor of a Jabra headset. The biggest reason was while everyone sounded great to me, literally every single person complained about the sound quality of my voice, that they couldn't hear me, and that literally every single background noise was picked up perfectly. I don't know about the 725 and if they radically improved this, but I have my doubts.

I will say though that they switch audio profile depending if you are on the phone or listening to music. They actually do sound pretty good for music, but they are uncomfortable. Overall I switched to using a mono headset for calls and just regular headphones for music, because the microphone was so abysmal.
Could yours have been faulty? I've read reviews that the mic quality is supposed to be good.
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Could yours have been faulty? I've read reviews that the mic quality is supposed to be good.
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I have the C720 as well and I retired them a while back in favor of a Jabra headset. The biggest reason was while everyone sounded great to me, literally every single person complained about the sound quality of my voice, that they couldn't hear me, and that literally every single background noise was picked up perfectly. I don't know about the 725 and if they radically improved this, but I have my doubts.

I will say though that they switch audio profile depending if you are on the phone or listening to music. They actually do sound pretty good for music, but they are uncomfortable. Overall I switched to using a mono headset for calls and just regular headphones for music, because the microphone was so abysmal.
yeah I think yours may have been faulty

these things can be firmware updated and their customer service has been good in that regards if you are still within warranty period


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I hate when posters use the "new" price in the title. Definitely false advertising.

$30.00
$139.99 (new)

put the average cost for a refurbished unit instead of the cost for a new device
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