Plantronics 590A Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review7.5
The silver and grey-black color combination is used here, too. The headphones have some additional coloring due to the shiny metal details such as the decorative rings on both earpieces and all the buttons - located on the right one.
on/off switch – we salute this because it makes it possible to either turn them off for saving battery power or in case you do not want to listen for a while; and do that or switch them on, fast at that, without having to do the tiresome job of holding a button for minutes on end, as with the rest of the headphones we have tested.
Like the other headphones, the on-ear loudspeakers are covered with soft material. However, we consider it strange that there is no such on the head-band and thus the plastic that it is made of (which is not compact) is in direct contact with your head. We, and in our view most of the users, would like to have softening material here as well.
The service light is also located on the right speaker and is in the form of a circle that is lit either blue or red. During operation it flashes in blue and, we should think, with a rather strong and unpleasant light at that – very much like Jabra BT 620, but while it can be turned off on the latter, using Pulsar 590 will doom you to constant winking.
The two earpieces are round, but the right one (we can assume that it is the ‘main’ because of its functionality) has a minute bulge on the lower front with a small transparent tube sticking out – this is the microphone and the tube is telescopic, so that one could pull it towards the mouth for better incoming sound quality during conversation.
Plantronics 590A Stereo Bluetooth Headset Review - Design