Logitech Zone Vibe 100, 2023 - Incredible Value At A Jaw Dropping Price - Headset Advisor

 


Logitech is a company that enjoys a solid reputation for being a manufacturer of highly popular technology devices that are used in businesses around the world. And it's pretty safe to say that most of us have used a Logitech keyboard or mouse at some point, but that's not where Logitech's products end, because they offer much more than just keyboards and mice.

More recently, Logitech entered into the business headset space, and that’s the where this blog will take us because I’ll introduce you to the new Logitech Zone Vibe 100 Bluetooth wireless headset that's designed for work and play.

In this blog you’ll learn about:

  • Which version of Bluetooth that's used in the Zone Vibe 100
  • How much battery life the Zone Vibe 100 provides
  • How the microphone and speakers sound
  • How well it does to remove unwanted background noise
  • How much it costs, and how long the warranty is
  • Ways for you to save money on this new headset, and more.

So make sure to read the entire blog to learn about this new Logitech
Bluetooth wireless headset, and when you do, you’ll find out whether this is a headset you should seriously consider.

First, let's find out what’s in the box

When you crack open the box on the Vibe 100, here’s what you’ll find.

  • The Zone Vibe 100 headset
  • A cloth bag for storing and transporting the headset
  • A USB-C to USB-C battery charge cable
  • A unique cardboard headset stand
  • No user manual, but you'll find a scannable QR code that will provide you with one
  • Helpful tips imprinted directly onto the flap of the headset box

Tech Specs

- Bluetooth version 5.2
- Microphone: Noise canceling, non-flexible, left side placement only
- Microphone swings up to hide into ear speaker housing & mutes
- No Active Noise Cancelation feature
- 1.6 in, 40mm speakers
- Battery; 18 hours of talk time, 20 hours of  listening
- Customer replaceable battery:  No
- Headset weight:  6.5 ounces, 185 grams
- Wireless range: 100 feet / 30 meters
- Connectivity:  Via Bluetooth (no dongle/adapter included)
- Connections: Up to 8, 2 simultaneously
- Software: Logi Tune for Mac and Windows

    7 Reasons to consider the Zone Vibe 100

    1. The Zone Vibe 100 is affordable at $99.99, and feature rich
    2. The Zone Vibe 100 uses one of the latest versions of Bluetooth
    3. It has a discreet microphone that can be stowed out of sight
    4. The Vibe 100 comes with 40mm speakers that sound quite good
    5. It's lightweight, comfortable and incorporates the use of memory foam
    6. The Zone Vibe 100 provides 18 hours of talk time, and 20 hours listening
    7. You can choose from three colors; Off-White, Graphite and Rose  

    5 Reasons not to consider the Zone Vibe 100

    1. It doesn't come with a USB Adapter - For that you need the Vibe 125
    2. The microphone doesn't really remove a lot of background noise
    3. The microphone boom arm is limited to left side placement only
    4. The headset can't be used when the battery is being recharged
    5. The battery is sealed, meaning the user cannot replace it when needed

    F.A.Q.'s

    Q: What's the main difference between the Zone  Vibe 100 and 125?

    A: The Zone Vibe 100 doesn't come with a USB Adapter/dongle, but the 125 does.

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    Q: What to do if the mic isn't working?

    A: 1. Check to see if the microphone is muted.  2. Check to see if the computer sound has been muted.  3. Check to see if the Vibe 100 microphone has been muted within the Logi Tune software. 4. The microphone could be defective.

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    Q: Does the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 have a noise canceling microphone?

    A: Yes, it reduces background noise.

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    Q: How much does the Zone Vibe 100 weigh?

    A: 6.25 ounces or 185 grams

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    Q: Does the Zone Vibe 100 sound good?

    A: For a headset in this price range, it sound very good

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    Q: Can you place the microphone on the right or left side?

    A: No, it is limited to left side placement only

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    Q: Is the Zone Vibe 100 comfortable to wear all day?

    A: Comfort varies from person to person, but in a general sense, this is a lightweight, comfortable headset that uses memory foam in the ear cushions which would help it to be comfortable for extended periods of time.

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    Q: Can you talk a long time on the Zone Vibe 100?

    A: The Zone Vibe 100 has a solid battery that provides up to 18 hours of talk time, and up to 20 hours of listening.

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    Q: Is Logitech a good brand?

    A: Yes. Logitech is well-known for manufacturing good quality, reliable products that are used worldwide. The Logitech brand is known, and trusted.

     


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      Review video of the Logitech Zone Vibe 100

      Here's some additional informatiion on the Zone Vibe 100 for those who want a little more.

      Appearance

      The overall look of this headset is pretty appealing. The off-white color is very
      similar to the white on the Apple Airpods Max. The headband is quite wide, and
      it's wrapped in a fabric material with the Logitech logo prominently displayed.

      Logitech Zone Vibe 100 in white suspended in air

      And though it looks quite nice, I found the materials used had a less than a premium feel. However, this headset doesn’t pretend to be a premium headset if for no other reason than its price point. So from that point of view I give it a pass because the materials used on this headset are about what you'd expect for a budget oriented device, Based on price, the materials that Logitech used in the Zone Vibe 100 are about what should be expected.

      The Logitech Zone Vibe 100 is available in these colors:

      • Graphite
      • Off-White
      • Rose
      3 Zone Vibe headsets in the colors of white, graphite and rose

      Bluetooth version and what it connects to

      The Logitech Zone Vibe 100 uses Bluetooth version 5.2 which is one of the newer versions of Bluetooth. It’s designed to be used with computers, and mobile devices, but keep in mind that your computer needs to be Bluetooth enabled because the Zone Vibe 100 doesn’t come with a USB Adapter.

      If you'd like to learn more about Bluetooth 5.2, and what new features it offers, here's an article by NovelBits titled the "ultimate guide to what's new in Bluetooth version 5.2"

      If you like the Zone Vibe 100, but you see the value in having a USB adapter,then you’ll want to check out the Logitech Zone Vibe125 model because it comes with one. And if you’re interested to know more about the benefits of a USB adapter over connecting to a computer via Bluetooth, here’s some information that may be of interest.

      Why connecting via Bluetooth isn't as good as using a USB Adapter

        1. Less wireless talk range compared to headsets with USB adapters
        2. More inconsistent audio quality
        3. A less stable wireless connection
        4. Some computers aren't Bluetooth enabled making the headset non-usable.
      So if sound quality, a more reliable connection and longer wireless

      range is important to you, then you'll want to consider the Vibe 125 instead.

      The Zone Vibe 100 is able to connect to two devices simultaneously. For
      most people this means connecting to a computer, and to a mobile device.
      Pairing up to either is simple, and in our tests it paired up easily, and
      switched between them seamlessly, which is exactly what we all want and need. As with many other Bluetooth headsets, the Zone Vibe 100 remembers up to 8
      devices and can maintain two active connections simultaneously.

      Want to know more about the benefits of using a USB Adapter?

      If you'd like to learn more about the value of a USB adapter, and how it's advantageous over using a headset without one, make sure to check out our blog on this.

      You can also watch our Youtube video below.

      Comfort

      side view of man with beard sitting at desk wearing zone vibe 100 in graphite  color

      As with any headset, comfort starts with how much it weighs. The more a headset weighs,the more challenging it is to make it comfortable. The Logitech
      Zone Vibe 100 weighs 6.5 ounces which isn’t heavy, especially when
      you consider its size.The headband is wider than most, and the ear
      cups are larger than most dual ear headsets because they fully encircle the ears. So the weight of this headset is about right when comparing it to other dual ear headsets. And to help put this into perspective a bit, the Apple Airpods Max weighs over 10 ounces which makes the Zone Vibe 100 headset about 40% lighter, and weight does matter if you plan to wear the headset for extended periods of time.

      Ear Speakers

      The ear speakers, as I mentioned, go completely around the ear rather
      than against it. This helps to remove unwanted room noise passively,
      though admittedly not all that much. And while on the subject of ear
      speakers, they don’t rotate like many other headsets. Having speakers that
      rotate helps with comfort because this feature allows the ear speakers to
      adapt to the angle of your ears. So it would have been nice to see this
      feature on the Vibe 100, but this isn’t a deal killer by any means because it's still a comfortable headset.

      Zone Vibe 100 in graphite color, no microphone boom showing

      Though the speakers don’t rotate, they do allow for movement up and
      down. There’s a groove in the speaker housing that allows for this adjustment. This feature is useful because it gives you the ability to find a more personalized, comfortable fit. One thing I noticed about this feature is when the speaker is moved, it exposes a short curly cord that I feel could get snagged on something. I might be overthinking this a bit, but to me, a better design would be to conceal these cords rather than having them exposed.

      Side view of Zone  Vibe 100 in graphite color with no  microphone boom showing

      The ear cushions are really soft and comfortable when they rest against the ear or head.The cushion is made from memory foam which is known to conform to anyone's contour. This gives you a very comfortable wearing experience that's even better than headsets priced well about the Zone Vibe 100.

      Exploded view of white ear speaker housing and internal ear cushion

      Overall, this is a lightweight, comfortable headset that could easily be worn
      for long periods of time.

      Sound quality

      Whether you’re looking to buy a $300.00 headset, or one that’s priced
      under $100.00, you want one that sounds decent, especially if you plan to
      use it on business calls. So how does the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 sound?

      To help answer this question, we have to break down “sound” into three
      categories;

      1. How your voice sounds to those you're having a conversation with
      2. How well the mictrophone removes unwanted background noise
      3. And of course there's ear speaker sound quality
      Man with beard sitting at desk working on computer wearing graphite color  Zone Vibe 100 headset

        Let’s take a quick look at this headset, and how it does in these three key
        areas starting with voice audio quality.

        I’d say that the Zone Vibe 100 sounds decent. I won’t go so far as to say that you'll get premium sound, but the sound you do get is certainly good enough for use in business situations. Overall, not bad at all. And you have to keep in mind that though the sound isn't premium, you're also not paying a premium price. Keeping price to performance in mind, it does well.

        As far as removing background noise, I can’t really rave too
        much about this. Does the Vibe 100 remove noise? Yes, but does it
        remove a lot of it? Not really.

        We tested it against the sounds of office noises, dogs barking, babies crying, and the challenging test of our Vitamix blender. In each of these noise challenges, the Vibe 100 microphone dampened the sounds, but they were all easily heard. If I were giving a 1-10 score for noise reduction, I’d give the Vibe 100 a 4.

        It will dampen noise, but you shouldn't buy one of these headsets if you work in a noisy environment and you want a headset to remove most of your background noise.. But if you work in an area where noise isn't through the roof, the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 should work well.

         Microphone Boom Limitations

        The microphone can only be worn on the left side, and doesn’t give you the
        option to place it on the right. A lot of people do have preferences as to where to place the microphone, so some might find this to be annoying, though in all liklihood, no deal breaker. 

        Suspended front view of graphite  colored Zone Vibe 100 with microphone boom



        Also, the microphone boom arm can’t be bent, which means there’s no adjusting it. I prefer a mic boom that can be bent simply because it allows you to make adjustments to get the microphone optimally placed. A microphone that’s too far away from the corner of your mouth for example, will leave you sounding faint making it difficult for your callers to hear you. A microphone that’s too close will cause clipping of your voice, and an inconsistent sound. In our sound tests though, it sounded fine in spite of the fixed microphone boom.

        Microphone disappearing act

        Zone Vibe 100 in graphite color with microphone boom armsuspended zone vibe 100 headset in graphite without microphone boom arm showing

        When you don’t need the use of the microphone, it conveniently tucks
        away into the body of the ear speaker housing. That’s a nice feature you
        don’t find on a lot of headsets, especially at this price point. So when you want to just listen to some music, or a Podcast where a microphone isn't needed, simply raise the boom arm up, and it's out of sight, and and out of the way.

        If you move the microphone up when on a call, it mutes the call. You also have the option to mute by pressing the mute button that's located on the end of the boom arm.

        Ear speaker sound

        Surprisingly, the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 comes with 40mm speakers which I didn’t expect. Many premium headsets come with 30mm speakers so it came to a bit of a surprise to see that the Zone Vibe 100 came equipped that way.

        Woman working at drafting table wearing white colored Zone Vibe 100 headset

        When we tested the speakers we found them to provide a very nice overall sound, with nice bass, treble and a pleasant sound across the spectrum. So if you plan on listening to music while working for example, you’ll find these speakers to provide you with a very nice listening experience.

        Battery stuff

        Icon of a battery

        Being that this is a wireless headset, I thought it would make sense to provide some details on the battery performance. Here’s what you need to
        know.

        If you do a lot of talking, the Zone Vibe 100 battery gives you up to 18 available hours to chat it up. And if you plan on listening to a lot of music or podcasts, then you can expect to receive up to 20 hours of audio time.

        The battery recharges via the included USB C to USB C cable in 2 hours.
        And 5 minutes on the charger gives you 1 hour of talk or listening time.
        Worth noting is when recharging the battery, the headset cannot be used.
        Some headsets allow you to continue using it while plugged in for battery
        recharging, but the Vibe 100 isn’t one of them. Something to be aware of if
        this is a feature you want.

        Price

        The Logitech Zone Vibe 100 has a manufacturer suggested price of
        $99.99, and it comes with a 1-year warranty.

        Based on the build quality, features and sound, I think the price is about right for a headset like this. The 1-year warranty is another reason why I feel this way because lower end, consumer headsets normally come with a 1-year warranty, where headsets costing more, typically have longer warranties. Still, it's hard to ignore the fact that this is a decent headset, and a very attractive price.

        Coupon code

        If you’d like a discount on the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 when shopping on our website which is www.headsetadvisor.com, make sure to use coupon code BLOG when you’re at checkout.

        Trade-in credit

        And if you have an old headset laying around, ask us about our trade-in
        program. It might be a headset we can give you trade-in credit for that will help to further lower the price.

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        If you're looking for 10 or more headsets, contact us today to get a bulk pricing quote. Saving money never goes out of style, so make sure to reach out for your discounted price.

        Final thoughts

        If you’re looking for an affordable Bluetooth headset for use on business
        calls, or for listening to media, the Logitech Vibe 100 is a good option to consider.

        It provides a lot of features such as the nice sounding speakers, the flip up
        microphone, the lightweight comfortable design, robust battery life,
        compatibility with the leading UC platforms, and downloadable software in
        the Logi Tune to access customizable features.

        The price is affordable for the at-home worker, or for a Manager who’s
        looking to outfit a team, making it a budget friendly option.

        And because this is a Logitech headset, you’re assured of post sale
        support, which is an important point given the number of offshore
        options that permeate the internet that give you little to no support.

        If your work area is noisy, I would proceed with caution as the microphone doesn't do a great job at removing noise. Something to consider if the Vibe 100 is on your short list. And you'll want to keep in mind that this headset doesn't come with a USB Adapter/dongle. Something else to give thought to if wireless range, sound quality and a stable connection is important to you.

        But with those things aside, the Logitech Zone Vibe 100 makes for a compelling argument based on its features, comfort and price.

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