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- What are Headsets?   Date: Thursday April 08, 2004
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What are Headsets?

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What are Headsets?
Revised on 03/16/07


According to Plantronics, a headset is a communication tool available in a variety of wearing styles allowing you to make and receive telephone calls more easily, leaving your hands free to carry on working whilst you are on a call. Headsets of today are not heavy as they once were when worn by telephone operators. They're lighter in weight and are used as a combination of both microphone and headphone. More than that, headsets leave our hands free to do whatever we want.


The basics of headsets fall in to these categories:


Over-the-Head - Binaural (over both ears) or Monaural (over one ear)
Much like a standard headphone, over-the-head headsets are worn as such.


Binaural (over both ears): This type of headset has an earpiece covering both ears with a microphone attachment on one side. The adjustments to make the headphone smaller or larger are normally on either side of the earpieces


Monaural (over one ear): This type of headset has one earpiece with a microphone attachment on that same side. On the other side of the headset, resides a flat piece for merely providing better hold of the headset.


Check out Binaural Headsets:
Plantronics H101 Encore Binaural
Plantronics H261 SupraPlus Binaural Plantronics CS361 – only one in wireless models


*Note: Some of these headsets come in voice tube and noise cancellation models, see below for explanations.


Monaural Headsets:
Plantronics H51 Supra
Plantronics H91 Encore Plantronics CS351 SupraPlus Wireless Headset


*Note: Some of these headsets come in voice tube and noise cancellation models, see below for explanations


Over-the-Ear - Monaural (over one ear)
Over-the-ear headsets are like clip-on headphones. The only difference between this headset and the headphone is that it comes with only one earpiece with a microphone on that same side. There is no band that runs across the top of the head because there is a built-on clip with the earpiece to provide a better hold.


Check out:
Plantronics H151 DuoPro
Plantronics H31 StarSet
Plantronics H41 Mirage
Plantronics H81 TriStar
Plantronics CS70 Wireless Headset System
Jabra T5330 Bluetooth Wireless Headset System


*Note: Some of these headsets come in voice tube and noise cancellation models, see below for explanations


Convertible - Monaural (over one ear)
Convertible monaural (over one ear) is a headset that gives you the best of both worlds by giving you the choice of wearing the headset either over-the-head or over-the-ear. In most cases you received both
Check out:
Plantronics H141 DuoSet
Plantronics H171 DuoPro Plantronics CS55 Wireless HeadsetMost popular wireless headset
GN Netcom 9330 Wireless Headset System
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*Note: Some of these headsets come in voice tube and noise cancellation models, see below for explanations


Voice Tube - Binaural (over both ears) or Monaural (over one ear)
These headsets are either Binaural (over both ears) or Monaural (over one ear) and the mic has NO Noise Cancellation technology.
Check out:
Plantronics H261 SupraPlus Binaural Voice Tube
Plantronics H351 SupraPlus SL Voice Tube
Plantronics CS70 Wireless Headset System
GN Netcom GN 2110 SoundTube Monaural headset
GN Netcom 9120 Wireless headset SoundTube Boom


Noise Canceling - Binaural (over both ears) or Monaural (over one ear)
These headsets are either Binaural (over both ears) or Monaural (over one ear) and the mic has Noise Cancellation technology.
Check out:
Plantronics CS361N Noise Canceling SupraPlus Wireless Headset
GN Netcom 9350 Wireless Headset System (Computer/Telephone)
Plantronics H251N SupraPlus Noise Canceling Headset Plantronics H61N Supra Binaural Noise Canceling


Note:
There are also some headsets that go behind-the-neck or head as well and under-the-chin…


Check out:
Jabra BT620s Bluetooth Stereo Cell Phone/MP3/PC Headset
Plantronics H181N DuoPro Noise Canceling
GN Netcom GN 805-Flex Binaural under the Chin/Behind the head


Some of our headset features:



  • Convertible from "over the ear" to "over the head" for maximum versatility

  • Noise canceling mic for optimum clarity even in noisy environments

  • Microphone volume adjustability

  • Volume and mute controls

  • Compatible with telecoil equipped hearing aids

  • Standard 2.5mm jack, which makes this unit compatible with most of today's cell phones




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