PC VoIP USB Softphone Computer Headsets Review
There are a lot of USB Computers headsets for your VoIP softphone, this guide will help you decide which one is right for you, by showing some of the latest headsets with the best features available for your VoIP phone. Almost all of these headsets have Binaural Capability (both ears covered).
Jabra Evolve Series
This is a standard corded USB headset that has a few cool features to set it apart from other headsets out there. The coolest feature with the Evolve Series, is starting at the Evolve 40, they have a useful ‘Busy Light’ that lights up red on the side of the headset (the circle around the JABRA symbol). This headset includes an in-line volume control, at this volume control the headset has the ability to disconnect into a 3.5mm plug, which allows you to use this headset with cell phones and tablets. A groove on the headband allows for the microphone to be stored more discreetly when not being used.
Plantronics Blackwire Series
This corded USB headset from Plantronics has a lightweight and comfortable design. Fit with a volume control, it can disconnect there and turn into a 3.5mm headset, usable with a smartphone or tablet. It has a great flexible noise canceling microphone, wide band audio and an affordable price point. The headset can fold into a soft carrying case for easy portability.
The Blackwire C710 is a high quality corded headset option. On the cord is a volume control and Bluetooth connection option with the ability to seamlessly switch between PC or cell phone. With Premium wide-band audio and an excellent noise canceling microphone, you will have great incoming and outgoing sound. Friendly tones alert your status of connection, and white lights on the ear pad let colleagues know when you are on a call. Included with the headset is a carrying case for easy storage and portability.
This is a Wireless USB headset, with similar features to the Evolve 40 above. The wireless USB Dongle, pictured below the headset, allows the headset to connect to your PC with up to 100ft of range. It also has Bluetooth capability, you can connect to a cell phone or tablet via this headsets Bluetooth Connection. Like the Evolve 40, this headset also has a busy light, that is a red circle around the JABRA symbol, and has a microphone groove on the headband.
Plantronics Voyager 4220 is the latest of the wireless USB computer headsets with all the latest headset technology. It comes with a class1 BT600 USB-A dongle (included) allowing 100ft of range (vs. 30ft for regular class 3 Bluetooth). Compatible with both PC and Apple Mac computers. Built-in busy light to alert people around you that you’re on a live call. Microsoft Skype for Business Certified to be plug and play compatible. when fully charged, the battery last for 12 hours of talk time. the Boom has 2 microphones (1 uni-directional; 1 MEMS-directional) for the best voice pickup possible, Making the Blackwire 4220 one of the best USB computer headset on the market today.
The top of the line as far as headsets go, this wireless headset has it all. Up to 12 hours of talk time or 15 hours of listening time, a best in line noise canceling microphone, and super comfortable headband and ear phones make this headset one of the best out there. It connects wireless to your computer or laptop, as well as having the ability to connect via Bluetooth to your cell phone or tablet. The sound quality is top notch, with active noise canceling to cancel out more background noise than usual, if you want the best headset available, look no further, this headset is for you.
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth Wireless Headset (new for 2017).. my favorite
The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC is the latest (2017) addition to the Plantronics Voyager wireless headset line from Plantronics. It’s the first Plantronics with a “boomless” microphone. Don’t let the missing microphone fool you. The missing boom and microphone does not mean it was poor sound when you’re on the phone (or softphone). It has 4 total microphone, specially engineered and placed at different locations on the headset for optimal voice pickup. See below:
In addition, it comes with leatherette “circumnaural” ear cups and speakers to to surround both ears completely on top the active noise canceling technology to block out just about any background “unwanted” noise you have in your surroundings. it comes with a USB adapter for your PC/computer, so you can communicate wirelessly up to 100ft away. The Voyager 8200 is also a Bluetooth headset so you can pair it with your smartphone (like an Apple iPhone). so it can be used as a cell phone headset or simply use it as a great music headphone when you’re not working! Go HERE for more details.