As new companies start up or begin the transition from small to medium or from medium to big size enterprises, the need for more staff and more phone extensions get increased. For the same reason companies are looking to get something affordable, in the case of a new start up company, durable, that at least will survive in the first year while the company builds up its ground, and with good performance, so the new staff can get the best experience at work and the other end customer can get the best customer service experience. In the growing from small to medium and medium to big would be similar cases, but in a bigger amount of units and staff personal.
For same reasons manufacturers are designing new and improved products that can fit all these demands, on of them in this case that we will analyze will be Jabra, with their Jabra Biz 1500 series , which had been designed to be an entry level, affordable, comfortable and long lasting work horse in the headset world. You can always check more specs and order your by clicking here.
The Jabra Biz 1500 series is a light weight headset, one of the lightest in the market for a corded headset with a weight of just 1.9 oz. , with a built in microphone bendable boom arm that has an incredible 270 degree turn, which makes it a practical to adjust with out breaking. As mentioned before, I like to consider this a s a work horse without breaking the bank, affordable, durable and comfortable are some the attributes that shine by themselves in this headset. Thanks to the foam “heat-away” ear cushions by Jabra, makes it an all day comfort headset. If you are not a big fan of the foam ear cushions, Jabra has you covered with leatherette ear cushions which can easily replace the foam ones, giving you an upscale and less rugged feeling. One interesting feature not found in entry level headsets, same as nice noise canceling microphone, which eliminates the background noise for a crystal clear call at both ends of the line.
Another nice feature on the Jabra Biz 1500 series is that you can order it either on mono style, which will be covering one ear or duo style, that is highly recommended if the office environment can be a little loud, mainly because it will be covering both ears of the user. You can order the Jabra 1500 Mono here or if you prefer the duo style covering both ears, you can order the Jabra 1500 Duo here. Order these 2 styles only if you are going to replace your existing Jabra headset from your phone.
If you do not have a current headset and want to get something that will work with your desk phone without breaking your bank, I recommend to take a look at the Jabra Biz 1500 Mono Direct Connect Headset. This headset comes with everything you need out of the box to be plugged into your desk phone and be used, just make sure you select the right channel in the smart cord according to your desk phone and you will be more than set. A lot of call centers order this headset as an affordable and long lasting headset for their staff and they are looking for something comfortable covering just one ear. If prefer to cover both ears in the same situation of currently not having a headset, I strongly recommend to take a look to the Jabra Biz 1500 Duo Direct Connect Headset, same features of its counter part in a single ear however with the advantage of the use of it in louder working environments. As mentioned before, the benefit of the Jabra Biz 1500 series is the customization of the same, if not a big fan of foam ear cups, you can replace them with the leatherette ear cups, you can order yours here.
Some call centers are switching over to soft phone applications, which are run in either desktops or laptops, for that reason some companies are looking to get affordable options to be used with their equipment. Jabra Biz 1500 series offers a solution for this kind of cases, where being affordable, practical, reliable and long lasting are the most important points to consider in a headset. Jabra has this covered with the Jabra Biz 1500 Mono USB Computer Headset and the Jabra Biz 1500 Duo USB Computer Headset. This headset is designed to be plugged in to any of the USB ports of the computer and can be used right out of the box, a nice feature is the built-in Volume Control that allows you increase or decrease volume and even mute without having to use your computer. As the QD and Direct Connect counter parts, the USB is being offered with foam ear cups that can be customized at will, same 270 degree boom microphone arm, light weight headset construction and Jabra’s Peakstop, that stops any harmful loud sounds before they reach your ears.
If you need any additional information or want to know more about the Jabra Biz 1500 series or additional headsets, do not hesitate to give us a call 877-999-3838
A company cannot afford to underestimate the usefulness, comfort, and increased productivity that a corded or wireless headset will provide. Since not all companies can afford or want to spend the amount it costs for a wireless headset Jabra/Plantronics have created a host of reasonably priced corded headsets.
This is one area in which it can be argued that Plantronics does not have the advantage over Jabra. Jabra continues to develop a line of corded headsets that have challenged Plantronics reign as the number one creator of headsets.
Jabra has recognized a need within the headset community for a headset that is both economically priced and that takes advantage of the increases in technology. In order to fill this void Jabra has developed and recently released the Biz 2300 series headset which comes in a variety of different forms and comes with a multitude of unique features.
Main Jabra Biz 2300 series Features:
- Noise blocking microphone — filters out 60%-70% unwanted background office noise, so the user can focus.
- Call center tough – the cable are Kevlar lined to help prevent breakage over time, lasting for many years to come
- Wide-band Audio – High-definition sound with HD Voice allowing crystal clear audio
- Unbreakable Free-Spin Boom Arm – 360° swiveling boom arm allowing customize microphone location without breaking it.
- Air shock microphone – Microphones placed too close to the mouth picks up respiratory noise. The Jabra BIZ 2300 microphone prevents this.
The HD quality sound enables the user to hear whomever they are talking to with crystal clear voice while simultaneously the noise canceling microphone filters out unwanted background noise and enables the worker to hear the speaker without being distracted.
The Kevlar cord is specifically designed to withstand being rolled over multiple times by the chairs that are associated with call centers.
The boom is both bendable and unbreakable. The user can adjust to just about any position he/she desires
Biz 2300 come with foam ear cushions but there are leatherette cushions that can be purchased separately.
Lastly, just like all Jabra corded headsets, the Jabra Biz 2300 comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty that is the best warranty you can get.
The first and most economically priced is the Biz 2300 QD Mono Noise canceling Headset
The second in the Biz 2300 series is the Jabra Biz 2300 QD Duo Binaural Noise Canceling Headset covers both ears for extra noisy office.
The third, Jabra Biz 2300 USB UC Mono Noise Canceling Headset is designed to fit into a computer via the USB port.
The fourth is the same as the third but optimized for Microsoft Skype, Jabra Biz 2300 USB Microsoft Skype for Business Mono Noise Canceling Headset
The fifth is the Jabra Biz 2300 USB UC Duo Binaural Noise Canceling Headset for the extra busy office and workers who needs to concentrate more.
The fifth is again for Microsoft Skype for Business Certified. Jabra Biz 2300 USB Microsoft Duo Noise Canceling Headset
For more information on the Jabra Biz 2300 series contact the experts at 1-877-999-3838
With new technology comes with new updates and new software or applications that involves now from cell phones going thru tablets, laptops , computers and desk phones. For the same reason you need to make sure that your devices such as headsets need to be running the latest firmware. But , what is firmware? Where can I get it? Should I get it? Some of the questions that can fright anyone , and we will analyze this topic today.
Firmware is a software program or set of instructions programmed on a hardware device, and it is really important to have the latest one in your desk phone and on your wireless headset in order to get the best performance on your devices. Not so be confused with software update. The main reason of firmware update is fixed data as part of a hardware device, such hardware include smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and now… your desk phone!
New desk phones have now built in wireless connection and nice screens that allow you to even receive voicemails and notifications like you receive them in your cell phone, also known as visual voicemail. And you can even put a screensaver picture on your desk phone just as you can do it on your computer.
The main reason to have the latest firmware on the desk phones is to make sure that the EHS remote answering switch will allow you to answer and end calls. Yealink , Polycom and Cisco are some examples of the most common issue of the Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) not answering or ending calls. In order to verify if you have the latest firmware in your phone, you need to check in the desk phone , depending on the model and brand, some phones will have built in wireless, you will need to go into the navigation menu and then check the version of firmware that is currently in the phone, and compare it against the manufacturer website. If the phone is connected to the internet via WiFi or a network adapter, depending the manufacturer you can update to the latest firmware by just selecting “Update Firmware” in the same navigation menu. Some other models will require a little more steps, but each manufacturer has its own instructions on their websites.
Another reason to have the latest firmware in your desk phone is the integration of soft phone phone systems like RingCentral, or Skype for Business to mention some others. I will recommend to always check your soft phone version with your provider using their software to get the best performance.
The latest firmware update will add new features to your current desk phone like making phone book searches easier by just pressing the first letters of a contact name or even show time and weather on real time if the phone has an advanced screen.
Another reason to have the latest firmware is to fix bugs from previous firmware and increase the security on the same unit to avoid hackers to make unauthorized use of the desk phone, which is an important matter in the Corporate level.
Another feature that can be added by latest firmware is the “Do not disturb” feature or enhance the function in order to work more properly. Amazing feature when you have a meeting and you can not answer the phone or be interrupted by phone calls.
Headsets with Active Noise canceling and UC capable need to be updated on their firmware from time to time in order to have the latest soft phone software patches. If you need help on choosing a right headset for your desk phone , do not hesitate to give us a call , we will be more than happy to help you choose the best headset for your needs.
The best way to have your headset updated is using either the Plantronics Hub or the Jabra Xpress software. Using those tools you can update to the latest firmware on your Plantronics 8220 or your Engage 65 headset. If have any questions on any of these headsets feel free to give a call to us at headsetplus.com 877-999-3838, we will be more than happy to answer your questions.
Updating the firmware on headsets is not just for desk phones but it is for USB wireless headsets like the Plantronics 8200 or the Jabra Evolve 75, these headsets require it mainly of the main use with cell phones or tablets, so they can be compatible with the latest virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa or Google. I personally use my Jabra Evolve 75 with my iPhone and my Plantronics headset with my Tablet , mainly to watch movies and webinars. I do enjoy the seamless integration of Siri and Cortana after getting the latest firmware. If have any questions about the Plantronics 8200 or the Jabra Evolve 75 feel free to give George a call in headsetplus.com to the 877-999-3838
If you have any of the following Avaya Phone models 1408, 1416, 2410, 2420, 4606, 4610, 4610SW, 4612, 4620, 4620SW, 4621, 4621SW, 4622SW, 4624, 4625SW, 4630, 4630SW, 5410, 5420, 5610, 5620, 5621, 5625, 6416D+M, 6424D+M, QE4610, 9404, 9406, 9408, 9504, 9508, 4406D+, 4412D+, 4424D+, 4424LD+. This guide will help you pick out which headset is right for you.
The first thing to figure out is whether or not you prefer having a wired headset to your desk phone, or a wireless headset. For wired options, the headset will plug directly into the desk phones’ ‘headset jack.’ To use the headset, you simply need to press the ‘headset button’ on the phone, then the headset will be activated and you can speak and listen through your corded headset.
Next you should consider your budget. Corded headsets are the cheapest option, ranging from $85 to $185+. Wireless headsets start in the $160 range, and rise from there depending on your wireless needs (wireless options below).
Lastly and just as important, consider your working environment and how you would prefer to wear your headset. If it is a noisier work area, having a Binaural (2 ears covered) headset would be needed. Most headsets these days already have a noise canceling microphone, and every headset (except for over the ear headsets) can come with 2 headphones. Headsets can also come with different wearing styles, the over the ear option I just mentioned, over the head via headband, or even behind the head with a neckband. Now I’ll get into some headset information to help you choose which is right for you:
Corded Headsets Options
1) Jabra Biz 1500 Mono Avaya Headset – $84.95
This is the most affordable corded headset option that still has features of many higher priced headsets. It is lightweight, can be worn on either ear, editable microphone placement and has a noise canceling microphone. A lightweight headset and comfortable to wear all day. It also comes with a 2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Binaural option headset here ($89.95)
2)Jabra Biz 2300 Mono Headset – $129.95
This dependable, durable Jabra headset includes a noise-canceling microphone with 360° of swivel range, and Air Shock prevention (no breath noise). HD/Wideband audio to allow for a natural sounding voice. It is kevlar reinforced, and comes with a 2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.
3) Plantronics HW540 Avaya 3-in-1 Headset – $139.95
A headset featuring 3 wearing styles, if you don’t prefer the headband- this is the headset you need. This headset can be worn over the ear, over the head, or behind the head, features a noise canceling microphone and leatherette ear cushion. It is lightweight, and features HD/Wideband Audio for a natural sounding voice.
4) Plantronics HW710 Avaya Headset – $149.95
At the top of the Plantronics corded headsets is this HW710 Encore Pro headset. This headset features a best-in-class noise canceling, extendable microphone. With a leatherette ear cushion and it’s lightweight design, it is one of the most comfortable headsets to wear. It also features HD/Wideband Audio for a natural voice sound to the client.
Wireless Headsets Options
For wireless headsets, one major feature to consider is whether or not you want the ability to answer calls away from the desk phone. Most of the time the answer to this question is- YES.
The Wireless Headset System needs an EHS cable to complete this necessity:
Plantronics CS540+AVAYA EHS Headset System – $269.95
This is the most popular wireless headset, paired with said EHS cable. The headset comes with 2 wearing style options, an over the head-band, and an over the ear-hook. It is the most comfortable and lightest headset on the market, and includes all the features you would expect from a great headset: On-headset volume control, as well as additional volume control options underneath the charging cradle. With this bundle, you will have the ability to field calls anywhere within 350ft. of the desk phone.
Plantronics Savi 8220 +EHS Avaya J100 1400 1600 9400 9500 9600 .. $369 <== my pick
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is by far my favorite. It comes with large ear cups and active noise canceling technology in the speakers so you can focus on the phone call without the distraction of the office noise. The top of the line Plantronics Savi 8200 series allows connect to 3 devices (desk phone, computer, and cell phone). It allows you to use the same headset for any of the 3 devices. Certified for most the Avaya phone models, so you can answer calls up to 500 ft away from your desk as well as hear the phone ring (beeping sound) when you’re not near the desk phone. It as a large battery capacity of 13 hours talk time (50+ hours of standby). It’s also a great headphone for music when working in the office.
To view a full list of Avaya Compatible headsets, visit www.headsetplus.com or you can call us at 1-877-999-3838
Today we’re going to help you find the best headset for your landline telephone. With VOIP telephone systems becoming more and more commonplace, many landline users with headsets worry if they are being left out in the cold. But fear not, today we’re going to help you choose the right headset for landline telephones that best suits your needs.
The ideal headset for a call centers and landline telephones. Comfortable yet sturdy, sturdy but not bulky. The Plantronics HW510 will stand up against the toughest environments. It’s noise cancelling microphone greatly reduces background noise provides the one-two punch of comfort and quality that it’s competitors cannot match. BUY NOW!
Some people like Pepsi over Coke for the same reason they prefer a two-eared (binaural) over a single-eared (mono) headset: it just feels right. Plantronics HW520 is a great option for those that want two ear pieces to work with their landline telephone. This laser welded headset has the same comfort and audio quality as Plantronics HW510 but with a little extra. BUY NOW!
Plantronics HW710 HW291N EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset <= My corded favorite
The crown jewel of Plantronics’ EncorePor series. Comfort, style, quality — this Plantronics HW710 has it all. The laser welded nylon composite materials makes for an ultra-lightweight design and it’s plush leatherette ear cushions take comfort and durability to the next level. The retractable noise-cancelling microphone and wide band and HD audio provides the most efficient form of communication for landline phone users. BUY NOW!
Plantronics CS540 is the most popular wireless headset, period. It’s also happens to be one the best options for those using landline telephones. The CS540 is the worlds most flexible in terms wearing styles. Choose over-the-ear, over-the-head or behind the neck wearing styles. It’s also the most comfortable headset that money can buy, weighing in at only 21 grams you will forget it’s being worn half the time. The Plantronics CS540 offers up to 350 feet of wireless range and the noise cancelling microphone filters out any unwanted background noise. It’s quite the headset. BUY NOW!
The Jabra Pro 925 allows you to connect with your desk phone and your Bluetooth smart device (like an Apple iPhone) through Bluetooth. Offering over 300 ft of wireless range making it ideal for your landline telephone users. It’s comfortable, laser wielded design offers multiple choices for wearing styles and provides over 10 hours of talking time. Jabra Pro 925 offers simple plug-and-play installation so just plug it in and you’re good to go. No fumbling between different modes and settings. BUY it Here!
The Jabra Pro 9450 also offers Dual connectivity, meaning you can be paired with more than one device. It allows you to plug into your computer through USB and through your desk phone. The 9450’s intuitive design allows you to toggle back and forth between PC and landline phones seamlessly in order to maximize productivity. The battery life and wireless ranged are unmatched, offering 12 hours of battery life and up to 450ft of wireless range. It also allows for multiple wearing styles. The Jabra Pro 9450’s versatility, reliability and flexibility make it the best possible headset for landline telephones. BUY NOW!
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset Binaural <= My wireless favorite
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest and by far the best wireless headset on the market. It’s also the most expensive. It’s design for noisy offices or call centers where both ears needs to be covered and the Savi 8220 has “active noise canceling” padded speakers to block out most of the background noise, so you can focus on the phone call. It also has noise a canceling microphone for the person on the other end of the phone. Like the other Plantronics Savi models, it has triple connectivity – for desktop phone, computer, and Bluetooth cell phone. So you can easily switch between the devices with a simple push of the button. In addition, it has the largest battery capacity of all the wireless headset today (13 hours talk time) and long range (600 ft. line of site). Simply put, it has it all! The best wireless headset on the market today. Check it out HERE
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As you have noticed , Jabra had been adding new UC headsets to the market, and it can become a little overwhelming trying to find a headset that can work with your smartphone and your computer. Personally, I do use and need something reliable and easy to sync thru all my devices and get the best sound quality with no performance sacrifice.
With so many options today you might ask the same… What’s the main difference between the Jabra Evolve 65 and the Jabra Evolve 75, besides the name? Both of these headsets are going to be Bluetooth, so you can easily use with any Bluetooth enable device such as Smartphones, iPhone, Tablets, Laptops and some desktops as well. I will analyze both of them and will explain you in deep the main differences, and will let you know my favorite choice.
The Jabra Evolve 65 is a nice quality wireless headset from Jabra, designed to be used with Smartphones , tablets , laptops and desktops via Bluetooth, all this thanks to the Jabra Link 360 adapter included with it. It is always recommended to use the Bluetooth dongle in order to get the best range when you want to use your Evolve headsets with your laptop or desktop.
Easy to use and set up , just as Plug-and-Play makes it so easy to be used by any one even with no tech skills. This headset gives you a range of up to 100ft, and gives you a nice 10 hour talk time when fully charged. You have a couple of options here available, the nice Evolve 65 Mono, that will be covering just one ear, the Evolve 65 Stereo that will be covering both ears and Evolve 65 Stereo with Stand , that allows you to leave the headset and charge it on its nice and well finished stand/docking station. My favorite in this family will be the 65 Stereo with Stand.
The Evolve 65 comes with a nice noise canceling microphone , with a boom arm that can be stored in the headset when used for just listening music or watching a video. Built-in busy-light let you know when you are in a call or when you are using your headset. As additional feature, you can turn on the Busy-light at will, so nobody disturb you.
For those that want something lighter or less bulkier, Jabra had recently launched the Jabra Evolve 65t, that is mainly a reduced size and proportions , on the form of earbuds. This headset offers a nice quality and talk time compared with competitors, 5 straight hours of talk time , close to 6 on just listening mode, while some competitors just offer about a little over 2 to 3 hours max, a nice feature is that the carrying case is the same charging station, using the charging case can give you up to 15 hours of talk time!
The Evolve 75 can be considered the Evolve 65 bigger brother. It is a more sophisticated headset with additional features that will amaze any tech and not tech people. One of the main features that would like to address will be the addition of Active Noise Canceling, this will be coming from the ear cups, specially designed for those really loud work environments, this feature can be used as well with the headset off! Check my previous blog if want to learn more about Active Noise Canceling.
Another feature of the Jabra Evolve 75 is the 15 hours of talk time when fully charged. with a range of 100ft thanks to the Jabra Link 370 Bluetooth Dongle. The Evolve 75 can be found in different flavors , including Evolve 75 UC , Evolve 75 MS (Which stands for Skype for business certified), Evolve 75 UC with charging stand , Evolve 75 MS with charging stand, Evolve 75e UC, which is the earbuds style for people that don’t want something as bulky or big covering both ears, and finally the Evolve 75e MS including the Certification for Skype for business.
Personally, I have the Evolve 75 UC and I totally love it! Use it for my cell phone and to watch movies and webinars in my tablet, the range and connection is one of the best ones that I had ever seen, bypassing a lot of the competitors.
The Evolve 75e gives you a nice talk time of impressive 14 hours , similar to the full bodies Evolve 75, which is an impressive power time for a small earbud headset.
As with the Evolve 65, the Jabra Evolve 75 has a noise canceling microphone with a boom arm that can easily be clipped to the headset when not in use, plus its Built-In busy light that allows you know when you are on a call or using your headset. As the younger sibling the Evolve 65, you can turn on the Busy-light at will , perfectly designed when you don’t want to be interrupted. The Busy-light its built in to both sides of the headset and the brightness is one of the best ones in the market.
The Best Headsets For Office Business Phone 2019
One of the most important devices for any professional or office workers are good headsets for business that provides clear sound and can be used on the go. Many employees throughout the world rely on headsets for their work which is why knowing which headsets for business Phone you should buy is rather important. Picking the right Bluetooth headset for business might seem hard on your own but we’re here to make it as easy as possible. We’ve reviewed all the top headsets for business Phone and singled out the best headsets for business phone based on multiple factors including sound quality, noise cancellation, battery life, range, and comfort.
Plantronics is a well-known headset brand that has been producing top of the line headsets for business for years. Plantronics EncorePro HW540 is by far one of the best headsets for business phone in due to its versatility, quality, and durability. The Plantronics EncorePro HW540 is one of the easiest headsets to use as well as being the first 3-in-1 headset from Plantronics.
You can rotate the headset through different configurations to find the configuration the best suits you. This means you don’t have to decide what kind of headset you want before buying ensuring a more stable and secure fit.
The Plantronics EncorePro HW540 deliver clear sound and comes with a noise cancellation as well as flexible microphone making it perfect for office and on-the-go use. The Plantronics EncorePro HW540 is the best business headset and is available at an affordable price Here.
The Plantronics HW710 is another business headset to make it on our list of the best headsets for business phone use simply because of its light weight yet durable design and clear sound quality. The Plantronics HW710 uses mono sound over stereo which is a great move for those who intend use this headset in an office environment.
Using the leatherette ear cushions and wideband technology, this corded headset offers superior sound quality whereas the retractable microphone ensures clear audio quality to make sure your clients never miss a word you say.
What makes the Plantronics HW710 stand out is its design that was made with office use in mind. This headset lets you keep one ear open so that you can hear what your client is saying while keeping up with what your supervisor or anyone else is saying. Thanks to the telescopic noise canceling microphone you don’t have to worry about any noise from your surrounding interrupting your conversation with your client. The Plantronics HW710 is one of the best headsets which you can buy Here.
Jabra is one of the finest providers of headsets for business geared towards the working class. Almost all Jabra headsets have impeccable noise cancellation technology but the Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo takes it a step further.
The Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo is designed for office and call center use with a focus on delivering the most noise free experience possible. The leatherette-covered earpieces rest on-the-ears to provide maximum comfort whereas the built-in Kevlar-reinforced cables ensure long term use. What set’s the Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo apart from its competitors is its extremely light weight and uses Jabra’s ultra-noise-cancellation which is the best in its class. You can buy the Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo Here.
If you’re looking for an alternative for the Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo for contact center employees and agents then the Jabra Biz 2300 is by far the best choice available. The Jabra Biz 2300 is designed to last and handle the high-performance environment of contact centers which results in fewer headset replacements while delivering HD audio output.
The Kevlar-reinforced cord is lightweight yet durable and spins a whole 360 degrees as well as having replaceable ear cuffs. In a call center, there are multiple people talking and it’s easy for all the noise to reduce the clarity of your own sound as well as making it harder to hear what the customer is saying.
The Jabra Biz 2300 uses HD voice technology to make sure you hear what you customer is saying clearly whereas “air shock” noise canceling microphone filters out any sharp noise like breathing and popping to give your customer a seamless experience. You can buy the Jabra Biz 2300 Here.
The Plantronics CS540 Wireless Headset offers a lot of quality features that make it a great choice for office use. It provides the user a connection range up to 120m which is comparatively better than the majority of its competitors including those on this best headset for business list. The CS540 is a convertible monaural DECT headset which has easy to use controls, has clear sound output and packs enhanced noise cancellation technology to make it an overall great headset for office use.
Depending on your preference, the Plantronics CS540 Wireless Headset can be worn over the ear or over the head to provide a secure and comfortable fit making it perfect for use while on the go. You can buy the Plantronics CS540 Wireless Headset Here.
6. Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset Binaural – my pick
If you’re looking for a stylish, portable and long lasting headset for business then the Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset is definitely worth a shot. The Plantronics Savi 8220 is one of the sleekest and stylish headsets for business on this list as well as having a variety of features like “active noise canceling” speakers that make it such a great choice for business with lot of noise.
Besides being one of the lightest wireless headsets for business available, it also has superior DECT 6.0 technology eliminates interference to make sure the sound quality remain consistent. The noise canceling microphone filters out back noises to deliver a seamless audio quality to your clients making it perfect for use while you travel. Additionally, since the batteries can be replaced in the middle of a call you don’t have to worry about having to hang up. You can buy the Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset at lowest price Here.
The Plantronics CS510 Wireless Headset is one of the finest DECT technology headsets that can provide crystal clear technology without being affected by Wi-Fi or other radio signals. The Plantronics CS510 is a lightweight business headset that provides up to 350 feet of hands-free operation as well as having a replaceable battery that lasts a long time.
What makes the Plantronics CS510 such a great choice is its ability to detect sound levels above 118 dBA that it eliminates using it anti-startle technology that cancels out all sudden increases in noise even those caused by a fluctuation in signals. This headset uses wideband audio technology and enhanced DSP to ensure clear audio for both the client and agent. You can buy the Plantronics CS510 Wireless Headset Here.
There are so many certified Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) compatible headsets by Jabra, Plantronics, VXi. But which one is the best? We stock over 70 different model headsets that are certified for Skype for Business. Price range any where from $50 to $400 depending on your budget. Obviously it’s not fair to compare a $400 to a $50 headset, the $400 headset will obviously be a better headset. It’s the old saying goes – “you get what you paid for”. Given that there are so many to choose from, I will break these choices down by price – low end, mid range, and the high end:
Affordable – for the price conscious (<$100)
The Jabra Evolve 30 MS is an excellent entry level headset for Microsoft Skype for Business. Very good “bang for the buck”, price only at $79. Very well built, high quality construction, best of all – Jabra stands behind its product with a full one year warranty. It’s plug and play and certified by Microsoft to Skype for Business. In addition, in comes with a 3.5mm jack for smartphones (ie – iPhone, Android). It has all the features of an high end headset, noise canceling microphone, in-line controls, peak-stop noise protection, etc. and it even comes with a travel pouch. Here if from HERE
Plantronics C3220 is another very good choice for call centers deploying large amount of MS Skype for Business headsets. This model has hi-fi stereo, covers both ears. So when the agent is not on a call, he and she can listen to music on the computer. The dual ear feature also helps block out background noise in a busy office, so the user can focus more on the phone call and not be distracted by all the office chatter in the background. Plantronics Blackwire C3220 also is backed by a one year warranty. Order it HERE
Mid-Range – ($80-$150)
Jabra Evolve 40 is an “all purpose” headset, not only it’s a good headset for Skype for Business, you can also use the same headset for your smartphone (like an iPhone). It’s integrated with a 3.5mm smart phone adapter. So you can connect it either to the computer via USB or a smartphone or tablet. It has DSP (digital signal process) for clear audio, a feature that the low end models do not have. Of course, plug-and-play compatible with Skype for Business. It also has an built in busy light to alert other workers around that you’re on a live call. Order it from HERE
Plantronics Blackwire 5220 is a very good quality “mid-range” Microsoft Skype for Business certified headset. It has a feature that no other headset have – both 3.5mm smart phone plug and USB connection. You can use this headset for Skype for Business as well as a smartphone like an iPhone or Android phone. Dual speakers that offer wideband quality hi-fi stereo sound. Noise canceling microphone. Like the others, it has all the in-line call controls. The Blackwire C5220 is foldable. So you can easily take it with you for business travel and use it on your laptop. It’s firmware also up-gradable using Plantronics Spokes software. Of course with DSP (digital siginal process) for the best audio possible. Order it HeRe
High End – ($150+)
This is the top of the line Plantronics corded USB headset for MS Skype for Business. It has all the latest technology and bells-and-whistles. Of course Skype for Business plug and play compatibility and certified by Microsoft. It has Dynamic EQ that automatically sets the audio levels for the best voice transmission. Wide Band HD audio for the most natural sounding voice. Extra large ear cups for the user in a noisy office. A2DP technology allowing music streaming. The most impressive feature is that it’s also Bluetooth providing wireless audio by simply detaching the cable. By being Bluetooth, it also can used as a music headphone. You can also connect to your PC or laptop via Bluetooth as an option. You can buy it HERE
Plantronics Savi W44-M is a wireless USB Headset and it’s the also the most versatile headset certified for Skype for Business. It’s Plug-and-play compatible with Microsoft Skype. It comes with 3 different wear styles (over-the-head, over-the-ear, and behind-the-neck). So you’re covered regardless of which way you wear your headset. It has a hot-swap-able battery (extra battery sold separately), so you could have an endless hours of talk time if you need it. It has a 300 feet wireless range if you like to wander the office. You can also answer the Skype call or end the call 300ft away bye pressing a button on the side of the headset. This is the ultimate headset for Skype for Business. You can order it Here
The Jabra Evolve 75 is the newest wireless headset for Skype for Business from Jabra. It designed for noisy call centers. It has a binaural design with double speakers that cover both ears. In addition it includes Jabra’s “active noise canceling” technology – engineered specifically to block out additional unwanted noise in the office or contact center. It’s been certified by Microsoft for Skype for Business – which means it’s plug-and-play out of the box for the MS Skype for Business UC software. the package includes the Jabra Link 370 Bluetooth adapter for the PC. It’s a Bluetooth headset, so when you’re not on phone, Jabra Evolve 75 becomes a high end HD headphone for music. The boom arm can be fliped up and clipped onto the headband. When needed, you can also use it as a headset for your smart phone (like an iPhone). Once fully charged, it’s good for 15 hours of battery life, so it’s almost impossible to run out of battery during a business day. Order it HERE
If you also have a desk phone and/or Cell Phone
Plantronics Savi 8210-M Microsoft Wireless Headset (staff favorite)
The newest of all the Skype for Business headset is the Plantronics Savi 8210-M. The beauty of this headset is that it’s a wireless headset you can use with Skype for Business, desk phone, and your mobile phone (3 devices). If you have an office phone and Skype, you can switch between the landline phone, cell phone and your MS Skype softphone without switching headsets. It has active noise canceling in the speakers as well as the microphone, so it blocks out background sound for you and your customer. When fully charged, it has 13 hours of battery time. 50+ hours of standby time. So you never run out of battery in a normal day of work. There are two versions, mono Plantronics Savi 8210-M and the binaural Plantronics Savi 8220-M. The Saiv 8220-M is a stereo wireless headset that cover both ears for extremely busy and noisy office or call center, it can also be used as a high quality stereo headphone for music as it has hi-fi quality speakers. Both of Plantronics Savi 8200 series headsets comes complete with USB cable, AC adapter and base for charging. Nothing else is needed for your deskphone or cell phone.
These some of staff picked headsets specifically for Microsoft for Business. There are of course many others. You can see the entire line of Skype for Business Headsets Here You will not go wrong and be very happy with the ones we have recommended on this page. If you have further questions regarding these headsets, call HeadsetPlus.com at 877-999-3838, our headset specialist will answer any questions you may have.
Working in a office with several employees can be a difficult task. The constant office chatter makes it difficult when you’re on the phone. Fortunately there are plenty of headphones that will help filter out majority of the background noise. I’m almost certain that majority of people have heard the phrase “noise canceling.” Generally speaking, that is referring to the microphones ability to filter out noise for the user on the other end of the phone. Below you will find a small list of headsets are great at filtering out that background noise. As a bonus I will include a couple of headphones that filter out noise through the microphone and the noise through the earphones! Some of the headsets will have passive/active noise canceling earphones.
Let us start with the noise canceling microphone only category. Note, all of these headsets come with a superb noise canceling microphone. All corded headsets require a bottom cable or an amplifier to work with your device.
Like I said above, this has an excellent noise canceling microphone. But in addition, you have high def audio, plush leatherette ear cushions, and very sturdy construction. This CORDED binaural (covers both ears) headphone has a little passive noise canceling (think of resting earphones over your ears without any sound playing). The microphone is a bit unique, it sits just below the base of the earphone to avoid any possible interference with your peripheral vision. You can also extend the microphone to the perfect distance to your mouth. With all of that said, if you’re in a very loud environment that has close quarters or no partitions, you’ll probably want to opt for something with active noise canceling. Great headphone for mild office chatter. Requires a bottom cable or amplifier, comes with a manufacturers 2 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
This is the newest wireless headphone on the market. Similar to the above, if you’re in a mild to moderately noisy environment, this dual eared wireless headset will be an awesome choice. This monster comes out of the box with a massive 490ft wireless range, 13 hours of talk time, and advanced noise canceling microphone. The awesome part of this headphone is, you can even plug it into your computer at the same time as your desk phone, allowing you to switch between calls on your landline and soft phone applications. This headphone is certified for Microsoft Skype for Business so chat away, or just enjoy some YouTube or stream some Spotify. It runs on DECT technology like many other wireless headphones, but this uses DECT Security Step C & using FIPS approved algorithms for key generation, payload encryption and authentication. It is the most secure headset on the market. Like I said this headphone is among the line of the newest and best technology by Jabra. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy.
The newest technology got even better. This binaural wireless headset boasts all the same features of the Engage 65 plus more. You will still have the incredible range, talk time, and advanced noise canceling microphone, etc. The key differences between this headset and the Engage 65 is the ability to connect to even more devices and a touch screen base. The Engage 75 can connect 5 devices at the same time. Yes you read that right. 5 devices. You can connect 2 USB, 2 Bluetooth, and 1 desk phone. Now, I don’t know why you would need to connect this many devices, but I guess it’s good to know that you can. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy.
Noise canceling earphones and microphone:
For extremely loud environments here we have a dual ear circumaural corded headset. These headphones were designed to be used in very loud environments, from aircraft carriers to the New York Stock Exchange. They have 22dB of noise reduction through the ear cups and 20dB through the microphone. These headphones are exceedingly durable. The cables are resistant to UV, and oils and solvents, and will stand up to extreme temperatures while remaining to be flexible. If you’re in a call center environment or have really loud background noise, this is the best corded noise canceling headset. This is a corded headset so you will need a bottom cable or an amplifier. Comes with a manufacturers 2 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
This wireless Bluetooth headset would be great for a loud environment. It has active noise canceling in the ear phones as well as a noise canceling microphone. Not only is it very comfortable, but you can also pair it with another Bluetooth enabled device. Say for instance your cell phone rings, you could answer the call with the same headphone. It has soft plush ear cushions so you can wear them all day long. Generally speaking, these headsets were designed to be used with a computer and cell phone. However, we’re seeing that many people want to have a wireless noise canceling (through the earphones) headphone to be used with desk phones. Luckily there is a solution to that. You can pair this headphone with a PC/USB switch that will enable you to use this headset with a corded desk phone. You have about 12 hours of talk time and 150 ft wireless range from the Bluetooth dongle. There are many other subtle features you can read about here. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
This Plantronics Savi 8220 headset is the newest wireless noise canceling headset by Plantronics. If you’re familiar with the Savi 700 series, the 8200 series is an improvement on them. You will have the same triple connectivity, desk phone, computer, cell phone. The great upside to this headset is the active noise cancellation and the additional talk and standby time. No longer will you have to choose between a rugged corded headset or a Bluetooth only headset. This is the best of both worlds including 13 hours of talk time, and 590ft line of sight wireless range. This has an excellent noise canceling microphone, and is very comfortable. The Plantronics Savi 700 series was always a great headset, now it just got even better. It has the best noise canceling microphone of all the headsets in this list. Comes complete with a one year manufacturer’s warranty. Click HERE to buy now.
Last but not least we have the top of the line wireless that Plantronics makes. This headset is the newest addition to the noise canceling earphones/microphone headsets. This has a Omni directional boomless microphone, dual mode active noise canceling, and 20 hours of talk time. Like the Voyager Focus, you can use this headphone with your Bluetooth enabled devices and with your corded desk phone with the addition a PC/USB switch. When you’re not on the phone, you can enjoy up to 24 hours of streaming music, watching movies, etc. Another neat function is an open mic button which will allow you to listen to your surroundings when needed. So to sum this unit up, extremely powerful, comfortable, and unique. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
This is a new edition to the Blackwire series. What makes this headset unique is that it has active noise canceling but it’s a corded USB headset. You don’t really find that anywhere else. The active noise canceling is a great feature to have if you’re in a loud office. In addition to the noise canceling earphones, it has nice noise canceling boomless microphones. You can also enjoy listening to music using this Hi-Fi stereo headset. If you’re on a budget and also need noise canceling headset, this would be a nice option. Click here to buy now.
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Probably you had heard the phrase “Noise Canceling”, but do we actually know what it is, where it is located, or what is the main purpose of it? We will discuss this on this blog.
Noise-cancelling headphones are headphones that reduce unwanted ambient noises using an active noise control. Noise cancellation makes it possible to listen to audio content without raising the volume on the headset.
Active noise control (like in the Jabra Evolve 75 ), also known as sound field cancellation, reduces the sound of unwanted noises by electro acoustical means. For the main reason these kind of headsets will require external power to create the Noise Canceling , among those will be the Plantronics Voyager 8200 and the Plantronics Voyager Focus. A new addition to the Active Noise canceling family in a wired headset is the Plantronics Blackwire 7225.
Passive noise reduction on the other hand doesn’t require power, costs far less than the “active” noise canceling headsets but offers slightly less cancellation. Passive ambient noise reduction means insulating the ear from the external noise with bigger rugged ear cups. A good example of this headsets would be the Plantronics SHR2083-01 which is mainly used in Wall Street by the stock market brokers.
A noise-canceling microphone is a microphone that is designed to filter outside noises from the desired sound, which is especially useful in noisy environments. Most of the headsets from Jabra and Plantronics offer this quality. Best examples on corded headsets with this feature would be the Jabra Biz 2400 II Mono and the Plantronics HW710 , while on wirless headsets would be Jabra Pro 920 Mono and Plantronics CS540 .