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.
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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.
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 .
Finding the right office VoIP headphones is one of the most important things that every professional businessman will need. Choosing the right headsets for desk phones that provide clear audio and can be used on the go is extremely important if you want to maintain high standards and look professional. Choosing a headset for desk phone might seem like a straightforward process but seeing the number of choices available it can easily become a daunting task. To help you find the best wired and wireless headsets for business, we’ve reviewed the top models for you so that you can choose the one that fits your needs.
When it comes to audio quality and long-range connectivity, the Jabra Engage 75 Wireless Headset System is second to none. The Jabra Engage 75 offers high quality and clear audio sound and can connect with your 2 smartphone, desk phone, and 2 soft phone (5 devices total) as well as letting you seamlessly switch between each three using the stylish touchscreen display. When the battery is fully charged, it has 13 hours of talk time. In additional, it’s also softp hone certified for Microsoft Skype for Business. It offers just the right balance of practicality and functions while making sure to look stylish to add more appeal to your office environment.
Using the reliable DECT technology, you can stay connected with the headset up to 490 feet so that you don’t have to worry about any untimely disconnections or static when moving around the office. AS long as battery life is concerned, the Jabra Engage 75 offers a stunning 10 hours of talk time along with static free audio making it one of the top office headsets in 2018. Click HERE for more details and to order
The Jabra Pro 920 is a more affordable alternative to the Jabra Pro 9470 but in some cases can be more practical to use than the former. It offers crystal clear audio which is something all headsets from the Jabra Pro series have in common but what makes it standout is the ergonomic design and noise canceling features. It doesn’t offer as much long-range connectivity as the Jabra Pro 9470 but still manages to provide an impressive 375 feet without there being any distortions or static in the sound quality.
It has 3 wearing styles Headband, Earhook, and Neckband so that you can use it the way you want. The noise canceling background removes any background noises so that no one can hear what’s going on in your surroundings. Overall, the Jabra Pro 920 offers great value at a great price. Click HERE for more details and to order
If you’re looking for headsets that you can use in the office with desk phones and use them on the go, then the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is definitely worth your time. This is a Bluetooth headset that easily pairs up with almost any Bluetooth device allowing great flexibility and giving you a variety of options on how to use it. A great feature of the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is that it announces the name of the person calling you so that you can use the on-headset buttons to answer the call without having to look at your phone.
These are the only boomless and dual-paired microphones on the market and they make full use of this state of the art technology. Thanks to the omnidirectional microphones with advanced noise canceling, your voice will sound clearer than ever before while minimizing any background noises. Click HERE to Order and more for more details.
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset <= my pick
Plantronics has a reputation for providing high quality and state of the art office headset and the Plantronics Savi 8220 is no exception. This wireless headset offers all the features you’ll need in a high-quality headset. What makes it stand out is the fact that it can connect to a computer and any other device at the same time making it a must have for anyone that likes to multitask. With HD stereo Hi-Fi sound quality, active noise cancellation for the super noisy office, these are perfect for answering calls on your desk phone and enjoying multimedia on the computer as well as answering any mobile phone calls via Bluetooth. Super long range, up to 590 feet! 13 hours of talk time. This headset has it all! Click HERE for more details and to place an order
One look at the Plantronics HW510 EncorePro 510 and you can tell that this headphone was made to be used in call centers. With a single ear over-the-head design, these are comfortable to wear and provide high quality and crystal clear audio while the mic provides noise canceling input making his the best headset for any call centers that want to give their callers the best experience. This headset is made to last, thanks to the Laser welded construction and metal joints, these headphones will last you a long time while delivering unmatched performance. Go here to order
A comfortable design and affordable price, this is the headset that every office worker needs to have. This headset was made with the typical office worker in mind. If you’re just looking for a high-quality headset that can help you take calls and provide clear audio and reliable long lasting use, then the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro is definitely worth your time.
Unlike many other headsets on this list, the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro doesn’t have any extravagant features and offers the minimal functions of a headset whereas the heavy duty construction provides long-lasting use. Thanks to the adjustable fit you can wear it the way you want whereas the SoundGuard technology prevents any noise spikes and listening fatigue for hours of use. Go HERE for more details
The Jabra Biz 2400 II is superficially designed to be used with desk phones and offers unrivaled performance and comfort. It can be worn in 3 different styles and comes with ear hook, behind the neckband along with an over-the-head headband.
This Jabra Biz 2400 is 40% lighter than other headsets in this category and provides ultra-noise cancellation to make sure the only thing the receiver hears is your voice. The 360-degree swiveling boom mic can be adjusted in any position you want whereas the larger leatherette ear cushions make sure that you don’t feel uncomfortable even after hours of use. These are ideal for any work environment and call centers.
Headsets nowadays do way more than just using them for your desk phone. We have headphones that can now be connected to 5 devices at the SAME TIME. I’m talking desk phone + computer + cellphone. Pretty crazy stuff now. Anyway, here is a small list of some very nice headsets that will enable you to listen to music while you work.
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest wireless headset on the market. This is the upgraded version of the already fabulous Plantronics Savi 700 series. The main difference between the old and new is the active noise canceling in the headset. That’s right, on top of all the same features of the old Savi, you will get more range, talk time, and active noise canceling for those loud environments. Because of the triple connectivity, you can enjoy streaming music to your headset when you’re not on a call. This is an excellent choice for a desk phone computer combo. 590ft line of sight range, 13 hours of talk time you can’t go wrong. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
The Voyager 8200 is one of the newest wireless headsets on the market. Even though this headset wasn’t designed for use with desk phones, we can still make it work. An interesting feature of this headset is the noticeable lack of a boom microphone. But don’t worry, your customers will still be able to hear you with the dual-paired (4 total) omni-directional microphones. This powerful headset has active noise canceling earphones and a great noise canceling microphones. You will get about 100ft of wireless range from a deskphone or computer. the 8200 has about 24hours of music/movie streaming. To use this headset with a desk phone, you will need an adapter. This will enable you to use this with your deskphone, computer, and cell phone. Pretty awesome huh? Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
If you’re looking to save a little money but still be able to stream music to your head phones, this would be a decent choice. You will have triple connectivity, desk phone, computer, cell phone, but music quality won’t be as nice as the new Savi or the Voyager 8200. Another thing this headset lacks is the active noise canceling. This is still a great headset, but I’d recommend paying a little more and getting the Savi 8220. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
This is my favorite headset. I currently use the Jabra Engage 65 Stereo. Think of the Engage 75 as the big brother of the 65. This headset is absolutely beastly. You can connect this monster to 5 devices at the same time. 1 desk phone, 2 USB devices, and 2 Bluetooth devices. A bit overkill if you ask me, but hey, it’s better to have more than less. As I type this, I’m listening to some heavy metal, on my Engage series headset. Considering these headsets were not designed for the enjoyment of music, these are damn good quality speakers. This headset has the best wireless range, talk time, and just overall quality out of all the others that I’ve used before. If you want to save some money, you can always go for the Engage 65 Stereo. The 65 will only connect to your desk phone and your USB device, but that’s where we stream music from right?. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
The headsets that connect to desk phones are remote answer capable. There are tons of solutions out there for every phone. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these items and have questions, feel free to call or email me.
This year Apple launched 3 new iPhones , and if you are as excited as I am about this. Your next question on mind is “Which headset should I get for my brand new iPhone that would allow me to make it more productive?” For this answer I took the liberty of analyzing a couple of headsets that can help on getting the more of your new iPhone. Main brands will be analyzing will be Plantronics and Jabra, two well know names in the industry and dedicated on bringing the best active and passive noise canceling on productivity headsets.
Jabra have done their homework with the EVOLVE 75, this handset has Active Noise canceling speakers, which eliminate the background noise for listening. microphone boom arm that can be clipped on the headband when you use it for music only. It has 100 ft. range using the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with, amazingly it gives you up to 15 hours of battery life when fully charged after 3 hours. My favorite part of the EVOLVE 75 would be the docking station that comes with, making it easy to set up, plug, charge, and use with a very clean and neat style. Another benefit of the EVOLVE 75 would be the compatibility with most of soft phones and virtually compatible with any desktop, laptop either PC or Mac. You can read more about the Evolve 75 HERE
Plantronics give us the Voyager Focus which is an amazing headset with 15 hours of music streaming, or 12 hours of talking time. Active noise cancelling technology that helps blocking out distracting sounds. The Voyager Focus comes with an amazing feature of answering calls by simply putting the headset, mute a call by just taking it off, same as with pause/resume music. Comes with a nice charging station that paired to the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with can give you a range up to 150 feet on range. Can be used virtually on any Windows or Mac computer, Plantronics Hub is available for both platforms. More details on the Voyager Focus can be found HERE
Jabra give us this option, for people who wants the best quality, but they don’t like to have something too bulky on their head, or simply want to workout while at work. The EVOLVE 75e is a practical behind the neck option, usual earbuds will give you 3-4 hours top on a single charge. Jabra had surpassed this and they give us 14 hour of music time or 13 hour of talk time with barely a 2 hour charge time. Pretty much the same features of the big brother EVOLVE 75 but in a more compact package, amazing integration of Siri with the microphone makes it seamless and easy to use. Included in the box are three sizes of EarGel ear tips and three ear wing sizes to ensure a snug fit. So you can fit it on the most comfortable way you want them. You can order your Evolve 75e HERE
Plantronics has the Voyager 5200 for the “Road Warriors”, people that are always on the move and they need a reliable and ergonomic headset. The Voyager 5200 has the WindSmart technology, that as its name says, clears the audio in the microphone in windy days. 7 hours of talk time is standard, or can get up to 9 days on standby. Best of this headset is the “whispered alerts” that gives you Caller ID when a call comes in, you can just say “answer” or “ignore” without taking your cell phone out of your pocket. Compatible with any laptop/desktop on Windows/Mac OS. Click HERE for more details on the Voyager 5200.
Voyager Legend comes with a nice P2i technology, which is a nano-coating that protects the headset against sweat and moisture damage for the people that are always moving around. Voyager Legend will give you 7 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby with barely 90 minutes of charging, you can use this headset for your soft phone using the Plantronics Hub software available either for Windows or Mac, a nice feature is the integration of the headset battery meter on your iPhone’s screen. The range will not be as amazing as the previous headsets, but its a quiet significant at 33 feet. This headset is already optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010, so you don’t have to worry about firmware updates for that application. To learn more of the Voyager Legend click HERE
The last but not least on my list, Jabra give us the Motion Office on a nice charging station with an amazing touch screen and multi-device connectivity. Motion Office has an outstanding 8 hours of talk time, however the stand by is impressive thanks to Jabra Power Nap Mode, which puts the headset on sleep mode even for days, when you pick it up again , will be ready for you! Bringing the final number to 360 hours, you have one of the best ranges up to 300 feet thanks to the Bluetooth Class 1 that comes with it. And comes with Jabra’s award winning Noise Blackout technology – Noise Blackout. More features and details on the Jabra Motion Office can be found 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 W440-M Wireless USB Headset for MOC/Lync $229 (my pick)
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
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.
When it comes to wireless headsets you want a few things, nice clear audio, enough battery to make it through the day, and something that you can wear all day without discomfort. Jabra kept these things in mind when they created the Jabra Pro 900 series (Pro 920, 925, 930, 935). These headsets are nothing extraordinary but for their reasonable price tag, they’re hard to beat.
There are several lines of the great Jabra Pro 900 series which could make it confusing. Below you will find some of the key features they have in common and how they differ.
Jabra Pro 920 Mono Wireless Headset System (connects to 1 desk phone)
This is a great entry level headset for the money. You get about 7-8 hours talk time and around 325ft DECT wireless range. Fast charge battery, the headset is fully charged in less than 3 hours. 50% charging in 50 minutes. 20% charging in 20 minutes. It has a nice noise cancelling microphone that will help filter out background noise. You can pair up to 4 additional headsets if needed for a multi-shift. As the name suggests, it’s a monaural headset (covers 1 ear) It comes standard with a headband, but you can also purchase an ear hook separately. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. For a full detailed list of features click buy now.
Jabra Pro 920 Duo (2-ears) Wireless Headset (connects to 1 desk phone)
This is the same great headset as above but binaural (covers both ears) The real benefit of this headset would be for someone that is in a louder office. I don’t work in a very loud office, but when everyone is talking at the same time, it’s nice to have both of your ears covered to hear the customer. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra Pro 925 Bluetooth Wireless Headset 925-15-508-185 (single connectivity to desk phone):
This headset is very similar to the Jabra Pro 920. Instead of using DECT 6.0, it uses class 1 Bluetooth with about 300ft range. The talk time is much longer 12 hours talk time and 7 days standby. Now here is the dumb part, this will NOT connect with another Bluetooth enabled device. This is strictly for deskphones. I do not recommend this headset and the name is very misleading. If you’re going to buy a Bluetooth headset for your deskphone, see the Pro 925 Dual below. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra Pro 925 Dual Connectivity Bluetooth Headset 925-15-508-205 (Dual connectivity to deskphone and cell phone):
The 925 Dual is a very unique wireless headset. Again, it’s very similar to the Pro 920 but instead of DECT wireless technology, it uses class 1 Bluetooth (300ft range). The best part of this headset is that you can pair it with another Bluetooth enabled device simultaneously. You can use the same headset to take calls on your deskphone and cell/tablet. The Bluetooth is built into the headset so you can take it with you if you need to go. With 12 hours talk time, 7 days standby. Near Field Communication technology (NFC) makes it easy for your Jabra device to instantly connect and interact with phones, tablets, and interactive tags. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra Pro 930 UC USB Wireless Computer Headset (Single connectivity to computer)
This is the virtually the same great headset as the Pro 920 Mono. It includes all of the of the same features but it connects to a computer. Another difference, it has a built in ringer on the base unit. It is optimized for all leading Unified Communication platforms. This is not a Bluetooth headset, it runs on DECT technology (325ft wireless range). Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra Pro 930 Duo UC USB Wireless Computer Headset (Single connectivity to computer)
Again this is virtually the same headset as the 930 UC USB. The added dual ear feature would be best for a noisier office setting, but it will not block out all background noise. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra Pro 935 MS Dual Connectivity Bluetooth USB Headset (Dual connectivity to computer and Bluetooth enabled device)
This is a pretty unique headset similar to the Jabra Pro 925 Dual. But instead, this headset will connect to a computer and Bluetooth device. It has the same class 1 Bluetooth (300ft range) You get around 12 hours of talk time, and 7 days standby time. If you needed a wireless Bluetooth headset for your computer, this would definitely be one to consider. If you have to leave your computer, you can even take your headset with you. The Bluetooth is transmitted from the headset and not the base station. Comes standard with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
All of these headsets listed have many subtle features that are too long to list. Please click on their links if you would like a full list of features.. The headsets that connect to desk phones are also remote answer capable. Remote answering allows you to answer the phone by activating the headset. As long as you’re within wireless range, you can answer the phone away from your desk. Please feel free to call/email us for compatibility.
The very new and very best on the market. For many years the Jabra Pro 9400 series was one of the best wireless headsets. Now we have the Engage series. You can think of them as the new and improved version of the 9400 series. Well that’s basically what they are. Below you will read about them in more detail. All headsets below are Microsoft Skype for Business Open Office Compatible
The Engage 65 mono would be my goto headset. I say goto because I’m currently using a the Engage 65 Stereo. My office is not loud enough to warrant the dual earphones, but it is nice to listen to music in stereo. The Engage 65 mono is a monster. You have 13 hours talk time, 490ft wireless range, and a fantastic noise canceling microphone. This headset is the replacement for the Pro 9450. You can connect it to 2 devices, deskphone and computer. If you’re in a large office, you don’t have to worry about interference. You can have up to 120 of these headsets without fear of interference. This is the most secure wireless headset on the market. It uses Patented pairing. 256-bit AES encryption. 128-bit authentification. DECT Security Level C. The Engage 65 is also very comfortable and light 57g. Another useful feature is the built in busy light. Co-workers/customers no longer have to guess whether or not you’re on the phone. You wear it as a headband and it covers 1 ear. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
This wireless headset is very similar to the Mono but has some slight differences. The good: You can purchase additional wearing styles for this headset. It comes with an earhook, (headband and neckband sold separately.) It is much lighter. The bad: talk time is decreased to 9 hours, the wireless range drops to around 330ft, and the battery is NOT replaceable. When your battery eventually dies, you will have to purchase a new headset. Still a great headset. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
Virtually the same as the 65 Mono, weighs a little more 83g, stereo (2 earphones). With this you will get up to 490ft or roaming range, and 13 hours of talk time. The touch screen base is also a cool feature. You can control or adjust setting right on the base! The real benefit with this headset is the passive noise canceling that is provided by the dual ears. Like I said earlier, this is the headset that I use, and I love it. Sometimes it gets hot in the office, so I would prefer a single ear. At times when everyone is screaming on the phone, I’m glad I have stereo. The stereo headphones are superb for listening to music (listening to Jimi Hendrix right now). Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
This headset is the absolute top of the line. Like the Engage 65, you have the exemplary 490ft range and 13 hours of talk time. This headset comes with head band, neck band, and you can connect it to 5 devices at one time. You read that correctly, connect this headset with 1 desk phone, 2 USB devices, and 2 Bluetooth devices. I can’t imagine many people needing to connect to that many devices simultaneously, but more is better than less. It also has a convenient touch screen base. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
The headset has the same connectivity as the above 2 USB devices, 2 Bluetooth device and 1 desk phone. Unlike the Engage 65 convertible, this headset includes all three wearing styles (headband, ear hoods, neck band). Again the downside to this headset is the loss of wireless range, and decreased talk time. You still have 9 hours of talk time and 330ft of range, which is about the industry standard. Like the 65 Convertible this headset does not have an exchangeable battery. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
Includes all of the same features as the Engage 75 Mono but comes with 2 earphones. Rock out with this bomb stereo headset up to 490ft. Are you worried about how long you talk straight with this headset? Don’t be. You have an incredible 13 hours of talk time. This headset is better if you’re in a slightly louder environment. More often than not, my coworkers are talking very loud. We are within close proximity to one another, having stereo helps drown out the noise. Don’t fret about the headset being uncomfortable or cumbersome. I wear the Engage 65 stereo for 8-9 hours straight no problem. Do yourself a solid and just buy this headset. It is far better than anything on the market. I prefer the Engage series way over Plantronics. Comes with a manufacturer’s 1 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
All of these headsets are truly remarkable. If you choose any of the above, I guarantee you will love them. All of the Engage series are remote answer capable. Remote answering will enable you to answer and end phone calls away from your desk. You can be down the hall or in another room and still be able to answer your calls. Feel free to reach out to me for compatibility.
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Are you using Dragon Naturally Speaking dedication software? Looking for compatible and the most accurate voice recognizing headsets for Dragon NaturallySpeaking? First you need to decide if you like to use a wireless or corded headset. Typically it’s about a $100 difference in price. With a wireless headset, you have the freedom to walk away from your computer (or laptop) wirelessly and speak up to 300ft away without any wires attached. Today’s wireless headset are just as clear as any corded headsets. Nuance has thoroughly tested many headsets and has rated them accordingly with an accuracy scale (in dragon scores). Some of our recommended headsets and my favorite picks for Dragon Naturally Speaking (all with the 5-dragon accuracy ratings).
Plantronics Corded Dragon Certified Headsets:
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Call centers are notoriously loud (fact). It’s makes it difficult to hear and be heard in such a crowded environment. Even if there are only a few people in the same room, talking over one another can be a serious problem when dealing with customers. Let’s take a look at some of the best rated and wallet friendly headsets. Keep in mind that compatibility will vary by phone.
At such a modest price, this is the perfect entry level headset. It is very light, has an adjustable headband/mic, provides great audio, and comes standard with a noise canceling microphone. It has a 270 degree bendable boom mic, and you’ll hear your customer clearly and be heard by them because of the HD Voice and Wideband sound. Just in case your customers are yelling at you, it comes with a PeakStop technology that will protect your hearing from sudden loud spikes in audio. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
|Jabra Biz 2300 QD Duo Binaural Noise Canceling Headset: (available in mono)|
This headset is a big step up from the above Biz 1500 model. You’ll have all the same standard features, i.e noise canceling microphone, wideband audio, PeakStop technology, but even more goodies with this one. The Biz 2300 is a beefier version of the above with a Kevlar reinforced cord and an unbreakable 360 degree spinning boom microphone. You won’t sacrifice any comfort for toughness. Better noise cancellation, higher quality audio and voice, and much tougher. You cannot go wrong with this headset. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW520 EncorePro Noise Canceling Binaural Headset: (available in mono) – My Favorite
The Plantronics EncorePro series headsets are very similar to the Jabra Biz series. They also come with a great noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and hearing protection VIA SoundGuard technology. To boast its toughness, Plantronics laser welds its joints, has a flexible unibody boom, and uses aircraft grade aluminum. It comes with very comfortable foam ear cushions and a lightweight adjustable headband. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW720, HW301N EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset: (Available in Mono)
The HW720 is the top of the line corded headset that Plantronics offers. It’s designed to give more luxurious feel to its users. It comes with plush leatherette ear cushions, an extendable microphone, and reinforced lightweight headband. Noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and SoundGuard technology are standard. The audio will be more crisp and the noise canceling microphone with reduce more noise with the HW720. In addition to all of the features, it’s just an overall good looking headset.
In conclusion, I would recommend the Jabra Biz 2300. It’s a huge step up in quality than the Biz 1500 and HW520, and connecting and disconnecting of the cords makes the Kevlar reinforced cables and important factor. Voice/sound quality difference between the HW720 and the Biz 2300 is negligible. If you’re looking for form over function, I’d recommend the HW720 but we ultimately want something that’s high quality and durable. Do yourself a favor and ask about the Jabra Biz 2300.
Note: I’ve excluded the top of the line Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo Noise Canceling QD Headset due to the cost of the unit for a call center. Of course, if you’re in a very high end call center, you definitely want to look into it. After all, the Jabra Biz 2400 II is the best corded headset on the market.
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