Hello class, today we will be looking at headsets that are compatible for your PC (Windows) and Apple Mac OS. Many businesses today are opting to use their computers in lieu of phones to make phone calls. It’s a very cost effective method to reduce spending by using VOIP and other soft phone applications. There are so many options out there, but I will list the ones that stand out most to me. The most important things to consider are the call quality and comfort. All of these headsets below are plug and play, and even someone like myself can install them. If you plan on sitting at the computer and don’t need to be mobile, I’d recommend getting a corded. If you need to be more mobile, or just don’t want to be tied to your desk, go wireless. Let’s begin shall we?
|Jabra EVOLVE 40 MS Stereo USB Headset for MS Lync:|
This is a great entry level corded headset. It connects via USB and as a bonus, it comes with a 3.5mm jack so you can connect it to your smart phone, tablet, etc. It has a noise canceling microphone, a built in busy light so your colleagues/friends know if you’re on a call, and Hi-Fi wideband frequency response. A great headset for the casual user. Comes with a manufacturer’s 2 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
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This is quite a unique wireless headset. Generally speaking, wireless USB headsets use Bluetooth connectivity, however, this headset runs on DECT (similar to a cordless phone.) Because of this you get an astonishing range of up to 300ft. This headset has a great noise canceling mic and WideBand audio. As a bonus this headset comes with 3 different wearing styles, headband, ear hook, and neckband. The only downside to this headset is the lack of Bluetooth capability but still an awesome headset. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, click here to buy now.
This bad boy is a great wireless headset without breaking the bank. This headset is basically an upgraded version of the Evolve 40. It comes with a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your PC or Mac via USB and gives you up to 100ft wireless range. You have a great noise canceling mic, and Hi-definition sound, which is great for you and your customers. If you’re not on a call, simply kick back and jam to some tunes. The coolest feature of this headset, is you can connect to your cellphone simultaneously via Bluetooth. You have 10 hours talk time so don’t worry about those long winded calls. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Out of all of the wireless Bluetooth headsets, this headset provides the longest range of up to 150ft through the computer. It has active noise canceling through the ear phones (think of Bose), Wideband audio, great noise canceling microphone, and built in smart sensors which can detect when you put on and take the headset off. You have 12 hours of talk time, and up to 15 hours of music streaming. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
And my personal favorite…
This is a beast of a headset. You have Hi-Fi stereo sound, excellent noise canceling microphone, active noise canceling through the ear phones (think of Bose), and it they just look great all around. Similar to the Evolve 65 you will have up to 100ft wireless range, but an incredible 15 hours of battery on a full charge. Like the above headsets, you just simply plug it in via USB and you’re ready to rock. Need to take a long drive or flight somewhere? Take them with you and use enjoy music on your phone! Your customers will love talking to you on this headset. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Pure luxury. . .
This is a new wireless USB headset by Sennheiser. It’s a nice headset for for use with a computer. You can listen to music and take calls. It has a nice dual noise canceling microphone and you get up to 100 ft wireless range. The cool thing about this headset is it has active noise canceling. You can block the unwanted background noise if you’re in a loud environment. It has a great battery time of 25 hours. It also comes with a 3.5mm cable for use with a smart phone and a storage pouch. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now
This headset is the newest edition the the Plantronics Blackwire line. It’s basically a corded Voyager Focus. This is a corded USB headset with active noise canceling. You don’t really see any corded headsets with active noise canceling but here it is. This headset also has a nice omni directional boomless mics to help pick up your voice. The microphones are noise canceling as well. If you’re not working, you can still use this headset to listen to music. It has nice Hi-Fi stereo earphones. This wouldn’t be my first choice when picking a noise canceling headset, but if you’re on a a budget, this might be a good pick for you. Click here to buy now.
Following the tendency of computers with Moore’s Law, that in simple terms says the technology becomes faster and in some cases smaller thanks to new microchips, communication devices had been adapting and evolving to be at a pair with it.
This time we will review some of the newest headsets for office use with your computer and with your desk phone as well, but in a new and more practical size, we are talking about the Earbud style.
Apple introduced or we should say re-introduce the earbud concept when it launched the AirPods, undoubtedly a lot of people have in mind those earbuds when you mention the words “earbuds” and “headset” together, however there is an ample menu on Earbuds Headsets that deserve mention, specially if want to be used with your computer, cell phone and even desk phone! AirPods only can be used with your cell phone and Mac, so the next Earbuds have an advantage in their favor, let’s take a look.
Our first option here is the Jabra EVOLVE 65e UC+Link 370, the entry level for road warriors that want an affordable and reliable headset without the compromise of bulkiness. Evolve 65e comes with the Link 370 which allows you to have a range of 100ft , making it a nice range for earbuds. Offering the well know Jabra Dual connectivity, that allows you to have 2 Bluetooth devices paired at the same time, which translates in faster response time and less missed calls by having to pair each device every time. The Evolve 65e comes with a built in busy light, up to 13 hours of
music time or up to 8 hours of talk time, making it one of the best options in the market for people looking for the best performance. The earbuds features magnets that allows you to snap them together and can even pause the music or end a call by simply snapping them together, making it a really convenient and discrete feature for today’s road warrior. If you want to maximize the productivity of your Evolve 65e, strongly recommend to get the Jabra Link 950, that will allow you to use your Jabra Earbuds with virtually any desk phone and computer at the same time. Order yours here.
Our next option in the list is the Jabra Evolve 75e UC + Link 370, as with the younger sibling , this headset comes with magnetic erbuds that allows you to pause/end calls by snapping earbuds together, offering the range of 100ft when using the Jabra Link 370. One of the differences with the 65e is the battery time of up to 14 hours of music time and up to 13 hours of talk time.
This might not look a really impressive compared to the younger sibling 65e, however the Evolve 75e comes with Active Noise Canceling (ANC), which is a really nice feature for a loud environment , allowing you to focus in your call by blocking the noises around you. With a built in busy light, easy to use command controls and Jabra’s Dual connectivity, making the Evolve75e one nice option for people looking for earbuds but are not sure if they will be blocking the outside noise at a loud environment. Easy to use with your smart phone as well, the integration of Siri or Alex is seamless thanks to Jabra’s technology and intuitive software. Best part is that you can use your Evolve 75e with virtually any desk phone by simply adding the new Jabra Link 950 USB Telephone Computer Switch.
This switch allows you to plug in the Jabra Link 370 that comes with your Evolve 75e and to use your earbuds as a regular headset in any desk phone! Learn more about the Evolve 75e here.
The newest addition from Jabra is the Evolve 65T UC Stereo, this is Jabra’s true UC wireless earbuds, the Evolve 65T comes with the Link 370, that as with the Evolve family gives you a range of up 100 ft when using it in your computer or with the Jabra Link 950 USB Telephone Computer Switch. Offering up to 5 hours of battery life in a single charge, 15 hours with the included pocket-friendly charging case. Making it one of the best options for people looking for something compact and reliable that can carry around without the bulkiness of cords or cases. Seamless integration with your Virtual Assistant like Alexa or Google, by just one-touch you can call it and with the 4-microphone built in giving you the best response in the market.
I had been using them for a few days and one of my favorite features is Jabra’s HearThrough Technology, by double press the multi function button on the right earbud, allows you to hear the environment around you without having to take off the earbuds, making it convenient for people that are always on call or standby for an important call and have no time to loose by putting the earbuds on. Order yours HERE!
Our last earbuds comes courtesy of Plantronics, the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC is a nice neckband earbud style, certifies for Skype for Business. The neckband vibrates to notify if you get a phone call or any alert from applications, pretty convenient for a discrete road warrior. Plantonics offers the Active Noise Canceling on the 6200 UC which blocks the outside noise so the end user can focus on the call and make the most of it. Comes with the BT600 Dongle that gives you 100ft when used with your computer. You can use your Plantronics 6200 UC with any desk phone by getting a Plantronics MDA220, making your earbuds a compatible headset with any desk phone in the market. Offering up 16 hours of music time, up 9 hours of talk time and up to 14 days of standby! Making it one of the best options for the daily use mobile professionals. You can Order yours here.
This headset by Jabra is a great headset if you’re on a budget. It is a decent headset to travel with because you don’t have to worry about charging it. It will connect to either a USB device or a cellphone (via 3.5mm). It’s pretty light and comfortable but doesn’t offer much else other that a nice noise canceling microphone. It doesn’t have any noise canceling in the ears but the dual earphones will help block some background noise. It has Hi-Fi wideband sound. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
The Blackwire 5220 is a another good travel headset that you don’t have to worry about charging while traveling. It goes over your head with a headband and covers both of your ears. You can use this headset with 2 devices, a USB and a device with a 3.5mm jack. It has a nice noise canceling microphone, HD audio quality, and volume controls built into the wire. It is certified for Microsoft Skype and hearing aid (telecoil) compatible. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
The Blackwire 7225 headset is a more advanced version of the Blackwire 5225. You’ll have Hi-fi stereo when listening to music, and a dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts equalizer settings between calls and music. The best part of this headset is that it has active noise canceling in the earphones and excellent noise canceling mic. This is a pretty unique headset, almost all headsets that have active noise canceling are wireless. If you’re in a louder environment or don’t like noise when traveling get this headset. Click here to buy now.
The Evolve 65 Stereo is a good Bluetooth headset. You can connect it to two devices. It will connect to a USB device and pair with a cell phone or tablet. It has good HD audio and a nice noise canceling microphone. It is very comfortable and covers both ears. You get about 10 hours of talk time and 100 ft wireless range from USB dongle. If you’re looking to buy this headset, I’d recommend spending a little more and getting the Evolve 75 Stereo for the active noise canceling. Very simple to setup and use, comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra EVOLVE 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth USB Headset => Staff Favorite
I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the Jabra Engage 75 Stereo. It will connect to one USB device and a Bluetooth device simultaneously. It has great sound quality when listening to music or when you’re on a phone call. It has Active noise canceling in the ear phones that can be toggled on and off, and a fantastic noise canceling microphone. Considering all the great features it has, it’s still very comfortable to wear. It’s very easy to setup and configure. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
This headset is a one of the newer Bluetooth headsets on the market. It’s comparable to the Evolve 65 Stereo but much newer. It is certified for Microsoft Skype and has Amazon Alexa built-in. You have good audio quality and a nice noise canceling microphone for when you’re on a call. You will have great call quality and about 12 hours talk time. The only thing lacking about this headset is that it doesn’t have active noise canceling in the earphones. If it’s in the budget try to go for the Voyager Focus with the active noise canceling. It Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty Click here to buy now.
The Plantronics Voyager Focus is the direct competitor of the Evolve 75 Stereo. This is another very nice headset. You have Hi-Fi stereo sound and HD voice. It goes over the head and covers both ears. It has active noise canceling in the earphones and great noise canceling microphone. You get around 12 hours talk time and 150ft wireless range from Bluetooth dongle. If you travel a lot and just want to block out the world, this headset will do the job. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, Click here to buy now.
All of the headsets mentioned in this article can be used for a variety of situations. Their prices vary based on what your specific needs may be. There are also a ton of smaller features these headsets include, you can click their links and read more about them in detail. I would recommend all of these headsets for specific needs. They are all great products. If you’re looking to buy one of these headsets, you can send me an email or give me a call.
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) staff favorite|
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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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
Today we are going to go over the best and most affordable corded headsets available for VOIP office phones. With so many options and manufacturers for headsets, selecting the perfect headset can seem like an impossible task. VOIP systems have revolutionized the way business and offices communicate but with that comes added confusion of whether or not the equipment you are purchasing will or will not be compatible with your headset. Most of us want something that will get the job done, is reliable but affordable. Affordable is often synonymous with “cheap” or “low quality” however, it doesn’t have to be this way. Jabra and Plantronics offer wired headsets that are outstanding in terms of quality and comfort but also won’t put too big a dent in your budget.
The Plantronics S11 at only $79 is a coded telephone headset system that comes equipped with an amplifier and over-the-head headset. The S11 will work with just about any VOIP office phone. The headset, designed for all-day comfort, comes with its own stand and the noise-cancelling microphone filters out unwanted background noise. The amplifier gives you complete control over the audio, both incoming and outgoing and the Call Clarity technology assists in reducing echo, giving the user the cleanest audio possible. The Plantronics S11s simple, no frills design offers easy installation and is a favorite of call centers around the globe. All that and more make the Plantronics S11 the most affordable wired headset for VOIP office phones. BUY NOW!
The Plantronics S12 telephone is the work horse for a corded telephone system, with the practicality of being a convertible style, that can be worn over the head for stability for the user or over the ear for a little more of freedom feeling. Coming with everything you need to plug into your desk phone, with the convenience of being able to be used in single or multi lines, with a Noise-Cancelling Microphone that delivers superb voice quality and eliminates those annoying background noises. The headset comes with a cable of approximately 6ft long. Firefly In-Use Indicator light built into the headset that flashes when in use allowing you to let people when on a call. Easy installation , making it one of the easiest and fastest options on the market for a corded telephone system. The S12’s amplifier comes with mute and volume controls, allowing you to mute the microphone and control the volume on the headset. Best choice for small and home offices, the S12 can be ordered HERE!
The 1500 mono by Jabra is a single-eared corded headset that is equal parts reliable and affordable. The 1500 mono offers a noise-cancelling microphone that makes it ideal for crowded or noisy working environments. The 1500 mono offers crystal clear sound which is made possible by the digital signal processing that also reduces background noise and echo-cancellation. The 270 degree boom arm makes for easy adjustments without the fear of breaking. The 1500 mono is constructed with the strongest plastic materials and can handle high stress working environments and the foam ear cushions provides all day comfort while keeping your ears cool. The 1500 Monos level of quality and reliability makes this an affordable wired headset that will get the job done. The Jabra Biz 1500 Mono Direct Connect also comes with the GN1200 smart chord which will be compatible with 95% of VOIP office phones. BUY NOW!
The Jabra Biz 1500 Duo by Jabra is the dual-eared version of the Jabra Biz 1500. The binaural design allows for greater focus and clearer communications between the user and the person on the other end. The air shock microphone protects against harsh spikes in audio and the HD voice allows for the clearest communication possible. The headband is retractable and can be adjusted to suit the users preference. The ergonomically constructed frame provides all day comfort. This affordable wired headset for VOIP telephones is guaranteed by Jabra to last and is backed by a 2-year warranty. The Direct Connect comes with the GN1200 smart chord, which is compatible with 95% of VOIP office phones. BUY NOW!
Cisco phones have a unique bottom cable that is only compatible with Cisco phones. The Jabra Biz 1500 mono comes with the bottom cable that you will need to use for your Cisco phones. The 1500 mono corded headset is a professional grade headset that will boost worker productivity and potential. The only drawback is that it is not the GN 1200 smart cord, which is a universal bottom cable designed to work with 95% of corded desktop phones. But the Jabra Biz 1500 Cisco is a lower cost alternative to the Jabra Biz 1500 Direct Connect. BUY NOW!
The dual-eared version of the Jabra 1500 mono wired headset, that also comes with the correct bottom cable required for Cisco phones. The simple design makes for intuitive call control and is built for efficiency. Jabra partnered with Cisco to bring you the most affordable Cisco certified headset available. It offers premium sound and noise-cancellation and is an affordable wired headset for VOIP office phones. BUY NOW!
HW510-POLY is the natural replacement of the old SupraPlus headset, the EncorePro series is the new entry level, workhorse headset, with a noise canceling microphone boom and covering one ear the HW510-POLY offers the best value in the market in a battled market for an affordable headset for your office. The HW510 is one of the lightest headsets available at 52g , making it a light weight headset for daily use with no compromise on reliability or comfortless. The HW510 has a flexible and retractable headband and customizable ear cushions, making it another option for a good headset for offices or call centers. BUY NOW!
The Jabra Biz 2300 has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a top-of-the-line wired headset but at an affordable price. The Jabra Biz 2300 is constructed with superior materials and lightweight enough to not be bothersome after prolonged use. The Jabra Biz 2300 has HD voice and wide band audio to deliver crystal clear communications with each phone call. The Jabra Biz 2300 offers unprecedented noise-cancellation and an air shock microphone that will protect against harsh, unwanted audio. The 2300 comes equipped with Kevlar reinforced cords that prevents tethering and its unbreakable 360 degree boom mic allows each user to fully customize the headset to fit their preference. All those features help make the Jabra Biz 2300 the best and most affordable wired headset for VOIP office phones. BUY NOW!
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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.
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