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
Are you looking for a good quality headset? There are many headsets to choose from and can get very complicated. For starters corded headsets will require a bottom cable or amplifier. Wireless headsets plug to the base of the phone. Depending on your work environment, there will be many factors in whether you get corded or wireless. Wireless headsets allow you to move freely, corded headsets do not. Here are a few recommended corded and wireless headsets.
Below is a list of compatible headsets fir the following Cisco models. SPA 303, SPA501G, SPA502G, SPA504G, SPA508G, SPA509G, SPA512G, SPA514G, SPA525G, SPA525G2. SPA921, SPA922, SPA941, SPA942, SPA962 IP Phones
The Jabra Biz 1500 Mono Cisco SPA Certified Headset 84.95 (available in binaural 89.95)
This is top of the line entry level headset works good with Cisco SPA phones. This is a very affordable quality headset. Starting at just 84.95 this headset has wide bound audio. Also comes with comfortable foam ear cushions for a comfortable all day where which many customers find is a great quality. This headset comes with a 2 year warranty and our bundle comes with all the cables needed for your phone.
The Jabra Biz 2300 Mono Cisco Spa Certified Headset 129.95 (available in binaural 135.00)
This Jabra Biz 2300 SPA headset is a step up, middle of the line from the Jabra Biz 1500 series headsets. The Jabra Biz 2300 offers clear sound with all your Cisco phone calls. This headset also comes with larger ear foam cushion for a comfortable wear. The wide band sound and noise advance cancelling microphone allows for the best audio sound possible. A feature many people are fond of when they make calls and receive calls. the Biz 2300 headset includes features Kevlar line cords to avoid breakage. Like the Jabra Biz 1500, the Jabra biz 2300 also comes with the same two year warranty. This headset will last for many years to come. This is one of my favorite corded headset for the Cisco SPA phone models. You will go not wrong with this headset.
This is another mid range corded Cisco compatible SPA headset. The Plantronics HW540 is designed with quality and for all day comfort. The wide band audio delivers clear and crisp conversations for all your phone calls. With the noise cancelling microphone its no wonder our customers like to choose this headset. To top it off this headset comes with 3 different wearing styles (over-the-headset, over-the-ear, behind-the-neck) depending on your preferences. Many customers enjoy this headset because they have options and no constraint to just one wearing style. This headset also comes with a 2 year warranty and is constructed with metal joints providing unbeatable toughness. It will last for many years. You can not go wrong choosing this headset. One of our best selling headsets.
The CS540 is the top sellers for wireless headsets. It is light weight and has audio controls for volume
and placing a call on mute, a feature many customers benefit from. It has a 350 ft. wireless range so it is perfect if you need to get up from your desk and walk around. This bundle comes with the handset lifter that allows you to answer your phone remotely. With an adaptive power system it optimizes range and talk time. You can talk for up to 8 hours straight. This headset bundle package comes with everything you need as well as a 1 year manufactures warranty. This is a great headset no wonder it’s a top seller
The Plantronics Savi 740 is the top of the line wireless headset. It is multipurpose and connects to
your PC, Mobile and Desk Phone. It is our most versatile headset and is ideal for customers who use a mix of PC mobile and their desk phone. It comes with up to 7 hours talk time. Like the CS 540 it also has 3 different wearing styles that customers can choose from. Not only is this headset our most versatile it is also equipped with wide band audio, noise cancellation microphone that filters out background noise making it have crisp clear audio. You can also conference call up to 3 additional headset users or audio can be mixed between any 2 phones bringing people together. This headset bundle includes everything need as well as a 1 years manufactures warranty. You cannot go wrong with this purchase.
Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest wireless headset and it’s my favorite of all the ones I’ve tried. It’s one of only few office headsets that’s equipped with active noise canceling technology to block out background office noise so you can hear the caller better. It comes with large padded leather ear cushions for all day comfort without ear fatigue. The only draw back I can see with these large ear cups is they do sweat if you’re in a “hot office” or if you work in a shop where there are no air conditioning. When fully charged, the battery last 13 hours of talk time, so you can use it easily for 2 days without charging. This package comes with the HL10 lifter for remote answering up to 350ft away in a typical office. Like the W740, it can also connect to a computer USB port and a Bluetooth cell phone, so you can use the same headset for all 3 devices.
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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.
All of these headsets listed below have one primary goal. Their goal is to achieve clear communication for the user and the customer. None of these headsets will provide you with ultimate audio experience you might find with pure audio headphones that cost $300 and up. These headsets provide you with excellent communication, and as a bonus decent to great audio quality for listening to music or watching movies. If you travel a lot, make a lot of phone calls, and enjoy listening to music, below are some headsets that might work for you. They all include a Bluetooth dongle so you can connect it to a computer as well as a cellphone / tablet.
The Evolve 65 Stereo is a decent Bluetooth headset that will connect to a USB device and also a cellphone/tablet via Bluetooth. It has a nice noise canceling microphone and decent audio quality. You will get around 100 ft range (using dongle) more like 30 feet using cellphone and around 10 hours talk time. This headset wouldn’t be my first pick because the Evolve 75 is a much nicer headset for not much more money. Overall still a good headset. Click here to buy.
Out of all of the headsets listed here, this would be my pick. Why you ask? Because I own a pair of these and I love them. Great noise canceling microphone, active noise canceling earphones, and Hi-Fi stereo quality. You can’t compare any of these headsets to audiophile type music headsets. But again, that is not what they are for. Their primary goal is clear communication with customers and they achieve this goal and go beyond. When you have free time in between calls, The Evolve 75 is great headset to just relax and jam out to music. You will have around 100ft wireless range (dongle) and 15 hours of battery life. This will connect to a computer via USB and a Bluetooth device. Click here to buy now.
Here we have an interesting headset. They’re not truly wireless earbuds like the air pods, but they are better than them anyway. They have omni directional noise canceling microphones that will help pick up your voice clearly. They have active noise canceling ear buds, and good audio quality, but most importantly, call clarity. They are certified for Microsoft Skype for Business Open Office. Great for the on the go user that needs to be mobile and not be burdened with a bigger headset. Also if you’re afraid of losing wireless ear buds (I am), get these. Click here to buy now.
The Voyager Focus UC is Plantronic’s version of the Jabra Evolve 75. They have the active noise canceling earphones, great noise canceling mic, and around 12 hours of listening time. This headset would be my second choice to the Evolve 75. Again, the audio quality is very good, but not comparable to some high end audio only headphones. If you enjoy watching movies, listening to music, and still need to make professional calls, this is another great headset to have. This headset is suprisingly light for what it accomplishes. Click here to buy now.
Here we have more unusual type of headset. This is a circumaural type headset (goes over and surrounds the ears.) They have very nice audio quality, and 4 omni-directional noise canceling microphones. The odd part about this headset is that it doesn’t have a boom microphone like most over the head headsets have. Don’t fret, your customers will be able to hear you just fine. You have a tremendous 24 hours listening time with these! If you’re constantly in very loud environments and still want to hear your audio, buy these. Click here to buy now.
This headset is similar to the Jabra Evolve 65 Stereo but better. You have a nice noise canceling microphone and good audio quality. But like the Evolve 65, you don’t have any active noise canceling through the earphones. You have the same 100ft range as the others above, 15 hours music listening time, and they are very comfortable. This headset is certified for Microsoft Skype for Business Open Office. I would spend a little bit more money to get the Evolve 75 or the Voyager Focus. Still overall a good headset though.
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Again, all of these headsets above are really great for phone calls, video chat, and conferences. They all have nice noise canceling microphones that you will not find on other audio headset or air pods. Out of all of these headsets, I like the Jabra Evolve 75 the best. The sound quality on top of the excellent call quality make them well worth the money. Considering how well these headsets do their job, their prices are well worth the money.
The Plantronics Blackwire 7225 is the first of the Active Noise Canceling corded headsets from Plantronics. Has a boomless microphone and offers a Hi Fi stereo sound quality for music. Comes with built in Answer/End, Mute and Volume controls to the headset and a mute built in light to the USB cord. Adjustable headband and high quality soft leatherette ear cushions gives an all day use sublime experience.
The Plantronics Blackwire 7225 comes with a soft travel case, so you can take it with you whenever want to watch movies on the road, and one of the best options on corded headsets with Active Noise Canceling.
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.
Headsets for both desk phone and computer (and cell phone)
With the increasing number of software that communicates over the internet (VoIP softphones), such as Skype, Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, etc, this is one of our most common questions we get from our customers. “do you have a headset that will work both with a desk phone and a computer?” The answer is YES! Here are few of our top rated dual connectivity headsets, both in the corded and wireless models.
The Jabra Link 860 is an amplifier that can be attach and toggled back and forth between a PC and a desktop telephone. It comes with a USB cable that connects to a computer as wells an office phone. You can switch between and computer and deskphone by a flick of a switch on the Jabra Link 860, it’s that simple.
This is Plantronics version. The Plantronics MDA480 provides a switch between PC computer and your desktop phone such as Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, etc. Compatible with all major desk office phone. The MDA480 comes with a USB cable, a Plantronics DA80 USB Audio Processor with a Quick Disconnect (QD) connection to attach with any PLANTRONICS H-SERIES HEADSET. When attached to the PC, it’s compatible with most major soft phones from Microsoft, Avaya, and Cisco.
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset Binaural Savi 8200 series (deskphone, PC, cell phone) <= My pick
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest of the multi-connectivity wireless headset. It’s also the most advanced headset Plantronics has ever engineered. It has the ANC “active noise canceling” in the speakers to block out the noise in the office, so you can focus. No other Plantronics desk phone headset has this feature until now. Like the other wireless headsets, is has the noise canceling microphone to block out the noise for your caller on the other end. In addition, when fully charged, the battery can last up to 13 hours on a single call (50 hours of standby time). You can travel up to 590 ft in the perfect environment. When we tested, we go about 150ft in our office since we have many walls, machines and cubicles. It has soft leather ear pads so it feels very comfortable for all day wear. Solid construction, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart for many years to come. Like the other Plantronics Savi models, you an easily switch between your desk phone, computer and mobile phone with a press of the button on the base. Of course also listen to stereo music when you’re not on the phone. This headset is by far my favorite of all the ones I tested. You can go HERE to ORDER
Plantronics Savi W740 Wireless Headset 700 Series (deskphone, PC, cell phone)
The Plantronics Savi W740 wireless headset is my favorite and the one I use in my office. It’s a “triple connectivity” wireless headset. It not only attach to your desk phone, it can also attaches to your computer (via USB cable) and smartphone, like a Apple iPhone (via Bluetooth). So when you’re in the office, you can use the same wireless headset for your deskphone, computer or cell phone – without having to switch headsets. The only catch is that you cannot take the wireless headset with you and use it in your car. The wireless headset itself is not Bluetooth. the Bluetooth signal comes from the base of the Savi W740, not the headset. Also, you must leave your cell phone near the base for the wireless headset to work (Bluetooth only has a 30ft range). It can be customized for different ring tones so when your phone (deskphone, softphone, or cell phone) rings, so when the phone rings, you know which one is ringing when you’re away from your desk. In addition, you can also record your telephone calls with the Plantronics Savi series wireless headset. See our Blog HERE about wireless headset recording.
Jabra Pro 9450 Mono Midi-Boom Wireless Headset System (deskphone & PC only)
Jabra Pro 9450 is a dual connectivity wireless headset. It attaches to both office phone and a PC (via USB port). It’s an affordable wireless headset that connects to both devices. you can switch between deskphone and computer using the buttons on top of the Jabra Pro 9450 base. The headset is very lightweight, only 1oz. When fully charged, the headset has 11 hours of talk time, 46 hours of standby. Enough the get you through any business day without needing to re-charge. It has all the features you would expect from a wireless office headset – noise canceling microphone, 400ft range, multiple wearing styles, and digital signal processing. Go HERE to ORDER
Jabra Engage 75 Mono Wireless Headset (deskphone, PC, cell phone)
The Jabra Engage 75 is my second favorite. Like the Plantronics Savi series, it’s also a “triple connectivity” wireless headset, it comes with all the cables to connect to desk phone, computer and a cell phone via Bluetooth from the base. In addition, it has a touch screen display that will show you the current connection, Making it very user friendly. It has state of the art noise blackout technology to reduce background noise in the office. The audio transmission is digitally encrypted for secure conversation. Like the Plantronics Savi, the Bluetooth signal is also from the base, so you cannot take the headset with you and use it as a Bluetooth headset. Like the Plantronics Savi 700 series, you can also use the Jabra Engage 75 to record telephone calls. Go HERE to ORDER. Also see instructions Here on How To Record Telephone Calls with a Plantronics Wireless Headset
Sennheiser is a new comer in the office headset industry compare to Plantronics 50 years, Jabra (GN Netcom) 30 years. Sennheiser mainly known for their music headphones. Despite being new in the industry, the SD-Pro1 is a good quality affordable headset that provide dual connectivity to both deskphone and computer via the USB port. Similar with the Jabra, it offers up to 400ft of range, 12 hours talk time. and a quality noise canceling microphone.
VXi V200 Wireless Headset for Phone and PC.. only $149 (most affordable)
A new addition to the options is the VXi V200, this is the most affordable headset that allows you to be used with your desk phone and computer. Convertible style, so can be worn over the head, over the ear or behind the neck, styles included with the headset makes this one really respectful option on a wireless headset for being used not only with your desk phone, but with your computer as well. GO Here to Order
There are few more models, but not possible to mentioned them all. But these are the top rated headsets for desk phone and computer. Call our headset experts at 877-999-3838 if you have any questions regarding these headsets or any other Plantronics or Jabra headsets
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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The telephone is the essential part of a call center, for the same reason it can become a lousy environment. To provide the best attention over the phone the agents require the best headset that can provide exceptional sound and allow them to keep mobility as well. We review and recommend some headsets available in the market.
The first one on the list is the Jabra Pro 920 Duo, with a nice wireless range up to 350ft , covering both ears help to isolate the outside noise and have a better sound quality, compatible with just about all the desk phones on the market makes this one one of the best options for a light, easy to use and affordable headset. Thanks to the Dect wireless built in, you can get a minimum of 8 hours on battery life with just one single charge. Offering Jabra’s Digital Signal Processing, which means you get the best sound quality by removing the background noise and echo. The advantage of just 80g of weight makes this a real good headset for daily wear without compromising comfort and performance. A nice feature is that you can pair up to 4 headsets for conference call, which makes it an excellent and affordable option for conference calls or training purposes.
Coming up next we have the Plantronics CS520, as same as the previous one, this headset cover both ears, so the user can be focus without interruptions from outside noises. With a wireless range of up to 350ft and a talk time of minimum 9 hours , makes it one of the preferred choices for Call Centers. As with most of the wireless headsets, can be paired to up to 3 headsets for conference calls or training purposes. having a weight of barely 96g. makes it a really good contender on the headset match. The cradle/docking station has one of the best looking designs that I have seen, a glossy black finish at the front reminds me of the jet black from the iPhone 7/7plus. Really nice and elegant touch from the CS520. Easy to set up and to charge the headset.
Personally, would like to recommend the bundle of the CS520+HL10, which will give the same features as the CS520, but it will allow the user to answer and end calls from the distance. Which allows a better productivity and freedom at call centers or offices. The HL10 fits most of the phone systems in the market, but if you would like to know if yours is compatible, feel free to call us.
For those crowded Call Centers with the same headset, Plantronics give us the CS520-XD, due to the different frequency it works, allowing all the users to have the benefits of being wireless without compromising audio quality. The CS520-XD was designed to address wireless density issues, so that more wireless headsets can be used in the same space while maintaining clear conversations. Highly recommended to mix with the CS520 in a proportion of 50/50 in order to get the best sound quality without any interference. If you would like to know more about high density and if you need a set up like that feel free to call us.
Last but not least we have what we can call the “Jewel of the Crown” we have the Savi 8220, this headset offers an exceptional wireless range of up to 590ft, active noise canceling and the availability to connect to desk phone, computer and cell phone via Bluetooth.Under the philosophy of “One headset for all your devices” , I love the seamless connectivity with my tablet, cell phone and phone at work Personally, my favorite in the list. Thanks to the Plantronics Hub software, you can even change the language of the headset , change its settings and it is compatible with Windows and Mac.
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 .