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
We live in a scary world, . Everyone seems to be listening in on our personal conversations. It could be some juicy gossip, Game of Throne spoilers, or it could be government officials talking about who knows what. How many times have you been on the phone on hold and you forget that there is someone or something on the other end potentially listening to you? It may all seem like harmless listening. But what if you just committed a crime and you’re chatting with a accomplice? Often times, there is another person on the line listening/recording for “quality assurance.” Fear not, there are adapters that will prevent that nosy person/machine on the line from hearing your personal conversations. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in the bathroom and wish I had a PTT connected to my phone. Sure, you could just press mute and turn it on and off constantly, but it’s a pain. If you want maximum security, get yourself a push to talk adapter. How do they work you ask? They are known as push to talk adapters. If you’re familiar with a walkie talkie / 2 way radio, they work in a similar way. Audio from the telephone or device will be uninterrupted, however, if you wish to speak, you will need to PUSH to TALK. I will show a couple of adapters below. Pay attention because I’m only going to say this once.
Here we have a great PTT adapter. This adapter will work with any Plantronics H series headset. It’s as simple as plugging this into your deskphone/setup, and connecting the other end to the headset. Most government and military departments use something similar to this. This is a very secure setup, your customer will only hear what you want them to hear and nothing else. Depending on your phone/setup, you will need a specific adapter or connector to make these compatible with your setup. Make sure that you do your due diligence before you purchase this item. Due to the manufactures policy, this is a special order headset. It’s not returnable, non-refundable. If it’s defective, Plantronics will replace it for you under warranty.
If you have questions about compatibility or would like to purchase this item, click here.
If you don’t feel like wearing a headset but still want to use PTT, here is another type of PTT you can use. Please note that this handset is phone specific. Again, same concept. You push the talk button to be heard. The person on the other end of the call will only hear what YOU want them to hear, nothing more. Extremely secure, most used by government and military. Or if you’re a very secretive person (perhaps a spy?) This is an option for you. This is not the only PTT handset available, so call us for compatibility. Click here to buy now. Due to the manufactures policy, this is a special order item. All Sales are FINAL. It’s not returnable, not refundable under any circumstance. If it’s defective, Plantronics will replace it for you under warranty.
Last but not least, here is a PTT most commonly used for dispatchers. These plug into dispatch radio system and you have a WIRELESS PTT device! You again will need aPlantronics H series headset. to go with this, but it is a very cool device. It comes with a wireless PTT remote that you push to talk. These devices are most common with police and EMS. Due to the manufactures policy, this is a special order item. Be careful before you order this. All Sales are FINAL. It’s not returnable, not refundable under any circumstance. If it’s defective, Plantronics will replace it for you under warranty. Give us a call before you purchase this, you will need a nice headset to use with this PTT. Click here to buy now.
Last but not least. The SHS is a pretty cool device. Like the SSP 1051, this is a corded push to talk adapter that will connect to any Plantronics H series headset. Here’s the kicker, instead of plugging into a deskphone, this will connect to a USB device. Which leads me to ask, how secure can it be if it’s online communication? I’ll tell you what, from the headset through the SHS 2355 you will have an extremely secure conversation. What happens when that conversation hits the internet is out of my control. Either way, this is a really cool push to talk device.
There are several PTT adapters that connect to different devices and headsets. If you’re worried about people spying on your conversation, you’re probably not that interesting anyway.
If you’re confused about compatibility, give us a call or email. You can ask for Than Nose.
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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.
To view a full list of Avaya Compatible headsets, visit www.headsetplus.com or you can call us at 1-877-999-3838
Today we’re going to help you find the best headset for your landline telephone. With VOIP telephone systems becoming more and more commonplace, many landline users with headsets worry if they are being left out in the cold. But fear not, today we’re going to help you choose the right headset for landline telephones that best suits your needs.
The ideal headset for a call centers and landline telephones. Comfortable yet sturdy, sturdy but not bulky. The Plantronics HW510 will stand up against the toughest environments. It’s noise cancelling microphone greatly reduces background noise provides the one-two punch of comfort and quality that it’s competitors cannot match. BUY NOW!
Some people like Pepsi over Coke for the same reason they prefer a two-eared (binaural) over a single-eared (mono) headset: it just feels right. Plantronics HW520 is a great option for those that want two ear pieces to work with their landline telephone. This laser welded headset has the same comfort and audio quality as Plantronics HW510 but with a little extra. BUY NOW!
Plantronics HW710 HW291N EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset <= My corded favorite
The crown jewel of Plantronics’ EncorePor series. Comfort, style, quality — this Plantronics HW710 has it all. The laser welded nylon composite materials makes for an ultra-lightweight design and it’s plush leatherette ear cushions take comfort and durability to the next level. The retractable noise-cancelling microphone and wide band and HD audio provides the most efficient form of communication for landline phone users. BUY NOW!
Plantronics CS540 is the most popular wireless headset, period. It’s also happens to be one the best options for those using landline telephones. The CS540 is the worlds most flexible in terms wearing styles. Choose over-the-ear, over-the-head or behind the neck wearing styles. It’s also the most comfortable headset that money can buy, weighing in at only 21 grams you will forget it’s being worn half the time. The Plantronics CS540 offers up to 350 feet of wireless range and the noise cancelling microphone filters out any unwanted background noise. It’s quite the headset. BUY NOW!
The Jabra Pro 925 allows you to connect with your desk phone and your Bluetooth smart device (like an Apple iPhone) through Bluetooth. Offering over 300 ft of wireless range making it ideal for your landline telephone users. It’s comfortable, laser wielded design offers multiple choices for wearing styles and provides over 10 hours of talking time. Jabra Pro 925 offers simple plug-and-play installation so just plug it in and you’re good to go. No fumbling between different modes and settings. BUY it Here!
The Jabra Pro 9450 also offers Dual connectivity, meaning you can be paired with more than one device. It allows you to plug into your computer through USB and through your desk phone. The 9450’s intuitive design allows you to toggle back and forth between PC and landline phones seamlessly in order to maximize productivity. The battery life and wireless ranged are unmatched, offering 12 hours of battery life and up to 450ft of wireless range. It also allows for multiple wearing styles. The Jabra Pro 9450’s versatility, reliability and flexibility make it the best possible headset for landline telephones. BUY NOW!
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset Binaural <= My wireless favorite
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest and by far the best wireless headset on the market. It’s also the most expensive. It’s design for noisy offices or call centers where both ears needs to be covered and the Savi 8220 has “active noise canceling” padded speakers to block out most of the background noise, so you can focus on the phone call. It also has noise a canceling microphone for the person on the other end of the phone. Like the other Plantronics Savi models, it has triple connectivity – for desktop phone, computer, and Bluetooth cell phone. So you can easily switch between the devices with a simple push of the button. In addition, it has the largest battery capacity of all the wireless headset today (13 hours talk time) and long range (600 ft. line of site). Simply put, it has it all! The best wireless headset on the market today. Check it out HERE
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Headsets for Police Radio Dispatch, 911 Emergency or Air traffic controller
Plantronics Headsets for air traffic control, police radio dispatch, or
a 911 emergency/ambulance communication services. If you do not know if your console is a 6-wire (most common) or a 4-wire you will need to check with your console technician.
For a 6-wire console (most common):
If you wish to go wireless you can use the 6-wire Plantronics CA12CD-S (see below)
For a 4-wire console (less common):
If you wish to go wireless you can use Plantronics CS540 with a PJ-327 plug prong adapter which is part number 18709-01. With the 4-wire wireless option you will need to use either the foot pedal on the console or the button on the console prior to transferring to the belt pack of the headset
Headsets: Designed specially for the dispatch operators in mind. Check out the Plantronics H31CD headset and the Plantronics H81N-CD TriStar Noise-canceling Headset (see below)
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.
There are so many certified Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) compatible headsets by Jabra, Plantronics, VXi. But which one is the best? We stock over 70 different model headsets that are certified for Skype for Business. Price range any where from $50 to $400 depending on your budget. Obviously it’s not fair to compare a $400 to a $50 headset, the $400 headset will obviously be a better headset. It’s the old saying goes – “you get what you paid for”. Given that there are so many to choose from, I will break these choices down by price – low end, mid range, and the high end:
Affordable – for the price conscious (<$100)
The Jabra Evolve 30 MS is an excellent entry level headset for Microsoft Skype for Business. Very good “bang for the buck”, price only at $79. Very well built, high quality construction, best of all – Jabra stands behind its product with a full one year warranty. It’s plug and play and certified by Microsoft to Skype for Business. In addition, in comes with a 3.5mm jack for smartphones (ie – iPhone, Android). It has all the features of an high end headset, noise canceling microphone, in-line controls, peak-stop noise protection, etc. and it even comes with a travel pouch. Here if from HERE
Plantronics C3220 is another very good choice for call centers deploying large amount of MS Skype for Business headsets. This model has hi-fi stereo, covers both ears. So when the agent is not on a call, he and she can listen to music on the computer. The dual ear feature also helps block out background noise in a busy office, so the user can focus more on the phone call and not be distracted by all the office chatter in the background. Plantronics Blackwire C3220 also is backed by a one year warranty. Order it HERE
Mid-Range – ($80-$150)
Jabra Evolve 40 is an “all purpose” headset, not only it’s a good headset for Skype for Business, you can also use the same headset for your smartphone (like an iPhone). It’s integrated with a 3.5mm smart phone adapter. So you can connect it either to the computer via USB or a smartphone or tablet. It has DSP (digital signal process) for clear audio, a feature that the low end models do not have. Of course, plug-and-play compatible with Skype for Business. It also has an built in busy light to alert other workers around that you’re on a live call. Order it from HERE
Plantronics Blackwire 5220 is a very good quality “mid-range” Microsoft Skype for Business certified headset. It has a feature that no other headset have – both 3.5mm smart phone plug and USB connection. You can use this headset for Skype for Business as well as a smartphone like an iPhone or Android phone. Dual speakers that offer wideband quality hi-fi stereo sound. Noise canceling microphone. Like the others, it has all the in-line call controls. The Blackwire C5220 is foldable. So you can easily take it with you for business travel and use it on your laptop. It’s firmware also up-gradable using Plantronics Spokes software. Of course with DSP (digital siginal process) for the best audio possible. Order it HeRe
High End – ($150+)
This is the top of the line Plantronics corded USB headset for MS Skype for Business. It has all the latest technology and bells-and-whistles. Of course Skype for Business plug and play compatibility and certified by Microsoft. It has Dynamic EQ that automatically sets the audio levels for the best voice transmission. Wide Band HD audio for the most natural sounding voice. Extra large ear cups for the user in a noisy office. A2DP technology allowing music streaming. The most impressive feature is that it’s also Bluetooth providing wireless audio by simply detaching the cable. By being Bluetooth, it also can used as a music headphone. You can also connect to your PC or laptop via Bluetooth as an option. You can buy it HERE
Plantronics Savi W44-M is a wireless USB Headset and it’s the also the most versatile headset certified for Skype for Business. It’s Plug-and-play compatible with Microsoft Skype. It comes with 3 different wear styles (over-the-head, over-the-ear, and behind-the-neck). So you’re covered regardless of which way you wear your headset. It has a hot-swap-able battery (extra battery sold separately), so you could have an endless hours of talk time if you need it. It has a 300 feet wireless range if you like to wander the office. You can also answer the Skype call or end the call 300ft away bye pressing a button on the side of the headset. This is the ultimate headset for Skype for Business. You can order it Here
The Jabra Evolve 75 is the newest wireless headset for Skype for Business from Jabra. It designed for noisy call centers. It has a binaural design with double speakers that cover both ears. In addition it includes Jabra’s “active noise canceling” technology – engineered specifically to block out additional unwanted noise in the office or contact center. It’s been certified by Microsoft for Skype for Business – which means it’s plug-and-play out of the box for the MS Skype for Business UC software. the package includes the Jabra Link 370 Bluetooth adapter for the PC. It’s a Bluetooth headset, so when you’re not on phone, Jabra Evolve 75 becomes a high end HD headphone for music. The boom arm can be fliped up and clipped onto the headband. When needed, you can also use it as a headset for your smart phone (like an iPhone). Once fully charged, it’s good for 15 hours of battery life, so it’s almost impossible to run out of battery during a business day. Order it HERE
If you also have a desk phone and/or Cell Phone
Plantronics Savi 8210-M Microsoft Wireless Headset (staff favorite)
The newest of all the Skype for Business headset is the Plantronics Savi 8210-M. The beauty of this headset is that it’s a wireless headset you can use with Skype for Business, desk phone, and your mobile phone (3 devices). If you have an office phone and Skype, you can switch between the landline phone, cell phone and your MS Skype softphone without switching headsets. It has active noise canceling in the speakers as well as the microphone, so it blocks out background sound for you and your customer. When fully charged, it has 13 hours of battery time. 50+ hours of standby time. So you never run out of battery in a normal day of work. There are two versions, mono Plantronics Savi 8210-M and the binaural Plantronics Savi 8220-M. The Saiv 8220-M is a stereo wireless headset that cover both ears for extremely busy and noisy office or call center, it can also be used as a high quality stereo headphone for music as it has hi-fi quality speakers. Both of Plantronics Savi 8200 series headsets comes complete with USB cable, AC adapter and base for charging. Nothing else is needed for your deskphone or cell phone.
These some of staff picked headsets specifically for Microsoft for Business. There are of course many others. You can see the entire line of Skype for Business Headsets Here You will not go wrong and be very happy with the ones we have recommended on this page. If you have further questions regarding these headsets, call HeadsetPlus.com at 877-999-3838, our headset specialist will answer any questions you may have.
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 .
Finding the right office VoIP headphones is one of the most important things that every professional businessman will need. Choosing the right headsets for desk phones that provide clear audio and can be used on the go is extremely important if you want to maintain high standards and look professional. Choosing a headset for desk phone might seem like a straightforward process but seeing the number of choices available it can easily become a daunting task. To help you find the best wired and wireless headsets for business, we’ve reviewed the top models for you so that you can choose the one that fits your needs.
When it comes to audio quality and long-range connectivity, the Jabra Engage 75 Wireless Headset System is second to none. The Jabra Engage 75 offers high quality and clear audio sound and can connect with your 2 smartphone, desk phone, and 2 soft phone (5 devices total) as well as letting you seamlessly switch between each three using the stylish touchscreen display. When the battery is fully charged, it has 13 hours of talk time. In additional, it’s also softp hone certified for Microsoft Skype for Business. It offers just the right balance of practicality and functions while making sure to look stylish to add more appeal to your office environment.
Using the reliable DECT technology, you can stay connected with the headset up to 490 feet so that you don’t have to worry about any untimely disconnections or static when moving around the office. AS long as battery life is concerned, the Jabra Engage 75 offers a stunning 10 hours of talk time along with static free audio making it one of the top office headsets in 2018. Click HERE for more details and to order
The Jabra Pro 920 is a more affordable alternative to the Jabra Pro 9470 but in some cases can be more practical to use than the former. It offers crystal clear audio which is something all headsets from the Jabra Pro series have in common but what makes it standout is the ergonomic design and noise canceling features. It doesn’t offer as much long-range connectivity as the Jabra Pro 9470 but still manages to provide an impressive 375 feet without there being any distortions or static in the sound quality.
It has 3 wearing styles Headband, Earhook, and Neckband so that you can use it the way you want. The noise canceling background removes any background noises so that no one can hear what’s going on in your surroundings. Overall, the Jabra Pro 920 offers great value at a great price. Click HERE for more details and to order
If you’re looking for headsets that you can use in the office with desk phones and use them on the go, then the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is definitely worth your time. This is a Bluetooth headset that easily pairs up with almost any Bluetooth device allowing great flexibility and giving you a variety of options on how to use it. A great feature of the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is that it announces the name of the person calling you so that you can use the on-headset buttons to answer the call without having to look at your phone.
These are the only boomless and dual-paired microphones on the market and they make full use of this state of the art technology. Thanks to the omnidirectional microphones with advanced noise canceling, your voice will sound clearer than ever before while minimizing any background noises. Click HERE to Order and more for more details.
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset <= my pick
Plantronics has a reputation for providing high quality and state of the art office headset and the Plantronics Savi 8220 is no exception. This wireless headset offers all the features you’ll need in a high-quality headset. What makes it stand out is the fact that it can connect to a computer and any other device at the same time making it a must have for anyone that likes to multitask. With HD stereo Hi-Fi sound quality, active noise cancellation for the super noisy office, these are perfect for answering calls on your desk phone and enjoying multimedia on the computer as well as answering any mobile phone calls via Bluetooth. Super long range, up to 590 feet! 13 hours of talk time. This headset has it all! Click HERE for more details and to place an order
One look at the Plantronics HW510 EncorePro 510 and you can tell that this headphone was made to be used in call centers. With a single ear over-the-head design, these are comfortable to wear and provide high quality and crystal clear audio while the mic provides noise canceling input making his the best headset for any call centers that want to give their callers the best experience. This headset is made to last, thanks to the Laser welded construction and metal joints, these headphones will last you a long time while delivering unmatched performance. Go here to order
A comfortable design and affordable price, this is the headset that every office worker needs to have. This headset was made with the typical office worker in mind. If you’re just looking for a high-quality headset that can help you take calls and provide clear audio and reliable long lasting use, then the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro is definitely worth your time.
Unlike many other headsets on this list, the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro doesn’t have any extravagant features and offers the minimal functions of a headset whereas the heavy duty construction provides long-lasting use. Thanks to the adjustable fit you can wear it the way you want whereas the SoundGuard technology prevents any noise spikes and listening fatigue for hours of use. Go HERE for more details
The Jabra Biz 2400 II is superficially designed to be used with desk phones and offers unrivaled performance and comfort. It can be worn in 3 different styles and comes with ear hook, behind the neckband along with an over-the-head headband.
This Jabra Biz 2400 is 40% lighter than other headsets in this category and provides ultra-noise cancellation to make sure the only thing the receiver hears is your voice. The 360-degree swiveling boom mic can be adjusted in any position you want whereas the larger leatherette ear cushions make sure that you don’t feel uncomfortable even after hours of use. These are ideal for any work environment and call centers.