Following the tendency of computers with Moore’s Law, that in simple terms says the technology becomes faster and in some cases smaller thanks to new microchips, communication devices had been adapting and evolving to be at a pair with it.
This time we will review some of the newest headsets for office use with your computer and with your desk phone as well, but in a new and more practical size, we are talking about the Earbud style.
Apple introduced or we should say re-introduce the earbud concept when it launched the AirPods, undoubtedly a lot of people have in mind those earbuds when you mention the words “earbuds” and “headset” together, however there is an ample menu on Earbuds Headsets that deserve mention, specially if want to be used with your computer, cell phone and even desk phone! AirPods only can be used with your cell phone and Mac, so the next Earbuds have an advantage in their favor, let’s take a look.
Our first option here is the Jabra EVOLVE 65e UC+Link 370, the entry level for road warriors that want an affordable and reliable headset without the compromise of bulkiness. Evolve 65e comes with the Link 370 which allows you to have a range of 100ft , making it a nice range for earbuds. Offering the well know Jabra Dual connectivity, that allows you to have 2 Bluetooth devices paired at the same time, which translates in faster response time and less missed calls by having to pair each device every time. The Evolve 65e comes with a built in busy light, up to 13 hours of
music time or up to 8 hours of talk time, making it one of the best options in the market for people looking for the best performance. The earbuds features magnets that allows you to snap them together and can even pause the music or end a call by simply snapping them together, making it a really convenient and discrete feature for today’s road warrior. If you want to maximize the productivity of your Evolve 65e, strongly recommend to get the Jabra Link 950, that will allow you to use your Jabra Earbuds with virtually any desk phone and computer at the same time. Order yours here.
Our next option in the list is the Jabra Evolve 75e UC + Link 370, as with the younger sibling , this headset comes with magnetic erbuds that allows you to pause/end calls by snapping earbuds together, offering the range of 100ft when using the Jabra Link 370. One of the differences with the 65e is the battery time of up to 14 hours of music time and up to 13 hours of talk time.
This might not look a really impressive compared to the younger sibling 65e, however the Evolve 75e comes with Active Noise Canceling (ANC), which is a really nice feature for a loud environment , allowing you to focus in your call by blocking the noises around you. With a built in busy light, easy to use command controls and Jabra’s Dual connectivity, making the Evolve75e one nice option for people looking for earbuds but are not sure if they will be blocking the outside noise at a loud environment. Easy to use with your smart phone as well, the integration of Siri or Alex is seamless thanks to Jabra’s technology and intuitive software. Best part is that you can use your Evolve 75e with virtually any desk phone by simply adding the new Jabra Link 950 USB Telephone Computer Switch.
This switch allows you to plug in the Jabra Link 370 that comes with your Evolve 75e and to use your earbuds as a regular headset in any desk phone! Learn more about the Evolve 75e here.
The newest addition from Jabra is the Evolve 65T UC Stereo, this is Jabra’s true UC wireless earbuds, the Evolve 65T comes with the Link 370, that as with the Evolve family gives you a range of up 100 ft when using it in your computer or with the Jabra Link 950 USB Telephone Computer Switch. Offering up to 5 hours of battery life in a single charge, 15 hours with the included pocket-friendly charging case. Making it one of the best options for people looking for something compact and reliable that can carry around without the bulkiness of cords or cases. Seamless integration with your Virtual Assistant like Alexa or Google, by just one-touch you can call it and with the 4-microphone built in giving you the best response in the market.
I had been using them for a few days and one of my favorite features is Jabra’s HearThrough Technology, by double press the multi function button on the right earbud, allows you to hear the environment around you without having to take off the earbuds, making it convenient for people that are always on call or standby for an important call and have no time to loose by putting the earbuds on. Order yours HERE!
Our last earbuds comes courtesy of Plantronics, the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC is a nice neckband earbud style, certifies for Skype for Business. The neckband vibrates to notify if you get a phone call or any alert from applications, pretty convenient for a discrete road warrior. Plantonics offers the Active Noise Canceling on the 6200 UC which blocks the outside noise so the end user can focus on the call and make the most of it. Comes with the BT600 Dongle that gives you 100ft when used with your computer. You can use your Plantronics 6200 UC with any desk phone by getting a Plantronics MDA220, making your earbuds a compatible headset with any desk phone in the market. Offering up 16 hours of music time, up 9 hours of talk time and up to 14 days of standby! Making it one of the best options for the daily use mobile professionals. You can Order yours here.
This headset by Jabra is a great headset if you’re on a budget. It is a decent headset to travel with because you don’t have to worry about charging it. It will connect to either a USB device or a cellphone (via 3.5mm). It’s pretty light and comfortable but doesn’t offer much else other that a nice noise canceling microphone. It doesn’t have any noise canceling in the ears but the dual earphones will help block some background noise. It has Hi-Fi wideband sound. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
The Blackwire 5220 is a another good travel headset that you don’t have to worry about charging while traveling. It goes over your head with a headband and covers both of your ears. You can use this headset with 2 devices, a USB and a device with a 3.5mm jack. It has a nice noise canceling microphone, HD audio quality, and volume controls built into the wire. It is certified for Microsoft Skype and hearing aid (telecoil) compatible. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
The Blackwire 7225 headset is a more advanced version of the Blackwire 5225. You’ll have Hi-fi stereo when listening to music, and a dynamic equalizer that automatically adjusts equalizer settings between calls and music. The best part of this headset is that it has active noise canceling in the earphones and excellent noise canceling mic. This is a pretty unique headset, almost all headsets that have active noise canceling are wireless. If you’re in a louder environment or don’t like noise when traveling get this headset. Click here to buy now.
The Evolve 65 Stereo is a good Bluetooth headset. You can connect it to two devices. It will connect to a USB device and pair with a cell phone or tablet. It has good HD audio and a nice noise canceling microphone. It is very comfortable and covers both ears. You get about 10 hours of talk time and 100 ft wireless range from USB dongle. If you’re looking to buy this headset, I’d recommend spending a little more and getting the Evolve 75 Stereo for the active noise canceling. Very simple to setup and use, comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Jabra EVOLVE 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth USB Headset => Staff Favorite
I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of the Jabra Engage 75 Stereo. It will connect to one USB device and a Bluetooth device simultaneously. It has great sound quality when listening to music or when you’re on a phone call. It has Active noise canceling in the ear phones that can be toggled on and off, and a fantastic noise canceling microphone. Considering all the great features it has, it’s still very comfortable to wear. It’s very easy to setup and configure. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
This headset is a one of the newer Bluetooth headsets on the market. It’s comparable to the Evolve 65 Stereo but much newer. It is certified for Microsoft Skype and has Amazon Alexa built-in. You have good audio quality and a nice noise canceling microphone for when you’re on a call. You will have great call quality and about 12 hours talk time. The only thing lacking about this headset is that it doesn’t have active noise canceling in the earphones. If it’s in the budget try to go for the Voyager Focus with the active noise canceling. It Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty Click here to buy now.
The Plantronics Voyager Focus is the direct competitor of the Evolve 75 Stereo. This is another very nice headset. You have Hi-Fi stereo sound and HD voice. It goes over the head and covers both ears. It has active noise canceling in the earphones and great noise canceling microphone. You get around 12 hours talk time and 150ft wireless range from Bluetooth dongle. If you travel a lot and just want to block out the world, this headset will do the job. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, Click here to buy now.
All of the headsets mentioned in this article can be used for a variety of situations. Their prices vary based on what your specific needs may be. There are also a ton of smaller features these headsets include, you can click their links and read more about them in detail. I would recommend all of these headsets for specific needs. They are all great products. If you’re looking to buy one of these headsets, you can send me an email or give me a call.
If you have a today’s popular VoIP deskphones from Polycom, Cisco, Avaya, Yealink, 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.
With new times comes new models, and the long venerated Supra Plus Series had come to its end of life. and Its natural replacement is the Encore Pro Series, and today will review the series and will give some feedback about its performance.
The Plantronics HW510 Encore Pro 510 Noise Canceling Headset HAC cert is a nice well built corded headset compatible with almost any phone in the market. This particular headset is a mono style, which will be covering one ear , and is a over the head unit, which makes it the entry level in the work style headsets today. A noise canceling microphone eliminates de background noise, and the well known Quick Disconnect allows you to walk away from the desk and even connect your headset to the computer using the right adapter like the Plantronics MDA100 QD, PC USB Switch. The Plantronics HW510 headset can be found and ordered in the HW510V variant that allows you to have a monaural voice tube design. If need replacement voice tubes for your Plantronics HW510V, click here. For people looking for hearing aid compatible corded headsets, the Plantronics HW510 , and the Plantronics HW510V are both Telecoil hearing aid compatible. Depending on the desk phone that will be used for you can go either for a bottom cable or an amplifier, my recommendation would be the Plantronics M22 Vista Amplifier with ClearLine Audio, that allows you to modulate the volume on the headset and allows you to mute the microphone when needed.
The next headset that I would like to review and mention is the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro Noise Canceling Binaural Headset HAC, as the younger sibling the HW510, this headset is considered a work horse and entry level for a headset for people that require to cover both ears for a stereo sound quality with a less distractions of the surrounding environment. As the counterpart of the HW510, the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro Noise Canceling Binaural Headset HAC can be ordered in its voice tube version that allows you to replace the voice tubes as needed, you can order your Plantronics HW520V EncorePro Binaural VoiceTube Headset HAC cert by clicking here. The EncorePro Series is a work headset series that can be customized by the end user as needed, if you would like to upgrade the ear cushions, you can switch them from foam to leatherette style or to leather. If you need the leatherette style you can order yours here or you can upgrade your ear cushions to leather style and block most of the outside noise by clicking here.
The Plantronics HW530 EncorePro 530 Headset is a single ear corded headset, this headset is an over the ear headset style, as the other siblings it comes with a flexible noise canceling microphone boom allows you to adjust for the best voice quality. And compatible with most of the current and oldest desk phones as long as you have a direct connect cable or a Plantronics amplifier like the Plantronics M22 Vista Amplifier w/ ClearLine Audio, that allows you to modulate the volume and have a more rich and better experience during a call.
The Plantronics HW540 EncorePro 540 Headset would be my favorite and the best of the Encore Pro Series in my point of view by mixing the benefits of the previous siblings in a multi wearing style package. The HW540 allows you to wear the single ear unit on 3 different wearing styles, can be wore over the head like the HW510, over the ear like the HW540, or behind the neck which makes it really practical for people that are on the phone during all their shift. As with the HW510 or HW540 you can upgrade the ear cushions to leatherette is needed. You can order your ear cushions here.
Moving on the Encore Pro Series family up we have the Plantronics HW710 EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset, an upgrade over the HW510 Series , that comes in a single ear with a over the head wearing style. The ear cushion comes in leather which is a nice and upscale touch in a headset.Considered the “top of the line” , this lightweight headset comes with a retractable microphone that allows positioning at will. Compatible with virtually any desk phone in the market as long as you have a bottom cable or amplifier like the Plantronics M22. If you would like to switch the ear cups to Foam style the HW710 has you covered, you can order the replacement ear cushions in foam here.
And lastly we have the Plantronics HW720 EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset, as the previous sibling this headset come with a better quality headband, leatherette ear cushions and in this case covering both ears for a better sound experience, same as the HW710, the Plantronics HW720 EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset has a superior noise-canceling extendable microphone. Don’t forget to order your Plantronics M22 amplifier when ordering any of these headsets so you can use your headset on your phone right away.
Call centers are notoriously loud (fact). It’s makes it difficult to hear and be heard in such a crowded environment. Even if there are only a few people in the same room, talking over one another can be a serious problem when dealing with customers. Let’s take a look at some of the best rated and wallet friendly headsets. Keep in mind that compatibility will vary by phone.
At such a modest price, this is the perfect entry level headset. It is very light, has an adjustable headband/mic, provides great audio, and comes standard with a noise canceling microphone. It has a 270 degree bendable boom mic, and you’ll hear your customer clearly and be heard by them because of the HD Voice and Wideband sound. Just in case your customers are yelling at you, it comes with a PeakStop technology that will protect your hearing from sudden loud spikes in audio. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
|Jabra Biz 2300 QD Duo Binaural Noise Canceling Headset: (available in mono) staff favorite|
This headset is a big step up from the above Biz 1500 model. You’ll have all the same standard features, i.e noise canceling microphone, wideband audio, PeakStop technology, but even more goodies with this one. The Biz 2300 is a beefier version of the above with a Kevlar reinforced cord and an unbreakable 360 degree spinning boom microphone. You won’t sacrifice any comfort for toughness. Better noise cancellation, higher quality audio and voice, and much tougher. You cannot go wrong with this headset. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW520 EncorePro Noise Canceling Binaural Headset: (available in mono) – My Favorite
The Plantronics EncorePro series headsets are very similar to the Jabra Biz series. They also come with a great noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and hearing protection VIA SoundGuard technology. To boast its toughness, Plantronics laser welds its joints, has a flexible unibody boom, and uses aircraft grade aluminum. It comes with very comfortable foam ear cushions and a lightweight adjustable headband. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW720, HW301N EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset: (Available in Mono)
The HW720 is the top of the line corded headset that Plantronics offers. It’s designed to give more luxurious feel to its users. It comes with plush leatherette ear cushions, an extendable microphone, and reinforced lightweight headband. Noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and SoundGuard technology are standard. The audio will be more crisp and the noise canceling microphone with reduce more noise with the HW720. In addition to all of the features, it’s just an overall good looking headset.
The Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless headset is one of the newest headsets on the market. It has some of the best options available. You can connect this headset to 3 devices at the same time. You can connect it to a desk phone, a computer via USB, and a cellphone via Bluetooth. You will have some of the best wireless range on the market at almost 500ft line of sight. Another really great feature of this headset is the active noise canceling it has in the earphones. It will block out noise if you are in a loud place. Not only will it block out noise for the user but it has a great noise cancelling microphone. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
The Jabra Engage 75 Headset is one of the newest additions to Jabra. It has some very nice features such as connecting it to 5 devices at once! You can connect it to your desk phone, 2 computers via USB, and 2 Bluetooth devices. Crazy right? It has a great noise canceling microphone, and great audio quality so you and your customers can communicate well. You will have great range and talk as well. You will get around 500ft line of sight wireless range, and around 13 hours a talk time. Another great thing is you have a built in busy light on the headset so your coworkers won’t bug you when you are on a call. This headset also has some of the best security available, with 65-bit AES encryption, and 128-bit authentication. This headset is very light and comfortable to wear all day. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
In conclusion, I would recommend either the Jabra Engage 75 or the Plantronics Savi 8220. Both are great headsets, if you need a headset for a loud environment, go with the 8220. If your office isn’t too loud, go with the Engage 75. Either way they are both great choice.
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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 Engage 65 Mono is a great headset. You will have some of the best wireless range and battery life. The wireless headset can go up to 490 feet away, and the battery will last up to 13 hours talk time. You can connect it to two devices at the same time, desk phone and a computer via USB. It has a great noise canceling microphone and is Microsoft Skype compatible. Another cool feature is the built in busy light on the headset so people know when you’re on a phone call. This is just a great headset. Click here to 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
If you have any questions, please call us at 877-999-3838.
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