Probably you had heard the phrase “Noise Canceling”, but do we actually know what it is, where it is located, or what is the main purpose of it? We will discuss this on this blog.
Noise-cancelling headphones are headphones that reduce unwanted ambient noises using an active noise control. Noise cancellation makes it possible to listen to audio content without raising the volume on the headset.
Active noise control (like in the Jabra Evolve 75 ), also known as sound field cancellation, reduces the sound of unwanted noises by electro acoustical means. For the main reason these kind of headsets will require external power to create the Noise Canceling , among those will be the Plantronics Voyager 8200 and the Plantronics Voyager Focus.
Passive noise reduction on the other hand doesn’t require power, costs far less than the “active” noise canceling headsets but offers slightly less cancellation. Passive ambient noise reduction means insulating the ear from the external noise with bigger rugged ear cups. A good example of this headsets would be the Plantronics SHR2083-01 which is mainly used in Wall Street by the stock market brokers.
A noise-canceling microphone is a microphone that is designed to filter outside noises from the desired sound, which is especially useful in noisy environments. Most of the headsets from Jabra and Plantronics offer this quality. Best examples on corded headsets with this feature would be the Jabra Biz 2400 II Mono and the Plantronics HW710 , while on wirless headsets would be Jabra Pro 920 Mono and Plantronics CS540 .
Finding the right office VoIP headphones is one of the most important things that every professional businessman will need. Choosing the right headsets for desk phones that provide clear audio and can be used on the go is extremely important if you want to maintain high standards and look professional. Choosing a headset for desk phone might seem like a straightforward process but seeing the number of choices available it can easily become a daunting task. To help you find the best wired and wireless headsets for business, we’ve reviewed the top models for you so that you can choose the one that fits your needs.
When it comes to audio quality and long-range connectivity, the Jabra Engage 75 Wireless Headset System is second to none. The Jabra Engage 75 offers high quality and clear audio sound and can connect with your 2 smartphone, desk phone, and 2 soft phone (5 devices total) as well as letting you seamlessly switch between each three using the stylish touchscreen display. When the battery is fully charged, it has 13 hours of talk time. In additional, it’s also softp hone certified for Microsoft Skype for Business. It offers just the right balance of practicality and functions while making sure to look stylish to add more appeal to your office environment.
Using the reliable DECT technology, you can stay connected with the headset up to 490 feet so that you don’t have to worry about any untimely disconnections or static when moving around the office. AS long as battery life is concerned, the Jabra Engage 75 offers a stunning 10 hours of talk time along with static free audio making it one of the top office headsets in 2018. Click HERE for more details and to order
The Jabra Pro 920 is a more affordable alternative to the Jabra Pro 9470 but in some cases can be more practical to use than the former. It offers crystal clear audio which is something all headsets from the Jabra Pro series have in common but what makes it standout is the ergonomic design and noise canceling features. It doesn’t offer as much long-range connectivity as the Jabra Pro 9470 but still manages to provide an impressive 375 feet without there being any distortions or static in the sound quality.
It has 3 wearing styles Headband, Earhook, and Neckband so that you can use it the way you want. The noise canceling background removes any background noises so that no one can hear what’s going on in your surroundings. Overall, the Jabra Pro 920 offers great value at a great price. Click HERE for more details and to order
If you’re looking for headsets that you can use in the office with desk phones and use them on the go, then the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is definitely worth your time. This is a Bluetooth headset that easily pairs up with almost any Bluetooth device allowing great flexibility and giving you a variety of options on how to use it. A great feature of the Plantronics Voyager 8200 is that it announces the name of the person calling you so that you can use the on-headset buttons to answer the call without having to look at your phone.
These are the only boomless and dual-paired microphones on the market and they make full use of this state of the art technology. Thanks to the omnidirectional microphones with advanced noise canceling, your voice will sound clearer than ever before while minimizing any background noises. Click HERE to Order and more for more details.
Plantronics Savi 8220 Wireless Headset <= my pick
Plantronics has a reputation for providing high quality and state of the art office headset and the Plantronics Savi 8220 is no exception. This wireless headset offers all the features you’ll need in a high-quality headset. What makes it stand out is the fact that it can connect to a computer and any other device at the same time making it a must have for anyone that likes to multitask. With HD stereo Hi-Fi sound quality, active noise cancellation for the super noisy office, these are perfect for answering calls on your desk phone and enjoying multimedia on the computer as well as answering any mobile phone calls via Bluetooth. Super long range, up to 590 feet! 13 hours of talk time. This headset has it all! Click HERE for more details and to place an order
One look at the Plantronics HW510 EncorePro 510 and you can tell that this headphone was made to be used in call centers. With a single ear over-the-head design, these are comfortable to wear and provide high quality and crystal clear audio while the mic provides noise canceling input making his the best headset for any call centers that want to give their callers the best experience. This headset is made to last, thanks to the Laser welded construction and metal joints, these headphones will last you a long time while delivering unmatched performance. Go here to order
A comfortable design and affordable price, this is the headset that every office worker needs to have. This headset was made with the typical office worker in mind. If you’re just looking for a high-quality headset that can help you take calls and provide clear audio and reliable long lasting use, then the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro is definitely worth your time.
Unlike many other headsets on this list, the Plantronics HW520 EncorePro doesn’t have any extravagant features and offers the minimal functions of a headset whereas the heavy duty construction provides long-lasting use. Thanks to the adjustable fit you can wear it the way you want whereas the SoundGuard technology prevents any noise spikes and listening fatigue for hours of use. Go HERE for more details
The Jabra Biz 2400 II is superficially designed to be used with desk phones and offers unrivaled performance and comfort. It can be worn in 3 different styles and comes with ear hook, behind the neckband along with an over-the-head headband.
This Jabra Biz 2400 is 40% lighter than other headsets in this category and provides ultra-noise cancellation to make sure the only thing the receiver hears is your voice. The 360-degree swiveling boom mic can be adjusted in any position you want whereas the larger leatherette ear cushions make sure that you don’t feel uncomfortable even after hours of use. These are ideal for any work environment and call centers.
Headsets nowadays do way more than just using them for your desk phone. We have headphones that can now be connected to 5 devices at the SAME TIME. I’m talking desk phone + computer + cellphone. Pretty crazy stuff now. Anyway, here is a small list of some very nice headsets that will enable you to listen to music while you work.
The Plantronics Savi 8220 is the newest wireless headset on the market. This is the upgraded version of the already fabulous Plantronics Savi 700 series. The main difference between the old and new is the active noise canceling in the headset. That’s right, on top of all the same features of the old Savi, you will get more range, talk time, and active noise canceling for those loud environments. Because of the triple connectivity, you can enjoy streaming music to your headset when you’re not on a call. This is an excellent choice for a desk phone computer combo. 590ft line of sight range, 13 hours of talk time you can’t go wrong. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
The Voyager 8200 is one of the newest wireless headsets on the market. Even though this headset wasn’t designed for use with desk phones, we can still make it work. An interesting feature of this headset is the noticeable lack of a boom microphone. But don’t worry, your customers will still be able to hear you with the dual-paired (4 total) omni-directional microphones. This powerful headset has active noise canceling earphones and a great noise canceling microphones. You will get about 100ft of wireless range from a deskphone or computer. the 8200 has about 24hours of music/movie streaming. To use this headset with a desk phone, you will need an adapter. This will enable you to use this with your deskphone, computer, and cell phone. Pretty awesome huh? Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
If you’re looking to save a little money but still be able to stream music to your head phones, this would be a decent choice. You will have triple connectivity, desk phone, computer, cell phone, but music quality won’t be as nice as the new Savi or the Voyager 8200. Another thing this headset lacks is the active noise canceling. This is still a great headset, but I’d recommend paying a little more and getting the Savi 8220. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
This is my favorite headset. I currently use the Jabra Engage 65 Stereo. Think of the Engage 75 as the big brother of the 65. This headset is absolutely beastly. You can connect this monster to 5 devices at the same time. 1 desk phone, 2 USB devices, and 2 Bluetooth devices. A bit overkill if you ask me, but hey, it’s better to have more than less. As I type this, I’m listening to some heavy metal, on my Engage series headset. Considering these headsets were not designed for the enjoyment of music, these are damn good quality speakers. This headset has the best wireless range, talk time, and just overall quality out of all the others that I’ve used before. If you want to save some money, you can always go for the Engage 65 Stereo. The 65 will only connect to your desk phone and your USB device, but that’s where we stream music from right?. Comes with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, click here to buy now.
The headsets that connect to desk phones are remote answer capable. There are tons of solutions out there for every phone. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these items and have questions, feel free to call or email me.
This year Apple launched 3 new iPhones , and if you are as excited as I am about this. Your next question on mind is “Which headset should I get for my brand new iPhone that would allow me to make it more productive?” For this answer I took the liberty of analyzing a couple of headsets that can help on getting the more of your new iPhone. Main brands will be analyzing will be Plantronics and Jabra, two well know names in the industry and dedicated on bringing the best active and passive noise canceling on productivity headsets.
Jabra have done their homework with the EVOLVE 75, this handset has Active Noise canceling speakers, which eliminate the background noise for listening. microphone boom arm that can be clipped on the headband when you use it for music only. It has 100 ft. range using the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with, amazingly it gives you up to 15 hours of battery life when fully charged after 3 hours. My favorite part of the EVOLVE 75 would be the docking station that comes with, making it easy to set up, plug, charge, and use with a very clean and neat style. Another benefit of the EVOLVE 75 would be the compatibility with most of soft phones and virtually compatible with any desktop, laptop either PC or Mac. You can read more about the Evolve 75 HERE
Plantronics give us the Voyager Focus which is an amazing headset with 15 hours of music streaming, or 12 hours of talking time. Active noise cancelling technology that helps blocking out distracting sounds. The Voyager Focus comes with an amazing feature of answering calls by simply putting the headset, mute a call by just taking it off, same as with pause/resume music. Comes with a nice charging station that paired to the USB Bluetooth dongle that comes with can give you a range up to 150 feet on range. Can be used virtually on any Windows or Mac computer, Plantronics Hub is available for both platforms. More details on the Voyager Focus can be found HERE
Jabra give us this option, for people who wants the best quality, but they don’t like to have something too bulky on their head, or simply want to workout while at work. The EVOLVE 75e is a practical behind the neck option, usual earbuds will give you 3-4 hours top on a single charge. Jabra had surpassed this and they give us 14 hour of music time or 13 hour of talk time with barely a 2 hour charge time. Pretty much the same features of the big brother EVOLVE 75 but in a more compact package, amazing integration of Siri with the microphone makes it seamless and easy to use. Included in the box are three sizes of EarGel ear tips and three ear wing sizes to ensure a snug fit. So you can fit it on the most comfortable way you want them. You can order your Evolve 75e HERE
Plantronics has the Voyager 5200 for the “Road Warriors”, people that are always on the move and they need a reliable and ergonomic headset. The Voyager 5200 has the WindSmart technology, that as its name says, clears the audio in the microphone in windy days. 7 hours of talk time is standard, or can get up to 9 days on standby. Best of this headset is the “whispered alerts” that gives you Caller ID when a call comes in, you can just say “answer” or “ignore” without taking your cell phone out of your pocket. Compatible with any laptop/desktop on Windows/Mac OS. Click HERE for more details on the Voyager 5200.
Voyager Legend comes with a nice P2i technology, which is a nano-coating that protects the headset against sweat and moisture damage for the people that are always moving around. Voyager Legend will give you 7 hours of talk time or 11 days of standby with barely 90 minutes of charging, you can use this headset for your soft phone using the Plantronics Hub software available either for Windows or Mac, a nice feature is the integration of the headset battery meter on your iPhone’s screen. The range will not be as amazing as the previous headsets, but its a quiet significant at 33 feet. This headset is already optimized for Microsoft Lync 2010, so you don’t have to worry about firmware updates for that application. To learn more of the Voyager Legend click HERE
The last but not least on my list, Jabra give us the Motion Office on a nice charging station with an amazing touch screen and multi-device connectivity. Motion Office has an outstanding 8 hours of talk time, however the stand by is impressive thanks to Jabra Power Nap Mode, which puts the headset on sleep mode even for days, when you pick it up again , will be ready for you! Bringing the final number to 360 hours, you have one of the best ranges up to 300 feet thanks to the Bluetooth Class 1 that comes with it. And comes with Jabra’s award winning Noise Blackout technology – Noise Blackout. More features and details on the Jabra Motion Office can be found HERE
There are so many certified Microsoft Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync) compatible headsets by Jabra, Plantronics, VXi. But which one is the best? We stock over 70 different model headsets that are certified for Skype for Business. Price range any where from $50 to $400 depending on your budget. Obviously it’s not fair to compare a $400 to a $50 headset, the $400 headset will obviously be a better headset. It’s the old saying goes – “you get what you paid for”. Given that there are so many to choose from, I will break these choices down by price – low end, mid range, and the high end:
Affordable – for the price conscious (<$100)
The Jabra Evolve 30 MS is an excellent entry level headset for Microsoft Skype for Business. Very good “bang for the buck”, price only at $79. Very well built, high quality construction, best of all – Jabra stands behind its product with a full one year warranty. It’s plug and play and certified by Microsoft to Skype for Business. In addition, in comes with a 3.5mm jack for smartphones (ie – iPhone, Android). It has all the features of an high end headset, noise canceling microphone, in-line controls, peak-stop noise protection, etc. and it even comes with a travel pouch. Here if from HERE
Plantronics C3220 is another very good choice for call centers deploying large amount of MS Skype for Business headsets. This model has hi-fi stereo, covers both ears. So when the agent is not on a call, he and she can listen to music on the computer. The dual ear feature also helps block out background noise in a busy office, so the user can focus more on the phone call and not be distracted by all the office chatter in the background. Plantronics Blackwire C3220 also is backed by a one year warranty. Order it HERE
Mid-Range – ($80-$150)
Jabra Evolve 40 is an “all purpose” headset, not only it’s a good headset for Skype for Business, you can also use the same headset for your smartphone (like an iPhone). It’s integrated with a 3.5mm smart phone adapter. So you can connect it either to the computer via USB or a smartphone or tablet. It has DSP (digital signal process) for clear audio, a feature that the low end models do not have. Of course, plug-and-play compatible with Skype for Business. It also has an built in busy light to alert other workers around that you’re on a live call. Order it from HERE
Plantronics Blackwire 5220 is a very good quality “mid-range” Microsoft Skype for Business certified headset. It has a feature that no other headset have – both 3.5mm smart phone plug and USB connection. You can use this headset for Skype for Business as well as a smartphone like an iPhone or Android phone. Dual speakers that offer wideband quality hi-fi stereo sound. Noise canceling microphone. Like the others, it has all the in-line call controls. The Blackwire C5220 is foldable. So you can easily take it with you for business travel and use it on your laptop. It’s firmware also up-gradable using Plantronics Spokes software. Of course with DSP (digital siginal process) for the best audio possible. Order it HeRe
High End – ($150+)
This is the top of the line Plantronics corded USB headset for MS Skype for Business. It has all the latest technology and bells-and-whistles. Of course Skype for Business plug and play compatibility and certified by Microsoft. It has Dynamic EQ that automatically sets the audio levels for the best voice transmission. Wide Band HD audio for the most natural sounding voice. Extra large ear cups for the user in a noisy office. A2DP technology allowing music streaming. The most impressive feature is that it’s also Bluetooth providing wireless audio by simply detaching the cable. By being Bluetooth, it also can used as a music headphone. You can also connect to your PC or laptop via Bluetooth as an option. You can buy it HERE
Plantronics Savi W440-M Wireless USB Headset for MOC/Lync $229 (my pick)
Plantronics Savi W44-M is a wireless USB Headset and it’s the also the most versatile headset certified for Skype for Business. It’s Plug-and-play compatible with Microsoft Skype. It comes with 3 different wear styles (over-the-head, over-the-ear, and behind-the-neck). So you’re covered regardless of which way you wear your headset. It has a hot-swap-able battery (extra battery sold separately), so you could have an endless hours of talk time if you need it. It has a 300 feet wireless range if you like to wander the office. You can also answer the Skype call or end the call 300ft away bye pressing a button on the side of the headset. This is the ultimate headset for Skype for Business. You can order it Here
The Jabra Evolve 75 is the newest wireless headset for Skype for Business from Jabra. It designed for noisy call centers. It has a binaural design with double speakers that cover both ears. In addition it includes Jabra’s “active noise canceling” technology – engineered specifically to block out additional unwanted noise in the office or contact center. It’s been certified by Microsoft for Skype for Business – which means it’s plug-and-play out of the box for the MS Skype for Business UC software. the package includes the Jabra Link 370 Bluetooth adapter for the PC. It’s a Bluetooth headset, so when you’re not on phone, Jabra Evolve 75 becomes a high end HD headphone for music. The boom arm can be fliped up and clipped onto the headband. When needed, you can also use it as a headset for your smart phone (like an iPhone). Once fully charged, it’s good for 15 hours of battery life, so it’s almost impossible to run out of battery during a business day. Order it HERE
If you also have a desk phone and/or Cell Phone
The newest of all the Skype for Business headset is the Plantronics Savi 8210-M. The beauty of this headset is that it’s a wireless headset you can use with Skype for Business, desk phone, and your mobile phone (3 devices). If you have an office phone and Skype, you can switch between the landline phone, cell phone and your MS Skype softphone without switching headsets. It has active noise canceling in the speakers as well as the microphone, so it blocks out background sound for you and your customer. When fully charged, it has 13 hours of battery time. 50+ hours of standby time. So you never run out of battery in a normal day of work. There are two versions, mono Plantronics Savi 8210-M and the binaural Plantronics Savi 8220-M. The Saiv 8220-M is a stereo wireless headset that cover both ears for extremely busy and noisy office or call center, it can also be used as a high quality stereo headphone for music as it has hi-fi quality speakers. Both of Plantronics Savi 8200 series headsets comes complete with USB cable, AC adapter and base for charging. Nothing else is needed for your deskphone or cell phone.
These some of staff picked headsets specifically for Microsoft for Business. There are of course many others. You can see the entire line of Skype for Business Headsets Here You will not go wrong and be very happy with the ones we have recommended on this page. If you have further questions regarding these headsets, call HeadsetPlus.com at 877-999-3838, our headset specialist will answer any questions you may have.
Best Headsets for Noisy, Loud Office or Call Center, Reviews and Recommendations
Are you looking for a headset for a noisy office or loud call center with lots of people talking on the phone at the same time? Are you having problems concentrating on the phone and your caller because it’s so loud and noisy? This is a very common problem in a large call center or office where office workers are situated close to each other in cubicles.
HeadsetPlus.com have noise canceling headsets that could help you. Depending how loud is your “noisy office”, almost all the headsets nowadays have noise canceling microphones, so it eliminates most (about 60-80%) of the background noise for your “listener”, so the person on the other end of the phone call don’t pick up the background chatter. However, a noise canceling microphone does nothing to block out the noise for “you” when you’re on the phone. In order to “block out” all the office noise for you, you will need a binaural headset with double ear cups to cover both ears, here are some options:
Plantronics HW261N is adequate If your office is “not too noisy”, Small office with a room with only 5-6 people talking at the same time. The double speakers covers both ears and the foam ear cushions that can help eliminate “some” of your background noise, so you can focus more on the phone conversation. Go HERE to see more details
The Plantronics HW720 is the next model up from the HW261N. It has a larger ear cup and leatherette ear cushions to further reduce office noise. If you find the HW261N inadequate, the Plantronics HW720 is the next best headste to reduce noise in a noisy office. GO HERE to see more pictures and order the HW720
The next solution is to “enlarge” the ear-cup of the Plantronics HW261N by adding these Circumaural Leather Ear Cushions. see pic below:
Circumaural means the speakers “surrounds” or “encompasses” both ear to further help block out office noise. simply snap on these circumaural ear cushions onto the Plantronics HW261N. It will greatly improve concentration in the office while on the phone.
If your call center office is so loud with hundreds of people all talking at the same time. You might consider this SHR2083-01 headset instead. These are typically sold to workers working in an airport or the navy seaman on an US aircraft carrier. It blocks out 22dB of noise from the ear cup. It’s also very rugged to take any beating so it will last for many years longer than other headsets on the market. The only catch is that these headset are custom order headset and it’s not returnable, and it’s littler heavier compare to the others. Go HERE for more details or place an order. It’s by far my favorite if you are in a crowded office with lots of noise.
The Plantronics CS520 is a binuaral headset (with leatherette ear cushions) with speakers that cover both ears. It will help drown out most of the background noise in a normal office, depending on how loud your office is. In most office it’s adequate for most people. By simply having both ears cover and sound coming out of both speakers, it helps the office professional concentrate on the phone call. Go HERE for more details on the CS520. It does not have the ANC (active noise canceling) speakers the more advance wireless headsets below with noise block technology:
Plantronics Savi 8220 Binaural Wireless Headset <= my favorite wireless
In my opinion, this is the is best the wireless solution for a noisy office. The Plantronics Savi 8220 is a binaural (dual ear) wireless headset is compatible with almost all office desk phones – regardless of brand or model using the telephone’s “handset” jack. The Plantronics Savi 8220 speakers has Active Noise Canceling technology (similar to the Bose headphone) to eliminate most of the background unwanted office noise so you can focus on the call. The Savi 8220 boom microphone can be folded upwards so it becomes a quality stereo headphone when paired to a Bluetooth smartphone device such as an iPhone. Bear in mind, the Bluetooth is on the base of the Savi 8200 series. The headset itself is not Bluetooth. The headset use the latest DECT technology which has the range of up to 590ft (line of sight). When the battery is full, you can “talk” non-stop for 13 hours without running out of battery. 50 hours of standby time when not turned on. In addition, it comes with a USB cable for PC/computer/Mac connectivity so you can also use the same headset for computer use. For more details or to order Go HERE for call me, I can answer any questions you may have – John 650-306-9768.
The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC is the newest addition to the Plantronics “noise canceling” family of headsets. When you add the Plantronics MDA220 to your deskphone, it becomes the most advance noise canceling wireless headset on the market for your office phone. It has the most advance active noise canceling speakers and a boom-less omni-directional microphone. Not only do you have noise canceling in the microphone, you have a dual mode active noise canceling (ANC) in the ear cups (speakers). Making the Voyager 8200 the most advance nose canceling wireless headset on the market today. It will drown out up to 90% of the background noise wherever you are. When you’re not on the phone. it becomes a awesome wireless Bluetooth stereo HD hi-fi headphone for music
If you have further questions on any of these headsets or how to connect these headsets to your phone, call HeadsetPlus.com at 877-999-3838 and ask for John.
Plantronics offers slight variations of different models in their award winning Plantronics Savi 400 series USB Wireless Headset (W440, W410, W410-M, W420, W420-M, W430, W430-M, W445, W445-M) and today we are going to help you figure out exactly what those differences are. Because there are so many different software developers and different phone manufacturers, it is not possible for Plantronics to make a “one size fits all” headset. There are specialized versions of headsets that were designed specifically for a specific purpose but that often times leaves consumers asking themselves “whats the difference?” Hopefully this blog will help clear up some of that confusion.
The Plantronics Savi w440 is the most popular wireless USB headset on the market today. Because the headset operates on DECT, it does not have the same range issues that plague its bluetooth counterparts and boasts a 300ft wireless range, (almost 10x the range of your average bluetooth headset) with 8+ hours of talking time. Lightweight and durable, the Savi is a convertible headset which means it allows users change the wearing style of the headset and the Savi w440 comes with three different wearing styles, (over-the-head, over-the-ear, behind-the-neck). While the Savi will work just about any softphone application, the Plantronics Savi W440-M was created specifically to accommodate the Microsoft Skype for Business. The Savi w440-M allows the user to manage PC voice communications and multi-media easily and effortlessly with One-touch call answer/end/flash, vol+/-, mute directly from the headset. Both models have Digital Signal Processing and Sound-guard Technology that provides the clearest and most life-like communications possible. The 440-M has the proper Microsoft Office Communicator settings pre-installed, making it ideal for Microsoft Skype for Business users. BUY IT HERE
The Plantronics Savi W410 is a mononaural over-the-head wireless USB headset that offers the best audio quality in its class. The Savi W410 has advanced wideband audio using CAT-iq technology for high definition voice quality and more life-like phone conversations. The Savi W410 has a energy-efficient adaptive power system built-in to conserve battery power while not in use leading to more talking time. This completely hands-free headset greatly increases your ability to communicate on PC calls, web conferencing and webinars without a hindering your productivity. Conference call with up to three headsets in a single conversation. The Plantronics Savi W410-M is a specialized wireless headset for Microsoft Lync/Skype for business and the developer recommended settings pre-installed and supports one-touch call control with Office Communicator, allowing users to answer/end calls or adjust volume with a single button. The Savi W410-M is built with DECT technology that will not interfere with your Wi-Fi network while providing better audio quality and longer wireless range. The USB adapter adapter has 180-degree articulation for optimal positioning and storage. BUY IT HERE NOW!
- This is the binaural version (two-eared) of the savi W410 for those who want to focus on the task at hand. It comes with speakers (ear cups) that cover both ears when you’re on the phone or computer, so you can focus without the distractions from the background noise. It has the same features as the other Savi models shown above, except for the dual ear wireless headset. The Plantronics Savi W420-M is the Microsoft Skype for Business model. It’s been certified by Microsoft for Skype for Business (previously known as Microsoft Lync). It’s plug and play with your Skype for Business (or Lync) softphone. Buy it Here
The Plantronics Savi W430 is the “over-the-ear” only version of the Savi 400 series USB wireless headset. the earpiece can only be worn over the ear. It’s the smallest of all the Savi 400 USB wireless series models. This model is perfect for users who does not want to wear the headset over the headset or mess up your hair when using a headset. It comes with the USB adapter for your computer to communicate wireless with the headset. It has up to 300 feet range. It can be worn on either ear (left or right). It does have a ear bud that goes into the ear canal. Noise canceling microphone to block about 60% of the background ambient noise. Buy it HerePlantronics Savi W430-M Is the Micorsoft Skype for Business model of the same headset. Plug and Play compatible with MS Skype for Business. same features and technical specification.
This is a unique product. It’s basically the same as the W440, except in comes with an extra battery charger and an extra battery. When the headset runs out of battery (it beeps), you can “hot swap” the battery and continue with the phone call without dropping the call. Order it HerePlantronics Savi W445-M is the Microsoft Skype for Business certified version of the same wireless headset. It’s plug and play with Microsoft Skype for Business software (formerly Microsoft Lync). It has the same hot-swap battery that you can change in mid-call without dropping the connection.
If you like more information on any one of the products on this page, call one of our headset experts at 877-999-3838, they can guide you to the right headset for your needs.
Are you using Dragon Naturally Speaking dedication software? Looking for compatible and the most accurate voice recognizing headsets for Dragon NaturallySpeaking? First you need to decide if you like to use a wireless or corded headset. Typically it’s about a $100 difference in price. With a wireless headset, you have the freedom to walk away from your computer (or laptop) wirelessly and speak up to 300ft away without any wires attached. Today’s wireless headset are just as clear as any corded headsets. Nuance has thoroughly tested many headsets and has rated them accordingly with an accuracy scale (in dragon scores). Some of our recommended headsets and my favorite picks for Dragon Naturally Speaking (all with the 5-dragon accuracy ratings).
Plantronics Corded Dragon Certified Headsets:
Plantronics Wireless Dragon Certified Headsets:
Jabra Corded Dragon Certified Headsets:
Jabra Wireless Dragon Certified Headsets:
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Smartphones (iPhone, Androids) have become so ubiquitous in our day to day lives that many business and consumers alike have shunned the need for traditional land lines and have decided to forge through life wirelessly. Smart technology has disrupted so many entrenched industries and improved the way we can communicate but sometimes there is no replacing a simple phone call. For those who make and receive dozens of calls each day, a headset is needed in order to maximize the flexibility the smart phone tech has provided us.
Hands down, the most comfortable headset for smart phones, the Plantronics HW540 has comfort and quality built into its DNA. The HW540 is one of the lighter headsets on the market, and boasts all day comfort. The HW540 has the superior sound quality and noise cancellation that Plantronics is renowned for but offers a unique 3-in-1 headset design that allows you to choose your wearing styles. Don’t like how one fits? Switch it to different one. The HW540 is designed for heavy use and the HW540’s laser welded construction and metal joints work together in providing toughness and durability that cannot be matched.
Jabra Evolve 40 UC Stereo Headset (my pick)
Jabra’s iphone and Android smartphone answer to the Blackwire C325, the Evolve 40’s USB and 3.5mm headset jack offers simple “plug & play” installation. Sleek and sexy, the Evolve 40 offers an adjustable boom mic that fits seamlessly into the headband, transforming into a cool set of personal headphones. The soft leatherette ear cushions, wideband audio and noise cancelling technologies greatly reduce any outside interference. The Jabra Evolve 40 is more than just an accessory, its essential piece of equipment for professionals.
The Blackwire 5210 is next step in evolution in the Plantronics Blackwire series. Ergonomically designed, the 5210 is perfect for all-day usage or long conference calls without discomfort. The headband is cushioned metal that provides durability as well as comfort. Connect to many different devices; with a USB/USB-C and 3.5mm connections, the Blackwire 5210 is one of the more versatile headsets on the market. The 5210’s noise cancelling microphone and passive noise reduction technology ensure private phone conversations. The 5210’s PC wideband audio makes it ideal for multi-media or soft phone applications. The 5210 is perfect for your busy workday.
The 5220 Blackwire headset is the perfect headset for work or play. The leatherette cushions keep your ears cool and are meant for all-day use. Answer or end phone calls or adjust the volume from the 5220’s audio control button. The 5220 has foldable ear cushions and is equipped with a carrying case that makes it easy to take with you on the go. The wideband HD audio and digital signal processing technology create lifelike phone conversations. The 5220 has dynamic EQ which automatically adjust audio settings between phone calls or listening to music while also protecting your ears from unexpected spikes in audio. The 5220 was designed for UC applications and soft phones and will work with Avaya, Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, Cisco, etc.
And here it is the best headset for smartphones. The Voyager Legend is truly the first of its kind, a Smart Bluetooth headset. It combines the power of three microphones – noise and wind cancellation, voice command and Smart Sensor technology. To put it simply, the Voyager legend understands how and when you want talk. Sensors react when you put on the headset, allowing you answer phone calls without a click. When wearing the headset, it announces who is calling and waits for your commands. Say “answer” to answer, “ignore” to ignore. The Voyager Legend offers snap-fit magnetic charging connection makes charging quick and easy. The Voyager Legend offers superior experience and it is the best Headset for smart phones on the market.
Call centers are notoriously loud (fact). It’s makes it difficult to hear and be heard in such a crowded environment. Even if there are only a few people in the same room, talking over one another can be a serious problem when dealing with customers. Let’s take a look at some of the best rated and wallet friendly headsets. Keep in mind that compatibility will vary by phone.
At such a modest price, this is the perfect entry level headset. It is very light, has an adjustable headband/mic, provides great audio, and comes standard with a noise canceling microphone. It has a 270 degree bendable boom mic, and you’ll hear your customer clearly and be heard by them because of the HD Voice and Wideband sound. Just in case your customers are yelling at you, it comes with a PeakStop technology that will protect your hearing from sudden loud spikes in audio. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
|Jabra Biz 2300 QD Duo Binaural Noise Canceling Headset: (available in mono)|
This headset is a big step up from the above Biz 1500 model. You’ll have all the same standard features, i.e noise canceling microphone, wideband audio, PeakStop technology, but even more goodies with this one. The Biz 2300 is a beefier version of the above with a Kevlar reinforced cord and an unbreakable 360 degree spinning boom microphone. You won’t sacrifice any comfort for toughness. Better noise cancellation, higher quality audio and voice, and much tougher. You cannot go wrong with this headset. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW520 EncorePro Noise Canceling Binaural Headset: (available in mono) – My Favorite
The Plantronics EncorePro series headsets are very similar to the Jabra Biz series. They also come with a great noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and hearing protection VIA SoundGuard technology. To boast its toughness, Plantronics laser welds its joints, has a flexible unibody boom, and uses aircraft grade aluminum. It comes with very comfortable foam ear cushions and a lightweight adjustable headband. This headset requires a bottom cable / amplifier. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
Plantronics HW720, HW301N EncorePro Noise-canceling Headset: (Available in Mono)
The HW720 is the top of the line corded headset that Plantronics offers. It’s designed to give more luxurious feel to its users. It comes with plush leatherette ear cushions, an extendable microphone, and reinforced lightweight headband. Noise canceling microphone, Wideband audio, and SoundGuard technology are standard. The audio will be more crisp and the noise canceling microphone with reduce more noise with the HW720. In addition to all of the features, it’s just an overall good looking headset.
In conclusion, I would recommend the Jabra Biz 2300. It’s a huge step up in quality than the Biz 1500 and HW520, and connecting and disconnecting of the cords makes the Kevlar reinforced cables and important factor. Voice/sound quality difference between the HW720 and the Biz 2300 is negligible. If you’re looking for form over function, I’d recommend the HW720 but we ultimately want something that’s high quality and durable. Do yourself a favor and ask about the Jabra Biz 2300.
Note: I’ve excluded the top of the line Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo Noise Canceling QD Headset due to the cost of the unit for a call center. Of course, if you’re in a very high end call center, you definitely want to look into it. After all, the Jabra Biz 2400 II is the best corded headset on the market.
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