As a big fan of technology, I always like the latest accessories for my devices either at home or on the go, this includes my cell phone, tablet, laptop and desktop. And if you are as picky as me on getting the best of the best, then you have find the right blog to help you choose the Best Noise Blocking USB headset for your computer.
This time, we will analyze and talk about 2 kinds of USB headsets available in the market, corded and wireless, I know that the wireless headsets will be a lot of people’s choice mainly of the versatility of letting you move around, and I am not taking that from them, personally I love my wireless ones when I am on the go, on my desktop personally I have a corded headset, because on a desktop environment you have more space and diversity on how to have your set up at will.
First one to recommend on a corded style comes from Plantronics, the Blackwire 7225 USB is one of the best options i the market for a USB corded headset with Active Noise Canceling at an affordable price, its clean design is one of the best ones with leatherette ear cushions, and a boom-less microphone, with 4 built in microphones with digital signal processing, a nce feature to mention here is that this headset is Telecoil Hearing Aid Compatible, making it a nice option for people with the need of a telecoil compatible headset. Built in busy light in the USB port allows you to let people know when you are ina call adn the Volume/Answer controls on the side make it a very intuitive and easy to use unit. Order yours HERE.
Personally, I enjoy the the Jabra Evolve 80 with my desk top, it gives you the best of combining Active Noise Canceling with an around the ear cups, which reduce drastically the noises around the user, making it one of the best options for a really loud environment. The Evolve 80 offers Jabra’s amazing Listen-In feature, that allows you to hear the environment at will with the touch of a key, amazing feature that let you keep your headset on and still be able to listen “thru” the ear cups without interruption, allowing you to leave your headset on without the hassle of taking it on and off. Built in busy light alerts people when you are on a call or headset being used, Noise Canceling microphone that improves the call clarity. Can be used with its USB adapter with built in volume controls or by the 3.5mm jack which allows you to use it with virtually any device with a 3.5mm input. Learn more of Evolve 80 here.
Now we will analyze the wireless options available.
Jabra EVOLVE 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth USB Headset (staff pick)
The Evolve 75 is one of the best wireless headsets in market, similar features as the Evolve 80 before mentioned, in a little more compact and easy to carry portable style, comes with built in Active Noise Canceling, Built in busy light into the microphone boom that can be clipped to the headband when not in use, making it an option for people that want to have a wireless headset with their laptop while traveling and still have to be productive and want to stream music or movies on the go. The Bluetooth Dongle that comes with it is a Class 1, giving you a nice range of up to 100 ft when plugged in. One special mention on this headset is the Dual connectivity from Jabra, that allows you to have 2 devices paired at the same time, allowing you to have it paired with your laptop at the same time with your smart phone, which avoids the user to be switching headsets for different devices. Order yours here.
Plantronics give us the Voyager 8200, a nice boom less microphone headset, with 4 omni-directional microphones allows you to wear the headset and talk at will without the need to have boom microphone close to the mouth, nice solution for people that don’t like to have anything close to their mouth. Well known Active Noise Canceling coming from both ear cups making it a nice option for people looking for a wireless headset that can block most of the surround noises from the user, allowing him/her to focus on the call. The Open-Mic button lets you to hear your surroundings at will, making it another nice feature allowing you to keep your headset on without the tedious taking off every time when not in use. Built in volume and answer controls into the headset making it an easy to use, and pair headset. The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth USB Wireless Headset comes with its designed Class 1 Bluetooth Dongle allowing you to get a range of up to 100ft and a 3.5mm audio cable, letting you use your Voyager 8200 with any device with a 3.5mm input.
The Voyager Focus is going to be more affordable option for a wireless headset with Active Noise Canceling, this headset has a microphone boom, folding ear cushions allowing you to put in its carrying case for traveling, the Voyager Focus has built in sensors that automatically mutes the headset if you take it off, comes handy when you need to mute your microphone without having to press any button in the headset, in the case of playing music it will automatically pause the track. The USB Bluetooth Dongle that comes with it is a Class 1 , which gives you up 100ft of range. It comes with caller name voice announcement, really nice if you are not able to reach out to your smartphone or computer to view who is calling in.A fully charge will give you up to 12 hours of talk time, and 15 of music streaming. Get yours here.
Sennheiser enters now with its new line up, starting with the MB660 UC, this is one of the latest additions from them, with a boom less microphone design, with 3 digital noise canceling microphones built into the headset, Active Noise Canceling with NoiseGard, which constantly monitors the background noise and adjust the the noise reduction to the headset ear cups. The Bluetooth Dongle included gives you a range of up to 100ft and the battery life is one of the best ones in the market, with astonishing 20 hours of battery time with noise Canceling activated when using the Bluetooth Dongle and up to 30 hours when using the audio cable included and with the Active Noise Canceling activated, making special mention of the 15 days of battery standby time. Making it a good competitor for people that are always traveling and can’t afford to loose power on their headsets when on the go. The MB660 comes with all the adapters and plugs needed for traveling people, even comes with in-flight adapters, making it a nice option for people flying all the time. Get your MB660 clicking HERE.
Lastly we have the Sennheiser MB360 USB, as the older sibling, the MB 360 is going to be a boom less microphone design headset with built in microphones, with foldable Active Noise Canceling ear cups, this headset includes its respective Bluetooth Dongle that will let you get up to 100ft of range, making it another option for travelers looking for a wireless headset that gives the versatility of being carry around and with a strong and reliable battery time, with up to 25 hours in use and up to 300 hours on standby. One of the lightest headsets in the market as well, with a weight of 8.4oz/238 grams, making it a considerable headset when movign all day long or being always on the road. Sennheiser has one of the best warranties in the wireless headsets in the market with a full 2-year waranty. Learn more about the MB360 USB here.
Hello class, today we will be looking at headsets that are compatible for your PC (Windows) and Apple Mac OS. Many businesses today are opting to use their computers in lieu of phones to make phone calls. It’s a very cost effective method to reduce spending by using VOIP and other soft phone applications. There are so many options out there, but I will list the ones that stand out most to me. The most important things to consider are the call quality and comfort. All of these headsets below are plug and play, and even someone like myself can install them. If you plan on sitting at the computer and don’t need to be mobile, I’d recommend getting a corded. If you need to be more mobile, or just don’t want to be tied to your desk, go wireless. Let’s begin shall we?
|Jabra EVOLVE 40 MS Stereo USB Headset for MS Lync:|
This is a great entry level corded headset. It connects via USB and as a bonus, it comes with a 3.5mm jack so you can connect it to your smart phone, tablet, etc. It has a noise canceling microphone, a built in busy light so your colleagues/friends know if you’re on a call, and Hi-Fi wideband frequency response. A great headset for the casual user. Comes with a manufacturer’s 2 year warranty. Click here to buy now.
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This is quite a unique wireless headset. Generally speaking, wireless USB headsets use Bluetooth connectivity, however, this headset runs on DECT (similar to a cordless phone.) Because of this you get an astonishing range of up to 300ft. This headset has a great noise canceling mic and WideBand audio. As a bonus this headset comes with 3 different wearing styles, headband, ear hook, and neckband. The only downside to this headset is the lack of Bluetooth capability but still an awesome headset. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty, click here to buy now.
This bad boy is a great wireless headset without breaking the bank. This headset is basically an upgraded version of the Evolve 40. It comes with a Bluetooth dongle that plugs into your PC or Mac via USB and gives you up to 100ft wireless range. You have a great noise canceling mic, and Hi-definition sound, which is great for you and your customers. If you’re not on a call, simply kick back and jam to some tunes. The coolest feature of this headset, is you can connect to your cellphone simultaneously via Bluetooth. You have 10 hours talk time so don’t worry about those long winded calls. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Out of all of the wireless Bluetooth headsets, this headset provides the longest range of up to 150ft through the computer. It has active noise canceling through the ear phones (think of Bose), Wideband audio, great noise canceling microphone, and built in smart sensors which can detect when you put on and take the headset off. You have 12 hours of talk time, and up to 15 hours of music streaming. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
And my personal favorite…
This is a beast of a headset. You have Hi-Fi stereo sound, excellent noise canceling microphone, active noise canceling through the ear phones (think of Bose), and it they just look great all around. Similar to the Evolve 65 you will have up to 100ft wireless range, but an incredible 15 hours of battery on a full charge. Like the above headsets, you just simply plug it in via USB and you’re ready to rock. Need to take a long drive or flight somewhere? Take them with you and use enjoy music on your phone! Your customers will love talking to you on this headset. Comes with a 1 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now.
Pure luxury. . .
This is a new wireless USB headset by Sennheiser. It’s a nice headset for for use with a computer. You can listen to music and take calls. It has a nice dual noise canceling microphone and you get up to 100 ft wireless range. The cool thing about this headset is it has active noise canceling. You can block the unwanted background noise if you’re in a loud environment. It has a great battery time of 25 hours. It also comes with a 3.5mm cable for use with a smart phone and a storage pouch. Comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. Click here to buy now
This headset is the newest edition the the Plantronics Blackwire line. It’s basically a corded Voyager Focus. This is a corded USB headset with active noise canceling. You don’t really see any corded headsets with active noise canceling but here it is. This headset also has a nice omni directional boomless mics to help pick up your voice. The microphones are noise canceling as well. If you’re not working, you can still use this headset to listen to music. It has nice Hi-Fi stereo earphones. This wouldn’t be my first choice when picking a noise canceling headset, but if you’re on a a budget, this might be a good pick for you. Click here to buy now.
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.
A majority of the enterprises in these days have their employees either with a work station or a portable computer running Microsoft Windows 10 (or 7), Microsoft had been in the market for a while and its platform is a well known starting point that most of major industries uses for theirs Points of Sales, Archives, Payroll, Productivity, among others.
For same reason, now days the soft phone industry had been bringing its game on, some well know as Microsoft Skype for Business that replaced MIcrosoft Lync a few years ago, Ring Central and 8 by 8 are another well known soft phone providers that had been used by big names around the country for their UC solutions.
Today we will review and recommend some headsets compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 that would make y our interaction with your computer an unique and extraordinary experience. There are a few options for everyone from corded to wireless , all the way to covering one ear or both ears with Active Noise Canceling.
We will start with some examples from Jabra, which is well know for their Noise Canceling microphones and elegant style:
The Jabra Evolve 30 II Stereo USB Headset w/3.5mm is the entry level from Jabra and any corded headset that uses a USB-A plug. Covering both ears with a noise canceling microphone, making it an affordable and easy to use headset without being a super tech person. The Evolve 30 II comes with an USB-A adapter to be used in any computer or you can use the 3.5mm jack that comes with it if you feel like using it with your smart phone or tablet. Order yours here.
The Jabra Evolve 40 UC Stereo USB, 3.5mm Headset is the next step up in corded USB-A headsets from Jabra, built in with Advance Noise Canceling technology, leatherette ear cushions and busy light that allows you to let people know when you are on a call. The Evolve 40 UC offers the practicality of the USB-A adapter and 3.5mm adapter as well, so can be used with virtually any device either by USB-A or 3.5mm jack. Learn more about its features by clicking here.
Following next we have some examples from Plantronics on corded styles, being one of the first ones that offer Active Noise Canceling:
The Plantronics Blackwire 5210 USB, 3.5mm Headset Microsoft Skype is Plantronics entry level covering one earin corded style, this headset offers the USB-A or USB-C connectivity, plus the old well know 3.5mm adapter that can be used with your smart phone or tablet. Order yours here.
My favorite headset on corded USB style headsets will be this one, the Plantronics Blackwire 7225 USB Stereo Corded Headset, Black. This headset is the first one that has Active Noise Canceling, a boom-less microphone and busy light built into the USB plug. Available now in USB-A or USB-C , with built in audio controls to the headset, making it one of the best corded headsets in the market for computer use.
Following now we will check on wireless options, for people that needs to move around without compromise of standing in one place.
The first one to mention is the Jabra Evolve 65 UC Mono Bluetooth Headset, this headset is a wireless headset, can be paired to any computer thru the Jabra Link 360 USB adapter (included), and can be paired to any other device with built in Bluetooth, either smart phones, tablets, or laptops. Covering one ear over the head for people that always moving and need to keep their headset in its place at all time.
The next one on the list is one of my preferred headsets to be used with your PC/Laptop, the Jabra EVOLVE 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth USB Headset has the Active Noise Canceling which blocks the outside noise and allows the user to focus on the sound coming from the ear cups. Covering both ear with an over the head design , helping the headset to stay in place even if you are moving a lot. Volume control, and built in light into the sides of the ear cups makes it a really nice and discrete design for the road warrior, Order yours here.
The Plantronics Savi W440 440 USB Wireless Headset is one option from Plantronics, it offers the convenience of being able to be worn in different styles, this headset offers a range of up to 300 ft. thanks to its DECT 6.0 wireless frequency, making it a really nice option for a wireless headset that can be used with any PC/Laptop thru the USB-A port.
The Plantronics Voyager 4220 UC Bluetooth Stereo USB Headset, Skype is one option for the road warrior that needs to keep communicated. Connected by the USB-A Bluetooth dongle (included), Built in control buttons and Busy light into the headset that gives you control on your phone call and let your co-workers know that you are in a live call.
My top choice in wireless headsets for Windows, the Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth Wireless Headset offers Active Noise Canceling, plus a boom-less microphone built in the ear cups, built in volume controls allows you to modulate volume, mute, pause/play and answer/end calls makes it a nice intuitive headset that can be easily used at work or down the road. One feature that the Voyager 8200 offers is the connectivity thru 3.5mm cable (included), making it my favorite in this list.
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.
PC VoIP USB Softphone Computer Headsets Review for 2019
There are a lot of USB Computers headsets for your VoIP softphone, this guide will help you decide which one is right for you, by showing some of the latest headsets with the best features available for your VoIP phone. Almost all of these headsets have Binaural Capability (both ears covered).
This is a standard corded USB headset that has a few cool features to set it apart from other headsets out there. The coolest feature with the Evolve Series, is starting at the Evolve 40, they have a useful ‘Busy Light’ that lights up red on the side of the headset (the circle around the JABRA symbol). This headset includes an in-line volume control, at this volume control the headset has the ability to disconnect into a 3.5mm plug, which allows you to use this headset with cell phones and tablets. A groove on the headband allows for the microphone to be stored more discreetly when not being used.
This corded USB headset from Plantronics has a lightweight and comfortable design. Fit with a volume control, it can disconnect there and turn into a 3.5mm headset, usable with a smartphone or tablet. It has a great flexible noise canceling microphone, wide band audio and an affordable price point. The headset can fold into a soft carrying case for easy portability.
Plantronics Blackwire 7225 USB Stereo Corded Headset $149 <my favorite corded
The newest edition to the Blackwire series. This is a unique corded usb headset. Not only is it great for communication, it is great for listening to music. You have Hi-Fi stereo sound! The best feature of this headset is the newly added active noise canceling. So not only do you have a nice noise canceling microphone, you can also block out the noise of your co workers. It has a 4 boom-less microphones that will help pick up your voice. Click here to buy now.
This is a Wireless USB headset, with similar features to the Evolve 40 above. The wireless USB Dongle, pictured below the headset, allows the headset to connect to your PC with up to 100ft of range. It also has Bluetooth capability, you can connect to a cell phone or tablet via this headsets Bluetooth Connection. Like the Evolve 40, this headset also has a busy light, that is a red circle around the JABRA symbol, and has a microphone groove on the headband.
Plantronics Voyager 4220 is the latest of the wireless USB computer headsets with all the latest headset technology. It comes with a class1 BT600 USB-A dongle (included) allowing 100ft of range (vs. 30ft for regular class 3 Bluetooth). Compatible with both PC and Apple Mac computers. Built-in busy light to alert people around you that you’re on a live call. Microsoft Skype for Business Certified to be plug and play compatible. when fully charged, the battery last for 12 hours of talk time. the Boom has 2 microphones (1 uni-directional; 1 MEMS-directional) for the best voice pickup possible, Making the Blackwire 4220 one of the best USB computer headset on the market today.
The top of the line as far as headsets go, this wireless headset has it all. Up to 12 hours of talk time or 15 hours of listening time, a best in line noise canceling microphone, and super comfortable headband and ear phones make this headset one of the best out there. It connects wireless to your computer or laptop, as well as having the ability to connect via Bluetooth to your cell phone or tablet. The sound quality is top notch, with active noise canceling to cancel out more background noise than usual, if you want the best headset available, look no further, this headset is for you.
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth Wireless Headset => my favorite wireless
The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC is the latest (2017) addition to the Plantronics Voyager wireless headset line from Plantronics. It’s the first Plantronics with a “boomless” microphone. Don’t let the missing microphone fool you. The missing boom and microphone does not mean it was poor sound when you’re on the phone (or softphone). It has 4 total microphone, specially engineered and placed at different locations on the headset for optimal voice pickup. See below:
In addition, it comes with leatherette “circumnaural” ear cups and speakers to to surround both ears completely on top the active noise canceling technology to block out just about any background “unwanted” noise you have in your surroundings. it comes with a USB adapter for your PC/computer, so you can communicate wirelessly up to 100ft away. The Voyager 8200 is also a Bluetooth headset so you can pair it with your smartphone (like an Apple iPhone). so it can be used as a cell phone headset or simply use it as a great music headphone when you’re not working! Go HERE for more details.
The newest addition to the list comes from Sennheiser, with the Sennheiser MB 660 UC wireless Bluetooth Headset, this headset has NoiseGard Active Noise Canceling. Certified and ready for Skype for Business, this headset has a boom less microphone, with 3 digital noise canceling microphones built in to the ear cups. An amazing battery time of 30 hours and a superb 15 day battery life on standby, making it a good option for road warriors that need to have best talk/standby time on their headset for business. If you run out of power, the Sennheiser MB 660 UC has you covered, with a 3.5mm cable that allows you to use it with virtually any device with a 3.5mm jack. A hard travel case gives it a nice touch when folding it and storing while traveling and the 2 year warranty gives you piece of mind on this headset. Go HERE for more details.
As you are aware, the venerable 3.5 mm headphone jack so commonly found on cell phones, tablets and laptops is getting axed in a slow but steady pace. This transition started with the iPhone killing the 3.5 mm for the Lightening , HTC with their newest phones, Google with its Pixel2 and 2XL , among others in order to have a more compact and slim design.
The 3.5 mm transfers stereo analog audio out of the socket, which means that all the “magic” of nice sound will be credited to the same phone, on the other hand USB-C transmits the digital audio data over the same headsets instead.
With this being said, here are the best USB-C headphones you can get on the market today:
The Engage 50 Stereo headphone is one of my favorites thanks to its 3 microphone noise canceling, Intelligent Volume Control, slim design and built in busy lights. So easy to adjust over the head, and Skype for Business Certified make this one of the easiest headsets to use on the market. Click HERE to know more about it.
The Jabra Engage 50 Mono, is as good as the big brother the Engage 50 Stereo, mainly for not so noisy working environment, built in busy light, adjustable boom arm with the nice 3 microphone noise canceling system making it one of the best, easy to use and adjustable with an extraordinary lightweight of 61g. You can learn more of the Jabra Engage 50 Mono HERE.
Plantronics enters the USB-C Market with the Blackwire 5220 USB-C, a nice stereo headset with USB-C plug in, plus the 3.5 mm jack, meaning you can use it on almost any device that you can imagine. Leatherette, fold able ear cushions add a really nice value to he 5220 USB-C when you need to take it with you. Superb voice alerts that can be personally customized by user. Order yours HERE.
The Blackwire 5210 USB-C Mono comes with the USB-C and the 3.5mm that allows you to work on any variety of mobile phones. One-touch call answer/end, volume +/- and mute adds a nice touch to the amazing sound quality of this headset. The Plantronics Dynamic Mute Alert is an amazing feature that warns you in case you try to talk on the microphone but you are muted. More information in HERE.
The latest addition to the USB-C corded headsets is the Plantronics Blackwire 7225 USB-C , this is the first USB-C corded headset with Active Noise Canceling, which I recommend specially in really loud environment and if you want to keep focus without distractions. This headset has not 1 but 4 built-in microphones into the ear cups, which makes it a perfect companion for your smart phone or tablet on the go. Has a built-in busy light into the USB-C port that allows you to show when are you in a call or available, the volume control, mute, play and stop controls are located in the right side of the headset. If you need to make more settings and take your headset to the max, use the Plantronics HUB suite and unleash the maximum potential of this unit.
The latest addition from Plantronics on the USB-C wireless headsets, The Plantronics Voyager 8200 USB-C comes with a nice well design for travelers, with Active Noise Canceling, boom less microphone, audio controls built in to the ear cups, nice leatherette earcushions that cover the ears , adjustable headband for comfort while traveling and a nice range thanks to the USB-C dongle that comes with it, making it the best headset for travelers who want the best performance. You can order yours HERE.
With this Plantronics USB-A to USB-C adapter you can use any Plantronics regular USB-A headset into a USB-C in your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop. This adapter works with wired and wireless headsets. Get yours HERE today.
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.
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).
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