Headsets for both desk phone and computer (and cell phone)
With the increasing number of software that communicates over the internet (VoIP softphones), such as Skype, Microsoft Lync, Skype for Business, etc, this is one of our most common questions we get from our customers. “do you have a headset that will work both with a desk phone and a computer?” The answer is YES! Here are few of our top rated dual connectivity headsets, both in the corded and wireless models.
The Jabra Link 860 is an amplifier that can be attach and toggled back and forth between a PC and a desktop telephone. It comes with a USB cable that connects to a computer as wells an office phone. You can switch between and computer and phone by a flick of a switch on the Link 860.
The Plantronics MDA480 provides a switch between PC computer and your desktop phone such as Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, etc. Compatible with all major desk office phone. The MDA480 comes with a USB cable, a Plantronics DA80 USB Audio Processor with a Quick Disconnect (QD) connection to attach with any PLANTRONICS H-SERIES HEADSET. When attached to the PC, it’s compatible with most major soft phones from Microsoft, Avaya, and Cisco.
1) Plantronics Savi W740 Wireless Headset 700 Series (deskphone, PC, cell phone) <= my pick
The Plantronics Savi W740 wireless headset is my favorite and the one I use in my office. It’s a “triple connectivity” wireless headset. It not only attach to your desk phone, it can also attaches to your computer (via USB cable) and smartphone, like a Apple iPhone (via Bluetooth). So when you’re in the office, you can use the same wireless headset for your deskphone, computer or cell phone – without having to switch headsets. The only catch is that you cannot take the wireless headset with you and use it in your car. The wireless headset itself is not Bluetooth. the Bluetooth signal comes from the base of the Savi W740, not the headset. Also, you must leave your cell phone near the base for the wireless headset to work (Bluetooth only has a 30ft range). It can be customized for different ring tones so when your phone (deskphone, softphone, or cell phone) rings, so when the phone rings, you know which one is ringing when you’re away from your desk. In addition, you can also record your telephone calls with the Plantronics Savi series wireless headset. See our Blog HERE about wireless headset recording.
2) Jabra Pro 9450 Mono Midi-Boom Wireless Headset System (deskphone & PC only)
Jabra Pro 9450 is a dual connectivity wireless headset. It attaches to both office phone and a PC (via USB port). It’s an affordable wireless headset that connects to both devices. you can switch between deskphone and computer using the buttons on top of the Jabra Pro 9450 base. The headset is very lightweight, only 1oz. When fully charged, the headset has 11 hours of talk time, 46 hours of standby. Enough the get you through any business day without needing to re-charge. It has all the features you would expect from a wireless office headset – noise canceling microphone, 400ft range, multiple wearing styles, and digital signal processing.
3) Jabra Pro 9470 Wireless Headset System (deskphone, PC, cell phone)
The Jabra Pro 9470 is my second favorite. Like the Plantronics Savi series, it’s also a “triple connectivity” wireless headset, it comes with all the cables to connect to desk phone, computer and a cell phone via Bluetooth. In addition, it has a touch screen LCD display that will show you the current connection, call history, redial, etc. Making it very user friendly. It has state of the art noise blackout technology to reduce background noise in the office. The audio transmission is digitally encrypted for secure conversation. Like the Plantronics Savi, the Bluetooth signal is also from the base, so you cannot take the headset with you and use it as a Bluetooth headset. Like the Plantronics Savi 700 series, you can also use the Jabra Pro 9470 to record telephone calls. See instructions Here on How To Record Telephone Calls with a Plantronics Wireless Headset
4) Sennheiser SD-PRO 1 Wireless Headset (deskphone, PC only)
Sennheiser is a new comer in the office headset industry compare to Plantronics 50 years, Jabra (GN Netcom) 30 years. Sennheiser mainly known for their music headphones. Despite being new in the industry, the SD-Pro1 is a good quality affordable headset that provide dual connectivity to both deskphone and computer via the USB port. Similar with the Jabra, it offers up to 400ft of range, 12 hours talk time. and a quality noise canceling microphone.
There are few more models, but not possible to mentioned them all. But these are the top rated headsets for deskphone and computer. Call our headset experts at 877-999-3838 if you have any questions regarding these headsets or any other Plantronics or Jabra headsets