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:
There is the wireless solution for a noisy office. The Plantronics Voyager Focus is a wireless Bluetooth headset can also be used with a deskphone when used in conjunction with a MDA220 USB PC/Phone Switch using the Bluetooth USB adapter included with the Voyager Focus. The Plantronics MDA220 is compatible with almost all office desk phones – regardless of brand or model using the telephone’s “handset” jack. The Plantronics Voyager Focus speakers has Active Noise Canceling technology (similar to the Bose headphone) to eliminate most of the background unwanted office noise. The Voyager Focus boom microphone can be folded upwards so it becomes a quality stereo headphone when paired to a Bluetooth smartphone device such as an iPhone. it has up to 150ft of range when connect to the MDA220 using the Bluetooth adapter.
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.