Jabra had done it again by raising the bar higher. The new Evolve2 55 wireless headset is the best solution available for the new norm of Hybrid work without compromising performance and not breaking the bank, and today we will compare it against other alternatives in the market.
The new Evolve2 55 wireless headset is designed to be the new entry wireless headset from Jabra, but compared with another headsets in the market the Evolve2 55 offers something the others don’t and that is Active Noise Canceling at an approachable price point. This feature is strongly useful for really loud environments for Remote workers or Hybrid workers as it helps to keep focus on the call without annoying distractions from the surroundings. The new and improved fit offers the Jabra Air Comfort technology which is greatly appreciated when using a headset all day long.
The new headband design offers more comfort to the user as it now can be adjusted not only on the sides, but on the top as well, thanks to its cushioned headband full of ultra-soft perforated foam layers provides ultra comfort to the user.
Thanks to its new design on the flexible rotating earcups, relieve pressure to the user, giving an out-of-the world comfort, besides that helps to storage the headset easier in small spaces such as backpacks or carrying cases.
The Evolve2 55 offers a microphone boom arm with noise-cancellation microphone technology that includes a smart chipset that powers the speech recognition on the microphone and separating it from the background noise, with this the other end of the call gets the most professional sound quality no matter where you are located. The added built in busy lights are noticeable from the distance and automatically turn on when in a call so you can people know when are on either a call or meeting.
The Jabra Evolve2 55 is certified for all mayor UC platforms included among, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Meet to mention a few. Thanks to its voice over USB feature the Evolve2 55 headset can be used as a corded headset thanks to its USB corded included, just in case if you forgot your Link 380 dongle and in need to jump into a meeting in a rush.
After mentioning all the features of the new Evovle2 55 headset will compare it against the closest competition.
The first thing we will notice here is the size of the headset, as the ear cups are slightly bigger 40mm versus 28mm, headband is thicker as the headband has memory foam surrounding the band. We will notice the slightly higher price as this was the main headset that started all the new Evolve2 family. Similar as the Evolve2 55 offers the voice over USB feature and offers fast charging as well making it a great contender, however the lack of the Active Noise Canceling tries to compensate for the size of the earcups.
B. Evolve2 75.
Here is the bigger sibling of the Evolve2 family, the Evolve2 75 differs by a bigger price difference, however you can see that this 40mm earcups offers the Jabra Advanced Active Noise Cancellation that offers different levels of adjustment. The boom arm can be easily stored away on its designed hide away place and thanks to this the Evolve2 75 can be used as a boom less mic headset thanks to its Discrete Mode and Open Office certified microphones. The advanced ANC and boom less feature compensates the price versus the Evolve2 55, mix of soft and harder memory foam are found in the earcups.
Poly offers the Focus 2 as an alternative, price point speaking its a close call. The Focus 2 offers Digital Hybrid technology with deferent levels of graduation, Acoustic Fence Technology in the boom arm and offers a comfortable headband similar as the Evolve2 55. This headset can be used not only for the computer and cell phone, but with your desk phone at the office as well, as long as you get the optional Office Base. On the downhill part of this, the Focus 2 offers a micro USB charging and voice over USB instead of a USB-C, and the built in busy light only lights on 1 side and can’t be as easy to notice as the Evolve2 55.