Jabra EVOLVE 80 UC Stereo USB Headset
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 Evolve2 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth Headset USB-A
The Evolve2 75 is the newest integrant in the Evolve2 family and a huge improvement over the first generation as 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 the new Jabra Advanced Active Noise Canceling with modulation of the ANC, Built in busy light in both sides and with a new discreet hide-away boom arm with Performance and Discreet mode. This headset has 8 microphones and on Discreet mode the user can make calls without having the boom arm out, meaning that the headset is considered a boom less arm headset as well. The talk time had been improved from the old time of up to 16 hours to a new 36 hours of battery time when fully charged. 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 Voyager 8200 UC Bluetooth USB Wireless Headset
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.
Plantronics Voyager Focus UC Bluetooth Wireless, No Stand B825
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 MB 660 UC Wireless Bluetooth Headset MS Skype Cert
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.
Sennheiser MB 360 USB Wireless Bluetooth Headset w/dongle