Skype for Business Headsets

Skype for Business Headsets

Are your competitors using Skype for Business? Have you noticed everyone is talking about it? Maybe you’ve recently decided Skype for Business meets your business’ communication needs. The software has the ability to provide instant messaging between staff, between businesses, screen sharing and phone call capabilities, all in one program. As such, you might be considering which headsets are the most compatible and provide the best sound quality.

To help you make this pivotal decision, we’ve reviewed a few wired-headsets and bluetooth-headsets to explore which provide seamless integration with the Skype for Business platform.

Top 5 Skype for Business Optimised headsets

1. Plantronics Blackwire C320-M

Pros

This is a great corded headset which is compatible with Skype for Business on a budget. It is lightweight with noise cancelling and a soft foam ear cup for user comfort. It also uses Dynamic EQ technology which means it will enhance sound whether used for voice, music or other purposes.

Cons

It does not have a padded headband and is difficult to travel with as it does not fold or become compact.

The verdict

If you’re on a budget and looking to use Skype for Business, this is a good starter headset.

2. Jabra Evolve 80 MS
Pros

This headset was the first to be officially certified by Microsoft’s standard for devices compatible with Skype for Business, making it the go-to for anyone in a noisy and open plan office setting.

Cons

This office headset has received significant feedback on poor battery time and so the wireless option is limited to battery charge.

The verdict

If your office is a busy, noisy, open plan environment, the Evolve is a great choice to help your staff focus and avoid distractions.

3. Plantronics Blackwire C520-M

Pros

This headset offers an excellent audio platform with noise cancelling and hi-fi stereo sound, and utilises the Dynamic EQ feature.

Cons

The C520-M has been designed specifically for use with Skype for Business. It is a wired-headset and connects to your computer via USB, restricting staff to their desks.

The verdict

A step up from the C320, this office headset has leather ear cups and improved call control. If you aren’t cost constrained and not seeking staff mobility, this headset is worth a look.

4. Sennheiser SC 70
Pros

This is a very affordable headset with great sound quality, and is Skype compatible. It also offers built-in controls so users can answer/end/reject calls, manage volume and mute easily.

Cons

This is a corded USB office headset so mobility of the user is limited.

The verdict

With great noise cancelling qualities, this is an obvious choice for loud environments on a budget.

5. Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825-M

Pros

This headset works with bluetooth on smartphones, computers, tablets and desk phones. It has an active noise cancelling feature which the user can choose to activate or deactivate. Giving your staff the ultimate control. It also offers large leather ear cushions for greater comfort when wearing for long periods of time.

Cons

This is the highest price point Skype for Business compatible headset we have reviewed and requires bluetooth for connection.

The verdict

If you aren’t on a budget, this is an excellent, sophisticated headset solution providing the ultimate user control and comfort.

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