Choosing a headset

What headset you might want to purchase is likely to depend upon:
  • Preferred Wearing Style: Do you prefer to wear your headset on the ear, with a headband, neckband or convertible style?
  • Required Sound Quality: Does your headset need to have a noise cancelling microphone, or will a microphone which does not filter background noise do? It is also important to consider the quality of the amplifier on the headset.
  • Whether you need a monaural or binaural headset: A monaural headset goes over one ear, a binaural headset would go over both ears.
  • How mobile you need to be: Will a corded headset suffice or do you need a cordless headset for extra movement?
  • Budget: What are you willing to pay for a headset?
  • Phone/Equipment: Will the headset work with your brand and model of phone?
We have tested Plantronics headsets thoroughly within Telecommunications; and would recommend them as they are good quality, comfortable and durable. However there are other reputable brands on the market, such as Sennheiser and low-cost alternatives such as the Doro headsets.
To place an order for a headset, email us quoting your cost code (if paying by internal transfer), we will place the order for you and have it delivered to you next day (providing the item is in stock).

Headsets

  • Corded Headsets: Corded headsets are great for desk-based workers. They also tend to cost less than their cordless equivalents
  • Cordless Headsets: For more mobile workers, or those who use headsets frequently cordless headsets are recommended
  • Choosing a Plantronics Headset adapter: Make sure you choose the correct headset adapter for your phone

Corded Headset

APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION FURTHER INFORMATION
Plantronics Corded Supraplus Monaural headset
Plantronics Supraplus Wideband Monaural

Excellent sound quality and sufficient for most headset users, the SupraPlus Wideband Monaural also offers greater audio-clarity for Cisco VoIP users.
Wearing Styles available? Head-band
Noise-cancelling version available? Yes
Monaural/Binaural version available?Available as both
Cisco VoIP Suitable? Yes, if purchased with correct adapters
Warranty: 2 years
Plantronics Duoset convertible headset
Plantronics Duoset convertible headset

This monaural headset can be worn in a variety of styles and is fully-adjustable.
Wearing Style available? Head-band & Ear-hook
Noise-cancelling version available? Yes
Monaural/Binaural version available? Monaural
Cisco VoIP Suitable? Yes, if purchased with correct adapters
Warranty: 2 years
Doro HS111 Headset
Doro HS111

A good headset on a budget that will work with the majority of corded phones. Comes with extendable headpeice and flexible microphone.
Wearing Style available? Head-band
Noise-cancelling version available? Available with noise reduction (different technology to noise-cancelling)
Monaural/Binaural version available? Monaural
Cisco VoIP Suitable? No
Warranty: Not specified

Cordless Headsets

Note: Most cordless headsets use DECT technology unless otherwise specified.

APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION FURTHER INFORMATION
Plantronics CS540A
Plantronics CS540A Wireless Headset

Robust and heavily tested within the University's Telecommunications department, this is an ideal headset for people working on helpdesks and in reception areas as it can be worn in a variety of styles.
Talk-time? 7 hours
Wearing Style available? Head-band, on-ear & neck-band (optional)
Noise-cancelling version available? Yes
Monaural/Binaural version available? Monaural
Cisco VoIP Suitable? Yes
Warranty: 2 years
Plantronics CS510A
Plantronics CS510A Wireless Headset

A good, comfortable headset that includes the capability for multiple headsets to share one DECT base, allowing for hot-desking, whilst eliminating any possible need to share headsets, or to replace ear cushions for hygenic use.
Talk-time? 9 hours
Wearing Style available? Head-band, on-ear & neck-band (optional)
Noise-cancelling version available? Yes
Monaural/Binaural version available? Available as both
Cisco VoIP Suitable? Yes
Warranty: 2 years

Using the correct adaptors for Plantronics headsets

  • Standard Analogue phones: Plantronics U10P adapter
  • Cisco 7906/11/12: Plantronics U10P-S adapter
  • Cisco 7940/60/70: Plantronics U10 adapter