Bluetooth Headset Comparison Guide
How do you keep up with all of the latest and greatest Plantronics Bluetooth Headset on the market today? Every one of the headsets offers something just a little bit different than the one before. Our customers are always asking which headset will work best for them so we developed the following Bluetooth headset comparison guide to make it easy.
What does it all mean?
We have provided in simple terms what the acronyms mean and how they benefit you.
2 & 3 Microphones - The more microphones you have the better. With each additional microphone sensing background noise, your headset can better identify your voice making your call more clear to your caller.
A2DP = Advanced Audio Distribution Profile lets you listen to music through your Bluetooth headset when connected to your mobile phone or mp3 player.
HFP = Hands Free Profile is what allows voice dialing activation, redial, call transfer and call answer/end capabilities.
HSP = Headset Profile is what allows your Bluetooth headset to be used with your mobile phone.
AVRCP = Audio/Video Remote Control Profile allows you to control volume from the headset, it also supports functions like play, pause, stop, next, and previous.
EDR = Enhanced Data Rate allows for faster data speed, available on Bluetooth version 2 or higher.
DSP = Active Digital Signal Processing allows for seamless and pleasant wireless conversation regardless of environment.
Wideband = Gives you a clearer more natural sound to your voice.
NFC pairing = Near Field Communication allows for quick pairing of devices when active and in near proximity
AudioiQ2 Technology = Two microphones on the same headset that separates your voice from the background noise. These microphones deliver the speaker's natural sounding voice and adjusts calls for comfortable listening volume.
AudioiQ3 Technology = Multiple microphones on the same headset that separates your voice from the background noise and the side tone detection for noise & tones allows for your voice to be as clear as possible in a noisy area.
Caller Announce = Will tell you who is calling from your mobile phones contact list.
Voice Alerts (Whispers) = You will hear the headset say power on, power off, talk time, battery low and so forth….
Voice Commands = You can tell the headset what you want it to do from a list of commands, like answer or ignore tone incoming call.