Corded Headset Telephones
If you operate your business from home or SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), a headset telephone may be your perfect hands-free solution. Single-line solutions include a headset and base unit that plug into a telephone wall jack. Typical base functionality includes on/off button, a keypad for dialing, redial button, mute, volume control, ringer, and more. With wired headset telephones, you simply press the on/off button on the base to quickly and efficiently take calls. If you're ready for a huge productivity boost, improving the ergonomics of your work-space, and improved call quality, see our options below, or call one of our headset experts today for a compatible headset telephone solution.
Choosing a business-level system will require the purchase of a base with wired headsets sold separately. By separating the two, you expand your headset choices to find one that meets your environment and personal comfort needs. If you prefer a more secure fit, a headband over the head, covering one or two ears, will work best. If you would rather have a headset built around being lightweight and low-profile, an over the ear option will best suit your needs. For quieter environments, wired headsets with voice tube microphones provide clean, crisp sound to your callers. As you increase in background noise, it’s imperative you implement noise-canceling microphones to reduce background noise, allowing your caller to hear you more clearly with fewer distractions.
Corded Headset Telephones
With business-grade headsets, you also gain the quick disconnect connection allowing you to easily disconnect the cables and walk away from your desk. Upon your return, you simply plug the cables back together and continue your call. You can also re-purpose any headset that uses a quick disconnect by purchasing a connecting cable for your alternate application. Numerous connecting cables are available for mobile phones, cordless phones, and PC’s, to name a few.
More basic or entry-level solutions for wired headset telephones will include the base and headset together in one package. This option will be more budget friendly but will limit you in headset wearing styles. With most systems, you will also need to remove the headset every time you need to walk away from your desk. One last limitation of entry-level options is you may not be able to have multiple users listen to the same call, which is typically used for training purposes.
For home users, it’s important to understand that noise-canceling microphones will reduce noises, such as other people talking about you, but not eliminate them all together. We regularly explain that a noise-cancelling microphone will reduce noises like dogs barking and babies crying, but they are so distinct, your caller will still know you’re working from home.
Whether you choose entry level or commercial grade headsets, you benefit by hands-free communication as you free up your hands for writing and typing. You also reduce neck and shoulder strain, as you’re not cradling the handset between your neck and shoulder. The budget will always factor in, but if you can squeeze into a business-grade solution, you will have unparalleled audio quality and a device made to last for years, maximizing your headset investment.