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Poly Blackwire 8225 UC USB Headset

(PC/Deskphone via USB) + Microsoft Teams Button

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Blackwire BW8225 Premium USB Headset

  • Work-From-Home option with dogs barking and babies crying
  • Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation helps you hear in loud settings
  • Noise cancelling mic & Acoustic Fence helps calls hear you better
  • Alert others when you’re calls with on-call indicator
  • Lightweight design weighing only 186 grams
  • Fully adjustable headset with 180-degree pivoting speakers
  • Choose USB-A or USB-C for plug-n-play simplicity
  • Microsoft Teams versions available with dedicated Teams button
  • Call for Availability
  • Warranty 2-Years
  • Non Returnable At This Time
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Poly Blackwire 8225 UC USB Headset:

The new Poly Blackwire 8225 is the premium corded UC USB headset. With it’s binaural headphones, you will stay distraction-free on both sides of the call. With exceptional audio performance, you can keep noise out and productivity up, no matter where you are working. The noise canceling microphone with it’s Acoustic Fence technology places you in a quiet office, even if you are not. In addition to the audio, the Hybrid active noise cancelling (ANC) helps tune out background noise. It also offers three different ANC settings, so you can perfect whatever setting you are in to fit you.

The Poly Blackwire 8225 is easy for IT to deploy and manage and is designed to drastically reduce the noise and distraction that comes with every style of workplace – from the home office to the traditional office. Three settings of Advanced Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) technology allow users to adjust, to fit their work environment, and seamlessly tune out distracting household noises such as vacuum cleaners, or workplace chatter from colleagues. A noise-canceling microphone enhanced with Poly Acoustic Fence technology ensures users sound crisp and clear from wherever they work by automatically reducing distracting background noise, like nearby talkers or dogs barking, so that the only sound heard on the other end of the line is clear, premium audio of the speaker talking.


New Technology – Need to Know:

Acoustic Fence Technology – Uses a noise cancelling microphone and an additional omni directional microphone to ensure the users voice is the only thing heard and not the background noise.

Advanced Hybrid ANC – With four microphones and three ANC settings users can adjust the level of ANC to suite their current work location.


Stay Distraction-Free On Both Sides Of The Call

Enjoy exceptional audio performance in the noisiest of environments. Keep noise out and productivity up, no matter where you are working with the Blackwire 8225. Create a zone of calm so you can stay focused.  Get your voice across and not the noise around.
  • Your voice is the only thing heard and not the chaos around you.
  • Noise canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology puts you in a quiet office, even if you are not.

Poly BW8225 USB Headset

  • Zone into productivity by tuning out background noise.
  • Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) makes it easy to escape the noise around you. With three ANC settings, you can create the best quiet zone no matter where you are.
  • Customize your headset with Plantronics HUB for desktop.
  • Select language preferences, feature settings and keep your device up to date with the latest firmware. And Plantronics Manager Pro gives IT teams remote management, headset inventory and usage monitoring. Stay in-the-know, and in control.


Poly BW8225 Computer Headset


Poly Blackwire 8225 Headset Features:

  • Advanced hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) with three settings to optimize
  • Flexible, noise-canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology
  • Fully adjustable headset w/ 180º pivoting speakers
  • Comfort padded headband and soft leatherette ear cushions provide all day comfort
  • Online indicator lets coworkers know when you are on a call
  • Inline controls for call control and ANC switch
  • Exceptional audio for calls and media
  • Premium materials and aesthetic design
  • Available in USB-A or USB-C


Connects to:
PC/Desk phone via USB-A/USB-C

Compatible with:
Windows or Mac OS

PC Audio Receive Frequency Response:
Dynamic EQ optimized for PC Wideband Voice telephony: 7kHz; Multimedia: 20Hz to 20kHz

Active Noise Canceling:
Advanced Hybrid ANC using four digital microphones

Noise canceling with Acoustic Fence Technology

Microphone Frequency Response:
100 Hz to 10kHz

Hearing Protection:
SoundGuard Digital

186 grams

Call Controls:
Inline- Call answer/end, mute, volume, ANC: off, mid & high

Online Indicator:
Two LED indicators on speaker housing

Voice Alerts:
Volume maximum, Volume minimum, Mute on, Mute off, Noise canceling off, answering call

Cable length:
7.2 ft

Plantronics Hub desktop version is available for Windows/Mac; Plantronics Manager Pro suites: Asset Management & Adoption, Call Quality & Analytics, Health & Safety

Built For Compatibility

All Poly USB headsets and personal speakerphones are compatible with the most popular voice platforms – we just work. Poly solutions provide excellent audio quality for both you and those on the other end of the call – no matter your platform of choice.

VoIP Service Providers

Poly is certified (when offered) with all major communication platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Poly Blackwire 8225 replace? The BW8225 is a premium addition to the Blackwire family and does not replace any existing Blackwire headset. It is the first headset to include a noise canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology and Hybrid active noise canceling (ANC) for the distracting workspace.

How does Acoustic Fence technology differ from the close conversation limiting on the Savi 8200 Series? Acoustic Fence technology uses two microphones and DSP to identify and remove background noise meeting the levels requirements for Microsoft Teams Open Office premium specification. Close conversation limiting uses a single noise canceling microphone and DSP.

What is Hybrid ANC?
Hybrid ANC uses four microphones to monitor the noise externally to the ear and at the ear. Compared to other types of ANC, it works for noise across a wider range of frequencies as well as making side-tone more natural and comfortable. This is especially important when users are on calls.

What does the ANC switch on the Blackwire BW8225 do?
The ANC switch allows the user to select between ANC Off, Mid or High, depending on their environment.

How do the ANC setting on the Blackwire BW8225 differ from the Voyager 8200 UC?
The Voyager 8200 UC was designed to be used both in the office and out of the office. The mid setting is optimized for office use, with the high setting for noisier environments such as airports, etc. The Blackwire BW8225 has been designed for communication use in noisy environments.

How does the Poly Blackwire BW8225 differ to the consumer headsets with ANC?
The Blackwire BW8225 is designed with advanced hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) with three settings to optimize the user’s experience. It can be used on voice calls without impacting side-tone and provides more acoustic comfort and less fatigue compared to consumer headsets. The Blackwire BW8225 is also tested and certified for use with major UC platforms including Microsoft Teams.

What hearing protection is included?
All Poly Enterprise headsets include acoustic limiting built into the headset to protect the user’s hearing. The Poly Blackwire BW8225 provides additional SoundGuard DIGITAL which protects against sound levels above 118dBA; G616 anti-startle protection limits the noise level to 102dBSPL; Time-Weighted Average prevents average daily noise exposure from exceeding 85dBA (enabled by Plantronics Hub software)

How do I change settings and update firmware?
Poly provides PC/Mac software at no cost called Plantronics Hub. This application provides numerous settings and configuration options. If you have internet availability the software will periodically check for firmware updates and notify you when new firmware is available for download.


  • Warranty 2-years

UC Versions

  • Model 8225-A or BW8225-A (USB-A)| 214406-01
  • Model 8225-C or BW8225-C (USB-C) | 214407-01

Microsoft Teams Versions

  • Model 8225-MA or BW8225-MA (USB-A) | 214408-01
  • Model 8225-MC or BW8225-MC (USB-C) | 214409-01

*Download the latest release of Plantronics Hub software to get one-touch call answer/end with these softphones.

Additional information



Headset Wearing Style

Headband Dual Ear

Headset Weight

186 grams

Cable Length

7.2 ft

Launch Date

May 2020


Call for Availability


Computer USB-A, Computer USB-C

USB Connection Type

Standard USB-A, Standard USB-C, Teams (Microsoft) USB-A, Teams (Microsoft) USB-C


Non Returnable At This Time

Part #

BW8825-A (USB-A), BW8825-C (USB-C)


214406-01 (USB-A), 214407-01 (USB-C)



1 review for Poly Blackwire 8225 UC USB Headset

  1. Doug Gilmour (verified owner)

    I’m working from home in my laundry room and will be here at least until the end of 2020.
    This headset is amazing. When my laundry is running, my colleagues report that on Webex calls they don’t hear any background noise from my mic. Then the two different levels of noise cancellation being delivered to my ears really cleans up the noise and enables voices to come through. The highest level of noise cancellation does not make it completely silent, but it does a great job.

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