For many, working from home hasn’t been all its cracked up to be. You’ve lost that sweet, dual display monitor set up, people can hear your children/dog/cat/partner/mother/amazon delivery in the background of your calls, connecting anything is clunky without the gadget draw in the office, the connection is terrible and as for video calling… you’d rather stick to the phone.
IT directors are being inundated with calls, daily, to try and improve the homeworking conditions for colleagues unable to enter the office. At Voicepath, we have been working closely with our clients to come up with some smart improvements that have made a big change; In this short series, we talk about the performance of this technology.
- Jabra Evolve 65 UC
With 14 hours of battery life and up to 30 metres of wireless roaming, this Bluetooth headset is great for those on the move. These headsets are source agnostic, working with windows, iOS, Apple and android devices and will deliver music at a high quality as well as high definition voice replication. Passive voice cancellation from the purpose-built ear cushions, ensure your emersion in the audio experience. This headset is a straightforward and easily operated solution for homeworking. Other Jabra products are optimised for various UC clients.
- Sennheiser SDW 5066
The Sennheiser SDW 5066 are optimised for Skype for Business and come with technology in-built to cancel out background noises. With its triple connectivity to desk phones, PC/softphones and smartphones/tablets, this headset is the best way to avoid bandwidth associated audio issues while connected. This headset offers Sennheiser ActiveGuard technology, using sophisticated electronics to compress signals that are outside the safe decibel levels. All in all, this is the most fit for purpose offering we have tested.
- AKG HSC 171 PC Set
For the discerning audiophile, the AKG HSC 171 works as a studio quality headset with PC capabilities. Despite not having a wireless option, this headset has some useful features. Lifting the microphone arm, or removing the headset, will automatically mute all microphone audio. The microphone arm can be mounted on either side of the headset and can be changed to suit your environment. The most noteworthy feature is the audio, with studio technology, sound clarity is exceptional and noise insulation technology provides superb background noise cancellation.