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ANC (Active Noise Canceling) headsets from Poly keep the focus on work and distractions at bay

July 1st, 2021  •   0 Comments

Tune out of a distracting environment, and tune into your work, with these headsets from Poly. Active Noise Canceling technology has crossed over to the business professional world, due to demand from professionals who require a space to concentrate, as well as headsets with noise-canceling microphones for premium call quality. The Active Noise Canceling (ANC) helps block out distracting sounds, creating a “quiet zone” to enhance productivity, no matter the environment.

According to Poly, a study out of the University of California shows that it takes an employee 23 minutes to recover from a distraction and get back to the task at hand, and that a majority of employees get distracted at least once a day.

Overview of Poly headsets with ANC:

Savi 8220 Office

• Use with Desk Phones, PCs, and smartphones/tablets
• Headband
• Wireless
• Noise-canceling mic with close conversation limiting
• Up to 13 hours talk time
• Conference in 4 additional Savi headsets
UC and Microsoft Teams-certified versions
• MSRP: $459.95


Savi 8220 UC

• Use with computers only
• Headband
• Charge stand included
• Wireless
• Noise-canceling mic with close conversation limiting
• Up to 13 hours talk time
• Conference in 4 additional Savi headsets
UC and Microsoft Teams-Certified versions
USB-A and USB-C variants
• MSRP: $339.95


Blackwire 8225

• USB-A or USB-C
• Headband
• Busylights in ear speakers
• Hybrid ANC with 3 user selectable options
• Inline call controls
• UC or Microsoft Teams Certified versions
• Microsoft versions have dedicated Teams button
• MSRP: $209.95


Blackwire 7225

• USB-A or USB-C
• Boomless mic design
• Four microphones detect noise from all directions and separate noise from the speaker’s voice
• Call controls on the headset
• Voice alerts
• Choice of color: Black or White
• MSRP: $179.95


Voyager Focus UC

• Bluetooth and USB (with included dongle)
• Comfort headband
UC and Microsoft-certified versions
• Smart mic boom: wear boom on either side and maintain right/left stereo performance and locations of volume/track buttons
• Oversized soft leatherette ear cushions
• Headset and Charging Stand available: UC or Microsoft
• MSRP: $279.95


Voyager Focus 2 UC

• Bluetooth and USB (with included BT700 dongle)
• 3 levels of Advanced Digital Hybrid Active Noise Canceling
• Dynamic Mute Alert senses and tells you when talking while muted
• Acoustic Fence Technology in noise-canceling mic
• 19 hours talk time
UC, Microsoft Certified variants available
• Choose between USB-A and USB-C
• MSRP: $329.95
• MSRP with charge stand: $349.95

Voyager Focus 2 Office

• Connects to computer, mobile phone and desk phone
• 3 levels of Advanced Digital Hybrid Active Noise Canceling
• Up to 300 feet of wireless range
• Smart sensors for answering calls, pausing music and instantly muting calls.
• Online ear cup indicator flashes when you’re on a call
• Acoustic Fence Technology in noise-canceling mic
UC or Microsoft Certified variants
• MSRP: $459.95


Voyager 6200 UC

• Bluetooth and USB (with included dongle)
• Neckband vibrates to signal an incoming call.
• Ear buds
• Intuitive controls
• MSRP: $299.95





Voyager 8200 UC

• Bluetooth and USB (with included dongle)
• No microphone design features a 4-mic array for voice pick-up
• Large ear cushions completely surround the ear
• Choice of color: Black or White
• MSRP: $379.95





All of these headsets, with the exception of the Savi 8220 Office, come with carrying cases to protect the headsets in and out of the office.

If you’re not sure which Poly ANC headset is right for you, give us a call at 1-866-998-9991, and our headset experts can help!

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Work from anywhere with Jabra Evolve and Evolve2 Bluetooth headsets

March 8th, 2021  •   0 Comments

Our team recommends Jabra Evolve wireless headsets for a variety of reasons, and most especially for the superior Active Noise Canceling (ANC) found in the Evolve 75. This is our go-to headset for working in the office, working from home, and traveling. Yet, this is just one of the many reasons why we like Evolve wireless. The portfolio accommodates a variety of wearing preferences, from true wireless to the traditional over-the-head headband. All of these Evolve headsets connect to two devices at the same time: both mobile and PC; a Link 370 USB dongle is included with each of the headsets. Each Evolve carries a two-year warranty, longer than the typical Bluetooth headset warranty of a year or less, and all are available in both Certified for Microsoft and UC variants. To decide which variant you need, this blog post has the information.

If you work in a noisy office (or, work at home amidst cute children and pets), Active Noise Canceling headsets increase productivity by providing a "cone of silence" for dedicated work and interruption-free calls. Noise-canceling microphones block background noise so that your callers will hear only you and not your environment. You can wear the Evolve 75 all day — the cushioned rubber headband and large padded leatherette ear cushions provide extreme comfort. Get up to 15 hours of talk time on a single charge. Mute the mic as you lift the boom arm up.

The Evolve 75 also has a charging stand that can be purchased with the headset, or without. If you later decide that you need the charging stand, it is available as an accessory purchase. We recommend the version with the charging stand for those who work primarily from their desk. Otherwise, the headset is charged with the included micro USB to USB cord.

For those who prefer an alternate wearing style with Active Noise Canceling, the Evolve 75e is a neckband with ear buds. Wear one ear bud to be aware of your environment, or both earbuds with the ANC turned on for complete concentration. The lightweight design rests comfortably enough that you don't even realize you're wearing it. The neckband will vibrate at incoming calls, so you're assured not to miss anything. A great feature: when the ear buds are together (they are magnetized), your music pauses or your call ends. There is up to 14 hours talk time in this battery life, and a 2-hour time for a full recharge.


If ANC is unnecessary, Evolve 65 headsets have three wearing choices. Evolve 65 is the over-the-head headband style; Evolve 65e is the neckband with ear buds (similar to the Evolve 75e above, without ANC), and Evolve 65t are true wireless ear buds in a charging case.

Evolve 65 offers a choice between mono and duo ear versions, and comes with a charging stand, or without. The Evolve 65 has a smaller profile and ear cushions than the Evolve 75, and is a comfortable option. We like the freedom of a mono Bluetooth headset with a traditional headband style, leaving an ear on the call and an ear on your surroundings.

Jabra Evolve2 wireless headsets are the latest additions to the Jabra portfolio that you will want to consider.

Evolve2 85 are wireless, Bluetooth, Active Noise Canceling headsets with ear cushions that completely surround the ears. The folding mic boom arm is handy when you need it; and when you don't, simply fold it up and store it in the ear speaker. The ear speakers also have microphones, so it isn't necessary to have the mic boom in place, if you don't like that look on Zoom calls, Teams meetings and more. The hard-sided zip case stores the headset, cords, flight adapter, and USB dongle, and if you are part of the current "hybrid work" force, you can easily transport your headset, safely. There is an optional charging stand, if you would like a place to store and charge the headset when not in use. It is available in both Black and Beige, USB-A or USB-C, as well as UC and Certified for Microsoft Teams variants.

The Evolve2 65 headsets give you 37 hours of battery life and it takes only 15 minutes to charge for 8 hours of talk time (full charge time is 90 minutes). The soft memory foam ear cushions mold to your ears, for supreme comfort. and the brightly-lit busy lights are integrated into the ear speakers. If you do not need Active Noise Canceling, we recommend this headset, rather than the Evolve2 85. Within the Evolve2 65 line, you have choices: Black or Beige, USB-A or USB-C, UC or Certified for Microsoft Teams, with a charging stand or without the stand.

If you need a recommendation for an Evolve headset that fits your work style, call our headset experts at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now.

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BYOD: Bring Your Own Device

March 2nd, 2021  •   0 Comments

Has your company implemented a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policy and you’re not sure what type of audio and video product to purchase? Our team has put together a few suggestions at a variety of price points, for typical BYOD scenarios. These products will beat the audio and video quality found in a standard laptop or computer. Each individual environment and preference may require a modification, and our team is ready to provide specialized suggestions for your unique work space and situation. Call us at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now for help.

Quiet work spaces

If you are working in a private home office, private office, or in a hotel room, and you are able to close the door on noise, we suggest these devices:

A speakerphone with extra features, such as the Poly Sync 20+: This USB-A with BT600 USB dongle speakerphone connects to computers and mobile phones. When you're not on a call or in a video conference, you can use the Sync 20 to play music. It's simple to connect and portable for use anywhere. The programmable Rocket Button can bring up a Voice Assistant, play music, and more. Customize this in the Hub Desktop software, a free download.

If you'd rather use a headset with your computer, the Poly Blackwire 5210 is a corded headset with call controls at your fingertips for call answer and end, volume adjustments, and mute. The lightweight headset has a large ultrasoft leatherette ear cushion, and it offers connection both via USB and 3.5mm; however, for best performance, it is recommended to connect to computers via USB. A noise-canceling microphone is integrated in the bendable mic boom so that your voice comes through loud and clear.

Other great options for a single-ear corded headset include the Jabra Evolve II 30 which offers USB and 3.5mm connections; Poly Blackwire 3310-M which has a USB connection, and Blackwire 3315-M, which is a dual connection to USB and 3.5mm. All three of these headsets are Certified for Microsoft Teams, which means that when you connect this headset to your computer and you're logged into your Teams account, Teams will immediately recognize the device as the default sound device.

If you would prefer a wireless headset for computer only, the Poly Savi 8200 UC has wearing style options (mono, duo or convertible), ANC in the duo variant, and unlimited talk time in the Savi 8245 UC. For a wireless Bluetooth headset with dual connectivity for both mobile phone and computer, we recommend the Jabra Evolve2 65 which seamlessly transitions between the two connections so you're always on.

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If you are working in a space with one (or more) family members, such as at the kitchen table, we recommend an Active Noise Canceling headset that will block background noise so that you are able to concentrate on your work. EPOS Adapt 660 has adaptive Active Noise Canceling that monitors your working environment and adjusts noise reduction accordingly. Talk Through technology for listening to colleagues without removing the headset, for a quick check-in to your environment. These ear speakers completely surround the ears.

Jabra Evolve 80 has large ear speakers that completely surround the ear, and bright Busylights on the ear cups that provide a visual notification if you are on a call or do not want to be disturbed. This connects via both USB and 3.5mm jack for mobile phones equipped with that port.

For a wireless ANC headset option from Jabra, the Evolve2 85 has an advanced digital chipset for the clearest calls, a microphone boom that can be folded up and stored away when not in use, and Busylights that are more visible than ever, allowing you to be seen from every angle, for even fewer interruptions. These headsets have a "Listen In" feature for when you need to check in on your surroundings without taking off your headset.

A corded USB headset with advanced Active Noise Cancellation, the Poly Blackwire 8225 has three settings for optimal productivity. Acoustic Fence Technology in the noise-canceling microphone keeps calls free from background noise, and improves vocal clarity for clear conversations.

A standard recommendation in noisy environments is to wear a duo headset with both ears covered, which helps to block ambient noise, for passive noise cancellation. The Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo USB headset has a Kevlar cord for durability, luxury leatherette ear cushions, an unbreakable 360° FreeSpin boom arm and call controls at your fingertips, thanks to the in-line call controller.


Poly Blackwire 5220 has a sling headband design in this dual ear headset, and connects via USB or 3.5mm. The in-line call controls are a handy feature, and let you answer/end calls, adjust volume and mute. The corresponding LED lights on the call controller provide a great visual reminder: Triple flash green=Incoming call; Double flash green=Call on hold; Solid green=On a call; Solid red=Headset is muted.

The Poly EncorePro 320 is a lower cost option that plugs into your computer (either USB-A or USB-C), with in-line call controls for volume and mute.

For personalized recommendations, contact our Headset Experts at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us and they will find the best solutions for your unique requirements.

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Poly Blackwire Headsets are Designed for the Way You Work

November 23rd, 2020  •   0 Comments

The Blackwire headset series are all-in-one USB headsets from Poly, and have been a standard for office workers who need a high quality headset with great sound. The series continues to transform with the latest technology available, as well as premium design and connection features.

The new company name, Poly, is the result of Plantronics and Polycom joining together. Poly, which means “many,” leverages the legendary audio and video expertise of Plantronics and Polycom and its breadth of smart endpoints that connect across and between unified communications platforms to reduce the distractions, complexity, and distance in the modern workspace.

All of these Blackwire headsets offer a two-year warranty, connect via USB or USB-C (learn about the latest USB connection type, here); and most come with carrying cases for storage and protection during travel. The Certified for Microsoft Teams headsets seamlessly integrate with Teams and offer headset control functionality. They also meet the Microsoft Teams Open Office certification levels.

8225 Series


If you're working from home and need to block out the sound of family members moving around you, the technology in Blackwire 8225 headsets have you covered. The noise-canceling microphone with Acoustic Fence technology puts you in a quiet office, even if you are not. Hybrid Active Noise Canceling (ANC) makes it easy to escape the noise around you: there are three ANC settings (toggle between Off, Mid, and High levels on the side of the call controller), that help you create the best quiet zone.

This is a comfortable headset. The padded headband has soft leatherette ear cushions, with adjustable headband and 180-degree pivoting speakers to easily fit all users. We also like the status indicators (busylights) in the ear speakers that alert others when you are on a call. These two LED indicators keep you distraction free.

Blackwire 8225 USB-A
Blackwire 8225 USB-A Certified for Microsoft Teams
Blackwire 8225 USB-C
Blackwire 8225 USB-C Certified for Microsoft Teams

7225 Series


These headsets have a unique boomless mic design: the first of its kind in the corded headset market. As collaboration increasingly takes place via video, there was demand for a professional corded headset with a boomless mic. It is extremely important to wear the headset with the "R" ear speaker on your right ear, because the microphones are built into the front of the headset's speakers, creating a four-microphone array for best voice pick-up.

The 7225 headsets offer Active Noise Canceling that can be activated when needed. When you need to quickly listen in to your surroundings, push the red Open Mic button found on the bottom of the left ear speaker; and then press it again to return to your quiet headset. Another unique feature in the new Blackwire 7225 headsets: rather than an in-line call controller, all audio and media controls are on the ear speakers.

Blackwire 7225 USB White
Blackwire 7225 USB Black
Blackwire 7225 USB-C White
Blackwire 7225 USB-C Black

5200 Series

Blackwire 5200 headsets also offer excellent sound - both inbound and outbound - with a flexible mic boom featuring noise-cancelling, so background noises aren't transmitted to your callers. Listening to music is an enjoyable experience with this headset, too.The duo headsets offer a comfortable "sling" metal headband; both mono and duo have large ear cushions made of ultra soft leatherette wrapped around memory foam. This headset is a dream for all-day wearing comfort! All of the variants connect to both USB/USB-C and 3.5mm, which unplugs from the in-line call controller.

Blackwire 5210 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5210 USB-C and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5220 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 5220 USB-C and 3.5mm

3200 Series

Blackwire 3200 headsets are the entry into the Blackwire world. These are great headsets, and there is some variety within the 3200 line: all of these headsets are available in either USB or USB-C variants; the Blackwire 3215 and 3225 have the additional 3.5mm connection for mobile phone and tablet use. The foam ear cushions on the 3210 and 3220 are lightweight and breathable. The ear cushions for the 3215 and 3225 are leatherette and fold flat for placement in the included carry case.

Blackwire 3210 USB
Blackwire 3210 USB-C
Blackwire 3220 USB
Blackwire 3220 USB-C
Blackwire 3215 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3215 USB-C and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3225 USB and 3.5mm
Blackwire 3225 USB-C and 3.5mm

No matter which Blackwire headset you choose, we recommend that you download the free Plantronics Hub software. There are downloads for both Windows and Mac operating systems. Hub software allows you to customize settings and get visible status of your Plantronics audio device on your desktop. It also pushes out firmware updates to keep your headset always up-to-date.

If you're ready for a new Blackwire headset, contact us and we'll help you determine the best Blackwire headset for your unique needs.

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Bose Professional has new ANC headsets ready for work

August 27th, 2020  •   0 Comments

A familiar name in the audio world is now in the professional office headset space.


Bose Professional has introduced the 700 UC wireless headsets in 2 color choices: silver and black. The audio quality that you've come to expect from Bose, along with 11 levels of active noise cancellation, combine to position Bose Professional as a serious contender in the office space.

Audiophiles are most likely familiar with the Bose 700 headphones; this is the same fit, feel and look, with one key difference: the included pre-paired Bose USB Link dongle. The Link dongle is plugged into your PC or Mac, and then connects to the 700 UC headset via Bluetooth to seamlessly integrate with your UC software platforms. The 700 UC are certified for use with Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and more.

The boomless mic design has an adaptive four-microphone system, which isolates your voice from surrounding noise.

With 20 hours of battery life, active equalization technology for premier audio, and Conversation Mode to quickly tune into your environment, the Bose 700 UC headset is a great choice for Bose devotees and others.

Included with the 700 UC headset is a Bose USB Link dongle, audio cable, a USB charging cable and a hard-sided zippered carrying case for storage and travel.

For more detailed information about the 700 UC models, read this Bose Professional 700 UC Technical Spec sheet.

Contact our team of Headset Experts at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now to learn more about Bose 700 UC headsets.


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