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Jabra - Evolve 65 Bluetooth Headset - Black

Model: 100-98500000-02SKU: 6260693

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews

79%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Headset for the Office

    Posted
    nhtechie
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm a picky person when it comes to headsets and audio. I've been trying to use a gaming headset at work, however I need to have the microphone on the right side, which my gaming headset can't support. Enter the Jabra Evolve 65, where the mic can rotate to be on either side! I've used this headset for over two weeks now and have only good things to say. From Skype for Business, to WebEx and Google Play Music, this headset does exactly what I need it to do. The form factor of "on the ear" isn't my cup of tea as I'd rather an "over the ear" configuration, however that doesn't detract from how good this headset it. A red light will show up when engaged on a call, whether or not YOUR coworkers will see that and leave you be, only you'll know -- however my coworkers ignore it every time. If they end up seeing the light and leaving you alone . you can also manually trigger the busy light, which could give you some serious concentration time. Quick volume adjustment and the ability to mute from the headset are a must and this headset has those features. I also started using this headset for streaming tunes and the audio is pretty good. I feel you lose music 'feel' with on-the-ear headphones, but the sound is good (given the intended purpose for these headphones). Not much for bass, but it'sn't tinny at all - so, I'm somewhat impressed. If you're looking for a solid headset for calls in the office, all while able to comfortably listen to music, get this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good clarity headphones

    Posted
    msumulong
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I recently received this unit and my initial impressions that this is a light but comfortable headset. The headband is made of plastic but a metal band also reinforces it. The headphones are not over-the-ear but rather on-ear meaning the cups press on to your ears rather than cover around your ears. For some there is a presence for the former but in this case, the cups press softly as the cushions are quite comfortable to the ear. Overall, the headphones seem well built but only time will tell if they will be able to handle day-to-day use. The headphones come with a neoprene case, which is a nice addition not found in most headphones. Also, there is a usb dongle included for use with computers without Bluetooth capabilities and also the charging cable can also be used to connect to the headphones and at the same time charge it while in use. Further, the cable included can be used with any usb plug to charge the headphones. Pairing the headphones is a breeze in devices with built-in usb. And if the dongle is used, it is automatically paired to the headphones. I cannot ascertain if the device's Bluetooth range is really 100 feet as there are numerous walls in my and connections get dropped from time-to-time. But direct range from the device seems to provide a solid connection. I have tested the headphone on iOS devices and on a Windows 10 machine both via Bluetooth and cable. I have done a Face Time call and call quality is impressive. Voice clarity is excellent both in outgoing and incoming parties. I also experimented with Skype on Windows to a Chromebook and I also got the same call quality. Furthermore, I tested this headphone for music and though the clarity is there, bass seems to be lacking. But then again this is not designed really for music. Still the sound is decent enough for use while working in the office. So far, my wish list includes that the headphones should have manual volume and mute controls, a 3.5mm jack and better documentation. These are what prevents me from giving this five stars. But still I would highly recommend this as the main function of this gadget is above expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top office headset

    Posted
    emiliosic
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

    I've been using a very good USB headset at the office as well as my own BT phones for listening from my phone, and then I had the opportunity of using the Jabra Evolve 65. This is one of the most versatile headsets for using with softphones as well as cell phones. The headset is light and comfortable to wear all day. Battery lasts all day. The design doesn't completely block ambient noise when there is no audio playing so I can hear is someone is coming by. The primary distinguishing feature for me is that it can simultaneously connect to a computer (Windows 7 to 10 or macOS) as well as a mobile phone, wirelessly. Keep in mind that it doesn't mix the audio from both the phone and the computer. It connects to both simultaneously but the sound is from whichever device is active last, not both simultaneously. After installing the optional 'Jabra Direct' software on Windows, connected the headset with the USB cable and it provided the option to upgrade the firmware on the headset. After it was all set, the software recognizes the softphone installed, (Cisco Jabber in this case), but it also supports Skype for Business and several web conferencing solutions. This is optional but provides controls from the headset like volume, hangup, call transfer, mute, etc. On MacOS, which I use elsewhere, the software is 'Jabra Suite' that works similar as in Windows, it installs a preference pane, a menu item icon and a firmware updater app. It also detects installed softphone software like Bria and Skype, also supports IBM SameTime, Avaya one-X and Equinox. The headset can connect via USB directly, keeping it charged and will also recognize it as an USB Audio device (No wireless required), or it can be connected with the Jabra 370 wireless USB adapter, that is Bluetooth but only for the headset, and the PC recognizes it as another USB audio device. At the same time it can be paired via Bluetooth with a mobile phone, Apple iOS in my case, and there is no app to install for these. The center button on one of the headsets can control calls on the mobile phone, and it also has volume controls, but it doesn't have music controls (prev/next). The headset can be worn with the mic on either right or left side and will recognize how it's worn. It will also go on mic mute if the mic is placed on the center of the headset, which also has a light magnet to keep it in place. Another nice feature is that one of the headsets will light up with a red circle if on a call, so co-workers know when not to interrupt. The light can also be turned on or off manually holding both volume controls. Audio for calls is excellent, and mic works well, as expected from business headsets. For music, audio is rich and clear, but without much bass. It doesn't provide the rich sound of enclosed headsets but then again this is not an enclosed headset. After a while got used to the different tone, and music sounds very nice. I can now keep the same headset for phone calls from PC or mobile, PC videos and music from the phone, without cables. The headset also comes with a pouch which also keeps the USB cable and a holder for the USB adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend