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Amazing headset for meetingsPosted
Background - I use these headphones for my daily, work from home, videoconferencing meetings. Out of the box, the headset is quick and easy to pair. Insert USB dongle, flip power on, and hold button to pair. I didn't read the directions, so there may be a better process, but this one worked efficiently. So far, I have used and abused this headset for a week with zero issues. I find it comfortable to wear for a long time (4 - 6 hours straight) while attending meetings. The volume controls are intuitive and easy to select the desired action. I had approximately 6 hours of talk time out of the first charge and now I'm higher than that, but don't have an exact number because my meetings are every few hours and I leave the power on in between. Lastly, and the reason for 5 stars, is the background noise cancellation. I work in a screened in porch / sunroom, and recently found myself in a meeting during a heavy (loud) rainstorm. I asked the other party if he could hear me ok or if I needed to move. He advised he couldn't hear any background noise. I was impressed, also the mic doesn't pick up the Darth Vader, heavy breathing effect. Overall a great set of headphones for work. If you are looking at them due to status indicator, be aware that it doesn't work automatically with some video conferencing tools, however if it doesn't, you can hold down the button to manually change it to a red light. This is a huge help to keep down conversations while I'm in a meeting.
I would recommend this to a friend
Top office headsetPosted
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
Really enjoying thesePosted
Upon opening the box you will find a black neoprene zippered case with the headphones inside. There's a very small pouch inside the top edge of the case with a clear window and it contains the Bluetooth dongle for use in your desktop/laptop. There's also a bright red USB cable that's 56" long, a quick start manual, a registration card and a EU Declarations book. The first thing I noticed is that these are really light compared to my other wireless Bluetooth headsets and the ear pieces/speakers are noticeably smaller. Putting them on they are extremely comfortable and the small cushions sit comfortably on my ears with very little pressure exerted on them. The earpieces have plenty of adjustment and I could easily fit them to my head with plenty of room for more. They also rotate 90 degrees one direction "for storage" and about 10 degrees the other way to help them sit on your ears, "my other Bluetooth headsets don't have the small rotation for comfort". On close to the smallest setting they fit my wife perfectly and she commented on how comfortable and light they are. She also noted that she especially liked/appreciated the orange strip on the headband, as where's she's from that orange stipe means "good luck". She usually hates headphones as they are too heavy and she doesn't like anything completely covering her ears. The inside of the headband has a soft feel rubber coating and it seems to help keep them from sliding around on my head. Before turning them on I plugged in the provided USB cable, attached that to my charger and let it sit for a good hour before trying them out. Pairing was very simple and straightforward, just slide the on/off switch over to the Bluetooth label and hold there for 3 seconds initiating pairing. My Mi Mix 2s paired without any issue. I also tried the NFC pairing with my Sony XZ2 and upon putting the phone up to the headset I instantly received the "Pair" popup on my phone, no problems there. When a device is paired or disconnected you get a nice voice prompt in the headset stating so. I'ven't tried the included USB dongle as I didn't need it for my gaming laptop to connect to them with no problem at all and everything worked like it should as it did when they were connected to my desktop computer through the USB cable. I've some hearing issues and need to use either hearing aids or a headset while making phone calls or watching TV otherwise I only catch part of the conversation especially if there is any noise or background music while someone is talking. I made multiple phone calls and one fairly long call "45 minutes" and could understand everything without problem. These actually sound quite a bit better than the Sony ones I've. Voices were nice and clear very clean sounding without distortion. Next I tried watching a movie on my phone "Batman Vs Superman" sounded surprisingly good, especially voices. I handed the headset to my wife for her to listen to and she said "wow it's like being right there", she was more than impressed with how these sounded. There's isn't an overabundance of Bass but I don't like heavy Bass due to my hearing problems, for me, these are about as close to perfect as they get. During a phone call the ring around the multi-function button will illuminate "red", if you don't like that or it's distracting just press and hold the volume up/down buttons at the same time for three seconds to disable that feature "simple enough". Both of us really liked the "busy light" as it lets someone know you are on a call, I could have used that many time letting people know I was busy without having to give hand signals that I was "occupied" at the moment. On the same side as the multi-function button are the volume up / down buttons each one situated above and below the multi-function button. This makes it very easy to adjust the volume levels. The Sony headsets have the volume on the side and I've to feel around for those buttons to find them. The movable "boom" microphone is especially nice, you can rotate it around so you can use this headset with the microphone on either the left or right side, my Sony headset doesn't have a boom mike but the way the speakers are angled you can't put the controls on whichever side you wish, "right side only in their case". I do like that you can swing it up and attach the end in the groove in the headband with the built in magnet. My wife thought this was a really nice feature, you can put it up when not in use and adjust it up/down to perfectly position the microphone during a conversation. I also tried out connecting the included USB cable to an open USB port on my desktop computer. Windows found the headphones and immediately set them up for use. These work really well as a set up computer / gaming headphones and do charge while they are connected to the computer. The one thing that I hate about my Sony Bluetooth headset is you cannot use them while they are charging, they shut completely off once you plug them into USB power, with these you can use and charge at the same time. As far as battery life goes, the 10 rated hours is plenty for my needs, I'ven't even used them long enough in a single sitting to drain the battery and it's simple enough to plug them in while using to keep them charged. I've multiple portable battery packs and that will make it simple to keep them charged up while traveling. It would be nice if the battery life were longer but the small size and light weight of the headphones would make that difficult to achieve. The "Passive" noise cancelling isn't that strong but it's good enough for my needs. It does cut down on ambient background noise, just enough to make it less noticeable. I can definitely tell the difference with them on or off, it'sn't a lot but it'sn'ticeable, not as much as the Active noise cancelling one of my other set of headphones has. So far I really can't find anything to complain about, the price is high, but it'sn't as high as some other's I've seen by any stretch, a good set of headphones is never going to be inexpensive. These seem to be very well built and are pretty sturdy for the size and weight. Will be interesting to see how these hold up over time.
I would recommend this to a friend