Plantronics/Poly CS530 Wireless Headset
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- WORKS WITH - Desk Phone
- 6 hours talk time
- Most comfortable over the ear model
- Weighs only 25 grams
- 100m wireless range
- NB Battery cannot be replaced
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Plantronics/Poly CS530 Wireless Headset
The CS530 works with your desk phone only and has a custom design over the ear (and in the ear) wearing style. It's lightweight, stylish, and comfortable and it has soon established itself as one of our more popular wireless headsets just like the previous CS70 that it replaced.
What is Poly? Plantronics + Polycom have merged to create Poly
If you're looking to answer calls away from your desk you'll need a HL10 handset lifter or an Electronic Hook Switch depending on the phone you have (call our staff for assistance). This device fits on your telephone base and lifts the hand piece up or down when you push a button on your headset, letting you answer and hang up calls from anywhere in the office. A handset lifter for this headset is available separately, or as a great value pack.
So let's start by reviewing the Plantronics/Poly CS530...
The Plantronics/Poly CS530 looks great and is perfect for those who want a discreet wearing style. The CS530 is quite unique and is the ONLY custom designed over the ear only wearing style - we think it's the most comfortable option for over ear wearing on the market. The sound quality in all the new CS500 series headsets is excellent and incorporates their Enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology which is said to deliver more natural voice sounds. We don't dispute it but we think you'd have to be in a lab or have canine hearing to pick the difference. They have also cleverly incorporated a new Voice-dedicated DECT™ technology which means that it eliminates interference from wireless networks you may have in the office. As more and more devices go wireless this is very important.
The CS530 also offers noise cancelling too. This cuts down much of the background noise and really is a must in any busy office environment. If you have a very loud environment you should look for an "ultra" noise cancelling headset. The Plantronics/Poly CS530 also allows you the ability to conference in other headset users (up to 3). This is a brilliant feature in call centres and where a manager may need to listen in or be part of a call (for training or dispute handling).
Plantronics/Poly has also given the CS530, and their other models in the new lineup, a very intelligent adaptive power system that increases or reduces power consumption, based on your distance from the base station. This extends battery life and gives you up to 6 hours talk time. Other headsets offer longer talk time and the compromise is because of the design as the battery has to be smaller than normal. If you're on the phone all day this may be something to consider.
The CS530 wireless headset also features SoundGuard technology. This protects phone users from loud, potentially harmful noises. These 'acoustic shocks' are transmitted down phone lines as a result of dangerous customers yelling, blowing whistles, electricity spikes, weather conditions, transmission faults and the like. Without this feature you could potentially suffer from temporary/permanent hearing loss. Plantronics/Poly SoundGuard means you'll be protected whenever you are using your headset.
The main downfall of all office-only wireless headsets like the Plantronics/Poly CS530 is that they don't work with your computer too. The future of headsets is moving towards voice and computer convergence. This simply means that more people will start to use their headsets for softphone IP applications, VoIP (like Skype) and voice recognition software like Dragon Speak 11 and MacSpeech. Products like the CS530 and the other 500 series models are all for the office phone only.
Not everyone likes things sticking in their ear all day and over the ear styles are generally not great for glasses wearers. You do lose a bit of battery life wit this model (6 hours as opposed to up to 9 hours with the CS510. Also, with this particular model, the battery is not replaceable so when the battery life starts to wane there's not much to be done other than get a replacement headset (at least you don't have to get a whole new unit).
For office only phone applications the Plantronics/Poly CS530 is the best choice for those who want a discreet wearing style, The only real detractor is talk time so it you are busy on the phone all day it may not be up to the task.
Alternatives To The Plantronics/Poly CS530 Wireless Headset
If you're on the phone alot or need the best quality sound (or just like the finer things in life!), check out the outstanding Sennheiser phone only wireless models. The DW Office Phone comes with over the head and over the ear wearing styles. The over ear style has a moldable earhook to hold the headset securely and this means you don't need an in-ear earbud (which many people don't like, particularly if wearing the headset for long periods) plus of course if you decide you don't like the over ear option, you can still use the included headband. If you know you want an over the head style or if you work in a noisy office, the DW Pro 1 Phone has a comfortable, wider than average headband, as well as an ultra noise-cancelling microphone, so your caller won't hear the hubbub of your office. It's a little more investment for a whole lot more headset - absolutely worth it when you think about how much time you spend on the phone!
On the other hand, if you're trying to persuade the boss to get wireless when s/he only wants to pay for corded, then Jabra have a great entry level wireless headset, the Jabra Pro 920. It's an over the head model but you can get an ear hook accessory and still pay less than the Plantronics/Poly options.
On the Plantronics/Poly front, the CS510 is a great over the head model with much better battery life. The CS540 has a choice of wearing styles if you're buying several for an office but does have some downfalls.
Many people are buying multi-use headsets to keep their options open. If convergence is in your future, then it pays to cover your bases now, rather than having to replace your headset down the track. Check out the price difference between this and the other models which offer unified communications (office phone + computer and even mobile phone) for not much more and it will future-proof your headset purchase. The Savi W730 has the same, over ear wearing style but can also be used with computer and mobile. If your budget is tight, the Jabra Pro 9450 offers exceptional value for a phone + PC headset. If you like the over ear option but don't want an earbud stuck in your ear all day, check out the excellent Sennheiser DW Office.
|Product Type||Office Wireless|
|Wireless Technology||Voice dedicated DECT|
|Talk Time||6 hrs|
|Warranty||2 Year (Direct with Manufacturers)|
|Wearing Style||Over the ear + earbud|
|Connection Type||Base unit to phone RJ (handset/headset port)|
|Ear Cushion Material||Silicon|
|Speaker Frequency Response||150-6800Hz|
|Mic Frequency Response||150-6800Hz|
|Conference Additonal Headsets||3|
|Coverage Range [Wireless]||100m|
|Best Use||Noisy Office, Quiet Office|
|Application||Desk Phone (Digital, IP or Analogue)|
|Audio Qualities||Enhanced (DSP) Digital Sound Porcessing , Mono sound, Noise cancelling mic , Noise protection, Soundguard, Wideband Audio, Wideband mic|
|This product is featured in||Discontinued|
- Gain mobility - multitask, hands-free up to 100m (50m in a typical office)
- Wideband audio
- Energy efficient adaptive power system optimises for range and talk time
- Conference in up to three additional CS500 or Savi headsets for enhanced collaboration
- New headsets can subscribe to a base by simply docking the headset
- Up to 6 hours of talk time
Plantronics legendary CS family is setting a new wireless standard for desk phone communication with the CS500™ Series, which features the lightest DECT™ headset on the market, a new streamlined design and improved performance. Go mobile and multi-task up to 350 feet from your desk with answer, end and mute controls at your fingertips. And no matter what your preference, with three wearing choices there's one to match your personal style. Enjoy the sleek contemporary design of the new system, premium wideband audio quality and wireless mobility, all with the same reliability for hands-free productivity that has made the CS family a best seller for nearly a decade. With the new CS500 Series we are raising the bar once again for desk phone headset systems.
- Manage desk phone communications with the lightest DECT™ wireless headset on the market
- Choose from three comfort-tested and customizable wearing options to match your personal style:
- Over-the-ear, discreet and stylish
- Over-the-head, for enhanced stability
- Behind-the-head*, ultra-discreet without sacrificing stability
- Offers you a choice of four comfort-tested wearing options to match your personal style:
- Convertible: over-the-ear, over-the-head, behind-the-head*
- Over-the-ear: discreet and stylish
- Over-the-head monaural: covers one ear for comfort and awareness of environment
- Over-the-head binaural: covers both ears for comfort, focus and blocking out background noise
- HL10 Handset Lifter adds remote answer/end convenience; or choose an Electronic Hookswitch Cable to add remote answer/end call capability, eliminating the need for a Handset Lifter
- Audio controls at your finger tips with volume adjust/mute simplifies desk phone call management
- Adaptive power system optimizes for range and talk time by automatically downshifting to low power when the headset is close to the base to save battery life and maintain maximum density
- Extraordinary sound quality while roaming or multi-tasking up to 350 feet from your desk phone
- DECT™ technology provides better audio and eliminates interference from Wi-Fi networks
- Advanced wideband audio using CAT-iq technology for high definition voice quality
- Your choice of narrow or wideband professional grade audio quality -- choose narrowband to extend talk time or wideband mode to enable clearer conversations
- An extended boom and noise-canceling microphone filter out background noise, so listeners can hear conversations clearly
- Enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides more natural sound, delivering clear audio the way it's intended to be heard
- SoundGuard® technology ensures listening comfort and acoustic limiting for protection against audio spikes
- Conference in up to three additional CS500 or Savi headsets for improved call efficiency and collaboration
- Allows CS500 headsets to subscribe to a base by simply docking the headset. Perfect for hot-desking environments
- Convenient auto answer option allows user to answer/end calls simply by removing/replacing the headset from the charging base
What’s in The Box
- Base unit
- Power supply
- Telephone interface cable
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