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Plantronics HW121N Corded Headset

The Plantronics HW121N is a binaural, wideband, corded headset and is designed to be used with your desk phone, smart phone, or computer (each requires the right connector cable).   The microphone boom rotates so you can wear it with the boom and cable coming from either left or right ear or flip the mic up out of your way while you eat or drink.

All corded headsets come with a generic QD (quick disconnect) connection and require an adapter cable to make them compatible with your phone or computer. These range in price from $16 upwards. Many of these cables look the same but are different inside, so if you’re not 100% sure which you need, give us a call and our staff will gladly check for you.

The Good

The Plantronics HW 121N is a cost effective headset that has a comfortable and robust design, with flexible headband to prevent damage by careless users. It’s very popular in call centres as it includes an effective noise cancelling microphone (to prevent your callers hearing those noisy colleagues) on a flexible click stop boom, to allow perfect placement throughout your calls.

Headset manufacturers recommend that if you spend more than a couple of hours a day on the phone, you should spread the load with a duo headset.  Of course if the office is noisy, a duo headset is a no-brainer – while the earcups themselves won’t block out all the noise, the mere fact that the sound feeds into both ears will help.  The microphone will pick up the user’s voice so they can also hear themselves talking.  It is wideband which means it offers the most natural sounding voice clarity.

The HW121N headset has a two year manufacturer’s guarantee and Plantronics’ outstanding warranty service.  You can get replacement ear cushions for hygiene if staff move on or if they just wear out . It's a good idea to pick these up with the headset so you don’t end up paying more for postage in a few months time.

The Not So Good

As with any corded headset, with the Plantronics HW 121N you are connected to your phone via a cable, this can be frustrating in a confined workspace where wires lying across your desk become an inconvenience or if you need the flexibility to move around while on a call.

Binaural headsets don’t suit everyone. Receptionists that deal with the public look a bit unapproachable with a duo headset on and are better off with a mono headset.  Staff that communicate with each other (for business purposes or just to chat) will likely feel the need to take the headset off to chat or at least move the earcups off their ear which can be annoying.  That said if you have any kind of hearing loss or are on the phone all day (or it feels like all day) a binaural headset is a MUST.If you don’t have a headset port on your phone, a corded headset will take the place of your handset. If you still want to use the handset you can pick up a switch to allow you to swap between the two.

As we’ve mentioned, corded headsets need connector cables, so don’t forget to factor those additional costs when budgeting.  If you have a phone that is difficult to match for compatibility you may have to look at an amplifier. Which while providing superior call control (with mute and volume controls) and sound quality, will push up the price to about the same as a wireless headset (which have an amp built in), no brainer – if you need an amp, get a wireless headset!

The Verdict

The Plantronics HW121N headset is the solid choice for those that don’t have a huge amount to spend but like the security and consistent quality of a well established and successful brand.

Other Headsets To Consider Before Buying

For better quality calls to reduce fatigue (and resultant sick leave!), the robust SC260 is the best headset at this price level and a great entry point to their superior selection. The mono version of the HW 121N is the HW111N. If you’d like something a little more stylish the HW301N is an executive styled headset.  If staff sit close together and it’s really noisy the ultra noise cancelling of the Sennheiser CC520 is definitely worth the extra investment.If your budget is tight, the Axtel series are great value and you don’t pay big brand name prices, plus they have a ‘smart cable’ which addresses 95% of phone compatibility issues.  The Jabra range (the other big name in headsets) also offers a smart cable which will provide a compatibility solution for the majority of phones. Have a look at the Jabra GN 2000NCB for a robust, quality equivalent to the Plantronics HW121N or the GN2125NC for something a little more dainty.

Another factor to consider is the extra productivity that can be gained from the freedom to walk away from your desk while on a call. It is worth checking out the Jabra Pro 920 which is a great entry level wireless option for only a small amount extra. If you’re brand loyal to Plantronics, the CS520 is the wireless equivalent of the HW121N

Specifications

SKU 79181-12
Product Type Office Corded
Cable Length 1m
Warranty 2 Year (Direct with Manufacturers)
Wearing Style Over the head (two ears)
How Does it Connect Easy Disconnect Cable
Software Compatabilty Apple, Dragon Naturally Speaking, MacSpeech, MSN, Skype , Unified Communications, Voice Recognition Software , Windows
Ear Cushion Material Foam
Speaker Frequency Response 150-6800Hz
Mic Frequency Response 150-6800Hz
Headset Weight 82g
Best Suited For Noisy Office, Quiet Office
Audio Properties Noise cancelling mic , Noise protection, Stereo sound, Wideband Audio, Wideband mic
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Features

Features

  • Enterprise-quality corded headset
  • Receives and transmits on wideband
  • Enhanced audio for UC and VoIP
  • Wideband audio for clearer conversations
  • Compatible with wideband telephony
  • Wideband capable
  • High-fidelity audio performance
  • Noise-canceling microphone
  • Blocks background noise
  • Clear transmissions in noisy offices
  • Adjustable headband, boom, and microphone
  • Ideal for long conference calls
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  • Ease of Use
  • Ease of Setup

Got this headset for my children who do distance education and have lots of phone lessons. One of my children is hearing impared and in the past has used a special system that attaches to his hearing aids but after it broke we were unable to replace it. His comment about the new system is that it is way better than the old system he used. I have also used it and the sound is great and the person on the other end can hear clearly too unlike some other systems. Service was great too when I first made the enquiry about what system would be best for us.
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