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Sennheiser CC 540 Corded Headset

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Product Overview

Sennheiser CC 540 Corded Headset

The Sennheiser CC 540 is an ultra noise cancelling headset designed to be used with your desk phone, smart phone, or computer (each requires the correct connector cable). The CC 540 is a padded duo over the head wearing style, with rotatable microphone for left or right hand side wear and large ear cups (46mm).

All corded headsets come with a brand specific QD (quick disconnect) connection and require a same brand adapter cable to make them compatible with your phone. These range in price from $26 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 Sennheiser CC 540 offers an ultra noise cancelling microphone for blocking out background noise in extra loud environments such as warehouses, call centres or offices with staff sitting in close proximity. The CC540 headset has a flexible microphone boom for perfect placement and an ultra comfortable headband with padding and independent side adjustment ensuring comfort all day long. The large sized ear cushions are perfect for those who like more ear coverage.  You’ll also get both leatherette and foam ear cushions which saves you getting spares and a carry bag & colour coded ID tags – both of which are handy in call centre environments or hot- desking.

Sennheiser’s patented Activeguard technology protects the user’s hearing from sudden loud noises which can cause acoustic shock. Sennheiser’s 60+ years of expertise & experience in high end professional audio has been ploughed into their headsets and has created the new benchmark in headsets. CC 540 comes with the peace of mind of Sennheiser’s 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Headset manufacturers recommend that if you spend more than 4 hours a day on the phone, you should spread the load with a duo headset such as the CC540.  Of course if the office is noisy, a duo headset is a no-brainer – while the ear-cups themselves won’t block out all the noise, the mere fact that the sound feeds into both ears will help.  The mic will pick up the user’s voice so they can also hear themselves talking – an office full of these headsets can actually lower the overall volume of the room as staff don’t have to raise their voices to be heard (and hear themselves!) above the background noise.

The Not So Good

The Sennheiser CC540 isn’t a wideband headset but similar headsets do come in a wideband (IP) version if you’re looking to use it for VOIP.  Other than that the negatives are really more to do with the issues inherent to corded headsets....

As with any corded headset, with the Sennheiser CC540  you are tethered to your phone via a cable, this can be frustrating when wires lie across your desk and get in the way of papers or drop down and get crushed & tangled under chair wheels. If your work requires that you get up from your desk (wether on a call or not) you’ll need to unclip the headset or take it off each time & reclip / put it back on when you return.  If you do this alot it can get super-annoying so a wireless headset could save you time, hassle (and hair!).

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 in those costs when budgeting. If you have a phone that is difficult to match for compatibility you may have to look at an amplifier. An amp, 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!

Binaural headsets aren’t for everyone.  Receptionists can look a little unapproachable with both ears covered and those who interact regularly with colleagues may find it annoying to remove the headset (or move the earcup) all the time.  BUT if you spend a large part of your day on the phone, these are the safest option for your hearing.

The Verdict

The Sennheiser CC540 is the perfect solution for those working in a noisy environment and want the ultimate in comfort and extra coverage from larger ear cups.

Other headsets to consider before buying

If you need even larger earcups the CC 550 has the ultimate extra large ear cups, all with the other excellent features of the CC 540. The CC 520 and CC 550 are available in wideband versions; CC 520 IP and CC 550 IP.  If you don’t need the ultra noise cancelling microphone, the SC 230 & binaural SC 260 are both excellent headsets.

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 want to stick with Sennheiser then the DW Pro 1, is their magnificent wireless option, which also has an ultra noise cancelling microphone. If you think 2 ears are better than one, the DW Pro 2 is your best choice.


SKU 05360
Product Type Office Corded
Superseeded By 05361
Cable Length 1m
Warranty 2 Year
Wearing Style Over the head (two ears)
How Does it Connect Easy Disconnect Cable
Software Compatabilty Apple, Dragon Naturally Speaking, MacSpeech, Skype , Unified Communications, Voice Recognition Software , Windows
Ear Cushion Material Acoustic foam + leatherette
Speaker Frequency Response 300 – 3,400Hz
Mic Frequency Response 300 – 3,400Hz
Best Suited For Noisy Office, Very Noisy Office
Audio Properties ActiveGuard Acoustic Protection, HD Audio, Noise cancelling mic , Noise protection, Stereo sound, Ultra Noise cancelling mic, Wideband Audio, Wideband mic
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  • The CC 540 is the headset for maximum productivity. The binaural headset offers powerful, precise sound to both ears for optimal understanding. Its durable construction makes it perfect for any type of office or professional communication
  • ActiveGardTM safeguards the user from the effects of an acoustic burst
  • Independent, double-sided headband adjustment and self-adjusting ball-mounted speaker capsules allow perfect fitting to the head
  • 300° adjustable microphone boom allows microphone to be positioned exactly for optimal speech clarity. Teflon®* washer support increases positioning accuracy, stability and ensure optimal durability
  • Unique comfort pads in the headband and specially padded ear caps distribute pressure and ensure remarkable comfort even during extended wearing time
  • Binaural headset ensures maximum block out of background noise, increasing concentration and efficiency

Manufacturers Description

The CC 540 is a double-sided headset that delivers excellent sound quality, allowing you to concentrate on your conversation. Large ear pads mean you can wear it for long periods, making it perfect for noisy, open-plan offices and call centers. An ultra noise-canceling microphone makes sure your voice is always clear, while ActiveGard™* technology protects you from acoustic shock and sudden surges in volume.
  • Hearing protection: ActiveGard™* technology protects you from acoustic shock and sudden surges in volume
  • Always intelligible: the ultra noise-canceling microphone filters out ambient noise, so your voice is always clear and easy to understand
  • Optimal speech clarity: the 300° adjustable microphone boom means you can place the microphone just where you want it, while Teflon®** washer support increases positioning accuracy and stability, and ensures optimal durability
  • Perfect fit: independently adjustable, double-sided headband and self-adjusting ball-mounted speakers ensure you get a perfect fit
  • Comfort: generous padding on the headband and ear pads provide long-lasting comfort
  • Boost productivity: the double-sided headset blocks background noise, allowing you to concentrate – and increase your productivity
  • Peace of mind: it has a 2-year warranty

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We bought three sets of Sennheiser CC 540 to work in conjunction with our Polycom IP32x phones. The headsets are exceptionally well made and comfortable to wear. It's a bit too early to say much about noise cancelling but the sound quality is excellent. It is superior to the Plantronics equivalent that we bought previously. Delivery by Simply Headsets was spot on as was phone support.
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Sennheiser CC 550 Corded Headset - DISCONTINUED

RRP: $240.00
Now: $194.00 Inc GST