Sennheiser SC260 Corded Headset
TOP PICK CORDED HEADSET. The Sennheiser SC260 is a binaural, wideband noise cancelling corded headset. It is designed to be used with your desk phone, smart phone, or computer each of which requires the correct connector cable). The Sennheiser SC 260 is an over the head wearing style, the microphone can be worn on either right or left by rotating the mic boom.
All corded headsets come with a brand specific QD (quick disconnect) connection and require a same brand adaptor 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.
Sennheiser’s experience & expertise in high end professional audio has been ploughed into their headsets and has created the new benchmark for headsets. Even their entry level headsets are excellent. Anybody who has tried a pair of Sennheiser headphones know what a difference this quality can make.
The Sennheiser SC260 headset is the entry point to the excellent Sennheiser range. The popular SC260 offers super-soft acoustic foam ear cups which adapt to your ears and a lightweight headband with multiple positioned grooves to ensure ultimate comfort. The noise cancelling microphone prevents any unwanted noise being heard by your callers, while the flexible boom ensures perfect positioning. The SC 230 headset has a ‘dual ear cup hinge system’ which basically means that the ear cup will fit precisely & comfortably to your ear even if you have an odd shaped head!
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. 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.>/p>
Sennheiser’s patented Activeguard technology protects the user’s hearing from sudden loud noises which can cause acoustic shock. These robust SC260 headsets are a great option for call centres, especially with the name tag personalisation, so you always know which headset is yours! Sennheiser headsets come with the peace of mind of a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty.
The Not So Good
The SC 260 comes with foam ear cushions, some people prefer leatherette (available separately). Other than that there’s really nothing bad to say about this headset, the negatives are really just the intrinsic disadvantages of any corded headset....
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. Or if you need to get up during a call or could save time answering a call away from your desk, then a wireless headset is a better choice for you. 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!
The Sennheiser SC260 is the best all round corded headset we’ve found – bar none. It’s robust without being heavy or bulky and prefect for call centres and offices alike. It is the best choice for those that want a corded headset to keep the budget on track but still want the outstanding sound quality offered by the Sennheiser range.
Other Headsets To Consider Before Buying
For users that want to be a bit more sociable the mono Sennheiser SC 230 may be a better option to increase call concentration. If staff sit close together and it’s really noisy the ultra noise cancelling of the CC 520 IP is definitely worth the extra investment.
For those with older or less common phones, the Jabra range offers a smart cable which will provide a compatibility solution for the majority of phones. Have a look at the Jabra GN2000NCB for a robust, quality solution or the GN2125 for something a bit more stylish. If you’re on a super-tight budget eg Not for Profit and charities, the Axtel series is amazing value also.
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 are already in love with Sennheiser, the DW Office and binaural DW Pro 2 are their (excellent) wireless offerings.
||Over the head (two ears)
|How Does it Connect
||Easy Disconnect Cable
||Apple, Dragon Naturally Speaking, MacSpeech, MSN, Skype , Unified Communications, Voice Recognition Software , Windows
|Ear Cushion Material
|Best Suited For
||Noisy Office, Quiet Office
||ActiveGuard Acoustic Protection, HD Audio, Noise cancelling mic , Noise protection, Stereo sound, Wideband Audio, Wideband mic
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