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As a sales executive, a quality headset is one of the most important tools I have in my tool belt. For the past few years, I relied on the excellent Plantronics Savi W745 because I could connect it simultaneously to both my iMac and iPhone. A few weeks ago Plantronics sent me their Voyager 6200 UC headset, and I got a chance to test and compare it to my trusted Savi 745. Continue reading to learn more about how both office headsets compare and why I have had such a hard time picking a winner.
Office Headsets Comparison
|Plantronics Savi W745|
|Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC|
Requirements on office headsets
A lot of folks work from home these days, including me. When you don’t work in an office, you won’t get the benefits of the infrastructure such environments provide. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be as productive at home as you are while working in a corporate building. With the proper equipment and self-discipline, I would even argue that you can be more productive at home than anywhere else.
My demands on “infrastructure” include a reliable internet connection and quality headphones with an excellent microphone, so people on the other end of the line can hear my voice clearly. There is nothing worse than lousy audio quality during a conference call or presentation in front of customers.
Plantronics Savi 745
- Outstanding audio quality
- Lightweight and comfortable to wear
- Uses DECT 6.0 protocol
- 350 ft (106 m) range
- 7h battery life
- Limited mobility
One of the many things I love about the Savi 745 is its incredible reliability and versatile connectivity options. For example, I can connect the unit directly to my iMac via USB while the headset uses the reliable DECT protocol to communicate with its base station.
When I first purchased the Savi 745, I had some issues related to the Bluetooth connection to my iPhone, but these issues have long been resolved. I don’t know for sure what caused those issues, iOS or the Plantronics firmware, but you can read more on that in my dedicated review of these otherwise excellent headphones.
The Savi 745 has a decent battery life of approximately 7 hours on a single charge. That should generally get you through a regular working day. But battery performance (of any battery) degrades over time, and I have been on some calls where I ran out of battery. The great thing about the Savi 745 is that you can hot-swap the battery during a call without interruption. Even better, the base station of the Savi 745 has a dedicated compartment that charges the spare battery while it’s not in use.