If you are looking for a basic entry level corded headset and are not wanting to pay an arm and a leg but still looking for great quality look no further than the SC230 and SC260 corded headsets by Sennheiser. For those familiar with Sennheiser products you will know that they can not be beaten on quality.
The SC230 is monaural (single sided) headset while the SC260 is a binaural (double sided) headset, meaning there is something in this range to suit all.
The headbands are metallic-reinforced so great for call centre environments where staff tend to be a little rougher with the equipment. They come with standard foam ear cushions but for those wanting a little more luxury they do have leatherette cushions available to them. If you are using the SC230 the microphone is rotatable so the headset can be worn on either ear – the same can be said for the SC260 although the only difference will be which side of your head the microphone is on and which side the cable hangs from.
Another great feature of the SC230 and SC260 headsets is the hinged earpads. Because they are not fused to the headset but instead sit on hinges, when the headset is put on the ear cushions adjust to your head – so even if you have a slightly off shaped head the cushions will still sit in the ideal place.
The microphone is fitted with Sennheisers noise cancelling technology ensuring that the person you are talking to is not hearing everything that is going on around you. The microphone is also semi flexible meaning you can ensure that it is in the perfect position for every user.
The SC230 and SC260 headsets are also fitted with Sennheisers Activeguard technology which means while on a call, should you get an unexpected spike in sound from sudden loud noise or feedback the headset will drop the sound back down to a safe level and in some cases cut the sound all together, this protects the wearer from any acoustic shock.
Like all corded headsets you will need an adaptor cable to connect the headset to your device – weather it be desk phone, computer or mobile. If you are unsure which cable you need give us a call and we will help you figure this out.
There are no real negatives when looking at this headset other than the fact that you are tied to the desk by a cable. But if a corded headset is all you require then the SC200 series is the way to go!
Please note – a change is coming in the SC 200 series – Sennheiser are making a couple of changes in the coming months which will include the SC200’s being released with the leatherette cushions rather than the foam. More details to come so watch this space…..