Telephone headsets typically refer to office models and they can be either corded or wireless varieties. They are for the office because as the name suggests they connect to a telephone as opposed to computer, USB or mobile Bluetooth headsets than connect to other devices.
With corded telephone headsets they connect to a headset port normally found in more recent version handsets. The port is on the side or the back of the handset unit and varies in shape and size. When buy corded telephone headsets it is very important to note that there are two parts to the headset – the headset and main cord that goes from your ear and is usually about 1m in length and a second connector cable that fits to its bottom half and then into the phone. The connector cable is the key to getting the exact fitment to your model phone. There are hundreds of different phone handsets and brands and accordingly there is also a vast array of connector cables to suit about 95% of phones. [See our complete range of Telephone Headsets here]
When selecting corded telephone headsets it is important to use our compatibility chart that pops up after you have selected the particular headset top that you are after. If you can’t find the model of phone you have you should call us so we can’t point you in the right direction. The problem is if you have the wrong cable the headset will either not work or the sound may be awful. Also you can’t mix and match headset brands because they all use different connector methods.
Wireless telephone headsets on the other hand connect in a completely different fashion and use the port at the bottom of the phone handset where the curly cord from the hand piece goes. This is a universal fitment size and as such wireless telephone headsets will connect with 99% of telephones (even Telstra home phone models).
If you have a cordless phone you can get a headset to work however the cordless handset must have provision for a headset on the unit. This is typically a 2.5 or 3.5mm pin adaptor and is typically a rubber flap on the side of the cordless handset itself. Again, there are different versions so it is important that you seek guidance from our friendly staff before you buy.
Telephone headsets have come a long way and although the name suggest phones only you can actually purchase headsets that can connect to multiple devices using the one headset – office phones, computer and even mobile phone. These incredible devices can transform the way you work and in the right environment are worth their weight in gold. Imagine your mobile rings on the desk and you simply hit the touch screen (on certain models) and presto, you’re connected and talking on your mobile phone. Want to be in the intra office webinar, touch the computer icon and you’re now communicating via your PC.
The huge range of choice can be confusing so we always suggest that unless you know exactly which telephone headsets you’re after you should call our friendly staff. As headset experts they’re up to date with all the latest technologies and how the brands compare to each other at different price points. The key to buying a headset is to know exactly what applications it is for, what environ it is to be used in and what is your preferences for wearing styles. For many people they will never get the benefit from top of the line telephone headsets and may be better suited to a more basic model. The sound quality is often not diminished by buying cheaper, it is typically the functionality of the unit that is reduced. Others may start with a basic model but when they realise what they are capable of and the improvements in productivity they can achieve then the extra money may be very well spent.
All our telephone headsets are genuine Australian delivered product for the Australian local market. That means the right power cables and adaptors. More importantly it also means they come with not only our support but also complete manufacturer warranties. And when you’re buying telephone headsets from us you know you’re covered by our lowest price guarantee as well as our 30 day satisfaction promise. You can buy with 100% peace of mind and if you ever need support or assistance we’re just a phone call away.