What is noise cancelling?
When a customer calls in to your business, they need the reassurance that the person they’re speaking to (wearing the headsets) are giving them their undivided attention and their needs are being met.
With noise cancelling headsets, ambient back ground noise in your business is filtered out (in the microphone) so that the conversation between the headset wearer and the caller (customer etc) is magnified and other office noise will be barely discernible to the caller. (Great for call centres)
Standard Noise cancelling technology is not for the person wearing the headset, it’s for the benefit of the caller only.
If you are experiencing noise around you then the only realistic options open to you to reduce that distraction is to:
Wear a binaural or 2 ear headset as this covers both ears, allows volume in both ears and makes it easier to concentrate on the caller.
UPDATE: We now recommend the ProV-XL NC Ultra Noise Cancelling headset designed exclusively to combat the main problems with noise around the wearer and noise for the caller.
Or re design your environment if possible by increasing the distance between operators or use screens to help reduce the noise.
Don’t confuse a noise cancelling headset with “Active Noise Cancelling” technology used on “high end Hi-Fi headphones like Bose Quiet Comfort etc. which cancels out all exterior noise.
Commercial telephone headsets do not have this technology.
What is ANC or Active Noise Cancelling?
Unlike basic noise cancelling technology inside a headsets microphone, ANC headsets have the ability to reduce or filter out noise for the actual wearer of the headset as well as the caller. This technology has been popular in domestic “headphones” like Bose Quiet Comfort etc and are now being developed for noisy office use. They tend to be mainly wireless headsets at the moment with only Sennheiser / EPOS offering a USB version called the SC 660 (see above)
Sennheiser / EPOS create the very first ANC wireless headset to illiminate noise for both the wearer and the person calling in.
Sennheiser / EPOS, probably the most advanced headset manufacturer in the world has created an ANC or “active noise cancelling” headset called the Sennheiser / EPOS MB 660. Its a wireless headset which has the ability to cut out noise for you, the wearer and cut out noise for the listener using the more traditional noise cancellation technology in the microphone. (which is hidden in the ear cups, unlike the usual boom microphone you may be used to) the MB 660 is a wireless headset and comes in 2 flavours.
1. For mobile, tablet and any other USB media device
2. Full UC PC use and is MS Skype for Business Certified
See the Sennheiser / EPOS MB 660 ANC Noise cancelling headset here
NEW: Sennheiser / EPOS SC 660 USB ANC Wired Headset
In answer to requests for a wired ANC or “active noise cancelling” headset, Sennheiser / EPOS have created as part of there very popular SC series, the SC 660 ANC headset (this is only for use on PC or other USB enabled devices as its a USB wired version only.
UPDATE: New EPO IMPACT 1000 Bluetooth range with ANC (some models)
Call Centre Headsets
Most Call Centres rely on noise cancelling headsets to offer a better customer experience but any busy office could benefit from this kind of headset, especially if difficult or prolonged customer queries are being dealt with over the phone.
At Headsets4Business all of our wired and wireless headsets are noise cancelling (some ANC) we stock a large range of tried and tested headsets. These models include top-of-the-range technology to ensure that the sound clarity is the best it can be and that the headsets are designed to be comfortable and easy to wear. Many phone operators will have to wear these headsets for long periods of time so comfort is an important factor.
Whether you’re looking for one-ear headsets or an ergonomically designed headset for use around the office, you will find all these options come available with noise cancelling facilities. With Headsets4Business it’s easy to cancel out the hustle and bustle of the office and concentrate on those all-important phone calls. So, browse the site now and take a look at some of the top quality noise cancelling headsets that we stock. It’s quick and easy to choose and buy your headsets online.
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