Have you ever been in the market for a new wireless headset, and spent time searching online for one? If so, you probably understand the challenges that go along with that.
When online, you’ll come face to face with countless makes and models of wireless headsets that cause this seemingly simple task to take on far more complexity than you might have originally thought.
Not only do you have many brands to choose from, but you have many models within each brand. Some connect to desk phones, some connect to desk phones and computers, while others connect to desk phones, computers and even mobile devices.
Some headset shoppers restrict their search to a single brand
One they’re familiar with, or maybe one that they have past experience using. Even if that’s the case, you’ll still be faced with many choices that can cause you stumbling your way to the medicine cabinet in search of your favorite headache remedy.
This blog is designed for those who are familiar with the Jabra brand of wireless headset, or have interest to know about them.
In it, I’ll provide you with comments about several Jabra headset models, and two current, and highly popular series of headsets that I’m sure you’ll find to be informative.
But, before I begin, I did want to mention that I recorded a Youtube video where I show the different wireless headsets, discuss them and their applications, and best of all, share with you which one is my favorite, and why.
Finally, in my video, I put my favorite to the test against some annoying, and generally, unwanted background noise so you can not only hear how the headset sounds, but how well it performs in removing that unwanted noise.
So, if you’re like me, and a lot of other people who prefer to watch video content over reading it, then I’ll post the video immediately below for easy access.
If you’re still reading this blog, and decided to soldier your way through this content side by side with me, glad to have you. It’s my sincerest wish that you get something out of this blog, and hopefully you will. With that said, let’s get started.
Jabra headsets, like some other brands, provide you with the option to connect to different devices. Some models only connect to a desk phone, such as the Jabra Pro 920, while others allow you to connect to a desk phone and computer like the 9400 series, for example.
Still others allow you to connect to phones, computers and mobile devices. With this in mind, it’s best for you to be certain as to what you want your new headset to connect to today, and what it might need to connect to in the foreseeable future. This way, you’ll be certain that you’re getting the right headset for your specific needs.
If you need to connect to a desk phone, such as a Polycom, Yealink or other brand of wired, office desk phone, then a Jabra Pro 920 would be one good choice.
Though the Jabra Pro 920 is a very reasonably priced, comfortable, and good sounding headset, it’s a one trick pony. It only connects to a desk phone, and nothing else. In spite of this limitation, it does a very good job based on what it’s designed to do. If you need a wireless headset just for a desk phone, then the Pro 920 might be the ticket. Even so, this model still doesn’t tick enough boxes to allow it to be my top pick.
If you need to connect to a desk phone, and to a computer, a Jabra 9400 would certainly get the job done.
One of the key drawbacks to the 9400 series is it’s been discontinued, and replaced by the Engage line of headsets. Simply due to it being a legacy product line is enough to exclude it from being my top Jabra wireless headset pick for 2022.
If I was making my pick a few years ago, the 9400 may have been my top pick, but I can’t select it today because there are better Jabra wireless headsets available today.
As noted earlier, the 9400 series of headsets have been replaced by the new Engage series, such as the Engage 65.
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Regarded as a budget-friendly, new generation headset for work and play. It doesn’t have some of the premium features found on the models up the line like the Evolve2 75, and 85, such as Active Noise Cancellation, but it performs well, and represents a great value.
If your need is to connect to a phone, computer and Bluetooth device. then a solid choice would be to select the Jabra Evolve2 75.
Unlike the Evolve2 65, the 75 model comes standard with Active Noise Cancellation, and ups the microphone game from the 65’s 3 microphones, to an impressive 8. Those added microphones help to deliver superior sound, and impressive noise reduction which you can hear for yourself in my video.
And like the Evolve2 85, the 75 model has a microphone boom that stows away when it’s not needed. This gives the Evolve2 75 the look of an entertainment style headset (think Bose, Sony and Apple Airpods Max), rather than one you might commonly see in an office.
If you want a high quality blend of business and business casual, then the Jabra Evolve2 85 is your ticket to paradise.
This headset delivers premium audio for your media, but those good vibes don’t mean it falls short when a business deal is on the line. The Evolve2 85 connects to phones, computers and mobile devices, and features a stow-away microphone boom for post business hours enjoyment.
The one thing that might dissuade some from acquiring a new Jabra Evolve2 85 is the price, which admittedly is their top of the line model with a price that’s north of $400.00.
However, for those that take their business and music seriously, this price truly represents a modest investment when you stop to consider the massive value it provides.
So which Jabra wireless headset model, out of the many that are available, ranks number one in my book? Insert drum roll here.
My top Jabra Wireless Headset pick for 2022 is... the Evolve2 75.
My two finalists were the Evolve2 85, and the Evolve2 75. I ended up selecting the Evolve2 75 for these reasons:
- It has many of the features found on the Evolve2 85, but for less money. 2. It has a microphone that sounds every bit as good as the Evolve2 85 3. The Evolve2 75 is smaller, and more compact
- For me personally, I found the Evolve2 75 to be the most comfortable 5. From a pricing perspective, I felt the Evolve2 75 represented the best value
I’m personally a big fan of the Jabra Evolve2 75 for a lot of solid reasons. Based on the tests I put it through, I feel this wireless headset gives you amazing voice audio quality, and very good speaker quality for your media.
In business, it’s important that you sound your best, and the Jabra Evolve2 75 helps you to do just that. It delivers a very nice voice tone, without any clipping, distortion or anything else that would prevent you from sounding crystal clear.
When I threw annoying background sounds such as dogs barking, office noise, wind and of course our signature blender noise at it, I have to say that it did a very good job to cut the noise, while still allowing my voice to be heard clearly. Trust me when I say not all headsets I’ve tested in the past have performed this well.
The Active Noise Cancellation, combined with the unique, two stage ear cushion design, combine to tame the ambient noise in your surroundings. Distractions that interrupt your concentration are a huge drag on your productivity. With the Evolve2 75 ANC feature activated, and the passive noise canceling from the ear cushion design, you’ll remain focused and in the end, get more done.
The Evolve2 75 is a wonderful headset for those who work in a call center, office, or from a home office. In each of these work spaces, it’s common to face unwanted background noise which the Jabra Evolve2 75 can help to tame.
Another thing I like about the Jabra Evolve2 75 is its size. I find it to be the perfect size for a double ear headset. It’s not so small and lightweight to make it feel fragile or breakable, but at the same time, not oversize, big or bulky. It falls somewhere in between. Kind of like Goldilocks, the three bears, and porridge; it’s juuuuusssst right.
The Jabra Evolve2 75 is priced at $349.00 without the charging stand, and $399.00 with the charging stand, and comes with a full 2-year warranty.
If you need 10 or more, contact us here at Headset Advisor for a bulk discount.
You might also enjoy watching this other video I recorded that compares the Evolve2 headsets which can provide you with further information.