Summary: Function very well as described except the volumne is kind of low, I need to 'twist' or bend a little of the microphone in order to have lounder, clearer volumn on the other end. You also need to speak a bit lounder than usual. Otherwise, the receiving end will have a very weak, low voice volumn. The headset itself is very comfortable. Note: you need to purchase the amp adaptor to connect to a regular corded phone.
Summary: Before getting this headset, I was using my phone in "speaker-phone" mode which gets old fast. I chose this model because of the dual earpieces as it gives me a balanced feel. I have no idea why units like this cost so much as the build quality is on par with headsets you buy for gaming on your PC. At first the set was a little tight on the ears but after a few days they have "molded" themselves to my head. As with any headset, prolonged use causes different symptoms.
Summary: Warning - You will need an adapter to plug this headset into either a USB port or a 2.5mm phone input. Out of the box it is only compatible with Plantronic quick release ports. I specifically looked to see if this headset required an adapter for my 2.5mm compatible Plantronics wireless phone, but I could not find any information on either Plantronics web site or Amazon's. I did not order an adaptor and will have to pay S&H to have an adaptor delivered.
Summary: Review for: Plantronics SupraPlus Telephone Headset (HW261N binaural and HW251N monaural) OVERVIEW: ----------- Here below we compare and discuss the 2 highest-end (sound quality especially) Plantronics wired headsets with noise reduction, SupraPlus vs. EncorePro. Let's begin by noting which models are monaural vs.
Summary: We use these headsets at work, which is a hotline setup. The microphone part is very bendy, so if the caller is in a noisy atmosphere I can bend it closer to my mouth. The foam padding on the earpieces are not very soft, but I've been using my set for over a year now and it's holding up well. 2011 update: After 4 straight years of using this headset 40 hours a week I finally had to replace the foam pads when the one ripped enough that it actually fell off.
Summary: I bought this headset because I am in sales and do a lot of cold calling that requires note taking. I can type about 20 times faster than I can write, so I needed my hands free and was tired of having a stiff neck from pinching the handset between my shoulder and ear. I went with the binaural set because it was only $3-5 more and with a $65 headset, that's not that big of a difference.
You have to buy the additional plugs to operate this headset
14 August 2007
Summary: The ad for these plantronics headphones is totally deceptive - you MUST buy the expensive adapters either for USB, your cordless or regular desk phone. Each of these three items is separate even though they are all "quick release". Buyer beware! You can't use these headphones without these adapters.
Summary: I use this headset with a Plantronics amplifier for my telecommuting job. I have found the binaural headset to be very comfortable, although there is a slight minus to not having a tight fit: when the inevitable person calling from a speaker phone or cell phone comes through, I have to press the earphones to my head to hear them properly, thus negating the hands-free portion of the headset's capabilities.
Summary: I bought this headset through my call center - provide tech support for a major ISP - 12 years. The Plantronics H261N is much More Comfortable than any monaural headset I've used. Because it's Binaural, you can change positions and alternate ears during a long day on the phone. About the Other reviewer's Comment - Needed to Adjust the Mic Closer To Mouth - Sure, JUST LIKE ANY HEADSET MIC that's Noise Cancelling!
Summary: I'm actually posting this on behalf of my wife, who uses it almost daily in her job as part of a virtual call center. From the comments she's made, she's very happy with the product. Even on days when our lawn service is going past the window in her room where she's working, the person on the other end can't hear the mower. She's never complained about it, and never asked for a different one. Now if only *my* employer would buy these as well...