If we talk about making connections, generally all corded headsets for office phones work the same way. There is a headset that goes to a quick disconnect cable and an adapter cable that goes from the quick disconnect connection through to a particular office phone. One of the major differences in the bottom cable; the internal workings are different, most importantly, the way the wires are positioned inside the end cable. The reason why headset manufacturers, such as Plantronics, Poly, Jabra, and more make office headsets featuring different bottom or adapter cable connections is to make sure they can achieve the highest quality sound in a particular phone handset. Here are some of the connection types –
• Registered Jack (RJ) – Headset vendors often use the terms: RJ9, RJ10, or RJ22 to indicate this connection type that a headset is compatible with. RJ stands for Registered Jacks that plugs into a desk phone’s standard handset — potentially via an amplifier.
• Quick Disconnect (QD)- Corded headsets for office phones having Quick Disconnect or QD connectivity are mostly used on desk phones (via RJ9) or computers (via USB or 3.5 mm). The cable consists of two modular parts – one that plugs on the headset itself and one into the computer or phone. This type of connection allows you to quickly unplug the headset without dropping the call you’re on.
• 2.5 mm Jack – A few telephone manufacturers have also opted for a 2.5 mm jack for headsets for office phones. Using headsets featuring 2.5 mm jacks provide your office phone with a “headset” button that users can press to answer and hang up calls without needing to lift your handset for each call.
To get the best results, you need to ensure that you are using the right headset that is compatible with your office phone. Need help in selecting corded headsets for office phones? Get in touch with Headset Link today!