Sennheiser’s top of the range headset is also at the top of its class. As well as at the top of the price list. With state of the art technology and loaded with features, these headsets are very well received by consumers.
What Sets Them Apart
What seems to set them apart and a step up from competitors is their comfort and call quality. Light and highly adjustable, with soft leatherette ear pads and a binaural design. The headset mimics a comfortable pair of music headphones, with nearly all reviewers making mention of their all-day comfort. An important trait in a headset designed for long and continuous use.
The Main Function
As the main function of any headset is to allow for hands free phone usage, the attached microphone is fitted with advanced noise cancellation features. Allowing for clear and accurate communication the Pro2 utilizes cutting-edge technology to achieve unparalleled reception and transmission. Additionally, built in is Sennheiser’s ActiveGuard technology, which protects the user’s hearing by dampening aural spikes.
The Extended Range
One key selling point for the headset is the extended range, up to 55 meters in a typical office setting or 180 meters with direct line of sight. Making sure that no calls get dropped while moving around and multitasking. Also, using DECT Standards, which reduces the occurrence of interference and allows for broad compatibility.
The Recharging Base
The included recharging base quickly refreshes the battery, for up to 12 hours of talk time with just one hour of charging, or a 50% charge in just 20 minutes. With over 100 hours of standby time on a full charge the device functions at optimal levels throughout the day.
One downside that users noticed, other than the high cost, was difficulty with answering and ending calls, though I believe that this issue was related to not having a good manual to explain connecting the device. The few reviewers that had problems also had concerns about the lack of proper documentation, indicating that effective pairing was not completed. While most issues were dealt with using online resources, support from the individual vendors was also enlisted.
Others mentioned poor music playback, which as the headset is not intended for this use, is maybe a bit petty. As with the majority of headsets designed for conversation the audio range is not optimized for music, and subsequently results in a lower quality reproduction.
Overall the headset performs with top marks in all areas of intended use and comes highly recommended from most users. With only a very few critical remarks, again mostly being issues with the price, and outstanding ratings being the norm. If you don’t mind spending the extra money for top performance these are most definitely the headset for you.