Plantronics CS540 Details and Specification
- The most lightweight DECT headset in the CS range
- 7 hours talk time
- Neckband sold separately*
- Advanced Wideband audio and CAT-iq technology
- Wireless range 350ft
- Choice of three comfort-tested wearing options to match your personal style:
- Over the ear, discrete and stylish.
- Over the head, for enhanced stability.
- Behind the head*, ultra-discrete without sacrificing stability.
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Cordless headset suitable for: SMEs to large business.
- Wireless range of 100 metres
- Convertible with multiple wearing styles
- Extremely light weight headset - 21g
- Conference functionality - Add additional headsets to a call
The Plantronics CS540 had some seriously big shoes to fill. Following on from the Plantronics CS60, which was the mark that all headsets were set against, was never going to be easy. In our opinion, they haven't done a bad job. In a sense, they've kept faith with the old formula, but have improved the edges.
The CS540 is a little lighter, coming in at only 21g. a few grams here and there may not seem like much, but when you are wearing a headset for any length of time, it makes a big difference. You can still wear it over the head or over the ear, depending on your personal preference, and there is still a third "neckband" option (supplied separately). The headset itself is a little thinner, especially the microphone, which is more discrete then it's predecessor, while still offering the same basic volume and pick up buttons as before.
The Plantronics CS540 still connects as easily with your telephone. There is an optional HL10 Handset Lifter for compatibility with most telephones, although you do not need one to use the headset. For use with some of the major desktop telephone manufacturers, there is also an Electronic Hook Switch (EHS) which is a far cleaner solution, but the lifter works very well. Please be aware the EHS and HL10 Handset Lifter for the CS540 range are different to the old CS60 headset, so if you are upgrading you will need to change these).
The major upgrades are not immediately obvious. One nifty upgrade is the conference call feature. If you are on a call with someone, and you wish for a colleague to join your call, all they need to do is stick their CS540 into your base unit and they will be connected. You can add 3 addition headsets to a call. The sound quality has also been upgraded with wideband audio, providing a far richer experience.
Battery life is improved to. Although at first sight it may only look like a small improvement, wideband audio uses a lot more power, so it's actually significant. For an even longer battery life, you can switch off the wideband mode by flicking a switch on the base unit.
One criticism is the base unit which has been redesigned. Although it looks very smart, the space it takes up on your desk is bigger when you are using the over the head headband. This seems to get tangled with the cable going into the base unit, which is annoying.
That being said, it's difficult to fault the Plantronics CS540 headset and we would highly recommend it.(Posted on 06/03/2014)