RingCentral is one of the most popular business cloud phone systems on the market today. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s affordable, easy to use, mobile friendly, and comes with a wealth of business communications features.
RingCentral gives companies valuable options for collaboration. RingCentral Meetings provides video conferencing, screen sharing, and content sharing. RingCentral Fax offers internet fax support so you can send and access faxes anywhere from any device.
Today, we’re focusing on RingCentral Phone. As a cloud-based business phone system, RingCentral offers the RingCentral Phone softphone app to integrate workplace communications, including phone calls, text messaging, and conference calls.
RingCentral Phone is available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS across devices from desktop or laptop to tablet or smartphone.
What is a softphone?
A softphone is a software application that replaces the functions of a telephone. Instead of placing a call using a deskphone, you place it using an app on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Many companies now forgo deskphones entirely. Rather, they’re just using the free RingCentral Phone app.
However, if you’ve ever had to listen to someone using built-in laptop microphones, you know that sound quality can be really bad. You’re also stuck awkwardly at the computer when calling.
How do you keep the convenience of the RingCentral Phone app while also having professional audio quality?
Top 6 Headsets for RingCentral Phone
Business headsets are designed to make your life easier while providing professional audio. You get hands-free communications, freeing you up to use your computer while speaking. Wireless business headsets allow you to wander while speaking.
At IP Phone Warehouse, we sell many headsets compatible with RingCentral. Here are our choices for the top headsets for RingCentral Phone:
- Jabra Evolve 30 II UC Mono USB & 3.5mm Headset
- Jabra Evolve 40 UC Mono USM & 3.5mm Headset
- Jabra Evolve 75 UC Stereo Bluetooth Headset
- Plantronics Blackwire 5210 Mono USB & 3.5mm Headset
- Plantronics Blackwire 725 Stereo USB Headset
- Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Jabra Evolve 30 II UC Mono USB Headset
Jabra Evolve 30 II is a plug-and-play entry-level headset that makes using RingCentral Phone simple. It’s a wired plug-and-play headset that connects using USB or 3.5mm. The cable from the headset ends in a 3.5mm plug, which plugs into a compact control unit, and the cable from the control unit has a USB plug. This means you can connect the same headset to almost any computer and most smartphone. It comes in mono or stereo.
What else do you get with the Evolve 30 II?
Wideband Audio. The headphone speaker and noise-cancelling microphone give you wideband audio.
PeakStop Technology. Jabra PeakStop technology protects your ears from sudden loud noises.
Inline Call Controls. Intuitive and right where you need them, they let you answer or end RingCentral calls, adjust volume, and mute the microphone.
Jabra Evolve 40 UC Mono Headset
Jabra Evolve 40 gives you the features of the Evolve 30 II with valuable extra features, all at an attractive price-point. You get the same flexible USB or 3.5mm connectivity using a control unit. There are models with either standard USB-A or USB-C for devices like newer Android phones or MacBooks. It also comes in mono or stereo.
Evolve 40 has been engineered to improve efficiency and productivity. How? Here are some of the ways.
Hi-Fi Audio. Evolve 40 gives you professional wideband audio from speaker and microphone. You can set the headset to music mode for even better hi-fi audio when listening to music.
Busylight. The headphone has a built-in busylight, which lights up when you’re on a call and act as a “do not disturb” signal to decrease interruptions.
Intelligent Call Transfer. Evolve 40 lets you easily transfer calls to your smartphone using the 3.5mm plug.
Noise Cancellation. The padded headphone and directional microphone provide passive noise cancellation to keep your conversation clear from distraction.
Microphone Boom. The adjustable microphone boom and the over-the-head band have magnets that keep the boom up and out of the way when you’re not on a call.
All-Day Comfort. A soft leatherette headphone pad means you can wear the headset all day long and never get tired of it.
Jabra Evolve 75 UC Duo Wireless Headset
Jabra Evolve 75 is an elite wireless headset designed for the open office, perfect for a cloud-based phone system like RingCentral. Evolve 75 uses Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to your devices with a wander range of up to 100ft. You get all the features of the Evolve 30 II and Evolve 40, plus premium features for a luxurious headset experience.
What are those features?
Active Noise Cancellation. Evolve 75 offers active noise cancellation using advanced microphones to give you superior audio quality.
Listen-In. Press the left ear cup to enable the listen-in feature, so you can hear what’s happening in the office without taking off your headset.
Dual Bluetooth Connectivity. You can connect the headset to two Bluetooth devices simultaneously.
USB Dongle. If you want to connect to a computer, you can use the compact USB-A dongle that comes pre-paired with your headset.
All-Day Battery Life. Evolve 75 offers up to 15 hours of talk time and charges fully in just 2.5 hours.
Plantronics Blackwire 5210 USB & 3.5mm Corded Mono Headset
Plantronics Blackwire 5210 is a classy mid-level wired headset that is compatible with RingCentral. It offers USB-A or USB-C connectivity, as well as 3.5mm audio using a compact inline control that you plug into. The Blackwire 5200 Series features Blackwire 5210 with monaural audio or Blackwire 5220 with stereo. The cushioned metal headband and leatherette earpads make the headset durable and comfortable.
What features does Blackwire 5210 offer?
Intuitive Control. Some workers are nervous to abandon the familiar deskphone. The intuitive inline controls of the Blackwire 5210 make using RingCentral as easy as a deskphone.
Digital Signal Processing. Plantronics improves the audio quality of your calls using enhanced digital signal processing.
Dynamic EQ. The headset automatically optimizes the audio quality for your voice or for media playback.
Plantronics SoundGuard DIGITAL. Plantronics SoundGuard technology protects your ears against loud sounds.
Passive Noise Cancellation. The over-the-ear, padded ear cushions and finely tuned directional microphone keep your conversations free from distractions.
Plantronics Blackwire 725 USB Headset
Plantronics Blackwire 725 is a plug-and-play stereo headset with hi-fi audio performance. It connects using USB-A (the common USB type) and has intuitive inline controls. Perfect for RingCentral Phone, Blackwire 725 gives you the advanced technology of Blackwire 5210, including SoundGuard and Dynamic EQ, with additional business-class features.
Smart Sensor Technology. Answer calls simply by putting on the headset.
Smart Call Transfer. It automatically routes audio from your mobile device to the headset when you put on the headset.
Active Noise Cancellation. Blackwire 725 cancels low frequency noise by reversing sound waves, minimizing ambient noise on your calls.
Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Stereo Bluetooth Headset
Plantronics Voyager 8200 is a stylish Bluetooth headset that comes in white or black. A stereo wireless headset with super-comfortable over-the-ear headphones, Voyager 8200 works as well in the open office as it does on an airplane flight. Give yourself an elite experience on your RingCentral phone calls!
What more does Voyager 8200 offer?
Boomless Design. You no longer have to worry about having the microphone placed in front of your mouth to get professional audio quality.
Bluetooth Connectivity. With Voyager 8200, you get almost 100ft in wander range using Bluetooth without worrying about any cables.
Multi-Device Connectivity. You can connect to more than one device at the same time and seamlessly switch between them as your work demands.
Dual-Mode Active Noise Cancellation. Not only do you get professional noise cancellation, but you can select the most natural level for your current environment.
Plantronics Signature Audio. The sound-isolating design and powerful speakers providing a high-resolution audio experience.
Dynamic Mute Alert. The headset senses when you’re talking and mute is on.
On-Ear Call Controls. The call control buttons are integrated into the earcups to make wireless call control simple.
OpenMic Button. Hear what’s happening around you with just the press of a button.
All-Day Battery Life. Get up to a full day (24 hours) on a single charge, and not only for calls, but also music or movies.
Where should I go from here?
For more ideas, visit our RingCentral compatible headsets page, which has an extensive selection of professional headsets to use with RingCentral Phone, including wired and wireless options, from entry-level or contact center headsets to luxurious, executive headsets.
Give us a call!
If you want more info or have questions, our friendly, knowledgeable staff are happy to help! Call IP Phone Warehouse at (888) 201-9056.