PLNHW540

HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset

Mono - Black - Wired - Over-the-head - Monaural - Supra-aural

Reg. Price $122.00

Our Price $118.74 Each

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Comfortable wideband for all-day use
Fits over head, over ear or behind head for pleasant positioning
Connects to your PC or phone with additional adapters (sold separately)
  • Additional Info
SKU
PLNHW540
Manufacturer
Plantronics, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number
HW540
Brand Name
Plantronics
Product Model
HW540
Product Type
Headset
Packaged Quantity
1 / Each
Color
Black
Form Factor
Supra-aural
Compatibility
  • PC
  • Phone
Recycled
No
Connectivity Technology
Wired
Features
Comfortable

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PlantronicsHW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset
 
3.2

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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    (3)

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    (1)

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    (4)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

encorepro 540

i've been using this headset for a few hours now. all I can say is WOW. I think they made this thing out of air, it's so light. the 3 in 1 design...Read complete review

i've been using this headset for a few hours now. all I can say is WOW. I think they made this thing out of air, it's so light. the 3 in 1 design offeres so many ways to use your headset. the mic is top notch as well, it's small, and keeps background noise down.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Uncomfortable and poor sound quality Tx and Rx

The headset comes with 3 different headset options, over-head, behind-head, over-ear. The over-ear adapter has the headset flopping around; the behind-head adapter has no adjustment; and the over-the head adapter is just...Read complete review

The headset comes with 3 different headset options, over-head, behind-head, over-ear. The over-ear adapter has the headset flopping around; the behind-head adapter has no adjustment; and the over-the head adapter is just uncomfortable, though light weight. The speaker part is too large to be an in-ear design and too small for sitting on your ear. The cord is very short (<3ft from earpiece to connector) allowing very little movement without pulling something off your desk. As for the sound quality, I've used many different headsets over the years, including those by Plantronics, Jabra, and GN Netcom in various models. The sound quality for the Plantronics ones are by far the worst overall, particularly this one.

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5.0

Great and inexpensive compared to the wireless!

By DINK

from New York, NY, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

I purchased this for the company as a wireless standard and it has clear audio and works well in our environment.

 
1.0

Not for Me

By Ella

from North Carolina, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

The headset does not fit properly; neither the behind the ear, over the head or the behind the neck. Each design forces the mouthpiece in an awkward fit from your mouth. I cannot get either style to adjust properly. The over the ear is the worst fit. Customers were unable to hear me and I'm certain its the placement of the mouthpiece.

 
1.0

Uncomfortable and poor sound quality Tx and Rx

By TAB2

from Ohio

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

The headset comes with 3 different headset options, over-head, behind-head, over-ear. The over-ear adapter has the headset flopping around; the behind-head adapter has no adjustment; and the over-the head adapter is just uncomfortable, though light weight. The speaker part is too large to be an in-ear design and too small for sitting on your ear. The cord is very short (<3ft from earpiece to connector) allowing very little movement without pulling something off your desk. As for the sound quality, I've used many different headsets over the years, including those by Plantronics, Jabra, and GN Netcom in various models. The sound quality for the Plantronics ones are by far the worst overall, particularly this one.

 
4.0

EncorePro HW540 & AP15

By Shar

from Sturbridge, MA, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

I received the headset & AP15 adaptor in a timely manner. I love the clarity of the headset, however I don't like the fit of any of the (3) headsets they all seem to large, but I am making them work. It was easy to set up and I love having my hands free!! Overall a great product.

 
5.0

Comfortable All day use - High Quality Sound

By George65

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

I bought this a year ago and have used it everyday. I talk on the phone all day as a telesales person. I tried all of the wearable options, over the ear, behind the neck, and headset. They were all comfortable, but I settled on the traditional headset after a few months of experimenting. It is so lightweight that I barely know I am wearing it. The sound quality is what you would expect from Plantronics, excellent! A few days ago my granddaughters came to visit (I work from home) and they got a little loud in the adjacent room. I had forgotten to close the office door before starting a conference call. While I could hear the noise, no one else could. The noise cancelation eliminated all of the background noise. You need to buy a cable to go from the Quick Disconnect (QD) connector to the phone you intend to use. I use my iphone. My only concern is that I have had to replace the cable from the QD to the iphone. However since I use this so much and connect and disconnect from my iphone multiple times each day, I figure i just wore it out. However the wire from the Hw540 to the QD has never given me any problems. I started out using my Plantronics Bluetooth behind the ear device. However I didi not want to have a radio transmitter next to my head for 40+ hours each week. i am very satisfied with HW540 and would highly recommend it to anyone wishing to have a wired headset.

 
2.0

Comfort is not all the way there

By Jmarie

from United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

Just got this headset thru my employer. First: headset that I got was not working properly. Second: The sound quality is horrible So I had requested for a replacement and requires the customer to pay for shipping to send the defective device back.

 
5.0

Versatile!

By BGcallcenter

from Austin, TX, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

the option to have head, neck, or earpiece sets this apart from the others. Instead of buing a mix of headset types for my call center, I can simply order this one product nad give everyone the choice. The sound is great, too.

 
4.0

Love the convenience!

By sleepyD

from Muskogee, OK, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

Love that you can wear this headset 3 different ways! I am on the phone with insurance companies for long periods of time and this headset is a great time saver.

(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

not compatible

By MNSMUSA

from Miami, FL, United States

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

I cannot rate the product be I just received because the headset it's not compatible with the phone (Polycom VVX400) even if in the website is indicated as compatible. The headphone jack is not compatible with the pone port. Was I supposed to purchase also an adaptator ? or it was supposed to cam in the box with the headset?
Thanks

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Good

By Tom7138

from CT, United States

Verified Buyer

Comments about Plantronics HW540 EncorePro Convertible Headset:

We use these at our 911 center and they work well.

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