Recently, the people from Plantronics
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the vendor Arel Communications and Software
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TMC University. The headset was bulky, but I had decided to use if
for the upcoming web conferencing demo that Arel was doing for us. Since
Arel was going to be our vendor of choice, we had to run through the
system a few times and learn about how it worked before we had our first
I used my DSP-400 and everyone was blown away by the clarity of my
voice. I had an associate of mine, Dave Rodriguez, on a call from the
same hotel using an analog Plantronics headset. Not one person had
bothered to comment on the quality of his sound. I was told repeatedly
how much of an improvement my sound was in comparison to his.
The people of Plantronics had told me that the headset would be an
excellent choice for listening to music, which I categorically dismissed
while smiling politely. As a former audiophile myself (if only there
were more time for various and sundry hobbies as such), I knew the
seriousness of headphones and I was an expert at selecting them. A great
audiophile just knows what a good headset is supposed to look like.
However, the headset in my possession looked funny, almost bizarre, and
there was a microphone sticking out of it. I learned one valuable
lesson: you should never judge a headset by its looks.
I am truly amazed by the sound quality of this device. It’s rather
mind-blowing how remarkable it is. There is absolutely no room for
disappointment when using the DSP-400. While the DSP-500 may have a
better bass response, the 400 is an excellent choice for the everyday
listener who wants incredible sounding music quality
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you to adjust the bass and treble and has a number of profiles for
various types of music, such as jazz and classical.
The Plantronics DSP-400 is a serious VoIP headset and doubles as an
dream. I highly recommend it.