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Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset

Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset

Item: 609741    Model: 100-55300000-02

Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset
3.5stars
( 166 reviews)
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  • 4' cord length
  • Behind-the-ear headset
  • Boom microphone for optimal voice pick-up
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset
 
3.4

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (27)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great reception (105)
  • Durable (71)
  • Simple controls (71)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

  • Bad reception / weak antenna (23)
  • Not durable (16)
  • Complicated controls (9)

Best Uses

  • Long talks (64)
  • Telecommuting (53)
  • Conference calls (31)
  • High volume (24)
  • Multiple lines (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (66), Professional (53), Tech savvy (53), Technically challenged (10), Gearhead (8)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (74), Personal (72)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (104)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Very Good

I purchased this device for my father, who is a sales rep and truck driver for a potato chip company. He really needs the freedom to use his hands without having to hold a...Read complete review

I purchased this device for my father, who is a sales rep and truck driver for a potato chip company. He really needs the freedom to use his hands without having to hold a phone. This product seemed the best choice for the following reasons:1. Value - It was[$] and was well made.2. Easy to Use - Having the Send/End button on the actual headset enables him to stuff the cord in his shirt so it can't snag things with it but still has access to the buttons unlike headsets with the mic on the cord.3. Corded - He preferred corded for two reasons. One, no need to worry about battery life. Two, no need to worry about radioactive waves going into the brain. Unlike bluetooth headsets which give off radiowaves just like a cell phone, corded headsets do not act as a transmitter so its safer.(I don't worry about such things but at his age he worries about everything.)I only have two problems with the device and they are minor. One, a very small mute switch. Two, effective noise cancellation. This may seem like a good thing, because a sensitive microphone in order to be practical must filter out the backround noise. But my father is not a loud individual, and since the mic is not a long boom mic, he can't simply speak at a comfortable tone. He has to be reminded by persons on the other line to constantly speak up. The side effect has been that even when he is not on the phone, he stills shouts for no good reason. Thanks Jabra! Overall an excellent product despite some minor issues.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Not so hot

I was excited about this product when I bought it. The earpiece was wonderfully comfortable. However, the microphone was useful only if I was in a quiet location. Road noise, wind, or...Read complete review

I was excited about this product when I bought it. The earpiece was wonderfully comfortable. However, the microphone was useful only if I was in a quiet location. Road noise, wind, or any background noise garbled what I was saying, and my voice was unintelligible to the other person.

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5.0

#1 headset

By Macalouch

from Phila, pa

Verified Buyer
This customer has verified themselves with Facebook and written 3-5 reviews

Comments about Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset:

I prefer using the wired variety of headset vs Bluetooth. This has better sound, clarity and people I'm taking to don't complain of noise and interference.

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4.0

Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset

By whirleybird928

from New York, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset:

It works! Foam mouthpiece comes off a little too easily, but it does its job.

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5.0

Perfect if reliability is a must

By DaleI

from Plantsville, CT

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset:

I needed a headset that I can rely upon without running out of a charge as a bluetooth device would. This is a reliable solution for good sound and consistent performance.

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2.0

Jabra Wave C500

By steve

from Linwood, NJ

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Intern level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset:

Product does not provide clear clarity and had to switch to hand set most of the time. Bought as i had neck surgery and can not hold phone on shoulder to talk
Returned item and I LOST MY COUPON $20.00

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3.0

Voice transmission issue

By StaplesBuyer

from U.S.A.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Jabra Wave C500 Corded Headset:

Product fits well in the ear although if you want to change ears during a conversation, you need to swivel the earbud 180 degrees because it is not round in shape. Voices are easily heard in the earpiece.

The problem with this headset is that listeners say my voice sounds faint. I removed the foam 'wind sock' at the end of the microphone, but that did not seem to make any difference. Since there is no volume control on the cord, there is no way to increase speaking volume.

The microphone boom is short (nice, in that it does not get near the mouth) but this might contribute to not picking up my voice very well. The headset I was using before had a lengthier boom microphone so it was close to my mouth, and the boom's position could be adjusted.

I may end up returning this headset.

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