Plantronics Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset

Plantronics Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset

Plantronics Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset

B&H # PL8886101 MFR # 88861-01
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Product Highlights

  • Smart Sensor Technology
  • In-Line Volume Control
  • Dynamic EQ Feature
  • One-Touch Call
  • PC Wideband Audio
  • Color LED Status Lights
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
  • PC and Mac via USB
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The Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset from Plantronics easily and intuitively juggles PC calls and multi-media using audio alerts to manage connection, mute, and volume status. Soft leatherette ear cushions and a lightweight headband mean all-day comfort and a secure fit. Features ear cushions that fold flat, and includes a carrying case for easy storage and portability.

Smart Sensor technology lets you answer a call by simply putting on the headset
Dynamic EQ automatically adjusts audio settings between voice calls and music
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides natural voice sound
Leatherette ear cushions and a lightweight headband mean all-day comfort and a secure fit. Features ear cushions that fold flat, and includes a carrying case for easy storage and portability
Offering PC Wideband Audio, noise-canceling microphone, and Hi-Fi stereo sound, the C520 provides a memorable audio experience - making it ideal for conference calls, webinars, listening to music and other multi-media options. The Dynamic EQ feature optimizes your voice quality when on calls and automatically adjusts the EQ settings when you're listening to music or multi-media
In-line indicator lights and user friendly audio alerts the user to connection, mute, and volume status
One-touch call answer/end, vol +/-, and mute
UC Standard version built for UC applications and softphones from Avaya, Cisco, and Skype
With Plantronics Spokes software you get the added value of:
Call control across multiple softphones
Headset control panel allows for customization of settings, including call notification, and related options
UC presence automatically updated when on a call
UPC: 017229140295
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Plantronics Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Plantronics 88861-01 specs

    Headset Features Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Hearing Protection, Noise Cancellation
    Microphone Frequency Response 100 Hz to 8000 Hz
    Earpiece Design On-Ear
    Listening Mode Binaural
    Speaker Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Host Connection 1 x USB Type-A
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.8 x 8.2 x 2.1"

    Plantronics 88861-01 reviews

    Blackwire C520 USB Corded Headset is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great for Office Work Sound quality for phone is great, but for doubling as stereo headphones, find another product with a microphone. Even ear buds with a mic are just as good. The only good is the microphone, which filters  additional noises. If it's for a phone, get the 1-sided Blackwire 510. If you want good sound, any home headset is better (including cheaper ear buds). These are uncomfortable if you want to use only 1 side. Also, too much pressure for a normal size head. 
    Date published: 2014-03-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound quality is great, headband is uncomfortable I have two of these, a 520 and a 700 series. I like the quality of the sound, it's great for music, webinars and calls. However, the headband seems to have been designed for Frankenstein. When stretched on, the top becomes flat and puts pressure on the top of my head. For all day wear, that can become painful, in spite of the padding.
    Date published: 2015-12-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great sound, small fit, awkward microphone place I like sound from Blackwire 500 headset but I am unable to work with them for periods longer than 30 minutes due to headband, with minimal padding, sitting uncomfortably on my head with both sides of headset extended to maximum. I cannot move entire headset higher up as it would mean that speakers sit on the upper and middle part of my ears. Another part of the design I find annoying is the microphone. It is located between headband and outside of the earpiece and in standard position when lowered it touches my cheek which would result in scratching noise if not adjusted. Once I adjust it to be further away, I cannot fold it back to vertical position without adjusting again as otherwise it would hit headband plastic This is minor inconvenience and might not be a bother for all users. I consider quality of used materials as very good.
    Date published: 2018-03-13
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good noise canceling, bad "voice injection." Pros: Great build quality, very quiet, good voice quality, eliminates background noise, cuts echos (assuming), comfy earpads, microphone conforms to your face (bendable). Adjustments for bass cut, mic enhancements (noisy room), loudness cut (people who both whisper and get really loud). Should be good for long calls (won't press and hurt your ears). Cons: They inject your voice into the speakers, which can not be adjusted or turned off. This throws you off a bit while talking. Not enough padding on top (or alternately) perfectly round on top. This puts more pressure on the top of your head, which is annoying. Missing advanced adjustments for music or movies like EQ, tonal, DSP effects (warm sound, dialog enhancements, stereo spatialization, treble boost). Also as with typical USB headsets, you can't adjust the sound quality like with analog headsets. So forget about using these for listening to music.
    Date published: 2014-09-02
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What happened..? What happened? If this is the successor to C420 Plantronics really messed up. Build quality has gone down, now cheaper plastic is used and it shows, even the metal parts have been replaced with cheap plastic. I'm on my 2nd pair in only 2 months. The old C420 lasted me 4(!) years. Sound quality is horrible in comparison. I'm not joking when i say these sound like a pair of really cheap iphone ear plugs, where as the c420's were excellent for talk and media consumption. I would even go as far as saying the C420s were close to Koss Porta Pro's after a few hours of burn in time. The C520 are absolutely horrible for any media consumption, forget music. The sound is flat and boring, no characteristics at all and the music disappears into a broken sounding screech. The comfort is also worse, these are more stiff and has a tighter angle which makes them press really hard on your head. The C420 were excellent in this regard and you could keep them on for 8 hours straight, I cant do 8 minutes in these. Ive used the C420 over 4 years until they broke, sadly the c420 is no longer made and I now have to stick with these. Im not exaggerating, i'm very disappointed in these "premium" headphones. Make the 420 again!
    Date published: 2015-11-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! We just purchased two of these headsets for new staff members and they both are impressed with these headsets. Easy to use, they do a great job in blocking out noise well on a call or listening to messages. Worth the investment.
    Date published: 2014-08-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent call quality and noise suppression! I bought primarily for Skype calls and this is an excellent fit. Sound is crystal clear and background noise suppression is excellent. can tailor the amount of suppression on the mic. If you want quality stereo headphones for music, get one purpose built for that. People, realize that most headsets for phone calls are tuned to enhance mid-range frequencies - not for music.
    Date published: 2018-02-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way too small and horrible sound quality Way too small for an adult head and horrible sound quality.
    Date published: 2017-10-20
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