Choosing a headset for Zendesk Talk


  • Fernando Pimenta

    Hi Laura,

    I tested many headsets to some call center companies. As you, I tested Logitech, Microsoft and Plantronics.

    After some tests and feedbacks from users, the big champion was the Plantronics (both wired and wireless).

    Plantronics 300 Series is designed for intense use. Good durability, design and clear sound.

    I have a Backwire C310 for my remote support. Very good performance.

    I don't know if you've done it, but about the environment noise reduction, note that you can cancel the input sound captured from internal Mic as below (System preferences > Sound > Input):

    Additionally, you can configure the output volume fro your Plantronics Headset:

    Well, this is my experience with headsets for a large support team.
    Good luck with your choices!

  • Jose Virgilio Paras

    This is interesting Laura, I hope we'll be able to find a unit for the Manila support team as well. I'll check and see what would be the people's choice :)

  • Brad Harris

    This is great Laura, thank you.

    We will be rolling out Zendesk Talk in the next couple weeks to 10-12 agents. I like the idea that we can use regular headphones with a microphone to facilitate calls and use the same units to test audio on our cameras/footage for troubleshooting with customers.  One of the options that I really liked were the Skullcandy Grind Wireless, though, they are bluetooth but have an AUX wired cable option as well.  I know in the Best Practices article, bluetooth is not recommended... BUT, have you or your teams had any personal experience with bluetooth headsets and whether or not if the cons do outweigh the pros...?

  • Darwin Vasquez

    @jose: Hi, Jose. I'm interested to know what unit have you found most favorable location-wise. Have you figured this out yet?

  • Jose Virgilio Paras

    @darwin, Sorry to get back very late. Honestly, we had some difficulty to find a good headphone to use. We did settle for Apple earpods, as from the feedback we got from our colleagues, quality is good and convenient for them as well. But the earpods has no fancy stuffs like noise cancelation. So calls are usually taken from meeting rooms. 

  • Lars Ravnholdt Frederiksen


    Is there any headsets on the market for PC's that supports the function where you can pick up the call from the headsets buttons ??

    // Lars


  • Lisa Siragusa

    I am interested to know if anyone has found a good corded USB headset that has inline controls (answer/end, volume, mute) where you have been able to sucessfully use all the buttons (especially answer/end)?

  • Ksoehner

    Our call center is not a continuous flow of calls to take and we are seeing agents miss calls. Does anyone use a solution that allows for a headset to be connected but allow easy toggle between audio to the headset vs audio to alternate speaker so the ring alert can be heard without the headset on?

  • Brett - Community Manager

    Hi Ksoehner,

    I'm not aware of a way to configure this other than adjusting your audio settings directly within your computer. There are various instructions on how to enable this online depending on your operating system (Mac/Windows).

    Hopefully, others can jump in here and offer up some alternative solutions if one exists.


  • Greg Montgomery

    We have the same situation as Ksoehner - we don't take constant calls rather we take maybe 5 calls a day.  So people take off the headset and put it on the desk.  Has anyone found a headset that can ring out loud, so we hear the call coming in if we aren't wearing the headset?

  • Brett - Community Manager

    Hey Greg,

    Are these agents still working on their computer when they remove their headset? If so, by default Talk should have browser notifications enabled if you're using Firefox or Chrome. Would that help with notifying agents when they're not wearing their headset?

    Additionally, if agents aren't by their computer, they can set up agent forwarding so calls get directed to their desk phone or mobile device. See Setting up your browser or phone for calls for more information.

    Hope this helps!

  • Sebastian Jensen

    Hi guys


    Could someone confirm whether Jabra Engage 75 headset works with Zendesk Talk?

    Thank you in advance.




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