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Cisco IP Phone Headset Compatibility Guide

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Cisco IP Phone Headset Compatibility Guide

Posted by Drew Merritt on Dec 9, 2016 6:58:04 PM
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Choosing a Cisco IP phone headset that is compatible can sometimes be confusing with all the choices of headsets available. Whether you need a wired headset or wireless headset for your office, below is the Cisco phone models that Discover headsets are 100% compatible with. 

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Keep in mind, if you choose a wireless headset and you want the wireless freedom to answer/end calls from your headset, you'll need the DHL110 Handset Lifer or EHS cable depending on your phone.

In addition, if you choose a wired headset for your Cisco IP phone, you'll either need a headset amplifier or direct connect cable.

Compatible Cisco IP Phones with Discover headsets

  • Cisco 6900, 7800, 8800 series phones, 6921, 6941, 6945, 6961, 7821, 7841, 7861, 7931G, 7940, 7940G, 7941, 7941G, 7942G, 7945, 7945G, 7960, 7960G, 7961, 7961G, 7962, 7965G, 7970, 7970G, 7917G, 7975G, 7985G, 8811, 8841, 8845, 8851, 8861, 8865, 8941, 8945, 8945G, 8961, 9951 and 9971
  • Cisco SPA303, SPA501G, SPA502G, SPA504G, SPA508G, SPA509G, SPA512G, SPA514G, SPA525G, SPA525G2, SPA921, SPA922, SPA941, SPA942 and SPA9612

Now that you know the compatible Cisco IP Phones, you'll want to choose a wired or wireless headset option and you need to be aware of the accessories required.

Out of the box your Discover wireless headset will work with your Cisco IP Phone. But without the DHL110 Handset Lifter or an Electronics Hook Switch cable, you won't be able to answer or end calls from your headset. If you want the wireless freedom to answer calls while walking around and multi tasking in your office, one of these accessories is highly recommended!

Recommended wireless headset accessory for Cisco 7900 series phones

The Discover D625 EHS cable is highly recommended with your Discover D900 wireless headsets in order to enable remote call answering from your headset. Meaning you can step away from your Cisco IP phone and still answer/end calls from your headset anywhere from 350-1200 feet depending on the model you choose.

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For your Cisco SPA series, 8800, 8900 and 9900 series phones you'll need the DHL110 Handset Lifter for remote call answering (Follow our 4 tips for choosing a wireless Cisco IP phone headset). 

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Prefer a wired Cisco IP phone headset?

If your budget is tight but you want the benefits a headset offers to keep you handsfree for multi tasking and reducing shoulder, neck and back pain, then the Discover D711 wired headset wired headset is 100% compatible with your Cisco IP phones. In order to connect the Discover D711 headset into your Cisco phone, you'll need to add the D100 direct connect cable as well. 

Conclusion:

With many choices available, these headsets have been tested and are 100% compatible Cisco IP phone headsets. If you want to ensure compatiblity contact us today and we'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. 

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