Why would you want to consider an on-ear headset over one that’s worn over the head?
- On-ear headsets don’t mess up your hair.
- On-ear headsets don’t have that “super size me” look of a headband headset.
- On-ear headsets don’t encourage headaches.
- On-ear headsets are discreet and lightweight.
That said, if your search for the perfect wireless headset has your eyeballs parked on the Plantronics CS540 and Plantronics CS530, which would be the better choice?
Below are some points that you can consider in helping you with your decision. Up front, you should know that both headsets are excellent, but there are differences. Let’s have a closer look to see what makes them similar and what makes them uniquely different.
CS540 – Up to 350 feet – CS530 – Up to 350 feet
CS540 – Up to 7 hours – CS530 Up to 6 hours
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CS540 – Yes, included – CS530 – No headband option available, on-ear wearing only
CS540 – Yes, connect to computer with optional APU-75 cable – CS530 – Yes with cable
CS540 – Yes, up to a total of 4 attendees – CS530 – Yes, up to a total of 4 attendees
CS540 – Yes, about $30.00 to replace – CS530 – No, you’re required to replace the headset top when the battery won’t hold a charge. Approximate cost $160.00.
CS540 – Yes, standard – CS530 – Yes, standard
CS540 – Yes, with optional Lifter or EHS Cable – CS530 – Yes, with optional Lifter or EHS Cable
CS540 – Yes, both settings are standard – CS530 – Yes, both settings are standard
CS540 – 1 year – CS530 – 1 year
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CS540 – 3 hours – CS530 – 3 hours
CS540 – Hearing volume adjustment, speaking volume adjustment & mute
CS530 – Hearing volume adjustment, speaking volume adjustment & mute
CS540 – Yes, you can wear on either ear – CS530 – Yes, you can wear on either ear
CS540 – MSRP $319.95 – CS530 – $329.95 Merritt Communications offers both headsets for much less and even better pricing for refurbished models that carry a warranty same as new. We even have a trade-in program too.
As you can see, there are a number of areas where these two headsets are the same while other areas help to show their differences. The more popular model between these two headsets is the CS540. The reasons are likely due to it being the lightest wireless headset in the market as well as it coming with ear loops and a headband for dual wearing options.
Still, you might prefer the Plantronics CS530 wearing design as it too is very popular. Though it weighs slightly more than the CS540 model, the CS530 is also very light and comfortable to wear, even all day.
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