Human interactions, true human interactions, are critical in getting business done. No surprise that technology has evolved and opened a completely different way of communicating, collaborating, and working today. This new way of working has its challenges. Noise and distractions are more prevalent as our work day revolves around transitioning from different spaces —the commute, airport lounge, coffee shop, customer sites, home office, office hot desk—the list goes on. What is the one thing all of these spaces have in common? Noise challenges!

Choose How You Sound

Blocking out sound to get your work done and focus is extremely important. However, just as important for true human interactions is how you sound to the person on the other end of the call. That loud background noise needs to be at a minimum and many people forget about this when on calls. You need to always sound your best – you must be heard clearly!

Superior audio performance, both what you hear and how others hear you, is at the center of all Poly audio solutions. It is so important that we did some testing.

To ensure that we had a fair test with the same conditions, we established a simulated noisy environment in an acoustic chamber.  Then we put the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC and the Jabra Evolve 65e through the same exercise and recorded how the microphone performed so we could measure what the people on the other end actually hear. The Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC prevented 30dB less background noise from being transmitted than the Jabra Evolve 65e.

What exactly does this mean to you? Here is the actual combined sound file – the first half is testing with the Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC and the second half is the Jabra Evolve 65e.  We realize that your performance will sound different depending on your environment, but our tests prove you’ll sound better on Plantronics’s Voyager 6200 UC.

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Testing performed by Poly in acoustic chamber under lab conditions; performance will vary depending on environment.

Choose Your Active Noise Canceling

Your ability to hear clearly, focus, and block out surrounding sound are also key to efficient human interactions. Active Noise Canceling (ANC) is a necessity in loud environments to help you focus on the task at hand. What exactly is ANC you ask? ANC is an acoustic technology developed to remove low frequency noise for the user, ultimately to tame unwanted sound.  Poly has adapted our ANC to target office noise or those similar sounds. Keep in mind, ANC is not about unnatural and excessive noise blocking, including your own voice, but about the right balance to provide true audio comfort for long calls. Poly’s ANC ensures you still talk at ‘normal’ volume levels and are not adding to the office noise. You want to be part of the solution, not part of the noise problem!

ANC provides multiple benefits, such as higher quality sound, and an amazing music listening experience. If you are in the zone, you want the audio world around you to be natural and accurate. No distractions allowed…

Human interactions are critical. Choose for yourself how you want to hear and be heard.

Want to learn more about Poly solutions?

Poly has recently launched a campaign focusing on the noise challenges employees face in today’s modern open plan workspaces. Our solutions are designed to ensure the best human experience despite the perils of the open office.