Sennheiser introduced the first wireless adaptive active noise cancelling (ANC) headset that is Skype for business certified in September 2016.
I was naturally scaptical when I recieved them, Sennheiser was bragging that these was the best business headset on the market right now. It´s not the first time I´ve heard this from a manufaturers so being a little sceptical can be a positive thing.
But that was untill I open the box, the feel of the headset is one of quality and sturdiness. To the touch it reminded me of any Bose headset quality wise. I also liked that the MB660 offers 30 hours of battery time, which is much better compared to Bose Quiet Comfort 35 battery life of 20 hours and Plantronic BackBeat Pro´s 24 hours.
After trying it for a week my conclusion is clear, it´s a great headset for the worker in the open plan offices. It flaunts a adaptive active noise cancelling (ANC), which basically means that the more noise around you the more does the ANC work. Even if the active noise cancelling is adaptive, my personal opinion is that it´s not the best on the market even at max ANC, but it works sufficiently in the office. Well worth noticing is that you can alter the ANC through Sennheisers mobile app CapTune.
The MB660 is a Unified Communication headset that is Skype for Business certified, it is sold with a USB dongle to connect with your laptop and has bluetooth to connect to cell phones. This makes the headset a tool for flexible collaboration in a fast and hectic environment.
The Sennheiser MB660 has a a fully integrated, three digital microphone array that works perfectly as long as you wear the headset the right way. The microphone has crystal clear sound when calling and non of the people i talked to ever had any comments or concerns regards the sound. The headset also uses the codec aptX for streaming audio, this results in stupendous audio quality for music and gaming. Again the Sennheiser app CapTune offers posibilities to customize the sound to how you want it.
Sennheiser has made the headset pretty much the same way as any other smart headset on the marked with a touch control in the right headphone. But it works well and is easy to use.
Wearing style: Headband
Impedance: Active 490 ohms / Passive 46 ohms
Frequency response (microphone): 150 – 6,800Hz
Frequency response (headphones): 17 – 23,000 Hz
Microphone: Digital MEMs microphone (3 microphones)
Sound pressure level (SPL): Max. 118 dB limited by ActiveGard®
Transducer principle: Dynamic, closed
Weight: 227 g / 8 oz
Charging time: Approx. 3 hours
Standby time: Up to 15 days
Range: Up to 25 m / 82 ft (device dependent)
Battery Specification: Up to 30 hours
Codecs: aptX, SBC, mSBC, CVSD, a-Law. u-Law
Connection: Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Audio cable with answer/end button (2.5 mm and 3.5 mm jack plugs), USB cable with micro-USB connector