Conference Phones Buying Guide: Our Recommendations

Working in a busy business environment, regular interactions with colleagues, clients or external partners is vital. However, it can be difficult to schedule time for face-to-face meetings. Fortunately, technological advances have made this a problem of the past. Audio conference phones provide a communication solution for companies of all sizes. They offer a time-saving alternative to traditional meetings. In turn, this increases cost effectiveness. Consequently, our experts have compiled a conference phones buying guide to best serve your business needs.

Polycom Soundstation Duo Conference PhonePolycom Soundstation Duo

The Polycom Soundstation Duo is a dual-mode conference phone, which means that it can operate using analogue and IP lines. The Soundstation provides fabulous sound quality and a large backlit display. Meanwhile, the ability to add expansion microphones demonstrates its versatility. Therefore, it is one of the finest products on the market. The combination of Polycom HD Voice technology with multi-language support and full-duplex audio make it a business essential.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Dual-mode conference phone – analogue and IP
  • Polycom HD Voice technology
  • Multi-language support
  • Expansion microphones allow calls with up to 20 participants

Konftel 300 Expandable Conference PhoneKonftel 300 Expandable Conference Phone

The Konftel 300 is one of the more versatile conference phone systems on the market. It can connect to an analogue phone line, a PC or a mobile phone. In addition, the device has three powerful omnidirectional microphones and OmniSound 2.0® technology. Equipped with an elegant design, the Konftel 300 is the perfect business solution for audio conferencing.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Expandable with additional microphones
  • Connectivity to analogue phones, PCs and mobiles
  • Uses OmniSound 2.0® technology
  • Record your meetings with an SD memory card

Polycom Soundstation IP 5000 PoE Conference PhonePolycom Soundstation IP 5000

The Polycom Soundstation IP 5000 offers unrivalled quality in professional conference calls. It is powered by PoE, but a mains power supply is also available (sold separately). HD Voice technology ensures crystal clear conversation, thus reducing fatigue and improving productivity. The 360° microphone allows everyone to be heard while speaking normally (up to 2m away). Additionally, the interactive LCD display provides a user-friendly interface.

Why you’ll love it:

  • HD Voice technology – increased productivity
  • Microphone pickup range of 2m
  • Power over Ethernet (also with option to add power supply)
  • Backlit LED display

Jabra Speak 510 Portable Bluetooth SpeakerphoneJabra SPEAK 510

Lastly, we have the Jabra Speak 510. This conference phone instantly turns any surrounding into a conference room. With Bluetooth connection and an easy setup, you can always stay in touch whilst working. Don´t worry about your battery running out midway through a call, as the Speak 510 provides up to 15 hours of talk time. Not to mention, the Speak 510 comes with an omnidirectional microphone. What´s more, it features Bluetooth Class 1 technology, which provides a range of up to 100m. Hence, the Jabra Speak 510 is a clear leader in the portable audio conferencing market.

Why you’ll love it:

  • Portable: compact and comes with carry case
  • Plug and Play USB installation
  • Crystal clear sound – incorporates DSP
  • Bluetooth Class 1 connectivity

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