This review is going to cover the “Sennheiser SC 75 USB MS Binaural UC Headset USB 3.5mm” (there is a serious product title) and the Sennheiser SD Pro 2 ML DECT Wireless Binaural Headset (a shorter title but still a mouthful).
The 75 is a wired (USB via an inline module adapter thingy). The SD Pro2 is a DECT wireless. Both have a place, and both are very nice units. Both are Binaural. I tend to run to binaural when at all possible due to my hearing loss. And music sounds way better. Two ears are better than one. Trust me.
But, wired v wireless is a big differentiator. For the center mass of your office workers, a wired headset will work just fine. But some people (like me) like the flexibility of the BT or DECT modality so they can walk and talk. I know several customers who routinely go to the server room and you would never know they are not at their desk. DECT has a range (projected/published) of 300 feet. Whether or not you get all of its range is problematical and depends on perfect conditions.
Coming out of the box the SC 75 is in two pieces – the cable that plugs into the inline module, and the overall headset. Pretty basic. However, that basic stuff is good. Plug it in and it works. Simple as that. SfB picked it right up and I was operational. Teams required that I tell Teams to use it. After that, seamless.
The SC 75 audio quality that is a solid 9.5 on the Tsoorad Goodness Scale. Build quality seems very nice. Materials are typical Sennheiser. No ANC, but that is a personal preference.
The SD Pro 2
Now this is my type of device. Wireless. DECT. Comfort. Great quality, both build and audio. ANC. A superior piece of gear. My SfB client loved it…it did not have to do anything but tell it to be the preferred device one time, and after that, all was golden. I suspect that the “one time” thing has to do with me having like 12 headsets currently going through testing.
Of the two, I spend most of my testing time with the SD Pro 2. It meets my personal needs better than the wired headset. Having said that, I need a travel headset also, and the SC 75 does meet that need. So, the bottom line is, you can’t go wrong with either!