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Please suggest a GOOD Bluetooth Speaker for Conference Calls

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Please suggest a GOOD Bluetooth Speaker for Conference Calls

Now that I am working from home because of COVID 19, I am on several conference calls during the day. I am using my Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and while the speakerphone is loud, the sound is not very rich and can be annoying after a few hours. I do have a Plantronics Voyager 5200 Bluetooth Headset which is good when outdoors, but I don't want something stuck to my ear for hours on end. While I do have a bluetooth speaker now (Denon Envaya 200 https://usa.denon.com/us/product/portab ... ers/dsb200), it sounds great for music but does not have a speakerphone feature.

I am looking for a bluetooth speaker that is really good for conference calls. It looks like there are several models from Jabra (speak 510 and 710) that are designed for this purpose: https://www.jabra.ca/business/speakerph ... eak-series. There is also a model from Logitech that offers similar features (but perhaps no HD Voice): https://www.logitech.com/en-ca/product/ ... eakerphone.

I am just wondering what RFDers are using and can suggest?

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User660103 wrote: I am a fan of the calisto 7200 which is basically the same as the voxbox - https://www.plantronics.com/ca/en/product/calisto-7200

I also have a Jabra speak 510 that is not bad, but the calisto 7200 is certainly better, especially with multiple people in the room.
Just to give you some background, I am working from home in a small office so I won't need something for a large room with 4 to 6 people. Would the calisto 5300 suffice? https://www.plantronics.com/ca/en/product/calisto-5300
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hightech wrote: Just to give you some background, I am working from home in a small office so I won't need something for a large room with 4 to 6 people. Would the calisto 5300 suffice? https://www.plantronics.com/ca/en/product/calisto-5300
I have no first hand experience with the calisto 5300, I am guessing it is very similar to the jabra speak 510 but I am not sure. I would guess either would be good.
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We use the Jabras at work and they're pretty good. But probably overkill for 1 person at a desk.
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I just buy a like a sony bluetooth speaker from walmart or staples.

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/sony-srs-x ... 0199500142

this speaker I love it.
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User660103 wrote: I am a fan of the calisto 7200 which is basically the same as the voxbox - https://www.plantronics.com/ca/en/product/calisto-7200

I also have a Jabra speak 510 that is not bad, but the calisto 7200 is certainly better, especially with multiple people in the room.
A little pricey and or overkill for a work from home environment no? Especially if one is not going to be on calls 24/7.

Just curious.
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djemzine wrote: A little pricey and or overkill for a work from home environment no? Especially if one is not going to be on calls 24/7.

Just curious.
for myself i can submit expenses to my company.
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I can expense this as well for my company. It may be overkill as my desk and where I sit is pretty closeby.

In the picture, the silver stand is where the phone sits. I just wanted something with fuller sound as some people's voices remind me of that lady from the show The Nanny lol
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This is something I have to see where I can expense it. Certain things can be expensed. We went through an acquisition recently, so things may have changed. Perhaps in the $150 range may work but not in the $300 + range haha.
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