Bluetooth speakerphones are a source of joy, especially when you are young. It enables you to take calls, listen to your favorite jigs and so much more. But right now, the pace at which new speakerphones are being dumped in the market every day, it’s just ludicrous.
To save you from the trouble of going through all of them, we have picked the two most popular models for you -- Poly Calisto 3200 Speakerphones and Jabra Speak 510 Speakerphone. And in this blog, we will discuss which one is the best among the two and why.
Why Plantronics Calisto 3200 is so Popular
A high caliber speakerphone, Plantronics Calisto 3200 comes with an amazing 360-degree audio and microphones, simple touch-sensitive controls, visual indicators, and simple plug-and-play design. Poly Calisto 3200 software comes with a touch-sensitive control and compatible Kensington lock for added security. Poly Calisto 3200 with USB comes with features such as portability, easy connectivity, and easiness of application.
Why Jabra Speak 510 Speakerphone is Worth Considering
Jabra Speak speakerphones have gained popularity for providing hi-quality audio for small conference rooms, huddle rooms, and individual use. The Plug and Play speakerphones provide a 10 watt output power, an omnidirectional microphone, +70dB signal to noise ratio and other connectivity features. Jabra phone speaker offers up to 15 hours of talk time, over 200 days of standby time, in approximately 2 hours of charging time.
Plantronics Calisto 3200 Vs Jabra Speak 510: A Quick Review
|Features||Plantronics Calisto 3200||Jabra 510 Speakerphones|
|Peak output power||25 watts||10 watts|
|Dedicated Microsoft Teams Button||Yes||NA|
|Support For Skype for Business||NA||Yes|
|Voice Alerts||Multi-language voice alerts||NA|
|Languages supported||Supports 16 languages||English only|
|USB Dongle Included||Yes||Yes|
|Application support||Plantronics Hub and Plantronics Manager Pro||NA|
|Bluetooth range||1 meter||Up to 30 meters|
|Ideal for||Enterprise professionals working from home office or remote location||Best regarded for large conferences|
Plantronics Calisto 3200 & Jabra Speak 510: Who Wins in The Poly Vs Jabra Battle
Now let’s go a little deeper as to how Poly Calisto 3200 and Jabra speakers are different from each other and which one is better in a particular area. The areas based on how we adjudge Poly Calisto 3200 speakerphone and Jabra Speak 510, are:
Poly Vs Jabra Bluetooth Speaker: Application Support
Plantronics Calisto 3200 supports Plantronics Hub App that allows the speaker to go into mute mode when it doesn’t hear anyone talking for a long time. The App also silences background noise. The Plantronics Manager Pro with Poly Calisto 3200 helps you with IT troubleshooting and fixes remote issues to manage deployment and inventory effectively. Jabra Bluetooth speaker on the other hand, doesn’t support any such applications that can facilitate some extra services.
Winner: With added application support, Plantronics Calisto 3200 wins this round over Jabra speaker with microphone.
Plantronics Vs Jabra Speaker: Battery Life
As you can see in the above table, Poly Calisto 3200 speakerphone offers a talk time of up to 30 hours, which is the maximum amongst several of its contemporaries. The long battery life ensures that you get through most of your tiring days without having to charge it for the second time. As oppose to Plantronics, the Jabra 510 speakerphones come with a 15 hours battery life, which is half of Calisto 3200.
Winner: More than 30 hours of battery life makes Poly Calisto 3200 speakerphones the winner of this round over Jabra speakers.
Plantronics Calisto 3200 Vs Jabra Speak 510: Bluetooth Range
As far as Bluetooth range is concerned, Poly Calisto 3200 software has a connectivity range of 1 meter, which is way lesser than its competition, Jabra 520 speakerphone that boasts a connectivity range of 30 meters. All you need to do is connect your PC, smartphone, or tablet with it and it can replace the silent moments of your life with sound. Its distinguish connectivity range gives a crystal clear sound quality to the user.
Winner: A 30-meter range of Bluetooth connectivity makes Jabra 510 speakerphone ace this round over Poly Calisto 3200 speakerphones.
Poly Vs Jabra Speak 510: Usage
For usage, Plantronics Calisto is ideal for enterprise professionals, corporates, or people working from home office or remote location. On the other hand, the Jabra 520 speakerphone is useful for large conferences. So even if your business requires you to attend long-format conferences, than Calisto 3200 is the right choice for you.
Winner: Featuring a 30 hours of battery life, Plantronics Calisto wins this round.
Plantronics Calisto 3200 Vs Jabra 510: Pricing
Poly Calisto 3200 price in India is ₹7,000 at Techjockey. The Jabra 510 speaker phone has been priced at ₹14,999, which is way above for almost the same set of features and application. Had the pricing been kept in the same range of Poly Calisto 3200, it would have been still better.
Winner: Comes at a reasonable price Plantronics Calisto 3200 wins the round clearly.
Plantronics Calisto 3200 & Jabra Speak 510: The Verdict
After looking at each one of their pros and cons, it is safe to assume that Jabra conference speaker is way more overpriced as opposed to Plantronics Calisto 3200. This is not only dependent on how the price gap between the two is double, but because of a variety of things where Poly Calisto 3200 naturally comes out as a better choice.