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Best Telephone For Datacenters? 110 110

An anonymous reader writes "I've been struggling to find an effective wireless/cordless phone headset for use in high noise environments, such as a datacenter. I'd love to have something like the helicopter pilots or aircraft carrier deckmen wear, but that can hook up to a pots line (or Bluetooth to a workstation with Skype). Has anybody found a solution they like for datacenter applications?"
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Best Telephone For Datacenters?

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  • by 5pp000 (873881) * on Thursday June 10, 2010 @01:55PM (#32525722)

    I haven't actually tried it, but I have used other Etymotic products, and they generally work very well. Here's the page. [etymotic.com]

    I'm particularly fond of their hf2 stereo headset -- they sound great!

  • Re:Jawbone Bluetooth (Score:4, Interesting)

    by JerryLove (1158461) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @02:19PM (#32525964)

    But what about the other way? Hearing someone when I've got a lot of background noise. My problem with "in-the-ear" has been that, because the distance is so short and the driver so small, the rate of volume increase / decrease is sharp. In short, I quickly go from "can't hear you" to "too loud, but still can't understand".

  • Re:Jawbone Bluetooth (Score:3, Interesting)

    by tomz16 (992375) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @03:55PM (#32527198)

    But what about the other way? Hearing someone when I've got a lot of background noise. My problem with "in-the-ear" has been that, because the distance is so short and the driver so small, the rate of volume increase / decrease is sharp. In short, I quickly go from "can't hear you" to "too loud, but still can't understand".

    The jawbone does a bit of passive isolation in the ear it's inserted, provided you pick the right earpiece gel. It's plenty for use in a car, but I'm not sure if it will be enough for your particular application.

  • by Luckyo (1726890) on Thursday June 10, 2010 @06:25PM (#32529272)

    I can largely confirm various Peltors working beautifully. They're the stuff that officers leading the firing range used in the army too - though they used lower end stuff.

    And they're comfortable enough to sleep in. I used to sleep in pair of basic sound dampening peltors when 155mm cannons were shooting 50m away and I needed sleep. You can feel ground shaking a bit when they fire, but sound won't wake you up - dampening is that good. Your ears get a bit sweaty, and you'll feel them if you try to turn on the side, but they're comfortable enough to fall asleep on your back with.

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