On 27/07/2021 11:56, Anthony R. Gold wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jul 2021 03:23:04 -0700 (PDT), "notya...@gmail.com
>> Several of the Siemens Gigaset handsets take a 2.5mm jack headset (formerly common for mobiles and £1), as do my old BT Converse 2025 phones, in fact I might have a spare one if you care to make an offer.
> I tried to use the jacks in C610H handsets and found serious problems. The
> jack contacts appear not to be gold plated, or inadequately so, with the
> result that any connections were flakey. And also the jacks themselves are
> deeply recessed into the handsets in such a way that the plugs on many of
> the headsets could not be completely inserted. In theory the jacks are a
> nice feature but in practise I ended up tipping all of the Plantronics and
> other brands of headsets I bought for that purpose into the waste bin.
I went down that path and also had problems with the jacks. Eventually I
bought a BlueTooth headset that pairs with the Gigaset (510H) handset.
Something like this (looks a bit newer than my version):
I highly recommend it.
I did try other BlueTooth headsets but the boom mic seems to make me
much clearer to people at the other end.