5 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100
15 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Headset 500 Series

This wireless headset (562) allows me freedom from what was a more sedentary lifestyle with the wired headset. I have the freedom to get up, walk around and speak clearly and effectively without being strapped to my desk. Even with a standing desk, it is still nice to walk around my office as I am speaking sometimes. And the headset has a good range. It could always be longer but this one is really good. I can walk from my office to the break room without losing sound quality or clarity. Coffee refills are no problem with this headset. And people can clearly hear what I am saying which is nice. I hear others on conference calls who are barely understandable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

I find Polycom RealPresence to be useful when having one on one conversations in purpose built rooms for video conferencing. That is where the quality of the product shines. However, I dislike using Polycom Real Presence for any sort of content sharing because of the issues around resolution.If I need to share content of any kind, I prefer to use other teleconferencing solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Headset 500 Series

  • Comfort
  • Audio quality
  • Long-distance range of signal
Adam Eberhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Allows video conferencing with eagle eye view on the speaker
  • Crystal clear audio and video with zero lagging and freezing
  • Very fast connections to the conferences
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Headset 500 Series

  • Not very comfortable
  • Too expensive
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Back end setup isn't very intuitive.
  • Every now and then we get a delay when conferencing and using multiple features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Headset 500 Series

Cisco Headset 500 Series 6.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not had to engage with support, but based on past interactions, I imagine they would do well.
Adam Eberhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Headset 500 Series

The team evaluated several other headsets using a scorecard approach. All did well but we felt like the Cisco had the best overall sound quality and battery life. The others were close competitors, but the mobile app also helped push the Cisco product over the top. Also, the company has a good relationship with Cisco so that helps with our pricing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

Polycom RealPresence is really only the preferred teleconferencing solution when using a purpose built room for a scheduled face to face meeting. For ad hoc video meetings, Hangouts, Skype, and Slack all provide fewer friction points for average use cases. In fact, as Google accounts are nearly ubiquitous at this point, Hangouts has almost become the de facto standard for ad hoc video conferencing amongst our users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Headset 500 Series

  • Overall it was too expensive to support. So the ROI just was not there.
  • It did do its job, it maintained the calls with great voice and speakers.
Joshua Baever | TrustRadius Reviewer

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

  • Personally we have not gotten our money's worth, but this is not Polycom's fault, it is because users found it difficult to use.
  • As for me personally, I used it for video conferencing, but my job was to make sure that it was operational for video conferencing.
  • As stated earlier, even though I found it very easy to use, my users did not, and as such tended to video conference with other apps.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Headset 500 Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Polycom RealPresence Immersive Studio

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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