Google Voice by Google Workspace leverages the vast intelligence and cloud infrastructure of Google to power your business telephony.
Like every Google service, it works seamlessly across devices, giving your business a professional experience from everywhere. It integrates with other Google apps, including Google Calendar and Google Meet, simplifying your workflow. It’s also incredibly scalable. For all these reasons — and many more — Google Voice by Google Workspace is an increasingly popular choice.
And with popularity comes demand: office workers require office headsets. What headsets work with Google Voice by Google Workspace?
Well, we’re going to get into that in a second. But before we do, we need to put a couple things straight.
What’s the difference between “Google Voice by Google Workspace” and “Google Voice”?
“Google Voice by Google Workspace” isn’t the same thing as “Google Voice.” Google Voice by Google Workspace is a subscription cloud phone service for business. Google Voice is a free phone service for personal use. Phones and headsets that work with “Google Voice by Google Workspace” don’t necessarily work with just “Google Voice.” Yes, we know it’s confusing.
One more thing: “Google Workspace” is the rebranded name for what used to be called “G Suite.” If you see “Google Voice by G Suite,” that now refers to “Google Voice by Google Workspace.” They don’t make it easy for us!
And now back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Best office headsets for Google Voice by Google Workspace
Google works with Poly to provide headsets that cover every common business situation. Office headsets come in a few flavors: wired/wireless, mono/stereo and so on. If you want a complete breakdown of what to look for in office headsets, check out our clear and comprehensive Headsets Buyer’s Guide.
What we’re going to do here is describe a few common scenarios and give you our expert recommendation of what Poly certified headset for Google Voice by Google Workspace works best for that scenario. Let’s go!
If you want a Google Voice by Google Workspace headset for hybrid workers who travel between the office and home…
…you should get Poly Voyager 5200 UC.
Hybrid workers are an increasingly common part of the workforce. By hybrid worker, we mean someone who works in multiple places, both at home and in the office, as part of their weekly schedule.
Portable headsets are incredibly useful for hybrid workers because then they only need one device for all their communications. Voyager 5200 UC is as portable as you want: a lightweight, over-the-ear Bluetooth headset with six layers of WindSmart technology to keep your sound clean. It comes with a carrying case that doubles as a charging case to keep your battery topped up when you’re in transit.
If you want an affordable Google Voice by Google Workspace headset for everyday work in the office…
…you should get Poly Blackwire 5220.
Blackwire 5220 is a plug-and-play USB headset that’s ergonomically designed for all-day comfort. The noise cancelling microphone and enhanced DSP reduce the effects of office noise on your conversations. Dynamic EQ optimizes sound quality based on use-case.
As a USB headset, Blackwire 5220 is compatible with an enormous range of services, including Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Even better, it also connects via 3.5 mm, so you have two ultra-compatible, plug-and-play options for using it.
If you want a Google Voice by Google Workspace headset for home workers…
…you should get Poly Voyager 4210 UC.
Home workers need simple solutions that. just. work. And that’s what Voyager 4210 UC is: a Bluetooth headset with an excellent speaker, excellent noise reducing microphones, excellent wireless connection and the flexibility to use it with any device as the need arises. Nothing more need be said!
If you want a Google Voice by Google Workspace headset with premium audio quality and active noise cancellation…
…you should get Poly Voyager 8200 UC.
This elite Bluetooth headset uses a boomless, four-microphone array plus dual-mode active noise cancellation for exceptional clarity when you talk. When you listen, you get hi-fi stereo audio with support for advanced Bluetooth protocols. The plush earphone pads not only provide all day comfort, but isolate sound for improved audio performance. It truly is an elite headset for Google Voice by Google Workspace!
If you want a wireless Google Voice by Google Workspace headset with unlimited battery life…
…you should get Poly Savi 8245 Office.
How can a wireless headset have unlimited battery life? Savi 8245 Office comes with an extra battery that you can swap with the one in the headset while you’re on a call. Just put the spent battery in the convenient charger on the headset cradle. No disruptions, ever.
Savi 8245 is an ultra-lightweight DECT headset for use in the office with your choice of wearing style: earhook, neckband or headband. It features Close Conversation Limiting background noise reduction.
Can you use a headset instead of a phone with Google Voice by Google Workspace?
Yes. Some people don’t want to bother with a physical desk phone. If you’re like that, then just use a headset with your computer, smartphone or tablet, no worries. Google Voice by Google Workspace emphasizes a cross-device workflow.
In particular, home workers and hybrid workers who work both in the office and at home appreciate not having to have a physical phone. At home, you don’t necessarily want to have an extra device on your desk if you can avoid it: maybe space is at a premium or maybe you have kids who like to get their hands on everything. If you’re a hybrid worker, do you want two phones, one for home and one for the office?
Many younger workers simply prefer not using a desk phone. After all, for them, a “phone” is a smartphone, not that thing on your desk.
Using a business-quality headset eliminates dilemmas like these.
What headsets work with Google Voice by Google Workspace?
Here’s a full list of Poly certified headsets for Google Voice by Google Workspace (current as of Dec 2021):
- Poly Blackwire 5220
- Poly Savi 8220
- Poly Savi 8240
- Poly Savi 8245
- Poly Voyager 4210 UC
- Poly Voyager 5200 UC
- Poly Voyager 6200 UC
- Poly Voyager 8200 UC
Beyond these guaranteed-compatible options, you can use USB headsets or Bluetooth headsets with your various devices. Note, however, that you might not get every feature like call control with one of these.