Hands on with the Sennheiser SC 660 USB ML and Presence UC ML Bluetooth headsets

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Sennheiser is one of the world's most iconic audio firms and is rightly renowned for its consumer-facing headphones. However, the German company also offers a range of top-quality business headsets, and we recently had the chance to get hands-on with some of its latest products.

In fact, we'll soon be offering our loyal readers a chance to win a free pair of these devices, which are the USB-based Sennheiser SC 660 USB ML and the Bluetooth Presence UC ML.

Regularly retailing for £140, the SC 660 USB ML is a premium dual-side USB headset that is optimised for Microsoft Lync. Designed for office professionals, the SC 660 packs HD audio and is physically rather impressive, featuring a 90 degree turnable speaker housing, an extendable headband, cushy leatherette earpads, and slick stainless steel hinges for strength and durability. Elsewhere, an ergonomic call control unit allows for easy call handling and volume control, and Kevlar reinforced cabling.

For its part, the Presence UC ML is a premium Bluetooth headset designed to meets the needs of mobile workers demanding clear communication standards both inside and out of the office. Fully compatible with all UC platforms and normally selling for around £100, the Presence UC ML is also optimised for Microsoft Lync.

A multi-compatible device that allows users to switch easily between softphone and mobile calls, the Presence UC ML offers HD audio, up to 10 hours of talk time per charge, and all the benefits of wireless connectivity. Calls are answered simply by sliding open the boom arm, and the Presence UC ML also features Sennheiser's patented WindSafe technology to reduce wind-based interface in outdoor environments. Coming with a stylish carrying case for enhanced portability, the device also comes bundled with a USB car charger.

To learn more, check out feature on how business headsets could be the answer to BYOD fears.