Four microphones in an omnidirectional configuration make the eMeet M0 suitable for groups of up to 10 people. It’s compatible with Skype as well as most VoIP clients and offers acceptable sound quality at a relatively low price.
- Echo cancellation
- Active noise reduction
- Not particularly loud
Phoenix Spider MT503
If you’re outfitting a large boardroom with a professional-quality communications system, the unassuming Phoenix Spider MT503 may be just what you need. You can daisy-chain up to 15 units and their powerful beamforming technology means everyone’s voice will be heard.
- Full-duplex transmission
- Optional ceiling mount
- Remarkably expensive
In addition to a micro USB port, the Sennheiser SP20 can connect to mobile devices using a four-pole stereo mini plug. A slim profile and light weight mean it’s perfect for stashing in your luggage for conference calls when you’re on the road.
- Up to 15 hours of talk time
- Convenient mute button
- Iphone users may have some issues
Owl Labs Meeting Owl Pro
The recently released Owl Labs Meeting Owl Pro is a feature-packed all-in-one device aimed at streamlining the video conferencing process. It’s able to automatically detect whomever is speaking and focus its microphone and camera in that person’s direction.
- 1080p resolution
- Suitable for medium to large rooms
- Costs about 1000 dollars
An impressively low price doesn’t mean that the Kaysuda SP200U underperforms in any way. In fact, at just about $50, it’s remarkably cost-effective and can serve small offices and traveling professionals well, no matter what operating system they’re using.
- Perfect for softphone integration
- Very easy to set up
- Especially portable
Plantronics Calisto 610-M
The Plantronics Calisto 610-M is a great accessory for business professionals who need to work while on the go. You can answer or end a call and adjust the volume with the touch of one button, and its software is easy to set up.
- Optimized for unified communications
- Includes a carrying case
- Doesn't weigh very much
In addition to the typical wired connectivity, the eMeet M1 offers reliable Bluetooth that’s compatible with the majority of phones and PCs. Its seven-microphone array picks up pristine audio in all directions, including above the unit.
- Available in black or silver
- Active speaker indicator lights
- Long-lasting internal battery
ClearOne Chat 170
Powerful components and capabilities enable the ClearOne Chat 170 to provide crisp and clear audio to both sides of a conversation. It can pick up several voices at once without cutting out and does a good job of minimizing echo in a room.
- 8-foot coverage radius
- Automatic gain and level control
- Volume can fill a room
Jabra Speak 410
The straightforward and reliable Jabra Speak 410 is designed for use with unified communications systems. Its external ringer will alert you to a call, even if your computer’s speakers are turned down, and its headset port lets you conduct more private conversations.
- High-definition audio
- Dedicated answer and end buttons
- Call status lights
The company behind the BeyerDynamic Phonum are responsible for a huge selection of audiophile-grade gear, and this omnidirectional model utilizes three advanced voice-tracking methods to ensure that everyone involved is heard loud and clear.
- Down-firing speaker
- Wide-ranging compatibility
- Bluetooth connectivity