SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

January 07, 2010 08:00 ET

Plantronics Introduces Four Digitally Enhanced PC Headsets for Multimedia and Voice Applications

The .Audio Line of PC Headsets Feature High-Performance DSP Technology to Deliver Superior Stereo Sound and Audio

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) today expanded its award-winning family of .Audio™ PC headsets with four new wideband models that feature high-performance digital signal processing (DSP) technology for unparalleled audio quality when listening to music, gaming and for PC-based conversations.

The new lineup includes the Plantronics .Audio™ 476 DSP, the Plantronics .Audio 646 DSP, the Plantronics .Audio 626 DSP and the upgraded .Audio 655 DSP. Ideal for podcasts and PC-based conversations on services including Skype and Google Talk, each headset combines a noise-cancelling microphone with advanced DSP technology that work together to effectively remove ambient noise, while still maintaining the natural sound of your voice. Each headset also supports wideband audio to deliver clearer, richer sound that gives the feeling of true 'face-to-face' conversations.

The new .Audio headsets also provide outstanding full-range, stereo sound when listening to music and gaming by combining the DSP technology with premium speakers and a precise fit.

"We know consumers want great PC audio experiences so we've packed each of the new .Audio headsets with cutting-edge DSP technology, advanced noise-cancelling microphones and wideband support," said Matt Miller, director of Entertainment Products at Plantronics. "We also know that consumers want choice and the new .Audio lineup delivers just that with various wearing styles, features and prices."

Plantronics .Audio 476 DSP -- Voice on the Go

The Plantronics .Audio™ 476 DSP is perfect for frequent travelers. In addition to providing great audio so you can hear and be heard clearly, it features an over-the-head wearing style that folds almost completely flat for traveling. The headset uses a plug-and-play USB connection and includes a three-button inline control for volume up/down and microphone mute. The .Audio 476 comes with a carrying case for added on-the-go convenience.

Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP -- Performance and Comfort

The Plantronics .Audio™ 655 DSP headset delivers deep bass and full-range digital audio through 40 mm speakers and features Fast Mic Mute™ technology that lets users quickly mute the microphone by raising the boom. The .Audio 655's soft, swivel-mounted ear cushions and lightweight design provide all-day wearing comfort. For ease of use, the headset features one-touch volume controls on the earpiece.

Pricing and Availability

The new Plantronics .Audio DSP headsets will be available in February at and select retailers starting at $39.99. For more information about the products, please visit

About Plantronics

Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics and .Audio are trademarks or registered trademarks of Plantronics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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