Life on the road is noisy, especially for drivers of massive diesel trucks. Maintaining high-quality audio can be a constant challenge especially for truckers whose office is the road. BlueParrott, a manufacturer of wireless headset technologies, has announced the release of its new S650-XT and B650-XT Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) wireless headsets, which is designed with truckers in mind. Coordinating transportation logistics is hard enough, but tack on big cities, long nights, and crowded highways, and it’s easy to understand the need for headsets that can cut through the constant roar of background noise and give drivers hands-free control.
Both the S650-XT and B650-XT headsets feature ANC capabilities to filter out surrounding noise and keep the user fully in tune with what they are listening to, whether that be a phone call or music. According to BlueParott, the microphone on the S650-XT and the B650-XT also filters out 96% of background noise from the speaker to deliver clear audio to the person on the other end of the line. Things can get messy on the road, and chances are high these headsets will be spilled on or put through the wringer one way or another; thus, they are built to be durable and have IP54-rated protection from dust and water. Both units are also voice-controlled, which allows the user to activate the headset or control calls, GPS directions, music, voice assistants, and more. Unique to the S650-XT model is a stereo-to-mono conversion system that allows the user, with a push of a button, to channel audio from a two-cup experience into a mono headset. This flexibility allows the driver to stay tuned in to what’s going on around them while remaining on-call.
“It is essential for those who work in loud and high-mobility environments to be able to take calls and perform their jobs in a safe and comfortable manner,” said Yves Dupuis, SVP for the BlueParrott brand, in the press release. “With the S650-XT we have developed BlueParrott’s first ever convertible headset, giving drivers the flexibility they need on the road to transition from a mono sound experience while driving to stereo so they can enjoy everything from movies to music and more. Both the S650-XT and B650-XT provide the first-class noise cancellation, call quality, durability and personalization that those in the trucking industry need to stay safely connected while on the road.”
BlueParrott is and part of the GN Audio family alongside sister brand Jabra. Featuring 36 hours of continuous battery life, the S650-XT ($250) and B650-XT ($220) can be found at select travel center retailers, including Love’s Travel Stops, Pilot Flying J, and TravelCenters of America.