Jabra Speak 710 Review

Finally got my hands on a couple of Jabra Speak 710 speakerphones. When it comes to portable USB/Bluetooth speakerphones, the Speak 710 has the best audio quality I’ve experienced.

Before I get ahead of myself, let’s go through the process.

The Jabra Speak 710 comes in two flavors:

What’s in the box? Jabra Speak 710 with a hardwired USB cable and integrated folding table stand, Link 370 USB Dongle, carry case, Quick Start Guide

Jabra Speak 710 Features:

  • Immersive sound for calls and music
  • Intuitive plug and play connectivity – connect to a laptop, smartphone and tablet via USB or Bluetooth®
  • Lightweight design, protective travel pouch, and 15 hours of battery life (3hrs to fully charge)
  • Flexible and scalable for small and large meetings
  • Interact with your voice assistant with the one-touch Smart button
  • Certified for Avaya, Cisco, and Skype for Business for a plug-and-play experience

Set Up and Use: For any Jabra US device, I strongly recommend downloading the FREE Jabra Direct software of individual use or Jabra Xpress for mass deployment.

Speak 710 Jabra Direct

 

Set up is a breeze. You have two options for connecting Jabra Speak 710 to PC/Laptop:

  1. Connect to PC via USB Cable (USB cable hardwired to Speak 710 and has nice cord management system)
  2. Connect to PC via Bluetooth (Link 370 USB dongle)

To connect Speak 710 to Bluetooth mobile device, hold the Bluetooth button for 2 seconds and follow the voice-guided instructions to pair to your smartphone.

Jabra Speak 710

Speak 710 controls:

  • Power on/off
  • Answer call
  • End call
  • Volume Up
  • Volume Down
  • Mute
  • Bluetooth
  • Battery status
  • Smart button
    • By default, the Smart button will activate your smartphone’s voice assistant (Siri®, Google Now™, Cortana™). However, if you would prefer the Smart button to instead speed dial a phone number on your Smartphone or PC, this can be configured using Jabra Direct.
  • Link Button
    • To temporarily link the audio between two Jabra Speak 710s, press the Link button on both speakerphones when they are within 2m/6ft. The Link button will only be visible when two Jabra Speak 710’s are within 2m/6ft.
    • To unlink the speakerphones, press the Link button on one of the speakerphones.

NOTE If two Bluetooth devices are connected to the Jabra Speak 710, the last connected Bluetooth device will be replaced by the temporary link.

The Jabra Speak 710 is a premium, portable speakerphone for business leaders and C-level executives that ensures amazing sound for conference calls and music – anytime, anywhere.

I have two Speak 710’s linked together so the audio experience is absolutely fantastic for calls and music!!!

Desktop Setup

Here are some use cases:

 

  • Small meeting room: 1-6 participants in the meeting room (place Speak 710 in the middle of the table)
  • Large Meeting room: Up to 12 participants (Link two Speak 710’s and place at either end of the table)
  • At your desk (Private office/home office): It’s recommended to put Speak 710 in an upright position using the integrated table stand.
  • Stereo media: if you are presenting or viewing stereo multimedia, two Jabra Speak 710’s can be positioned on either side of a projector or display for automatic stereo sound.

To help you keep track of tiny Link 370 USB dongle, there’s a slot on the underside of Speak 710 so you can store for travel.  Let’s say you forget dongle or forgot to charge…that’s okay, fortunately, there is a hardwired USB cable you can always use. The table stand is also a nice feature.

The Speak 710 is for those who need better audio quality for voice calls and streaming media. Additionally, the look of the Speak 710 is very nice compared to Speak 510.

I’ve tested all the business-grade portable USB/Bluetooth speakerphones from the major manufacturers and hands down, the Speak 710 provides the best audio quality.

2 replies
  1. Andre Zanoncello
    Andre Zanoncello says:

    Have you noticed that in the last year one of the updates has crippled using this device for just audio when using the included wireless dongle (still works fine when plugged in with the wire)?
    First thing you will notice is that you can’t adjust the volume on the Speake 710 while no audio is actively playing (light on dongle is blue not cyan). As soon as audio is playing (the light turns cyan, purple, green or red) then the volume buttons work again.
    Second, if a short audio sound plays like an Outlook notification you will only hear the end of the notification sound as there is a slight lag before the audio starts.
    Basically from what I can tell the device almost has to wake up when it realizes that audio is playing (the light will change from blue to cyan and back to blue after the notification ends).
    Same thing if you start a youtube video for example. You will notice the start of the sound is cutoff/delayed before it starts working.
    Compare this with how it works when the USB cable is plugged in and you will see that there is no delay and you have full control of the volume by using the buttons.

    Reply
    • Danny Hayasaka
      Danny Hayasaka says:

      Hi Andre, I’ve been using the newer Speak 750 lately. Have you contacted Jabra Tech Support?
      +1-866-697-8757
      Monday – Friday
      8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST*

      Please have your Jabra product on hand when you call.

      *In North America, Jabra observes the following holidays:
      New Year’s Day • Martin Luther King Jr. Day • President’s Day • Good Friday • Memorial Day • Independence Day (July 2nd and July 5th) • Labor Day • Veteran’s Day • Thanksgiving Day (November 25th and 26th) • December 23rd, the phone lines will close at 12:00 p.m. EST • December 24th • Christmas Day

      Making Life Sound Better takes more than just hard work so we may have periodic closures due to internal training and company events.

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