Polycom SoundStation 2 Review.jpgIf you’re looking for the best phone for conference calls, the Polycom SoundStation 2 conference phone is just what you need.

This conference phone redefines the standard of professional audio conferencing. The Polycom SoundStation 2 stands out among other conference phones as it offers amazing features and qualities.

With the Polycom SoundStation, you can make two-way conversations even in small or medium-sized rooms. The full-duplex technology of this SoundStation makes it one of the best phones for conference calls.

If you happen to be using the phone for the first time, you’ll notice that it is completely easy to use. It is equipped with classic telephone functions (call back, secret mode, call transfer, and hold) to make your call experience worthwhile. 

What is a Polycom SoundStation 2

Polycom SoundStation 2 ReviewThe Polycom SoundStation 2 is a conference phone that allows you to carry out full-duplex telephone meetings for up to 10 people.

Participants can speak at any time, without their sentences being cut, thus allowing a very fluid conversation between several people. This conference phone allows you to speak up to a distance of 3 meters from the speaker. 

With 3 microphones, the SoundStation 2 NE conference phone is easy to use and works on an analog line. 

Below are highlights of some of the features of Polycom SoundStation 2:

  • Its patented Acoustic Clarity technology. 
  • Its 3 microphones offer optimal coverage. 
  • High-quality voice quality for this Full-Duplex conference system, which makes your conversations more natural. 
  • It’s simple installation. 
  • Sound adjustment. 
  • Its speed dialing: 25 numbers can be programmed.

Main advantages of the Polycom SoundStation 2

More efficient calls

Polycom’s patented “Acoustic Clarity Technology” enables simultaneous, authentic, and natural-speed conversations.

Hear and be clearly understood

By benefiting from a sound level and a microphone twice as powerful as that of the first version of SoundStation, you avoid listening and repeating everything you say.

Illuminated display of important information

Highlighting the internal telephone number, the number called, the duration, progress of the current call, and support for the universal caller ID.

Ability to increase the sound coverage

Additional microphones (available as an option) allow sound coverage to be extended in large conference rooms.

Simple installation and use

Connection to any type of analog telephone socket and compatibility with PBX switches with an analog extension.

What makes the Polycom SoundStation 2 better than other conference phones

Polycom SoundStation 2 ReviewUnlike other conference phones, Polycom SoundStation 2 offers remarkable voice reproduction as it doubles the level of its microphone. With it, you can speak in a normal tone and be perfectly understandable from 3 meters away. Its bright display screen displays information related to calls and device functions. 

The Polycom SoundStation 2 comes with a unique dynamic noise reduction technology. This technology provides optimal microphone quality while at the same time reducing disturbing background and background noise. Also, SoundStation 2 unlike most other conference phones offers 360° microphone coverage with intelligent sound mixing. 


Finally, Polycom Station 2 is offered at an unbeatable price compared to other conference phones. It is so affordable that you do not have to blow your budget trying to get a conference phone that is ideal for your office or business.

It’s one year warranty also saves you from the option of having to worry about factory errors and faults.  With the SoundStation 2 at your disposal, there is a slight chance of you considering other conference phones.

What We Like About It

It’s 360 ° audio coverage for optimal use

The Polycom SoundStation 2 with backlit display has a high-performance speaker and three ultra-sensitive microphones that allow 360 ° coverage and up to 3 meters away. 

The SoundStation 2 also guarantees you exceptional audio quality thanks to Acoustic Clarity technology allowing you to hold simultaneous, authentic, and natural speed conversations.  

The SoundStation 2 W speaker also guarantees exceptional audio quality thanks to its Acoustic Clarity technology which allows you to hold simultaneous, authentic, and natural-speed conversations. 

Advanced Technology 

SoundStation 2 is a conference phone that uses complementary technologies, such as DNR (Dynamic Noise Reduction). The DNR supports noise reduction, to offer you microphones with extreme sensitivity reducing background noise and extraneous sounds. 

The Full Duplex technology of this conference phone guarantees that each speaker will be heard. Also, the intelligent sound mixing ensures that only the microphone closest to the speaker is switched on. This is done with the use of an automatic trigger picking up the voice. This guarantees clear “conferencing” and distinctness for everyone.

Advanced Features 

The Polycom SoundStation 2 offers you advanced functions.  It offers a directory of 20 contacts and, the possibility of memorizing 25 speed-dial numbers. It also features menu keys, navigation, missed calls, calls transfer, and security.

You can also adjust the volume using the buttons on the side of the SoundStation 2. Three programmable keys allow you to assign the functions of your choice for direct access. Finally, its liquid crystal display shows you the number called or the duration of the call and the status of the device’s functionality. 

Versatility 

Polycom SoundStation 2 is a versatile conference phone. It connects to all types of analog telephone jacks. Also, it is compatible with PBX switches with an analog extension. It features a 6.4m long cord for connecting the Soundstation 2 to the telephone and one 2.1m for connection to the RJ11 telephone socket. 

The Polycom SoundStation 2 can connect to all types of fax machines, computer modems, and a telephone handset. This allows you to use it in all circumstances. The distance between the base and the terminal can be up to 45 meters. 

Main technical characteristics of the Polycom SoundStation 2

  • Standard telephone keypad
  • 132 x 65 pixel LCD screen
  • Choice of ringtones for calls
  • A programmable key, for easy dialing of audio conference services
  • Support for multiple caller ID standards (subscription may be required)
  • directory/speed dial: 25 entries maximum
  • 3 integrated cardioid microphones (300 to 3500 Hz)
  • Network interface: 2 RJ-11 analog PBXs or PSTN interface (public switched telephone network)
  • Dimensions: 368 x 311 x 64 mm – Weight 0.8 Kg
  • 1-year manufacturer’s warranty

How do I connect my Polycom SoundStation 2 to my phone and computer?

Polycom SoundStation 2 ReviewThe standard headphone cable from the SoundStation 2 NE Wireless allows you to instantly connect your mobile phone to your conference phone. You can then dial directly from your mobile.

Also, you can transfer between the handset mode and the conference phone mode during a conversation. You do not need an analog phone line since the call is numbered over the mobile network. 

To connect the Polycom SoundStation to your computer, you will need the computer connection cable. This cable is a 3.5mm microphone plug that you have to plug into the microphone input jack of your computer. 

However, to conveniently use the SoundStation, the SoundStation has to be set to IP mode. To put your SoundStation in IP mode, go to the menu, click on the IP mode, and press OK. Finally, click on the “ON” option and save the settings. Once the IP is turned on, you can then proceed to use the SoundStation on your computer.

How do you make a conference call on a Polycom SoundStation 2?

Polycom SoundStation 2 ReviewPolycom SoundStation 2 has a conference feature that allows you to have multi-party conversations simultaneously. To make a conference call on your SoundStation 2, you need to know who is responsible for the phone line you are using. 

Some lines will come directly from the telephone company and service must be requested through them. Other lines may come from your internal PBX system, which is controlled by your company’s telephone IT department. Your phone administrator should be able to help you determine the correct method of accessing the online service. 

If the conference button is used (also called CONF, R or conference phone), it should work according to the following procedure: 

  1. Call the first party. 
  2. Press the conference button and wait for the tone. 
  3. Call the second party. 
  4. Press the conference button to merge the two lines. 

The SoundStation 2 is equipped with a clear LCD to view your calls. The device is suitable for both large and small meetings. The connection for a mobile phone is unique. All Polycom SoundStation conference phones use smart technology such as Dynamic Noise Reduction (DNR).

With this technology, any background noise from, for example, air conditioning, beamers, etc. are filtered, so that you have optimal sound quality. The 3 microphones provide coverage of 360 degrees, so all participants in the room can be heard without having to raise their voices.

There is no limit to the number of calls that can be used in a conference when using the Polycom SoundStation2 itself. However; the number of participants who can join a conference may be limited by the service provider (i.e. ATT or its internal PBX system).

You can contact your local telephone administrator or service provider (telephone company). Ask them how to conduct a conference call on a single-line analog telephone with a Flash key (CONF, R, or conference button if applicable) to your network.

Final Verdict 

Polycom SoundStation 2 ReviewThe Polycom SoundStation 2 is one conference phone that will offer you a great value for your money. Despite being one of the best conference phones in the market, the SoundStation 2 is completely reliable. 

The SoundStation 2 conference phone is equipped with outstanding voice reproduction it improve your conference calls. Also, it has wireless technologies and audio encryption for added security, keeping your call logs safe and secure. This conference phone gives you a talk time of up to 24 hours, and the possibility to dial via a mobile phone. 

Finally, its Full Duplex technology offers you the guarantee that each speaker will be heard clearly and audibly. So what are you waiting for, get the Polycom SoundStation 2 today and experience top notch conference calls like never before.