Conferencing with the SDW 5016 headset is a little complicated. You have a bunch of conferencing options:
The pictures in this article show 4 ways to do it:
A) shows you that you can merge all 3 modes to connect the audio of 3 callers into 1 conference call.
B) shows you that you can conference an additional Sennheiser USB corded headset or Bluetooth headset by either using the USB port or the Bluetooth dongle on the Sennheiser base.
C) shows that you can conference 3 additional SDW headsets to the same base, for a grand total of 4 people linked together. WOW!
D) shows that you can hook a Sennheiser speakerphone into the USB port of the headset base to conference call that way.
You are not able to conference other Sennheiser headsets with this headset! They don’t fit into the base to link up. Bummer. BUT if you’d like to conference these headsets you can always use a Wireless Y-Adaptor and link both bases together that way.
To conference a 2nd SDW mic on the same base
1) Hold down the mute button on the guest headset.
2) Pop your 2nd SDW headset on the primary base, watch it flash red/blue and then, once it’s solid blue, pull it off the base.
3) The primary headset will then hear a chime and will click their ON/OFF button once to add 2nd headset in
You can connect up to 3 extra SDW mics to the same base for a grand total of 4.
Here is a video link that will show you how to connect these headsets.
To add a USB corded headset to the base
Sennheiser only supports certain headsets plugged into their base. Specifically Sennheiser higher-end (more expensive) headsets. We tried a PC36 and it didn’t read, but when we tried a Deskmate USB it linked right up.
To link these two headsets for conferencing, plug the USB headset in, wait for + icon to flash white and the headset to say “conferencing” and then hit the on/off button on the SDW headset to link the USB headset in.
The headset will say “Conference pairing successful” when it is connected.
PS: You cannot plug another DECT headset into the USB port to try to link it up
To Conference a Sennheiser Speakerphone to the base
Connect the speakerphone to the USB port of the base and wait for the + icon to flash white. Choose the mode you want to use (cell phone, computer, or desk phone) and make a call. The audio should now route through the speakerphone.
To disconnect this mode, simply unplug the speakerphone.
To Conference Between Modes
First make a call in one of the modes you like to use. Then tap that same mode button on the base to put the call on hold (ie: if you made a desk phone call, tap the telephone icon to put the call on hold).
The, tap the 2nd mode you’d like to use and make your call. To merge the two modes to hold down the mode icon for the held call for 1 second and until the LED light stops flashing. The calls should now be merged.