TIP – Re: VoiceMeeter and Cordless Headset Batteries

It may be that in my old age I’m becoming forgetful. Or perhaps I’m just too enthused about what I’m doing, and little things get forgotten? I write this in the hope that it helps me to remember.

For years I’ve used a Sennheiser DW Pro2 DECT headset in my home office. It connects to a Polycom VVX-600 and my desktop computer. This trio serves me very well, but occasionally I reach for the headset and find that its battery is dead.

When using the headset with the desk phone the wireless link state is managed. If I hang-up a call or transition to/from headset to handset the DECT wireless link is automatically handled. Life is good. The headset battery lasts all day.

VVX600 DW-PRO2

However, when I’m doing more involved things I often use the headset in conjunction with VoiceMeeter Banana (VMB) on the computer. In that case the wireless link is not automatically managed.

When I select the Sennheiser device as a source or destination in VMB the wireless link is established. It’s sustained until I either (1) exit VMB or (2) deselect the Sennheiser devices.

VoiceMeeter Banana with Headset source selected

If I forget to deselect the headset in VMB a few hours later I find that the battery is depleted. This is the natural consequence of the wireless links being sustained for most of the day. When that happens the fault is entirely my own.

I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.
I must remember to deselect the headset once the work is done.