October 12, 2020

Version 1-5-0-164

New Audio Notification Prompts

Your headset lets you know which Bluetooth device you connect to and also which device you disconnect from. For example, when you connect to a mobile device, the headset now plays "Connected to mobile phone."

See the following table for the new audio notifications in this release.


You need to unpair and re-pair the Bluetooth connection between your headset and your chosen device for the new prompts to play.

See Delete Paired Devices and Connect your Headset to a Bluetooth Device for more information.

Table 1. New Audio Notifications

Device

Prompt

Mobile phone

"Mobile phone connected"

"Mobile phone disconnected"

Cisco IP Phone

"Desk phone connected"

"Desk phone disconnected"

Cisco USB Bluetooth Adapter

"Cisco USB Adapter connected"

"Cisco USB Adapter disconnected"

Computer

"Computer connected"

"Computer disconnected"

All other devices

"Device connected"

"Device disconnected"

Minor Bug Fixes

This release fixes issues with call control stability over Bluetooth and the USB Adapter. Other fixes include improvements to audio and headset logs.

September 22, 2020

Version 1-4-0-224

Minor Bug Fix

This release resolves an issue with Noise Cancellation calibration on the Cisco Headset 730.

July 31, 2020

Version 1-4-0-223

Minor Bug Fixes

This release contains minor bug fixes to improve headset behavior.

July 17, 2020

Version 1-4-0-220

Adaptive Noise Cancellation

Adaptive Noise Cancellation (ANC) automatically adjusts your noise cancellation level based on your surrounding environment.

Go to Settings > Audio in the Cisco Headsets app to toggle ANC on and off.

Mute Enhancement

This firmware release improves mute functionality with third party apps. Previously, mute functionality was restricted to Cisco devices and soft clients.

Audio Notification Change

The End Call voice notification is no longer available. You can still hear a tone when you end a call. Go to Settings > Audible Notifications > Calls in the Cisco Headsets app to toggle your audio notifications.

Minor bug fixes

Bug fixes in this release include improved audio notification behavior, improved headset log collection, and stabilized USB Adapter connectivity.

May 3, 2020

Version 1-3-0-246

Minor bug fixes

This firmware release fixes problems with Mute button reliability and improves data transfer and headset upgrade speeds over Bluetooth connections.

There is a temporary workaround in this firmware release that restricts mute functionality with third party apps to avoid unintentional behavior. The Mute button will work without restrictions in firmware release 1-4 and later. The beta version of release 1.4 will be available in the first week of June.

April 19, 2020

Version 1-3-0-233

Presence LED Light Behavior Change

This firmware release changes the way you turn on the Presence LED lights on the side of the Cisco Headset 730. To turn on the Presence LED light when you aren't on a call, press and hold the Play button on the face of the right ear cup. Previously, you had to press and hold the Mute button to activate the Presence LED light.

For more information see Turn Your Presence LED Lights On and Off.

Enhanced Language Support

You can now change your audio notification language through the Cisco Headsets mobile app. Available languages include Chinese (Mandarin), English (US), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Br), Russian, and Spanish.

To change your headset language in the Cisco Headsets app tap Settings > Audio Notification > Language. Select your preferred language and tap Proceed. Your headset updates when it switches to a different language.

Send Troubleshooting Logs

You can send headset logs in the Cisco Headsets app when you tap Support > Send Logs. The app opens your preferred email client with a new message that contains a prefilled subject line and log files attached. Describe your problem in the email, add any other relevant attachments, and tap Send.

The Cisco Headset 730 troubleshooting logs you send contain information about sound, call quality, and voice notifications. These logs help us improve the headset in future releases.

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include stabilized headset behavior over Bluetooth connections and improved call quality after the USB cable unplugs from the headset.

March 4, 2020

Version 1-2-0-198

We resolved the following issues:

  • The headset occasionally gave the notification prompt, "Unmuted" when you ended a call over Bluetooth.

  • The headset occasionally gave the notification prompt, "You are muted" whenever the headset connected through the USB cable to a device with an active music stream.

February 21, 2020

Version 1-2-0-195

Activate the Presence LED Lights

The Cisco Headset 730 now uses separate actions to mute the headset and turn on the Presence LED lights.

  • Press Mute mute icon once to mute your headset in an active call.

  • Press and hold Mute mute icon to turn on the Presence LED Lights when you aren't in an active call.

See Turn Your Presence LED Lights On and Off for more information.

February 4, 2020

Version: 1-2-0-190

Cisco Headset 730

The Cisco Headset 730 is a wireless headset that uses Bluetooth connectivity to pair with Cisco soft clients and Cisco IP Phones. The headset features full call control and music playback capabilities in addition to powerful noise cancellation and ambient audio enhancement systems for use in a busy office environment. The Cisco Headset 730 supports full call integration with Cisco Jabber, Cisco Webex Teams, Cisco Webex Meetings, Cisco IP Phones, and Cisco Webex DX Devices.

The Cisco Headset 730 comes with a USB Adapter for use with devices that don't offer a reliable Bluetooth solution. The headset can also connect to devices via the included 3.5 mm cable and USB-C to USB-A cable. The USB-C cable also acts as a charging cable and can connect to any powered USB adapter.

For more information, see Get Started With Your Cisco Headset 730.

Known problems (bugs) are graded according to severity. This article contains descriptions of the following:
  • Open bugs of severity 1 to 4

  • Resolved bugs of severity 1 to 4

Because defect status continually changes, the list reflects a snapshot of the defects that were open at the time new firmware is released.

Before you begin

You need the following to access the Bug Search Tool:
  • An internet connection

  • A web browser

  • A Cisco.com username and password

1

Open the Bug Search Tool.

2

Sign in with your Cisco.com username and password.

3

Ender the bug ID number in the Search for field and press Enter.


 

You can also navigate to a specific bug by entering https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug<BUGID> where <BUGID> is the ID of the bug you are searching for (for example, CSCvs52537).

What to do next

For information on how to search for bugs, create saved searches, and create bug groups, select Help on the Bug Search Tool Page.

The bugs listed in the following table describe unresolved bugs in the most recent firmware release. Refer to the Bug Search Tool for more detailed information.

Table 2. Open Bugs

Bug ID

Description

CSCvq95620

Music playback doesn't automatically switch BT sources if music isn't paused on the first source.

CSCvr74889

Cisco Headsets app intermittently displays connecting status after disconnecting the headset from iPhone.

CSCvr96522

On macOS 10.14.6, Pro, music playback is choppy over USB when the headset enters pairing mode.

CSCvs14196

HS reporting as both Audio and Keyboard, Mice on Windows

CSCvs32020

Cisco headset causes echo while on a call with Cisco DX80

CSCvs33604

Poor audio quality when the headset turns on while music is already playing through the USB cable.

CSCvs34255

The headset can't reject an incoming call when it is holding calls on 2 different sources.

CSCvs52709

No upgrade notification during FW upgrade over IP Phone.

CSCvs56835

Windows displays "Couldn't disconnect" when user disconnects the headset BT from Windows BT device page.

CSCvs63122

After the headset answers an incoming call, music playback will not pause.

April 17, 2020

Version: 1-3-0-232

We resolved the following issues in this release:

  • CSCvr69372: Music won't play through Bluetooth after playing music through the USB on Windows.

  • CSCvr76184: Lose volume control while in a Jabber call when volume hits 100% (USB cable only).

  • CSCvs33889: Intermittently, the headset shows up twice in the Windows 10 Bluetooth device pairing page.

  • CSCvs36048: Headset through dongle cannot end a call when there is a 2nd call on hold.

  • CSCvs39626: Call controls do not function as expected when handling multiple call scenarios with dongle

  • CSCvs52537: Headset power LED intermittently keeps blinking green after battery reaches 100%.

  • CSCvs61757: On Windows 10, based on the audio out speaker selection, the Play/Pause button does not work as expected.

  • CSCvs64612: Mute status doesn't sync with IP Phone.

  • CSCvt00684: The headset can't hear music from BT sources when the USB Adapter plugs into a device and connects.

This section describes specific known limitations in the Cisco Headset 730.

Connection with iPhones over a USB-C to Lightning Cable Adapter

  • There is no audio in the headset when it's connected to an iPhone via a USB to lightning cable adapter.

    Use Bluetooth to connect your Cisco Headset 730 to a mobile device. Cisco only claims support for the cables and accessories included with your headset.

Choppy Audio Over the USB-C Cable with the MacBook Air

  • On a MacBook Air with macOS Mojave 10.14.5, music playback becomes choppy for a few seconds after a Cisco Headset 730 connects with the USB cable.

    To avoid this issue, pause any streaming music or audio before the headset connects with the USB cable.

Windows 10 Crashes After Waking Up from Sleep Mode with Webex Teams Open

  • Microsoft is aware of an incompatibility when turning the Cisco Headset 730 on or off on a Windows 10, version 1803 (or later) machine after the OS resumes from sleep or hibernate. Users may encounter a blue or black screen due to a bugcheck (error code 0x139). Microsoft has released a fix for this issue (see KB4541333).

Lost Call Control on Legacy HP Laptops over Bluetooth

  • Older HP Laptops that run the Realtek Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter driver have trouble maintaining a stable Bluetooth connection with the Cisco Headset 730. The Bluetooth pairing frequency often alternates between Music and Voice which disables the headset Bluetooth call control functionality.

    You can use the included USB Adapter to connect to older Windows 10 devices that don't support the Cisco Headset 730.

Headset Can't Switch Sources from MacBook Laptop

  • On the MacBook Pro with MacOS Mojave version 10.14.5, music playback can't switch the Cisco Headset 730 from the MacBook Pro to a different Bluetooth source.

    You can only change the Cisco Headset 730 Bluetooth source from a MacBook Pro running MacOS 10.14.5 in the following scenarios:

    • Make or answer a call on a different Bluetooth device.

    • The Cisco Headset 730 connects to your MacBook Pro via the USB cable.

    • The Cisco Headset 730 connects to your MacBook Pro via the USB Adapter.

The Cisco Headsets App Doesn't Cleanly Disconnect the Cisco Headset 730 from Windows 10

  • When you use the Cisco Headsets app to disconnect your Cisco Headset 730 from Windows 10, the list of connected devices occasionally still lists your headset and attempts to reconnect. You can directly disconnect your headset through the Windows 10 device page.

Music Controls Get Lost on Amazon Music for Mac

  • The Cisco Headset 730 can occasionally lose music playback control on Amazon Music for Mac. This problem only occurs over a Bluetooth connection. The volume controls are unaffected by this limitation.

Music Controls Get Lost on Windows 10

  • The Cisco Headset 730 occasionally loses music playback control on Windows 10 devices. This problem only occurs over a Bluetooth connection. The volume controls are unaffected by this limitation.

Audio Delays on Calls with the USB Adapter

  • Turn off your Cisco Headset 730 before you plug in the USB Adapter.

    When you make a call with the USB Adapter, there is a 5 to 15 second delay while the headset speaker and microphone connect to the call. This problem only appears when the Cisco Headset 730 is already on when the USB Adapter plugs into a call device and pairs.

Poor Audio Through the 3.5 mm Cable

  • The included 3.5 mm cable does not always cleanly connect to the Cisco Headset 730. If you experience little or no audio with the 3.5 mm cable, disconnect and reconnect the cable.

MacBook Air Uses Internal Speakers When USB Adapter Connects

  • Intermittently, a MacBook Air running MacOS version 10.14.6 doesn't automatically switch the audio source when the Cisco Headset 730 USB Adapter connects. You can still manually select the USB Adapter through your system preferences.

    Select Apple menu > System Preferences > Sound > Output > Cisco HS USB Adapter.

Cisco Headsets App Triggers Incorrect Audio Prompt

  • When you connect to the Cisco Headsets app with two active Bluetooth connections, the headset incorrectly states that it can't connect with any other devices.

    The Cisco Headsets app can connect to the headset even when there are already two active Bluetooth connections. Slide up and let go of the Power/Bluetooth Slider to connect the headset to the Cisco Headsets app without putting the headset into pairing mode.

You can get an advanced look at some of the upcoming features when you turn on the Beta Test feature in the Cisco Headsets app. While we're offering a sneak peek at some of our upcoming features, keep in mind that beta releases are unfinished and may contain open issues. See Test Advance Releases of Cisco Headset 730 Firmware for more information on how to test drive some of the upcoming Cisco Headset 730 features.

September 29, 2020

Beta Version 1-5-b-163

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include include enhancements to Bluetooth behavior, headset sensors, and headset log information.

September 14, 2020

Beta Version 1-5-b-158

New Audio Notification Prompts

Your headset lets you know which Bluetooth device you connect to and also which device you disconnect from. For example, when you connect to a mobile device, the headset now plays "Connected to mobile phone."

See the following table for the new audio notifications in this release.


You need to unpair and re-pair the Bluetooth connection between your headset and your chosen device for the new prompts to play.

See Delete Paired Devices and Connect your Headset to a Bluetooth Device for more information.

Table 3. New Audio Notifications

Device

Prompt

Mobile phone

"Mobile phone connected"

"Mobile phone disconnected"

Cisco IP Phone

"Desk phone connected"

"Desk phone disconnected"

Cisco USB Bluetooth Adapter

"Cisco USB Adapter connected"

"Cisco USB Adapter disconnected"

Computer

"Computer connected"

"Computer disconnected"

All other devices

"Device connected"

"Device disconnected"

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include minor improvements to headset audio and improved call control stability when connected to the USB adapter.

July 31, 2020

Beta Version 1-4-b-222

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include improved headset log collection and stabilized USB Adapter behavior.

July 14, 2020

Beta Version 1-4-b-218

Smart Sensors

When your smart sensors are enabled, you can pause your music playback or mute a call when you take off your headset. You can also answer an incoming call when you pick up your headset. You can toggle some or all of these settings on your mobile phone with the Cisco Headsets app. All three features on your headset are turned off by default.

To enable headset sensors, open the Cisco Headsets app, tap Settings > General, and select which smart sensor features you want to enable.

June 24, 2020

Beta Version 1-4-b-212

Minor Bug Fixes

This firmware update fixes problems with music playback and occasional firmware upgrade issues over Bluetooth.

June 8, 2020

Beta Version 1-4-b-206

Upgrade and log capture enhancement

Data transfers between the Cisco Headset 730 and the Cisco Headsets app are now much faster. This enhancement shortens headset upgrade and troubleshooting log collection time.

April 23, 2020

Beta Version 1-3-b-245

Minor bug fixes

This firmware update fixes problems with Mute button reliability and improves data transfer and headset upgrade speed over Bluetooth connections.

April 10, 2020

Beta Version 1-3-b-232

Presence LED Light Behavior Change

This firmware release changes the way you turn on the Presence LED lights on the side of the Cisco Headset 730. To turn on the Presence LED light when you aren't on a call, press and hold the Play button on the face of the right ear cup. Previously, you had to press and hold the Mute button to activate the Presence LED light.

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include stabilized headset behavior over Bluetooth connections, improved log collection, and a fix to a bug that occasionally caused the headset to freeze.

March 24, 2020

Beta Version 1-3-b-220

Minor Bug Fix

This firmware load addresses an issue that impacted headset performance and reliability.

March 13, 2020

Beta Version 1-3-b-218

Enhanced Logging

The Cisco Headset 730 troubleshooting logs you can send to Cisco through the app contain enhanced sound and call quality information. These logs help us improve the headset in future releases.

You can send headset logs in the Cisco Headsets app when you tap Support > Send Logs. The app opens your preferred email client with a new message that contains a prefilled subject line and log files attached. Describe your problem in the email, add any other relevant attachments, and tap Send.

Enhanced Language Support

You can now change your audio notification language through the Cisco Headsets mobile app. Available languages include Chinese (Mandarin), English (US), English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Br), Russian, and Spanish.

To change your headset language in the Cisco Headsets app tap Settings > Audio Notification > Language. Select your preferred language and tap Proceed. Your headset updates when it switches to a different language.

Minor Bug Fixes

Bug fixes in this release include stabilized headset behavior over Bluetooth connections and improved call quality after the USB cable unplugs from the headset.

March 11, 2020

Beta Version 1-3-b-209

Adaptive Noise Cancellation

This release enables Adaptive Noise Cancellation in this Cisco Headset 730. Adaptive Noise Cancellation automatically adjusts your noise cancellation strength based on the noise levels of your surroundings. You can enable Adaptive Noise Cancellation through the Cisco Headsets mobile app.

The Cisco Headset 730 is available for deployment in the countries listed below.

North America

Europe

Asia

Latin America

Africa

Oceania

Anguilla

Albania

Armenia

Argentina

Algeria

American Samoa

Antigua and Barbuda

Andorra

Azerbaijan

Belize

Angola

Antarctica

Aruba

Austria

Bahrain

Brazil

Benin

Australia

Bahamas

Belgium

Bangladesh

Bolivia

British Indian Ocean Territory

Christmas Island

Barbados

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bhutan

Colombia

Burkina Faso

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Canada

Bulgaria

Brunei

Costa Rica

Burundi

Cook Islands

Cayman Islands

Croatia

Cambodia

Dominican Republic

Cameroon

French Polynesia

Dominica

Cyprus

China

Ecuador

Cape Verde

Guam

Grenada

Czech Republic

Hong Kong

El Salvador

Central African Republic

Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands

Guadeloupe

Denmark

India

Equatorial Guinea

Chad

Kiribati

Haiti

Estonia

Indonesia

Falkland Islands

Comoros

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Faroe Islands

Iraq

French Guiana

Cote d'Ivoire

Nauru

Montserrat

Finland

Israel

Guatemala

Democratic Republic of the Congo

New Caledonia

Puerto Rico

France

Japan

Guyana

Djibouti

New Zealand

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Germany

Jordan

Honduras

French Southern Territories

Niue

Saint Lucia

Gibraltar

Korea

Mexico

Egypt

Norfolk Island

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Greece

Kuwait

Nicaragua

Equatorial Guinea

Northern Mariana Islands

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Georgia

Lebanon

Panama

Eritrea

Palau

Trinidad and Tobago

Holy See

Macau

Paraguay

Eswatini

Pitcairn Islands

Turks and Caicos

Iceland

Maldives

Peru

Ethiopia

Samoa

United States of America

Ireland

Nepal

Suriname

Gabon

Solomon Islands

Virgin Islands (UK)

Italy

Oman

Gambia

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Virgin Islands (US)

Latvia

Palestinian Occupied Territory

Guinea

Tokelau

Liechtenstein

Qatar

Guinea-Bissau

Tonga

Lithuania

Saudi Arabia

Kenya

Tuvalu

Luxembourg

Singapore

Lesotho

United States Minor Outlying Islands

Macedonia

Taiwan

Liberia

Vanuatu

Malta

Thailand

Libya

Wallis and Futuna

Monaco

Timor-Leste

Madagascar

Netherlands

Turkmenistan

Malawi

Norway

United Arab Emirates

Mali

Poland

Uzbekistan

Mauritania

Portugal

Yemen

Mauritius

Romania

Mayotte

San Marino

Morocco

Serbia

Mozambique

Slovakia

Nigeria

Slovenia

Republic of the Congo

Spain

Reunion

Sweden

Saint Helena

Switzerland

Sao Tome and Principe

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Senegal

Turkey

Seychelles

United Kingdom

Sierra Leone

Somalia

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Western Sahara

Zimbabwe