This article will look at the Best computer headsets for office work.
This will include some of the Best USB headsets for office work.
But of course, in the modern world we not only work from offices that are away from the home.
Increasingly people are working from home, which means that an evaluation of the types of headsets used for home office work should also be considered.
Lets first talk about USB headsets.
What is a USB headset?
As the name suggest, this is a headset that can connect via usb port.
Have you ever seen the headsets that are used in call centers with the microphone?
That is an example of a USB headset. It combines a microphone and a headphone, and through a USB connector connects to a PC or laptop.
Gamers are also big users of USB headsets, and USB headsets can also be used for video conferencing.
The combination of cloud telephone applications and a headset can turn the PC into a hands-free communication device.
The different types of USB headsets
There are 2 common types of USB headsets.
Firstly, are the traditional over ear headphones with a microphone.
These provide high quality audio and stereo playback.
Because they are over ear headphones they limit ambient noise.
Secondly there is the 1 earpiece headset.
Obviously because of 1 ear being covered, you will be able to hear the office chatter and any other noises within the environment.
These headphones are a little easier to wear than the 2-ear pad headphone because they are lighter.
The playback is often mono sound.
There are other commonly used headsets such as UBS headsets that are in ear.
What is the best headset with a microphone for use on a computer?
There are a variety of options that one can chose from.
What the best one is will always depend on the intended use of the headphones.
Here are 3 of my favorite headset/headset systems.
1 .SAVI 700 SERIES
Three-way connectivity allows you to easily switch and mix audio between PC, mobile and desk phone calls with one intelligent, wireless headset system.
Hot swappable battery
Allows you to change the mid conversation delivering unlimited talk time
If you need an additional battery, you can be purchase one separately
The Noise-cancelling microphone reduces background noise interruptions, Which ensures greater quality and easing listener fatigue.
Collaborate between colleges no matter which device you call them on with the ability to mix/conference audio between any two phone devices
Conference in up to three additional Savi headsets for improved call efficiency and guest headsets can even continue through multiple calls.
DECT technology provides better audio, eliminating interference from Wifi networks, while enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides more natural voice sound – delivering clear audio the way its intended to be heard.
Intelligent mobile routing
Automatically routes mobile calls to the mobile phone or headset or mobile phone, whichever device is within easy reach.
With Plantronics software you get the added value of:
Headset answer / end, mute and flash control across multiple softness
UC presence automatically updated when on a call; not only on PC calls, but also when on mobile or desk phone calls
The battery meter conveniently displays the headset battery life remaining in PC icon tray
The headset control panel allows for the customization of settings, including call notification and related options
2. Corsair HS50
The best PC gaming headset
Plush memory foam and adjustable ear cups provide exceptional comfort. Legendary CORSAIR build quality featuring rugged metal structural components ensure long term durability.
Specially tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers bring superior sound quality with wide range and accuracy.
An optimized unidirectional microphone reduces ambient noise for enhanced voice quality and is easily detached for use on the go
Play with the confidence that your microphone and audio drivers have been tested and evaluated for crystal clear communication and outstanding sound.
Easy access on-ear volume and mute controls for adjustments on the fly.
PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20 kHz
Headphone Sensitivity: 111dB (+/-3dB)
Impedance: 32 Ohms @ 1 kHz
Headphone Type: Wired, 3.5mm analog
Headphone Connector: 3.5mm analog
Headphone Drivers: 50mm
Microphone Impedance: 2.2k Ohms
Microphone Type: Unidirectional noise cancelling
Microphone Frequency Response: 100Hz to 10kHz
Microphone Sensitivity: -40dB (+/-3dB)
3. Jabra Elite 65e
Enjoy incredible conversation quality with Jabra 3-microphone call technology that creates a noise-blocking zone – making sure your voice is made crystal-clear.
Active noise cancellation
The Professional-grade ANC
The Elite 65e uses active noise cancellation – powerful enough to make busy cafés sound as quiet as a library.
Professional-grade noise cancellation is achieved by combining ANC from four microphones with passive noise cancellation from the oval-shaped earbuds and snug-fitting Jabra EarGels™.
The battery lasts up to 8 hours with ANC on and 13 hours with ANC off.
It takes 2 hours for the headphones to be fully charged
The Jabra Sound+ app is the perfect companion to your Jabra headphones.
You can customize your sound so your music and calls experience always suits your surroundings.
You can personalize your experience by customizing the way Sound+ delivers your sound and how it looks.
Choose your preferred voice assistant from Amazon Alexa, Siri®, Google Assistant™ and more.
The earbuds are engineered to last, the Elite 65e is IP54 rated and comes with a 2-year warranty against water and dust.
With a selection of Jabra EarGels™ included, the earbuds are comfortable and secure.
Extensively tested in the sound lab, the EarGels™ also help improve the quality of your listening experience – adding passive noise cancellation and refining the bass in your music.
What is the best headset for working from home?
In today’s competitive job market, opportunities can be scarce.
Often because of mechanization and employment uncertainty, there is Just a sheer lack of opportunities in the job market
Many people are starting to work from home either to supplement their income or as a means of making an income.
The advent of the internet has made it possible to make money from anywhere in the world, if you have a reliable internet connection.
Many jobs from call center agents, to other customer service work require headphones and headsets to complete the job.
There are of course many headsets to choose from with different brands and prices.
There are Some things to consider regarding the right headset for you.
Some things to consider are
- What will headphones be used for?
- How much can you afford to spend?
- Do you need Bluetooth or must they be wired?
- How much comfort are you after?
- Do you need a mic?
The answer to these questions can help you narrow the options
You may need additional accessories as well depending on how you will use the headphones.
If you are using the headphone with a laptop or PC you will need a USB port plug
If you are using the headset with a landline then you will need a phone port plug
Here are some of what I believe to be the best headset for working from home.
4. Logitech Clear Chat Pro USB
The Logitech Clear Chat Pro USB Comes in a black grey color
- USB compatible (1.1 and 2.0)
- Cable length – 8ft
- Frequency response: 20 Hz 20 kHz
- Microphone 100 hz – 10 KHZ
- Sensitivity: -62 dBV/ bar, -42 dBV/Pa +/- 3 dB
- Comes with noise cancelling
- The laser drivers are audio tuned
- Comes with a sound switch equalizer
5. Plantronics. Audio 628
- Extremely lightweight and comfortable – quickly slip it on and take it off.
- Skype Certified for a better chatting experience, plus easy-to-use volume, mute and call controls.
- Easily answer and end Skype calls with convenient inline controls.
- Digital Signal Processing cancels echo and boosts voice signals to deliver dynamic sound quality.
- 24-bit hi-fi stereo sound is digitally equalized to give enhanced HD sound for making Skype calls, listening to music or watching videos.
- Noise-canceling microphone works with DSP to block low-frequency noise and provide crystal clear conversations
Comfortable foam ear pads and lightweight materials for easy calls
- Call Button – Answer/end call
- Volume buttons + and – – Change volume
- Mute microphone button – Mute mic on and off
- Speaker Driver Size 32 mm
- Speaker Frequency Response 20Hz – 20kHz
- Microphone Frequency Response 100Hz – 10kHz
- High Definition 24-bit stereo: 48kHz sampling rate
6. BLACKWIRE 600 SERIES
Unparalleled call clarity, dynamic EQ stereo to adjust automatically for voice and multimedia use
Wideband support, for best quality PC calls
Noise-canceling microphone squashes background noise
Enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology provides more natural voice sound
SoundGuard® technology provides protection against audio spikes
Adjustable headband, soft ear cushions
Call controls at your fingertips; call answer/end, mute, volume +/-