This article will focus on the best headphones for an office environment.
I will not go into too much detail regarding noise-canceling headphones for the office environment.
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There are many reasons why headphones may be necessary for an office environment.
Firstly this depends on the type of office environment that you have.
Some jobs need headphones for the actual performance of the job. Such jobs include call centers.
Secondly, some jobs do not need headsets for the job, but employees may need them in order to concentrate when the office becomes a little louder.
I personally prefer to use noise-canceling headphones.
The benefits of noise-canceling headphones are that they:
- Block out sounds (mostly consistent sounds) and help you focus
- With the latest noise-canceling headphone technology you can adjust the level of noise cancellation to determine how much sound you want to let in.
- Many upper-end over-ear noise-canceling headphones are very comfortable and can be worn for long periods of time.
- You can also listen to music with ANC on
Offices are versatile, and communication is a major part of commerce. Headphones and headsets play an important part in facilitating communication.
Do noise-cancelling headphones work in an office?
In short yes. There are many options of noise canceling headphones to choose from.
One of the best noise canceling headphones that I have tried out is the Bose 700 Noise Canceling headphones.
One thing to be wary of is making sure that your headphones do not look anti social.
I would personally advise that you make use of headphones in periods of excessive noise, such as in the morning when people come in, or just before and just after lunch.
What are the best headphones for work
So why should you get high quality headphones for work ? With good quality headphones,
The call quality headphones are crystal clear irrespective of the loudness in the office.
There are plenty of headphones that one can choose from.
When one thinks of headsets, the names that come to mind are the likes of Plantronics.
But the field is versatile and there are many options.
What sets these (below) apart is the fact that they come with top of the range microphones and noise cancellation.
Therefore, the people that your talking to will not hear any background noise.
Here are 2 of my favorite options.
What is the best headset for conference calls?
Many things can affect the quality of a conference call including internet speed and the quality of the headset.
Poor audio quality negatively affects calls productivity and your team’s communication.
This article is not intended to display an array of headsets for conference calls.
But here are the 3 of the best headphones for conference calls.
1. Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC
Bloomless design features dual-paired omni-directional microphones and enhanced noise cancelling, optimizing your voice and minimizing noise caused by wind, movement and background sounds.
Your caller hears you, not what’s happening around you.
Dual-mode active noise cancelling (ANC) technology lets you select the most comfortable setting for your environment.
Smart sensory technology
Our smart sensor technology uses contextual intelligence to keep up with you. It senses when the headset is on or off to easily.
- Answer calls
- Play/pause music
- Unmute/mute the mic.
Intuitive controls allow you to easily answered/end calls, control volume/mute and track forward/back for music playback.
Enhanced wireless freedom with up to 98 feet/30 meters if range from supported Bluetooth class 1 devices.
Plantronics signature audio
Isolating stereo design provides immersive high-res, while powerful speakers deliver a higher-quality music experience that helps you stay focused when you need to.
Dynamic mute alert
Dynamic mute alert senses and alerts you when you begin to speak while muted.
Work seamlessly across your PC, mobile phone, tablet, and Blue-tooth-enabled desk phone.
BT600 USB Bluetooth adaptor
The BT600 Bluetooth mini USB adapter indicator light shows mute status and can stay in your laptop port for always-ready PC connectivity.
Extended battery life
Enjoy up to 24 hours of wireless music, movies and calls before choosing the cabled connection or recharge.
While listening to music, the OpenMic button allows you to hear your surroundings when you need to without must take the headset off.
2. Jabra BIZ2400 DUO
Jabra BIZ 2400 II is a corded professional headset that delivers outstanding sound at both ends of the call.
40% lighter than competing headsets, with super-soft leatherette headband and ear cushions.
Built to last with a Kevlar-reinforced cord and unbreakable boom arm
The Jabra Biz 2400 II is a premium performance contact center headset, delivering crystal-clear conversations for closer connections with your caller.
PeakStop™ instantly removes any harmful loud sounds before they even reach your ears.
This keeps the sound level in the safe range and protects your hearing.
Talk in Comfort
Find the perfect fit with a range of light, ergonomically designed frames, larger*, soft leatherette ear cushions, adjustable headbands and microphone boom.
Your headset will be comfortable all day long.
HD Voice / Wideband Audio
HD Voice lets you have lifelike, vibrant conversations.
You will not have to struggle to hear what the other person is saying.
You can rotate the boom-arm 360 degrees without the risk of breaking it. Find the microphone placement that works for you.
Cords are reinforced and built to last.
They’re extremely durable and will take most daily punishment.
Noise-cancelling microphones reduce unwanted background noise and are ideal in crowded and noisy open working environments.
Air Shock Microphone
Having the mic close to your mouth can cause unwanted breathing noises.
To reduce this, we have designed the mic with many small holes and placed a layer of foam on the inside.
This prevents most air shocks and improves call quality.
3. Plantronics Voyager 3200 UC
Smart sensory technology
Smart sensors answer calls by simply putting on the headset.
Automatically transfer calls between mobile phone and headset based on wearing state (enabled using Plantronics Hub mobile app)
Enhanced wireless freedom with up to 98feet/30 meters of range from supported Bluetooth Class 1 devices.
Three-mic noise cancelling
Precision tuned triple-mic with enhanced DSP, separates your speech from background noise, delivering clear voice quality to you and your listener.
Rigorously tested ergonomic design and dual- durometer ear tips provide long wearing comfort and stability.
Caller ID and voice answer
Announces the names of incoming callers and waits for you to say “Answer” or “Ignore”, allowing you to manage your calls using voice commands.
Recharge on the go with the optional portable charging case for an extra 10 hours of talk time.
Dedicated mute button and dynamic mute alert
Dedicated mute button for quick mute access.
Dynamic mute alert senses and immediately alerts you when you begin to speak while muted.
Dedicated VPA button
Activate Siri, Google Now or Cortana with the touch of a button to call phone contacts, send message or schedule meetings.
Work seamlessly across multiple applications between smartphones, laptops and tablets.
Wideband audio (HD Voice)
Wideband audio for high quality HD voice compatible with smartphones.