If you work in a call center or other office-based occupation that requires you to make a lot of phone calls, you know how important a quality office headset can be. I’ve compiled a list of some of the best USB office headsets you can find to help you get the most for your money.
This USB-powered headset from Logitech has noise-canceling capabilities as well as auto-echo detection, meaning you can be in a room where sound tends to bounce around without it having a negative impact on the call quality. The headset also has an LED that will flash when a call is incoming, so you don’t have to worry about missing calls if you take the headset off for a second.
This headset from Sennheiser features mono sound (the PC 8 is the stereo version) in a super lightweight body that’s comfortable to wear all day long. It doesn’t look like much, but Sennheiser promises you’ll not even notice you’re wearing it, which is ideal for those long hours in the office. Besides stereo sound from the headset to make sure your calls are perfectly crisp, the microphone has noise cancellation built in so the folks at the other end won’t hear your noisy office environment.
The Plantronics Blackwire C3225 is very lightweight, making it easy to wear all day, and has a noise-reducing microphone. The highlight feature of the Blackwire C3225 is the 3.5-millimeter jack that plugs into a USB dongle. You can use either connection — it’s compatible with phones and computers. And that dongle houses some in-line controls as an added bonus.
Jabra’s UC Voice 550 Duo is a workhorse specifically designed to make you sound great. Working with all major UC systems, it has a fantastic noise-canceling microphone that will eliminate interference and Peakstop technology prevents loud sudden noises from blasting you in your ears. It’s not the most robust option on our list, but you’ll sound exquisite on the other end.
Microsoft has the LifeChat LX-6000 certified for use with Skype for Business, so you know your Skype calls are going to sound perfect. The ergonomically-designed earpieces are meant to relieve pressure, allowing you to wear the headset all day without feeling sore or fatigued. This headset is great for anyone who uses Skype as the main form of communication in both their professional or personal lives.
It’s difficult to choose a wrong headset for the office. All of our recommendations are worth considering for use throughout the day, but if I had to recommend a single choice, it would be the Plantronics Blackwire C3225 for comfort.
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