How to choose the right headset for you?
Choosing a new headset for work is not something to rush into. Which features are necessary based on your work environment? What connectivity type is better to use with your company tools and apps? In short, what will be the right headset for you?
Corded or wireless
Start the selection of headset options by checking if a corded or wireless headset is the best fit for you.
- Wireless headsets provide you the flexibility needed if you want to be able to move around freely and cut down wires.
- If the wireless headset is equipped with Bluetooth technology, you can connect it to most devices nowadays which means you can use one headset for multiple devices.
- Keep in mind that not all wireless headsets are compatible with your desk phone. It depends on what technology your desk phone can support.
- Corded headsets usually provide better audio quality.
- Corded headsets do not need to be charged.
- Corded headsets are mostly cheaper than wireless headsets.
Corded headsets are a good option if you are at your desk a lot. Most corded headsets are compatible with desk phones by plugging in the cable or by using an additional connector.
Comfort and fit
How long do you wear your headset per day? Do you prefer in-ear or on-ear headsets? Do you want stereo or a mono headset? Do you need a flexible boom arm? These are questions you need to consider getting the right headphones in terms of comfort and fit. For this, as this is mostly personal preference, our advice is to write yourself a check-list with the requirements a new headset needs to meet and see which one matches your requirements the best.
Office, at home or on the go
There are a lot of different headsets out there for a different purpose: At the office, at home or on the go.
On the go. If you are on the go a lot a wireless headset will be the better choice due to flexibility when moving around or commuting and not having to deal with tangled cords. You can check out wireless earbud options as these are light and discreet. If earbuds are not comfortable for you, wireless on-ear headsets can also be a good option.
At home. When you are working mostly at home, your headset choice depends on what tools you have or use at your home office. In short: Do you have a desk phone at your home office or are you using mobile apps or softphones to conduct work calls? Or both? Not all headsets are compatible with desk phones and certain desk phones have specific connectivity options. Always check what devices you are using most and based on that, what connectivity options you have. Also, if you want to prevent distractions, such as muffling noises from neighbors, kids or pets, check for headsets with noise-cancellation.
At the office. At the office you can have everything you need to communicate as efficient as possible. As we have mentioned previously, look for a headset that is compatible with the tools and applications you use the most at your desk. If you work in a busy office environment, check for an on-ear headset with noise-cancellation and, if the budget allows, with an active noise-cancellation microphone. Active noise-cancellation does not just block unwanted sounds using the material it is made from, but it will create a different output signal where the technology is subtracting the noise making it ideal for phone calls in these dynamic environments.
Register for our upcoming webinar!
Next week we will be hosting a webinar where we have made a selection of the best headsets that we recommend for Dynamix’s products and services for different work environments. Join us for this webinar on Thursday July 9, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) // 10:00 a.m. (PDT) // 7:00 p.m. (CEST) to see if there is a headset for you.