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Last updated by Daniel Barnes 12 days ago
Headsets are exceptionally useful, especially in office environments. Whether you need a corded one for your work, or for home when you need to Skype call friends and family, this top 10 list of the best corded headsets is designed to help you make the perfect choice for you.
Generally speaking, corded headsets offer superior sound quality when compared to wireless headsets. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about keeping them charged up. There’s nothing more frustrating than when you’re in the middle of a call, only to have your headset die on you. With a corded model, this won’t be an issue, and you can be certain that your headset will always be ready for action.
Plantronics, Jabra, and Sennheiser all offer excellent corded headsets. Some offer just the basics at an affordable cost, while others include more advanced features for those who want to get a bit more use from their latest purchase. Our in-house experts test every model on the market, sorting the good from the bad to offer our customers only the headsets which meet our high standards. Below we have rated the best ones, along with their top features and why you should buy them.
Read on to discover our top picks, or alternatively give us a call for further advice!
Excellent value for money
A superb option for those who prefer a one earpiece wearing style, the Plantronics Blackwire 3210 USB-A is an affordable top-quality headset for PC & Laptops. Offering wideband audio, and reliable noise-cancelling means that you'll be able to hear and be heard clearly on calls. It's plug-and-play set-up make this an ideal choice for home use and the lightweight design ensures your comfort even for extended use. In-line call controls are an added bonus at this price point making this great value for money!
Ideal for both PC and mobile users.
The Sennheiser SC 165 is a stereo corded headset compatible with both PCs and mobiles. With UC optimization, it works with a wide range of software and provides simple plug-and-play setup. Thanks to Sennheiser’s trademark high audio quality, along with a noise cancelling microphone, the SC 165 is the ideal corded headset for call centre operatives and home workers alike.
The Sennheiser SC 135 USB-C is a single-sided headset with 3.5 mm jack and detachable USB-C cable, optimized for flexible UC professionals working on both PC and mobile devices. Sleek minimalistic design and great sound for calls and multimedia make this a convenient single solution for all your audio needs. Sound profiles adjust automatically to communication and multimedia use. A natural listening experience with Sennheiser Voice Clarity and noise-cancelling microphone optimize speech intelligibility and an in-line call control unit enables seamless call management. The bendable boom arm folds discreetly into the headband when not in use, giving a more streamlined appearance.
The Plantronics EncorePro HW510D is a mono headset from one of the most highly-regarded brands on the market. By only covering one ear, it allows users to remain aware of what's going on around them- perfect for offices where communication is key. It also boasts an adjustable headband and flexible mic boom to ensure a comfortable fit. And with Advanced Audio Processing technology, the sound quality is suberb, too. Lightweight yet durable, this corded headset is ideal for a wide range of end users.
The Yealink UH33 is a cost-effective corded headset that offers simple plug-and-play setup. Using advanced wideband audio technology, it offers great sound quality for all your important calls. What's more, it also includes both USB-A and 3.5mm connectivity, meaning you can use it on both your laptop and smart devices. The UH33 also includes in-line controls for added ease-of-use, and has been specially designed for long-lasting comfort even if you use the headset all day.
Top quality corded USB headset for PC
The little brother to the Evolve 65, this USB headset still packs a powerful punch. Ideal for mobile workers and hot-desking, the Jabra Evolve 40 requires no installation- just plug it in, and you're ready to go. And with Jabra’s Intelligent Call Transfer, you can seamlessly transfer your Skype for Business calls to your smartphone by disconnecting your headset from the USB in-line call controller and plugging the 3.5mm jack into your mobile (MS version only). The headset also features an automatic “busy light” that signals to your co-workers/better half when you’re in the middle of a call- and with a manual switch you can make sure everyone knows you have not had your morning coffee yet!
This corded headset is an excellent choice for anyone who needs to spend long periods of time on calls. With padded ear cups specially designed for a superior fit, and weighing around 40% less than other headsets of its type, it remains comfortable to wear throughout the whole working day. What's more, the boom mic can be rotated 360 degrees, so you can tuck it out of the way when not in use. Providing the same high audio quality and noise cancelling that you'd expect from Jabra, we highly recommend this headset for call centres and similar environments.
Simple to set up, the Plantronics Blackwire C520 is a great choice for anyone in need of a high-end corded headset. Thanks to special technology, the C520 can automatically answer calls when you put on the headset, making things that little bit easier. Compatible with any PC via a USB connection, it provides a single audio device both for VoIP telephony and multimedia applications.
The only member of the Jabra Engage family to offer corded connectivity as standard, the Engage 50 is a great choice for professional users. With advanced noise cancellation, you can be certain that your voice will always come through loud and clear. What's more, it uses a USB-C connection, making it ideally suited to both PCs and mobile devices alike. And if your computer doesn't have a USB-C port, the optional UBS-A adapter lets you connect your headset up with ease.
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