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Last updated by Daniel Barnes 9 days ago
For people working from home, a headset is an essential piece of kit. If you are unable to make it into the workplace, then a headset means you can still communicate easily with colleagues. Systems like Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Skype for Business all allow you to keep connected even when working from home- and a good quality headset lets you take full advantage of this.
Since so many people rely headsets on a daily basis, it should come as no surprise that there are literally hundreds of them products to choose from. But how can you be sure you are making the right choice? Not to worry- the liGo team are here to help!
We have been selling headsets for over a decade, and we also use them ourselves here in the liGo office. Thanks to all this experience, we certainly know what makes a great headset, whether in the office or working from home. Ultimately, if you are going to be using a headset at home, then it needs to meet your own personal requirements. For instance, are you looking for a wireless headset to offer some extra flexibility? Or would you prefer the peace of mind that comes with a corded headset, knowing that you don’t need to charge it up before using it? You’ll want to ensure that your chosen headset will connect up to the device you want to use it with. There are also a number of smaller factors to think about, from wearing style to battery life and range.
Since so many different people use headsets, we've tried to include something for everyone on our Top 10 list. Whatever your budget, we have a solution to suit you. If you would like more information on any of the products listed below, or have a question about compatibility, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our customer service team. We will be more than happy to help!
Brilliant wireless headset for PC & Mobile - top quality, excellent value!
The headset of choice for our own customer service department, the Jabra Evolve 65 is our top choice for any office or telesales environment. Available in UC (Unified Communication) and MS (Microsoft Skype for Business), it comes with the Jabra 360 USB Link adaptor for plug-and-play installation (making it ideal if you hot-desk) and utilises Bluetooth 3.0 for up 30 metres of wireless range. You can also use it simultaneously with another Bluetooth device, be it smartphone, tablet or laptop, and is one of the more stylish and comfortable headsets we’ve come across which makes it perfect for long business days. Also available in mono.
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!
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!
An excellent choice!
The Jabra Evolve 20 UC Stereo USB Headset delivers exceptional sound quality at an impressive price point. Its noise-cancelling microphone does a great job of blocking out unwanted sounds. It has also been ergonomically designed to make it comfortable for all-day use, and is compatible with all leading UC (Unified Communication) applications and working straight out the box the EVOLVE 20 takes the hassle out of set-up. In our tests this headset outperformed more expensive models for noise-cancelling and call quality. An excellent choice!
The Sennheiser SC 135 USB-A is a single-sided headset with 3.5 mm jack and detachable USB-A 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.
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.
Great choice for use with PC & Mobile
The Plantronics Blackwire 3215 USB-A offers the same high quality as our pick for Best Buy with the added advantage of having a 3.5mm connection as well. This enables you to use the headset not only with your PC or Laptop but also via your mobile device. An ideal choice if you need a reliable headset for PC and Mobile that is also available in Stereo and USB-C depending on your set-up.
Next up, we have the Jabra Evolve2 40, a corded headset for PCs and Macs. Jabra have recently redesigned the original Evolve range from the ground up, making the Evolve2 40 a significant improvement on its already excellent predecessor. With advanced noise cancellation and isolation, as well as three strategically placed built-in microphones, it's the ideal headset for all your important calls. What's more, it benefits from the latest in audio technology, so it's great for listening to music and watching movies, too.
There is a reason that EncorePro range from Plantronics has been a headset staple of call centres and offices for many years - comfort, reliability, build quality & audio. The EncorePro 310 Mono USB-A is no exception providing wearers with professional performance. It may be a little pricier than some equivalent headsets from other brands but it is a top-quality choice that many have come to rely on. For existing or previous users of EncorePro this would be our top recommendation!
This budget-friendly corded headset may not be as advanced as other headsets on our list, but it still offers solid sound performance and, crucially, is comfortable to wear for long periods of time. Its lengthy cable ensures you won't feel tied down to your desk, and the adjustable mic boom flips away when not in use.
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