Why Phones with a Headset are Great and How to Choose the Right One

In today’s society, wireless technology has vastly improved in delivering high-quality signals. Due to the new pandemic situation where many are forced to work from home, people might discover that they are spending a lot of time talking on their phones, whether it is for work-related communications or regular chatting. Call quality and headset quality are the most important factors when purchasing a cordless phone or headset. The next important are features such as battery life and range.

There are various cordless phones and headsets out there at a wide range of prices. Hence, It is important to get acquainted with different types of headsets and make the right choices to fit your needs.

Office Corded Headsets

There are thousands of various phones out there in the market. It is important to understand that plug and play corded headsets do not interfere with wireless signals and offer the best quality out there. They can be used with any phone model type no matter how old it is and are relatively inexpensive. However, from a functionality standpoint, you will always be tied to the area where your phone is and thus will be unable to get more work done by moving around the office.

There are three types of methods for plugging in corded headsets. For older phones, an amplifier was required that plugs directly into your phone and then you plug the headset into the amplifier. Newer phones provide a modular headset port and some phone models even provide a 2.5 mm jack on the side of your phone to directly plug in your corded headset. Corded headsets are very inexpensive and are usually attractive for companies providing telemarketing or over the phone help.

Office Cordless Headsets

Office Cordless Headsets

For wireless headsets, the two ways to plug them into your phone are either through the telephone plug of your base or some of the newer phones come with a modular headset port located at the bottom of the phone. Wireless headsets require one to push a button, also known as the call control button, either on the phone or on the headset itself to connect to your phone and start talking or dialing a number. Wireless headsets come in many forms and sizes and with different batteries and ranges in them.

The experts at have reviewed the top 10 headsets for more in-depth features commonly used in an office setting. Wireless headsets usually come with a charger and a power adapter since they require to be left in charge every time they are not used. Some chargers even come with a button that sends a noise signal to your headset and is used for locating your handset in case you lose it at home or in the office.

Factors to Consider

When evaluating for headsets it is important to understand the environment you are in, whether it is loud and noisy or a quiet environment. This will help one to choose between a noise-canceling headset and a voice tube headset. A noise-canceling headset enables the caller to hear your voice more clearly while simultaneously canceling out background noise. Hence, if you are in a loud environment, a noise-canceling headset is a must. However, they do not benefit the user or necessarily allow them to hear better. They usually work through programmable software and multiple microphones that pick up your voice and dampen back and side voices.

Usually, these headsets will reduce background noise by up to 75%. On the other hand, a voice tube headset will work better in quiet environments. They give the caller the more clear audio while not compromising the sound for the user. The only issue with voice tube headsets is that people in the room might be able to hear the caller as well. So if you are around a coworker or family member who wants peace it might not be a good idea to buy a voice tube headset. 

Headset fit and ergonomics are also one of the most important factors to consider, especially if you will be having it on all day. The two types available are over-the-head or over-the-ear headsets. In loud environments, the head headsets perform better due to the large size of ear cushions they come with. Large cushions also help the user to hear the caller better because they prevent outside sound from coming in. Over-the-ear headsets usually are single-ear headsets that leave the other ear open for talking and interacting with other coworkers or people face to face. These headsets are much smaller and lightweight which can make them easier to wear for longer periods.

There are also convertible headsets available that can transform from over the head covering both ears, to a single over the ear headset with an adjustable microphone protruding out for better voice clarity. Either way headset options are endless. It is important that one goes into a store and tries out the demo headsets available to determine the right fit.  

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