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How Do I Choose the Best Office Headset?

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  • Written By: G. Wiesen
  • Edited By: Lauren Fritsky
  • Last Modified Date: 18 September 2018
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In considering the best office headset for your needs, you should think about what type of phone or other system you may need to use the headset with and the environment in which you are likely to most often use it. You should look for a headset that can easily be connected to a standard telephone or mobile phone, depending on your needs, and consider a rechargeable wireless headset for ease of use. If you are likely to use an office headset while in a loud environment, such as a call center or public work area, then you should look for a headset with noise reduction in the microphone and the best sound quality possible in the earphones.

An office headset is a device that can be worn on or around your ears, allowing you to have hands-free access to a phone or similar system. If you plan on using this type of headset for access to a standard telephone, then you should choose a system you can easily connect to your existing phones. You might consider a wireless unit that can be connected directly to a phone line or to a phone, allowing you to easily move about while wearing and using the office headset. If you choose a wireless headset, then you should consider the lifespan of the headset and look for a rechargeable set that can meet your needs.

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You should also consider a wireless office headset if you want to be able to more easily use a mobile phone without using your hands. Many of these devices can connect wirelessly to a mobile phone. You should be sure that any such headset you choose is compatible with your particular phone.

Different types of office headset can also include a number of features and functions that you should consider. If you are going to use the headset in a relatively noisy area, then you should choose one that can help reduce noise for you and whoever you are talking to. Many headsets include noise reduction microphones that pick up less ambient noise and only receive sound from your voice as you talk. You should also look into the earphones used in any headset to be sure that you will be able to hear while in a noisy area.

Any office headset you choose should also include functions that allow you to more easily conduct a conversation. Many headsets allow you to control the volume through buttons on the headset itself, rather than using the phone or other remote system for such controls. You may also be able to initiate or end phone calls using buttons on the headset, mute your voice during a call, and change frequencies between different phones to monitor calls around you.

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