What you should know when buying headsets

It is evident that headsets are becoming increasingly popular and have already become an integral part of our lives. Pretty much all of us find it quite difficult to do away without one of these pieces of hardware. It is true particularly when it comes to listening to good music or wish to converse in a hands-free manner. Equipped with a microphone, headsets can go a long way in positively affecting your conversations- personal and professional, gaming sessions, determine the success of your relationship with your customer and even your experience listening to your favorite music.


So, what should you know before buying the best headsets? If you intend to shop around for a new headphone, the following aspects should be considered to match your exact requirement.


  • Wired headsets or wireless headsets?

When you shop around, you will be able to see wired as well as wireless headsets and headsets for personal use that offer immersive musical experience. Headsets equipped with a microphone that is demarcated for call centers, telephone-intensive jobs, etc. are also extensively available. In-store for you a variety of options and they can be divided as headsets for mobile phones (iPhones, Mono Bluetooth, Sports headsets, Stereo Bluetooth), PC Headsets for Internet telephony/ VOIP, Music and Entertainment, gaming, Professional Gaming, etc.


  • The quality of the voice and range

In fact, this should be one of the most important aspects when you are searching for a headset. You need to know how it functions and be very particular about the voice quality it is supposed to deliver. In addition to that, things like whether it works within a short or an expanded range (if it is a Bluetooth headset) and whether it can be paired with other devices, e.g. your mobile phone, should not be ignored.


  • Compatibility

Before purchasing a specific headset, you should consider if it works with the hardware you already have or plan to buy. So, it is inevitable to keep a tab of your hardware's specifications and also whether it supports Bluetooth headsets, wireless headsets, whether or not it has USB ports, stereo audio jacks, etc.


  • Ergonomics

The headset you buy should be very comfortable to wear even for prolonged durations. Also, the design should not make the wearer feel burdened. It should, therefore, offer perfectly customizable comfort for long hours of usage.


There are different types of headsets. For instance, you can find open-back headsets that sit on top of/over the ear. Usually, these are very comfortable and lightweight. However, they do not provide much isolation from the surrounding noises that can interfere with your listening and might as well let others get a hang of what you are listening to. On the other hand, closed-back headsets prove to be a better option for noise isolation as they are designed to cover the ear with a tight seal. In addition to that, there are special noise-canceling headsets that you may take your pick from. These can effectively obstruct/reduce ambient noise and ensure high attenuation. They are the ideal choice if you are in for a listening work that takes place in a loud environment.