Best USB Headsets for Work

Best USB Headsets for Work – Our best overall pick, the Corsair HS60 Haptic, is a great and affordable USB headset that comes with everything you need to jump into your favorite game or movie. It delivers excellent audio, comfort, and reliability from an established brand in the video game industry. When you want to chat with friends, it has a solid microphone as well.

Few editorial reviews of USB headsets exist, we relied on our expert interviews and user reviews to hone our list of characteristics that all good USB headsets should have

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Our other picks are as unique as your varying needs when it comes to the best USB headsets. The next time you find yourself in need of a new USB headset, be sure to consult our suggestions to find one that works best for you.

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1.Jabra Evolve

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2.Corsair

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3.Jeecoo

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4.Xiberia

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5.Logitech

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6.Cyber Acoustics

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7.NUBWO

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8.HyperX

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9.Redragon

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10.AfterShokz

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Best USB Headsets for Work – BUYER’S GUIDE

Comfort: A USB headset should be pleasant to wear for extended periods. This means that it should have an adjustable headband (so that it doesn’t squeeze your head too hard) and ear pads that don’t feel too scratchy. Ideally, the headset should be light enough that you can comfortably wear it for an entire workday.

Microphone quality: The primary purpose of a USB headset is to improve the clarity of your voice during calls compared to your computer’s built-in mic. You don’t want to sound too distant or sunken or too loud and bright; either can make you hard to understand. The best headsets pick up and transmit your voice clearly (usually by positioning the microphone at the end of an easily adjustable boom) without transmitting the sounds of normal breathing.

Speaker quality: Nearly as important as microphone quality is that the headset improves your ability to comprehend what is being said by others during a call or what you choose to listen to when off a call. We did not expect USB headsets to compete with the audio quality of standalone headphones three times their price, but since calls conducted over Wi-Fi or cellular signals tend to have more noise and audio issues than calls over physical lines, it’s imperative that the headphones on your USB headset do not make the sound coming in even worse.

Inline controls: We considered only models with an inline controller on the cord with at least a mute button and volume controls. Those controls should be large enough to use easily and arranged logically, and any buttons that toggle a setting such as a mute button should provide some sort of visual cue when engaged. Additional controls to activate calls or a busy-ness indicator were a bonus, considering that those types of buttons typically require specific third-party call software.

Mute feedback: Knowing when and if you’re muted is vital when you’re on calls with clients or coworkers. Some headsets provide audible feedback in your headset whenever you hit the mute button by playing either ascending or descending chimes or a vocal recording that says “mute on” or “mute off.” Since this is an addition to the visual feedback we required, we considered audible feedback to be a cherry on top.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why would you want to use a USB headset over a wireless one?

If having the freedom to walk around with your headset on doesn’t mean much to you, audio quality and fidelity probably does. That’s the biggest reason to opt for a USB headset over a wireless one. Also, some computers don’t have the type of USB connection you need to hook up these types of headsets, while others do. If you’re using a Mac computer, for instance, you likely have only USB-C connections, while many PCs tend to have USB-A connectors that make more sense for a USB headset. Wired headsets often have better fidelity when it comes to sound, too, so if you want to have the best audio possible without worrying about latency, you might opt for a wired USB headset.

Can I fine-tune audio preferences without third-party software?

It depends on the type of headset you purchase. Some come with on-board audio controls that let you perform certain tweaks with physical buttons. Others work in tandem with special apps that you have to install to make these alterations. If you’re concerned with how you’ll have to go about changing your audio preferences, you’ll want to install the apps required by each manufacturer. You can usually find out this information by checking the packaging or searching then product’s official website.

Why is a detachable mic important?

If you don’t like to chat with people during gaming sessions, or you don’t play games and prefer to just enjoy music, movies, or TV shows, you can typically move the mic out of your way. Some people would much rather remove it from the equation entirely. A detachable mic lets you do just that, so it never gets in the way or impedes you from what you’re currently doing. This way, not only does the headset look sleeker and more attractive to some, but it doesn’t have any unnecessary parts that could be inadvertently damaged.

Are USB headsets really good for use when gaming?

Yes, they’re a great choice for gaming or accomplishing just about anything else you may need in terms of audio. Since they’re wired, they’ll offer far less latency than wireless devices. Many of them also have the same features, be it hardware or software, that you can expect from their wireless brethren. If you have a long enough cord and don’t mind dealing with that kind of connection, you should have a pleasant experience with a USB headset no matter what game you decide to play.

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USB – the acronym for Universal Serial Bus has long been a staple for the connection of a myriad of electronic devices. We have USB in our cameras, our TVs, our cars, our computers and, indeed in many consumer and business products.

The simple USB connection allows the use of headsets – wired and wireless for anyone working from home and allows hands free use of computer whilst engaging in conversations or video meetings on Teams/ Zoom/ Skype/ GoToMeeting etc.

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