When engaged in an online meeting, the quality of sound is of utmost importance. Not only is it annoying when you can’t hear what someone is saying, it’s equally as uninspiring when the audio tunes in and out; sounds like it’s underwater; is fuzzy or just plain incoherent. There is nothing worse than scratchy feedback on your laptop’s speakers. Poor audio quality during a conference call or video conference negatively affects the call’s sole purpose – to be able to effectively communicate with your team or clients, in a way that gets work done productively, with minimal disruption and with ease.
Save yourself the headache of picking up distracting background noise or your neighbour’s crackling bag of chips when you’ve signed into an online meeting. Investing in a pair of headphones that enhances the quality of the meeting’s audio while simultaneously cutting out background noise and distortion will make for less miscommunication, more nuances received and a crystal clear audible tone of voice.
If you’re hosting recurring online meetings, managing a remote team, conducting interviews with talent or sitting in on syncs with clients regularly, acquiring headphones designed to provide the optimal range of sound is worth it in the long run. Here are the top 5 selected headphones that will provide an exceptional conference calling experience.
5. Insignia NS-CAHBTEBNC-S
The Insignia Wireless In-Ear Behind-the-Neck Noise Canceling Headphones offer a more compact, and stylish design. With ear buds that feed directly into your ears, these headphones provide direct full throttle sound, inconspicuously. Simply pair on Bluetooth to enjoy handsfree, and unadulterated wireless audio.
The noise cancellation feature offers sharp stereo sound, with a built-in microphone that makes it easy to pick up and hang up on calls. Every online meeting is met with your full attention as background noise is tuned out, and the headset’s wireless capabilities give you the option to meander. If you like to walk around, the 33-foot wireless range provides you the freedom to get up from your desk or walk to the kitchen to get a coffee.
4. Jabra Evolve 80
The Jabra Evolve 80 Professional Stereo Noise Cancelling Wired Headset empowers streamlined concentration and productivity. How? Disruptive environments are made less intrusive as the headset’s noise cancelling technology, Active and Passive Noise Cancellation, can be activated with a button. Disruptive background noises are kept at bay, allowing calls to come through crisp and in high definition.
The headset is comfortable, and cushiony, hugging around the ear for long periods of comfort, while the premium, world-class speakers provide an immersive experience, enveloped in high quality sound.
Additionally, there is another button that allows the user to flip between Speak Mode and Music Mode, an easy adjustment that makes this headset versatile, and able to fit the audio needs of any user.
3. Plantronics 202580-01 BlackWired Headset
This smart USB connected headset features Active Noise Cancelling, which immerses you into a quiet stable environment void of any background shuffling, chit chat and white noise. Equipped with Hi Fi stereo, wideband audio, and a noise cancelling microphone, this top of the line product offers top notch sound.
It gets even better. Smart Sensor technology allows you to answer a call by putting on the headset, making these headphones very user-friendly and intuitive.
What’s more, they’re designed to be portable for quick an easy storage. The ear cushions fold flat and slide into its accompanying carrying case that you can take on the go. Throw it into your laptop bag, your carry-on or put it in your pocket.
2. Plantronics Voyager 3200 UC
The Plantronics Voyager 3200 UC Discreet Bluetooth Headset System is the model for you if headsets are too bulky and over the top. This over-the-ear wireless earset is designed to be discreet but functional.
Able to fit in the palm of your hand, or in the space of your front pocket, its lightweight, ergonomic design can be worn for hours comfortably. With up to 98 feet of range, a boom mic, Bluetooth capabilities, and portable charging system, this earbud makes calling into a conference effortless and adaptable. Joining in an online meeting has never been so easy.
Plus, its featured smart sensors allow for a call to be answered by simply putting in the device for easy connection that avoids buttons and fumbling.
1. Jabra BIZ2400 DUO
The Jabra Biz 2400 II QD Duo NC Wired Headset combines form and function for a sleek look that’s bulletproof (literally, the headset is made of kevlar which just so happens to be what bulletproof vests are made out of). Also reinforced with surgical steel, these nearly weightless headphones are 40% lighter than the competition, with ultra soft leatherette ear cushions, 360 flexible spin arm and headphone padding for extra comfort.
Enjoy ultra noise cancellation that reduces ambient noise and high definition voice and HIFI sound delivery for conference calls that are sharp and on point. Another differentiating feature is PeakStop, a monitoring system that cuts off a “loud” peak in sound. Harmful sounds above 118 decibels, are automatically suppressed like sirens passing by, for example.
Whichever headset you choose to best suit your needs, let Callbridge take care of the rest by providing an exceptional audio, video and web conferencing communications platform. This is where high caliber productivity intersects with premium quality connections and stronger relationships. Facilitate important meetings without interference, confidently.