How to choose a telephone headset

Posted on January 12, 2010 by Frankye Robinson

A telephone headset adds efficiency to your work day and improves ergonomics in the office. These days, you have a wealth of options to choose from. This guide will help you determine which headsets will work best in your office.

There are a few factors to consider when choosing a headset.

Connecting device: are you connection your headset to a desk phone, mobile phone or PC?
Mobility: will you use your headset at your desk, or do you need to be able to move around?
Wearing Style: which headset style will be the most comfortable for you? 

Your answers to these questions will guide you to the right telephone headet for your office.


What will you connect your telephone headset to?

Desk Phones PC Phones

Most telephone headsets are compatible with corded telephones. Connecting a cordless telephone? The handset must have a headphones jack, or the base must have a wireless port.
PC Telephone Headset
Most PC telephone headsets connect via USB cord. Look for models versatile enough to connect your PC, desk and mobile phones, such as the Plantronics Savi 740
Mobile Phones Conference Calls
Hands Free Cell Phone Headset Hands free cell phone headsets connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, or via a headphone jack.
Telephone Headset for Conferencing Multiple Telephones Conferencing telephone headsets quickly connects other headset.


Need a telephone headset you can use away from your desk?

DECT is the same wireless technology that allows you to use your cordless phone anywhere in the house. DECT telephone headsets have a range of up to to 335 ft.

Bluetooth technology allows you to use your telephone headset up to 33 ft away from the base. 

Which telephone headset style will work best for you?

Over the Ear Telephone Headsets

Over the Ear

Discreet and easy to take on and off.

Over the Head Telephone Headsets

Over the Head

Headband design offers more stability.

Convertible Telephone Headsets


Wear over the ear, the head, or behind your head.

Monaural Telephone Headsets


Allows you to keep an ear on your surroundings.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise Canceling Headphones

Dual earpiece allows you to block out surrounding noise.

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