Headset Review 2019

Headset Review 2019

I’ve been on the quest for the perfect bluetooth headset, and while I have not found one that unequivocally is the best, I have found several that work well for different scenarios.

Plantronics Voyager 5200

Plantronics Voyager 5200

When I use:

In the car. This is a great choice for more noisy environments when only one ear piece can legally be used.

Pros:

Clear audio both ways, great noise reduction on the mic for road noise. Good battery life. Comfortable to wear. Can still hear other noises/conversations without removing headset.

Cons:

The audio does not go as loud as I would like even though it comes through clearly. Sometimes it is hard to hear the phone call when there is a lot of background noise. Also, no option for hanging the headset around my neck when not using.

Jabra Elite 25e

Jabra Elite 25e

When I use:

Everyday. This is my daily work headset for calls, webinars, music, etc.

Pros:

Lightweight, comfortable, good headphone quality, long battery life.

Cons:

Picks up a lot of background noise. If using for a two way phone conversation, it is a good idea to find a quiet area.

Jabra Evolve 75

Jabra Evolve 75

When I use:

For calls with my kids playing (or otherwise making noise) in the background. This is also a great headset for call centers and for inside sales teams.

Pros:

The best noise filtering mic and headphone of any headset by a clear margin. Solid battery life.

Cons:

Somewhat bigger headset. I prefer not to wear it for more than a couple hours, and I’m not a fan of leaving this headset around my neck. Also, this is the most expensive headset I have bought.

Apple Headphones

Apple Headphones

When I use:

For interviews. When you want 0% chance of a bluetooth headset having connection or batter issues, this is a great choice that still allows walking around and has very adequate audio quality on both sides.

Pros:

Highly reliable headset. Included with iPhone/cheap to replace.

Cons:

Tethered to phone. Better noise cancelling/isolation available.

Plantronics Blackwire C3220

Plantronics Blackwire C3220

When I use:

In reality, never. They are great audio quality, so I like having them around as a backup, but I avoid being tethered with the USB cable whenever possible.

Pros:

Cheapest headset with great audio quality is great on both ends of the call from the boom mic and on-ear headphones.

Cons:

Tethered to computer with USB cable. For computer audio only, no connection to a cell phone, which means relying on the computers internet quality.

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