Over the Head Headsets

Headset Buyers Guide This is the most popular type of headset sold. The over the head style is preferred by most users who find it more suitable and robust for all day use.

Over the head style telephone headsets such as the Avalle AV501N Monaural Professional Noise Cancelling Headset and the Sennheiser CC550 Call Centre headset are not a new innovation but due to the stability they offer, they have remained a popular choice for telephone headset users. For most people, one of the main factors in choosing a telephone headset is that it should remain securely in position against the user's ear leaving the user free to use their hands for typing or other duties. The over the head headset is perfect for this the usually adjustable head band acts to hold the headset against the sides of the user's head lightly but firmly.

Things to Consider When Buying

Weight is always a consideration when buying a headset and it should not be the least of your considerations when buying an over the head style telephone headset. The weight of the headband can significantly alter the experience of wearing the headset over the course of the day and so it is worth looking for a headset with a light but ruggedly built headband. Another major consideration to take into account with over the head headsets is whether you would prefer a monaural headset or a binaural headset.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Over the head Headsets

We have put together a brief list of points to take into consideration to aid you in choosing the right over the head headset for you.

Advantages
Disadvantages
  • Fits most heads
  • Firm Positioning
  • Lightweight Build
  • Binaural or Monaural Versions
  • Heavier than over the ear models
  • Headband may get caught in hair
  • More storage space needed
  • Cheaper models may be uncomfortable