Over the Head Headsets

Over-The-Head

By far the most popular of the wearing styles, over-the-head headsets are favored by office professionals, call centres workers and mobile executives alike with the majority of manufacturers offering a cost effect lightweight headset.


Things to Consider


Weight

The weight of the headband can significantly alter the experience of wearing the headset over the course of the day so it is worth looking for a headset with a light and robust build.

Noise Cancelling

If you're working in a loud environment it is best to choose a headset with a Noise Cancelling microphone to block ambient noise intruding into conversations.

Monaural / Binaural

Monaural headsets keep an ear free allowing users to communication easily with nearby colleagues. Binaural headsets cover both ears which stops ambient noise distracting for the user.


Advantages

  • Adjustable headband enables perfect fit
  • Most popular wearing style
  • Suitable for all-day use
  • Monaural / Binaural versions

Disadvantages

  • More storage space required
  • Cheaper models may be uncomfortable
  • Headband may get caught in hair
  • Heavier than over the ear models

Top Ten Over-The-Head Headsets