Working Remotely – Add a noise cancelling headset

December 14, 2023

[avatar user="Jamie Poindexter" size="thumbnail" align="left" link="attachment" /]by Jamie Poindexter | Jun 23, 2020 | Our blog, Telecommuters - Working from home remotelyEveryone in the confines of the home brings on plenty of distractions. Between the kids and the dogs it can be hard to concentrate when working from home. A good headset can block out those distractions and let you get down to business and enjoy some tunes at the same time

Gaming headsets are great for this. They incorporate good quality sound as well as a microphone for those Teams or Zoom meetings. Headsets normally come in 2 connection types, the standard 3.5mm jack and USB. Generally speaking USB will give you the best sound and microphone quality as compared to the built in mic or the 3.5mm equivalent. This is due to the USB variant having its own built in audio processor while the 3.5mm analog version using the one built into the desktop or laptop. If you have a high end PC you might be better off with the 3.5mm where as USB will work well on either the low end PC or more expensive one.

Digging deeper you also have the choice of wireless if that is your thing. Normally the wireless headsets will use Bluetooth and come with a dongle or use the built in one in most of todays laptops and desktops. Range varies but is usually around 30 feet. Besides the no wires the other benefit is Bluetooth headsets work with mobile devices as well. So, you can take it with you and pair it to a Bluetooth enable cell phone. Once you have a type picked out it’s a matter of what sounds and feels good to you.