Noise Cancelling Headsets

Minimise distractions in the office

Anyone who has been working from home and experienced a quiet place to work may have found the return to an open office a bit of a shock. Sitting cosily at home chatting away in complete silence has been, for many, a luxury. Being back in the office brings a lot more background noise which can make communication more difficult. Noise can distract you and also make it more difficult for the person to whom you are speaking to hear you clearly. Research has indicated that poor audio in business costs money. Hence many headsets for the workplace incorporate a range of technologies to increase call quality and minimise audio interference.


Passive Noise Cancellation – this is merely a physical barrier to noise – usually in the form of larger over the ear cups.
Active Noise Cancellation – uses microphones to detect background sounds and to negate them, thus smoothing out the sound waves of non conversational audio.
Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation – more sophisticated than the Active mode, this will analyse the surroundings’ sound profile and ‘adapt’ the cancellation’s properties accordingly. Some headsets allow one to adjust the level of noise cancellation so that the wearer can hear background sounds.


Noise in the Office

There is plenty of research that shows that the most destructive sound of all is other people’s conversations.

Lombard effect

Noisy environments tend to only get worse over time, because people start speaking louder as it gets noisier around them (known as the Lombard effect).


According to a recent survey in 2020, 94% of workers experience some form of ambient noise during calls.

Top ANC Headsets Include the following


This Bluetooth headset from EPOS | Sennheiser uses ‘Hybrid‘ Active Noise Cancellation {Hybrid ANC blends Feedforward and Feedback ANC into one system.}

Poly Savi 8220 OFFICE DECT Binaural Headset

This DECT Cordless Headset uses Poly’s proprietary Acoustic Fence Technology which uses advanced echo cancellation techniques to “cancel out” all soundwaves except the actual speaker’s voice.

Jabra Evolve2 30 USB Stereo Headset

The Jabra Evolve2 is a wired ( USB C or USB A versions available ) lightweight headset which has an advanced 2-microphone audio system which captures your voice while simultaneously analyzing and reducing the noise around you.

If you would like further information on how noise cancelling headsets can increase performance and satisfaction then do get in touch with our team and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.



Jabra White Paper


EPOS | Sennheiser White Paper


Poly White Paper