Top 10 USB Headsets for Working from Home

USB – the acronym for Universal Serial Bus has long been a staple for the connection of a myriad of electronic devices. We have USB in our cameras, our TVs, our cars, our computers and, indeed in many consumer and business products.

The simple USB connection allows the use of headsets – wired and wireless for anyone working from home and allows hands free use of computer whilst engaging in conversations or video meetings on Teams/ Zoom/ Skype/ GoToMeeting etc.

The Avalle Verso USB

Designed in the UK – the Avalle Verso is a lightweight and durable headset which is unique in the way in which one can convert it from binaural to monaural. This headset comes with a QD ( quick disconnect ) lead so can be used with USB for home use and with standard telephone lead for the office.
The Avalle Verso provides a high quality headset at a fraction of the price.

Plantronics Blackwire C3220 USB-A Binaural Headset

The Blackwire C3220 USB has been designed for PC/ USB Telephony – plug and play operation with all Unified Communications platforms including Teams. It has a useful inline control as well as advanced sound capabilities including hearing protection and noise cancellation.
This light, though sturdy, headset comes with its own carry case for maximum portability between home and office.

Avalle Defero 1 USB Headset

This monaural headset allows unobtrusive wear whilst being able to monitor your background environment – useful at home if you have company or expecting a delivery. It incorporates inline controls and a ratcheted boom, making adjustment easy.
This is a very stylish and easy to use headset which is high quality and low priced and works well with Teams, Zoom etc.
* model shown is binaural version

Sennheiser Century SC 630 USB

The Century SC 630 is a professional monaural headset aimed at the call centre of office worker. It comes into its own for home office use by virtue of its comfort and ease of use. It has inline controls for mute, volume and end call and advanced audio capabilities, as one would expect from Sennheiser.

It comes in a basic UC version and one certified for Microsoft teams or Skype for Business.

Jabra Evolve2 65 MS Stereo Headset

The Jabra Evolve2 65 is a binaural headset with large, comfortable ear cushions. It is perfect for working from home due to its Bluetooth USB connection – allowing one to wander away from the desk where necessary. It is fully certified for use with Microsoft Teams.

The Evolve2 65 can be connected to two devices at the same time – allowing connection to both Teams and Mobile concurrently.

EPOS | Sennheiser SC 165 USB Binaural Headset

This is an ultimately portable binaural headset with inline controls which come apart to reveal that the headset can be used to connect to either USB or 3.5mm jack. Audio is enhanced with Sennheiser’s Voice Clarity. These headsets work with Teams, Skype, Zoom, GotoMeeting. All in all a perfect and inexpensive home headset.

The boom microphone also folds away (almost invisibly) so that these can be worn like headphones for just listening to music.

Jabra Evolve 40

Enjoy high quality audio and music straight out of the box, no set up required, just plug in and you’re ready to go. Audio features include Wideband audio, Noise Cancelling microphone and BLF light to acts as a DND when on a call.
The Evolve 40 is available as a dedicated Microsoft Teams version as well as the UC product.
The Evolve 40 has great sound for music and is extremely comfortable.

EPOS | Sennheiser ADAPT 460 USB Headset

One of the latest models from EPOS | Sennheiser – the Adapt 460 is a novel design for a USB headset. It comes with a USB Bluetooth dongle which allows connection to a computer and sits comfortably on the neck where the microphones are housed. The ear pieces are ‘in ear’ giving great sound with little background noise.
As the Adapt 460 can connect to two devices simultaneously one can take calls or listen to music via mobile phone whilst working from home.

Jabra Evolve 30 II USB Mono Headset

The Jabra Evolve 30 II is a comfortable one eared headset perfect for the home office. Although its primary connectivity is USB it also has a 3.5mm jack so can be connected directly to most mobile phones or tablets.
It is optimised for use with Unified Communications and Skype for Business/ Microsoft Teams and can be worn all day without discomfort.
* model shown is binaural version

Sennheiser SDW 5066 Wireless Headset

The SDW 5066 does not look like the others in our top 10 headsets for home list. It is a classic office phone. But if you are serious about a home office we believe that this is the supreme choice. It offers connectivity via Bluetooth and via USB.
Once set up you have the best of both worlds: a high class wireless headset which has the most advanced audio available and is a joy to use.