The 10 Best Phone Headsets

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This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Modern telephony has advanced enormously from the days of switchboards and analog devices. A good headset will let you make the most of today's technology while leaving your hands free to take notes, drive safely, or enjoy a cup of tea while making calls. Most are designed to connect using Bluetooth, but we've included some meant for use with softphones and landlines, as well. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best phone headset on Amazon.

10. Plantronics Savi W720

9. Plantronics Blackwire C435

8. Plantronics Voyager Focus B825-M

7. Plantronics CS540

6. Bose 700

5. GoNovate C20

4. TaoTronics BH041

3. Jabra Talk Series

2. Sennheiser Presence

1. Plantronics Voyager Legend 5200

Special Honors

Sennheiser OfficeRunner If you spend a considerable amount of time on the phone each day, it might be worth making the relatively large investment that this high-end model requires. It's not intended for use with smartphones and doesn't have Bluetooth connectivity, but it offers nearly 600 feet of wireless range and is compatible with standard desk phones as well as most major softphones.

Editor's Notes

June 12, 2020:

Hands-free phone headsets aren't just trendy and convenient, they're essentials for many lines of work. Plus, they're legally required in most states if you plan on talking on the phone while driving. Models such as the Plantronics Voyager Legend 5200 and Sennheiser Presence have been around for a while, and especially in the case of the 5200, have undergone quite a few incremental changes over the years. If you want something lightweight, reliable, and clear-sounding, both are great choices. The GoNovate C20 is highly reminiscent of the 5200, and while it isn't of quite as high of quality, it's a perfectly acceptable option for many users. Then there's the Jabra Talk Series, which comes in several varieties that should satisfy a wide range of needs. We'd particularly recommend looking into the 25 and 45 models.

Those looking for a more stable fit without breaking the bank should consider the TaoTronics BH041, which is another in the company's long line of reasonably priced yet high-performing audio devices. If you frequently work on the phone and want something that will remain comfortable for long periods, the Plantronics CS540 might be what you need, thanks to its clear call quality and a modular design that lets you wear it three different ways. The Plantronics Blackwire C435 is another interesting choice because it's one of the few sets of ear buds with a microphone boom; its only major drawback is a lack of wireless connectivity. Speaking of wireless functionality, the Plantronics Voyager Focus B825-M does offer it as well as all-day comfort and a good battery life. The Plantronics Savi W720 is another high-end model from this popular manufacturer and it's worth checking out if you need a powerful DECT-compliant headset for the workplace.

We've also included the Bose 700, which is the latest release from a well-known high-end audio manufacturer. Not all headphones meant for music listening are ideal for talking on the phone, in part because over-ear designs tend to get warm pretty quickly, but these new releases from Bose are just too good to ignore. They offer above-average call quality, high-end microphones, and highly customizable noise canceling and equalizing.

Christopher Thomas
Last updated on June 16, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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