Sennheiser SC 165
Optimized for most standardized communications systems, the Sennheiser SC 165 is lightweight and built with high-quality components. It’s a stereo option with an analog jack, and utilizes a noise-cancelling microphone to help ensure you’re heard clearly.
- Removable usb control adapter
- Vented leatherette earpads
- Boom cannot be adjusted
Jabra Evolve 20
The Jabra Evolve 20 comes in stereo and mono versions optimized for either UC or Skype systems. It uses a USB Type-A connector with an inline control puck that has separate buttons for adjusting volume, muting the mic, and answering calls.
- Foam ear cushions
- Above-average airflow
- No active noise cancellation
Intended for professional use with software suites such as Cisco VOIP phones and Skype for Business, the two wireless variants of the Jabra Engage offer impressive range and all-day battery life as well as the ability to connect with up to 5 devices at once.
- Offered in stereo and mono
- Optional on-ear configuration
- Cost quite a bit
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core
The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core redefines what you can expect from an inexpensive pair of gaming headphones. While it doesn’t boast as many features as pricier models, it’s extremely lightweight, and its components are of the same high quality the company is known for.
- Inline audio controls
- Also comes in a wireless version
- Plastic body feels a bit cheap
Plantronics Savi 740
A premium model ideal for busy executives, the Plantronics Savi 740 can help maximize productivity by letting you move seamlessly between PC, smartphone, and landline audio. Its three possible configurations provide a way for nearly anyone to wear it comfortably.
- Convenient magnetic dock
- Hot-swappable battery
- Extremely expensive
Razer Blackshark V2
Two of the most important aspects of the Razer Blackshark V2 are its reasonable price and notably high-quality microphone, which is great for fans of team-oriented games as well as workers who need their voice heard with the utmost clarity.
- Relatively lightweight
- 7-channel software surround sound
- Also a version with a usb dac
Plantronics Blackwire 5220
A mid-range on-ear option designed for cool and comfortable use all day at the office, the Plantronics Blackwire 5220 uses a traditional 4-pole plug and comes with an inline controller that serves as a USB Type-A or C adapter.
- Noise-reducing microphone
- Single-ear mono version available
- Works with a variety of softphones
Jabra Evolve 75
While it costs a considerable amount, the Jabra Evolve 75 is widely regarded as one of the best in terms of audio fidelity and reliability. Its proprietary USB dongle acts as a sound card and significantly increases performance compared to standard Bluetooth connectivity.
- Active noise cancellation
- Up to 18 hours of talk time
- Optional charging stand
HyperX Cloud Alpha S
Designed specifically for dedicated gamers, the HyperX Cloud Alpha S features dual driver chambers and a convenient external control box that help it provide full and consistent audio, plus a customizable balance between highs and lows as well as game and chat volume.
- Detachable mic boom
- Durable aluminum frame
- Simulated 3d surround sound
Plantronics Voyager Focus B825
A consistent favorite of users who spend a lot of time on the phone, the Plantronics Voyager Focus B825 utilizes 3 microphones and enhanced digital signal processing to ensure that your voice sounds just as clear as those you hear through its premium speakers.
- Suspension-style headband
- Can connect to multiple devices
- Includes a bluetooth dongle