The best office headsets for 2022

Office workers using wired headsets

Last updated on March 8th, 2022 at 04:35 pm

If you’ve clicked on this blog, it’s fair to say you’re either looking for a high-quality office or home office headset that will help you work efficiently on your computer or telephone. Or it’s possible you’re a buyer trying to decide on which headsets are going to be best to buy for your staff to use in office, for home working, or both! 

We’re going to be listing our favourite multi-function wired headsets for home, office and contact centre use. We’ll be talking about the best office headsets for calls that will work on almost any telephone or computer.  
 
These types of headsets are the workhorses for all types of business communications so before we start, let’s talk about Quick Disconnection leads. 

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Quick disconnection and compatibility 

The wired headsets listed here all have what is known as a Quick Disconnection point which allows different types of bottom lead connector to be added to the headset. This way they can be connected to literally almost any communications device with an input port. The most common types being RJ11 and 3.5mm jack for telephones, and USB for PC’s.

These bottom cables are sold separately so that you can buy one (or more) that are compatible for the all the devices you intend to use with your wired headset.

With USB Type-A being the most common type right now, I will link to a compatible USB bottom cable for each headset. These are ideal for those of you buying for home working or softphone applications, however it is important to know that bottom leads are available for almost ANY type of telephone with some sort of input port.

Noise cancelling Vs Non-Noise cancelling office headset

I will be listing the microphone noise cancelling versions of all the headsets here as they tend to fit a broader set of use cases. However, please note that non-noise cancelling versions (voice tube style) are also available for almost all the headsets you will see listed here.

Monaural Vs Binaural office headsets

In short, Binaural will come with two earpieces, whist Monaural will come with one earpiece.
We have linked to both versions of each headset below.


Without any further ado, here’s our favourite ten corded office headsets for home, office and contact centre.


Project Telecom Advanced – Office Headset

Project Telecom are a relative newcomer when it comes to headsets, but they have opened their account with an absolute cracker here in their advanced model.  The design isn’t too flashy, but it is most certainly a high-quality headset that punches way above its weight in terms of build and sound quality. These are built to last, so you should be buying a headset that will stand the test of time without breaking the bank here. They’re perfect for any office or home office user! 

Project Telecom Advanced  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    High build quality
    lower price point than similar quality headsets
    lifetime warranty 
  • Cons:
    Not the flashiest of design. 

Project Telecom Advanced | BL-051+P QD to USB-A Connection Cable

Project Telecom Advanced | BL-051+P QD to USB-A Connection Cable

Jabra Biz 2300 – Office headset

We’re a big fan of Jabra, they always design and build a quality headset and they’ve done it again here with the Jabra Biz 2300. A high-quality design that feels like it’s designed to last, and the design looks modern and slick. Sound quality with Jabra is always good and these are no different.  Highly recommended. 

Jabra Biz 2300  – Pro’s & Cons.

  • Pros:
    Great build quality
    lovely modern design  
  • Cons:
    Pricey for an occasional user 

Jabra Link 230 USB Adapter (QD to USB)

EPOS / Sennheiser CC540 – Office headset

Sennheiser are the kings of great sound quality and have serious engineering chops when it comes to audio tech.  The Sennheiser CC540 is one of the highest quality and best designed telephone headsets in this list, however there could be a touch of over-engineering going on here, so we must acknowledge that the design and the price point won’t suit all users. It really is an incredible quality headset and if you’re looking for the best, and money is no object then who are we to disagree! 

EPOS / Sennheiser CC540  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Very high quality
    Durable
    Comfortable
    Sennheiser sound quality 
  • Cons:
    Bulkier than other options
    Price is higher. 

Sennheiser USB-ED 01 – USB Headset Connection Cable

Sennheiser USB-ED 01 - USB Headset Connection Cable

Poly Encore Pro – Office Headset

Poly (Formerly Plantronics) are one of the heavyweights in terms of professional headset design for offices and call centres and have been designing headsets since they supplied NASA for the Moon landings back in 1969. The Poly Encore pro is a real beauty and probably ranks highly as one of the best-looking headsets in this list. Poly’s sound quality is always excellent and there’s no real change here, the Encore Pro sounds crisp and clean as always. Definitely a top pick. 

Poly Encore Pro  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Seriously good-looking headset
    lightweight
    Plantronics (Poly) reputation 
  • Cons:
    Don’t leave it on your chair
    That boom arm looks thin.
    High price point. 

Plantronics DA90 USB Audio Processor

Plantronics DA90 USB Audio Processor

Project 202 – Office Headset

Project’s second headset in the list and it’s another high-quality build from them. The 202 is slightly different and slightly chunkier than their Advanced model, but the same sort of build quality here, however it does feel that bit more substantial to the other model.  We like this!  The sound quality is on-point and the build is equal to most others in this list, which is impressive, especially at this price-point! 

Project 202  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Great value for money compared to other brands
    High build quality
    Lifetime warranty
  • Cons:
    Slightly heavier than the Project Telecom advanced model 

Project 202 | BL-053+P QD to USB-A Connection Cable


Epos / Sennheiser SC268 – Office Headset

Another quality headset here in the form of the Epos / Sennheiser SC268, as you’d expect the sound is clear and sharp and the build quality is about what you’d expect at this price-point, solid and reliable. The design is a basic and functional, but this is Sennheiser’s entry level option so if you’re looking for a trusted brand at a slightly lower price-point, then the EPOS Sennheiser SC268 is a good choice. 

Epos / Sennheiser SC26 – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Solid build quality
    Sennheiser’s sound tuning 
  • Cons:
    Design style is a little basic 

Sennheiser USB-ED 01 – USB Headset Connection Cable


Project Telecom Everyday – Office headset

Project Telecom’s budget offering here is better quality than we expected considering some of the titans it’s going up against in this list. The Everyday headset comes out well, with nice, clear, crisp sound and quite a funky design that looks better than a headset this price should do. The Project Telecom Everyday is a good option for occasional users looking for something cost-effective and reliable, or a start-up call centre needing a bulk order that won’t break the bank. 

Project Telecom Everyday  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Excellent value for money
    Good build quality
    Great for large quantity purchases & offices 
  • Cons:
    Plastic style feel to the body of the headset

Project Telecom Everyday | BL-053+P QD to USB-A Connection Cable


Poly Encore Pro – Office Headset

Another beauty here from Poly the Encore pro is sleek, slim black with gold trim, a unique design in terms of comms headsets. We like it! Sound is crisp and clear, build quality is high, although the light thin design means you’ll need to be careful where you leave it lying around between calls. 

Poly Encore Pro  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Seriously great looking headset!
    Prestige brand. 
  • Cons:
    High price for brand new, may be a touch on the flimsy side for some. 

Plantronics DA90 USB Audio Processor


Jabra Biz 1500 – Office Headset

The Biz 1500 is Jabra’s entry level offering and whilst plain looking it is still a nice-looking design, with a Kevlar reinforced cable for that extra durability, these are cost-effective headsets that will last the test of time. 

Jabra Biz 1500  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    Jabra reputation
    Good quality
    Entry level good for bulk buy contact centres 
  • Cons:
    Higher rated headsets available 

Project Telecom | Binaural Ultra Noise Cancelling Contact Centre Headset 

The final offering here from Project Telecom, their Ultra range of headsets are designed with quality of sound in mind, they do sound excellent, on a par with a lot of the more expensive brands in this list. The design isn’t to everyone’s taste, but the build quality and the lifetime warranty that comes with these should attract a lot of attention as these are low key an excellent headset! 

Project Telecom | Binaural Ultra Noise Cancelling Contact Centre Headset  – Pro’s & Cons

  • Pros:
    High quality wideband sound
    Lifetime warranty
    Tough build quality
  • Cons:
    Design isn’t to everyone’s tastes

Project Telecom Ultra | BL-053+P QD to USB-A Connection Cable


We hope you’ve found our favourite ten headsets list useful, whether you’re looking for a simple wired headset for your phone, or for home working on your PC, these professional headsets should all be suitable to some extent, we just hope we’ve helped to make up your mind a little. 


Headsets optimised for your device

If you’re still struggling for options, then PMC Telecom have specifically curated lists of headsets that have been specifically optimised for various phone systems and online VoIP services. 

You can click to view the curated ranges for your specific systems here. 


Further information about Office Headsets

For further information about wired headsets we’ve written more to explain some of the basic terminology and in our more in-depth guide, we talk about the differences between the bottom cords and how wired headsets can connect to almost any communications device with some sort of input. If you would like more information on Wired headsets, please feel free to click and read before coming back to pick out your favourite wired headset.


You can find out more information on each headset by visiting each Manufacturer’s website below: 

jabra.co.uk

plantronics-headset.com

projecttelecom.co.uk

en-uk.sennheiser.com