These are the Best Headphones for Remote Working
If there’s one thing, everyone who is working as part of a remote team needs, it’s a great headset! They should be comfortable, have great sound quality, give you good noise cancellation to block out the sounds at your home office, and have the features you need to communicate easily and get your work done. Here are some of the top recommendations for headphones this year.
The Most Comfortable Headset
If you’re wearing headphones through much of the workday, comfort is absolutely essential. Headphones should fit over your ears well, not be too heavy or too tight, as the slightest discomfort can become unbearable over hours of use. Our team loves the Bose QuietComfort 45 for easy wearing, as it has the best reputation for comfort around. It also has all the rest of the great remote working features you need, from a USB-C port and 6 microphones to deliver excellent call quality, to Bluetooth connectivity and best-in-class noise cancellation. It’s wireless, but you can also connect them up to run off your PC if your battery is running low.
The Best Noise-Cancelling Headset
Noise-cancelling has always been a highly desirable feature wherever you’re working. It helps to block out office and home sounds, ensuring that you can listen to music or a podcast without intruding on other people’s focus, and makes hearing calls so much easier. Our pick as the best noise-cancelling headphones is the Sony WH-1000XM4. It’s a mouthful, but it’s worth it for the active noise-cancelling (ANC) features, as well as high-quality audio, soft ear pads, and 30-hour battery life. You also have the option of plugging the headphones in through a 3.5mm connector.
The Best All-Rounder Headphones
If you are looking for a good set of headphones that don’t cost too much and deliver value for money, we recommend the Logitech Zone Wireless headset. It’s well priced and has some great features for office and remote working, including the ability to pair to multiple devices simultaneously, an on/off toggle for ANC, automatic mic muting, and good battery life. It has a lightweight and comfortable design can be folded for compact storage and can charge wirelessly if you have the Qi charging pad. It’s not as solidly built like our other options and can feel a bit flimsy, but they are a great everyday option for unfussy and non-specialist audio tasks.
The Best Earbud-Style Headphones
There’s no beating the Apple Airpods Pro as the best wireless earbuds, even though they have a smaller battery life of around 5 hours. They’re incredibly compact, lightweight, and comfortable to wear, and despite their small size, are packed full of quality features. They have an air track to provide impressive noise-cancelling, outstanding audio quality (especially regarding bass), Bluetooth connectivity, and can be charged wirelessly using a Qi pad. The build quality is very good and, of course, they are very portable.
We hope these reviews helped you find the right work-from-home audio and communications solution! And remember, if you need any IT support for your remote team, Otto IT is here to help.