Great questions and if you’d like to use a good wireless headset, you’d have better luck using it with a Windows or Mac laptop. But if you’re stuck with your Chromebook, then there are a few headsets that should work:
- Anything USB or 3.5 mm. Plug-in corded headsets are going to be your very best bet. In fact, anything else is a gamble.
- Bluetooth. Most Chromebooks have Bluetooth built in that’s fairly good.
DECT headsets are not a great choice with this (OfficeRunner, LH270, etc.). They will work, but they won’t get very loud and there’s no way to really adjust the sound properly in Chromebooks because...
You can’t download anything that isn’t a Chrome app.
Yes, that is the main drawback to Chromebooks. They run Google Chrome O/S that is built for surfing the internet and not much else. So, if you need to download a good sound driver or... heck even Acrobat or Photoshop, you can’t! Nope! No Windows or Mac downloads. Major bummer.
So, if your OfficeRunner has issues, you can’t download anything from Sennheiser. If your Leitner sounds poor, you can’t download any sound drivers you may be missing. You’re just... stuck. Boo.
For a fun game try looking at the two photos below and figure out which one is the Chromebook!