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The Best USB Headsets: 2022 Edition

Posted: January 31, 2022
Author: Kyle Newgent
Woman using USB headset at work

We've come a long way since the days of the switchboard operator, and the changes are coming again as companies begin to ditch their physical telephones in favor of computer-based softphones. USB headsets are becoming more and more important in the office, but there are so many, so where should we start?

Well, you found us, so let's begin right here!

  

Best Overall USB Headset

Leitner LH250 USB Corded Headset

Leitner LH250 USB headset

Key Features

  • Ultra Noise-canceling microphone
  • Movable microphone boom
  • Compatible with almost all softphones
  • Volume controls located conveniently on cord
  • Also comes in a dual-ear style

What Sets It Apart

  • UltraFlex headband (and microphone) for comfort and best sound
  • 5-year warranty

Leitner has been around since 2016 but is quickly growing in the busy world of USB headsets. In a world of heavyweights, Leitner punches far above its weight class. With the Leitner LH255, you get a well-balanced headset that not only sounds great but is not too hard on the budget.

The ultra noise-canceling microphone will help keep the sounds you are hearing around you from making it to the person you are talking to. In fact, there is a video demo of how well it actually works! This is especially helpful when people are working at home and have home things happening around them.

It is comfortable enough to be worn all day, and can even be adjusted to fit bigger or smaller heads, using the UltraFlex technology. Here is a video showing you exactly how this works.

If going with a Leitner USB headset, you have your choice between single or dual-ear as well as normal-sized earpads and extra large ones for more comfort and sound dampening!

Even with all these nice things going for it, it is very affordable and even has a 5-year warranty to set your mind at ease. If you are still on the fence, you can order these with a 60-day free trial so you can't lose!

 

Best USB Headset for Comfort

Leitner LH255XL USB Corded Headset

Leitner LH255XL corded USB headset

Key Features

  • Ultra Noise-canceling microphone
  • Movable microphone boom
  • Compatible with almost all softphones
  • Volume controls on cord for easy access
  • Also comes in a single-ear style

What Sets It Apart

Leitner found that Customers are spending more time on the phone, thus may want a more comfortable computer headset, so allow us to introduce the Leitner LH255XL USB headset.

It has the same ultra noise-canceling microphone that the LH250 and LH255 have, so you don't sacrifice sound for comfort. In fact, you also still have access to the UltraFlex headband for proper molding to your head!

The biggest change is just the larger, more comfortable earpads. You can wear this headset all day and barely notice. Just don't be surprised if you forget its even on. Whether you prefer 1 ear or both ears covered, Leitner has you covered.

 

Best USB Headset for Softphone Compatibility

Sennheiser DeskMate Single-Ear Computer Headset

Sennheiser Deskmate single-ear USB headset

Key Features

  • Noise-canceling microphone
  • Moveable microphone boom
  • Adjustable headband
  • Compatible with most softphones
  • Volume controls and answer button on cord

What Sets it Apart

Sennheiser is a very well-known audio brand all over the world. Even famous musicians will sing the praises of this brand!

These aren't designed to make you sound like Beyoncé, but they will give you excellent audio fidelity and are very comfortable to wear all day. If you reach out to us before buying, we will be able to let you know if you can answer softphone (think RingCentral, Teams, Zoom, etc.) calls by pressing the answer button. Out of all the USB computer headsets we have, this one has the widest compatibility for answering softphone calls with the answer button.

But even if not, you can always hit the answer button on the computer itself!

It is also optimized for Skype for Business so that it will work seamlessly with your professional Skype account. But, as mentioned above, it will also make great partners with many other softphones.

You just can't go wrong with Sennheiser, and this USB headset is no exception.

 

Best Budget-Friendly USB Headset

Executive Pro Dual-Ear USB Computer Headset

 Executive Pro dual-ear USB headset

Key Features

What Sets It Apart

The Executive Pro Single-Ear USB headset is for those who want a quality headset that won't break the budget. Even at the lower cost, it great reviews on Amazon! You won't sacrifice reliability or sound with these bad boys.

Keep your microphone within your lip's reach by bending it inwards towards your mouth, or perhaps further away if the mood strikes you!

You have a choice between single or dual-ear, so pick the one that works best for you and your preferences. If you are in a busy, loud environment, consider the dual-ear version. If you need to keep an ear open, then go with the single-ear.

If purchasing a very large number of headsets, these will be able to fill up your roster without draining your account. Why not give them a shot?

 

Best USB Corded Headset for Music

Jabra Evolve2 40 Dual-Ear USB Headset

Jabra Evolve2 40 dual-ear USB headset

 

Key Features

What Sets It Apart

  • 48 kHz (48,000 Hz) of sound quality
  • Optimized for listening to music
  • Moving the microphone up mutes it

If you are looking for a headset you mostly want to use to listen to music, but occasionally take calls, this Jabra is for you! .

But even if you can use it for fun, it is still a great corded headset to use with Teams, Zoom, RingCentral, whatever softphone software you are using.

Just like many other USB headsets, this can either be in a single or dual-ear wearing style. Which one you want to use is entirely up to you! The dual-ear version even has a pad that goes over your head for added comfort.

One thing to note, however, is that you can only wear the earpad on your right ear if you want to talk into the microphone, as it only rotates one way.  But if that is something you can work with, this Jabra headset will work for you!

 

Best USB Headset that also works with Cell Phones

Plantronics Blackwire C5210 Single-Ear USB Computer Headset 

Plantronics Blackwire C5210 USB headset 

 

Key Features

What Sets It Apart

  • Headband pad on dual-ear version
  • Rugged, yet stylish design
  • 3.5mm adapter for plugging into (some) cell phones

Plantronics is a very popular headset brand that is used all over the country, and likely the world. If you use this headset you will find out why.

They are very slick-looking headsets that will also get the job done. Just plug it into your computer's USB port and watch the Blackwire go. Works with any of the major softphones and any other computer audio you can throw at it.

The major benefit of this headset is that you can disconnect it from the USB connector so that it will plug into a 3.5mm adapter. This will make it possible to plug into any cell phone with this port, however, most modern phones have changed their headphone jack or removed it entirely, so make sure to check before you buy.

The Plantronics Blackwire headsets are also very comfortable to be worn on the head, and if you opt for the dual-ear version you will get padding over the top of the head to make it feel good all day!

 

Wrapping it up

If you are working at home or in the office and need to connect to your computer, any of these USB headsets will get the job done for you.

In case you are still on the fence, we offer a free trial for the Leitner USB headsets, and everything else has a 60-day money-back guarantee. This way we can make sure you get something that you'll love!

If you need more information, want to order, or just want to hear a friendly voice, give us a call at 1-800-HEADSET (432-3738) or shoot us an email at hello@headsets.com.

Hi, I'm Kyle!

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Kyle Newgent wearing a Leitner office headset

Kyle Newgent
Headset Blogger