The Headsets.com Analysis of the Best Office Headsets

Posted: September 17, 2021
Author: Chris Bentley
The Headsets.com Analysis surrounded by Leitner, Jabra, and Sennheiser headsets

If you’ve searched for a headset online recently, you might’ve been surprised by how many options are available to you. It’s a lot to take in. In the interest of making headset comparison easy and helping you find the right device, we’ve evaluated 7 models that you'll regularly find in an office.

There are a lot of considerations that go into picking a headset for the office. We’ve narrowed those considerations down to 6. For these reviews, we’ll discuss the headset’s configuration, noise cancellation ability, call merging capability, basic numerical stats, comfort, and compatibility. We’ve also left some room for discussion of the unique features of each device.

Without further ado, here is how 7 office headsets stack up against each other:

  1. Leitner LH270
  2. Sennheiser OfficeRunner
  3. Leitner LH280
  4. Jabra Engage 75
  5. Plantronics Voyager Legend
  6. Jabra Evolve 65
  7. Logitech H800

Leitner LH270

  • Configuration

    • Over-the-head

    • Over-the-head

    • Single-ear

Leitner® OfficeAlly LH270 Over-the-Head Wireless Headset with base

  • Noise cancelling: The microphone is ultra noise cancelling, so your noisy coworkers shouldn’t be a problem for the person you’re talking to.

 

  • Call merging: Using UniBase technology - patented by and for Leitner! - you can merge calls between devices on all Leitner headsets. That means that if you're on a call that started on your desk phone, you can merge an incoming softphone call. No need to hang up and start a new call.

 

  • The Numbers

    • Baseline price: $289.00

    • Wireless range: up to 350 feet

    • Talk time for single charge: up to 8 hours

    • Warranty: 5 years

  • Comfort

    • Ears: The ear piece automatically swivels to keep up with movement, so you’ll always have a secure fit. The soft, light, leatherette earpiece is suitable for all-day wear.

    • Head: The UltraFlex Headband can be molded to fit your head perfectly, and it’ll hold its shape once it’s there. No annoying poking or pressure! 

    • Other comfort factors: Overall, lots of comfort adjustments are possible with the Leitner LH270, so you’ll be able to work comfortably all day long.

  • Compatibility

    • Bluetooth: It’s not an option for the LH270, but the LH370 has all the same features plus Bluetooth.

    • Devices: Without Bluetooth, the LH270 won’t connect to your mobile devices. However, it’s perfect for your corded desk phone or Mac/PC computer!

    • Software: The LH270 is compatible with pretty much every softphone you can imagine. 

    • Also noteworthy: If you’re unsure about whether or not your phone will pair with the headset, Headsets.com has fancy dropdown menus below the product image to check compatibility.

 

  • Other Noteworthy Features

    • More advanced bundles are available for this product. If you want to purchase the headset itself, a handset lifter for remote answering, and a busy light all at once, you can easily do so by scrolling to the bundle checklist grid near the bottom of the listing.


Sennheiser OfficeRunner

  • Configuration

    • Convertible between on-the-ear and over-the-head

    • Single-ear

Sennheiser OfficeRunner wireless headset
  • Noise cancelling:

 

  • Call merging: The OfficeRunner’s conference calling abilities mirror those of the Plantronics CS540. You can pair up to 4 headsets to 1 base. However, you cannot merge calls between connected devices (i.e. your computer and your desk phone). Again, close but no cigar.

 

  • The Numbers

    • Baseline price: $489.95

    • Wireless range: up to 400 feet

    • Talk time for single charge: up to 12 hours

    • Warranty: 3 years

 

  • Comfort

    • Ears: This Sennheiser headset comes with 3 different ear loop sizes, so if you opt for on-the-ear wearing, your device is sure to fit perfectly. The ear cushion is nice and squishy, so over-the-head wearers will be comfortable, too.

    • Head: The ear-piece-free side has a soft coating to prevent uncomfortable pressure on your head.

    • Other comfort factors: The convertible configuration means that your needs will be met whether you prefer on-the-ear or over-the-head devices.

 

  • Compatibility

    • Bluetooth:

    • Devices: Since the Sennheiser OfficeRunner does not have Bluetooth capabilities, it won’t connect to your mobile devices. However, it comes with multiple connector cords and an adapter, so your desk phone and computer should work just fine.

    • Also noteworthy: This device is compatible with 100% of Mac and PC based softphones!

 

  • Other Noteworthy Features

    • This is another headset that protects against unwanted volume spikes. It uses ActiveGuard technology to keep your ears happy and healthy.



Leitner LH280

  • Configuration

    • On-the-ear

    • Single-ear

Leitner® OfficeAlly LH280 in-ear Wireless Headset with base

  • Noise cancelling: Like its LH270 counterpart, the LH280 microphone is ultra noise cancelling, so your noisy coworkers shouldn’t be a problem for the person you’re talking to.

 

  • Call merging: Leitner’s very own UniBase technology makes it possible to merge calls between devices using all Leitner headsets. That means that if you're on a call that started on your desk phone, you can merge an incoming softphone call. No need to hang up and start a new call.

 

  • The Numbers

    • Baseline price: $309.00

    • Wireless range: up to 350 feet

    • Talk time for single charge: up to 8 hours

    • Warranty: 5 years

 

  • Comfort

    • Ears: With 180° ear tip rotation, it’ll stay securely in place all day. Three extra ear tip sizes come in the box, so all ears, big and small, will find their perfect fit.

    • Head: No headband, no problem.

    • Other comfort factors: The Leitner LH280 gives you the best on-the-ear device comfort out there. It’s small, customizable, and dynamic, so you might even forget you’re wearing it.

 

  • Compatibility

    • Bluetooth: It’s not an option for the LH280, but the LH380 has all the same features plus Bluetooth.

    • Devices: See the LH270. the LH280 won’t connect to your mobile devices. However, it’s perfect for your corded desk phone or Mac/PC computer.

    • Software: Another LH270 callback. The LH280 is compatible with pretty much every softphone you can imagine. 

    • Also noteworthy: If you’re unsure about whether or not your phone will pair with the headset, Headsets.com has fancy dropdown menus below the product image to check compatibility.

 

  • Other Noteworthy Features

    • Just like with the LH270, more advanced bundles are available for this product. If you want to purchase the headset itself, a handset lifter for remote answering, and a busy light all at once, you can easily do so by scrolling to the bundle checklist grid near the bottom of the listing.



    Jabra Engage 75

    • Configuration (Headsets.com model)

      • Over-the-head

      • Single-ear

      • Unlike other wireless models on this list, it can be converted into a corded headset.

      • Like the Evolve 65, it has a busy light, so those around you know when to steer clear.

      • You can check out the Jabra listing for dual-ear and on-the-ear-convertible options.

    Jabra Engage 75 wireless headset
    • Noise cancelling:

     

    • Call merging: The calls can come from 2 different paired Bluetooth devices. The process is super easy; all it takes is two buttons to bring those calls together.

     

    • The Numbers

      • Baseline price: $462.95 (via Headsets.com)

      • Wireless range: up to 490 feet

      • Talk time for single charge: up to 13 hours, but converting to the corded setup means unlimited talk time

      • Warranty: 1 year

     

    • Comfort

      • Ears: The size and softness of the ear pieces will keep you comfy through long hours of wear.

      • Head: The adjustable headband makes for easy wearing, no matter your preferences.

      • Other comfort factors: Since so many configurations of the Jabra Engage 75 are available, you’ll probably find one that fits you comfortably. It’s fairly lightweight, so no need to worry about extra pressure on your head.

     

    • Compatibility

      • Bluetooth: A maximum of 2 Bluetooth devices can be paired at once.

      • Devices: This device can connect to USB ports and headphone jacks. Between those options and Bluetooth, your cell phone, PC, and desk phone are all good to go.

     

    • Other Noteworthy Features

      • Technology in the ear pieces prevents sudden spikes in volume. This feature not only makes calls better to listen to; it also protects your hearing!



    Plantronics Voyager Legend

    • Configuration

      • On-the-ear

      • Single-ear

     

    • Noise cancelling: In addition to regular noise cancelling, this microphone is wind cancelling. That means that, even if you take a mid-call stroll outside, the background noise won’t bother anyone on the line.

     

    • Call merging: Although 2 devices can be paired with the Voyager Legend at once, calls from each device cannot be merged.

     

    • The Numbers

      • Baseline price: $99.99

      • Wireless range: up to 33 feet

      • Talk time for single charge: up to 7 hours

      • Warranty: 1 year

     

    • Comfort

      • Ears: Though this Plantronics headset comes with only one ear tip, a kit with 3 other sizes can be purchased for an extra $6.99.

      • Head: Since there’s no headband, there’s not much to worry about here.

      • Other comfort factors: This super light device will feel like next to nothing as long as it fits properly.

     

    • Compatibility

      • Bluetooth: The Voyager Legend only connects via Bluetooth.

      • Devices: Bluetooth devices? Good to go. Anything else? Nope.

     

    • Other Noteworthy Features

      • The Voyager Legend responds to voice commands, so you can answer and end calls hands-free. 

      • Since it can access your contacts, it’ll tell you who’s calling you as the call comes through. 

      • It uses sensors to detect when you put the earpiece on and take it off, so it will pause media accordingly. 

      • The device can sense volume spikes and prevent them from reaching your ears.

      • It’s moisture resistant, so sweat and spills are nothing to stress about.


    Jabra Evolve 65

    • Configuration

      • Over-the-head

      • Single-ear standard, dual-ear available for an extra $20

      • In addition to the basics, it features a busy light on each ear piece. Pesky coworkers be gone!

     

    • Noise cancelling:

     

    • Call merging: Multiple devices can be connected to the Jabra Evolve 65 at once, but calls from two different devices can’t be seamlessly merged.

     

    • The Numbers

      • Baseline price: $180.00

      • Wireless range: up to 100 feet

      • Talk time for single charge: up to 12 hours

      • Warranty: 2 years

     

    • Comfort

      • Ears: The large leatherette ear cushion on the Jabra Evolve 65 will be comfortable for all-day wear.

      • Head: The headband is made of a foam material and coated in silicone, so there won’t be any uncomfortable materials pressing into your head.

      • Other comfort factors: At about 2.8 oz for a single-ear model and 3.9 for a dual-ear, it’s on par with most similar headsets in terms of weight. That means that you shouldn’t feel weighed down by this device.

     

    • Compatibility

      • Bluetooth: You’ll be able to pair with pretty much any computer or mobile phone. It has room to trust 8 different Bluetooth devices, but you can only actively connect to 2 at a time.

      • Devices: The Jabra Evolve 65 comes with a USB dongle. That means your Bluetooth-less PC will be able to connect, too. However, since this model is not equipped with a 3.5mm headset jack, you might have trouble pairing with certain desk phones. 

      • Software: You can elect to optimize your Jabra headset for use with Microsoft Teams. This would allow for easier answering, hanging up, volume adjustments, and muting when calling from the Teams app.

     

    • Other Noteworthy Features

      • The $180 price point on this Jabra headset is certainly appealing. However, buyers should note that this price is for a single-ear model, and it doesn’t include the charging stand. 

      • Including the charging stand with a single-ear device adds $62 to your total. Adding it to the dual-ear costs $63. Don’t ask us about the $1 difference, because we don’t know either.


    Logitech H800

    • Configuration

      • Over-the-head

      • Dual-ear

      • It’s also foldable, which means it’s a great headset for working on the go!

     

    • Noise cancelling:

     

    • Call merging: Because this Logitech headset can only pair with one device at a time, call merging is not possible.

     

    • The Numbers

      • Baseline price: $99.99

      • Wireless range: up to 40 feet

      • Talk time for single charge: up to 6 hours

      • Warranty: 2 years

     

    • Comfort

      • Ears: The ear cushions on the Logitech H800 are a soft foam, molded to fit your ears perfectly. That way, the ear piece will fit comfortably and securely.

      • Head: The headband is complete with a thick foam layer that will prevent uncomfortable pressure on your scalp.

      • Other comfort factors: At 4.23 ounces, it’s a tiny bit heavier than many headsets, but the extra cushioning should prevent any gravity-related discomfort.

     

    • Compatibility

      • Bluetooth: You’ll be able to connect to any Bluetooth-enabled device, including mobile phones, Mac or Windows computers, and tablets.

      • Devices: If your computer doesn’t have Bluetooth capabilities, don’t worry! An included USB nano receiver will connect the headset to it anyway. However, because the H800 does not connect via cable, it won’t work with your desk phone.

     

    • Other Noteworthy Features

      • As stated above, a USB nano receiver can connect this wireless Logitech headset to a non-Bluetooth-enabled computer. It’s the only device on this list with that capability!

     

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