When it comes to web conferencing, Zoom is the ultimate destination. In fact, at this point, Zoom is almost synonymous with online meetings. It boasts over 300 million daily participants, registering 3.3 trillion meeting minutes every year! To put that into perspective, Zoom only had 10 million daily users as recently as 2019. That’s a mammoth 2,900% increase in just two years!
Based on these numbers, it’s clear that Zoom is not going anywhere anytime soon. If you’re planning on working remotely or conducting business online, you’ll want to find the best headsets for this application. There are many options suitable for the world’s largest web conferencing platform, so how do you decide which headset is right for you? The first place to start is by researching headset compatibility for Zoom.
Here’s what you need to know.
Headset compatibility for Zoom: features to look for in a headset
The best headsets for Zoom are going to have a few extra criteria compared to commercially popular earbuds. Why? Because you will be talking and listening during the meeting. The headsets you purchase for web conferencing should feature a high-quality built-in microphone in addition to reliable audio.
Features you’ll want to look for while considering headset compatibility for Zoom include:
- A good microphone (noise-canceling, if possible). When most people think of noise-cancelation, they think of headphones that block out external noises. However, a good Zoom headset should have a microphone that provides clear, detailed sound, so that other participants in the meeting can hear everything you’re saying.
- Clear audio for listening. While it’s important for your headset to have a quality microphone, it’s equally important for you to be able to clearly hear the other meeting participants. After all, poor audio quality can have a noticeable impact on the productivity of the group. Specifically, poor audio quality can lead to people having to repeat themselves, which wastes time, or even worse, outright miscommunication.
- Do you want it corded or wireless? Headsets can come in both corded and wireless options. For most people, this comes down to a matter of preference. If you see yourself sitting in front of a computer the entire time, then a corded USB computer headset might be your best choice
- What’s your wearing style? When researching headset compatibility for Zoom, it’s easy to get caught up in the technical specifications of all the models available. However, it’s just as important to return to the basics. What’s the most comfortable for you? Do you want a Zoom headset that goes over both ears or just one ear? Do you want a headset that goes into your ear more like a traditional earbud? Do the optics of the microphone matter to you?
All of our wireless USB headsets feature a noise-canceling microphone. This means that any background noise such as dogs barking, kids playing, or neighborhood construction will be minimized. Zoom headsets with this feature are a worthy investment for those looking to minimize noise and maximize professionalism.
Since the microphone is positioned right in front of your mouth, meeting participants will be able to hear what you have to say with detailed clarity. Unlike earbuds, the sound from your mouth doesn’t have to travel up to the ear or onto a microphone dangling from corded headphones. These Zoom headsets also provide much higher microphone audio compared to the built-in microphone on your laptop or desktop computer!
Superior sound can make a Zoom meeting feel just as good as an in-person meeting! In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to feel more engaged and more involved in Zoom meetings that have better audio quality. There are fewer opportunities for distractions, which keeps the focus on the meeting and the other participants.
On the other hand, if you see yourself moving around or even using your headset with your cell phone, then you might want to consider a wireless computer headset instead. Quality wireless Zoom headsets will give you a roaming range up to 350 feet so you can move around during a meeting. Yes, that’s as far as three large blue whales lined up in a row!
The bottom line
While it might be tempting to dismiss these as “superficial” factors, these are all important aspects to consider. Chances are that you’ll be using your headset for Zoom for the foreseeable future, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s comfortable to wear and meets any style criteria you may have. After all, even if the headset compatibility for Zoom meets all the technical specifications, are you really going to want to use something you’re not comfortable wearing? Comfort and style matter, too!
After reviewing all of these specifications, it’s time to begin looking at specific headsets with compatibility for Zoom!
Top 5 headsets for Zoom
At Headsets.com, all of our headsets with compatibility for Zoom meet these requirements and boast many more technical specifications. If you’re interested in viewing all of our Zoom headsets, you can visit our computer headsets category.
Below, we explore the top 5 most popular Zoom headsets available today.
#1: Leitner® LH270 Over-the-Head Wireless Headset
Leitner headsets are considered among the best in the industry. The Leitner® LH270 Over-the-Head Wireless Headset is by far our best-selling wireless office headset.
During Zoom calls, you’ll likely want to stay close to your device, especially if you are sharing your video. However, if the video is turned off or if you use the headset for a phone call, you can walk up to 350 feet away from your desk and stay securely connected to your call. To put that into perspective, 350 feet is approximately the length of an entire football field! The LH270 also boasts up to an 8-hour battery life, which means you don’t have to worry about recharging the headset between calls or meetings.
Concerned about security? The LH270 boasts enhanced DECT Security Level A to ensure calls are kept private. This is perfect to protect client confidentiality and limit liability.
The best part? The 5-year warranty that comes with this Leitner Zoom headset is the longest of any brand. The warranty even covers the battery of this wireless headset! The peace of mind is certainly worth it.
#2: Leitner® LH280 On-the-Ear Wireless Headset
While the Leitner® LH270 is definitely our best-selling headset, the Leitner® LH280 On-the-Ear Wireless Headset is the perfect choice for people who prefer the wraparound headphones. In other words, the LH270 is a headset that goes over the ears like earmuffs, whereas the LH280 wraps around the ear similar to running headphones (hence, the “on-the-ear” name). There are even 6 different variations of ear tips included with the LH280 to ensure the most comfortable fit and best audio quality available.
The LH280 boasts many of the same features:
- Up to 350 feet of wireless range
- 5-year full replacement warranty
- Enhanced DECT Security Level A to ensure calls are kept private
The LH280 also allows you to pair extra headsets to your base. This can be extremely useful for new employee training as well as larger conference calls. UniBase® Conferencing Technology also allows you to merge Zoom and landline calls together, giving you full control of your web conferencing needs.
#3: OfficeRunner® Wireless Headset from Sennheiser
As though Leitner’s 350-foot range wasn’t impressive enough, the OfficeRunner® Wireless Headset from Sennheiser boasts a 400-foot range. This Zoom headset provides up to 12 hours of talk time. Running low on battery? No worries! Thanks to Intelligent Fast Charge, it only takes 1 hour of charging to achieve that 12-hour talk time.
Unique Feature: the OfficeRunner® Wireless Headset from Sennheiser is a convertible headset. This means that in addition to full headset compatibility for Zoom, you can also choose between over-the-ear and on-the-ear wearing styles. The choice is fully yours! Another unique feature is ActiveGard Technology, which protects your hearing by identifying volume levels that can be dangerous for your hearing.
Other key features include:
- Mac and PC friendly
- Ability to pair up to 4 mics to a single base for easy call conferencing and training
- 3-year warranty that also covers the battery
#4: Leitner® LH250 Single-Ear USB Headset
The Leitner LH250 is optimized specifically for Skype, but it also has headset compatibility for Zoom.
One of our favorite features about this particular headset is the ability to mute yourself directly from the cord. If you’re working from home with the kids or dog, you might need to mute yourself quickly. Even if you’re working in the office and feel a sneeze or a cough coming, muting yourself takes less than a second. You don’t even have to touch the Zoom or Skype interface; it can be done immediately from the cord. Plus, you can adjust your headset volume up or down with minimal effort!
A unique feature of the Leitner LH250 is its reversible wearing style. This means you can wear it on the left or right side. Hey, if you want to wear it upside down and with a silly hat, we don’t judge! Whatever you need to do to get yourself through the workday. A dual-ear version is also available for people who want the extra focus.
#5: Leitner® LH275 Dual-Ear Wireless Headset
If you like the bestselling features of the Lh270 but prefer a binaural (over-both-ears) headset, then you should consider the Leitner LH275. Since the LH275 covers both ears, it’s easier to concentrate on the work at hand. Whether you’re working remotely at home or inside a busy office, the noise-canceling microphone ensures that this Zoom headset helps you put your best foot forward.
Looking for a little luxury? The LH275 Zoom headset also comes with two soft, cushy leatherette ear cushions. In addition to headset compatibility for Zoom, this headset also works with popular VoIP services like Skype and Google Voice. In fact, you can even listen to music between your calls!
Final considerations on headset compatibility for Zoom
We hope that this guide has been helpful in your search for the right Zoom headset for your needs.
If you’d like to view all of our headsets with compatibility for Zoom, then be sure to check out our Computer Headsets section of the website. Here, you can find both wireless and corded options to fit your needs.
We understand that there are many technical specifications and questions that you may have. If you have any questions about any of our models, please call 1-800-HEADSETS (1-800-432-3738) Monday through Friday 9-7:30 pm Eastern Time.
Why buy from us?
Finally, why purchase a Zoom headset from Headsets.com?
First, we offer free 2-day shipping. We also provide free returns, but we hope you love your new Zoom headsets and decide to keep them.
In case you haven’t had a chance to visit our About page, here are a few facts we think you should know:
CEO Mike Faith started the company in 1997. He couldn’t find a supplier with a decent selection of phone headsets, fast shipping, and accessible product support. Mike thought he could do better. Fast forward 24 years, and we now have over 1.5 million customers in North America! Plus, we also offer Zoom headsets!
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