Working from home is known to have many challenges that you don’t commonly have in a typical office environment. One of these challenges is the background sounds like:
- The family pet making, well…pet noises
- An infant in need of your attention
- Your doorbell ringing notifying you that your recent Amazon order is delivered
- Or maybe it’s just the neighbors lawn mower or leaf blower sounds
These, and other sounds, make for a very challenging experience when you’re on important business calls. Tools that help you combat these distractions can’t be undervalued. And thanks to the Covid pandemic, many of us find ourselves calling home our new office.
One tool that’s playing a huge role for remote workers is headsets. Whether you use a traditional desk phone, a computer based Softphone, or even a mobile device, headsets are now a critical business tool that’s no longer seen as optional. And, the sound quality, comfort and reliability of today’s headsets is nothing short of amazing.
In this blog, I’m going to provide you with what we feel are the three best headsets for those who work from home. We decided to restrict our selections to wireless models.
This is because it was felt that wireless headsets provide far more advantages compared to those that have a wire.
Wireless headsets allow you the freedom to move around your house to:
- Check on the children
- Quiet the house pet
- Pour yourself a cup of coffee
- Step outside while on a call
- Or maybe just see who’s at the front door
All of these things can be done even when you’re on a call. Wireless headsets can also allow you to answer an incoming call when you’re away from your desk. So for these reasons, and others, our three best working from home headset choices will be wireless models.
Before I reveal our three best headset choices, I did want to let you know that we recorded a Youtube video on this topic. So if you’d like to watch the video, instead of reading or listening to this blog.
3 best headsets working from home video
To begin, I’d like to say that we considered many headsets for our top three best headsets working from home list. But, like any top list, you have to make cuts along the way, which brought us to our final three.
I’ll start with our number three pick and work my way up to number one.
#3 Orosound Tilde Pro
Without question, this Bluetooth headset is worthy of being on our top 3 list. This made in France premium headset checked a lot of our boxes, and it has several interesting, and unique features that come standard.
The Tilde Pro is designed to connect to computers, and mobile devices via Bluetooth, and it may work on some Bluetooth enabled desk phones as well. Pairing is simple, and it stores eight connected devices while allowing connection to two at the same time. Switching from one to the other is simple and seamless.
You’ll get a whopping 28 hours of talk time, and you can even use the Tilde Pro with the included cable as a wired headset when charging the battery. This is a feature that isn't available on most other headsets, and helps to keep you connected while other headsets leave you waiting for a battery to charge.
The microphone boom is attached magnetically, which allows it to be removed quickly, and easily when not needed. So when you’re not in business mode, but listening to music for example, simply grasp the mic boom and apply some light pressure to remove it. The boom microphone stores neatly away in the included carry pouch until needed.
If you need to jump on a Zoom, Teams or RingCentral call, the microphone can be reattached in seconds. To do this, simply hoover the microphone boom near its home position, and the magnet does the rest. Couldn’t be easier, and the fit is secure.
The microphone is not only detachable, but it’s noise canceling as well. So when noise around the house gets out of control, the Tilde Pro handles it with ease so your callers hear you loud and clear, and not what’s going on around you.
We all know that typical home noise can be very distracting, and can cause you to lose concentration. The Tilde Pro comes with Active Noise Cancellation, a feature that’s designed to filter out unwanted noise so you can stay focused.
You can even regulate how much of that background noise you hear. This is a great feature for anyone who works where noise is a problem, and in a home environment, noise is generally all that and more.
Another unique feature of the Orosound Tilde Pro is you can select the size of ear cups that you want. It allows you to easily change between oversize ear cups that fully cover the ears, to those that go against them.
Though this could appear gimmicky, or even not all that original of an idea, you might be surprised to know that other headsets don’t offer this feature. And having comfortable fitting ear cushions matters to a lot of people. Especially those who need to wear a headset for long periods of time.
The Tilde Pro has a busy light located in three places helping to make your status visible to anyone, no matter where they’re located around you. One busy light is located on the left and right ear cup, with a third on the end of the microphone boom.
When illuminated, this says to those around you that you’re busy on a call. The busy lights on the Tilde Pro help to eliminate annoying interruptions, so you stay focused.
Orosound included a premium feature on the Tilde Pro that eliminates the need for you to remove the headset everytime you want to have a face to face conversation with someone.
Orosound calls this feature Aware +, and accessing it is as simple as pressing one button. One more reason why the Tilde Pro earned its way on to our top 3 list.
In terms of the overall appearance of the Tilde Pro, what can I say, it’s made in France. And the French do know a thing or two about style. Keeping with that French tradition, the Tilde Pro is tastefully wrapped in an attractive fabric which gives it a unique, premium look.
And, if you’re going to wear a headset, I’m sure you’d agree that it’s a bonus if it looks good. Some might argue that the Tilde Pro may even be a fashion statement.
Last, and certainly not least, is sound quality. A headset can have a lot of great features, but if it doesn’t sound good, what’s its real value? The short answer is there isn’t any.
I have to say that in our tests, which can be seen and heard in our Youtube video, the Orosound Tilde Pro performed extremely well. To me, it has a very rich, quality sound, and it also performed well when we put it up against some very distracting sounds.
So besides all the other great features that come with the Orosound Tilde Pro, microphone and speaker sound quality are top notch.
#2 Yealink WH67
Yealink, like Orosound, is a newcomer to the headset space. Being new clearly hasn’t been a detriment for either company as both are ranked in our top three best headset list, and gaining a lot of attention worldwide.
The Yealink WH67 made it to our number two spot for several good reasons.
The WH67 can be worn in a variety of ways, and comes with the different accessories that allow it to be worn:
- In the ear
- Around the ear
- Over the head
- Behind the neck
The WH67 allows you to change your wearing style whenever you want. Though other headsets may offer you a couple of wearing options, you get four with the WH67.
Having this many choices can be very useful if headsets are being deployed to a team, or if you aren’t sure which wearing style is best for you. No need to decide because they’re all included, and there is value in that.
The Yealink WH67 is designed to be used with:
- Yealink Desk phones
- Mobile phones
With the WH67, you can use one headset for several devices which is convenient, and it eliminates the need for you to have multiple headsets which can save you money.
This headset provided more wireless range compared to any other headset we’ve ever tested. When we tested the WH67, we saw ranges that reached 400 - 500 feet, which is impressive.
Even if you’re using the WH67 with your mobile phone, you can still get wireless talk range like this. So if wireless range is very important to you, then the WH67 should be on your short list.
It’s clear that Yealink put some serious thought into the WH67. The headset charging base has a built-in duplex speakerphone. So, if you get tired of wearing the headset, or the battery needs charging, dock it, and use the speakerphone instead. This is a feature you won’t find anywhere else, and it’s useful.
The Yealink WH67 also comes with a touch screen that’s intuitive, very easy to use, and allows you to make a number of different headset adjustments. This 4 inch touch screen helps to give the WH67 that cool factor that you don’t get in most other headsets. But, besides giving it a modern, techy look, the screen is the control center which makes it more than just something cool to look at.
The Yealink WH67 offers a wireless mobile phone charger as an optional accessory. This accessory plugs into the headset base, and provides you with a convenient place to park, and charge your mobile phone. As I mentioned earlier, it looks like the Yealink Engineers gave some good thought to this product.
In our tests of the WH67, it performed extremely well in our noise tests. Yealink uses a proprietary noise canceling technology called Sound Shield that’s designed to eliminate unwanted background noise.
And though it works extremely well, I’d like to see this headset improve in the area of voice sound quality.
Don’t get me wrong here, the microphone sound quality is very acceptable, but to me, it lacks the richness that you hear in other headsets, especially the Orosound Tilde Pro.
The Yealink WH67 provides you with many attractive features:
- The longest wireless range
- The best noise canceling microphone
- A cool 4 inch touchscreen
- Multiple wearing styles included
- Connectivity to many types of devices
All of these things help to make the WH67 a wireless headset to seriously consider when working from home. The long wireless range, and excellent noise reduction alone help to make this work from home wireless headset a serious contender.
# 1 Jabra Evolve2 75
Jabra took a very good headset in the Evolve 75, and made it an even better one with the Evolve2 75. They not only updated the look, but they also updated the technology, and what they ended up with was a pretty spectacular headset.
The Evolve2 75 is designed to work with computers and mobile devices, and it uses Bluetooth version 5.2 which is the most recent release. Pairing is simple, and you can be connected to two devices simultaneously while it remembers up to eight.
For those who work at home, having a comfortable, great sounding headset is very important. Jabra created all of that and more in the Evolve2 75. They not only paid attention to comfort and sound quality, but they didn’t overlook something as simple as looks either. Compared to the Evolve 75, the Evolve2 75 has a more modern look with all the dark features.
As headsets go, the Evolve2 75 sounds great. When you speak into the microphone, you sound crystal clear, and the tone is spot on as well. Not too much bass, and not too much treble. It also does a very good job in removing unwanted background noise which is very important when working at home.
The microphone consists of 8 total mics that work in harmony to deliver that great sound. And, when using a headset for business, sound is a highly important thing.
You don’t want your callers to struggle to hear you, and you don’t want them to keep asking you to repeat yourself. And all that noise going on around you?
Well, that’s something you don’t want your callers to hear either. These things won’t happen when you use the Evolve2 75, because it’s a headset that’s built for business.
The microphone disappearing act
The microphone boom arm neatly folds away into a hidden compartment on the side of the headset. For those times when you’re not on a business call, simply tuck the microphone away, which transforms your Evolve2 75 into a traditional pair of headphones for listening to podcasts or music. It’s like getting two headsets in one.
Comfort comes standard
The Jabra Evolve2 75 didn’t take shortcuts when it comes to comfort. The headband is generously padded for a soft wearing experience. And, the dual foam ear cushions are not only comfortable, but they help to passively reduce background noise while keeping your ears cooler.
Take calls away from your desk
The Evolve2 75 comes with a USB adapter for use with your computer applications such as Zoom, Teams and RingCentral. This adapter gives you the highly desired feature of remote call answering.
If you get an incoming call when away from your desk, you’ll hear a quiet beep tone in your headset.
This is to alert you of an incoming call. You can then take that call by pressing the call control button on the side of the headset.
It's also a very useful, and convenient feature that gives your callers better service, helps you to avoid missing important calls, and helps you to avoid having to listen to all those voice messages which nobody enjoys.
ANC and the 75
Active Noise Cancellation, or ANC for short, is another standard feature on the Evolve2 75. This feature allows you to maintain your focus when noise around you is trying to get your attention.
You get to control how much of the background noise you hear, so you can adjust things to your liking. There may be times when you want to hear more of your surroundings, while other times you might want to tune that out and get into the concentration zone. Either way, you get to choose.
Have a conversation with your headset on
The Evolve2 75 comes with a feature called HearThrough. This allows you to hear what’s going on around you, or to have a conversation face to face without the need to remove the headset.
Simply tap the HearThrough button to invite the outside world in. The HearThrough button activates microphones that pick up the outside sound allowing you to hear clearly.
Without this feature, you’ll end up taking off, and putting on your headset every time you want to have a conversation with someone. This can be very aggravating if done frequently throughout the day.
These are some of the reasons why the new Jabra Evolve2 75 was chosen as our best headset for working from home.
The three wireless headsets on this list will all perform at a very high level for at home workers. Each model is uniquely different, which helps to make for an interesting buying decision.
The Orosound Tilde Pro gives you amazing sound quality, and a unique, almost fashionable look.
The Yealink WH67 gives you several wearing options, and some interesting technology features.
And the Jabra Evolve2 75 gives you a mix of both along with a stealthy, blacked out cool looking appearance.
I like all three, but in the end, it doesn’t matter what I think. What matters is what you think, and which model you feel will do the best job for your unique needs.