Don't be fooled by the endless pages of 4-5 star rated headsets on Amazon claiming to be Zoom compatible.
This is nothing against Amazon but many of the headsets on this list, although may connect to your computer, typically customers find issues with connectivity, bad sound quality, little to no wireless range and no advanced features like a Zoom compatible headset.
For example, a Zoom compatible headset will give you additional features listed below.
- Mute/unmute mic shows in the Zoom client
- Accept/decline meeting invite
- Answer/end calls from the headset when away from your computer
Other wireless headsets that aren't Zoom compatible won't give you these additional features.
You'll be able to use a ton of different headsets with Zoom. But, for the best audio and connectivity experience, you'll want to stick with one that's Zoom compatible.
The last thing you want to do is buy a cheap $30 headset that works half the time or doesn't give you features with Zoom like you'd want.
In this blog we'll make it easy and narrow down the 5 best wired and wireless headsets for you to consider that are Zoom compatible.
Are you wondering how we make these choices? It's based off of almost 3 decades providing headsets to businesses nationwide, performing our own tests and hearing what real customers are saying.
The Zoom compatible headsets on this list won't be ranked from best to worst. They're all very good and have their own pros and cons.
#1 Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC (Wireless)
Before the Voyager Focus 2 UC was the Focus UC, a highly popular wireless headset for many years.
The Voyager Focus 2 UC only got better with adjustable ANC in the speakers, a better noise canceling microphone and is by far one of the most comfortable wireless headsets we've tested.
Being Zoom compatible, means you'll be able to answer/end calls away from your computer up to 100 feet. More calls answered and less voicemails to return is always a good thing.
The Poly Voyager 4320 UC is a budget friendly and great value wireless headset that doesn't sacrifice on quality.
Fully optimized and compatible with Zoom, not only can you use the Poly Voyager 4320 UC as a wireless headset, but if your battery runs low or you prefer a wired headset, simply connect the USB cord and now you're in wired mode.
The included BT700 USB Dongle gives you longer wireless range, better connectivity and advanced call features. This gives you a much better experience vs connecting a headset to your computer via Bluetooth that isn't optimized for Zoom.
Dual speakers and a noise canceling microphone allows you to hear and be heard crystal clear. Whether you're in a distracting home or open space office, you'll be able to hear and be heard when it matters most without breaking the bank.
The Jabra Evolve2 40 is a mid to high end wired headset that connects via USB-A or USB-C to your computer.
You have the choice between a single speaker or dual speaker depending on your preferred wearing style.
The speakers sound great, the microphone does the best job possible to cancel out background noise around you and it's optimized with Zoom.
If you're in a high call and extremely loud environment, the Jabra Engage 50 is going to be the best possible to block out the noise around you.
In addition, when you add Jabra Xpressway you get advanced analytics allowing you to adjust perfomance based on background noise, headset usage, and ability to store the data in the cloud or on premise.
You also get the choice to choose a single or dual speaker wearing option for your preferred wearing style preference.
#5 Jabra Evolve2 75 (Wireless)
Before the Jabra Evolve2 75 was the Evolve 75. It's been a highly popular wireless headset in the Jabra line for many years for those that were already using computer softphones and mobile phones for calls and meetings.
The Jabra Evolve2 75 took their previous model to a whole new level by increasing the battery, improving the ANC in the speakers, increasing comfort and allowing the microphone to be be hidden into the headset.
So, when you're done with work for the day on your Zoom calls and meeting, flip up the mic boom and now you have a pair of personal audio headphones!
Like the other wireless models on this list you'll also get the advanced features of being able to adjust volumes, mute/unmute and answer/end calls when away from your computer.
Meaning, NO MORE being tethered to your desk 😁
Other models to consider not on the Zoom compatible list that work.
If you don't need the ability to answer/end calls when away from your computer, below are a few other models to consider.
- Discover Adapt 20 (allows the ability to switch between a single and dual speaker)
- Discover D722U (One of the most budget friendly and comfortable wired headsets that fully enclose your ears)
- Orosound Tilde Pro (premium headset made in France with a great sounding detachable microphone, and ability to switch between on-ear or over-ear cushions)
- Shokz Opencomm UC (Great for those of you who don't want to mess up your hair and prefer a more low profile headset)
By sticking with the most popular models on this list for Zoom, you'll save yourself the time of doing a ton of research. No headset is perfect and they all have their own pros and cons, so choosing the best one for your unique needs is important.
You may know a co-worker who raves about their headset but then you go to try it and it's not the best fit for you. If you want help narrowing down the best model for you based on your needs, contact us today.