Blind Headset Mic Test 2023 - Voting Now Open! - Headset Advisor

Every day, we receive numerous queries about the best headset microphones. We understand that in this era of remote work and ubiquitous technology, noise-cancelling capabilities are a paramount concern for many. You need a device that can filter out ambient noises like your co-workers' chatter, kids playing, dogs barking, or even the wind rustling outside. But how do you decide which headset has the best noise-cancelling microphone, or which microphone delivers the best sound quality?

To answer these questions once and for all, we decided to conduct a first-of-its-kind study. We have developed the world's first polling app to identify the best noise-cancelling headset - and we need your help to do it.

VOTE NOW HEREΒ - BLIND HEADSET MIC TEST 2023

How Does It Work?

It's simple. All you need to do is visit vote.headsetadvisor.com. Our system will present you with sound samples from two randomly chosen headsets. Each sample will include a random test noise such as co-workers talking, dogs barking, and so on. These samples will be juxtaposed against each other, alternating every five seconds, first with talking, then without. After listening to each pair of samples, you'll cast your vote on which headset sounds better. Once you've placed your vote, another pair of random headsets and sound tests will generate for you to vote again.

Our aim is to reach statistical significance and objectively determine the best headset. For this, we need thousands of votes. So we encourage you to listen to as many sound samples as you have time for - your input is invaluable.

Participate & Stay Informed

After completing five tests, our system will ask for your email. Be sure to fill this out as we will notify you via email about the winning headset in each category.

We will also release a full YouTube video detailing the best headset mic for 2023 and all our findings from the study. Make sure you subscribe here.

The Headsets in the Race

We have chosen 25 different headsets from the leading headset brands for business, including Poly, Jabra, Yealink, Discover, Orosound, Shokz, and Apple. Click here to view a list of all the products on our website for more detailed product information. We've also selected products in different categories such as earbuds, Bluetooth, DECT, and wired headsets. This allows us to filter the winner in each category, and identify the best noise-cancelling wired headset, Bluetooth headset, and so forth.

Product Name Headset Firmware Dongle Firmware Software firmware Wearing Style Type of Connection DECT/Bluetooth/Wired
Poly Voyager Focus 2 0.0.610.3240 0.0.693.3686 1.1.26 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle BT700
Poly Voyager 5200 UC 513 0.0.693.3686 1.1.26 Over-the-Ear Bluetooth Dongle BT700
Poly Voyager 4310 0.0.647.2725 0.0.693.3686 1.1.26 Over-the-head Mono Bluetooth Dongle BT700
Poly Savi 8220 Office 3888 N/A 1.1.26 Over-the-head Stereo DECT Base
Poly Voyager Free 60 223.430.0.5032 0.0.693.3686 1.1.26 Earbuds Bluetooth Dongle BT700
Jabra Evolve2 55 1.1.6 1.16.0 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle Link380c
Jabra Evolve2 65 Flex 1.1.0 1.16.0 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle Link380c
Jabra Evolve2 75 1.8.13 1.16.0 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle Link380c
Jabra Evolve2 85 1.3.8 1.16.0 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle Link380c
Jabra Evolve2 50 1.1.6 N/A 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Mono Wired
Jabra Engage 50 II 3.9.0 N/A 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Stereo Wired
Jabra Engage 55 5.11.0 1.13.0 6.7.06902 Over-the-head Mono DECT Link 400 Dongle
Jabra Evolve2 Buds 1.2.0 1.16.0 6.7.06902 Earbuds Bluetooth Dongle Link380a
Yealink WH62 104.432.0.15 N/A 0.35.38.0 Over-the-head Mono DECT Base
Yealink WH67 125.431.0.30 N/A 0.35.38.0 Convertible DECT Base
Yealink BH71 14.410.0.42 13.410.0.52 0.35.38.0 Over-the-Ear Bluetooth Dongle BT51
Yealink BH76 10.412.0.20 13.410.0.52 0.35.38.0 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle BT51
Yealink UH37 21.410.0.10 0.35.38.0 Over-the-head Stereo Wired
Discover D722U N/A N/A N/A Over-the-head Stereo Wired
Discover D712U N/A N/A N/A Over-the-head Stereo Wired
Discover D713U N/A N/A N/A Over-the-Ear Wired
Discover Adapt 20 N/A N/A N/A Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle
Discover Adapt 30 N/A N/A N/A Over-the-head Stereo DECT Base
Discover D904 N/A N/A N/A Convertible DECT Base
Orosound Tilde Pro v1.10.1-0-0 1.16.1 2.5.1 Over-the-head Stereo Bluetooth Dongle
Orosound Tilde Pro Wired v1.10.1-0-0 N/A 2.5.1 Over-the-head Stereo Wired
Shokz Opencomm2 N/A N/A N/A Neckband Bluetooth Dongle Loop110
Airpods gen 3 A2564 **5E133** N/A N/A Earbuds Bluetooth to PC

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Testing Methodologies

We have meticulously tested each headset. For headsets with a microphone boom, we ensured the microphone was properly placed towards the corner of the mouth, about an inch or two away. We used audio recordings for each sound test, ensuring we could exactly duplicate the sound and length for accurate comparison. We also placed the speaker exactly 5 feet away, simulating the typical office setup. All headsets were fully updated to the current firmware version and tested on a Windows computer using the built-in sound recorder software. Below are the computer details:

Device name
DESKTOP-2GDSPSG
Processor
Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-10110U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.59 GHz
Installed RAM
8.00 GB (7.81 GB usable)
Device ID
F07EF8CE-0BA9-4D26-861C-6518539D0A66
Product ID
00326-10890-08051-AA810
System type
64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch
No pen or touch input is available for this display
Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 22H2
Installed on β€Ž3/β€Ž21/β€Ž2023
OS build 22621.1555
Experience
Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22640.1000.0

Join Us in the Quest

Once we have gathered enough votes, we will send out an email with our findings and of course, release a detailed video providing all the results. Please visit vote.headsetadvisor.com and listen to as many samples as you can, and don't forget to share this with your friends and colleagues. Let's together find the best noise-cancelling headset!

We sincerely appreciate your assistance and eagerly look forward to the results of this groundbreaking study. Stay tuned, and we will see you on the next one!

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