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.
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 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|
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:
Pen and touch
Windows 11 Home
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!