Larger Head? I Measured Every Headset - Headset Advisor

When you buy a new headset, you want it to fit well so that it’s comfortable. This is particularly important when you plan on wearing it for extended periods of time. But, how can you know if the headset is going to fit YOU properly by reading the marketing material, or watching Youtube videos?

Even more challenging is for those who have a head size that’s larger than the average person. Will the headset that you have your eyes set on fit? If it doesn’t you have to: 

  1. Live with it and deal with the discomfort regularly 
  2. Go through the process of returning it, then starting over to find the right headset 

Neither of these options appear to be all that attractive. In order to help make your headset search just a little bit easier.

I’m going to measure about 27 headsets by the leading manufacturers that are worn over the head.

I’ll first place the headset over the top of a motorcycle helmet.

This was my attempt to replicate someone who has a XL size noggin. Heads, like ears, don’t come in one size. Headsets aren’t a one size fits all product either, so starting by seeing how well each model fits when placed over a helmet is a good first step. 

Next, I measured the width of the headset when positioned where the ears would be located. I then measured the standard width and the height from the ear speakers to the underside of the headband. 

I tallied the results from each model and then sorted the list to see which models were best at accommodating someone with a larger size head. 

You have the option to continue reading in order to learn which model(s) were found to be best for accommodating someone with a larger size head, or you can watch the video I made that goes through this process.

I did speed up the video so you won’t have to go through the laborious process in real time. If the video sounds like your better option then I’ll post it below for easy access.

Still reading? If so, then come along as I get busy measuring headsets and which are best suited for someone with a larger than average size head. 

Here are the different headsets I measured. 

Epos/Sennheiser MB 660 

EPOS Adapt Wired headset 

EPOS Adapt 360 

Sennheiser SDW 5000 

Sennheiser PC8 

Sennheiser SD Office 

Jabra Evolve 75 

Jabra Evolve 65 

Jabra Engage 65 

Jabra Evolve2 65 

Jabra Evolve2 40 

Jabra Evolve 40 

Poly Savi 8200 Series

Poly 8200 UC 

Poly Voyager 4220 UC

Poly Blackwire 7225 

Discover D904 

Discover Adapt 30 

Discover D722U 

Discover D712U 

Bose 700 UC 

Logitech Zone Wireless 

Logitech H290 

MPOW HC6 

MPOW model 071 

Yealink WH36 Mono 

Yealink WH34 

It was a bit of a chore to get all these headsets measure in three different areas. In the video I recorded, I sped up the video so that it didn’t take as long as real time. Still, it was a grind to get through all of them. So, you might be wondering which model, among

all the different brands above, ended up being more friendly to those who have larger heads to house those larger brains. 

This is where a drum roll would normally be inserted. 

Here are the three top choices for a wireless headset that accommodates those with larger heads. 

  • Logitech Zone Wireless 
  • MPOW HC6 
  • Yealink UH34 

Here are the exact measurements, as I took them myself. 

Logitech Zone Wireless: 

18 inches wide when placed on a helmet 

6.6 inches wide when not placed on a helmet 

6.0 inches in height from the headband to the ear speakers 

MPOW HC6 

18 inches wide when placed on a helmet 

6.5 inches wide when not placed on a helmet 

6.25 inches in height from the headband to the ear speaker 

Yealink UH34 

18 inches wide when placed on a helmet 

5.75 inches wide when not placed on a helmet 

6.75 inches in height from the headband to the ear speaker 

Most of the models measure were more along these lines

16 inches wide when placed on a helmet 

6.0 inches wide when not placed on a helmet 

6.0 inches in height from the headband to the ear speaker 

These average measurements should give you a comparative view and help you to know which models stand the best chance of fitting you most comfortably. 

It’s pretty easy to see that the top three headsets noted above are the ones you should focus on if you feel your head is on the larger side. The last thing you want is to struggle with an uncomfortable headset.

The top 3 headsets noted here should provide you with ample ability to make adjustments, and given they’re a bit more flexible, they should fit you better than the other headsets on this list. 

Hopefully you found this information helpful. If you’re searching for a new headset and finding one that fits is one of your main goals, then this should be some information that’s good to consider. 

Have headset questions, or need some help? 

If you have questions about headsets, and you’re not sure where to turn to get answers, look no further than to Headset Advisor. We’ve been consulting with customers since 1994, and we can be a great resource for you. 

Call us, email us, text us or chat live with us. We’re here to help you find the perfect headset that’s comfortable, sounds great, compatible with your system and within your budget. We even have a trade-in program for old headsets, and we offer a monthly headset rental plan too.
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