If you wear glasses, and have a job that requires you to wear a headset, you’re probably very aware of the many challenges of wearing a headset.
- You may find the headset to be uncomfortable
- You might get headaches from wearing a headset
- Your glasses may get in the way
- You may have difficulty in wearing the headset all day long
- You might have tried a few models, but still haven’t found a comfortable one yet
Whatever your specific situation, wearing glasses and a headset at the same time can be a challenge for a lot of people.
In this blog, I’m going to discuss this subject, and point you in the direction of a headset that I think is very comfortable, even if you wear glasses.
But, before I dive into this, I did want to let you know that me and my Brothers had a discussion about this on a recent episode of the Headset Advisor podcast show. If you’d like to hear what we all think about this, make sure to check out this short 4:50 video below.
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Business headsets today come in a few different wearing styles. Among them include:
- Over the ear style - these normally have an ear loop that wraps around the ear
- Earbud style - these are worn in the ear and are the most discreet
- Over the head - these come in single or double ear varieties and use a headband
- Behind the neck - This style uses a behind the neck band.
No matter which headset style you prefer, you should be able to find one that works for you when wearing glasses.
If you just can’t find the right position to allow your headset to be comfortable, give this a try.
- Remove your glasses
- Put on your headset (whichever wearing style it may be)
- Once your headset is on, and comfortable, go ahead and slide on your glasses.
It can sometimes be more of a challenge to get a good fit when putting on a headset with eye glasses already in place. Removing the glasses before putting on the headset can allow the headset to be fitted first, with the glasses coming on after.
The most popular headset wearing styles today are those that are worn over the head. Some of these cover one ear, while others cover both ears. This type of headset helps to distribute the weight across the head which helps them to feel more comfortable.
As suggested earlier, try removing your glasses then put on the headset. Once on, slide your glasses on, and you should be able to find a comfortable, stable fit.
At Headset Advisor we evaluate, compare and use a wide variety of headsets. Some of our evaluators wear glasses, and their input is helpful in formulating an opinion on the most comfortable headphones for those who wear glasses.
After considering many models and styles, I came to the conclusion that the Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC is the most comfortable headset for those who wear glasses.
A few of the reasons why I selected this model includes:
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC weighs a mere 6.08 ounces. Putting that weight into common household items, these are a few things that weigh about 6 ounces.
- 6 wooden pencils
- ¾ cup of milk
- 12 tablespoons of water
Suffice it to say, this headset doesn’t weigh a lot.
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC has a unique comfort feature. It has a padded cushion for the top of your head that’s suspended. When you put on the headset, the pad moves so that it conforms to the shape and height of your head. This is a unique design that’s only found on the Poly voyager focus headsets.
Memory foam ear cushions
Trust me when I say that not all ear cushions are the same. They vary in size, shape and the materials they’re made of. Some materials can be firm without much comfort or give. Others may feel comfortable initially, but in time, the pads lose their spring, and begin to feel flat which can have your ears feeling the hard plastic speaker housing that lies beneath the ear cushion.
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC ear cushions are extremely soft and made from memory foam. This material has been proven to be not only moldable, but very comfortable as well. Memory foam will hold up for long periods of time as well. Poly appears to have nailed the ear cushion size too. The ear cushions aren’t undersized, but they’re not oversized either. Like Goldilocks and the three bears, these ear cushions are just right.
Noise Cancelling microphone
The Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC has a very sophisticated microphone. When you raise the boom arm up, the microphone automatically mutes. And, when you lower it, the microphone turns back on. This makes it easy to mute without the need to look for a button.
Everyone wants to sound as good as possible, and the Voyager Focus 2 UC microphone allows just that. Honestly, you’ll sound great when speaking with friends or business colleagues.
You might be wondering though how well it does to remove unwanted background noise. That base is covered too. In fact, it’s smothered. The Voyager Focus 2 UC utilizes a noise reducing technology that’s well above what other headsets are capable of.
Poly calls this Acoustic Fence that’s designed to put a barrier between you, and unwanted noise. In my tests, that feature worked extremely well to remove annoying background noise.
When it comes to the microphone on the Voyager Focus 2 UC, it’s simply top notch!
If you wear glasses and have had trouble in the past finding a headset that fits, and is comfortable, then consider giving the Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC a try.
I think you’ll find it to be very lightweight, and soft against the head and ear. And it should work for you just fine if you wear glasses too.
The subject of comfort is one that’s subjective for sure because what’s comfortable to you may be uncomfortable to me. Still, the Voyager Focus 2 UC is well worth your time to evaluate. It’s one of the most well thought out, lightweight, comfortable, great sounding and technology rich headsets available today.
You can also try what I mentioned earlier about putting on the headset first, followed by your glasses. That one thing alone might make enough of a difference to have you feeling comfortable. But if you’re in the market for a new headset, then make sure to check out the Poly Voyager Focus 2 UC.
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised, and your ears will give you a giant thank you. And as a final thought, we here at Headset Advisor do sell headsets. So if we can help guide you through your purchase, we’d be more than happy to do so.