Should You Buy A Single Ear Or Dual Ear Headset? - Headset Advisor

When it comes time to buy a new headset, one of the choices you’ll need to make is do you purchase a single ear or dual ear headset? Seems like a very small detail and a simple decision, right? Not exactly. 

In this blog, I’m going to discuss some of the typical environmental working conditions that may make this seemingly simple decision, a bit more complicated than how it appears on the surface. 

Before I begin though, I did want to mention that I recorded a video on this exact subject. A lot of people enjoy, and even prefer, watching videos as their preferred method of consuming content over reading.

If you’re like a lot of people in this way, then you might be interested to watch the video below. 

Otherwise, read along as I discuss some thoughts to consider before making a decision to buy a single or dual ear headset. 

-Some people work from home 

-Some people work in an open office environment 

-Some people work in a busy, and oftentimes loud Call Center 

-Some people work in a private office 

Work environments vary greatly, and the interesting part is they aren’t static, but dynamic instead. Take for example, someone who’s working from home. Imagine them working away peacefully from the comfort of their home office. Pretty quiet, right? Sure is.

That is, until little Baby Jessica wakes up from her mid-morning nap and starts crying at the same time Fido the wonder dog starts barking. Oh, and did I mention that was while you were on your most important call of the day? What was peaceful and quiet earlier, turned loud and distracting.

Another example

For those who work in an open office arrangement where people sit close together. Yes, the Covid outbreak of 2020 has put the brakes on these kinds of settings, but chances are good that we’ll see these kinds of settings in the near future once again.

In office environments like this, the noise level can vary a lot. At certain points during the day, the volume of noise might be low and very pleasant. You’re not hearing a lot of distracting noise around you, and you easily keep your concentration.

Then, someone in your work group lands that monster account they’ve been working on for the past 2 years, and the party’s on. That concentration is now gone and it’s going to be a while until you regain it. 

In both of the above examples, which kind of headset is best?

A single ear or double ear? Hard to know for sure. A single ear headset, or mono headset is perfect for those times when the noise levels are low. However, when things get noisy, that’s when a double ear headset, or duo headset would be best. 

Some people prefer to have one ear uncovered by a headset speaker because they like to hear what’s going on around them. There are some who don’t prefer to have both ears covered because it makes regulating their voice volume difficult.

Still others prefer to have both ears covered so they aren’t distracted by what’s going on around them. Having two ears covered allows them to stay focused on their work. There are also those who like to listen to music while they work. 

Being that noise levels are always changing throughout the day, how do you best deal with this problem without buying two headsets (a single ear model and a dual ear)? 

Not everyone has a budget that’s unlimited that would allow them to buy two headsets. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a single headset that could switch between a mono style and a duo? There is a unique headset that does exactly that! 

Meet the Discover Adapt 30 

 The Adapt 30 is unique. It allows you to wear the headset in a mono configuration, but it can be reconfigured to a dual ear wearing style as well. In less than 5 seconds it can convert from one to the other. 

You choose your style 

discover adapt 30

The unique design of the Discover Adapt 30 addresses the variable noise levels common to most all work environments. You can choose when you need things quieter, or when you want to hear what’s going on around you.

Sound Quality 

Watch a video with a mic test for yourself

The sound quality on the Discover Adapt 30 is exceptional. The microphone not only picks up your voice crystal clear, but the noise cancelling feature removes unwanted background noise so your callers get a clear, undistracted call which helps to keep things professional. 

Flexible to meet your needs 

Not only can the Discover Adapt 30 switch seamlessly between a single and dual ear wearing style, but it can adapt from use with a desk phone to a computer by inserting a small cartridge into the headset base station. Once the cartridge is inserted, your Discover Adapt 30 is now ready to be used with your computer for Softphone calls, or maybe your next Zoom video conferencing call. 

The Adapt 30 is great - but don’t take our word for it 

Check out the online reviews to see what other people are saying about it. I think you’ll be impressed. This is a one of a kind design that brings a world of flexibility to you and how you work. 


Here are a couple of links that you might find helpful 

The Discover Adapt 30 review  video + mic test 

The Discover Adapt 30 on our website 

Final thoughts 

Noise where you work can change quickly. If you’d like a way to better deal with this distracting noise, or just have an option to listen to music while you work, then the Discover Adapt 30 may be the ideal product for you. With the Adapt 30: 

  • You’ll get a wireless headset that provides long wireless talk range so you can move around your work area freely without cords getting in the way. 
  • You’ll have unequalled flexibility to change from one wearing style to another. Something you won’t find with the other guys.
  • You’ll have great sound quality that will keep you sounding professional from start to finish of your important business calls 
  • You’ll have the flexibility to use the Adapt 30 with a desk phone and computer. 
  • You’ll get a full, industry leading 3-year warranty. Most offer a 1-year warranty, and some offer a 2-year. With the Discover Adapt 30, you’re covered for a full 3-years for longer peace of mind.

Wireless not in your budget?

That's okay! If you've already identified you prefer one wearing style option over another and you want to invest in a wired headset instead to keep costs down, below are a few of the most popular to consider. 

#1 Discover D711U (single speaker)

#2 Discover D712U (dual speaker on the ears)

#3 Discover D722U (dual speaker over the ears)

#4 Jabra Evolve2 40 (dual speaker on the ears) 

#5 Poly Blackwire 8225 (dual speaker on the ears with ANC) 

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