A good computer headset should provide you both functionality and comfort. Look for headsets which give you controls or extra features for easy and efficient use. This list of best computer headsets includes both wireless and wired headsets, so consider how much range of movement you want while wearing one. The headband and ear cups also need to be comfortable so that you can wear them for several hours at a time without any pain or irritation. Don’t bother with flashing lights or extra features as you can typically find those on gaming headsets and you pay a lot for those unnecessary options.
We’ve chosen these as the best computer headsets because they offer excellent sound quality thanks to dual-speaker designs which deliver stereo sound. All of these picks also have an overhead band which rests comfortably with padding on the ear pads so that you can wear them for hours at a time without any irritation or discomfort. In addition to their sound quality and comfort, these headsets feature noise-cancelling microphones which helps give you the best audio quality possible during a conversation and most of them include adjustable booms on the microphone. You also get controls on each of these for sound volume and to mute the microphone, either on an earpiece or in-line through a controller.
This wireless headset includes audio controls on one ear cup. It folds up for easy storage and is quite simple to use, even the microphone can fold up out of the way. It also has the ability to work as a Bluetooth device without the USB dongle, and can work with a wide range of devices. Read Full Review
Although there are quite a few great headsets on the market, this one just has a few extra features that give it the edge over other models out there. Audio controls are located on one of the ear cups, letting you easily control music and volume levels with the push of a button. It has a fully adjustable noise-cancelling microphone, which you can fold up between one earpiece and the headband to keep it out of the way when you're not using it. Additionally, the entire headset can actually be folded for easy storage and transportation.
This headset has a wireless range of up to about 40 feet and includes a USB dongle you can plug in for the wireless signal. As a bonus, you can use this headset while charging it although you need to be close enough to your computer for the charging cable and still have the USB dongle plugged in. One of the best features about this model is it can also work without the dongle through a Bluetooth connection, making it great for devices like tablet computers and Macs.
A great wireless headset, this one works as a Bluetooth device or through a physical connection. It has a good wireless range and includes audio controls on one earpiece, along with automatic pause/play based on if you’re wearing the headset. It's comfortable and provides almost all the features you need from a computer headset. Read Full Review
This is another wireless option uses a Bluetooth connection and can function from up to about 100 meters away. It's easy to use and set up, includes a micro USB to standard USB converter for connectivity and you even get a 3.5mm cable connection. A noise-cancelling microphone is built into the headset itself, so you don’t have to worry about a microphone on a boom. The headband and ear cup are padded to remain comfortable even after hours of use. While an earpiece control that lets you adjust volume and mute the microphone at the push of a button.
One of the best features on this model is it automatically detects when you’re wearing it, pausing or playing audio when taking off or putting on the headset. While this model works with computers, it's also a great option if you want a headset compatible with mobile phones and tablets. It includes a rechargeable battery with up to 24 hours of listening time on a single charge.
This is a pretty simple, but very effective computer headset. It’s wired, so you'll need to use these headphones fairly close to your computer. However, it has inline volume and mute controls on the wire which can be nice but also adds weight to the cord. This one works with both Windows and Mac computers, and connects through a USB port. Read Full Review
This is a much more basic computer headset than some wireless models on the market, but it works well enough for most situations. This headset uses a USB connection, rather than 3.5mm audio and microphone plugs, which makes it easy to use with a wide range of computers, including laptops. Of course, if you want the best audio quality possible, you'll probably prefer a more expensive headset with wireless or 3.5mm connections. It has an eight foot cable which gives you plenty of distance between yourself and your computer.
The speakers on this headset are good, but serious audiophiles will probably find them lacking in performance, although the ear-cups and headband are padded for extra comfort. The noise-cancelling microphone is fully adjustable and can be moved up out of your way when not in use. There are inline controls for volume and muting the microphone, which makes use easier but does add a little extra weight to the cord which should be kept in mind.
Plantronics offers up a great wired/wireless headset with this model, which has some solid features and great usability. It has inline controls for volume and muting, as well as sensors that can answer calls automatically for you when you put the headset on. The headset can fold up for easy storage or travel, and works with PCs, tablets, and mobile phones using a USB connection and/or Bluetooth connectivity. Read Full Review
There's a lot to like about this headset, though it lacks a few features as well. This computer headset has a great, fully adjustable noise-cancelling microphone and excellent speakers built into the ear cups. The inline controls on this model are nice with up and down buttons for volume and a mute button. While the volume buttons work, a volume wheel is usually more precise than "up" and "down" buttons. However, like other headset models these controls do add weight to the cord.
One of the best things about this computer headset is it works through both a USB connection and Bluetooth. You can have it physically connected to a PC and paired with a mobile phone through Bluetooth, and easily swap between the two devices. The headset is quite lightweight, folds up for flat storage, and includes sensors so the headset automatically answer calls when you put it on.
This is a nice, simple headset that’s fairly affordable and quite comfortable. It has padded ear cups and includes a noise-canceling microphone on a fully adjustable boom. This headset connects to a computer or other device through a USB 2.0 cable and includes controls on one of the earpieces. Read Full Review
If you are not specifically looking for a wireless computer headset, then this is a very nice option that gives you great sound quality and comfort. The padded ear cups are very comfortable, letting you wear this headset for hours without undo ear strain. The noise-cancelling microphone offers excellent clarity and is fully adjustable, both by bending the boom itself and also rotating it.
This model connects through a USB 2.0 cable, which does not have an in-line controller. Instead, one of the earpieces includes volume and microphone controls, and this headset is optimized for Skype and other instant messaging programs. However, perhaps the one weakness with this model is the headband itself isn’t padded so while it’s certainly comfortable on your ears, it lacks padding for the top of your head.