If you have arrived on this publication then chances are you are upgrading your previous headphone or you are looking for a way out of all the noisy situations that you have to deal with during a conference call that your current headphone cannot tackle. Don’t worry we have compiled some of the best headphones for conference calls below in this publication but if you do decide to get a headphone on your own then there are some things that you should know about headphones that will allow you to make a smarter decision when getting a headphone. So before we start with the best headphones we have listed here we will discuss those things with you because it doesn’t hurt to know more about things.
In-Ear or Over-Ear Design
Now if you are looking for headphones that you are going to use for conference calls we recommend that you don’t go for in-ear design. They are no doubt very light and portable but they don’t provide the best sound quality and their noise cancellation is not the best while over-ear design headphones are big but the newer models are being released with foldable design allowing them to be more portable and they provide the best sound quality along with the best noise cancellation capability.
If you are getting a headphone for conference calls then noise cancellation capability of the headphone should be a priority. Most of the new headphones that are being released in the market nowadays all claim to have the best noise cancellation capability. If you are going to get a headphone manufactured by a reputable brand then all you have to double check on their noise cancellation capability is the white sound which is next to nothing but still you don’t want to hear that in a pure noise cancellation setup. And if you are getting a headphone from a new company or Chinese import you have to test it or really read a good review to really know if that headphone has a good noise cancellation capability.
The next thing you have to make sure a headphone provides is the comfort. If you are getting a headphone that is really hard to wear after 30 or 40 minutes then it is not a very good headphone. To make sure the headphone you are getting is comfortable you have to look for the weight of the headphone. The heavy the weight of the headphone the harder it is for it to stay on your head and provide you with a comfortable listening experience. The next thing is the cushioning and the padding of the earcups and the headband of the headphone. You have to keep in mind that these things in combination work to provide a comfortable to wear headphone.
The next thing you have to be on the lookout for is the sound quality. Now you can find every headphone manufacturer claiming their headphone’s sound quality is the best but that is not true and we know it. So look for these figures to really know if the sound quality is good or not.
- Frequency Response (20Hz to 20KHz) more is better.
- Impedance depends on the headphones being used with which device.
Now let’s get in to the best headphones for conference calls we have for you.
Best Headphones For Conference Calls (Comparison)
Headphone Weight Sony MDR1000X/B Noise Cancelling Headphone 9.7 oz Check Price Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Noise Cancelling Headphones (Editor's Choice) 8.3 oz Check Price Paww WaveSound 3 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones 12.8 oz Check Price COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones 13.6 oz Check Price
The first headphone we have on here for conference calls is the model MDR1000X/B produced by Sony. Sony as we all know is a reputable brand when it comes to production of entertainment related electronic equipments. They have been producing high quality headphones for quite some time now and this particular headphone model has very high ratings. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.
Let’s start with the design of the MDR1000X headphone. The headphone features over the ear design which is very comfortable to wear even for longer durations. The MDR1000X headphone has a foldable design as well. The controls on this headphone are all touch operated and the cord of the headphone is detachable. The leather on this feels like pure luxury and is of high quality.
When it comes to features the MDR1000X headphone has the best noise cancellation feature of all the headphones in the market. The wireless connectivity on this headphone is covered by Bluetooth connectivity and there is an option to use these headphones via wired connection as well. The MDR1000X headphone also has a high quality built-in mic for conference calls.
The battery of the MDR1000X headphone lasts 20 hours on a full charge. The charging time of the battery to reach it’s maximum capacity is 4 hours. The frequency response rate of this headphone is between 4Hz and 40,000Hz which covers a lot of the frequency range. The sound sensitivity of this headphone is 103db.
When it comes to performance the MDR1000X headphone produces a very high quality sound and the sound quality is top of the line. The noise cancellation capability is simply amazing you can listen to outside sound whenever you desire with just a touch to the side of the headphone. The MDR1000X headphone provides a more customizable experience and you have to experiment with it to find your sweet spot.
There have been reported headband quality issues with this headphone so do check that also.
|Detachable Cord||Headband Quality Issues|
All in all performance wise the MDR1000X headphone by Sony produces the best quality sound with the best noise cancellation capability of any headphones in the market and the price is worth paying.
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Noise Cancelling Headphones – (Editor’s Choice)
The next headphone we have on here for conference calls is the QuietComfort 35 produced by Bose. Now if you know audio equipment you will know that Bose has been around in the audio equipment arena for quite some while now and they have been producing some of the best audio equipments including headphones. This particular model of the headphone is not only of very high quality but also has very high ratings. How it fared in our review? Let’s find out.
We start with the design and the QuietComfort 35 headphone has a circumaural design with a streamlined styling so it is better looking than the MDR1000X. The QuietComfort 35 headphone is also very lightweight and is among the lightest headphones in the market today. This headphone is very comfortable to wear and you can use it for a long duration without getting the feeling of fatigue in your ears. The leather used to make this headphone is of premium quality.
When it comes to features the QuietComfort 35 headphone provides the best noise cancellation on par with the MDR1000X headphone. The noise cancellation on this headphone comes with 3 different levels that users can choose from. The QuietComfort 35 headphone provides more customized and adjustable options when it comes to noise cancellation. The wireless connectivity on this headphone is covered by Bluetooth & NFC connections. The wired connectivity on the QuietComfort 35 headphone is covered by a 1.19m cable provided by Bose. This headphone features a dual microphone system for a high quality conference call without any audio issues.
The battery on this headphone lasts for 20 hours and the QuietComfort 35 headphone also features a quick charge system which will power up the battery for 2.5 hours usage in 15 minutes. The QuietComfort 35 headphone also has a user friendly and easy access app to control the headphone’s performance.
When it comes to performance the QuietComfort 35 headphone produces a very high quality sound and the noise cancellation on this headphone is extremely good, no white noise. The app of the headphone is a very nice touch as it provides the users more control without being able to reqch for the controls on the headphone. There have been no reported quality or performance related issues regarding this headphone.
|Adjustable Noise Cancellation||None That We Could Find|
|High Quality Sound|
|Quick Charge Feature|
The QuietComfort 35 headphone by Bose is simply amazing and is hands down a high performance headphone which is suitable for conference calling as well.
The next headphone we have on here is the model WaveSound 3 produced by Paww. Paww is a relatively new name when it comes to headphones manufacturing. This particular model of headphone by Paww has high ratings. How it fared in our review? Let’s find out.
We start with the design of the WaveSound 3 headphone. The headphone’s design is over-ear design and has folding design feature too. The WaveSound 3 headphone is comfortable to wear but the weight is a little heavier compared to other headphones in it’s class. The headphone has a durable metal construction.
The features of this headphone include noise cancellation capability which keeps the outside noise out to the level of 20db. The wireless connectivity features Bluetooth connectivity technology. The wired connectivity is covered by a tangle free wire with 3.5mm jack provided by Paww. The WaveSound 3 headphone has a built-in microphone for all those conference calls. The battery on this headphone lasts 16 hours on a full charge. The wireless connectivity produces lag free sound with a range of 30 feet.
When it comes to performance the sound quality is very good. The built-in microphone performs really well. The build quality of this headphone is durable and makes for a strong design.
The only thing that bothered us about this headphone is the heavy weight of the headphone which sometimes interferes with the headphone being stable on your head as it slips sometimes.
|Foldable Design||Heavy Weight Design|
|30 Feet Range|
If you are looking for a good headphone for under $100 which performs well without any issues and is good for conference calling then the WaveSound 3 headphone by Paww is a good option.
The last headphone we have on here is the model E7 produced by COWIN. COWIN like Paww is a relatively new name which is producing good headphones within a budget and is not a high end manufacturer of headphones. The E7 has high ratings as well. So how it fared in our review? Let’s find out.
The design of this headphone is great and it provides a comfortable fit with fully adjustable headband. The earcups are really soft and fit nicely on the ears. The design is travel friendly and you can use it for long durations without any issue.
The E7 headphone features active noise cancellation capability which works well. The wireless connectivity features Bluetooth & NFC connectivity options. The wired connectivity is covered by a 3.5mm audio cable provided by COWIN. There is a built-in microphone on the E7 headphone for conference calling. The battery on a full charge lasts for 30 hours and the battery capacity is 600mAh.
The impedance of this headphone is 32 ohms and the frequency response rate is 20Hz to 20,000Hz.
When it comes to performance the noise cancellation on this headphone is adequate and may not be up to par for users who have used Sony or Bose headphones. The sound quality is good and there are no reported issues regarding it’s build quality. The performance is in no way comparable to high end headphones but is good for it’s price tag.
|Active Noise Cancellation||Performance Not Comparable To Sony & Bose Headphones|
|30 Hours Playtime|
For those of you who are not looking to spend a lot on a headphone and want to get the job done without getting in too much in the performance area then the E7 by COWIN is a good option for you.
The headphones listed here are some of the best in the market for conference calling use. If they have any reported issues they have been mentioned here in this publication. We hope you find this publication useful. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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