In this blog we will talk about headsets that are compatible for your Mac desktop or laptops. Many businesses today prefer using their computers instead of phones to make phone calls. It’s a very economical method to reduce cost by using Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) and other mobile phone applications. There are so many options out there; we will list the ones that stand out most in the market.
There are various selections when it comes to headphone design, but you basically have to choose between padded over the ear headphones and plug in canal earphones. Both have their advantages, but for this article we will focus on the over the ear and around the ear design of conventional headphones.
In general, headphones are able to offer richer low-end audio, since they have larger drivers than earphones and they don’t depend on an in-ear seal to deliver sound. Some listeners also find headphones more comfortable to wear, and easier to put on and take off, than they do earphones.
If you just want to block out sound without active noise cancellation, a good pair of over-ear headphones will naturally do that to some extent. This is called noise isolation and it simply works from the ear cups forming a good seal over your ears to prevent outside noise from getting in. It’s not as effective, but it’s less expensive than active noise cancellation and doesn’t require power.
The most important things to consider are the audio quality and comfort. We have listed down a series of headsets other than apple air pods, which are cabled and some are wireless so you can be more mobile during work.
Here is the top 5 headphones for your Mac devices:
- Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i
- Bose Quiet Comfort 35
- Beats Studio3
- Plantronics Voyager Focus
- Jabra Evolve 40 UC
1. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Wireless headphones
Designed to be mobile with you, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i over-ear headphones feature advanced hybrid Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) to reduce both high- and low-frequency background noises such as traffic or human voices. With hybrid ANC, you can fully get involved in rich, authentic Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound.
It is perfect for commuting offering up to 18 hours of playtime when using Bluetooth and ANC. An easily replaceable battery is integrated into the ear cup, so you can keep the beat going on even longer journeys.
These have aluminum touch interface that lets you control volume, track selection, and more with simple gestures.
2. Bose Quiet Comfort 35
Bose Quiet Comfort 35 Wireless Headphones are engineered with high-class noise cancellation feature. Even better that they free are wireless, connecting easily to your iPhone, iPad or MacBook with Bluetooth. Clear voice prompts walk you through the connection process and the multi-function button continues to offer access to Siri. Volume-optimized EQ gives you balanced audio performance at any volume and the headphones feature up to 20 hours of wireless listening per charge.
3. Beats Studio3
Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling (Pure ANC) to actively block external noise and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. They continuously pinpoint external sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit in real time, optimizing sound output to preserve a premium listening experience the way artists intended. Incorporating the efficient W1 chip brings seamless setup and switching for your Apple devices, up to 22 hours of battery life for all-day.
4. Plantronics Voyager Focus, UC.
Out of all of the wireless Bluetooth headsets, this headset provides the longest range of up to 150ft through your mac desktop. It has active noise canceling through the ear phones, Wideband audio, great noise canceling microphone, and built in smart sensors which can detect when you put on and take the headset off. You have 12 hours of talk time, and up to 15 hours of music streaming.
5. Jabra Evolve 40 UC
This is a great entry level corded headset. It connects via USB and as a bonus; it comes with a 3.5mm jack so you can connect it to your smart phone, tablet, etc. It has a noise canceling microphone, a built in busy light so your colleagues/friends know if you’re on a call, and Hi-Fi wideband frequency response. This is a great headset for the casual user.