Video calling with headphones: tips and tricks

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Video calling with headphones is a must for the home workers among us. And since we will all continue to partially work from home for the time being, it is useful to invest in a good pair of headphones. But what are the points you should pay attention to? Here are some tips and tricks.

In addition to good headphones for video calling, good software is also important. They often choose the company you work for, so you have little influence over that. You may have influence on the quality and functionality of the headphones that you use in combination with that software. Then you probably get a budget from your work (or if you are your own entrepreneur, then you decide that yourself, of course) and you have to choose the best headset possible. But what should you pay attention to when purchasing such headphones? Below we give some tips.

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First of all, it is important that the headphones for video calling are comfortable. You sometimes have to wear it for a few hours a day, so it’s nice if it fits really well on your head. Check the weight and how tight it is. And when you consider earplugs, how well they stay in the ears. And what about the padding of the ear cushions? These are all things that often come up in reviews of such products, so read carefully.

Then the audio quality comes into play. Because you are probably having a conversation with many people at the same time, it is important that you understand everyone well. Audio must therefore be crystal clear (although the microphone on the other side of the line and the connection also influences this). Headphones with large drivers are preferred here so that they transmit audio clearly. It is also a good idea to pay attention to active noise suppression, so that you are not disturbed from outside. And if you have a microphone attached to the headphones, it is nice if there is a filter around it that eliminates background noise. Finally, the frequency response is important; all headphones that have a range from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz are good options in terms of range.

Wires and Compatibility

Wireless video calling headphones offer more freedom and flexibility, but the Bluetooth connection can sometimes play tricks (especially in a busy environment with different wireless signals). In addition, you should pay attention to the battery life (twenty to thirty hours is respectable) and charging methods (it is handy if you can charge the headphones during use, so that you never run out of a headset). Wired headphones are generally more affordable, don’t suffer from connectivity issues and don’t require charging.

Finally, you should keep in mind that your video calling headphones are compatible with the software and hardware you use. In most cases, bluetooth just works, but it can’t hurt to check with a system administrator. Sometimes headphones require certain certificates that you may not know about, while other headsets are optimized for programs like Skype or Microsoft Teams. So that’s worth investigating.


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