A few years ago, making long-distance and international calls was considered a luxury, but with today’s internet-based telephone services or VoIP, this is no longer the case. You can now make business or personal calls anywhere in the world for free or at a minimal fee, provided you have a high-speed internet connection and a PC, tablet, or smartphone with the necessary hardware, including microphone, speakers, and webcam for video calls
There are various tools you can use to communicate online, including Google Voice and Video chat and Apple FaceTime, though Skype is still one of the most effective and widely used tool for VoIP calls. When making internet calls, you can get more out of your conversations by using a good headset.
What factors to look for?
When looking for a quality Skype headset, you should find one that delivers outstanding sound clarity, is comfortable to wear, and is built from good material to ensure durability. You should also identify the features that you consider essential in a headset before purchasing one, so you don’t spend extra on features that you will never use.
The design of a headset is an important factor, especially if you will be wearing it for long periods. Purchasing from renowned brands ensures that you benefit from the latest technology in digital signal processing, noise cancellation, auto pairing, battery life, and multi-connection. In addition, you should ensure that the headset is compatible with your hardware (computer, desk phone, or other device) and software (OS and Skype or other application). Some devices indicate of they are compatible and certified by Skype.
It is important to note that price is not always a good indicator of the quality of headset. So, make sure that you choose multiple devices that suit your needs, and then purchase the one that fits your budget. Some top choices for Skype certified headsets include:
Jabra UC Voice 750 Mono
This is a premium monaural UC headset designed to provide professionals with excellent sound performance, comfort, and durability. The Jabra UC Voice 750 Mono Headset features UC plug-and-play for intuitive call control, noise cancelling microphone for reducing unwanted background noise, and Peak Stop technology that eliminates sharp sounds and maintains the sound level within a safe range to protect your hearing.
Plantronics .Audio DSP-400
The Plantronics .Audio DSP-400 is an ideal headset to use for Skype. Its foldable design and included storage pouch means that you can take it with your laptop wherever you go. Benefits include DSP for clearer audio, noise-cancelling mic with QuickAdjust boom and is easy to connect (just plug and play with no software or drivers). And at only £28.99 it offers excellent value for money.
Plantronics Audio 995
The Plantronics Audio 995 Headset allows you to enjoy digital wireless for all your PC audio needs, rich stereo sound, convenient music controls, a noise-cancelling microphone with fast-mute technology, and pillow-soft ear cushions for all-day comfort.
You should note that a great headset for Skype won’t be cheap in design, build, or quality. That said, you should ensure that you get a warranty on your device, in case of anything.