Top 10 - Best Corded Headsets of 2020

What's the best Corded Headset to buy? Discover our top ten best corded headset recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Daniel Barnes 12 days ago

Best Corded Headsets of 2020

We test every corded headset on the market to help you make the right choice with your next purchase.


Headsets are exceptionally useful, especially in office environments. Whether you need a corded one for your work, or for home when you need to Skype call friends and family, this top 10 list of the best corded headsets is designed to help you make the perfect choice for you.

Generally speaking, corded headsets offer superior sound quality when compared to wireless headsets. What’s more, you won’t have to worry about keeping them charged up. There’s nothing more frustrating than when you’re in the middle of a call, only to have your headset die on you. With a corded model, this won’t be an issue, and you can be certain that your headset will always be ready for action.

Plantronics, Jabra, and Sennheiser all offer excellent corded headsets. Some offer just the basics at an affordable cost, while others include more advanced features for those who want to get a bit more use from their latest purchase. Our in-house experts test every model on the market, sorting the good from the bad to offer our customers only the headsets which meet our high standards. Below we have rated the best ones, along with their top features and why you should buy them.

Read on to discover our top picks, or alternatively give us a call for further advice!

What we look for in corded headsets:


  • Sound Quality
    While many corded headsets provide excellent sound quality, some just don't stack up. We put products through real-world testing to make sure they are up to scratch.
  • Build Quality
    Naturally, you'll want to get your money's worth from your headset- so you will need it to have a solid build quality to ensure it stands the test of time.
  • Usability
    A good headset should be easy to use and comfortable to wear. We conduct our own tests as well as speak to real users to find out how they perform in practise.
  • 1. Plantronics Blackwire 3220 USB-A Stereo UC Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    A corded USB headset which offers outstanding value for money
    Product Features
    • Excellent audio quality
    • Lightweight design for added comfort
    • Easy call management
    • USB-A connectivity
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 99/100
    What We Think
    Our liGo Best Buy is the Plantronics Blackwire 3220, a USB headset that's ideal for use with PCs. Offering high-quality stereo sound, along with a noise-cancelling microphone, this headset provides outstanding value for money. It includes a dynamic EQ feature which switched the headset's sound profile depending on whether you are on or off a call, so it's perfect for listening to music between calls, too. Lastly, its lightweight yet durable build means it is comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
    Product Features
    • Excellent audio quality
    • Lightweight design for added comfort
    • Easy call management
    • USB-A connectivity
    RRP: £54.99
    £44.99
    18% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.9/5
    Editors Rating 99/100
  • 2. Sennheiser SC 165 USB-A & 3.5mm Stereo Corded Headset for PC & Mobile
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • USB-A & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Large foam pad for additional comfort
    • Bendable boom arm folds away when not in use
    • Automatically adjusting sound profile
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 99/100
    What We Think
    The Sennheiser SC 165 is a stereo corded headset compatible with both PCs and mobiles. With UC optimization, it works with a wide range of software and provides simple plug-and-play setup. Thanks to Sennheiser’s trademark high audio quality, along with a noise cancelling microphone, the SC 165 is the ideal corded headset for call centre operatives and home workers alike.
    Product Features
    • USB-A & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Large foam pad for additional comfort
    • Bendable boom arm folds away when not in use
    • Automatically adjusting sound profile
    RRP: £83.99
    £69.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £14.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 99/100
  • 3. Sennheiser SC 135 USB-C & 3.5mm Mono Corded Headset for PC & Mobile
    Product Features
    • USB-C & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Large foam pad for additional comfort
    • Bendable boom arm folds away when not in use
    • Automatically adjusting sound profile
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 98/100
    What We Think
    The Sennheiser SC 135 USB-C is a single-sided headset with 3.5 mm jack and detachable USB-C cable, optimized for flexible UC professionals working on both PC and mobile devices. Sleek minimalistic design and great sound for calls and multimedia make this a convenient single solution for all your audio needs. Sound profiles adjust automatically to communication and multimedia use. A natural listening experience with Sennheiser Voice Clarity and noise-cancelling microphone optimize speech intelligibility and an in-line call control unit enables seamless call management. The bendable boom arm folds discreetly into the headband when not in use, giving a more streamlined appearance.
    Product Features
    • USB-C & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Large foam pad for additional comfort
    • Bendable boom arm folds away when not in use
    • Automatically adjusting sound profile
    RRP: £71.99
    £59.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £12.00
    Average Customer Review 4.7/5
    Editors Rating 98/100
  • 4. Plantronics EncorePro HW510D Digital Mono Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Wideband audio for superior sound quality
    • Quick microphone positioning
    • Noise-cancelling microphone
    • Specially designed for all-day comfort
    Editors Rating 84/100
    What We Think
    The Plantronics EncorePro HW510D is a mono headset from one of the most highly-regarded brands on the market. By only covering one ear, it allows users to remain aware of what's going on around them- perfect for offices where communication is key. It also boasts an adjustable headband and flexible mic boom to ensure a comfortable fit. And with Advanced Audio Processing technology, the sound quality is suberb, too. Lightweight yet durable, this corded headset is ideal for a wide range of end users.
    Product Features
    • Wideband audio for superior sound quality
    • Quick microphone positioning
    • Noise-cancelling microphone
    • Specially designed for all-day comfort
    RRP: £148.99
    £99.99
    33% Off - Save a total of £49.00
    Editors Rating 84/100
  • 5. Yealink UH33 USB-A & 3.5mm Corded Headset
    Product Features
    • USB-A & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Wideband audio & HD voice
    • In-line volume & mute controls
    • Simple plug-and-play setup
    Editors Rating 89/100
    What We Think
    The Yealink UH33 is a cost-effective corded headset that offers simple plug-and-play setup. Using advanced wideband audio technology, it offers great sound quality for all your important calls. What's more, it also includes both USB-A and 3.5mm connectivity, meaning you can use it on both your laptop and smart devices. The UH33 also includes in-line controls for added ease-of-use, and has been specially designed for long-lasting comfort even if you use the headset all day.
    Product Features
    • USB-A & 3.5mm connectivity for flexible use
    • Wideband audio & HD voice
    • In-line volume & mute controls
    • Simple plug-and-play setup
    £54.99
    Editors Rating 89/100
  • 6. Jabra UC Voice 750 Mono Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Designed specifically for Unified Communications deployments
    • Plug-and-play USB connectivity
    • Intuitive call control unit for fast user adoption
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
    What We Think
    A truly economical option at just over £50, and plug-and-play USB connectivity: The Jabra UC Voice 750 is the ideal choice for those who require a headset for home or office use, but don't want to spend a large amount of money. The microphone and headset are fully adjustable, with a flexible boom allowing maximum ease of wearing. Intuitive call control means users can adapt to their new device ultra fast, and the stylish colour options make the Jabra UC Voice 750 a headset that won't be an eyesore. If you are looking for a monaural headset with simple features, quick connectivity, and the ability to connect to IP-based telephony systems, the Jabra UC Voice 750 is a great choice for you.
    Product Features
    • Designed specifically for Unified Communications deployments
    • Plug-and-play USB connectivity
    • Intuitive call control unit for fast user adoption
    RRP: £69.99
    £52.99
    24% Off - Save a total of £17.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 85/100
  • 7. Jabra Evolve 40 MS Stereo Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Our Verdict
    Top quality corded USB headset for PC
    Product Features
    • HD sound & passive-noise cancellation
    • Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer
    • 3.5 mm jack for better connectivity
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
    What We Think
    The little brother to the Evolve 65, this USB headset still packs a powerful punch. Ideal for mobile workers and hot-desking, the Jabra Evolve 40 requires no installation- just plug it in, and you're ready to go. And with Jabra’s Intelligent Call Transfer, you can seamlessly transfer your Skype for Business calls to your smartphone by disconnecting your headset from the USB in-line call controller and plugging the 3.5mm jack into your mobile (MS version only). The headset also features an automatic “busy light” that signals to your co-workers/better half when you’re in the middle of a call- and with a manual switch you can make sure everyone knows you have not had your morning coffee yet!
    Product Features
    • HD sound & passive-noise cancellation
    • Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer
    • 3.5 mm jack for better connectivity
    RRP: £84.99
    £74.99
    12% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 8. Jabra Biz 2400 II Duo Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Omni-directional noise-cancelling microphone
    • Professional Headset ideal for Customer Service/Call Centre use
    • Specially designed for added comfort
    • *Please note: Does NOT include Bottom Cable
    Editors Rating 85/100
    What We Think
    This corded headset is an excellent choice for anyone who needs to spend long periods of time on calls. With padded ear cups specially designed for a superior fit, and weighing around 40% less than other headsets of its type, it remains comfortable to wear throughout the whole working day. What's more, the boom mic can be rotated 360 degrees, so you can tuck it out of the way when not in use. Providing the same high audio quality and noise cancelling that you'd expect from Jabra, we highly recommend this headset for call centres and similar environments.
    Product Features
    • Omni-directional noise-cancelling microphone
    • Professional Headset ideal for Customer Service/Call Centre use
    • Specially designed for added comfort
    • *Please note: Does NOT include Bottom Cable
    RRP: £170.50
    £134.99
    21% Off - Save a total of £35.51
    Editors Rating 85/100

    Out of stock

  • 9. Plantronics Blackwire C520-M Stereo Corded Headset
    Product Features
    • The Dynamic EQ feature optimizes your voice quality
    • Smart Sensor™ technology that lets you answer a call by simply putting on the headset
    • Premium hi-fi stereo audio
    Editors Rating 82/100
    What We Think
    Simple to set up, the Plantronics Blackwire C520 is a great choice for anyone in need of a high-end corded headset. Thanks to special technology, the C520 can automatically answer calls when you put on the headset, making things that little bit easier. Compatible with any PC via a USB connection, it provides a single audio device both for VoIP telephony and multimedia applications.
    Product Features
    • The Dynamic EQ feature optimizes your voice quality
    • Smart Sensor™ technology that lets you answer a call by simply putting on the headset
    • Premium hi-fi stereo audio
    RRP: £99.99
    £74.99
    25% Off - Save a total of £25.00
    Editors Rating 82/100

    Out of stock

  • 10. Jabra Engage 50 Mono Corded Headset for USB-C
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Advanced corded headset for professional use
    • USB-C connectivity for PC & mobile
    • Enhanced noise cancellation with three microphones
    • LED status light
    • Optional USB-A adapter available
    Editors Rating 84/100
    What We Think
    The only member of the Jabra Engage family to offer corded connectivity as standard, the Engage 50 is a great choice for professional users. With advanced noise cancellation, you can be certain that your voice will always come through loud and clear. What's more, it uses a USB-C connection, making it ideally suited to both PCs and mobile devices alike. And if your computer doesn't have a USB-C port, the optional UBS-A adapter lets you connect your headset up with ease.
    Product Features
    • Advanced corded headset for professional use
    • USB-C connectivity for PC & mobile
    • Enhanced noise cancellation with three microphones
    • LED status light
    • Optional USB-A adapter available
    RRP: £189.99
    £124.99
    34% Off - Save a total of £65.00
    Editors Rating 84/100

    Out of stock

With so many choices for varying budgets, along with features that are sure to satisfy any and every need, this top 10 list of corded headsets will hopefully contain something perfect for you. If not, why not e-mail us your favourite headset? We'd love to hear from you.

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