Top 10 - Best Corded Headsets of 2019

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 2019

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. 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
    £64.99
    24% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.8/5
    Editors Rating 93/100
  • 2. Plantronics HW251 Mono Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Lightweight, stylish and modern design
    • Wideband audio
    • Designed for all-day comfort
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    Ideal for use in office and call centre environments, the Plantronics SupraPlus HW251 benefits from integrated Wideband Audio for clearer conversations. The headset also boasts a noise-cancelling microphone for clearer conversations making this a top choice for those who want a top quality wired headset for their deskphone. And if you need to use this headset with something other than a deskphone? Pair this headset with the appropriate adaptor and you can get plugged in to your softphone or your cordless handset.
    Product Features
    • Lightweight, stylish and modern design
    • Wideband audio
    • Designed for all-day comfort
    RRP: £78.99
    £59.99
    24% Off - Save a total of £19.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Sennheiser CC 510 Monaural Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Ultra Noise Cancelling microphone
    • 300° adjustable microphone boom
    • Safeguards against acoustic shock and hearing impairment with prolonged use
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
    What We Think
    This practical monaural, corded headset was specifically designed with call centre employees in mind. The Sennheiser CC 510 boasts an ultra noise-cancelling microphone, and includes safeguards against acoustic shock and hearing impairment. Thanks to its many integrated features, this excellent corded headset reduces background noise for clearer conversations. The flexible microphone makes for relaxed usage, even in the most stressful environment. Lightweight, flexible, and with the comfort of office employees in mind, the Sennheiser CC 510 is an excellent headset choice, especially if you're wary of wearing one all day and want to protect your hearing.
    Product Features
    • Ultra Noise Cancelling microphone
    • 300° adjustable microphone boom
    • Safeguards against acoustic shock and hearing impairment with prolonged use
    RRP: £139.99
    £89.99
    36% Off - Save a total of £50.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 91/100
  • 5. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Plantronics HW261N Stereo Corded Headset
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Proven robustness at millions of agent workstations
    • Ultra noise-cancelling, screen out background noise, reducing distraction
    • Single and dual earpiece options meet varying needs and preferences
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
    What We Think
    This economical binaural headset is an excellent choice if you're looking for corded headphones that are robust, and offer high-quality noise-cancelling features, the Plantronics HW261N is ideal for you. The headset is fully compatible with both standard-band and wideband telephony systems, and comes ready to use in VoIP environments, or whenever you require perfect speech clarity. The Plantronics HW261N works exceptionally well in noisy environments, and is ultra comfortable thanks to its adjustable binaural design. The headset is an inexpensive choice with lots of quality features, making it a popular choice on this top 10 list.
    Product Features
    • Proven robustness at millions of agent workstations
    • Ultra noise-cancelling, screen out background noise, reducing distraction
    • Single and dual earpiece options meet varying needs and preferences
    RRP: £127.99
    £99.99
    22% Off - Save a total of £28.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 88/100
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Agent 402 QD Stereo Corded Headset
    Product Features
    • Anti-static shock for microphone
    • Acoustic shock protection for receiver
    • Noise cancelling
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 75/100
    What We Think
    A dependable headset for a super low price; if you need it, you've found it: The Agent 402 headset has a fully adjustable headband, and rotating microphone arm. It is designed with convenience and comfort in mind, so you'll have the perfect headset whenever, and wherever you need it. Features include in-line volume controls, acoustic shock protection (to keep your hearing safe), and superb stereo sound. Users will appreciate the comfortable binaural design, and excellent noise cancellation features, along with a binaural design that is both simple and effective. Added USB plug-and-play technology means this corded headset is always ready to go, when you are.
    Product Features
    • Anti-static shock for microphone
    • Acoustic shock protection for receiver
    • Noise cancelling
    RRP: £109.99
    £54.99
    50% Off - Save a total of £55.00
    Average Customer Review 4.2/5
    Editors Rating 75/100

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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