Computer USB Headsets
Companies are quickly moving to cloud-based communications and software applications, making multiple locations work and appear as if they were all under the same roof. Welcome to VoIP! Cost saving is the key force driving this migration, and what we’ve seen in the past few years is only the tip of the iceberg of what's to come. Corded USB headsets become a critical element in this transaction as users are leaving behind the traditional desk phone and talking over the internet. At first, many users find it difficult when their desk phone is removed and a softphone is installed on their computer. It’s made to look, perform, and act like the old phone, but it takes advantage of being a cloud-based phone system.
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Computer USB Headsets
If your company is making the move to VoIP, the headsets you formerly plugged into your desk phone will need to be replaced or adapted to become computer USB headsets. If your old headsets used a quick disconnect to plug into an amplifier or direct-connect cable, you can simply replace the amp/cable with a USB cable and re-use your headsets. If you don’t have the ability to remove the bottom cable, which ends with an RJ9 phone plug, or if it’s time to update your headsets to newer technology with better sound and durability, corded USB headsets come in a variety of wearing options and install in seconds. Simply plug into an available USB port for easy plug-n-play installation without any worries of compatibility from the days of desk phone headsets.
The majority of computer USB headsets fit over the head with a speaker covering either one ear or two. When you cover one ear, you stay in tune with your office and can easily talk with co-workers. For users that work in louder environments or simply want to focus on their callers more, covering both ears will remove background distractions, allowing you to hear better, focus more, and be more accurate in the information you take. Over-the-ear models will be lighter in weight and use ear hooks to conform to your ear, making for a secure, stable fit.
You will also want to make sure inline volume and mute controls are built into your headset solution to keep you productive and not your waste time trying to adjust them. Without inline controls, you will be forced to navigate to your computer settings every time you take a call that’s too loud or too quiet to hear comfortably.