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Last updated: 05 May 2021


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A comfortable, good quality headset is essential for online meetings and video chats. Or maybe you're looking for a new pair of headphones with a built-in mic that you can also use for phone or video calls.

We test wired and wireless headsets and headphones from Logitech, Sennheiser, Sony, JBL, HyperX and more, designed to work with Windows and MacOS, as well as iOS and Android smartphones. We also assess compatibility with popular video chat services such as Zoom, Skype, Google Meet and Facebook Messenger.

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Our test results will show you which headsets and headphones:

  • have the best sound when making and taking a call
  • are the most comfortable to wear
  • are the most durable
  • are compatible with computers, smartphones and popular video chat programs
  • are wired or wireless
  • use USB-A or 3.5mm auxiliary connectors (if applicable).

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which headsets and headphones have noise cancelling capabilities, onboard controls, replaceable parts and the longest battery life. We specify where the microphone is placed and the cable length, and also note whether the unit is being sold as a headset or headphones.

Headphones that can be used for calls are only tested as headsets, under video chat conditions. This means we only assessed their ability to send and receive a spoken conversation and scored accordingly. Sound quality does not factor entertainment audio (such as music, podcasts or movies) into account. You can find these results in our headphones reviews.

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      • Noise cancelling
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      • Noise cancelling microphone
      • Claimed battery life
      • Works with Skype
      • Works with Zoom
      • Works with Google Meet
      • Works with Facebook Chat
      • iOS support
      • Android support
      • Digital assistant
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      • Removable cable
      • Cable connection type
      • Cable length
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