Everyone wants the freedom offered by wireless headsets, but wired varieties still have their benefits.
The freedom of movement a wireless headset gives you can be very appealing; the battery dying during a vital customer call or listening to your favourite music may be somewhat less attractive.
There are still many reasons for choosing wireless headsets.
Sound travelling through a wired headset is clearer and less prone to interference. Anyone looking for the absolute best audio quality will still want to buy a pair of wired headsets. However, there’s no significant difference to the audio performance between wired and wireless headsets in reality. For most people, they usually pick brands that are known to have good sound quality.
Wired headsets are plug and play, which means they are easy and convenient to use as no setup is required.
Wired headsets have their own power supply via the cable and operate continuously for as long as necessary. The operation time of wireless headsets are limited; eventually, you’ll need to replace the batteries or recharge the headset. Depending on how long you will continuously use the headset, operation time for a headset can be a serious consideration.
Wired headsets are usually less expensive than wireless headsets. However, depending on what you are using the headsets for, they both have their pros and cons, so the price may be an important consideration but should not be the only reason to buy a cheaper product. If you need to stick to a budget when choosing a new headset, wired versions typically cost less than their wireless counterparts as wireless technology is more expensive to manufacture.
The connections on wired headsets are more reliable since they don’t rely on wireless connections which can sometimes become unstable. Ongoing maintenance is an important business consideration if you are looking for headsets that will need to withstand constant use such as those used in a call centre.
The main hesitation when considering a wired model is that it is less mobile than other options. However, it is less likely to have its signal interrupted, meaning that sound quality is sure to stay at a high level.
Wireless headsets are more prone to electronic interference than wired headsets. The causes of this interference vary but generally can be attributed to signal traffic and building infrastructure and even mobile phones. When too many wireless signals are transmitted close to one another, the resulting traffic may cause interference, diminished audio quality and even complete loss of signal. If any of the headsets are operating on the same frequency, you can even get small amounts of crosstalk between the devices, causing interference and more. Because wired headsets are connected directly to a computer, they face none of these interference issues.
Consider how you will use the headsets, are you sitting at a desk most of the time, or will you need to move around? How long will you use the headset at a time?