What is the best budget headset for use in a noisy open offices sales environment?

aznphatb0i

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The goal is that sales people can easily use the headset to make phone calls without being disturbed by surrounding noise and the customer also should not hear background noise.

• Headset should be under $50 each

• Headset should have a microphone that eliminates ambient noise (Digital? Noise Canceling? Unidirectional?)

• Headphone earmuffs should eliminate noise from environment (Closed? Active noise canceling?)

• Headphones should work on PC and MAC

I've done some research and found the following headsets, but have no idea if they are best in class or which one is the best choice:

• SteelSeries Sibera V2 - $20.00 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/221830713073
• Microsoft LX-6000 - $41.99 - http://www.adorama.com/MILX6000.html
• Logitech G35 - $55.00 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/371406573411
• Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma - $59.49 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/301170054868

Are any of these the best choice, or some other model?
 
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shouldn't your company provide you with headphones?
 

fralexandr

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could be he's in charge of finding a headset for them, since the goal is that "sales people can easily use [it]"

I don't think active noise cancellation is plausible, given your budget. You'll definitely want closed air.

For extended office use, comfort will probably be a priority.

looks like you already posted this on head-fi. You'll probably get better answers there.

maybe look at the koss sb series?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...c_24McCFdgGgQodACYGyw&is=REG&m=Y&Q=&A=details
as per various user reviews, they aren't that durable though, as some of the plastic bits break easily
 
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as long as the microphone is unidirectional, you dont need cancellation.
 

aznphatb0i

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I think I have narrowed it down to

Siberia V2
Koss SB49

I think the specs that are required are:
- Circumaural design
- Closed design
- Noise isolating pads
- Unidirectional Microphone with noise canceling
- Active noise canceling for the ear pieces is nice, but too expensive

Does anyone have any info on http://www.encoredataproducts.com/d...cation-ae-350-active-noise-canceling-headset/

or have any other suggestions?
 

nsafreak

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Frankly I'm curious why you're using PCs to do the VoIP work instead of a dedicated SIP handset. Most businesses keep their VoIP separate from the PC as it's all too easy for there to be a software problem and then have the call disconnect.
 
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also, you try wearing a gamer's headset for 8+ hours, then you tell me.
 

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