Three vital headset shopping tips
1. Decide how you’ll use it.
Bluetooth headsets come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and prices depending on where, when, and how they’re designed to be used. The first step is to decide under what conditions you’ll chat through your device. Placing calls from noisy work sites, bustling city streets and restaurants, while driving, or from within the hush of office cubicles, will all have a big impact on performance and ultimately which headset you choose.
2. Lock down the features you need.
Despite being highly portable devices, Bluetooth headsets are complex products with plenty of features. They’re capable of noise cancellation, voice commands for hands-free use, PC integration, or even stereo audio. Whatever your specific requirements are, draft a wish list of abilities and make sure the device you choose meets your needs.
3. Find the right design for you.
Headset owners are all different, and so are their ears — and aesthetic tastes. Some headsets are comparatively big and bulky but place audio quality above all else. Other devices are built to be extremely comfortable and worn all day in an office environment. While a third sect of headset strives to be as unobtrusive as possible, boasting ultratiny designs that are hard to spot in public. Some devices are better than others at accommodating eyeglass wearers, a huge factor for four-eyed shoppers.