How to choose headphones
for when you are hard at work

Top three things to consider

  1. Noise cancelling cuts out unwanted office noise
  2. A microphone for conference calls
  3. Wireless to work unplugged but check audio source has Bluetooth
Pick Your Best headphones

Today’s workplaces are varied and can be noisy or distracting. When you need to get your head down and the work done uninterrupted then a good set of headphones can help you zone out your fellow colleagues in an open-plan office, or the friends nattering in the coffeeshop. For this scenario our Product Chooser finds your best matched headphones that have active noise cancelling. This means that not only will they play your audio clearly, but the technology blocks out those external noises that can be distracting.

Sometimes though, you have to speak to others. In today’s working world of conference calls you will find it helpful if your headphones also have a microphone. Whilst the headphones that our Product Chooser finds are not designed specifically for calls - they deliver high quality audio first – they do include a microphone.

While you may want to eliminate sounds from the outside world – the outside world may also appreciate not hearing your audio. To stop your sound leaking out, look for headphones with a closed back. This will help keep the music private and prevent them moaning about the noise, or worse still, criticising your taste in tunes!

Wireless headphones give you more flexibility to swing around on your chair or grab something from behind you without getting tangled in cables, but you need to check your audio source has Bluetooth capability or they won’t be able to connect.

Most headphones have a minimum battery life of 15 hours, but if you want to stay unplugged for longer, then slide up the longer battery life in our Product Chooser. Some headphones will deliver over 24 hours of battery life before needing to be charged.