Headset Technology – wireless and cable headsets

History of Headset

The discovery of the first headset is generally associated with the discovery of Nathaniel Baldwin in 1910. The innovative radio headset is largely unknown to the Navy, which sees the use of portable and light communication facilities purchased by hundreds. Over time, the headset technology will advance because the headset will become lighter and eventually do not need to be connected via cable. At present, headset technology is used in various functions due to a number of reasons.

What exactly is the headset?

The headset consists of headphones and microphones attached to one unit to provide two-hand-free communication. Hands-free aspects allow it to be used for various purposes other than relieve pressure must use hands to hold the headphone or microphone. Private sector companies use it for things such as call centers and government institutions such as law enforcement using it through shipping centers.

Headset type

Headsets can come in single or double-earpiece. Single noise headsets have the advantage of leaving one free ear. This is useful if the headset user must be multi-task. Another difference is an external headset and microtube (or internal). This difference refers to the difference in the microphone placement itself (in an external version, the microphone is located at the front end of the microphone arm, while in the internal partner, it is located near the earpiece itself).

The type of external microphone is usually omni-directional, or noise-cancellation. The cancellation version of the noise has a receptive field located in a way that takes local votes and mostly filters sounds from a distance. This can be a big asset for operators who need to hear the sound of their headsets and cancel the interference around it. These examples can be workers in noisy warehouses that need to communicate with operators and filter out the sound of large machines such as forklifts. Another example includes office workers in the booth with a hard and annoying colleague. The bi-directional microphone allows great reception to the noise that comes from 90 degrees of the desired angle. This is good for users who need to hear voices coming from a certain direction but need to filter sound from different directions. Omni-directional microphone, as the name suggests, allows to hear optimal from 360 degrees.

Another difference between the headset is a form of supporting features. For example, some headsets are supported through the use of the headband used above the head. The other has a headband that holds the back of the user’s neck. Others only use ear hooks to attach directly to the ear itself. The standard telephone headset replaces the phone’s handset function by connecting to the phone itself using a direct connection.

Cellular headsets (generally referred to as a “hands-free” headset) connected to the cellphone and allows two-way communication without the need for users to bring their cellphones closer. This frees both hands for other activities including driving, typing, playing games, shopping, etc. In fact, the introduction and popularization of hand-free technology has proven to be rather on time. More and more countries began to take action on the use of cellphones while driving (Washington joined the list of countries in June 2010) because some studies have linked the use of vehicle accidents.

Headset cable vs wireless headset

Cable headsets are cheap solutions to become hands free. Simplicity in technology and wire use also tends to provide superior sound quality to its wireless colleagues. Wireless headsets are more expensive but also trendier.

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