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Headphones

The War Room style Beats look sick as hell. Can you use them for Teams meetings?


If not I need headset recommendations. I feel like I'm yelling at my laptop and people can't hear me. Also my ear buds only work with my phone. I have tiny ears so I haven't found ear buds that haven't hurt my tiny ear holes. Yup. I said it .


I need help! What works the best savages?

Do you have a preferred headset?
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sahil
Notable Contributor
+15
Deepak Chopra of Sales
100% on Airpods Pro. Game changed.
StickToTheProcess
WR Officer
+7
AE
I wish the pros had a lot more noise canceling.  Other than that they're perfect.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
This is good to know.
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
For Teams/Zoom meetings? 
rekled
Opinionated
+2
Strategic Account Executive
Yep... I use them regularly for client zoom meetings. Although... if it is a particularly important client meeting, i will dial-in the old fashioned way. with the new iOS, my airpod pros switch somewhat seamlessly between macbook and iphone. 
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DadFather
Politicker
+5
Enterprise Account Executive
Only tough thing about the pros is battery life on a busy day... I’ve been left scrambling for a quick charge but other than that, they are the best out there
sam
Politicker
+3
Sales Operations
If your Finance/HR team are sticklers and won't approve AirPods for reimbursement for whatever reason (eyeroll), would go with Jabra Evolve 75 UC 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
They won't so this is totally out of pocket. Thank you for your input!
CJE
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
Your Finance/HR team sounds similar to mine
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I'm hoping they will relax the expenses by the fall. 
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
i would have to ask about that, they game me 100$ for a reimbursment in work from home, but they also provided me with monitors a laptop and jabra 75 soooo cant really complain
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Dang you got good stuff! I just got a laptop 😆
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thank you all for your responses!
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
AirPods Pro. Use them for everything. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
They don't hurt your ears and are Teams compatible on your laptop?
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
I don’t have a problem with hurting my ears. And I don’t really use teams. But in theory, once you pair to your laptops Bluetooth, you should be able to select them as a source, same as any platform. 

That said, I WFH in an office...so if I’m using my laptop, it’s usually just the built in mic, no headset at all. Never gotten a complaint or had an issue. 
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WolfOfTechSales
Catalyst
+4
Manager, Sales Development
Plantronics have worked like a charm for me 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Which model?
Telehealth_2the_Moon
Notable Contributor
+12
Director of Business Development
I've owned a pair of Backbeats for 5+ years, the padding is starting to tear on the ear, and I'm 100% intending to just buy the newest version of the same thing when I replace them. 

They have other's that are smaller and better to use during the work day or even designed just for phone/video calls.
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Wanna.Be.Rick.Spielman
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Any time I am on with someone who uses Airpods, it honestly sounds pretty crappy.  Airpods are great for personal use, but not professional. (edit: sounds like they are talking into a microphone that is covered up by something or are yelling down a hall way).  If you are looking for a professional headset, go with Plantronics Voyageur Focus UC (I got it on Amazon for around $115 I think).  I have used several different headsets have found it to be the most reliable and effective, without breaking the bank.  I will say that I hear good things about Blue Parrott in fairness though. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
What about breaking your ears? 
Wanna.Be.Rick.Spielman
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
Confused by your question, but turn the volume down? Lol idk what you are getting at.
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TheLaughingWolf
WR Officer
+7
Account Development Representative
What ever you do, do not get Bose quiet comfort. I have them and it picks up any little noise from the background and amplifies it. It is such a pain. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Snap crackle pop! Don't want that! 
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
Air Pods Pro - that seems to be the consensus. I love my Jabra USB wired ones also...
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
All work with laptop online meetings? Do either hurt your ears?
DonDraper
Politicker
+4
National Sales Manager
No, the Jabra Ones are a headset rather than buds. They do look like on Zoom meetings that I am calling from a call centre though haha
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Savagedoge
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
AirPods, ftw! Got a pair from here too, haha! 

*Humble brag from a simpleton
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I'm obvi a simp too for asking 😆
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Airpods are a life saver and not even the pros I love my normal ones
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I have a Dell laptop and the speakers are on the bottom. Also people ask me "what?" a lot so I'm trying to figure out a better way. 
Beans
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Airpods are crushing this thread.

BUT, what about a wired pair? Or a BT pair that has better functionality connecting to PC's over macs?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I'm open to any recommendations that won't kill my ears. 
caS2ie
Good Citizen
+1
All things people
Bose NC700 super comfortable over the ear, can't hear shit when music is playing, including screaming children. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Impressive 💯
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Airpods. Or go for Senheisers
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thank you!
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Anytime!
Hannibal
Opinionated
+3
Senior Account Executive
I used Airpods and then switched to the Pros last year - took some adjusting but the Noise Cancelling feature is a game changer when WFH and having three kids in the background. Like any Bluetooth device, you can sync them to your laptop and they work with everything (Zoom, Teams, Slack, GTM, Webex....).

I have the Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones for when I used to travel which is like 400 years ago. They are awesome and comfortable but my ears heat up after 2/3 hours. But if you are looking for battery life they are definitely awesome for that and you can always plug in if needed.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Yeah see my ears burning are negative. Thanks for the info. 
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
I have Sennheiser over the ear. I love them.  
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I'll ck it out. Thanks!
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Issued Jabra pro 9470, not bad and can almost get though a day no charge 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
What about comfort?
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
not bad at all 9 out of 10
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vet2rep
Good Citizen
+1
Business Development Rep
AirPod Pro! All day!
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thanks for responding!
closedwon
Politicker
+7
VP Sales
I tried AirPods pro and they were horrible for me. Went back to regular airpods for calls/meetings and  Sony 1000xm4 are the best for noise cancelling and focusing.  I’ve tried everything from Beats, Bose, $50-500 and the Sony ones rock.  I don’t hear anything when they are on. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Headaches or discomfort?
Lambda
Politicker
+6
Sales Consultant
I have the Surface Headphones 2, they are microsoft so they get a bad wrap but honestly i have had the bose 700's and the sony xm4's and the surface work just as well and arent as hot on the ears for me
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
How much time do you get before you feel like you have to take em out? 
MSPSales
Notorious Answer
+5
Account Executive
I got the exact same headphones at the War Room one. Black and gold but with my companies logo on it (we got it as Christmas gift from the company). They work well with teams. I used air pod pros too. They work lol. There isn't much i'm looking for. Can they hear me? Can i hear them? Okay boom good headphones for calling 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Do they hurt your ears or give you a headache?
MSPSales
Notorious Answer
+5
Account Executive
Only if you put the volume on the highest setting. Other than that no complains 
SlanginHCSaaS
Opinionated
+1
Regional Sales Director
I'm a Samsung Galaxy guy, so not an AirPod user. I have a Plantronics DECT biaural headset that connects to my laptop and cell. The DECT ones from Poly (formerly Plantronics) are amazing; terrific battery life and range. I can walk all over the house, the backyard, etc and still stay connected to my LT or phone located upstairs in my office. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Ok that's pretty badass. 
BillyHoyle
Tycoon
+11
Senior Account Executive
Airpods Pro all day, erryday. Unless I forgot to charge them, then a nice little Jabra corded.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Sweet 🔥
SlingingShelfware
Good Citizen
+2
Account Executive
I don't understand the airpods love, they sound like dogshit and can't keep in ear for runs/ the gym etc. Was never a beats guy but the power beats pro sound a million times better, stay on, and have the same connectivity with apple products as airpods. 
ChiefPipelineOfficer
Opinionated
+1
Director of Business Development
AirPods Pro are EVERYTHING. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thank you!
wondersushi
Account Manager
Jabra Evolve 80. Pretty good stuff. Using them for 2 years now.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Thanks!
Robot
Politicker
+7
Account Exec
Call me old fashion, but I prefer wired headphones like Jabra's or Bose. Something about constant wireless signals by my brain doesn't feel right.
Worf
Politicker
+5
SDR
I have seen BlueParrot headsets win in multiple "comparison" YouTube videos. I may actually purchase one. For reference I am not affiliated with them nor do I own their product, but they do have a great demo commercial (though older):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCoS3DiaR1c
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
This is the kind of research I'm looking for! Thank you so much! 🌠
StickToTheProcess
WR Officer
+7
AE
I use BlueParrot S450-XT.  The sound quality is great but the noise canceling is AMAZING.  
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Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
In addition to using headphones, if you haven't heard of Krisp before you should check it out. It basically blocks out background noise
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
I haven't heard of Krisp I'll look into it today. Thanks!
I_Sell_To_Play_Golf
Contributor
+4
Field Account Executive
Airpods now that I work off a mac but used Jabra Elite 75T's for a long time, great sound and bluetooth plus active noise cancelling
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
Jabra looks to be popular behind airpods here.
braintank
Politicker
+6
Enterprise Account Executive
I like the mute and ANC on Jabras but find they aren't as comfortable on my ears as my Bose.
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