3 Best Headphones with Mic 2022
Welcome back to another post where we’re going to be talking about all the best headphones with mic to buy in 2020. We’ve done this list before, which you can read by clicking here.
Seeing how much in-demand headphones with mic have become due to the ongoing pandemic, we thought we’d do another one, to give all people working from home more options.
Whether you’re taking Zoom meetings back to back, or need wireless headphones with a microphone to take calls to stretch out your legs after sitting for long periods of time – you’ll be glad you clicked on our post.
At WowTechSound we give you nothing but the best and to-the-point reviews of audio headsets that you can find online or in stores.
So what is the hold up? Here we go!
We’ve never talked about headphones by SteelSeries before on our blog. However, the Arctis 7 was too good to be missed. As a gaming wireless headphone, it is a well-performing headset that not only boosts clear and accurate sound quality but also has that little extra bass to get you grooving with music while working.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 is one of the best headphones with microphone that picks up your voice with such clarity and detail that even your breathing can be heard on the other side. As the headphones connect to your PC or gaming console through a 2.4GHz wireless RF USB dongle, this means you get a more reliable and stronger connection as compared to Bluetooth.
However, one of the best features of the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is the digital surround sound effect that gives you spatial awareness while listening to music, and if you’re worried about background noise sweeping, then the passive noise isolation does cancel out noisy roommates and sounds from the street. Sound quality is pretty great for an affordable gaming headphone, with a great bass effect that isn’t overly powering like most headsets.
On first glance, the Arctis 7 doesn’t look like a gaming headset with flashy neon highlights or LEDs and the matte black finish gives them a very edgy look. Add in the earcups and headband made with an airweave fabric that makes them comfortable to use for longer listening sessions, without causing ears to overheat. If you’re looking to connect these headphones with a mic to your phone, you get a 3.5mm audio cable.
Similarly, the battery life lasts for 24 hours and you can charge them through the Micro-USB port. Either way, the SteelSeries Arctis 7 is a budget-friendly headphones with microphone perfect for gamers looking for comfort, good audio quality and a responsive microphone.
- Amazing digital surround sound
- Affordable gaming headphones under $150
- Comfortable to wear for longer sessions
- Matte finish with a sleek design
- Long battery life for wireless gaming
- Great connectivity through a 2.4GHz wireless RF USB dongle’
- Need to use a 3.5mm audio cable to use with phone
- Bass over amplifies at some points
2. Apple AirPods Max
The AirPods Max are Apple’s high-end wireless overhead headphones with excellent noise cancellation and sound quality. It comes in a variety of colors and exciting features like transparency mode, Adaptive EQ, and spatial audio. Apple released AirPods Max in December 2020, and it‘s been 2 years since AirPods Max are in Apple’s premium product list. For the price point of $479, no audiophile is going to buy these headphones except the ones who want the real deal. Let’s move forward with an honest Apple AirPods Max review.
If we talk about the design of Apple AirPods Max, it has magnetic ear cups and has an oval shape. The headband is like inverted knit mesh which evenly distributes the weight and reduces pressure on the head. In addition, it has adjustable arms to fit the size of your head accordingly. The memory foam of the ear cup cushions provides ultimate comfort that lets you enjoy the streaming for long periods of time.
At the top of one ear cup, there is a digital crown that allows you to control volume and perform certain gestures. You can play/pause audio, skips tracks, answer/reject calls, and activate Siri with the help of gestures. Also, there is a button to turn the noise cancellation and transparency mode on and off.
The sound quality of Apple AirPods Max is quite impressive. There are 40mm dynamic drivers installed in it which provide crystal clear sound so you can make your calls perfect. It produces deep bass, precise mid-range, and crisp and clear high-frequency extensions. Moreover, there are two H1 installed which deliver high quality sound.
- The earcups are very comfortable.
- Excellent sound quality.
- Magnetic earcups which can be replaced.
- Battery life is good.
- Ear detection mode stops the music when you take these headphones off your ears.
- Comes in different colors.
- Much expensive.
- Doesn’t support 3.5mm audio cable.
- No power button. You need to put them back in the case to turn them off.
If you’re not looking to compromise on adequate or average sounding microphones and want a headset that truly has a phenomenal mic, then the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825 is for you. Although it definitely isn’t budget-friendly, for people who work from home or out of an office, constantly joining in on online meetings, this is by far one of the best headphones with microphone.
It is a Bluetooth 4.1 wireless on ear headphone, which gives you 12 hours of talking time, and roughly 15 hours of listening time. The Plantronics Voyager Focus are premium-looking headphones with a black design and red accents. In addition, there is a 2 inch long microphone boom that you can swivel up or down. Both the earcups feature controls that are responsive and easy to use, where as the earcups have soft cushion padding for maximum comfort.
Similarly, although on-ear headphones are notorious for hurting your ears by clamping too tightly, these headphones feature just the right amount of tightness with a headband that has padding for a more comfortable experience while using them. As far as sound is concerned, the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825, gives you an auditory experience that is full of a deep but balanced bass, without music distortion and active noise cancellation to really get you in the zone.
However, the active noise cancellation doesn’t fully remove noises from the background including loud voices, objects tumbling, etc, but the real deal is the microphone! You get an HD voice option that amplifies a clear voice to the receiver, and gives it a premium finish. Moreover, there is minimal background noise from speaker’s end and your receiver won’t have to ask you to speak up.
Overall, the Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825 are hands down the best headphones with microphone that makes calls sound clear and fun, with an awesome soundstage while listening to music.
- HD voice option for extra clarity while taking calls.
- Very comfortable to wear for long sessions.
- Decent battery life.
- Balanced sound profile with a perfect bass and no distortion.
- The charging cradle doesn’t provide stability while charging the headphones.
- No additional wired cable is provided.
- Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
- Battery life could be longer.
And there you have 3 of the best headphones with microphones, each with their unique value proposition from comfort, price range, durability and of course an excellent microphone.
We’ll be back with another awesome post, so keep a look out to find more amazing recommendations.