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Best over the head headphones

guys - I need a headphone for the office which will only pair with my cellphone (no desk phone). I don't need a base as I will be moving around with my phone in pocket between different conference phones. In-ear pods aren't ideal for me for all day use

Any suggestions? I'm hoping for at least 2 hours of constant use. Main requirement is great voice quality (both hearing and the microphone)

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You need to provide more information, Blue tooth? Wired? Noise Cancelling? Music? Only calls?


I use my Sony MDR-1000X v.3 BT/NC headphones at work and love them.


Less expensive but also pretty good are the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2, also BT/NC

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Noise canceling not required since it'll be used for just audio calls in an office environment. Something light weight would be good since I got used to the jabra pro 9470 for office calls and it's only 31 grams or 1.5 ounces
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Both of the above ones you recommend have average microphones and some reviewers complaining about voice quality to the party you are calling
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Then you're looking for a headset, not headphones. Probably something with a boom mic, not a hidden built-in one.

I use Bose QC35 II, which I found to be the overall best in between ANC quality (in the top 3), sound quality (best among bluetooth headphones), compactness when folded (best among the top 3 on the above two metrics), battery life (20/40 hours, top 3), and a built-in mic (present). It was a tough choice against the MDR-1000X, which is very close on everything and has much better music controls, but ultimately I just found a good deal on the QC35 and that was settled. The QC35 also match the silver-metal look of office laptops pretty well.

But for a headset question, this might not be the best forum to ask. And since you want something light, a gamers' forum (they are super sensitive to headset quality) won't do well either. All I can say is, make sure there is 1) a boom mic and 2) mic noise cancellation.
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Both of the above ones you recommend have average microphones and some reviewers complaining about voice quality to the party you are calling

V3 of the Sony headset has better microphone performance than the earlier models but are really intended for listening to music with the occasional phone call. If you are more interested in phone performance you might want to look as some of the other Plantronics headsets that have excellent boom mics.

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by boom mic, do you guys mean the mics that stand out in front of the mouth?
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Noise canceling not required since it'll be used for just audio calls in an office environment. Something light weight would be good since I got used to the jabra pro 9470 for office calls and it's only 31 grams or 1.5 ounces
Have a look at Jabras Evolve serie, 65 and 75 are wireless. https://www.jabra.com/business/office-headsets You wont find a consumer headset that can match the sounds quality of a pro headset like Jabra or Plantronics.

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what connects to your mobile phone on blueooth. Is it the base or headset? I ask before I frequently walk far away from the base with my mobile phone
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