Are you regularly taking calls at work or on the go? Life instantly becomes a whole lot easier when you can answer calls without having to pick up and hold the handset to your ear the entire time, right? PB Tech has a great selection of headsets to choose from that are perfect for answering calls, but today, we want to offer up another option that’s highly worth considering if you haven’t already — headphones with an integrated mic! There are a few reasons you might opt for headphones (with a mic) over a headset. Some of them including the aesthetic — headphones tend to have more stylish designs that look cool inside and outside of the office; selection — more options, more price points, more brands, more features to choose from; features — some headphones come with awesome features such as built-in voice assistants and AR; availability — given the current circumstances, headsets are flying out the door left, right, and centre. But don’t stress! We have headphones with mics that can get the same job done. Let's jump in and take a look at some of the most popular ones currently available today
1. Sennheiser HD 4.30i Over-Ear Headphones with Mic
The Sennheiser HD 4.30i will add legendary Sennheiser sound to your everyday work routine, while also doubling as a headset so you can take calls with a push of a button. The HD 4.30 features a 3-button smart remote conveniently located on the cable, which allows you to control music and take calls with ease, and the sturdy folding design makes these headphones durable and compact enough to carry in your bag, and take with you anywhere (it comes with a soft pouch making for easy transportability).
2. Sennheiser HD 569 Closed-Back Over-Ear Premium Headphones
If you’re looking in the mid-range, the Sennheiser HD 569 is a great option! The Sennheiser HD 5 model range offers high quality and value in any aspect. These brilliant headphones not only deliver great sound, but they feature a contemporary design that is both attractive and ergonomic, so you’ll be comfortable wearing these all day as you work.
With a closed-back over-ear design, you’ll enjoy a great soundstage with rich detail and bass response; and effective acoustic isolation, so outside noise stays out, and the music stays in. And when you’ve got calls coming in, this noise-isolating headset lets you manage them with its in-line remote.
Now we get into the more premium options. If you’ve been after a high-quality pair of headphones for a while, and need a headset, then these are some options you might really consider. Some of them even have integrated voice assistants which is perfect for the workplace!
3. Bose QuietComfort QC35-II Over-Ear Headphones
The Bose QuietComfort 35-II Headphones are engineered with renowned noise cancellation so you can get in the zone and take your concentration to the next level. With the power of the QC35s, you'll get deeper into your music, your work, or whatever you want to focus on. You can adjust the level of noise-cancellation between three levels to get the best fit for your environment. As well as great sound, the Bose QC35s have an excellent microphone, so they're fantastic for taking calls as you work.
These headphones aren't just made to stay in the office though. They're built to keep up with being on the go! These headphones are made with impact-resistant materials, glass-filled nylon, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, and wrapped in luxurious Alcantara, so not only are they super durable, but they're also comfortable.
4. Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless 2nd Gen Noise Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones
The PXC550 has always been one of the most popular over-ear headphones at PB Tech, and with great reason. Now it’s back and better! The new PXC 550-II still has that amazing Sennheiser sound quality but has now been upgraded for a smarter experience. Enjoy up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge as you listen to music, take calls, and interact with AI assistants.
You can think of these headphones as your personal assistant. Take control via convenient, one-touch access with the Voice Assistant button that connects to virtual assistants such as Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri. With the triple microphone array offering unrivaled speech clarity when giving voice commands.
Not only do your voice assistants get great speech clarity, but also anyone on the receiving end of your phone calls. These headphones offer first-class call quality. Active Noise Cancellation detects and removes background noise providing fantastic call quality.
5. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 delivers everything you’d expect and more! Think of these headphones as smart headphones that let you keep your head up to the world with superior sound; easy access to voice assistants; an adaptive mic system for superior voice pickup; and even an AR platform!
Bose Headphones 700 deliver a great listening experience with astonishing Bose sound and 11 levels of noise cancellation. As you increase the noise cancellation, you incrementally minimise the distractions you hear in loud places. Or, decrease it to the point where you hear the world as if you weren’t wearing active noise-cancelling headphones at all.
These headphones also feature an unrivalled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before—even in noisy environments!
Built for comfort, you’ll also appreciate how they feel as you wear them all day to work. They have a streamlined, light-weight headband with soft, angled ear cups to provide a perfect fit. The underside of the headband features an ultra-soft gel foam material that sits comfortably on your head — it won’t even snag a single hair!
So there you have it – a selection of some of our most popular headphones that are also headsets! Our range doesn’t just end there though! We’ve got plenty of other options to choose from, many of which have integrated microphones which will allow you to have clear calls. Check out some other options below or shop our entire range of headphones here.