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aznphatb0i
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What is the best budget headset for use in a noisy open offices sales environment?

The goal is that sales people can easily use the headset to make phone calls without being disturbed by surrounding noise and the customer also should not hear background noise.

• Headset should be under $50 each

• Headset should have a microphone that eliminates ambient noise (Digital? Noise Canceling? Unidirectional?)

• Headphone earmuffs should eliminate noise from environment (Closed? Active noise canceling?)

• Headphones should work on PC and MAC

I've done some research and found the following headsets, but have no idea if they are best in class or which one is the best choice:

• SteelSeries Sibera V2 - $20.00 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/221830713073
• Microsoft LX-6000 - $41.99 - http://www.adorama.com/MILX6000.html
• Logitech G35 - $55.00 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/371406573411
• Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma - $59.49 - http://www.ebay.com/itm/301170054868

Are any of these the best choice, or some other model?

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I'd recommend checking with a

I'd recommend checking with a professional office supply site, who have good headsets for that purpose, and who know all of the parameters that can affect their use. On this audiophile site, the expertise is primarily for undistracted listening to music, without phone calls and work going on.

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Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!

I was hoping that the insight from here at least on aspects like noise isolation etc. could be useful!

Any recommendations on a professional office supply forum lol?

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Here's an example forum:

Here's an example forum: http://soundingboard.plantronics.com/welcome

The problem with issues like isolation here at Stereophile is, the rest of the issues you need covered would not be addressed by any recommendations here, since the audiophiles here would use a very different kind of headphone.

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I think I have narrowed it

I think I have narrowed it down to

Siberia V2
Koss SB49

I think the specs that are required are:
- Circumaural design
- Closed design
- Noise isolating pads
- Unidirectional Microphone with noise canceling
- Active noise canceling for the ear pieces is nice, but too expensive

Does anyone have any info on http://www.encoredataproducts.com/dual-plug-headsets/avid-education-ae-350-active-noise-canceling-headset/

or have any other suggestions?

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