The workplace is a battlefield and distractions are your number one enemy. To win the war on productivity, you need to have the right weapons such as a good set of headphones. A good set of headphones, especially one with a good microphone, can also help you to communicate better to colleagues or to prospective and existing clients. The five headphones below should help you get through a tough workday.
- Is it OK to wear headphones at work?
Answer: It depends on what your office policy is when it comes to wearing headphones. If you are the type of person who gets more work done while wearing a headphone then you should ask your boss to allow you to wear headphones at work.
- What kind of headphones should you get for the office?
Answer: If your work environment is noisy, then you need to get headphones that has the ability to cancel or eliminate noise so you can focus on your work and your music and not get distracted by the blabbering of your officemates.
- Should you get a headphone with a microphone?
Answer: Yes you should so you can use your headphone to communicate with your boss, colleagues, or clients.
Our Top Picks
MAXROCK Sleep Earplugs – Noise Isolating Ear Plugs Sleep Earbuds Headphones with Unique Total Soft Silicone Perfect for Insomnia, Side Sleeper, Snoring, Air Travel, Meditation & Relaxation(Black)
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Has an ergonomic double layer design
- Comes with a noise-cancelling feature
- Has a built-in microphone
How thoughtful of MAXROCK to produce a pair of earphones that is meant to be worn while sleeping. It is nice to listen to soft music while you are in bed. The problem is, most earphones are not designed to be worn while lying down. They are not comfortable enough and they tend to fall off. This one has an ergonomic in-ear design that ensures it will stay in your ear even if you like sleeping on your side. And even if you have a partner who snores, you will not have a problem because this pair has a noise cancelling feature. At work, this can help you tune out the noise so you can keep your focus on what you are doing.
Bose Quietcontrol 30 Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling – Black (761448-0010)
- Features breakthrough technology
- Has a noise-rejecting dual-microphone
- Comes with a lightweight neckband design
- Up to 10 hours of listening per charge
Paying $300 for a pair of headphones may seem too much. But keep in mind that this is from Bose, an international leader when it comes to audio technology. When you get a Bose, you are not only getting a system that produces audio quality. You are also getting the latest that technology can offer. One of the breakthrough features of this headphone is that it allows you to control your own level of noise cancellation throughout the day. This is a very intuitive feature since the levels of noise we encounter throughout the day are not always the same. This headphone is designed so you can enjoy wireless music listening for long periods of time with its neckband design and long battery life.
TaoTronics Neckband Bluetooth Headphones with ANC Active Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones with Built-In Magnets IPX5 Splash Proof 16 Hour Playtime & cVc 6.0 Noise Cancelling MEMS Mic
- Has an active noise cancelling feature
- Long-lasting battery
- Has an enhanced call quality feature
- Splash proof
So you are an active individual. You like to take your music out for a walk or even for a run. Then you deserve a pair of headphones that can take a little moisture (or a lot). This pair from TaoTronics is splash proof. It has a thorough Nano coating that protects it from sweat and even light rain. It also comes with integrated magnets that allows the earbuds to stick together so you can carry it securely around your neck when not in use. The active noise cancelling technology can tune out all types of noise coming from a busy street or a rowdy office.
Betron B25 Noise Isolating in Ear Canal Headphones Earphones with Pure Sound and Powerful Bass for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Smartphones and Tablets (Black Without Remote)
- Delivers deep bass and crystal clear acoustics
- Comes with a noise isolating technology
- Comes with different ear adapters
- Optimized for portable media players
Don’t let the price fool you. The B25 might be cheap but is packed with features that are usually reserved for more expensive headphones. It delivers deep bass and crystal clear acoustics thanks to its 9mm high definition speaker driver. It is also one sleek-looking earphone that is optimized for use on portable media players such as an iPhone or iPad. It comes with 3 noise cancelling earbuds in different sizes. The noise isolating feature might not be the best in the industry but at with a $12.99 price tag, who is complaining?
LINNER In Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones, Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Extra Bass, Earbud Headphones Noise Canceling with Microphone NC50
- Professional active noise cancelling earbuds
- Produces high quality sound
- Comfortable to wear
- Long battery life
If you are just a simple guy who just wants to enjoy music then there really are just three things that you need to look for when shopping for a pair of earphones: good sound quality, comfort, and style. This reasonably-priced pair has all three and more. It also features a professional active noise cancelling technology that will enable you to hear just what you want to hear and none of the noise. It also produces high quality sound with mega bass and clear mid tones. It has soft silicone ear tips so you can wear it for long hours without being a burden to your ears. The long battery life will allow you to listen to music for 13 hours non-stop.
The best kind of office headphones are those that have noise cancelling capabilities and are light and comfortable enough to wear even if you have to work overtime.