Best transcription headphones

Best transcription headphones

Headphones or earphones – what are the best audio transcription headphones?  Whether you like the comfort provided with over the ear headphones, or if you prefer the intimate closeness of the in-ear version, headphones are very much a personal choice. When choosing the best headphones for transcription you need to consider things like comfort, length of lead, wireless, over the ear, in-ear, etc.

Take your time, choose wisely and get it right first time when choosing the best transcription headphones.


USB Headset with Microphone Noise Cancelling & in-line Call Controls, Ultra Comfort 3.5mm Wired Headset for Cell Phone, Computer Headset with Mute for PC Laptop Skype Webinar Home Office

  • Rich high-definition sound
  • Noise isolating mic
  • DSP technology
  • Comfortable design – super lightweight
  • Adjustable headband
  • Plug in play – no installation required
  • Mute on/off on the speaker microphone
  • 270 degree adjustable microphone

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Premium Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black

  • Industry-leading noise canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Next-level music with Edge-AI, co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo
  • Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Touch Sensor controls to pause play skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-to-chat technology automatically reduces volume during conversations
  • Superior call quality with precise voice pickup
  • Wearing detection pauses playback when headphones are removed

Plantronics – Blackwire C5220 – Wired, Dual-Ear (Stereo) Headset with Boom Mic – USB-A, 3.5 mm to connect to your PC, Mac, Tablet and/or Cell Phone

  • For a professional needing to connect to a PC/Mac using USB-A and/or mobile phone.
  • Compatible with Microsoft Teams and other leading collaboration platforms.
  • Superb Audio Quality
  • Noise canceling microphone ensures your voice is heard.
  • Audio automatically switches between wideband for telephony & hi-fi stereo for music. SoundGuard DIGITAL protects against sound levels over 118dBA, sudden loud sounds & long-term exposure.
  • Ultra-soft leatherette ear cushions wrapped around pillow-soft memory foam provide all-day comfort.
  • Adjustable lightweight cushioned metal headband.

headset for transcriptionists

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control – Black

  • Three levels of world-class noise cancellation for better listening experience in any environment
  • Alexa-enabled for voice access to music, information, and more
  • Noise-rejecting dual-microphone system for clear sound and voice pick-up
  • Balanced audio performance at any volume
  • Hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, personalized settings, access to future updates, and more through the Bose connect app. USB cable: 12 inch
  • Bose AR enabled — an innovative, audio-only version of augmented reality
  • For iPhone, iPad, and Android users, be sure your product’s firmware is up to date through the Bose connect app. Then you can access a showcase of Bose AR enhanced apps with Links to download them.

headset for transcriptionists

USB Headset with Mic for PC, Over-Ear Computer Laptop Headphones with Noise Cancelling Microphone in-line Control for Home Office Online Class Skype Zoom

  • Outstanding noise cancelling microphone
  • 270 degree directional microphone
  • Adjustable headband
  • Soft memory foam earpads for added comfort
  • USB 3.5mm connection
  • Long cord length – up to 5 feet
  • Microphone mute function
  • Great for Skype presentations, webinars, Dragon speaking, Rosetta Stone

So to recap

  1. USB Headset with Microphone Noise Cancelling & in-line Call Controls, Ultra Comfort 3.5mm Wired Headset for Cell Phone, Computer Headset with Mute for PC Laptop Skype Webinar Home Office
    Rich high-definition sound. Adjustable headband. Noise isolating microphone. 270 degree adjustable microphone. Excellent for voice clarity. Soft and breathable earpads.
  2. Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Premium Noise Canceling Overhead Headphones with Mic for Phone-Call and Alexa Voice Control, Black
    Industry-leading noise canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology. Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10 min charge for 5 hours of playback). Touch Sensor controls to pause play skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls. Speak-to-chat technology automatically reduces volume during conversations. Superior call quality with precise voice pickup. Wearing detection pauses playback when headphones are removed.
  3. Plantronics – Blackwire C5220 – Wired, Dual-Ear (Stereo) Headset with Boom Mic – USB-A, 3.5 mm to connect to your PC, Mac, Tablet and/or Cell Phone
    For a professional needing to connect to a PC/Mac using USB-A and/or mobile phone. Compatible with Microsoft Teams and other leading collaboration platforms. Superb Audio Quality. Noise canceling microphone ensures your voice is heard. Ultra-soft leatherette ear cushions wrapped around pillow-soft memory foam provide all-day comfort. Adjustable lightweight cushioned metal headband.
  4. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control – Black
    The new ergonomic design of the foot switch provides much more comfort; hands-free control of all playback functions with minimal physical strain. Lightweight under-chin stereo headphones with excellent sound quality and soft ear pads for increased comfort.
  5. USB Headset with Mic for PC, Over-Ear Computer Laptop Headphones with Noise Cancelling Microphone in-line Control for Home Office Online Class Skype Zoom
    Outstanding noise cancelling microphone. 270 degree directional microphone. Adjustable headband. Soft memory foam earpads for added comfort. USB 3.5mm connection. Long cord length – up to 5 feet. Microphone mute function. Great for Skype presentations, webinars, Dragon speaking, Rosetta Stone.

Additional information

Which headphones are best for transcription work, or which are best for general office work. Are there different headsets for medical transcription work? What if I need to listen, mute, and talk? What are the best noise cancelling headphones for transcription work? What are the best headphones for medical transcription work? Or what are the best headphones for audio transcription?

There are many different versions of headsets on the market with most offering the option of a microphone. So how do you chose a headset for transcription work?

Take your time, choose wisely and get it right first time when choosing the best transcription headphones.

Things to consider when choosing the best headphones for transcriptionists

If you are not sure what type of headphones you need then why not have a look at the following points and use them as general guidance to help you with your selection.

  • Comfort – first and foremost on your list should be comfort as you may be wearing these for long periods at a time.
  • In-ear buds – do they fit neatly, or do they have a tendency to pop out.
  • Over the ear cushion style – what is the material made from? Will they make you sweat?
  • Cushion covers – are they replaceable cushion covers, or washable covers.
  • Do you wear glasses? – consider a neat fit but not so that the legs of your glasses dig into your skin and cause irritation.
  • USB fitting – which port?
  • Standard audio jack – is it a good enough connection?
  • What is the length of the lead from port to headset?
  • Wireless headphones – what is the minimum distance before the signal drops?
  • Wireless headphones – what is the minimum battery life?
  • Can they use rechargeable batteries?
  • With or without microphone – do you need to communicate through the headset?
  • Replaceable microphone cover.
  • Noise cancelling features – do you work in a noisy environment?
  • Are they fitted with a volume control?
  • Do they offer a mute button?
  • Best for online meetings – consider clarity of speech and ease of listening.

Do you need headphones for transcription?

Well the simple answer is ‘no’ – BUT only if all the following conditions are met. Do you have perfect hearing? Do you have a quiet environment to listen to the audio files? Do you need to filter out background noises? Do you need to talk and be heard? Take time and assess your needs before choosing your headphones.

Conclusion

Whether you are listening to audio files for work, or are choosing a headset for more personal preferences such as listening to music or gaming there will be something on the market to suit you.

There are many other areas of setting up your office that you need to consider – have a look at other equipment recommendations articles that you may want to consider.