A headset combines a headphone with a microphone. Headsets are made with either a single-earpiece (mono) or a double-earpiece (mono to both ears or stereo). Headsets provide the equivalent functionality of a telephone handset but with hands-free operation. They have many uses including in call centers and other telephone-intensive jobs and for anybody wishing to have both hands free during a telephone conversation.
Types of headset
Headsets are available in single-earpiece and double-earpiece designs. Single-earpiece headsets are known as monaural headsets. Double-earpiece headsets may support stereo sound (two slightly different channels of audio signal, one for each earpiece), or use the same audio channel for both ear-pieces.
Monaural headsets free up one ear, allowing interaction with others and awareness of surroundings. Telephone headsets are monaural, even for double-earpiece designs, because telephone offers only single-channel input and output.
For computer or other audio applications, where the sources offer two-channel output, stereo headsets are the norm; use of a headset instead of headphones allows use for communications (usually monaural) in addition to listening to stereo sources. Telephone headsets generally use 150-ohm loudspeakers with a narrower frequency range than those also used for entertainment. Stereo computer headsets, on the other hand, use 32-ohm speakers with a broader frequency range.
Originally known as Don Knotts Overdrive (DKO), this Hollywood-based performance art/rock ensemble began their career in 1993, consisting of Howard Hallis (today, an artist), Taylor Stacy (Magic Pacer, Erin Martin Band, Deletists, Reverz Engineers, Electromagnetic), Bobby Hecksher (Charles Brown Superstar, Magic Pacer, The Warlocks), Bob Mustachio (Magic Pacer, The Warlocks) and Daniel Meyer (Dashboard Prophets, Farflung).
Originally visually and shock-rock based, dressing as monsters, superheroes, animals, naked, etc., the LA party band released a 7" single in 1994 on Wrong Dimension Records.
In 1995, Hallis and Hecksher left the group as their full-length CD debut was released nationally.
Due to legal challenges from the actual Don Knotts, the group changed their moniker to The Headset.
Most microphones today use electromagnetic induction (dynamic microphones), capacitance change (condenser microphones) or piezoelectricity (piezoelectric microphones) to produce an electrical signal from air pressure variations. Microphones typically need to be connected to a preamplifier before the signal can be amplified with an audio power amplifier and a speaker or recorded.
In June 2009, E1 Entertainment announced the album. The group came together when Joe Budden was working on a song for his Halfway House album and enlisted the services of Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9" for a song entitled "Slaughterhouse". Inspired by the vibe of track and the immediate chemistry of the four rappers, a plan was immediately made to form the supergroup.
The album release date was changed from July 7 to August 11. Royce da 5'9" said that the group wanted more time to put into set up and marketing with its label E1 Music. On his interview with AllHipHop on June 12, Royce told: "Even though this [group] is a new way of doing business, we still gotta stick to the old school script when it comes time to market this, to have the proper time to set up a record. We’re not idiots. We understand the concept of labels throwing something against the wall and seeing if it sticks. That’s not what we are in business to do. We’re still in the business of selling records, because we feel we have a great product to present to the public."
2.0 is the fourth studio album by American pop group 98 Degrees. The album was released on May 7, 2013 through eOne Music. It is their first studio album in thirteen years following Revelation (2000), and their first released through an independent record label.2.0 debuted at number 65 on the Billboard 200, becoming the group's lowest-charting album since their 1997 debut album, 98 Degrees which debuted at number 145.
By PETER HOLLAND JR. Hub SportsWriter...DaveJenner ... Now 30 years later, it was an emotional decision for Jenner to not only put down the headset and microphone for good but to declare the city of Kearney his home. “Kearney is part of my family ... It really has ... “When the microphone is turned off, he is completely down to earth,” Bichlmeier said ... .
The gaming headset’s detachable, uni-directional microphone is optimized for crystal clear communications while reducing external noise, so your allies can hear you loud and clear when you issue commands and respond to calls for help during online matches ...It's the lightest Kraken headset ever, with a bendable noise cancelling microphone.
The Turtle Beach brand ( ) is known for pioneering first-to-market features and patented innovations in high-quality, comfort-driven headsets for all levels of gamer, making it a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for the last decade.
Roccat’s newest headset, the Syn Pro Air, has some appealing qualities on paper ...It’s got RGB lighting with a style unique among headsets ... Pairing the headset takes a little longer than it should ... Flip-to-mute is common among headsets with permanently affixed microphones, but it’s pretty rare to see a detachable flip-up mic.
The Zygo Solo kit consists of a headset, FM transmitter, stand and charging case, plus a pair of earplugs (Image credit ...Headset weighs 66gWaterproof to 2ft / 60cmFM transmitter streams to 55yds / 50m ... What the headset doesn’t have is a microphone, so you can’t answer back … or make hands-free calls from the pool.
Sennheiser PC 8 USB On-Ear StereoHeadset... Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset. The headset features a noise-cancelling microphone on a folding, extending boom for crystal-clear voice chat and communications. For added convenience, the microphone mutes automatically when you flip it into the up position ... Logitech G 331 Gaming Headset.
Under the tagline of “WE’RE ALL GAMERS,” HyperX gaming headsets, keyboards, mice, USB microphones, and console accessories are the choice of everyday gamers as well as celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts worldwide because they meet the most stringent product specifications and are built with best-in-class components.
NEW DELHI — The latest edition of the Xbox Series X, Series S controllers might be built with PS5 DualSense’ advanced features via a software update, as per media reports ... “Chat with friends online3 using the built-in microphone — or by connecting a headset to the 3.5-mm jack ... “There’s probably some work that we’ll do on controller ... ....
In addition, your commands to your teammates will be crystal clear with the gaming headset’s unidirectional, noise-canceling microphone, so you can lead the charge to victory ...It's the lightest Kraken headset ever, with a bendable noise cancelling microphone ... microphone.
The company says it didn’t bother since most gamers tend to use headsets anyway, but let’s face it ... They do indeed sound great, but they’re not my preferred microphones thanks to some issues I had with getting the Wave.3 to work while I was wearing a headset — yes, even one made by Elgato’s parent company Corsair.Kris Naudus / Engadget.
An Xbox Series X wireless headset is the way forward for those that are keen to cut the cord in these early years of a new generation ... You see, an Xbox Series X wireless headset is undoubtedly one of the best Xbox Series X accessories out there (they're some of the best Xbox Series X headsets overall, too) ...Great microphone accuracy.
While you might not have access to an XLR or USB microphone, a gaming headset mic is usually infinitely better than one built into a webcam ... autofocus, this might be a deal-breaker for you if you hate using headset mics or don't want the additional cost of buying a USB microphone.
... capabilities and we always suggest using either a headset mic or dedicated XLR or USB microphone. ... While it does has a built-in stereo microphone that will work in a pinch, it isn't particularly good and any headset or USB mic will provide better quality audio recording.
Steam has recently unveiled the long-rumored SteamPal handheld, which is now confirmed to be known as the Steam Deck. Featuring a 7-inch touchscreen with a Nintendo Switch-Esque form factor, the handheld seems to have impressive tech specs for its size ... Compute. Processor. AMDAPU ... Microphones. Dual microphone array ... 3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack.