Which Bluetooth Headset Is Best for Professional Use?

Modern workplaces increasingly accommodate different ways of working. Some of us mostly stick to the office, while others prefer to get the job done remotely. As hybrid work becomes the norm, professional Bluetooth headsets provide employees with a flexible option that fits their individual working preference.

Let’s look at the most important factors to consider in a Bluetooth headset for work calls.

Single-sided vs. double-sided headset

This choice will depend on the worker’s priority.

Single-sided (or mono) Bluetooth headsets only cover a single ear, as the name suggests. This is great if employees want to stay aware of their surroundings and hear their in-office colleagues.

Double-sided Bluetooth headsets are best if you need to block out distractions and truly focus on the conversation with clients or remote colleagues. Double-sided headsets also allow you to play stereo media and get in the zone.

Wearing style

Bluetooth headsets can be worn in a number of ways, each with its own advantages depending on your needs.


This is probably the most common way to wear a Bluetooth headset, whether it’s a stereo or a mono one. In-ear headsets (or earbuds) sit directly inside your ear canal and create a snug fit that blocks out ambient noise.

Because they tend to be discreet and lightweight, in-ear Bluetooth headsets may be well-suited for on-the-go workers who often travel between locations. At the same time, the microphone of an in-ear headset is by default further away from your mouth, which may reduce their ability to clearly pick up your voice.


On-ear Bluetooth headsets come with ear cushions that rest gently on your outer ear without covering it completely. This allows workers to have clear conversations while still being aware of their surroundings.

Professional on-ear headsets often have a boom arm that brings the microphone closer to the mouth, dramatically improving the voice pickup quality. At the same time, they tend to be larger and less portable than in-ear Bluetooth headsets.


In the case of over-ear Bluetooth headsets, the ear cups actually cover the entire ear to create a noise-isolating seal. Because of this, they tend to deliver the best sound quality. Over-ear headsets often incorporate active noise cancellation to help block out distractions and help workers concentrate in noisy environments.

These Bluetooth headsets are best suited for employees who work from a single location and prioritize the quality of their calls above all.

Other considerations

In addition to the above, employees should take a few general factors into account, including:

  • Durability: If the Bluetooth headset will be used frequently, it must be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear.
  • Comfort: Employees who wear their Bluetooth headsets for long periods will want to invest in a comfortable headset with soft ear cushions and padded headbands.
  • Noise cancellation: Depending on the level of noise in their work environment, employees should decide whether Bluetooth headsets with e.g. noise-canceling microphones and active noise cancellation make sense for them.

EPOS Bluetooth headsets: Picking the right one for your needs

At EPOS, we offer a range of professional Bluetooth headsets that fit different working styles and wearing preferences.

ADAPT 200: Access peak performance anywhere

The ADAPT 200 is an on-ear Bluetooth headset that comes with a USB dongle for plug-and-play connectivity. It lets you stay connected to two devices at the same time and switch seamlessly between them. The ADAPT 200 is lightweight and portable, which lets workers move around freely and change work locations if needed.

Recommended for: Workers who need to move around and switch between devices.

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ADAPT 300: Work your way in style

The ADAPT 300 is an over-ear Bluetooth headset with high-quality stereo performance. It comes with ANC that reduces background noise to help employees focus on work, wherever they may be. The headset has a stylish look and is designed with soft ergonomic earpads for prolonged, comfortable wear.

Recommended for: Flexible workers who require some level of noise reduction in different settings.

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ADAPT 500: Stay agile, achieve more

The ADAPT 500 is an on-ear Bluetooth headset that puts comfort in focus with a low-impact headband and soft earpads. It features a foldable boom arm that tucks neatly away when not in use. The headset combines hybrid ANC with isolating on–ear earpads to help workers focus in noisy environments.

Recommended for: Workers who need a comfortable headset that can block out distractions without sacrificing call quality.

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ADAPT 600: Work wherever, whenever

The ADAPT 600 is an over-ear Bluetooth headset designed to maximize focus and productivity. It is powered by EPOS AI™ machine learning algorithms to optimize voice pickup and ensure crystal-clear calls. The headset comes with adaptive ANC and superior stereo sound to deliver superb call clarity and an enhanced listening experience.

Recommended for: Workers looking for an all-in-one Bluetooth headset with truly unmatched audio and call quality.

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