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Best Headphones for Skype 2020

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As people spend more time at home than ever, being able to chat on Skype and other video streaming services is increasingly important. Whether you're using Skype for video calls or audio calls, you'll want to make sure you have a good set of headphones and a good microphone. The headsets on this list will help you hear the people on the other end and help people hear you loud and clear. With headphones with microphones, "noise-canceling" usually refers to microphones that cancel noise, not earphones, so this list looks very different from our collection of the best noise-canceling headphones for students .

Smooth sailing on Skype with the best headphones

Using a headset with Skype can help give you a bit more privacy on calls, increase the quality of your voice during calls, and makes it, so you don't have to rely on your device's speakers. It's essential to grab a pair that's comfortable in case you make calls on Skype throughout the day for work or school.

The Mpow M5 Pro Bluetooth headset cancels background noise on your microphone to deliver clear audio to people on the other end of your calls. It also connects with Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about wires from your device to your head. The headset conveniently charges in a dock that also functions as a stand on your desk.

If you prefer a wired setup, you can grab a Plantronics Blackwire C5220 headset (opens in new tab). You can control calls and media with inline controls right from the headset's cable. They can connect to your PC with USB-C or USB-A.

Check out more tips on getting the most out of your headphones and earbuds.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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