Choosing the best headphones for transcription is an important part of the job for any transcriptionist. We understand it can be frustrating trying to listen to someone with an accent, a soft voice, or a recording with lots of background noise. This can make it extremely tricky to decipher the contents of the audio files.
The efficiency and quality of work the transcriptionist produces is heavily dependent on the transcription headset, which must provide two key benefits:
- Provide High-Quality Sound
- Block Background Noises
Normal headsets that you may find at a local store don’t provide either of these advantages; therefore, it’s important to go for a professional one. The most popular headset we sell is the Spectra SP-PC and the Spectra SP-USB.
How to Choose a Headset for Transcription
Follow these tips to buy a high-quality headset for transcription:
Make Sure It’s Comfortable
Keep in mind that you will be wearing your headset for long periods – 4 hours, 8 hours, or even 12 hours in case of a deadline!
Therefore, don’t make any compromises on comfort. Search for headphones that are light as a feather. Heavier headsets can put considerable pressure on your head and neck. Also, if you wear glasses, then you will have to be extra careful about the comfort factor.
Spend Some Money
Of course, you can only purchase headsets that are available within your budget, but it’s important to be careful or else you will regret your purchase. Cheaper headsets are often bundled with fewer features. If your budget is under $50, then Spectra’s headset is one of the best choices in this price bracket.
Are you working from home? Are there kids around? Is your neighborhood noisy?
Well, in that case, investing in noise-cancelling headphones can pay dividends. These types of headset neutralize any sound or noise coming from the background, which in turn ensures that you get to pay full attention to your job.
There are 2 popular types of connections, a 3.5mm jack connection or USB plug. A 3.5mm jack headset utilizes the sound card that is built in your computer; thus, the sound quality is reliant on the sound card. On the other hand, a USB type headphone has a dedicated sound card that overrides your PC’s sound card. If you have an outdated or weak sound card, it makes sense to buy a USB headset.
These tips will go a long way in assisting you with choosing high-quality headsets for transcription. For more details, send us a message and discuss your requirements. We will provide you with a dependable headset that can serve you for a long time. Meanwhile, you can also have a look at our transcription equipment.