- Excellent sound quality
- Flip-to-Mute Mic
- Comfortable feel
- All-Day Comfort
- High quality
- Plug and Play
- Super comfortable
These are the best headphones for sales calls. They help keep you comfortable and engaged with your clients so that you can focus on selling all day long.
Buyers Guide To Buying Headphones for Sales Calls
When buying a pair of headphones to work from home, you will want to think about a variety of variables that will make you comfortable and increase your sales performance. These outcomes can be driven by the type of headphones you select.
Some of the attributes to look for include durability, comfortability, price, and quality. One feature in particular that greatly impacts the performance of headphones for sales calls is if the product has a flip to mute mic or a built-in microphone. This is because this feature enables you to more readily speak with and or mute yourself when engaging with clients.
Price and Quality: Key variables to measure
Headphones are made of many small technological components – the microphone, the fit and finish of the product itself, tiny sensors, and silicon. There is a correlation between price and quality. This doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to obtain good headphones. It does mean, however, that you need to know what you value when buying a pair to work from home.
For example, if you have sensitive ears you might want a product with a padded headband or ear pads. This feature will be of particular utility if you are on back-to-back calls all day long. The second thing you will want to consider is how the headphones are connecting to the audio. Are you connecting to a computer? A phone? A USB port? These types of questions can help you optimize your purchasing selection.
If you are speaking 1:1 with clients, you might value auto-mute less as you will presumably need to be engaged during all aspects of your calls. Contrast this with sales meetings or large group presentations. If you want to easily mute yourself when attending large conference calls, having a built-in mute button is a nice feature to have.
What the headphones look like and how they feel
An important consideration is how you look when making sales calls. “Show me the money”, a well-known phrase uttered by characters in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire is a quote that stands out. What do you want to look like (and how do you want to feel when making calls)? Do you take phone calls and just care about weight, price, and comfortability? Or do you appear on screens for video sales calls and want a pair of headphones that compliment your head? Or are a certain color?
Generally bulkier headphones are heavier but come with more ear protection and padding. If you wear earrings you might not like the added pressure of a padded earpiece. In this case we advise going with a lighter headphone that has support over your head. You could also opt for noise cancelling earbuds instead. If you have sensitive ears keep this in mind.
Quiet and Noise-Cancelling
A final thing to think about is how much background noise your work from home environment produces. For example, if you have kids, a partner, pets, or construction you will want headphones that automatically block out a lot of that noise. This will help your sales partner or client better hear you. They will be grateful for this technological feature on your headset.
If you work from a very quiet environment, this feature is likely less useful and therefore something you don’t need included automatically. Conversely, you will want to think about the sound quality you want when listening to others speak. If you purchase higher-end headphones for your sales calls, you will obtain better quality audio output.
This means the sound, bass, and treble of the headphones will be higher quality. This likely matters more to people who have slightly less durable hearing or take calls with people that are harder to understand. I had a sales manager who frequently took calls while driving in her car and I needed to invest in a headset that enabled me to better hear her. This is a final consideration to reflect upon when buying headphones specifically for making sales calls and driving business results.