Best headset in 2024: headphones with a mic for gaming, Zoom calls and podcasting

One of the best headsets, on a desk next to a keyboard and monitor
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The best headset gives you superior audio to listen to, and makes your voice sound clear to others, both in terms of what you hear and the sounds other people get from you. So whether you're podcasting, streaming or just making a video call, you'll appear much more professional. And that means it's worth spending a little more to get a decent model.

Headsets are distinct from the best headphones because they feature an integrated mic. That means that not only you can listen to music and videos, like with normal headphones, but you can also make your own, as well as take part in meetings, Zoom calls and games, with crisp and clear delivery.

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Ben Andrews

Ben is the Imaging Labs manager, responsible for all the testing on Digital Camera World and across the entire photography portfolio at Future. Whether he's in the lab testing the sharpness of new lenses, the resolution of the latest image sensors, the zoom range of monster bridge cameras or even the latest camera phones, Ben is our go-to guy for technical insight. He's also the team's man-at-arms when it comes to camera bags, filters, memory cards, and all manner of camera accessories – his lab is a bit like the Batcave of photography! With years of experience trialling and testing kit, he's a human encyclopedia of benchmarks when it comes to recommending the best buys. 

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