With so many people working from home right now and facing a long stint of self-isolation, a good pair of headphones is more important than ever.
The coronavirus quarantine is in full effect across much of the UK and many other countries around the globe. If you're luckily enough to continue working remotely, the challenge you may find is trying to focus on your work and avoiding tempting distractions.
Apart from setting up your computer and desk workspace, you might be forgetting about your headphones – a key accessory to help you cut out the noise and stay focused on getting through your tasks.
Here are a few pointers as to how headphones can keep you locked in on your work.
Blocking out external distractions
Noise cancelling headphones are particularly useful if your home office is more like the kitchen table.
Apart from blocking out noise, wearing your headphones sends out a message to those in the household that you’re plugged-in and don't want any form of distraction whatsoever.
Improves your video conferencing experience
When it comes to remote meetings, poor video conferencing audio can have a big impact on the productivity of the call. Things like background noise, soft sound when speaking and speaker issues get in the way of a successful video meeting.
A high performance pair of headphones with a good microphone reproduces the entire atmosphere of the conference room, right in the earbuds of the remote participant.
Beyond remote working
When / if you do return to the office and you're surrounded by plenty of sounds, conversations of co-workers and countless other distractions, your headphones will once again become your best friend. The open office might not be the best thing for focused work, but with the right pair of noise cancelling headphones, you can stay in the zone.
Headsets like Betron's BN15 Bluetooth wireless on-ear headphones have noise isolation pads: the closed protein ear cushion blocks noise in any environment. What's more, headphones like the BN15 feature a microphone that isolate your voice from office background noise, so the person you’re talking with will hear you loud and clear, and not your co-workers in the background discussing after work drinks.
A great pair of headphones goes a long way, especially if you are working remotely. Headphones can cancel the noise like a champion, helping you focus on your work and supporting the remote work trend like a pro. And when it's time to kick back, you'll probably want to keep them on and enjoy your favourite tracks.