A woman wearing a headset
headset definition by Webster's New World
headset definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A pair of headphones.
- A pair of headphones with a voice transmitter attached.
headset - Computer Definition
Headphones combined with a microphone. Used in call centers and by people in telephone-intensive jobs, headsets provide the equivalent functionality of a telephone handset with hands-free operation. Many people use headsets at the computer so they can converse and type comfortably. Headsets typically have only one speaker like a telephone, but also come with speakers for both ears. Wireless Headsets For people who routinely move around the office, wireless headsets let them answer a call several feet from their desks. The telephone line plugs into a wireless base station that transmits to the headset. See quick release, Bluetooth headset, handset, virtual headphones and headphones.