Thank you, Steve, for bringing this topic up. The week before the shutdown happened, probably like everyone else where, I saw the writing on the wall. For headphones all I had on March 13th, was a cheap headset. I'd used it for years before, for conference calls, online interviews (yeah, I had a few at the time). I knew that I couldn't wear them for more than an hour, before I had too much pain to wear them longer. So, I went to Best Buy and bought myself a good gaming headset with mic (HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset). I thank God that I did that, because I've been on conference calls often lasting 4 or more hours. My Cloud II Gaming Headset is so comfortable that I barely notice it.
But I've learned there's somewhat of a downside. The microphone is on a flexible stem, which I appreciate, so that I can move it away from my face while I take a sip of water. However, if I forget to move it back, something I'm too prone to do, people have a hard time hearing me. I've been told that multiple times. So, ya got to remember to keep your mic close to your mouth, if you use something like this.
Kindest Regards, Rod Connect with me on LinkedIn.