The Chromebook comes with Google Voice and Google Hangouts, features that many users find themselves using quite often. Yet, you might not entirely rely on onboard microphones which have limitations. You can use them for a quick call to a friend but they do not just have the quality for professional or continuous use. The sound quality is undoubtedly wanting. If you are not using your Chromebook to make internet calls, you might just be the sort of person who likes listening to lots of music. Online audio files, videos, and movies are also a great attraction for the quintessential Chromebook owner. Why are Chromebook headphones differently superior to the other types of headphones? Here are the reasons:
- Volume control
Your ears are not meant to be exposed to a volume beyond a certain limit. Anything above 85 decibels (dB) can be damaging to kids eardrums, just as well as some adults. Chromebook headphones have a volume control sub-feature and an audio-limiting cable that ensure the sound level you get is not damaging to your ears. If you find yourself in a place where you need to crank up the volume a little, then you can just turn it up and you are good to go.
- Adjustable headband
Chromebook headphones come with an adjustable headband that can fit any size of a head, be it a child or adult. Unlike other adult headphones whose bands do not adjust enough to fit on a child’s head, the Chromebook headphones give just the perfect fit for people of all sizes.
- Compatible audio jack
The Chromebook has the standard 3.5mm TRRS audio jack. This is the jack size used on most other devices such as iPads, iPods, and most tablets, laptops, and smartphones on the market. This means the Chromebook headphones can be used on various other devices, not just the Chromebook. So, you can use it on your other devices without incurring the extra cost of buying a new one.
- Ear cup size
It is not enough that Chromebook headphones can fit on heads of sizes, they are designed with small ears in mind. So, they are not just for the average adult’s ears but can be worn to a perfect fit by children too. What this means is that you do not have to spend money to get a separate pair for your kids.
- They come in two types
Chromebook headphones of the first type are the On the Ear Headphones which go on top of the ear. They are quite comfortable on how they sit on top of the ear. However, they fail in cancelling out the ambient noise from outside meaning you have to crank up the volume to, clearly, hear the music.
Over-the-ear Chromebook headphones are known to plug the whole ear. In effect, they provide an excellent sound experience by blocking out the ambient noise from the environment. They, therefore, allow for a lower volume setting. If you are listening to your music in a place with some noise, this is just the perfect Chromebook headphones for you.
- Noise cancelling feature
Headphones with the noise cancelling feature are hard to come by. With the Chromebook headphones, you have a sound device that does not allow noise from the environment from jamming your favourite music. At school or when travelling, these headphones can be used to block out noise distraction for easier learning and concentration.
- Have a microphone
Some Chromebook headphones come with a mic, allowing you to make your calls on Hangouts and Skype. With these, you don’t have to rely on the Chromebook speakers and microphone. These may have come with your device but cannot be trusted to give the best sound quality. Say, making a call in crystal-clear stereo sound!
- Combo headphone/mic jack
The Chromebook has a combo headphone/mic jack that allows you to connect your headphones that come with a mic. So, you do not need to have a separate jack for a microphone. All you need to do is jack the headphones into the combo jack and you have headphones working together with a mic.
- USB port connectivity
If you are stuck to the traditional 3.5mm jack, it’s time to change to Chromebook headphones with USB connectivity. This type of headphones allows you to make calls on Skype and hangouts, as well as listen to music, video, and movies. If the 3.5mm jack offers analogue sound, the USB jack produces crisp digital stereo. What you get are crystal-clear calls that have no interference from the environment.
- Rotating boom mic
The most advanced Chromebook headsets come with the noise-reducing, rotating boom microphone. The advantage of this is that your friends, family, and business associates get to hear you clearly when you make that call.
- Mute indicator light
There are times when you may find yourself speaking into a muted microphone on your headset. Chromebook headphones have a mute indicator light which, when turned on, the microphone if muted and you won’t be heard speaking to your friends and relatives. When you see this, simply turn on or off the mute control switch on your ears and you are good to go.
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