Looking for Customer Service Type Headset for iPhone.
February 25, 2013 3:21 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a headset to use with iPhone, but with specifics...

I need a headset that meets the criteria below:

* can be used with iphone 5
* has a microphone
* over the head/headband
* over the ears
* microphone up front by the mouth
* not a zillion dollars.

I am finding plenty of these here and here, but none that can be used with an iPhone.

* a way to convert to phone use, or a single ear would be my second options, but can't even find those...
posted by Vaike to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Use this adapter to use the Plantronics headset with an iPhone.
posted by zsazsa at 3:28 PM on February 25, 2013

Does it need to be corded or is Bluetooth ok? If bluetooth is fine, I swear by my VXi BlueParrott BT-250XT+.

It is pretty much the best thing ever. It's monaural, but...amazing noise cancellation and amplification.
posted by HermitDog at 3:50 PM on February 25, 2013

If you want wired, you just need something that works with a 2.5mm or 3.5mm plug. The former is more common, but you'll need a 2.5mm female to 3.5mm male adaptor since the iPhone has a 3.5mm plug.

Something like this Universal Operator-Style Wired Headset 3.5mm -Black would work.
posted by meowzilla at 7:49 PM on February 25, 2013

meowzilla has the correct answer, but here's an Amazon link. I have personally used this headset on an iPhone 4S, and it's cheap and decent. Don't bother with solutions that require adapters.
posted by I EAT TAPAS at 9:39 PM on February 25, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks all. I am going to go with the connector for the Plantronics.

and just deciding between this one and this one.
posted by Vaike at 1:27 PM on February 27, 2013

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