Air Tube Headsets – Why I Love Them
Air Tube Headsets are perfect for longer term use. I am not a fan of sticking the buds of earphones into my ears – I find them irritating, and have always preferred headphones for this reason.
They are comfortable for long periods of time.
I use mine on all of my Zoom calls with clients and for meetings.
I do also use them with my iPhone so that I can have the phone on the other side of my shielding and be safe while I use it (which is rare).
What is it?
Here are the specs for Air Tube Headsets.
- Plastic and anodised aluminium components
- 3.5mm plug OR USB plug
- <2 meter-long cable
- The last 24 cm is a plastic tube allowing sound to travel to your ears without wires – this creates distance from the wiring, an important step in reducing exposure (reducing your exposure to EMF)
- Mono (If you are looking for something in stereo – check out these)
More Details About Air Tube Headsets
- The wires that are present (in the lower portion) are shielded (reducing your exposure to EMF)
- The loudspeaker is not magnetic (reducing your exposure to EMF)
- The microphone is passive, ie it is a receiver and does not emit (reducing your exposure to EMF)
- The entire length of the durable cable from plug to headset is close to 2 metres! There is a curly cord section, which keeps the cable tidy, but can easily stretch out to allow you to move about AND be a significant distance from your phone or other device (reducing your exposure to EMF)
- The noise cancelling microphone improves voice clarity
- They are lightweight
- The T-shaped end is padded (it rest against the head)
- The microphone angle is adjustable, and has a 330 degree range of movement
- The ear cushion is high quality, long-wearing, is comfortable – and there is even a spare one in the box!
- The headband is stainless steel and flexibly adjusts to fit most heads
How To Care for Your Air Tube Headsets
Be gentle with them.
Like all air tubes, and for that matter, all headsets, they are not meant to be tossed into a bag and knocked around.
Wrap the cables when not in use.
The only time anyone has ever complained about issues with these is when they have pulled on the cables. So, please wrap them around your hand and tie them off with a cable tie. Look after them – they are looking after you. 😉