Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

HyperX Cloud headset with microphoneSometimes referred to as earphones, headphones are a hardware output device that either plug into your computer line out or your speakers to privately listen to audio without disturbing others. The picture is an example of a USB headset from Logitech which also include a microphone (an input device) and a popular solution for computer gaming.

Hardware terms, Headset, Mini plug, Output device, Sound terms