Updated: 08/02/2020 by Computer Hope
HyperX Cloud headset with microphone

A headset is a hardware device that connects to a telephone or computer, allowing the user to talk and listen while keeping their hands free. Headsets are commonly used in technical support and customer service centers, and allows the employee to talk to a customer while typing information into a computer. They are also commonly used by computer gamers, allowing them to hear and talk with others, while using the keyboard and mouse to play the game.

The picture shows a HyperX USB (universal serial bus) headset from Kingston with a microphone, an example of a popular type of headset used by online computer gamers.

Headphones, Microphone, Sound terms, Ventrilo, Voice recognition