We’re quite familiar with EKSA over here at WePC, having gotten hands-on with several of their gaming products. They’ve impressed with functionality-focussed, budget-friendly offerings. The H6 wireless headset is a little different from what we’re used to, though, as it’s aimed squarely at the office/working from home market.
Luckily, EKSA’s experience designing, manufacturing, and engineering gaming headsets shine through here as the H6 is a very capable headset, with a particular focus on clarity, reliability, and ergonomics. We’re going to go over a few of the H6’s features so you can see why it might be the perfect solution for you if you’re looking for an office headset or you’re working from home.
EKSA H6 wireless noise-canceling headset
Up to 55 hours
20Hz – 20kHz
Omni-directional, noise cancelling
When it comes to headsets, particularly those for working environments, crystal clear clarity is key. Any miscommunication can have a knock-on effect on productivity. Luckily EKSA, more specifically EKSATelecom, has outfitted the H6 with some interesting technology to combat this.
It takes the form of an AI-powered environmental noise cancellation that is powerful enough to remove up to 96% of background noise. This results in reliable and stable voice pick-up, allowing for clear communication between the user and the person on the other end of the line. The importance of clarity cannot be overstated, so we are glad to see measures to ensure it here.
Additionally, EKSA has taken steps to increase usability with a mic that swivels with a range of 110-degrees. It’s also fully moldable, allowing for precise positioning to optimize voice pickup and make communication effortless.
Stable, long-range wireless connection
We are in an era where cables are on the way out, particularly when it comes to audio. With the Bluetooth standard continuing to improve, the need to be physically tethered to a device has all but disappeared.
The H6 houses the latest version of the Bluetooth standard, Bluetooth 5.0. This allows for distances of up to 32ft/10m between the H6 and the included Bluetooth dongle, making it ideal if you like to have a wander while talking.
Extended battery life
Half the battle of getting rid of cables is providing an adequate battery life for long work sessions. This means you have to waste less time worrying about keeping the headset charged in case of critical calls, and more time focussing on the task at hand.
The H6 is equipped with a vast 500mAh battery, so the days of battery life anxiety are over. This makes the H6 capable of 30 hours of call time, 55 hours of standard listening use, and can be charged from 0 to 100% in just 1.5 hours. This is a huge working benefit, meaning your H6 will be ready to use when the critical call comes through.
We’d wager that, at some point in your life, you’ve been given a work headset that is a nightmare to use. It may have been heavy, unbalanced, and too loose or too tight. Working with sub-optimal ergonomics serves only to reduce productivity and workplace satisfaction. To summarise, comfort is key and EKSA knows this.
The EKSA H6 is by far the lightest fully-featured headset we’ve come across here at WePC, coming in at an astoundingly featherweight 141g/4.9oz. You can be forgiven for forgetting the presence of the headset entirely. The comfort is further enhanced by a flexible, adjustable headband, plush earcups, and breathable faux leather materials.
Additionally, the earcups are fully removable, meaning that when they eventually bite the dust, you can purchase replacements with ease, and continue to work with the H6 for years to come.
Given the ever-increasing flexibility of working scenarios, adaptability has never been more important. Courtesy of Bluetooth 5.0, the H6 can connect to two different devices simultaneously, so you can continue the conversation wherever you are.
If you need to rapidly pull up a certain document on your computer while on a call, you can switch fully to the computer for a more streamlined working experience. This technology saves a tonne of hassle, as unpairing then re-pairing a headset in the heat of the moment is annoying and clunky.
Offices can be busy places, fraught with noisy coworkers, chatty desk partners, and loud noises coming from every angle. So it’s handy to have a subtle and effective way of visually communicating that you need to focus.
EKSA’s ‘busy button’ is an excellent way of doing this. With just a quick tap of the left-hand-side of the headset, a ring of red LEDs becomes illuminated, showing to approaching coworkers that you need to focus and should not be interrupted. Simply tap the button again to disable the light when you’ve earned a breather and fancy some water-cooler conversation with your colleagues.
Plug and play
Many headsets are hampered by clunky, unintuitive, and system-taxing software suites. Most of these suites are purely performative, allowing only the most superfluous of enhancements. We love RGB here at WePC, but it’s hardly a necessity.
The included Bluetooth dongle with the H6 provides an effortless setup process. Simply plug it in and hold the ‘on’ button for a few seconds. This, combined with the on-ear controls means that everything you need to get the most out of the H6 is within arms reach. No software is needed. This is a huge benefit, especially to office use cases as it lowers the instances of user error, allowing for more focus on your work.
The EKSA H6: final word
So, we’ve established that the H6 should be very high up on your list when you consider your next office overhaul or work from home upgrade. It comes in swinging with wireless functionality, a crystal-clear mic, and some novel features that make a huge difference in productivity. The wireless connectivity, huge battery life, and all-day comfort are our favorite aspects of the H6, alongside the busy button, flip to mute mic, and effortless setup via the included Bluetooth dongle.
This professional headset is currently available for $59.99 over on the EKSATelecom website. And they offer impressive bulk discounts for outfitting your workforce with all-new quality H6 headsets.
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