The Adapt vary of headsets is geared toward workplace professionals wanting the greatest efficiency with the versatility to work in all places, which is particularly necessary with firms seeking to change the manner individuals work, in the workplace, at dwelling and on the go.

The Epos Adapt 165, at first look, seems like the type of headset you’ll see in a name centre, however in reality, is much more versatile and versatile than I first realised.

The nearly all-black design is sensible however inconspicuous, with small textual content and a brand on the headset that seems good with out standing out.

The 165 adopts a sleeker, extra minimalist aesthetic in comparison with most fashionable headsets, making it extraordinarily straightforward to fold down, retailer, carry and use anyplace.



Epos Adapt 165 USB II evaluate: Discreet headset that meets the challenges of hybrid working in style – James Ide
The Adapt 165 may even be used with cell units on the go

It’s skinny and compact with dimensions of simply 7.64 inches x 6.18 inches x 2.28 inches and it weighs an extremely gentle 97 grams. The low weight is because of plastic materials, however the construct high quality was extra strong than I anticipated. I might nonetheless fear about simply throwing it in my bag with a laptop computer or some other heavy gear in case it obtained broken.

The ear cups sit on the ear reasonably than over like most headsets. They are lined in a leatherette materials, so they continue to be comfy for extended use and don’t put any strain on the ears or trigger them to sweat.

The skinny and light-weight headband was barely noticeable and didn’t clamp down like some headsets making these some of the most comfy headphones I’ve ever worn.

In addition, whereas carrying the Adapt 165 you may also nonetheless bear in mind of your environment, attributable to the rotatable ear cups and the on-ear design. It’s useful in case you are in the workplace or at dwelling and should be conscious of what’s going on round you, which is particularly useful when working from dwelling whereas the youngsters are off college.

The microphone growth arm could be very discreet, supplying you with management of the place your sound comes from with out being cumbersome or obstructive and appeared effective on digital camera.

For connectivity, the Adapt 165 presents two choices. Firstly, you may join by way of USB and make use of the inline controls, or secondly, you may join them by way of a 3.5mm jack for easy plug and play and use with most traditional units like your cellphone, which means they are often swapped out and used on numerous units.

This headset is wired, so that you don’t want to fret about battery life and this nonetheless provides the greatest, lag-free audio expertise which is crucial for conferences, although it does hold you pinned to the spot which may really feel clunky at instances.

The inline controls assist streamline your name administration, permitting you to simply entry Answer/End/Redial Call, Volume Up / Volume Down and Microphone Mute at the contact of a button.

These controls are absolutely removable if you do not want them or wish to use them.

Microsoft Teams can be launched by merely clicking a devoted button on name management for these instances when it’s good to rapidly bounce into that subsequent assembly or if, like me, you might be at all times working late to the subsequent name.



Headset on white background
The headset contains a glossy, minimal design that is each fashionable and cozy

The sound high quality is good with lots of element and balanced tones, however the bass appeared just a little weaker. Nevertheless, you should use the Adapt 165 for each enterprise and pleasure and sit back after an extended day of conferences, catchups, conferences with some music, movies, and podcasts.

The Adapt 165 additionally options Active Guard Technology which protects you from acoustic harm attributable to sudden sound bursts, providing some peace of thoughts understanding you’re not going to be bombarded with a sudden jarring noise.

The Epos Voice microphone is double-sided so you may put on it on both facet. Impressive noise-cancelling actually helps filter out undesirable noise in the background and isolate your voice, giving remarkably correct, clear and crisp audio.

While I used to be on calls, different recipients couldn’t hear my son yelling, the washer or some other background noise which saved them targeted on my voice.

Verdict

The Epos Sennheiser Adapt 165 USB II is extra spectacular than its look would have you ever consider and is a good companion for dwelling workplace conferences, or on your smartphone in a pinch.

It combines a glossy if delicate design with that excellent Epos audio high quality. However, the lack of energetic noise cancellation and passive noise cancellation by ear cups protecting your ears means I wouldn’t use them on the go or in a busy espresso store for too lengthy.

However, I personally choose to make use of my Epos GTX 270 earbuds for after I’m on the go and my chunkier Epos GSP 302’s after I’m at my desktop, however the consolation attributable to the light-weight design of the Adapt 165 does make it higher for longer durations of put on, I might put on the headphones all day and nearly overlook they have been there. They additionally labored properly so properly after I nonetheless wanted to have the ability to hear what’s occurring round me.

The Adapt 165 is handy once you’re travelling gentle, providing an agile headset with that breath-taking Epos sound in addition to good microphone high quality that will allow you to stand out and be heard.

The Epos Sennheiser Adapt 165 USB-C II is out now, RRP £70