The Adapt vary of headsets is aimed toward workplace professionals wanting the finest efficiency with the versatility to work in every single place, which is particularly necessary with corporations trying to change the approach folks work, in the workplace, at dwelling and on the go.

The Epos Adapt 165, at first look, appears like the sort of headset you’ll see in a name centre, however in truth, 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 appears good with out standing out.

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



Epos Adapt 165 USB II overview: Discreet headset that meets the challenges of hybrid working in style – James Ide
The Adapt 165 may even be used with cellular gadgets 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 sturdy than I anticipated. I might nonetheless fear about simply throwing it in my bag with a laptop computer or every other heavy gear in case it obtained broken.

The ear cups sit on the ear slightly than over like most headsets. They are lined in a leatherette materials, so they continue to be snug 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 snug headphones I’ve ever worn.

In addition, whereas carrying the Adapt 165 you too can nonetheless bear in mind of your environment, attributable to the rotatable ear cups and the on-ear design. It’s helpful if you’re in the workplace or at dwelling and have to be conscious of what’s going on round you, which is particularly helpful when working from dwelling whereas the children are off faculty.

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

For connectivity, the Adapt 165 affords two choices. Firstly, you’ll be able to join by way of USB and make use of the inline controls, or secondly, you’ll be able to join them by way of a 3.5mm jack for easy plug and play and use with most traditional gadgets like your telephone, that means they are often swapped out and used on numerous gadgets.

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

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 may also be launched by merely clicking a devoted button on name management for these occasions when you might want to shortly leap into that subsequent assembly or if, like me, you’re at all times working late to the subsequent name.



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The headset encompasses a smooth, minimal design that is each trendy and cozy

The sound high quality is sensible with lots of element and balanced tones, however the bass appeared a bit weaker. Nevertheless, you should utilize the Adapt 165 for each enterprise and pleasure and relax 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 realizing you’re not going to be bombarded with a sudden jarring noise.

The Epos Voice microphone is double-sided so you’ll be able to put on it on both aspect. 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 every other background noise which saved them centered on my voice.

Verdict

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

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

However, I personally want 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 intervals of put on, I might put on the headphones all day and nearly neglect they had been there. They additionally labored effectively so effectively after I nonetheless wanted to have the ability to hear what’s occurring round me.

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

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