head·​set | \ ˈhed-ˌset How to pronounce headset (audio) \

Definition of headset

1 : an attachment for holding an earphone and transmitter at one's head
2 : a pair of headphones

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Plus, for a gaming headset, the Arctis Pro doesn't look ridiculous. Jeff Dunn, Ars Technica, "The Ars Holiday Gift Guide 2018—good tech for the power user in your life," 4 Dec. 2018 Companies already have begun experimenting with augmented reality headsets and tablets, primarily to guide workers through manufacturing and maintenance processes. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "New Display Technologies Set to Transform Workspaces," 11 Mar. 2019 There were a few stutters tied to how the headset detected the controllers. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5G could be the foundation of next-gen 'cloud VR'," 27 Mar. 2019 The largest corporate investment in the nascent VR industry, which will see 17,000 Oculus Go headsets sent to the company’s 4,700 US stores, offers a vision of the technological changes altering the retail landscape. Patrick Sisson, Vox, "In Walmart’s virtual reality simulation, Black Friday never ends," 15 Nov. 2018 Steff, who bought her own VIP guest (her dad, Walt!) pointed out the PR guys and girls in head-to-toe black with iPads and headsets. Intimidating. Emily Farra, Vogue, "I Sent My Identical Twin Sister to Fashion Week—and No One Noticed," 20 Sep. 2018 In a booth around the corner was IrisVision, whose founders have created software for hardware that already exists: Samsung’s headsets for virtual reality gaming. Caren Chesler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vision Quest," 6 Mar. 2019 Further Reading Guidemaster: Picking the right Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C dock for your desk Other ports include a microSD card reader, headset jack, and Noble lock slot. Scott Gilbertson, Ars Technica, "The 2018 XPS 13 Developer’s Edition—Have it your way on a “just works” Linux laptop," 12 Dec. 2018 The head coach, assistants, and graduate assistants are allowed to be on headsets during a game, along with four players and another staffer in a non-coaching role. BostonGlobe.com, "Rafael Nadal’s clay streak ends with Madrid defeat," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of headset

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of headset

: a pair of headphones
: a device that holds an earphone and a microphone in place on a person's head

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