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Recommendations for Limiting Background Noise During Online Collaboration

September 2, 2020

Too much background noise during your online collaboration sessions? You have a couple of options open to you.

First, try using a headset with a noise-cancelling microphone. Example models include:

  • Sennheiser SC 160 USB-C Double-Sided Headset
  • Jabra BIZ 1500 Duo – headset
  • Jabra Evolve 80 UC
  • Logitech USB Wired Headset H390

Or, call into your session with a smartphone—these usually have a noise-cancelling microphone built in.

Second, try turning on noise suppression in Zoom:

  1. Go to Audio Settings > Advanced and try turning on Suppress Persistent Background Noise and/or Suppress Intermittent Audio Noise.
  2. Mute your audio when you are not speaking.