headset

[ hed-set ]
/ ˈhɛdˌsɛt /

noun

a device consisting of one or two earphones with a headband for holding them over the ears and with a microphone attached, used for telephone calls or other spoken communication over distance: One of the coaches on the sideline threw his headset to the ground and started yelling at the ref.
earphones or headphones: The house DJ set up a mixer and a mic, put on his headset, and got the party started.
Also called Head Mounted Display, HMD . a visor, goggles, etc., worn on the head and over the eyes to display digital content, as for virtual reality or augmented reality: A mid-range VR headset will have resolution comparable to more expensive headsets, but a smaller field of view.The army will begin using the extended reality headset for live combat missions as well as training.

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Origin of headset

First recorded in 1920–25; head + set
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headset
/ (ˈhɛdˌsɛt) /

noun

a pair of headphones, esp with a microphone attached
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