In the hustle and bustle of today’s hybrid work environment, the need for a quality noise cancelling headset has never been more relevant than today. With a lot of companies reducing the office workspace and the default open floor plan, combine that with the majority of us now working a few days from home. We have added so many more outside noise distraction to our working life.

Finding relief from the continues sounds of office chatter, dogs barking, the occasional doorbell and just the general ambient noise, is crucial for our working sanity. Enter the new Epos Impact 860T ANC headset, promising to be the knight in shining armor for us weary office warriors.


First Impressions

Unboxing the Epos Impact 860T ANC headset reveals a sleek and compact design that I must say gives a look of class, it’s not too bulky as other headsets I’ve used but not too skinny and cheap looking, let’s call it the Goldilocks size. Its streamlined appearance suggests a balance of functionality and style, it also includes a stylish carry bag, USB-C to USB-A adapter and a quick start and safety guide.


EPOS IMPACT 860t in the box


Set Up

Setting up the Epos Impact 860T ANC headset is straight forward and hassle free, thanks to its intuitive plug-and-play connectivity the via USB-C cable or the with the included USB-C to USB-A adapter. This makes for a seamless transition into any office setup. I found this  super simple, no downloading of software or drivers, when testing on multiple laptops it just works.


In Use

The Epos Impact 860T ANC headset advanced noise-cancelling technology is a game changer, powered with EPOS BrainAdapt™ AI technology you actually feel isolated in a crowded environment. The microphone ensures crystal-clear communication even in the midst of chaos, which both my office and home spaces usually are. The Epos 860T ANC headset’s ability to drown out external noise left my colleagues unaware of the usual commotion going on around me. This really showcased its impressive noise-cancelling capabilities, if no one can hear my Dachshunds bark then I’m impressed. The Epos Impact 860T ANC headset comes in both MS Teams certified and UC versions and has the in-use display lighting to help others know your in a call.

With its innovative features and seamless integration into Microsoft Teams, the Epos Impact 860T ANC headset sets a new standard for office communication tools. From call center workers to corporate professionals, its voice pickup and adaptive ANC make it an very valuable asset in any workplace setting.

The Epos Impact 860T ANC headset is not just a headset— as Epos say “it’s a productivity powerhouse” designed to elevate the way we work in the modern age.


EPOS IMPACT 860t features



While the Epos Impact 860T ANC headset excels in many aspects, a couple of minor issues dampened my experience. Firstly, the synthetic leather padding, though providing excellent noise isolation, tended to become a little warm after extended use. I have also had issues with this leather type flaking over time, it is just a trade off for comfortability. Secondly, achieving the optimal microphone angle for perfect sound proved to be a slight challenge, as I’m a fast talker, this gave some deviations and resulted in varying audio quality during calls.



Despite these minor drawbacks, the Epos Impact 860T ANC headset is a game-changer for anyone navigating the tumultuous waters of the modern open office environment. I must say its unparalleled noise-cancelling features make it a must-have tool for maintaining focus and productivity amidst the chaos. While there’s room for improvement in certain areas, such as the padding material and microphone positioning, the overall performance of the headset far exceeds expectations.

Priced at around $274.00, say goodbye to distractions and hello to enhanced focus. A must have device for our modern working environment.



  • Active Noise Cancellation: (Hybrid & adaptive)
  • Product Type: Computer Corded
  • Cable Length: 185cm
  • Connection Type: USB-C, USB-A (Adaptor included)
  • Software Compatibility: MS Teams CERTIFIED, Unified Communications
  • Ear Cushion Material:    Memory foam with leatherette covers
  • Speaker Frequency:        20 Hz -20 kHz
  • Ear Cushion Size: 65mm
  • Mic Frequency: 100 Hz – 16 kHz
  • Weight: 189g
  • 2 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty