Dialing in your audio solution ahead of the meeting really helps, but choosing the right solution is just as critical. Audio headsets and headphones come in every size, type, and price range, so start by answering a seemingly easy question, "what style do I prefer?"
There are actually a lot of options. Over-ear, which typically offers superior noise-canceling capabilities. On-ear, which could be considered the default design. Headsets with a boom are popular solutions for contact center agents and gamers.
There are also products that take the weight off the user's ears and place it on a neckband. Single ear headsets with a boom allow for easy transitions between talking over the device and talking in person. In-ear, also called earbuds, are the smallest and easiest to transport. Nearly all these options come wired or wireless, while some offer charging or docking stations.
Once you figure out the wearing style that fits your needs it's high time to choose functionality.