Jabra Evolve2 40 and Debian Linux

I asked in the fediverse for recommendations for wired (so I don’t have to worry about battery life / charging), stereo, headsets with a boom microphone, for using with Linux.

A few people recommended the Jabra Evolve2 40.

They’re about £80 on Amazon, but I found a pair in excellent condition - hardly used, I imagine - for £30 on eBay. Excellent.

And they work perfectly well with Linux.

Steps to getting Jabra Evolve2 40 wired headset working with Debian:

  1. Plug it in

Steps to using the raise-boom-to-mute function working with Debian:

  1. Raise boom

Audio quality

Great! I’ve done a few test phone calls and a couple of recordings using Audacity, and it’s more than good enough for what I need.

So far, I’m pretty pleased with this £30-from-eBay headset :)