I'm not an "audiophile", which is basically why I came to see you experts, since you know what you're talking about (I don't). Bear with me...
Well I went and bought a headset for VOIP and the quality is great, but I have two big issues. I will be using the headset for cold calling and taking calls. Here are my issues:
1) Just outside my window there's noise every now and then, like car horns, dogs barking, kids screaming and all that. It's not incredibly loud, but my current VOIP picks it up, even if it's faint. If I click my fingers across the other side of the room, the headset still picks it up very clearly.
2) Sometimes the noise outside is actually genuinely irritating and while using the headset it can be pretty distracting with a dog barking or whatever in the background, sometimes I lose my train of thought.
So my question is: is it possible to get a high quality headset that...
a) cancels out all sounds except from my voice (so it only captures sound that's very close and immediate to the mic)
and b) prevents all background noise from getting to my ears, so I don't have to listen to everything going on outside.
I'd prefer not to spend loads of money but I guess it'd be money well spent if I can sort out those two issues above. Is it possible to deal with those two issues and to what extent?
Headset recommendations would also be appreciated!