Wired headsets have connectors that plug into the audio source—for example, a 3.5mm connector for a sound card or a USB connector for a computer. “Quick disconnect” is a type of connector that does not plug directly into the audio source. Rather, the connector requires an adapter to plug into the source.
One end of the adapter will be compatible with the audio source, while the other end will be quick disconnect. The headset and adapter are coupled together, creating a natural break in the wired headset’s cord.
Quick disconnect is becoming a universal standard for professional headsets, meaning there is more support for this connector type. The adapters allow the headset to be used with nearly any connection type (3.5mm, USB, etc.).
This is also an ideal connection type because if the headset is accidentally pulled away from the audio source, the cord “breaks,” eliminating harm to the devices or the person.