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Great Affordable Headset!
on July 10, 2012
I use a computer for several hours a day, and as I am also blind and use a screen reader and don't want to disturb others, a reasonably good headset is just part of the deal. I also maintain many long-distance relationships via Skype, so a decent microphone is important to me as well. When my last very cheap headset finally shorted out after about eight months of use, I knew I wanted to replace it with something better, but still affordable on a tight budget. I had had a Sennheiser headset once before and had been quite impressed by it, so when I saw this one for such a great price, I took a chance and bought it. For $35, I wasn't expecting just too much in the way of good sound quality, but when I first removed it from the packaging (which, unlike some other models, was very easy to do) and tested it out, I couldn't stop using it. After so many months of using a cheap, flimsy headset, I was in music heaven! By the end of my third day of using it, all my long-distance friends had commented on how much clearer I sounded during Skype calls. I couldn't be happier with it, but it may not be the right headset for everyone. Certainly if you are accustomed to top-quality, very pricey headsets, this may not be the way to go, but listed below are some hopefully more objective pros and possible cons.
Excellent stereo sound, renders music and other sounds, such as those of games, very well
Microphone gives very clear sound in Skype calls
Long cord allows for freedom of movement away from the computer
Lightweight and comfortable for hours at a time as well as reasonably sturdy
Microphone does not do well with recording
Earpieces rest on rather than over the ears and thus do not hold in sound well
Speakers do not sound as if they would stand up to excessively loud and prolonged audio