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Sennheiser PC 166 Binaural Multimedia/Gaming Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone

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  • Gives unique 3-D, 360 sound experience
  • Adjustable headband for perfect fit
  • Adjustable, bendable and pivotable microphone
  • Noise-cancelling microphone
  • In-line volume control


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 10 x 5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000H0IDUW
  • Item model number: PC 166
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 9, 2006

Product Description

Xl Ear Cups Freq Resp: 15 Hz 23 Khz Imp: 32? Sound Pressure: 118 Db Stereo Multimedia Headset With Bendable Pivotable Noise-Canceling Microphone Usb Adapter With Integrated Sound Card Chip Plugs Into Any Usb Port 360 Sound Experience Open-Air Speaker System Usb Adapter With Integrated Sound Chip Xxl Velour-Padded Ear Caps 10-Ft Cable Length Includes 2 Adapters To 3.5Mm Stereo Jack For Pc/Laptop

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Customer Reviews

Also the option to have the usb separate from the stereo jacks is nice.
Mackenzie Baczynski
Even with my old Sennheiser, my ears and top of my head would hurt a little bit after the end of the day.
Tiphy
It produces extremely good sound quality, has a great mic, and is very comfortable.
BDUB

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

118 of 119 people found the following review helpful By Tom Harper on June 22, 2007
So I work on a video conferencing product as my day job, so I have been through a fair few headsets at this point. My last pair was a plantronics dsp 500, before that I had a series of logitech usb headsets. So, here is my 2p:

This headset is quite good- i have a pair of grado 225s that soundwise blow away anything with a microphone attached- but this is one of the better sounding headsets i have tried for awhile (i listen to music- not gaming). The sound level on the cans is a little quiet, it could use a little amplification- but all in all they the sound you do get is excellent- very even across all frequencies, as you would expect from sennheiser. The microphone sound is good, low noise, very good for conferencing. There is a manual volume control and an on/off switch, and it does come with a nice little spool to wind up your cord into (no auto wind unfortunately).

One other thing to note here is that this is a usb dongle with a sennheiser headset, so you could theoretically use this dongle with other non-usb headsets-

In comparison to what else is out there I would take this one over the plantronics sets any day- my first set of plantronics were defective (one speaker was broken)- amazon graciously replaced them- and my second plantronics had a horrible microphone buzz, and the headset sounded generally muddy when used for listening to music. Also, even the portable plantronics are hard to haul around because of the bulky dsp component that is attached to the cable- it creates a cable snarl wherever it goes.
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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Nick S. on August 28, 2007
I'm not an audiophile; I'll get that out of the way right here. This review is from the viewpoint of someone who can appreciate good sound as well as a good value.

These headphones are expensive, and I was semi-afraid that I was just buying into a name when I bought these. I can safely recommend them, despite the price, because they are worth the cost for a few reasons:

- If you find yourself using headphones for more than a few hours at a time (work, games, whatever) then you're, no doubt, familiar with how your ears will start to hurt after a while, and you'll want to take them off for a while. I'm not kidding at all when I say that it feels like they've put pillows on the ear pieces. This is easily my favorite part about these headphones. Very, VERY comfortable.

- The sound quality is better than any other pair of headphones I've owned. To be fair, I don't own any that would claim to be better in the first place, so the best I can say here is that they're clear and responsive.

- The mic quality is good. I haven't had any complaints from people on the other end of a conversation.

- The included soundcard module (which, of course, you don't have to use) I'm not sure about. I haven't directly compared with and without. It's somewhat of a pain when you have to go into sound configuration settings to switch between headphones and speakers, if you use both.

- These are also "open ear" - If you're playing music loudly, people close by will be able to hear it faintly. It keeps outside noise out relatively well (I wouldn't use them for sound isolation, though.)

All in all, highly recommended.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Debra Staub on May 15, 2007
I am extremely satisfied with purchasing the PC166's.

I'm sort of an audiophile, but not obsessively so and the sound quality is phenomenal. I bought a Sennheiser headset because I previously had a set of closed-ear Sennheisers which I was content with. As of late, however, they have been irritating my salivary glands, so I had to go for a pair of on-the-ear headphones and I thought I might as well get a headset for gaming while I was at it.

I thought I would sacrifice some sound quality by going to a non-closed ear set, but I was pleasantly surprised. Bass is full and satisfying and the microphone quality is what you'd expect from a high end headset - clear, concise and intelligible.

I bought these headphones for comfort alone and I was not disappointed. They're very lightweight and the extra padding on the ears is very comfortable. I wear headphones many hours throughout the day and they're comfortable throughout.

I really don't have any complaints about this headset. If you have the money to spend and quality is important, this is a very good buy.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Richmix on January 12, 2010
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After owning at least three of each of Logitech's past hundred thousand generations of $10 Wal-Mart headsets, I finally decided it was time to hunker down and buy a real one. I'm glad I did. After having used the headset for several months now, I can share the following experiences:

The product name for this headset is misleading. This is not a USB headset in the normal sense of the word. You can use it via usb, but in order to do so, you must use the included adapter, which acts as a sound card. This means the headset will have its own volume mixer within Windows. I found it extremely annoying trying to keep this mixer in balance with my default mixer due to different volume levels between games, movies, etc. There is an alternative, though. You can use this device with normal pink / green analog connectors. Doing so will retain the full functionality of a headset while eliminating the annoyance of the addon sound card.

The headset is very comfortable when worn without glasses. I can wear it for hours on end without discomfort. This brings my headset inline with my regular high-end cans. I can wear one or the other all day depending on my need for voice. When wearing my glasses, the headphones put enough pressure on the side of my head to cause my glasses to dig a bit into my temples. It's not enough to hurt, but it does get uncomfortable after an hour or two. This could be something that would resolve itself in time as the headphones "mold" to the shape of the glasses, though, as I rarely wear my glasses when at the computer. I'm nearsighted.

The quality on the mic is fine. It's hardly amazing by any standard, but your voice will go through crisp, clear, and without distortion.
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