Top positive review
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Good product; happy customer
on June 3, 2011
I bought this headset while I was recently assistant stage managing a musical. It was a great purchase and I'm really happy with it. It's extremely comfortable to wear for long periods of time backstage (personally, I think it's way more comfortable than the larger, more bulky models). I wouldn't necessarily categorize this as a complaint, but the only downside I found is that it was sometimes difficult to hear what was going on actually on the headset during loud musical numbers (when the audio monitors were cranked loudly pumping the orchestra backstage and 40 people tap dancing on stage). The larger models (with the big ear muff) do insulate more, making it easier to hear on the headset when there's a lot of extraneous noise around. But, the sound quality is great in both directions, and it connected flawlessly into my theater's Telex system. The plusses for me outweighed the negatives, and I just turned the volume a little higher when I needed to and didn't switch back to my old, larger, headset. My next two shows will be a "quieter" musical (ie- no tap dancing) followed by a straight play, so I have a feeling this headset will be flawless for those shows. Having a comfortable headset is a must for me. I wear it way too much during long runs for it not to be comfortable!
I gave the construction quality 5 stars because so far it has held up perfectly for me and I believe it'll continue to do so. If I were buying headsets to have in stock for people renting out the theater, or for a school theater or something, I'd probably go with one of the other Telex models, just because they're a little sturdier. Not that this one is flimsy, but, without testing it, I think there are other Telex models that may hold up better to the extreme abuse these things get in some venus.