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Just what I was looking for!
on December 22, 2011
I was looking for a headset I could use mostly with my Android phone, mostly for listening to music, but also have a mic for an occasional phone call. I also wanted to be able to use it with my laptop. It had to be comfortable, for long listening sessions. And it had to have a single 4-barrel connector (combining both microphone and stereo connections in a single jack) to work with my Android. And I wanted a Y connector to split the 4-barrel connector into separate mic and speaker connectors to work with my laptop (although these can be bought separately - but for a large percentage of the cost of the AC-404 itself, it seemed).
I'm happy to report that the AC-404 met all my expectations, and at a nice price. Although the info on Amazon was not complete about the connectors, I did find this info on Cyber Acoustics' web site, and the product matched their description (i.e., it has a 4-barrel connector, and comes with a Y connector to split out the mic and stereo connectors). The velvet ear cushions feel soft on my ears. I can wear the headset for a few hours at a time (the most I've tried so far) without feeling uncomfortable (which I cannot say for some other headsets I own). The product feels fairly solid and not flimsy. The sound quality is good enough for what I want (and might be better - I'm not an expert).
When I don't need the mic on my laptop, I can plug the 4-barrel connector directly into my laptop's headset connection (without the Y connector) to watch movies, etc., and the stereo audio still works great.
I've only found two issues. The first is that the springyness puts a bit more pressure on my ears than I was expecting. This is probably good, for keeping them from falling off. And as I mentioned above, I did not find the additional pressure uncomfortable (probably due to the shape and material of the ear pieces), even after wearing them for over an hour (and even though I thought it would). The second issue is when I recorded myself on my laptop (using the Y connector), there was a humming sound in addition the my recorded voice. But I believe this is a problem with my laptop, and not the headset, as I've heard this with some other recordings from this laptop.