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Cyber Acoustics AC-101 Mono Headset/Microphone

3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Voice recognition certified monaural headset
  • DNCT4: Direct Noise Canceling Microphone Technology
  • 180 degree microphone, Adjustable boom arm
  • Adjustable headband, Leatherette ear pad
  • Ambidextrous design (wear on right or left side)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Cyber Acoustics
  • Model Number: AC-101
  • Color: Black, Silver
  • Headphones Form Factor: Monaural

Product Description

Product Description

Enjoy the ease of gaming, working and talking to loved ones with the help of the AC-101 headset by Cyber Acoustics. This monaural headset has an ambidextrous design with the 180-degree adjustable boom microphone. The adjustable headband and leatherette ear pad sit comfortably on your head so you can enjoy extend hours of use. The Direct Noise Canceling Microphone Technology (DNCT4) allows for reliable voice recognition so you will be clear and easy to understand.

From the Manufacturer

Headset Solutions Frequency Response Drivers Microphone Headset Style Earpads/Buds Cable Length and Input Inline Volume Control
AC-96i

AC-96i

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 10mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal In-ear stereo ear buds 4 different sized ear gels 4' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Yes
AC-94

AC-94

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 10mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal In-ear stereo ear buds 3 different sized ear gels 5' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter Mute option
AC-92

AC-92

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 10mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal In-ear mono ear buds 3 different sized ear gels 5' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter Mute option
AC-8000

AC-8000

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal For kids, adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 9' Dual 3.5mm plugs Volume knob on each ear cup
AC-850

AC-850

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 8' USB Yes
AC-840

AC-840

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm neodymium Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, mono Leatherette ear pads 8' USB Yes
AC-401

AC-401

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 40mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs Yes
AC-404

AC-404

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 40mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs Includes PC Y-adapter Yes
AC-201

AC-201

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs No
AC-204

AC-204

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, stereo Leatherette ear pads 7' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter No
AC-101

AC-101

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, mono Leatherette ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs No
AC-104

AC-104

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, over the head, mono Leatherette ear pads 7' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter No
AC-648

AC-648

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, behind the head, stereo Soft foam ear pads 7' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter Yes
AC-645

AC-645

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, behind the head, stereo Soft foam ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs Yes
AC-634

AC-634

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 30mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Adjustable, behind the head, stereo Soft foam ear pads 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs No
AC-740

AC-740

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 23mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Ear clip Mono Soft foam ear pad 7' Dual 3.5mm plugs Yes
AC-744

AC-744

Headset: 20-20,000 Hz Microphone: 100-16,000 Hz 23mm dynamic drivers Omnidirectional Microphone 62dBV/Microbar 42dBV/Pascal Ear clip Mono Soft foam ear pad 7' 3.5mm 4-barrel plug Includes PC Y-adapter Yes

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.3 x 9.5 x 2.1 inches
Item Weight 4.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B0002KK620
Item model number AC-101
National Stock Number 5965-01-554-2431
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #287 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Computer Microphones
Date first available at Amazon.com July 26, 2004

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The Cyber Acoustics AC-101 Monaural Headset & Boom Mic is the base model in their line-up, but has some representative features of low end headsets. While this unit isn't terrible, it's definitely a case of "you get what you pay for." You may want to look at some of their higher end models or check out the Creative HS-600 Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone.

Pros
- Good Price for basic headset
- Earphone is decent quality for a basic headset
- "Voice Recognition" certified for those using that feature
- Microphone easily swivels for left or right ear use

Cons
- The monaural headset won't meet all your gaming and multimedia needs
- The list price of $20 may be correct, but these sell for $15 in my local brick and mortar. So you still get a better deal at Amazon, but you are saving about $1 or 7% as opposed to 28%.
- The microphone sensitivity seems somewhat low
- Durability is questionable; the wires and connectors are your basic cheap grade and won't last heavy abuse
- The head rest arm is somewhat sharp and could have used more padding; put it on with care

For my money, I prefer the Creative HS-600. They are more expensive at about $30 to $40, but they give you stereo headphones and more comfortable cushion ear-pads. The microphone also seems like an improvement over the Cyber Acoustics. If you don't want to pay that much you can always look into the
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I use this with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and it's proving much better than my last two (more expensive) headset microphones. Accuracy and noise cancellation is good. However, I literally just had it on for 5 minutes, and half an hour later, my head still hurts where the "non-ear-side" was. I have a small head like other reviewers, yet this was just awful! I'm definitely going to have to pad it myself. I'm going to try gluing some memory foam to the spot where it rests on my head. Wish me luck! The other side with the ear is comfortable, and it meets my needs functionally, so aside from that issue, it's a very good value.
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Really comfortable, and I love just the 1 earpiece. I have 2 soundcards, the onboard and another one, so I can use 1 just like an xbox360 to where all voice communication goes thru the headset, and then the regular game sounds and PC sounds goes thru the regular speaks! i love it!
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Shipping was very good, product was as described. Sound was OK, but the mike picked up every pin drop around the area where it was used. No noise suppression at all. Also, was not sturdy. The side piece broke off about 3 weeks after I started using it. The wire frayed rather quickly where it goes into the ear phone and within 6 months or so was not useable. I had to replace it, however, I did not pay much for it, either.
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Pros:
The Price
It Works
Picks up volume very well..

Cons:
Everything else.

I bought this as a replacement for a headset that broke.... I was in a bit of a pinch and saw this..read the reviews and thought it seemed pretty okay.. well.. enough as a temporary solution. I was excited when it arrived and tried it on instantly to communicate with a friend in Japan... but... the fit is uncomfortable... and the side with no ear covering hurts and presses against your face.... when I adjusted it, it seemed fine...however... to my horror... somehow the darn thing got tangled in my hair! As soon as I raised it off of my head, I felt pain from the tugging on my hair. Talk about rude awakening! ;___; I made several attempts to try it.. but even when my hair was braided or pulled into a tight ponytail..somehow it managed to still hook itself into hair causing pain.... I would advise anyone who buys this to think twice... the price is reasonable yes.. the sound quality is good and it does work... but if you are a creature of comfort like myself...after the fifth attempt... you will put away only for it to collect dust... sometimes you do get what you pay for. *sigh* I never like writing bad reviews..but.. I gotta tell the truth. Cheers.
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By Z.C. on September 9, 2012
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The headphone works amazingly well, it's soft and sturdy. I wear glasses, so the other end isn't uncomfortable for me, but I'm sure it would be uncomfortable on someone else's ear. The microphone needs to be positioned perfectly beside the corner of your mouth to work with your computer, but it still gets the job done.
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good sound and microphone. I use this with Dragon dictate. I have one ear open for what is going on around me and I can hear computer sounds without bothering anyone. I get good acoustic ratings from Dragon.
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I bought these with a pretty low expectation to begin with. I expected them to fail after a few months worth of use, but they looked nice so I went with them anyway.
The sound quality was fine, as was the microphone reception. I used it to speak to a friend for a while as we played games and we had no issues...then the mic broke.

As I said, I expected them to just last a few months in use, and they did...I just expected a few months worth of time for use, not a few days worth of time spread over a few months.
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