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Technical Details

  • Model Number: 981-000040

Product Description

Product Description

Logitech Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset 981-000040 86

From the Manufacturer

Stay cool with Logitech’s Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset. The cushioned headset fits behind the head and features a unique open-air design that keeps your ears cool and comfortable over extended gaming sessions.

Take advantage of pure digital audio with the included plug-and-play USB adapter, or connect the dual analog 3.5 mm jacks to your favorite soundcard. A noise-canceling microphone puts the focus on your voice by reducing background chatter, and the in-line volume and mute controls give you instant access to audio adjustments in the heat of the action.


  • Cushioned, open-air design: Play in cool comfort for hours.


  • USB and analog connections: Choose USB for digital plug-and-play, or the 3.5mm connectors for use with your favorite sound card.
  • Noise-canceling microphone: Reduces background noise for clear, intelligible conversation and voice commands.
  • In-line volume and mute controls: Instantly adjust headset speaker volume or mute the microphone.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows Vista™
  • USB port or standard 3.5mm analog audio-in and audio-out ports
  • Mac OS® X (10.2.8 or later)
  • USB port or standard 3.5mm analog audio-in and audio-out ports

Technical Specifications

  • Frequency response:
    Headset: 20 Hz–20 kHz
    Microphone: 100 Hz–16 kHz
  • Input sensitivity: -58 dBV/µbar, -38 dBV/Pa +/- 4 dB
  • Speaker size: 40mm
  • Cable length: 10 feet
  • Connections: USB and dual gold-plated, analog 3.5mm

Package Contents

  • Logitech® Digital Precision PC Gaming Headset
  • USB adapter
  • Quick Start guide
  • 2-year limited hardware warranty

Product Information

Product Dimensions 8.1 x 4.8 x 11.6 inches
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 14.4 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 981-000040
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,737 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Computer Headsets
Date first available at Amazon.com June 12, 2007

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The circular part of headset that holds the microphone falls off easily. The same piece on other side is also fragile. Since this headset goes around the back of your neck forgot about resting your head on anything. Earmuffs don't even touch your ears, they are actually like 1 inch away. The volume control is also horrible, the switch to toggle microphone can lock and unlock by itself. Just look at some of the pictures provided and you can get a better understanding of what I'm saying.
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To be fair, this is a cheap (in terms of cost to you) headset that has decent sound and I find it very comfortable. The design is good in theory - over the ear pads but with less material to keep things cool and light (less sweat and doesn't feel heavy on your head). However, the design of the headset itself is severely offset with construction and reliability problems and one serious design flaw.

I will start by saying that I am on my third set of these. I purchased the first and it died (one of the sides stopped producing sound). I did not hold onto the warranty information so I ended up buying another one because I liked how it felt and sounded and thought it might have been a fluke because Logitech is generally a respectable company. The second one died within a month (no sound at all). This time I held onto my purchase info and warranty and had another one sent. Well, again, almost immediately I had issues. The first thing that happened is that the microphone broke off with little or no pressure. I was able to superglue the cap that holds the mic into place back on but the mic has no tension on it and slides all over the place.

As far as I can tell, this headset is plagued by the following issues:

1. Cheap plastic casing. This contributes to its light feel but is so cheap it breaks far too easy. This thing will take a hit even falling off your desk onto carpet.

2. The wiring seats are not strong enough. If the cord gets caught on anything and you don't notice it and pull on it with even a little force, you may effectively pull the wires out of the speaker drivers and kill the headset.

3. The volume mechanism is a joke.
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I really like this headset and have had one for years. That being said I can see how this isn't for everyone.

1. It wraps around the back of the head, not over the top. I like this and find it comfortable. It also doesn't mess up your hair.

2. These do NOT encapsulate your ears. They are nor "around the ear" headsets. The large foam ring is for comfort. The speakers are on the ear, not around them. I like this for two reasons. First, your ears do not get hot and sweaty like I find with most over the ear sets. Second, I have kids and need to be able to hear what is going on. This doesn't entirely block out the outside world so I can hear a disaster brewing. If I need to hear even better I can slide it off slightly and hear everything going on while still hearing my game. For many this is not needed, it may even be a negative, but for me it is a necessity.

3. For durability I give these an 8 / 10. I have had none of the problems with plastic breaking, parts coming off or wires ripping out that others report but at the same time I don't yank on the cord or abuse my headsets. I do move the mic often out of the way when I do not need it and it still works flawlessly. The only drawback has been the foam covers for the speakers (not the pads that hold these to your head). Those have worn away. I haven't had any problems with the sound or fit though and may look to replace them with ones from other older headsets or just ignore them.

4. Sound and mic reception are good. You aren't rocking your world with deep base but I hear zombies in Left4Dead and mechs in mechwarrior online fine. High to low everything works well and can be heard. The mic pics up fine and nobody in in-game chat or Teamspeak has a problem understanding me.
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I'm in higher education and purchased this headset to use on my MacBook Pro to record voice/speech into GarageBand and Audacity. The headset arrived today, and I just finished trying it out in GarageBand. Some initial observations:

- I took the headset out of the box, attached the USB connector, and plugged it into my laptop, where I had already opened GarageBand. GarageBand immediately recognized the new device, and asked me to confirm that I wanted to use it as my sound input. Easy!

- I recorded some short clips of myself speaking -- on the first playback the volume was low, but once I adjusted the volume control on the headset, it was fine. The sound quality was definitely an improvement over the built-in laptop mic, but I'm not sure if it outperforms a less expensive headset.

- My first recordings were in a quiet office, which wasn't the best setting for testing the sound-canceling, but the mic didn't pic up any background noise (from my laptop, for example). Later, I tried recording again in a computer lab where there was other activity (typing, fans, quiet background conversation) and the mic did seem to help block that out.

- Many of the comments are about comfort. Since I'm not going to be gaming or wearing the headset for long periods of time, comfort is less of an issue for me. I do wish that the headset were adjustable -- it's one solid piece and seems to assume that everyone's head is the same size. I have a smaller-sized head, and it slips right off if I don't rest it on top of my ponytail.

To sum up:
- super easy to use and compatible with MacBook Pro/GarageBand
- sound quality is good -- certainly much better than the built-in mic
- might be a little pricey just for basic podcasting
- headset isn't adjustable, so you sort of have to hope that your head is the right size
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