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Labtec headset 242

by Labtec
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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  • Stereo headset with microphone for PCs
  • Full stereo sound is great for games and music
  • Noise-canceling microphone filters out unwanted background noise for clear communications
  • Soft earpads enable hours of continuous use
  • Adjustable headband and microphone for comfort & convenience
  • 2.4m shielded cord with silver-plated 3.5 mm color-coded jacks
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight141 g
Product Dimensions240 x 200 x 70 cm
Item model number980364-0914
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 31,643 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight141 g
Date First Available4 Sep 2006

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Just plug in the Labtec Stereo 242 Headset to your PC sound card and start enjoying the best that PC and Internet communications have to offer, including video chat, online gaming, music, speech recognition, and more.

The Labtec Stereo 242 delivers everything you need in an entry-level headset. Enjoy intense stereo sound and lightweight comfort from the soft, foam-padded headphones. Take advantage of the sleek noise-canceling microphone for clear communications. The adjustable headband and microphone boom ensure a custom fit for optimal performance.

Product Description

Labtec Stereo 242 is a stereo headset with microphone, ideal for voice & video chat, speech recognition, online gaming, music listening
It is an affordable stereo headset for your PC

 Product Description Labtec Stereo 242 - headset 
 Product Type Headset - wired 
 Recommended Use PC multimedia, videoconferencing system, Speech 
 Headphones Type Headphones - binaural 
 Headphones Form Factor Semi-open 
 Connectivity Technology&

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
112 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Labtec 242 headset review 30 July 2005
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Excellent product for the price ! Well done labtec. Ok it's not swappable for either ear use as some models are but it does the business very well. Bought this for chatting via MSN Messenger and to date have no complaints. Sound is good and is pretty comfortable to wear. Took my brother-in-laws advice that some of the cheaper headset products work just as well as more recognised brands. Glad I listened to him. No regrets. Recommend purchase if your budget is an issue.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but slightly uncomfortable 29 Jun 2007
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The microphone quality for this is very good. But when wearing for long periods of time, it got slightly uncomfortable. Its a great mic/headset for such a cheap price, but if you want a more comfortable, long-term solution, I reccommend buying a slightly better one.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what it says on the packet 22 Dec 2007
I've had this headset for about a month now and it hasn't let me down once. Not only do I use it for skype* and msn, but also to run a podcast. The sound quality is fine for speaking, but I haven't tested it for music recording. If all you want is voice chat then THIS is the one to get...great value as well.

Also, I finished using it the other day and unplugged it....but it STILL RECORDED which was really freaky...there must be an explanation but if you
buy this try it out!

* On the box there is a 'skype certified' sticker
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entry level headset 30 Jan 2007
After looking at al the options and being pretty confused, especially as to what extra you were getting for your money with the more expensive options I went for the cheaper option. I have to say I'm glad I did, they work perfectly out of the box, are comfortable and have all the adjustments needed. I'm not sure what more you would want from them and certainly don't think you could get better for the price!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good 9 Sep 2006
By xenofan VINE VOICE
I brought this for voice chat over MSN. It does pretty much exactly what I want to do. The headphones could have done with being able to be adjusted to a slightly smaller size - even at the smallest adjustment, they didn't quite fit snugly. But it wasn't too bad. The microphone works excellently with good sound detection - would have enjoyed it being slightly more adjustable; I found it came a bit too close to my mouth and I had to lower it to the level of my chin to be able to talk without being hindered - still picked up my voice great, but it isn't quite what the product is meant to do. I would have preferred a longer wire too, though the length is pretty generous, I did feel a bit longer would have been nice, since I use my mic to talk and don't want to be tied so close to a computer. But this was excellent value for money, does what it says on the box and I won't be having a need to buy a new one. Also, the design seems pretty sturdy, unlike my last pair (by a different company) which broke within 2 weeks.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent headset for a VERY competitive price! 16 Mar 2008
By J. Hunt
This headset is by no means the best you can get but it does what it says on the tin and very well. Music sounds excellent, as do games and the sound quality and clarity are both excellent when recieving sound from it. It is also very comfortable compared to many rubberised ones i have tried. If you have quite a low budget and want a very good headset which can let you talk to friends, talk ingame, record and litsen to music then this is the one to buy.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!! 22 April 2006
By Ellen
I was slightly sceptical about buying such a cheap microphone, but I bought it in the knowledge I could always send it back. I am, surprisingly, really impressed. It's great! It did give me a bit of trouble installing it but then I did what the instructions said (which I should have done in the first place instead of trying to work it out myself :D) and it works really well. It's great for talking on MSN and listening to music and it's comfy to wear as well, so buy this microphone! I am so glad I didn't go for a more expensive microphone because this one works so well and it would have been a waste of money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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I bought this headset for someone else so when we chat, I'm able to hear the sound quality it produces - for under a tenner it's much better than I was expecting but of course if you spend more you get even better quality (such as one of the officially billed Skype headsets, the larger of them made by Plantronics).

The one complaint from the recipient was, the earpads weren't the most comfortable in the world and if you have small children you have to make sure they don't get hold of this headset and rip the pads off making them too painful to wear.

Spending more gets you a model that can take more physical punishment, but that's the same with all technical equipment. If you're just kitting someone out with a better mic than they may have received with a new PC, these are ideal and I'd buy them as a gift again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars What can I say?
It lasted for a few months if I count the times I've used it, the cushion came off the ear piece but still in use.
Published 4 months ago by Carlis Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
Bought these more for the microphone than the headphones. I wouldn't buy them for listening to music, but a good purchase if you need a microphone headset for Skype etc. Read more
Published 6 months ago by harry
5.0 out of 5 stars labtec headset 242
I found the headset very comfortable to wear, with good sound quality.I am very pleased with the product, and would have no hesitation re-ordering. Good value for money. Read more
Published on 15 July 2012 by bamps
4.0 out of 5 stars headset, cheap and ok
This headset is no high tech but is doing the job perfectly well. It is perfectly suitable for Skype. Sound quality is fine. Wearing comfort is ok. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2012 by klausdreier
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for light to moderate use
Super value, easy to use, audio quality good, and fairly comfortable. If you need a headset for light to moderate use - Skype, or listening to occasional audio - then this is... Read more
Published on 7 May 2010 by David Ellis
5.0 out of 5 stars good quality and great value
excellent sound quality, microphone works well, possible to use just microphone or head phone, comfortable to wearLabtec headset 242
Published on 5 May 2010 by shiatsu man
4.0 out of 5 stars good value
good price, value for money, work fine, cable is a bit flimsy, these head phones do the job, i would recommend them, you could not find better value for money, besides, bluetooth... Read more
Published on 25 April 2010 by Mr. George E. Hardaker
4.0 out of 5 stars headset
very good product, works well with skype. no problems as yet with it. very efficient delivery.
Published on 15 Mar 2010 by n
5.0 out of 5 stars no problems
they work perfectly and i also received them very quickly. in general a very good service. thanks.
Published on 8 Mar 2010 by Ms. J. Valentine
4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good
Good sound, noise cancelling has an effect. Works like a charm with skype. I would prefer it had a volume controller.
Published on 3 Mar 2010 by Leon ''The Straddler'' Kalog
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