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.
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
Labtec Stereo 242 - headset
Headset - wired
PC multimedia, videoconferencing system, Speech
Headphones - binaural
Headphones Form Factor
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.