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Comfortable, good sound, terrible microphone
on 9 October 2015
Used to replace a USB Microsoft Lifechat LX-3000 and used mostly for online gaming and Skype, this 3.5mm connecting headset has very good playback quality, slightly better than the LX-3000. They are far more comfortable to use than the LX-3000 due to the better headband design that doesn't clamp your head and the warmer felt-like pads on the ear cups and headband.
My gripe is with the microphone, which simply is not very good, being noisy and not as pleasant for your listeners as the LX-3000's, which has an excellent neutral sounding low noise microphone. It is ok for chat in online games, but for Skype it is very poor by comparison. I've tried different microphone positions and orientations and it seems to be almost tolerable when really close to your mouth, and of course this means every breath or noise is picked up too.