Summary: I purchased this Headset, to replace the one I accidently damaged. I use it mainly for making phone calls and recording audio for videos. It has a great microphone and the single earphone lets me hear what's going on around me. It's also comfortable to wear. In fact, I had purchased this same headset before. I was wearing it and forgot it was on my head and proceeded to leave the room. Doing this, pulled the wires from the 2 jacks connected to my computer.
Summary: I have told others about this headset and recommended it to my co-workers. A number of us do computer dictation for psycho-educational reports with a number of medical and technical terms and this just cuts down errors and thus cuts down the time in dictation, which is precious.
Pros: Terrific headset. I just ordered it from Newegg but have been using one now for almost two months at work and now ordered one for home use. I use it with Dragon 11.5. I have found it works much much better than the standard headset I had been using. My errors in dictation, which were not that bad, have dropped substantially. The other thing I like about this headset is that it is very sturdy, very well made, durable. There is real sense of quality and attention to det...
Cons: The only one is that it is one-sided, i.e., you do not get a stereo headset, and at first it feels a bit uncomfortable. But I use it to work, and the absence of stereo headphones is minor, certainly not even close to an egg. Now it feels just fine on my head.
Excerpt: I have used dictation programs for over 10 yrs. The noise cancellation and word recognition hardware built into USB plug module makes a world of difference. Noticeably fewer errors with the Andrea NC USB headsets. After a year of use, I bought a second 181VM USB headset to take with me and my laptop out of the office. I have a pile of headsets from other manufacturers that I keep trying.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, Error-free dictation, Fast