Reviews and Problems with Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000
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Good quality but no durability
Rathial, B&H Photo
8 March 2014
Excerpt: I've had to go through two of these lifechat headset in the past year both only lasted for about 4-6 months then they start to short out and literally fall apart. They have cool sound and great noise cancelling but they really don't last long I guess that is why they are cheap. After about 2 months the cord starts to curl up upon itself and that seems to lead to it eventually shorting out also the material they use for the ear pieces falls off after a while.
Pros: Comfortable, Great Sound Quality, Quality Microphone
Excerpt: I bought it for some chat and a little gaming. The audio and voice queality its very decent actually very good for the price BUT if you are planing wear them for more than few minutes and your ears are size medium or kind large DO NOT buy this headset. The ear cup its very shallow and doesn't have enough room to fit a medium ear inside of it.
Excerpt: Let me first say that yes, this headset has great sound. But it is so uncomfortable that is isn't worth it. It was hard and felt like steel beams on my head. The earcups stuck to my ears. And although it wasn't too tight, it was so uncomfortable that I got a headache every time I used it. I took it back to the store for a refund.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Quality Microphone
Excerpt: Unfortunately, this headset is far below the standards of quality I have come to expect. As soon as I put them on it was obvious that there was going to be no comfort level. Earpads were extremely uncomfortable, and not very soft, the headband felt like it was cutting into my scalp. Sound quality for music was amateur at best, and when using them for communications, reports were that the microphone was extremely scratchy, sort of like an old home wireless phone that was...
Excerpt: Volume control does not work with general applications, apparently only works with Microsoft's Live Call Skype-like phone service. Also the Windows audio mixer does not control the headphone's volume. So, the only way to control the volume is with the particular application's volume control - if it has one. But the sound and the mike are great.
Excerpt: Took it out of the package and after 5 minutes of usage I had to rip it off my head. The set is way, way too tight and the pressure on the ears is painful. I put it over a basketball every night and slowly it got a little bit better. The ear buds are covering the ear completely and are pressing against the jaw. This also leads to "hot ears" and wearing the set for more than 30 minutes is simply not possible.
Excerpt: I have two of these, they are used by my son and I for listening to music, gaming and voice chat. 1 has done well, the usb connection is convenient though the lack of plug and play is a little frustrating.(The software to install is easy to follow. Though the voice chat program Microsoft included is a pain) Headset 2 developed a pecularity in a weeks time the sound shifts between the ear pieces, then sometimes plays on both, during conversations. It's distracting.
Pros: Easy To Use
Cons: Ear pieces a little small, Hard To Setup, Quality sound bounces
Summary: My first experience of this product was alright, I had it for a couple of months however the sound started to distort and cut out completely, so I decided to get a replacement for it and only after a week and a half the headset's microphone stopped working completely (on both my computer and laptop). In an attempt to fix it, I accidentally dropped it from a small height and the headset's ear cup came clear off!