Summary: I bought these to replace a wired gaming headset to use at work (because I broke those at the volume switch in the middle of the cord). Apparently, wired or wireless, I'mma break something. Since these are my work ones, I'm going to have to either put up with the broken set, or pay extra to get one in-person (not that it's a bad thing, really). I still have work to do, which includes video conferencing with offshore development teams.
Pros: The audio is decent enough for office usage (music, video conferencing via Google Hangouts, et cetera). The wireless range is, for my experience, impressive. I can walk about halfway across the office and still receive signals (music). After coming back in range, the music returns (active searching for transmitter?).
Cons: The right hand side, just a the first inside indentation "setting" cracked today. I left the music playing, but took it off my head gingerly. I've owned it for just under 4 months (bought in late September), so the length is disappointing too.
Summary: I used to have a plantronics dsp 500 that lasted me 4 years before it broke. This was not even a full year. I was hoping $50-60 would buy me construction quality, oh well last time i buy plantronics
Pros: Decent sound, comfortable to wear for multiple hours, wireless, plug and play.
Cons: Sound is okay, I find the bass to be too much compared to the mid levels. The head band snapped after a year of use.
Summary: So far, I am content; however, I've only had them for about half a month. Participants in video chats (like Google Hangouts) don't complain about the quality, and I hear them usually just fine.
Pros: Light. Easy to use.
Cons: No 'listen and charge' ability. Discovered while at work with a nearly-dead headset - plugged in after a sync, and audio (in and out) dropped and disconnected from USB transceiver. I have a big-ish noggin, and the headset is not circumaural. I get a little pain on the edges of my ears, since that is where the patds are sitting.. on the ears,.
Summary: I feel like I have wasted my money on this because it hurts my ears to wear this so I will have to buy another brand that actually fits correctly. The build quality seems good. It has been dropped off the desk a few times without breaking so it seems durable. They could have easily made more room for your ear at little ($0.05) or no cost with a larger foam pad.
Pros: Price Ok sound quality Ok mic quality Works with Ubuntu
Cons: You cannot use this while charging. You will need another headset to use when you forget to charge this one. There is not enough space for the averaged size adult ear to fit comfortably. The ear cup measures about 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch and the average human ear is over 2 inch long. measure your own ear before buying this one.
I would purchase again, their customer service people aren't so bright
2 May 2014
Summary: I purchased this brand and model of headset because of its reputation. Everything I had read gave the company and the headset high praise, so I decided I needed a pair too. The headsets themselves are great! Quality construction and such, the only down side is I haven't gotten to actually use them yet. I knowingly purchased my pair without the required dongle.
Summary: - the way it is constructed is ok. its lasted 3 months now without any signs of it breaking, but i can tell it was somewhat cheaply made, and i dont think it will last years, and i will be lucky to get 1 year from what im reading.
Pros: -its wireless.. -battery after constant use usually last about 11 hours
Cons: -uncomfortable to wear. had the head set for 4 months and its still uncomfortable. -Biggest issue is that you can not charge it and use it at the same time. although this isn't necessarily uncommon for wireless, especially in this price range, its still very annoying. once your battery dies, your done doing what ever it was you where doing. .
Summary: Range is ok, Was not expecting it to reach to far will reach from bedroom to bathroom, which is all I was expecting. If you have a desktop that is wired to a router and a good place to keep the dongle safe then grab these if not keep looking else where
Pros: good sound I have had a lot of fun going back and playing games just to hear all the depth long battery life 6 to 8 hours depending on what you are doing.
Cons: Weak dongle, I transfer these between My laptop and desktop the dongle is already bending, already had to RMA one pair for a broken dongle Lots of noise and blocks wireless signals on laptops