Summary: I had purchased a Heil Pro 6 and it seemed uncomfortable after extended use. On a tip from AC0C I bought the Yamaha CM500. I purchased an adapter from W2ENY on ebay for the Yaesu 8 pin mic connector on my FT-2000. The audio was too hot so I added a 30K ohm resistor on pin 8, the center pin and that made the audio drive easy to adjust. During on the air testing I received one negative comment from a Heil lover in a roundtable.
Summary: My Heil ProSet was getting uncomfortable, so I went looking for a set of supra-aural phones and came up with these. Sound quality is fine for communications and the mike works well on my K3. The only real complaint I have is that the V-shaped cord feels uncomfortable. FOr maybe a penny more, Yamaha could have engineered these phones with the cord in the left side only. Still, not bad for the price.
Summary: There are better headsets, like the Flightcom Denali headset that I've used for years. But, when the Flightcom cord covering disintegrated, the replacement price was quoted at almost twice the price of the Yamaha CM500 headset. I use the CM500 now with my Tentec Orion II and it's a very nice match. The mic output is a bit higher than other mics I've used, but that's not a problem.
Summary: My second review after six years using them, have two, one with my K3 and one with my IC-7700 and they work fine on both. Its been said they are overrated, I don't think so,mine has been abused falling off the floor several times and the cord never has broken. Like I said in my previous review, RX and TX audio quality is great, they are confortable in my head, I can hear hours without any ears fatigue, I do equalize the TX audio with both radios builtin EQ to make a wide...
Summary: I'm a general class radio amateur. I really enjoy this headset. The frequency resp. is just fine for my needs. The microphone really articulates w/my nasal upper-mid voice. Great. The cousins are extremely comfortable. I'm genuinely impressed /w this affordable tool. I also use the electret condenser model. THANX WILL DIRCK CALLSIGN: KI6POW IN SUNNY SAN JOSE CA. OWNER: DACHSHUNDSPARKS STUDIOS. FI VE STARS!
Summary: Picked up a pair of these headsets based on recommendations from other hams online. The price was low compared to other radio headphones. The quality is first rate and they look like they would stand up to a lot of use. The sound quality from the headphone speakers is very good when listening to SSB, CW, and FM. I also tested them on the computer and found the sound quality for music to also be good.
Summary: Hard to go wrong with these. I have a large head (7 1/2), and must open them to the fullest for comfort. The ear pads are large, and reasonably comfortable. The seal is just OK. The microphone is a little on the hot side, but it does work well. I've never owned a Heil set, but am sure these are a great deal for $45.00. The are well made of decent materials. 5 for value.
Summary: Based on reports circulated around the web ... picked up one of these headsets , cans are very comfortable and I get lots of unsolicited audio reports while using it with my K3 ... completely plug and play after a menu change for the price you cant go wrong ...
Summary: Based on numerous positive reviews ordered CM500 from B&H in NYC, got it delivered by express in just 2 days (Well done B&H!!!). Ordered modular adapter for my Yaesu FT857D from Bob W2ENY the same day. The installation was very simple and I immediately got great audio reports highlighting that distinct DX-punch!! Play with your PROC and MIC GAIN for best results! Overall - a fantastic set that will give you lots of enjoyable QSOs on the bands.
Summary: These were recommended to me by a fellow ham so for $45 I was not out a lot of money. I have used them on my Icom IC 7410 with great audio reports. They are comfortable to wear for long periods of time and have a long cord. They use an 1/8" mic plug so an adapter is necessary to use them with 8 pin mic connector.