VoIP headsets review

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  • Updated:4 Jun 2006
 

01.Introduction

VoIP-headsets

Test results for six VoIP headsets priced from $10 to $50

We evaluated them for:

  • Sound
  • Comfort
  • Features

Please note: this information was current as of June 2006 but is still a useful guide to today's market.


Findings

  • Headsets are a good way to try internet phone calls because they combine speakers and a microphone.
  • Sound quality alone doesn't make for a good headset - comfort is also important.
  • Comfort depends on personal preference. Glasses, hair, earrings and other accessories will affect how well a headset will suit you.
  • The headsets in our test are adequate for talking over the internet, but they may not be ideal for listening to high quality music recordings.

Brands tested

  • Labsic Casque Micro Dynamic Headphone
  • Logitech Internet Chat Headset
  • Philips Neckband Multimedia SBC HM385
  • Plantronics Behind-the-Head Enhanced Multimedia Headset Audio70
  • Techworks Stereo Headset with microphone
  • Verbatim 41802 Headset with Microphone Deluxe


 
 

 

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