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Plantronics Over-the-ear - Black Pl4564704

Plantronics Over-the-ear - Black Pl4564704
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Plantronics Over-the-ear - Black PL4564704
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Robert Scott says...

Very good, even fits over hearing aids. Sound quality is great! USB east setup,microphone picks up voice quality very well.

Maude Hoose says...

These offer the best sound quality of any USB headphones I've owned to date. I purchased these to listen to music only, NOT for using the microphone. However, that said, I had to take off a star because I wasn't happy with the design choice they made for the microphone use. The microphone automatically engages whenever the book is lowered, or at least it is supposed to. I have yet to be able to get my computer to recognize the microphone as an input device. Also, the drivers that enable the USB audio randomly stopped working after a few weeks, and I had to uninstall and reinstall the drivers to get sound back. Those two things aside, they work amazingly well and have great range. The software that is provided is robust, allowing for different environmental effects and surround sound decoding. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for good USB headphones to listen to music with.

Karendear13 says...

This is my third headset in about a year. The first set I had was the MS LifeChat 3000 $50 (now only $42) and it had good clarity and lasted about a year before the internal wiring caused static on both the speakers and the mic.I decided to try the Logitech Clearchat Premium PC Headset $28 but they had static and a loose connection in the Mute/Volume switch and people said there was a bad echo and static when I spoke. I returned these the next day to BBToday I bought the Plantronics Audio 655 Model and I have been using them all day. They are comfortable, the audio is clear and very loud (I have the volume turned way down) and people say I am very clear when speaking over VoIP connections using my laptop. They seem to be the same or better quality than the MS LiveChat 3000 Model but I took out the extended 2 year warrantee for $10 just in case. I usually dont take out warrantees but from my experience and other reviews on headsets, it seems that headsets dont last that long and it was only $10.One thing I found out in my research and it could have been part of the reason the Logitech model did not have the clarity of the MS or the Plantronics models; If you are using your headset for audio calls over the internet and you are using a low to middle end computer with a low end Audio card, you may want to go with the USB connection. If you have a high end Audio card, you would be able to get the benefit of it by using the 3.5mm jacks instead but as I found out this caused clarity issues if you do not have a good audio card. The USB connection bypasses your audio card and you get a better sound both on your transmit and receive.If you are a gamer, you might want to check out the model 377 ($50) or the 777 ($100) as they looked to be a step up from these, but if you are strictly doing audio calls as I do, then I recommend the 655 model. But, I do also recommend the 2 year extended warrantee incase something happens. I wish I had bought it on my first pair.

Julie Enerio says...

I bought this headsets some days ago for my laptop and I really love the sound perfomance, simply marvelous! the bass sound is awesome and the high sound is clear when I listen my favorite mp3 list music or I am watching movies in Internet.Also, is great for conference by internet messengers like Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger or Skype. I tested it in those programs and works very well.And one more thing, works in Linux too!!!!The only bad point of all this is... until the death separates us.

Arnie Sulya says...

I was an avid Logitech fan until I bought this headset.I figured they were the same price as the ClearChat USB I'd owned (and destroyed) before so I'd opt for the Plantronics one since I could always bring it back within 30 days if I didn't like it.I got it home and the first thing I did was eagerly plug in my new toy and run some audio test tracks to see how it responded across the frequency spectrum.I've never had a headset even up to the $75-$100 level convey the rich bass notes and crisp mids and highs that this headset offered.So stunned was I by the quality that I immediately got online and messaged my gamer friends that they ought to try this one.I played 8 hours of counter strike that night and it stayed comfortable (it did get a bit warm but seriously i doubt that you'll be wearing it for 10+ straight hours anyway).The next day I went back and bought the service plan for the headset. I figured for $10 it covered me for 2 years and in the event I blew the speakers (which happened to all of my Logitech headsets before within 2 years) I'd get a free replacement.The replacement plan is a must have for a gamer or an audio fan because if you damage the speakers it's covered under normal wear and tear! If you don't have the disposable income to plop down $50 every few months or so then it'll keep you happy.I buy them for all of my home, car, and computer audio needs. I play everything loud and often (especially with audio equipment) speakers fail. Rather than eating the cost i just replace it and keep going. That's good customer service and another reason why I love Best Buy.

Lynne Poggensee-Wei says...

Use this with listening to and making music, watching movies on my computer, and gaming.Works well, sounds good. The part where the usb is is pretty big and imposing, which caused me to accidentally brake it in my laptop :(It's good if you're careful

Alexis Infante says...

Listening to music, but mainly for Voice Recognition; Dragon Naturally Speaking is literally coupled with this headset is proof that the Roswell Incident really happened. Well, sort of--- Please try this headset--- you will not be disappointed!

Jennifer Simmons says...

I bought this headset about a month ago and I'm very satisfied with it. The sound quality is crisp and clear. It is pretty comfortable. The volume control on the left side of the headset instead of the cord is nice. The microphone feels sturdy in place and you can slide it all the way up, not being in the way when only listening to media. There's things that bugs me though... The cord from the headset to the USB is THIN ! If you're the type to pull the cord often on equipment, I would probably not recommend this headset to you. The microphone is okay, but too sensitive to sound : when you talk, your listener will hear you breathing pretty much clearly. Raising the mike over nose and mouth will limit this problem. Overall, I think it's a tad bit expensive for a frail looking wire with a USB microphone of decent quality. I would have liked to write this review in a couple of years instead for a true durability review, but I guess it won't happen.

Jackeline Thompson says...

The headset isn't exactly the most comfortable in the world, a cheap one you can barely feel at all but this one constantly reminds you it's there with incessant pressure. And there are two usb ports on my laptop, but it only works on one- if it's in the other port,the sounds is extremely scratchy and staticky. Tested it on another computer and the same thing happened [they were MacBooks].But getting the headset to work is simple- you plug it in, and the computer automatically realized the headset is there. Sometimes you might have to go into the settings and click on it manually, but that doesn't usually happen. The sound quality is pretty good too, and no one has complained about too much static or the mic being too quiet like I've had happen with cheaper brands.All in all, it's a decent product, but not really worth fifty dollars. Thirty dollars seems more appropriate to me.

Del Amar says...

Unfortunately I did not have this headset for very long. While the time I spent with it was short, I could tell you that the sound vastly improved my gameplay. From shell casings hitting the floor, to ricocheting bullets, to the deep rumble of a Boomer exploding, you'll hear it all.However, the headsets demise is it's ear cups. While I enjoyed the attempt at the full surround-ear style cup, my ears are just too big. Rather than fitting around, they sat ontop of my ears. While the padding itself caused no discomfort, the headset pushing my ears against the frame of my glasses started to become a nuisance after only 20 minutes. Upon taking my glasses off- I was able to wear them nonstop for an hour or two, while squinting.Final review: People that do not wear eyeglasses, I highly recommend this. Eyeglass wearers, I suggest you to consider a different product.

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