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Microsoft Lifechat Lx-3000 Headset by Review Summary ,  Jul 22, 2015

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Microsoft Lifechat Lx-3000 Headset
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 592 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 3.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Noise4.7   above average
Fit4.6   above average
Price4.6   average
Quality4.5   above average
Listening4.4   average
Skype4.4   average
Setup4.3   average
Sound4.3   average
Voice4.3   above average
Music4.2   average
Comfortable4.1   below average
Microphone4.0   average
Audio3.9   average
Loud3.9   average
Gaming3.8   below average
USB3.7   average
Microsoft3.6   above average
Design3.4   below average
Windows3.3   average
Speaker3.1   below average
Button3.0   below average
Cable2.6   below average


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Button

Button:
"The Amazon Basics brand works well, still powers the headset (the LifeChat LX-3000 does need to draw a bit of power to function).The only problem I have is on the dongle the big button in the middle does nothing."
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"The only complaint I have is that the mute button is easy to hit."
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"If I had to make a complaint I would say this: The mute button is annoying."
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"The only complaint I have regarding it is its mute button design."
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"And everytime I did, the popup was disturbed what I was doing and made me hate the existence of that button."
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"I agree with everyone who has said that the lifechat button is extremely irritating."
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"I like that the built-in controls allow you to adjust the volume on the PC, but there is also a handy mute button that is easy to accidentally turn on."
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"The ear piece is very comfortable and the volume control buttons easy to use."
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"- There's a button in between the cord that allows you to be able to mute your microphone and increase decrease your volume."
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"The only complaint I have is that the mute button is easy to hit."
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"I find the mute button is the perfect length to get in between me and my desk."
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Cable

Cable:
"The only thing I personally find mostly useless and a bit annoying is the switch on the cable to mute the microphone and control the volume."
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"I originally bought this 2 years ago and i had no problems with it until i let the cord tangle, which was my fault."
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"The lack of clip on the cord is annoying as well."
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"I was worried that the cord would break because it gets twisted over time and we straighten it now and then, but it's all held up really well."
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"My only complaint is the somewhat short cable, I had to grab a USB extention cable, but it's mostly due to my set-up... the length should be fine for most."
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"The first time it broke in a year after the cord kept on disconnecting from moving."
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"- There's a button in between the cord that allows you to be able to mute your microphone and increase decrease your volume."
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"If you are going down this route or want to plug in any short-cabled USB headset into a PS4, I'd recommend getting a USB extension cable."
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"Volume and mic control on the headset cord is nice, mic is adjustable in any direction (flexible) but the ear pieces are really uncomfortable after several hours of use."
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"They are broken now, though there are no signs of damage to the headphones or the cord."
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"Pros:Excellent durability and SoundPlug and Play Ease, recognizes and loads on most windows based systemsGreat USB Interface and cord volume and mute controlsWorks great with Skype and all other communication softwareThey shut out the outside world wellCons:They are a bit bulky but have a heavy duty feel."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Love it, clear sound, comfortable, have had no issues with clients not being able to hear me."
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"Works well....the only negative comment is that they are not the most comfortable set to wear."
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"That combination not only sounds great, but it so comfortable I forget to take it off."
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"My only complaint about the product is the comfort."
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"They are comfortable enough, not perfect, but I do wear them for hours without much discomfort or complaints."
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"They worked great and were comfortable, until the left ear cuff was broken off by my careless handling in my backpack."
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"Comfortable to wear for 8+ hours and easy to use! "
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"The headset is very comfortable, I get good reports about the microphone quality and sound quality is great considering the price."
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"The ear piece is very comfortable and the volume control buttons easy to use."
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"Clear and comfortable"
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"Overall it's a comfortable and decent set that I would recommend."
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Connection

Connection:
"When connected to the Skype account, there is an error message in Skype that says ...microphone volume is too low... while dialing and making phone calls."
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"While carrying them to the office in my bag, both ear pieces fell off and the thin connecting wires broke."
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"For sure I would also love to have a wireless headset sometimes but on the other hand: This headset is very cheap compared to all those Bluetooth gadgets and it works perfectly (no sudden loss of connectivity and all that)."
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"A good feel, and the connections are so far holding up."
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"Thanks to the USB connection I am now able to use Skype."
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"With the mic being 30 bucks top, USB connection, Great sound, great voice collection, easy installation, and controls at your fingers through the handy mic-control piece, it should be 5 out of 5 but the comfort is what brought it down one star for me."
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"i've kept that in mind and adjust from connected end instead of tip of mic and have had no problems."
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Control

Control:
"The only thing I personally find mostly useless and a bit annoying is the switch on the cable to mute the microphone and control the volume."
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"It's big (not too heavy) and easy to control."
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"Only annoying part of the unit is the volume mute control about 1 3 the way down the headset."
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"First and foremost, the big problem we have with this set is that the heavy volume control right in the middle of the wire causes it to short out over a short period of time."
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"It has buttons, but they are not as accurate as a wheel control."
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"Overall it works great, but the buttons on the control get annoying."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"The ear piece is very comfortable and the volume control buttons easy to use."
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"Audio quality is good, haven't broken it yet, inline controls are in a good position."
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"Volume and mic control on the headset cord is nice, mic is adjustable in any direction (flexible) but the ear pieces are really uncomfortable after several hours of use."
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"The wires inside the volume control somehow shorted out (he's pretty careful with his equipment)."
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Design

Design:
"fundamentally solid design, ear cushions somewhat uncomfortable (I modify them by adding Bose ear pads), and headband also uncomfortable (I modified by adding foam pad).Microphone quality is decent for price."
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"While overall the quality of the sound and mic is fine, the headset has a horrible design flaw."
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"The only complaint I have regarding it is its mute button design."
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"It works as it was designed, the sound is great, as is the microphone, BUT BEWARE THAT YOU MUST TREAT IT CAREFULLY."
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"I think the failure rate is in part due to the design."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"Great product, specially designed to focus on the job, with out being disturbed with external noises."
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"The headphones are reasonably comfortable though I've seen more comfortable designs in higher end over-the-ear."
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"It works as it was designed, the sound is great, as is the microphone, BUT BEWARE THAT YOU MUST TREAT IT CAREFULLY."
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"Other thoughts:* The design is good, with it's flexible headband and microphone."
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Fit

Fit:
"Don't get me wrong .. it did it's job and lasted me a good while, but it was always an uncomfortable fit and then the mic died."
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"The only con is that they fit a little too snug on my head that they can become uncomfortable after long periods of non-stop use."
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"The only thing I don't like is it tends to fit my head kind of tight, which makes it uncomfortable for long periods of time, but since I normally slide one of the ear pieces off to the side anyway, it doesn't bother me as much as it may bother someone who keeps both ears on at all times."
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"Fit is very tight, could get uncomfortable after more than 15 minutes."
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"Good price, but I'll look for another brand that fits me better."
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"I can fit the entire headset comfortably inside the old headset without bending the latter."
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"Excellent sound quality, great fit over the ear."
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"Sound is great and the headset itself is very comfortable- not too heavy on any part of the head and the earphones fit comfortably."
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"Fantastic quality, fits perfectly, crisp audio and voice chat is a breeze."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"I found the Microsoft LifeChat LX 3000 inadequate for listening to music, recording voice or gaming."
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"This product is probably not the best gaming headset for hardcore folks."
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"The headphones themselves aren't bad or good, but I bought them to use for gaming, and it just isnt reasonable to have to go into each game's audio options -> master volume options any time I want to make minor adjustments to sound."
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"I wouldn't recommend this for music making, but for gaming and live chat and music listing, I would give this my highest praise."
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"The quality of the microphone isn't the best, but it is all you need for gaming or live chat."
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"and thats the only complaint from me, other than that they dork all great for gaming and chatting."
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"Sound and mic quality is exceptional for both chat and gaming."
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"Highly recommended for gaming or video conferencing."
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"Perfect for online gaming and Skype chatting with my friends."
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"I recommend either this headset or the Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset."
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"The LX-3000 I most recently purchased has been shorting out for over a month now, and progressively getting worse, and I've now decided to try my luck with a different headset (Creative HS-800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset)."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"It's big (not too heavy) and easy to control."
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"First and foremost, the big problem we have with this set is that the heavy volume control right in the middle of the wire causes it to short out over a short period of time."
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"The sound quality is alright - not great, and it's heavy on the low end."
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"They last for years even with heavy use and are very comfortable during long sessions of use."
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"I don't have a lot of experience with good headsets, but my reaction is that the bass is little heavy with the treble being a little weaker (in comparison)."
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"Sound is great and the headset itself is very comfortable- not too heavy on any part of the head and the earphones fit comfortably."
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"The headset is very heavy, the pads are very big, and they are comfortable UNLESS I wear glasses, which will just make very painful ears after 30 minutes or so."
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"Positives:* Excellent sound quality for the price* Mic's outbound is clear for vocals but doesn't pick up background noise* The headset is very comfortable (at least for my head).Despite fairly heavy use (2-4 hours a night, multiple days of the week for gaming), my ears and head never get sore."
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Listening

Listening:
"I found the Microsoft LifeChat LX 3000 inadequate for listening to music, recording voice or gaming."
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"Because it's USB, I was not able to separate it by using my speakers for listening and just using the mic."
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"Also they are great for listening to music!"
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"It does not project a crisp or clear sound and leaves one imaginig they are .listening mono with stereo separation."
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"I love this headset for listening to music as well as chatting."
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"If you want something that is also good for listening to music, I don't think this is the one (OK, apparently this is something subjective)."
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"Playing music or listening to anything it sounds pretty darn good for 24 dollars worth."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"fundamentally solid design, ear cushions somewhat uncomfortable (I modify them by adding Bose ear pads), and headband also uncomfortable (I modified by adding foam pad).Microphone quality is decent for price."
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"Microphone broke shortly after purchase."
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"Stored properly and without any tight twisting of the wires or anything, the mic got spotty before it failed."
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"One set died after less than 6 months of use, first the mic slowly dying and then the headset failing completely."
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"They are quiet and within a couple weeks of having it the mic was nothing but static and everyone complained about having a hard time hearing me...I also had a hard time hearing anyone through the headphones even with the sound up to max."
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"While overall the quality of the sound and mic is fine, the headset has a horrible design flaw."
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"fundamentally solid design, ear cushions somewhat uncomfortable (I modify them by adding Bose ear pads), and headband also uncomfortable (I modified by adding foam pad).Microphone quality is decent for price."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"Sound and mic quality is exceptional for both chat and gaming."
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Microsoft

Microsoft:
"The first pair ended when the adjustable track of the head brace broke, microsoft warranty replaced with little trouble."
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"I found the Microsoft LifeChat LX 3000 inadequate for listening to music, recording voice or gaming."
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"Microsoft LX-3000 is a good head set & you wont be disappointed."
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"Not a fan of microsoft and I hate giving them a penny more than I must, but I have to admit this is a great headset."
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"Microsoft Life Chat LX-3000 is an answer to all your problems."
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"***UPDATE***My Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 JUST BROKE!"
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"I purchased these thinking something from Microsoft would be good."
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"It works great with the Microsoft Surface Rt."
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"Unbelievable since this is a Microsoft product!"
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"Figured since this was a Microsoft product and my computer runs a Microsoft operating system that I wouldn't have any problems."
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"This is my 3rd Microsoft LifeChat because I love these things."
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Music

Music:
"So it is not good for appreciating music or movies."
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"I found the Microsoft LifeChat LX 3000 inadequate for listening to music, recording voice or gaming."
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"That said, on voice calls, you don't notice anything and it's not awful with music, it's just not really good."
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"I wouldn't recommend this for music making, but for gaming and live chat and music listing, I would give this my highest praise."
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"But the reason I gave them such poor sound quality is because when you hear the sounds of collective voices and horn sections in music recordings, the sound doesn't sound that well."
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"The sound quality is not terrible(Great for everyday use), but if you want a immersive music game experience I suggest upgrading alittle, it is definately worth the extra money for the better expereince."
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"- Online Games (Mainstream games, such as League of Legends): I would recommend these, you can hear every single sound effect, the music plays smoothly, you're able to hear everything perfectly volume controlled, not too loud, but decently right."
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"It's great for casual browsing and loud music on the computer but I can also take them off when I'm not in the middle of something because it's padding makes your face too hot after some time has passed."
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"I purchased these for my son b c he loves to listen to music while doing school work."
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"Performs very well, it gives me opportunity to hear music on my computer without inundating the whole house with it."
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"Also they are great for listening to music!"
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Noise

Noise:
"For me the fit is perfect though as I only wear it during calls and then it cuts off all sorts of annoying noises (i. e. honking cars outside)."
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"I need noise cancellation on the mike for my work, but unfortunately, this wasn't as good as the Logitech.3."
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"Not good enough for recording since it doesn't perfectly filter other noise, but somewhat better than the worst bargain rate microphones."
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"It's just crystal clear about picking up background noise too."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"Noise blocking, VERY comfortable."
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"He also said that the noise cancellation works well..."
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"They block out the noise and are extremely comfortable to wear."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The only problem that I had with this product is that the wrong Installation CD came in the package."
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"Came in a crumpled clear plastic bag with all the graphic cards from the Original packaging stuff inside around the original flimsy plastic form that holds the headphones which was also beat up and torn."
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"Now I can't return them because I opened the package - very disappointing."
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"I could not get the competing hardware software package since it was incompatible with WIN 7 (as are half my devices and programs), so I was stuck with Win7's not very grand speech recognition program and this set of headphones wit mike."
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"My only complaint is that the packaging is very very tuff to open, so be sure to have a big strong pair of scissors on hand before your package arrives."
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"When you buy them, they'll be sealed really well in the packaging of it's box."
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"This headset arrived earlier than expected, in perfect condition and even in the original package."
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"The packaging does not specifically say it is compatible with Apple computers, but it most definitely is."
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"Well, i was so excited when i got the package."
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"Works really well with the Rosetta Stone language package."
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Plug

Plug:
"I bought this headset because my other plug in for a regular one is broken so i had to buy a USB headset plug in, these are great!"
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"If you are going down this route or want to plug in any short-cabled USB headset into a PS4, I'd recommend getting a USB extension cable."
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"It was easy to plug and play these headphones."
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"I bought this headset because my other plug in for a regular one is broken so i had to buy a USB headset plug in, these are great!"
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"Microsoft's headset is easy USB plug and play."
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"It's almost illegally easy to use, just plug into a USB port and it works straight away, no CD or any stupid overcomplicated installation stuff to get through."
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Price

Price:
"For VOIP telephones, its not the best but nice for the price."
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"The plastic headwrap and cheap ear muffs are extremely uncomfortable after any extended amount of use."
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"The sound quality is pretty good, it is comfortable, though not as comfortable as a high end headset, and the price is definitely a bargain."
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"But if you cannot wear them because they are not comfortable, then you just throw your money away."
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"Good volume control and above average comfort for extended operation, mic placement and performance is a little weak but well worth the price."
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"I would rather continue to buy these than spend more money on a supposedly more-reliable set and find out that it's too uncomfortable to wear for long."
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"fundamentally solid design, ear cushions somewhat uncomfortable (I modify them by adding Bose ear pads), and headband also uncomfortable (I modified by adding foam pad).Microphone quality is decent for price."
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"Really good and good price, bought 2 more after the first."
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"You can't do better at this price range - VERY nice headset! "
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"The headset is very comfortable, I get good reports about the microphone quality and sound quality is great considering the price."
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"Good price, but I'll look for another brand that fits me better."
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Quality

Quality:
"The sound quality is now terrible."
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"While overall the quality of the sound and mic is fine, the headset has a horrible design flaw."
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"The sound quality of the headphones isn't the best, but it is not bad either."
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"The bass was terrible and the sound quality was average (even though the hardware is touted as Laser-Tuned) compared to the LX3000."
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"The microphone's boom is of a good quality plastic that is about the same as headset itself; it won't break easily and will last quite a while."
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"I don't understand how a simple fact like this was not raised by Microsoft's QA people.2.-) Ear piece sound quality is not good:As other folks has mentioned the sound quality of the headphones is very muffled, but the worst thing is that they are not very powerful either."
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"fundamentally solid design, ear cushions somewhat uncomfortable (I modify them by adding Bose ear pads), and headband also uncomfortable (I modified by adding foam pad).Microphone quality is decent for price."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"Sound and mic quality is exceptional for both chat and gaming."
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"The headset is very comfortable, I get good reports about the microphone quality and sound quality is great considering the price."
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Setup

Setup:
"Initial setup is annoying."
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"The setup was without any problems at all, and the ease of use is fantastic."
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"Setup was easy and the sound and recording quality is quite good."
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"Was easy to setup."
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"This headset was easy to setup and configure."
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"The headsets are easy to install and setup."
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"Set-up was easy, plug and play, although a set-up cd was provided."
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Size

Size:
"I don't enjoy anything as small as a scratch or it will bug me)."
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"There is a small problem though: I've tried to audition for a position as a VA (voice actor) but the microphone picked up my breath too frequently, even with the little sound protector at the end."
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"The ear pieces are also quite uncomfortable, if you have anything other than small ears."
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"They are nice size for your head though and fit ok."
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"The ear cups are just a bit too small for me, but not uncomfortable for someone with elephant ears, like myself."
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"I recommend it if you're on a small budget."
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"I dont have a problem with its size."
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"The size is very easily adjustable via the headband."
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Skype

Skype:
"I was unable to use Skype from that laptop."
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"I bought this headset mostly for skype, but now I have been beta testing GW2 and I am not as happy with the product anymore."
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"Possibly incompatible with Skype?"
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"When connected to the Skype account, there is an error message in Skype that says ...microphone volume is too low... while dialing and making phone calls."
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"I used this product everyday with skype and I am a little disappointed on how long it lasted."
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"Perfect for Skype and WebEx calls."
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"Pros:Excellent durability and SoundPlug and Play Ease, recognizes and loads on most windows based systemsGreat USB Interface and cord volume and mute controlsWorks great with Skype and all other communication softwareThey shut out the outside world wellCons:They are a bit bulky but have a heavy duty feel."
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"The sound quality when chatting on PS3 with friends is iffy at best, but the mic worked wonderfully for Skype and other computer based voice programs."
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"Perfect for online gaming and Skype chatting with my friends."
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"Its great for skype, teamspeak, ventrilo, steam, magicjack, everything!"
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Sound

Sound:
"Nice looking headphones, they were not great sounding."
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"The sound quality is now terrible."
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"I'm borrowing the LX-3000 headset from him for the week to test it out on my PS4 - a lot of gamer headsets people try to sell end up being uncomfortable or expensive with virtual surround (but always sounding better in stereo anyway)."
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"I know that might sound weird but you hear a lot of complaints about how the product was damaged."
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"While overall the quality of the sound and mic is fine, the headset has a horrible design flaw."
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"However, it is not compatible with installed sound card to make 5.1 or 7.1 sounds."
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"Perfect sound"
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"Excellent sound."
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"Sound and mic quality is exceptional for both chat and gaming."
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"The headset is very comfortable, I get good reports about the microphone quality and sound quality is great considering the price."
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"Setup was easy and the sound and recording quality is quite good."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"Granted, my computer's speakers are pretty bad, so maybe these wouldn't be that great to an audiophile, but I am impressed by the nice sound."
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"I got this is in April and everything about it was great until about 5 months in the right speaker broke."
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"I was still able to use it but then 3 months later the left speaker broke too."
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"Sound quality is great for conversation and has better definition than my generic speakers, but not as good as the Sennheiser headset I also have."
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"Ive had a couple of these $10 radioshack speakers and they broke in a week or 2, and were terribly built, this one is great!"
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"Previously I had tried some Sony $30 headphones (multiple times) and some $80 Sennheiser headphones and always end up with the same problem - one of the speakers goes out within 3-6 months."
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"I scotch taped it to keep it from rattling around, but some microscopic edges and pock-marks are in the clear speaker plastic air-pressure thing, and a microscopic 1 8 tear close to the base of the material where the electric leads cross the plastic mold to get to the speaker itself."
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"Ok, so the quality control is obviously bad, but it does have some great speakers for private comms in public work environments, and while the noise cancelling mic doesn't cancel ambient noise very well due to the design (single mic, 2 openings away and near) it is crystal clear compared to any other headset mic combo in the $25-$40 range."
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"I got this is in April and everything about it was great until about 5 months in the right speaker broke."
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"I was still able to use it but then 3 months later the left speaker broke too."
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"The mic sounds great from what others have told me and the headset speakers are just fine."
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USB

USB:
"Can't give good marks for this product and I'm looking for a new USB headset."
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"My only complaint is the somewhat short cable, I had to grab a USB extention cable, but it's mostly due to my set-up... the length should be fine for most."
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"They've been stepped on, tossed in frustration, dropped the USB cord's been yanked etc."
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"Only drawback is that it is USB only."
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"I bought this headset because my other plug in for a regular one is broken so i had to buy a USB headset plug in, these are great!"
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"I did have a minor problem when I first installed the USB headset on my laptop computer."
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"I love that it is a USB connector."
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"I didn't look close enough to see it was a USB headset, but I guess even good mics are USB."
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"If you are going down this route or want to plug in any short-cabled USB headset into a PS4, I'd recommend getting a USB extension cable."
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Video

Video:
"So it is not good for appreciating music or movies."
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"They start to crackle at high points in songs and movies, and it's a little annoying."
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"I don't know a lot about headphones, etc., but I can say these are great for a novice and my videos sound great."
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"If you stream on twitch or do youtube videos, this is what you want, you'll be heard as perfect as an expensive spit mic."
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"Highly recommended for gaming or video conferencing."
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"I have used other headsets in the past, but this one provides great sound quality for recorded videos and voice-overs at a very low cost."
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"I was looking for a nice headset for my wife so she could make online phone calls and video chat and this works great."
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Voice

Voice:
"Because the mute button can be so easily and inadvertently pressed, there will be many moments during your conversation that you accidentally touch the mute button without knowing and thus the other party won't be able to hear your voice."
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"I found the Microsoft LifeChat LX 3000 inadequate for listening to music, recording voice or gaming."
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"There is a small problem though: I've tried to audition for a position as a VA (voice actor) but the microphone picked up my breath too frequently, even with the little sound protector at the end."
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"Not being able to hear one's own voice can make one lose concentration when talking."
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"when it comes to skype and internet voice chatting.. i haven't thought i would recommend something as simple and cheap as this headset over professional studio quality audio mics."
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"I bought one USB headset from Genius (Genius HS-04U), but I returned it next day to shop, because I didnt hear the deep voices, the bass is missed from music and from games."
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"Works well for voice chat."
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"The microphone picks up my voice perfectly."
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"Fantastic quality, fits perfectly, crisp audio and voice chat is a breeze."
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"The sound quality when chatting on PS3 with friends is iffy at best, but the mic worked wonderfully for Skype and other computer based voice programs."
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"It has pretty good sound quality and the microphone works perfectly delivering good voice quality."
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Volume

Volume:
"I was not able to get the volume of the headphone loud enough to perform my medical transcription job."
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"downside is that it's very easy to accidentally bump the mute or volume buttons located on the cord, but it's not a big deal."
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"Only annoying part of the unit is the volume mute control about 1 3 the way down the headset."
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"This is extremely annoying, since games like Fallout 3 crash when forced to minimize, and in online games like Bad Company 2 you end up out of the game for a while as you shrink the game, adjust volume, then attempt to remaximize the game."
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"First and foremost, the big problem we have with this set is that the heavy volume control right in the middle of the wire causes it to short out over a short period of time."
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"When connected to the Skype account, there is an error message in Skype that says ...microphone volume is too low... while dialing and making phone calls."
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"I like that the built-in controls allow you to adjust the volume on the PC, but there is also a handy mute button that is easy to accidentally turn on."
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"The ear piece is very comfortable and the volume control buttons easy to use."
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"- Online Games (Mainstream games, such as League of Legends): I would recommend these, you can hear every single sound effect, the music plays smoothly, you're able to hear everything perfectly volume controlled, not too loud, but decently right."
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"- There's a button in between the cord that allows you to be able to mute your microphone and increase decrease your volume."
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"There are times when the doctor does not speak directly into the microphone and I need to be able to turn up the volume but I could not get the volume loud enough."
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Windows

Windows:
"It is hard to set up on windows 7 though, probably because I didn't use the software that came with it."
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"I read that microphones are not able to work with 64bits windows 7, so ordered these headphones."
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"The biggest problem with this headset is that it doesn't work with Windows 7 so, if like me you've got a new computer, the only way to make it work is by finding and downloading some other software to overcome the problem that these headphones aren't up to date."
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"I am running windows 7 ultimate and a microsoft product is incompatible with it."
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"But not being able to get to work on my Windows 7 laptop at this point just really frustrated me."
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"Windows produced an error message to this effect."
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"Pros:Excellent durability and SoundPlug and Play Ease, recognizes and loads on most windows based systemsGreat USB Interface and cord volume and mute controlsWorks great with Skype and all other communication softwareThey shut out the outside world wellCons:They are a bit bulky but have a heavy duty feel."
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"I have Windows 7 x64 and it works great with it as expected."
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"On both the installation was effortless, although the Windows 7 install took a while to get the drivers off the web - but it was completely automatic with no user direction required after just plugging it in to a USB port."
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"Since it's Micro$oft, windows 7 pics it up with ease & reconfigures apps as needed to use the headset."
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"Yet the in-line volume control is still nice, and from my observation it directly communicates with Windows 7 that changes the volume setting on Win7.I really like this headset."
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