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Andrea NC-181VM USB Monaural headset with noise canceling microphone, digital volume and mute controls, and built...
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 115 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 2.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable5.0   above average
Headset4.3   above average
Sound3.9   below average
Microphone3.8   average
Voice3.7   below average


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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Accurate, sturdy, comfortable."
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"Comfort is reasonably good."
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"Fills comfortable and great quality"
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"Works great with Dragon Nat Speak 11, comfortable"
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"and while I've tried other headsets by Plantronics, Koss, Jabra, Logitech, etc., I would say that this is the best of them all in terms of speech accuracy and overall comfort."
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Headset

Headset:
"Sadly the company provided headset was TERRIBLE and painful to use, so i bought these."
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"There have been several negative reviews about this headset looking and or being cheap or flimsy."
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"My old headset is broken but sound comes out... this new one with the USB port just doesn't type the words."
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"I am not in the least bit disappointed in this purchase, I did a lot of research on which headsets work best with Dragon and kept coming back to this one."
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"My previous headset was OK, but people started complaining about voice quality, so it was time to replace it."
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"I used a bluetooth headset with my naturally speaking and it would do ok, but get the words confused."
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"This headset has worked well for my use of Dragon Voice over the past 1-1 2 years."
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"I have owned this headset for a year now and its still functioning great."
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"This is a very good headset and has a good microphone too."
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"I've had the headset for a year and it's worked great."
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"I am very happy with the purchase and would recommend the headset to others looking for a good device that won't break the bank."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"(The problem wasn't the microphone.)"
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"best mic ive used but unfortunately with light use it died on me within a a couple months"
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"Was not as good as the cheap mic that came with the original nuance natural speaking package."
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"Well, it works with Dragon but not as well as the mic that comes with Dragon and plugs into the mic in and out jacks on the side of the maching."
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"I didn't know what to expect when I ordered these and honestly thought $40 bucks for a head set was excessive but I play a lot of on line games and we sky or team speak and my old pair hurt my head and I disliked the mic so I decided to take the plunge."
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"This is a very good headset and has a good microphone too."
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"best mic ive used but unfortunately with light use it died on me within a a couple months"
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"I love being able to swap which side the mic is on."
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"This headphone with integrated microphone, earpiece, and mute button works beautifully with the Dragon Dictate Naturally Speaking program."
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"I haven't had time to try the audio part yet, however, I love the mic, which has excellent noise cancellation."
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Price

Price:
"Was not as good as the cheap mic that came with the original nuance natural speaking package."
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"There have been several negative reviews about this headset looking and or being cheap or flimsy."
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"Good price."
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"Amazon price was unbeatable! "
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"For the price, I highly recommend it."
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"Great price."
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"I would highly recommend these and save your money on the more expensive set because this works just as well."
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Quality

Quality:
"I was also getting complaints about the voice quality."
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"I could not use this product no matter how good the sound quality because of the extreme discomfort of the head set."
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"My previous headset was OK, but people started complaining about voice quality, so it was time to replace it."
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"The sound quality was great in making and receiving calls."
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"Build quality seems good."
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"All of my employees like them-they are light weight and the sound-voice quality are excellent."
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"Fills comfortable and great quality"
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"Nothing fancy but quality is great and the headset definitely does the job."
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Sound

Sound:
"However, I was disappointed that recently the sound was lost in the earphones."
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"My old headset is broken but sound comes out... this new one with the USB port just doesn't type the words."
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"I could not use this product no matter how good the sound quality because of the extreme discomfort of the head set."
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"The sound quality was great in making and receiving calls."
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"Sound via the mono speaker is great and Dragon 11 & 12 likes this Mic."
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"I bought this usb mic to use with Dragon thinking I would get even better accuracy staying outside the sound of the laptop."
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"The sound is very clear."
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"Had no trouble installing it on my pc, and the sound was wonderful."
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Voice

Voice:
"It works very well and is very accurate with my voice...very few errors."
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"Works fine for voice recognition software, but horrible for phone calls."
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"I was also getting complaints about the voice quality."
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"My previous headset was OK, but people started complaining about voice quality, so it was time to replace it."
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"There doesn't seem to be any problem with voice detection, so I can continue to dictate as usual, but if I stop to listen to something, I usually can't hear it or can only hear it intermittently if I pull the wire attached to the headset."
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"This headset has worked well for my use of Dragon Voice over the past 1-1 2 years."
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"It works very well and is very accurate with my voice...very few errors."
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"works great even with soft voice"
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"I recently came back to this model after trying the aforementioned brands, and I would say that even if I have to replace this headset at some regular interval, this is the one I want on my desk for voice recognition, Better accuracy means fewer corrections and more time saved dictating."
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