I've used these for well over a year, carrying them everywhere in my laptop backpack. They were just a "value" purchase when I needed something quick. I didn't think I would like them but they've really been great and are quite comfortable. I now use them as my primary headset for extended phone calls via Google Voice, for recording voice overs for screen-capture videos and for giving WebEx demonstrations. Sound quality is perfectly fine for vocal use (both listening and speaking). Not my first choice for music listening but still quite serviceable.
Considering the price (under $30 online) these are a fantastic value even if you had to replace them every year (which I have not). That said, I'm buying a couple of extras to have around for the day when I eventually break these from too much travel.
I've gamed with these heavily for a few months. No problems. They are lightweight and stand up well under regular use.
Had this headset for a few years, worked great, never had any problems with it.
I got this from my cyber school program to do podcasts for my language course. (I now use them for talking to friends) I think the microphone quality is great compared to most. The speakers are pretty good as well. They're not superb, but they are still better than most headphones I've used. One thing I did have a problem with is that they seem pretty fragile. I had to get a replacement because the first pair basically just stopped working. The last thing is comfort. I have a moderate sized head, and this headset fits nicely, but after about a half hour it starts to really hurt my ears. I've been using it for about a year now and I still haven't found a comfortable adjustment. I only use them now under certain conditions due to the comfort issues, but otherwise I like them!
Have had these for two years now, heavily used for WebEx presentation and Captivate training module creation, and simple music listening... Sound quality for listening is good for the $35 purchase price. The boom mic is flexible and sensitive enough for conference call recording. I like the on-cord mute and volume controls, works well with MacBook and Windows USB connections. Wished the listening quality was better, but, for the price, definitely a 4/5 for me.
Someone in the office purchased one of these headsets for me to use when I record training sessions. It's worked well for me, and when I'm done I just throw it in the desk drawer for the next time w/o any hiccups.
This headset does not have the awesome sound quality that is advertised within description. The sound is lacking in low to some low-mid tones and everything sounds bland. The microphone transmition quality is pretty subpar but it gets the job done. As for how comfortable the actual headset is on my head, it is not very comfortable, but I have a big head. I would list that as trivial. It may fit any head size, but I wouldn't agree with it fitting any head size comfortably.
Slick, comfortable, and awesome quality, the AC-850 USB stereo headset is a great choice for anyone doing Voice Over iP and gaming. Bring your ears to attention with the AC-850’s 30mm dynamic drivers. The adjustable, over the head design fits comfortably on any head size, and the flexible, noise-canceling boom mic’s 180-degree rotation gets the job done, no matter your preference. The in-line volume control and mute switch are conveniently located within reach, and comfort is no issue with the AC-850’s soft, leatherette ear pads. Listen to crystal clear USB digital audio in style.
- USB connection - High performance audio drivers - Noise cancelling microphone - In-line volume control and mic mute - Leatherette ear pads - Adjustable headband - Adjustable boom arm - PC and Mac compatible