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Master Geek


#114891 6-Mar-2013 14:48
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Anyone want to recommend the headset/microphone they're using for Skype or similar ?

I've got a NZD20 one from Dick Smiths.

It's functional but you can hear a lot more of my breathing than I'd like (in silences sounds like I have asthma).

Also I have quite a loud, deep voice and that seems to result in a fizzing sort of noise around the edges of the sound.

These are the obvious suspects at DSE :

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH9859/microsoft-lifechat-lx-1000-headset
http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XH0592/logitech-clearchat-comfort-usb-headset

Would be interested to hear of experiences with these and others.

By the way I'm not at all concerned about what music sounds through these - I'm completely focussed on speech sending and receiving.





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  #776023 7-Mar-2013 08:03
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I would have thought there would have been quite a lot of response to this question - but apparently not?

I use the Jabra GN9350 (http://www.amazon.com/GN-Netcom-GN9350-Wireless-Headset/dp/B000FL9QL8) and I'm very happy with it.





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  #776037 7-Mar-2013 08:27
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I have a set of Logitech wireless (link).  They work very well and I use Skype frequently.

 
 
 
 




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  #776102 7-Mar-2013 10:12
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Thanks to both of you - any others ?

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  #776114 7-Mar-2013 10:32
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MackinNZ: I have a set of Logitech wireless (link).  They work very well and I use Skype frequently.

Ditto that recommendation. I have an earlier model of this (OMG I can't believe how much the prices have dropped!!!) and it's the best performing headset I've ever used (and believe me I have tried a few - spent 8yrs of my working career with a headset glued to my skull)

I don't skype anymore, but when I did my logitech wireless gave me better clarity than a regular cordless telephone - even on skype calls to obscure bordering-on-3rd-world countries - plus I could yak for 8-ish hours whilst wandering about the house doing the usual daily things handsfree.

Only downside for me at the time was the proprietary connections on the charging cable - not sure if the latest models share that issue tho. I much prefer standard universal connectivity.

Strongly encourage you to check it out - you could buy three duds at the price of this one good unit and still end up here at the end of the day. That's how I calculate the math anyway.

G'luck

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Ultimate Geek


  #778387 12-Mar-2013 10:24
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I am looking for something similar, for light gaming - Guild Wars 2 and Ventrilo. Don't want to spend a lot so wondered if anyone had any recommendations around the $50 mark, maybe a cheap Logitech or even a low end Turtle Beach?

Seen this for around $40: Logitech H340 USB Headset

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  #781393 14-Mar-2013 09:12
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By the way Noel Leeming have 30% off all Turtle Beach headsets, made for gaming but they are good for Skype etc.

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