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So recently i was in search of a new headset. My budget was around £30 as i just wanted it so i could talk to people via skype or on the Ps3. I stumbled across the Logitech Clearchat Comfort USB whilst skimming through the headsets on amazon. It was cheaper than my budget at just £23 but i had read a few decent reviews about it on the site so i thought why not!
I recieved the headset around 4 days after ordering, it was a simple out of the box and plug the headset into the computer. I was amazed at how small the earpads are. Unlike my old huge headset, these earpads were not much bigger than my ears themselfes which was very convenient. The headset fits snug on my head as it has an extendable bracket to support your headsize. Theres a leather comfort pad on the top and ofcourse theres also padding around the earphones to provide you with maximum comfort. I actually wear this when im at my computer most of the time even when im not using it as it is pretty comfortable! The microphone is adjustable and can go straight up in a 90 degree angle so its out of the way if necessary. There is a handy little button pad in the middle of the wire which allows you to mute the microphone when needed and to change how loud the earphones emit sound. The headset does not seem very robust though, it feels like with a simple drop onto a hard surface or dropping something not too heavy onto the headset would cause it to break. The wire seems to tangle up alot and this can get very annoying. The wire is also very long, most likely over 1 1/2 metres long and well i feel this is a negative point as i don't need a wire any more than 50cm as it gets in my way but yet again others might appreciate to rather long length of wire. It was never kept in a curved position but as time went on half the wire became curled up just below the earphones which actually irritates my face occassionaly.
The headset emits no annoying static noises which my old headset did. People could hear me clearly but really i was talking loud and apparently i was talking very quietly so that is one of the only negative points i hold against this headet. It was meant to be noise cancelling. This basically means that the microphone only picks up on a close up clear voice not the normal household noises you hear everyday or your parents rambling on downstairs. A lot of headsets come with wires and you need to buy a USB splitter to connect it to your computer or console but gladly this one is just USB so there is no need to fork out for extra parts.
All in all this Headset isn't fantastic but it is great for the average person who just wants to talk to their friends or relatives in every day life!
This review is also on Ciao under the username Connor131
In recent months I've come across the actual purpose of Skype, which is all rather exciting and not particularly important in the grand schemes of this review...but it has meant I've gone about buying a headset to be able to talk to friends online rather than via the iPhone application which does rather genuine limitations. So to celebrate, I brought the Logitech Clearchat Comfort USB Headset. The reason? It was nice and cheap on Amazon...
It's price on Amazon's website was marked down considerably from approximately £35 to £17 so it would have been foolish not to consider it. So I promply brought it.
It arrived in rather large and perhaps unnecessary packaging. The headset being enshrined in clear plastic with the Logitech branding clearly visible. Of course, with these things it's nigh on impossible to open them without a chainsaw. Supposedly you press the plastic in at the base of the packaging and it comes loose. I beg to differ on that one. So after a battle with the sharpest pair of scissors I could find I finally got into it. Of course, I'm sure that now means I couldn't send them back regardless of having tried the product or not!
Made predominantly out of a glossy plastic, there is ample padding around the ears and for your head for when they sit on the top of it. The headset's microphone conveniently can be moved from in front of your mouth, to a position where it's parallel with the headset rather than at right-angles. This not only ensures it doesn't get in the way when your not using it, but can be packaged away somewhere easily without worrying the microphone will snap of due to it sticking out. It's also labelled a 'noise-cancelling' microphone, and all though not studio quality, on the few uses it's had so far, the quality has sounded crisp and very clear for what is such a small, and fairly cheap microphone.
The lead connecting the headset to the computer is extremely long - nowhere on the product does it give an actual length but it's well over a metre. The lead also contains a volume control for ease of use. This volume control can also be 'clipped' to you if needs be...or if you can't find it fast enough!
The product comes with a two year warranty and is fully compatible with the latest Windows software. Of course, being a USB based headset, it will replace your sound card as the active sound device rather than operating through your existing sound card. This shouldn't be a problem for the majority, but if you've splashed out on some plush sound card you may reconsider.
I've found the unit is very comfortable for using in an extended period - I've not used it longer than roughly 45 minutes, but at the end of this time frame it still rested easily on my head. This is probably key for a product labelled 'Comfort'! It's extremely ideal for Skype users. If you want a microphone to record things on your computer, you need to look elsewhere but if you want one for just chatting purposes, then this is the one for you.
I bought this set to replace a Logitech Headset 350 which went faulty. It's okay for the price level - construction is very plasticky and adjusting the headband is rather stiff. But it works, and when adjusted right is reasonably comfortable though the whole experience and manufacturing finish is very much cattle class rather than first class.
The boom microphone is mounted off the left hand earpiece, and the action is once again a bit stiff and plasticky, but it works, The microphone seems a little bit quiet, Skype has to rack the volume way up for it to sound loud enough to the other end. On the playback sound the in-line controls work just fine, up down volume and mute microphone button. Something to watch for is that the USB connector is an active module that sticks out about 6cm before becoming a flexible cable, which might put a strain on delicate USB laptop ports.
An oddity is that you can't spin the microphone boom all the way round and use it on the right-hand side (okay so your audio would be L-R switched but that doesn't matter on a VOIP call). I've kind of got used to having the boom on the right which is the way the headsets at work go, but it isn't a serious gripe.
You wouldn't really want to listen to a lot of music on it, the sound is a bit closed-in and coloured to my ears, but then I am comparing it to a set of AKG K240S. Connecting up is a breeze, genuinely plug and play, however if you want to use it with Skype you do have to go into Skype and tell the program to use the Logitech USB audio devices.
Extend your comfort with a padded headband and ear pads. A rotating, noise-canceling microphone reduces background chatter, and convenient in-line volume and mute controls let you adjust audio on the fly.
|Product Description:||Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB - headset|
|Product Type:||Headset - wired|
|Recommended Use:||PC multimedia|
|Headphones Type:||Headset - binaural|
|Headphones Form Factor:||Full size|
|Sound Output Mode:||Stereo|
|Audio Specifications:||Frequency Response 20 - 20000 Hz -|
|Microsoft Certification:||Compatible with Windows 7|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||2 years warranty|