Product Type: Logitech headsets
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Logitech Stereo Headset H110
Member Name: Donf18
Logitech Stereo Headset H110
Advantages: Does a reasonable job
Toward the end of last year I found myself in an awkward position at work. A friend and colleague had been accused of something, which he said he had not done. As his supervisor and friend I stood by since I felt sure there was no justification for the claims.
Anyway to cut a long story short our client insisted that he be removed from the premises. My company held a long investigation and no evidence was found, however he was still not allowed to return to the premises. As it urns out there was no justification and he had been set up my a relative.
He had been moved and our working partnership was dissolved. I still however intended to remain in contact with him since we were also friends. There was a significant distance between us now he had been moved so he suggested we keep in contact through Skype.
For those who do not know Skype is an online communication program, which allows users to videoconference or simply phone each other free over the net. It has many other functions but that s not the purpose of this review. The best way to use Skype is with a microphone and headphones since this eliminates all background distractions.
I didn't have a headphone microphone combo since up till then; I really didn't have any need for it. So as to have the best possible conversation I purchased for £11.99 the Logitech H110 Stereo Headset.
The headset is what I'd call mid range, being that it wasn't the cheapest nor the dearest, and from experience in using other such devices since I'd say my estimation was pretty accurate.
The headphones are basically silver in colour with a black headband, which is adjustable for the user. They don't really look as if they are top quality, the actual headphone piece is silver as I said but looks quite cheap. This said the microphone portion of the set does look quite professional with foam covering as in boom microphones.
Adjusting the size of the headphones is a simple slide to fit process, and can be done in a few seconds when they are applied. The earpieces are surrounded with foam padding which in turn is covered by a cheap vinyl. After a while in use this does get moist with sweat but is easily cleaned with a wet one or something along those lines.
The microphone swivels up a down and is on a thick wire rod, which can be manipulated to suit each user. All in all they are reasonably comfortable to wear although I certainly wouldn't want to be wearing them for hours on end.
The sound from the headphones is really good in conference mode, but only fair at best if listening to music. To be honest they aren't really designed for music listening so this criticism is just a passing note. The sound from the microphone can be heard best by the other end and I am informed that it is clear and crisp. It is advisable however to turn of microphone boost through the windows volume control options which can be entered by double clicking on the volume control at the bottom right of your PC. If this is left on there is a good chance of feedback, which is rather uncomfortable to listen too.
In any event if you load up Skype first it will step you through the set up of your microphone and headphones so as you may experience the best performance. Help screens can be entered should you need them but really the process is very simple, and it is better that fluffing about with windows settings which in all likelihood you will change for another program later on. In Skype your settings will be saved and automatically changed each time you use the software. During the test and set up you will hear the sound from the microphone and will be able to assess the clarity for yourself I found it very good as I had already been informed.
In use the sound from the headphones was very acceptable and my conversations were always crisp and clear. However when I flipped the microphone up and decided to use them for listening to music I was a little disappointed. The sounds is by no means terrible, but I have found since that simply plugging in a pair of headphones which I use for my MP3 player the difference was unbelievable.
Style wise they look OK a little cheap but OK for what they are intended to do, they function as I would expect for a mid range set, and I really haven't got any complaints about performance except for those already pointed out. On reflection there are undoubtedly better sets out there for a similar price, but I have always found Logitech to be reliable and of reasonable quality and these have done nothing to diminish that respect. I think for £11.99 they are a worthwhile investment although next time if there is a next time I would probably go for something in the higher range.
Summary: A reasonably priced set which does a good job