Ramblings, opinions, and general meanderings from the Deep South

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


My StarGate Atlantis like headset for the laptop bit the dust. The small microphone broke away from the earbud and cannot be repaired. When purchasing them, it ran through my mind they might be too delicate for my use. Well 3 years later that's true. So, if you can use earbuds I still recommend them because of their small size . They come in a nice small rigid leather carrying case too. The manufacturer is Plantronics. This set pictured is the 480 series which cost $79.95 3 years ago, but can be found in the $30.00 range today. Comes with different size ear cups and regular mic/spkrs jacks plus USB adapter. Would have bought this set again if I could have found them locally. BTW, great bass output for something so small. Beware the cord is short, but extensions can be found at most hardware suppliers.

Opted for a GE brand that is apparently made by JASCO (pictured in this paragraph). They make the same headset for several companies including Microsoft. Microphone is detachable and they fold up nicely. Great for a backpack. The microphone can be installed into the laptop port directly. They have a detachable point in the cord which makes it nice not to take them off if you have to move far away from the computer. Sound quality is good. Comfortable and inexpensive set for the laptop. Of course I wouldn't let go of my Turtle Beach Ear Force X1s for the desktop. They have been replaced in the line by a newer 5.1 Dolby set, but I'll use this set of X1s until they fail. The bass is awesome. Best sounding headset I've ever used!

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~Henry David Thoreau

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