Best Headset for the Price! (Updated 23-05-2013)
Avaliado nos Estados Unidos em 18 de março de 2012
UPDATE: 23 MAY 2013
I first bought these in late 2011 for one reason: their USB connectivity.
They worked great and were comfortable, until the left ear cuff was broken off by my careless handling in my backpack.
Soon, I bought a second one from a private seller, which turned out to be a dud. Returning it, I bought a third one from Amazon, in July 2012. The headset, like the first, worked great.
Recently though, the microphone began to output static, and after awhile, the cable had to be wriggled to get the sound back. Today, the microphone died and sound can no longer be heard.
If you're thinking of buying this headset, it's a great buy. It works as it was designed, the sound is great, as is the microphone, BUT BEWARE THAT YOU MUST TREAT IT CAREFULLY. If you don't, you risk damaging the cable near the in-line control, which acts as a weight on the wires. That creates stress and in the end, leads to the cables coming apart or coming loose, resulting in hours of frustration as you try to fix it and ultimately give-up.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, I'm never buying a Microsoft headset again. For now, this thing isn't even worth fixing because it's "inexpensive". It's better just to buy another one, preferably from another brand. For now, it's thumbs down from me.
I bought this product for two reasons: the earmuff size and the fact that it connected via USB.
When I received it in November, I immediately fell in love with it. Not only did it block outside noises (for example, people talking or television noise), it had these big earmuffs that fit well (I have medium-sized ears and their well-covered. Another feature was the small inline control. It's a hate/love thing... when I am sitting still, writing or on the internet, it doesn't get in the way and is handy when someone needs you attention.
For people that say it didn't work for anything else other than Windows Live Messenger, all I can say is that for me, travelling between school and home, using both Windows 7 and an XP machines, it worked fine on both.
The microphone is also great, with direct control on the inline remote (LIGHT OFF: MIC ON. LIGHT ON: MIC OFF.) It's proved wonders on Skype (although you do need to change the settings in Skype and make the microphone your default).
All I can say is wonders for this headset, just don't abuse it. I kept it in my bag and someone stepped on it, cracking the right side. I was able to super-glue it together and solved the problem. Then the mic and left started to go, but a little jiggling on my part fixed that. In other words, it's okay for daily use, but I'm not sure if it's meant for those who treat electronics roughly or leave them laying around (like I did) for others to use.