I was wrong. I bought this headset on March 18, and here it is March 26, and the microphone has quit. A $50 headset with a microphone that lasts somewhat less than eight days. Why can't I buy a good headset? My HP headset still works, but it is so painfully uncomfortable that it is useless. I'm not cheap. I am willing to spend good money for a good headset. WHY CAN'T I FIND ONE???
I am a software developer and I work with geographically distributed teams. I use Skype and other VOIP systems on a daily basis, so a good headset is mandatory. Until today the best headset i had was a cheapo, behind-the-neck headset my wife bought me at the Loveland Wal-Mart when we were visiting there and I forgot to bring my expensive Plantronics headset. I have used the cheapo headset for going on three years now and it is flawless. Comfortable, clear, Works consistently. Unfortunately I guess Wal-Mart quit carrying it because I have been unable to replace it.
Today, while killing time at the local Best Buy I found a nice behind-the-neck headset from Logitech that I thought might do the trick. Unfortunately it was $50, so I balked a bit. I eventually ended up buying it and giving it a try. I am so glad I did. Though it was a little expensive, it is awesome. It's super comfortable and has great sound. You can tell by the foam on the earpads that is is a high-quality headset. It is a Logitech G330 "Gaming" headset. Normally the "gaming" label would have put me off, but I think they are just using that word to justify the high price tag.
I will now be selling two headsets on EBay. They are both Microsoft branded headsets (all Microsoft branded headsets suck). I have also used a number of Plantronics behind-the-neck headsets, and while they are fine headsets with good sound, they don't last long. I have been through three high-priced Plantronics sets that each crapped out after about eight months. Since I am not renting headsets, I expect them to last longer than that.
Hers's hoping that the new Logitech G330 outlasts the Plantronics junk.