If you use Skype or Camtasia, you’ve heard that a USB headset is better than an analog headset. You may have even heard side-by-side comparisons of the two. But you’ve put off buying a new headset.
My old Logitech analog headset has served me well over the last few years. It is subject to popping P’s and B’s, but the audio is acceptable and I didn’t want to spend $50.00 for a new headset.
Earlier this week, I got a newsletter from Buy.com, touting the Plantronics Audio 510 on sale for only $16.99, with free shipping.
Plantronics is the brand recommended by Bill Myers, which is usually good enough for me. But the recent models featured a pair of analog mini-plugs with a USB adapter. I don’t know if that degrades the sound or not – but I wanted a true USB connection.
Like the one on the Audio 510.
So I jumped on the offer.
The headset arrived yesterday, and it is terrific. I’ve only had it for 24 hours, but I endorse it without reservation. The sound through the headphones is excellent, the microphone is sensitive without clipping, the windshield on the mic also seems to act as a pop filter, and the USB connection was recognized by my computers without a problem.
And, of course, the sound is noticeably better.
If you’ve been looking for a USB headset, this sale is worth checking out.
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There’s no telling how long this sale will last – so if you want it, go now.
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