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Review: Logitech Premium Notebook Headset

The Logitech Premium Notebook Headset was reviewed by Shane McGlaun of I4U and here’s an outline of what I4U found.

First off however, lets run down the specifications on what we’re looking at. The Logitech Premium Notebook Headset is targeted towards the mobile user with compact design, travel kit case and folding headset design. The headset is adjustable for customization and uses surface touching speakers, rather than ear buds like what you get with an iPod. This can be a good or bad thing depending on the weight of the headset, and from the sounds of it, Logitech gets uncomfortable; but read on for that…

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Regarding installation and testing Shane reports:

Installation of the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset is simple; no drivers are required when plugged directly into your computer or when using the USB adapter. Simply plug them in via either method and they work. My Windows XP test machine recognized the headphones immediately as did my MacBook.

Sound quality is impressive; the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset has decent levels of bass along with crisp highs and mids. Volume levels are good; I found anything higher than mid way up the inline volume controller was uncomfortable in my use. The mic works well and provides good voice quality when used for VOIP with Skype or Trillian.

The only real issues I have with the Logitech Notebook Headset center on the comfort of the earphones. The way they lay on top of your ears gets uncomfortable with extended use. They trap heat and press on your outer ear. Since these headphone lie on the surface of your ear, they also let more sound escape than designs using ear cups or in ear earbuds that keep sounds in. The design of the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset also allows external sounds in more than other designs, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

That means that if you are listening in an area where you need to be able to hear what’s going on around you, the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset allows that. However, if you are using them somewhere, which has many other sounds, like an airplane, that you want to block out the Logitech Headset doesn’t do a great job of blocking external sounds.

Prices run mid $30 for the Logitech Notebook Headset and thanks to Shane from I4U on a great review.

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