favorite USB headset?
September 17, 2008 4:14 PM   Subscribe

What is your favorite USB headset with a mute button? Bonus points if you know it works well with VOIP/avaya softfones.

i'm hoping for something i can buy at a retail location (radio shack, circuit city, target). i'm in denton/lewisville tx. also, it'll be worn for 8 hours a day, so something vaguely comfortable and full of noise reduction would be awesome.
posted by nadawi to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I had a Siemens headset that I was in love with. Can't find it online right now but will look later. It was around $40 or so. Also had a volume button and a mute button on the cord. Absolutely loved it - everything sounded pristine and was LOUD on it's own, which helps my hard-of-hearingness.

Only reason I don't use it now because the kitty got tangled in the cord and ended up chewing the cord out of the little thing that has the aforementioned buttons on it.
posted by damnjezebel at 4:59 PM on September 17, 2008

I've only ever used one, but it has done very well so I'll recommend it. Plantronics DSP 400. I've rarely worn it more than 30 min or so, but it's very lightweight and doesn't clamp your head, so I have to think it could be comfortable for long periods. It has noise cancellation and mute and volume buttons. Cheap too. Bam!

Since you probably don't need foldable, you could probably move up in that same product line and get something even better and still be in a reasonable price range. I'm not seeing it on the sites for the stores you mention, however.

Don't know about Avaya compatibility.
posted by Askr at 5:07 PM on September 17, 2008

I use this Logitech model for my work, and it works well. The noise canceling is pretty good, and it is fairly comfortable, though it is a bit heavier than I would have preferred. It has inline mute and volume, and it works with the Cisco VOIP soft phone our company uses.
posted by CMcKinnon at 6:03 PM on September 17, 2008

My company gives out DSP 400s (in Askr's post) when you purchase the Avaya Softphone from the IT department.

I haven't used it (because it's too bulky and i can just use my mic/spkr ports on my laptop), but it looks nice.
posted by yellowbkpk at 6:33 PM on September 17, 2008

« Older Need some tips on how to be a freelance developer   |   If I can shrink a 2 gig video down to 17 megs, and... Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.