aNewDomain.net — Whether you are creating podcasts, listening to music, viewing videos, making Internet calls, or playing games, a good set of headphones is a great investment for an optimal listening experience. The Logitech H390 is an on-the-ear USB headset with a built-in microphone.
The sound quality of this headset is amazing. Even when the volume is turned up to the max, there is no crackle or hiss – just clear, crisp sound. I’ve used these headphones for several podcasts and radio broadcasts with excellent results. Since this is a USB headset, the audio doesn’t go through a sound board. So not only did the headphones work on a variety of operating systems, but it even worked on one of my computers, which needs a new sound card. (I know, it like the shoemaker whose children don’t have shoes…but I will get around to replacing that sound card sooner or later.)
The noise-canceling microphone drops down from the left ear pad. It can be swiveled up in line with the headset to rotate it out of the way when not in use. It cannot swivel any further, so you cannot use it on the right side as you can with some headsets. The H390 comes with an 8-foot cable so you can move around quite a bit with the headphones on. This is a pretty useful feature.
This H390 has an in-line audio controller making it is easy to mute the microphone. A red light on the controller is solid when the microphone is functional and blinks when it is muted. A scroll wheel around the mute button gives you easy access to the volume control.
My only complaint is in the fit of the headphones. Although the headband and ear pads are nicely padded and adjustable, the overall fit is a bit too tight. At 5’ 2”, I am a fairly small person and if these are tight on me, I can only imagine how it would fit a 6’ 6” foot football player. The first time I used them, I had a headache after only one hour of use. It does, however, break in. I can now wear them for several hours without discomfort. I cannot, however, recommend them for anyone who wears them for 8 hours-a-day and has comfort in mind. Yet, for a few hours use, you won’t find better sound quality for the price.
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Model: H390, Retail Price: $39.99
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