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Plantronics PLNAUDIO478 Stereo USB Headset fOR PC Review

Plantronics PLNAUDIO478 Stereo USB Headset fOR PC Review

 
 

Model: Audio 478

ASIN: B005VAORH6

Features:

    • Noise cancelling headset with HD sound makes it a pleasure to stay on the call; cancel noise, not your voice
    • Digital Signal Processing technology cancels out echoes and boosts voice signals for clear conversations
    • Headset is Skype certified for a better chatting experience *In order to use the inline call answer/end and mute functions of our Audio USB headsets with Skype, users must download and install the Plantronics Hub application
    • Even with Hub installed, inline call answer/end and mute will not work with Microsoft Lync or Skype for Business applications. For compatibility with these enterprise applications, users need to purchase commercial headsets, like our Blackwire series
    • Answer and end Skype calls right from the headset with our answer/end and mute functions *requires the latest versions of Windows 10, Mac OS and Skype – we cannot guarantee compatibility with all versions of Skype and PC operating systems

 

 


Audio 478 Reviews

“Lightweight, Quality Headset. Great For Vo-Ip Calls. ”

Exactly what I was looking for. I work in the home and make calls all day. My headset was a Logitech Stereo Headset H250 – Graphite (981-000353) which held up great for 2 years. I literally used this thing 5 days a week for 2 decades and had zero problems with it before recently.I found that I wanted a similar product that has the foam style earpads instead of leather ones. I came round the Plantronics headset and chose to take a chance.I absolutely love them. The are light, comfortable, and work perfectly. USB works really well (Logitech utilized A/V green/pink plugs).Call caliber over Google Voice has been perfect, certainly no issues whatsoever throughout my everyday use. Volume adjustment buttons on the cable are all fine, although I dont use the telephone answer button (for Skype). I also enjoy how these fold up easily and simply take up less room than my previous Logitech headset. Comfortable to wear all day long in my opinion. Highly suggested.

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“Fabulous Sound For The Money And A Noise-Dampening Mic That Really Works”

A quick review of the Plantronics PLN AUDIO 478 Stereo USB Headset…I bought these for use in webinars and internet VOIP and video conferences after going through a number of unique configurations of additional Bluetooth and wired headphones and mics which never seemed to reduce it. In addition, because I use a mechanical keyboard, I was searching for good spot mic functionality so listeners were not blasted away by the sound of my typing.PROS+ On-ear, open layout nevertheless yields deep, rich sound that was so good, it verged on unexpected. Voices sound fantastic in such phones, especially given the cost. + Others noted how great my voice sounded in online meetings. + Others remarked that the sound of my typing was almost nonexistent, a first in most of the mic systems I’d tried. + Plug and play was just that. Inserted on a Windows 10 notebook, the headset self-identified, and Win 10 instantly switched to using the headset, that is precisely what you want to occur. No fuss, no muss. Only surgery. + Lightweight and effortless to wear, yet nevertheless stayed in place on your head.CONS- The earpads are REALLY flimsy, to the purpose of making me wonder whether theyll last two monthsâ$”and allegedly, replacements are not readily available. – Want to set up software (not provided) to utilize Skype functions. – Skimpiest directions I’ve ever seen for any sound product. – Made in China.MIXED* Though the unit does come with a travel pouch, it also is truly flimsy. * The fold-up capacity is much more of a hassle than a help, since it’s likely to spin and fold the wrong way, which might harm the unit.If you absolutely need the fold-up-ability, I figure its passable. * Just a one year warranty.As to Skype integration, I dont use Skype, so I cant speak for this or to the Skype controls. All I understand is that this headset functions greatSUMMARYThis headset solved all my audio and microphone difficulties that numerous other options did not. Additionally, I will wear it for hours and forget its there. Add from the fullness of range, quiet operation, and its added Skype performance, and its outstanding buy for the money.

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