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Sennheiser PC 35-USB Binaural Headset with Microphone
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Good for Voice-RecognitionMar 16, 2009
By E. Fisher
"From the Heartland"
I have used a number of headsets for voice-recognition and the Sennheiser PC 35-USB headset has an exceptionally good noise canceling microphone. In comparison with the other headset that I am using presently, the Jabra GN-5035, the Sennheiser's noise canceling ability is slightly superior. In terms of audio, both work fine. With respect to comfort level, the Jabra headphone is one of the most comfortable I've ever worn, with high-quality ear pads as well as a sturdy lightweight structure. Additionally, the Jabra has a cable attached to the side so it never it bothers my neck. While the Sennheiser is $14 more than the Jabra, its construction is flimsier and the cord is attached to both sides of the head set so that it comes into contact with my neck occasionally. Additionally, the ear pads are fairly thin. Overall, the Jabra is a better quality headset and a greater value. However, the Sennheiser has a slightly superior microphone,which is important for a frequent voice-recognition program user. This review was dictated with Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.5 using the Sennheiser.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
"PROFESSIONAL" INTERNET RADIO BROADCASTING, VOIPApr 13, 2011
By Michael Montagne
I've been using this headset for 6 months for internet radio broadcasting, and for better than a year for Skype interviews and so forth. I had several disappointments in microphone and ear bud combinations I tried -- most of which were supposed to be substantially higher-end equipment than this. After much experimentation and careful comparison of output however, it turns out that this headset outperforms all my other hardware.
I would rate the earphones as better than most. The fidelity of the earphones is relatively excellent, although I do have one set of ear buds which probably outperforms the Sennheiser PC 35 in fidelity.
But the Sennheiser's noise canceling microphone is the standout item here in my opinion. This microphone is *really good* for difficult application environments. I speak to many people over VOIP, and it's really prevalent how people will remark how clearly they can hear me. In fact, a discussion I just now concluded led to writing this review, because the person I was talking to wanted to know the make and model of my gear -- I had to look it up from my shopping history. Nonetheless, what can't really be evident on the listener's end is how well this noise canceling microphone filters out such substantial unwanted noise of many varieties. It's sensitive enough to pick up delicate sounds from articulated speech... but how it filters out loud intrusions and background noise is pretty impressive in my estimation.
In any case, I've compared it to a handful of lapel and other microphones, and from the recordings I'm getting, it's hard to imagine I'm going to improve upon the performance by shopping around further. You hear what you want with amazing clarity; and you just don't hear what you don't want -- be it a very loud refrigerator, or whatever. I mean, it can start raining a gale against the window, or a ton of snow can fall off the roof all of a sudden... and when you listen to your recording, it still sounds like you were in a studio.
This unit is light in weight. Pressure is light on your ears, and the cord is long enough to fish it around obstacles and to lead it to yourself so the cables won't fowl or make noise while you work.
I'm using the Sennheiser PC 35 with an iMac, sometimes from Windows XP running either independently in a Boot Camp partition or concurrently in VMWare Fusion. From any of these operating environments, there are no hardware or installation issues whatsoever. In fact, I use RogueAmoeba's free "SoundSource" utility to switch output environments real time. Integration is entirely trouble free. Just plug them in.
So I'm grabbing a second Sennheiser unit for a backup.
Good headsetJan 12, 2009
By S. Krueger
The headset works very good with a Mac. When I first plugged it in to my Vista PC, it did not work. After some research on the web I found out, that the firmware of the headset needs to be updated in order to work with Vista. That's annoying, especially because they don't tell you, but you somehow you have to find out yourself. Otherwise a very good product.
very good for Dragon NaturallySpeakingNov 25, 2012
By jesse Lieberman
this is one of the best headsets I have used with my Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It is not perfect, but in a relatively quiet environment, it is pretty close. Definitely a good value. The down side is the volume in the speakers is not very loud, but it is loud enough with the computer volume all the way up. I would recommend this for anyone using Dragon NaturallySpeaking
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Excellent sound quality, a little unwieldy to pack and storeMay 09, 2009
The sound quality -- both input and output -- of these is impressive for the cost. Recognised instantly on my Mac when connected to the USB port. My only issue with this headset (which is relatively minor) is that the cord is quite long, so when rolled up for portability there's quite a bit of excess volume given the overall size of the headset.
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