Features, HardwareJoel Szerlip

Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 Review

Features, HardwareJoel Szerlip
Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 Review

Introduction

The use of a headset has really changed in the direction in which we use them. For the longest time a lot of us believed that the headset would replace the keyboard and that with the use of voice recognition we would be able to begin having our voice type for us. With that being still a thing in the future, the use of a headset has changed for gaming and a communication tool via the internet. Well today we had the great opportunity to check out the Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 and see how it performed against other headsets on the market today. So is this going to be your next headset of choice? Read our full review to find out!

Features

  • Great for multiplayer gaming, voice command and chat, online conferencing, or just listening to music.
  • Advanced digital USB streaming audio provides superior clarity with the simplicity of a single USB plug-and-play connection.
  • 40mm neodymium drivers deliver big stereo sound to immerse you in your games and music.
  • Adjustable headband delivers both comfort and versatility.
  • Convenient soft-touch controls let you adjust volume precisely and mute the microphone quickly.
  • Noise-canceling microphone filters out unwanted background noise for the highest possible sound quality.
  • Plush earpads cushion your ears for hours of continuous enjoyment.

Design

As a lot of us already know, especially if you read a lot of my reviews, is that the design of a headset is nearly if not just as important as the sound quality of a headset. I say this because if the headset is not comfortable then there is a very high possibility that the sound quality will make absolutely no significant change to your mind. With the Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 you really have some great design features and some that I believe should have been improved.

From a design stand point the Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 looks like a true winner. The headset itself has a very glossy black design and manages to really look a lot more expensive then it really is. The headset also has a volume control pad connected to it and this also has a very smooth design that in my opinion really makes this headset look a lot more expensive then it actually is.

Testing

So to test out this Logitech Premium USB Headset 350 I made sure I took it through a whole whirl of tests including using the headset for just normal movie and music listening, to using the microphone for Skype calls as well as online gaming and here is what we found out.

Well let’s just start with normal use, and this is probably where the headset is at it’s lowest point. For whatever reason Logitech did not decide to make the headset all that comfortable and the ear pieces are where you’re going to find a total lack of comfort. I noticed right after putting these headphones on that they really should have spent more time trying to make the headset more comfortable. However with that being said the sound quality was excellent it was just disappointing that the comfort level wasn’t as great.

When I tried using the headset for Skype (online Voice Over Internet Protocol, aka VOIP) I noticed that this is exactly what this headset was made for as it worked flawlessly. I liked how clear the microphone went through and having recorded some of my conversations I was impressed with how smooth everything sounded. However when I tried this headset out with some online games like Battlefield 2 I noticed that although the headset was very capable of online gaming it just was hard to play for long periods of time with the headset not being overly comfortable.

Overall

The headset as a whole is a very capable headset that for its price is still a rather good deal, but unfortunately with the headset not being all that comfortable it’s really hard to give this headset the full nod of approval. If you are in the market and are on a very tight budget this headset is more then capable of giving you very nice sound quality and good microphone output as well, just don’t expect it to feel all that comfortable.

Originally Posted on Kunzo.com

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