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I want a headset. I have similar requirements to USB headset with good headphone quality and comfort?:

  • I want a Bluetooth headset (so no cords hanging off my head) but it should connect to my computer via USB or a 3.5mm jack. My current setup does this with a base that is used for charging the headset and connecting to the computer.
  • It should be able to last several hours on a single charge
  • Should be mildly comfortable, but I can get used to anything
  • I don't care about hooking it up to a landline, etc. I just need to get audio to and from my Macbook
  • Should have a decent microphone
  • Should last a relatively long time (>3 years), ideally with a warranty

I have a budget of ~$200. What should I use?

  • Correct me if I'm wrong: you want a Bluetooth headset (so will connect wirelessly to multiple devices) that also has a 3.5 mil phone jack? – ArtOfCode Oct 9 '15 at 15:47
  • @ArtOfCode My current setup (which I'll probably post as an answer sometime) has a 'base' thing that is used for charging, with a USB port on the back. The headset connects to the base, the base connects to the computer. – Undo Oct 9 '15 at 15:48
  • Right-o. So are you looking for something like that, or a setup where the phones themselves have the wire and the wireless? – ArtOfCode Oct 9 '15 at 15:51
  • @ArtOfCode I'd be fine with either, but the base setup has served me well. Haven't used any other style, so I'm open to anything. – Undo Oct 9 '15 at 15:52
  • I'd be inclined to recommend the same headset I did for the question you linked to. Not sure though. – Adam Oct 9 '15 at 18:12
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I've been using a Plantronics Savi 700 Series for the past few years.

It:

  • Is way over budget at $400. I got this as a gift through a fortunate series of events. I'm definitely open to other recommendations of cheaper products.
  • Connects to my MacBook through USB (the cord goes from the base to the laptop)
  • The headset itself is wireless, and has range allowing me to walk around my neighborhood block with minor degradation of sound quality
  • Comes with a box full of different ways to affix it to your head - right now I'm using a springy headphone-type holder.
  • Has a pretty decent microphone, with decent response time
  • Has all-day battery life, if you remember to charge it at night.

My only gripe with it is that sometimes, if I leave it connected for more than a few hours, it starts to 'echo' - slowly turning into a high-pitched whine. I have no idea what this is, but it's easily fixed by turning it off/on again with the buttons on the base.

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