Asus HS-1000W Wireless USB Headset for Gaming, Music & VoIP - Smart Foldable Design with up to 8 hours of Music Playback
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The plastic posts into which the other half screws both broke off right where they join the clamshell piece. The replacement unit just arrived and is broken in exactly the same way - it looks like the small screws that go into the posts are too long - when they bottom out on the plastic post, they break it off.
This headset has lived up to the claimed by other reviewers as having excellent sound quality. They sounds just as good as your average wired headset and they did charge up very quickly. However, the rechargeable battery isn't user replaceable, they require returning to Asus for a replacement battery. Because of this, I rated it 4 for value since they will require a replacement regardless how well they are taken care of.
Sound quality is great. Needed a little attention when setting it up, then it was working like a charm since. I turn the power button on and it works everytime. There is a USB that comes with it that the wireless headphone communicates with. on the whole great product
Earpiece Easily Breaks2/13/2012
I bought a set of these for use on skype. The sound quality was great and it made conversation clear, but the set broke at the juncture between the earpiece and headset. I found myself purchasing a replacement set, only to have the same thing happen to this set too.
Excellent sound quality, Careful handling required10/21/2011
I have to return it as one of the earpieces was already broken inside the box. Asus should take care not to pack damaged products. Even though I have received a broken headset the other features of the headphones are good. Easy installation, excellent sound quality. The joints of ear piece looks weak, easy to break if not used with care.
Electronically good, structurally fragile10/13/2011
Had one before, the earpieces broke off at the hinges. Just got a new one, but I have to return it as one of the earpieces was already off when it arrived. VERY fragile item. I love the Avnera electronics, but mechanically it's garbage.
I have had this for a few months and love it. I charge it once a week or so. Sound quality is great. Needed a little attention when setting it up, then it was working like a charm since. I turn the power button on and it works everytime. There is a USB that comes with it that the wireless headphone communicates with. Initially, you need to have the computer select the head phone as the default audio for it to work.
Serious design flaw8/12/2011
I ordered one of these units - had it for about 2 weeks and the plastic clamshell on the right earpiece that lets it pivot and holds it to the headband broke. The plastic posts into which the other half screws both broke off right where they join the clamshell piece. The replacement unit just arrived and is broken in exactly the same way - it looks like the small screws that go into the posts are too long - when they bottom out on the plastic post, they break it off. Returning second unit for credit.
Excellent wireless headset5/28/2011
After reading some reviews here, I ordered these headsets. This headset has lived up to the claimed by other reviewers as having excellent sound quality. They sounds just as good as your average wired headset and they did charge up very quickly. However, the rechargeable battery isn't user replaceable, they require returning to Asus for a replacement battery. Because of this, I rated it 4 for value since they will require a replacement regardless how well they are taken care of. For overall satisfaction I rated it a 4 because the USB dongle is pretty large. I wished they had made it much smaller to prevent it from getting damaged or getting the usb port damaged from accidents. I also thought these were compatible with audio phone plugs, I didn't read the description carefully. Just an FYI in case someone else might make the same mistake, these are USB headsets. They won't work with phone plug mp3 players. But that was my mistake. They are still a very good set of headphones, especially after the rebate (assuming I get it).
How does it work?3/18/2011
These are FANTASTIC headphones for the price. AMAZING in fact. But some of the advertised features are a total miss. Picking up and hanging up skype calls was one of the main features i wanted. The manual, (that is a very kind compliment for the piece of tinder they sent to tell you how the thing works) says it should do this, but it doesn't. I went to the asus website for help. HA! I cannot get a single advertised feature to work other than sound when i set my sound profile for these headphones but that is little bother because i can work and talk on skype (so long as i answer at the computer) from across the house YAY! Free, Free at last from wires!.
Excellent Fidelity & Range2/4/2011
Purchased this for use with Skype calls and listening to music. The enclosed instructions could be written better. But the headset works well with a range of about 60 feet. Good price point. Comfortable to wear. Works for me.
Excellent product - A must have!1/11/2011
I was always a wired headset guy because of repeated problems with poor sound quality related to even the most expensive wireless headsets. After waiting a couple years and being in need of a new headset again, I shopped around and decided I'd try these. I figured for the price, even if they were junk it wouldn't be a big deal. We'll I was pleasantly surprised by how AWESOME these babies were! The sound quality, strong wireless connectivity, easy plug and play setup and total comfort make these the best in their class. Since buying these, I have referred over a dozen people to then and Buy.com. EVERYONE who got them simply loves them. Buy these and don't look back. they are a fantastic headset. I don't know why the other people are having issues with them. I use them for gaming, Ventrilo VOIP, Skype and music on my Windows 7 PC. All work flawlessly. Just remember to unplug the headset's USB dongle if you want to use your speakers instead of the headset. It's that simple. Oh, and battery life - Excellent I've used these for 5 hours straight and they never died! Enjoy!
So far they are great. Used lightly for 2 weeks. L12/25/2010
Read the reviews and I thought I would get something more like a cheap toy but it isn't. It is super decent. The headphones are very clear and crisp and mic is also great. The fold so you can stow them away in their case. You just have to take care with using them and not be rough and they should not break. They charge quickly. Can't say much about the batteries as I haven't used them long enough. They were tricky to use with Win 7 due to Win 7 but got them to work with some manual switching. Worked perfect with XP. Tried it with Google voice and Skype and listened to MP3's and all were perfect with no complaints. I got them with a rebate and they are worth it with the rebate.
Works with PS3 only voice chat not game audio12/20/2010
This device only works with chat not game audio. Quick answer for all the questions I look all around for voice and in game audio and only found wired headset not wireless, I can't believe that no one makes a wireless headset to work with both... THUMBS DOWN!!!!
Ear phones break off under normal use!10/1/2010
Easy to use, yes.. comfortable, yes.. BUT I've only had this headset for 2 months, and one of the ear pieces broke off under normal use... VERY FLIMSY!!!
Good product but needs improvement9/2/2010
The product is a good idea and functions well for the most part. The sound quality is more than acceptable. The design is well done with the heaphones easily folding and fitting into the carry case. The range of the headphones is also very good. My only complaint is the battery life. I use this for wireless gaming and the headphones die after about 3-4 hours of use even if its fully charged. Wish it could last a bit longer. Overall though I am very satisfied with the product and would recommend it.
This headset works well and has good sound quality but has very flimsy plastic parts that hold the speakers to the headband. Both sides of mine broke within 6 months of normal use.
Not a bad product, but it could have been better8/22/2010
I hate is when companies design a product that can be great and some damn pencil pusher says if we change this battery we could save $0.10 a unit. These headphones are nearly great. They work great, sound great, the microphone is very good, but then we come to the battery which is pitiful. I charged it the required 8 hours before use, I then used the Headphones 2 hours listening to Programs, at the start of the 3rd hour they cut off, they would turn back on but cut off again in increasingly frequent times. You have to guess the battery is dying, and it recharges but again with every charge your usage time is a little less. A decent battery and these would have been so near perfect everyone would have to rate it a 5.
Excellent sound quality. I own a bluetooth wireless headset (Motorola S805) and in comparison this headset has crystal clear audio. It's also really simple to use, and is truly plug and play.
Amazing clarity.. it has a decent range.. worth the money... anyone can buy this product with confidence.. i use this for skype chat with my parents in india and at the same time run from my seat to go check the status of food getting prepared in the kitchen and still talk to them... overall... its a product you must definitely try... i had used several wireless bluetooth headsets but they were not as good as this one... so, i will give this product 5+
Work Great !!!1/3/2010
Worked right of the box no set up needed just plug in usb and start listing. sound great.
Great Value at $25, or even $4512/27/2009
I recommend it highly. Positives: - Very good price ($25 after $20 rebate). - Sounds great to my feeble ears, and others say I sound good too. - Easy setup. 12-page manual (for English part) is hardly needed. - Seems to work with all applications. Negatives: - A little tight on me for long-term comfort, but for me this is true for almost all headsets. - Charging cable is short. If you plug the USB in under the desk, you may have to keep the headset there too. - I don't know how you would tell if it's muted, but I haven't tried. I just use my applications to mute. - Connectors on charging cable are USB standard, but voltage is wrong (according to the instruction booklet) so be careful not to cause damage by plugging into the wrong place. The designers should have thought of this and used a different connector. The last comment is the reason it gets 4's instead of all 5's.