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Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 Wireless Earset - JUF-00001

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Good functionality, Poor sound quality

by amandameerdink@yahoo.com on 4/27/2007

I needed a wireless USB headset to use with Ventrillo in order to chat while playing online games, so I purchased this product, for lack of other options. Unfortunately, the sound quality is horrible. It is NOT crystal-clear as the description implies... not by a long shot. My $30 wired Logitech headset makes my voice clear like I'm speaking in the same room, but this headset makes me sound like I am calling into a radio station from a cell phone. It also sounded like I was on the other side of the room from the microphone. My guildmates laughed at how horrible my outbound voice quality was, so I ditched the Microsoft headset and went back to using my broken Logitech headset. Everything else about this headset is fine... I like that the receiver is wired so you can position it. The headset itself was easy to get used to, and everything else about it was great. Unfortunately, the bad sound quality renders this item completely useless to me. Seriously, I would only use it if my Logitech headset ceased to stop picking up my voice. As it is, the speakers are broken, the earpieces are falling off, and I have to wear it around my neck, but I still would rather this cheap broken headset than the Microsoft wireless headset. All I can say to the product development team is LEARN 2 USABILITY TEST. I have yet to find an affordable wireless USB headset that is Ventrillo-friendly. You'd think with the huge gamer population (8.5 million playing WoW alone) there would be more interest in developing such a thing.

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Tolerable

by ToolsRMe on 7/9/2008

This is a mono headset. </p></p> Software: It pretty much forces you to install Windows Live Messenger. Ugh. </p></p> The help software is a bit hard to find and then ... once found ... is fairly skimpy. </p></p> Switching between this headset and other headsets is a pain and sometimes requires an entire reboot. That's more Windows fault than this headset. </p></p> Hardware: Audio quality is fair-to-good for reception. Output seems to be better than input. Reception is a bit static-y. Range seems to be about 20 feet in my basement. I often have trouble hearing what other people are saying. A wired headset produces stereo (this is, obviously, a mono headset) as well as better sound in my opinion. </p></p> This headset does work with USB 1.1 connections with no discernible difference in audio quality. </p></p> Having said this, this headset has far superior audio quality than a bluetooth headset. This device, thank god, is not bluetooth. </p></p> Comfort: It takes a bit of getting used to ... but it can be comfortable.

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Product Overview

This comfortable earset features a Windows Live Call Button that makes calling fast and easy, wireless 2.4-GHz technology up to 30 feet, and an advanced battery that lets you talk up to eight hours between charges.

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Manufacturer Microsoft
Mfg Part# JUF-00001
SKU 203131703
UPC 882224240512
UPC 14 00882224240512
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Microsoft Store
Features
Product Type Earset
Manufacturer Part Number JUF-00001
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Model ZX-6000
Product Name LifeChat ZX-6000 Bluetooth Earset
Product Line Lifechat
Brand Name Microsoft
Earpiece Design Behind-the-ear
Earpiece Type Monaural
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology Bluetooth
Wireless Operating Distance 30 ft
Tech Specs
Earpiece Controls Push-to-Talk / Play/Pause
Product Type Earset
Manufacturer Part Number JUF-00004
Manufacturer Website Address www.microsoft.com
Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
Product Model ZX-6000
Product Name LifeChat ZX-6000 Wireless Earset
Product Line Lifechat
Brand Name Microsoft
Earpiece Design Over-the-ear
Earpiece Type Monaural
Microphone Technology Noise Canceling
Integrated Microphone Yes
Additional Information Comfortable earpiece and two adjustable earbands for a custom fit Four LEDs indicate out-of-range, battery life, charging, and connection status Rechargeable with Eight Hours of Talk Time
Compatibility Microsoft Windows based computer
Sound Mode Mono
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Wireless Technology RF
Wireless Operating Distance 30 ft
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