|Submited By: Dad on 11/09/2009|
I ve used telephone headsets for a couple decades. Mostly Plantronics and Radio Shack. This is the best headset I ve ever owned, by far. The sound quality, both hearing and speaking, is excellent. I can hear better than I ve ever heard before. And callers tell me that my voice is as clear as they have ever heard (poor folks). While the headset weighs an ounce or two more than my other headsets (it weighs 4.4 oz. with cords), it isn t too heavy and is comfortable to wear. The padding on the headband feels much better on my bald head than the bare metal of my Radio Shack model. I m happy I spent the money for it.
The earphone speakers are so efficient, I had to turn down the volume on my phone to its lowest level. I ve never had to do that before. BTW, I have a couple year old 5.8 GHz Uniden PowerMax wireless phone. I plug the headset into a 2.5 mm headset jack on the portable handset so I can walk around while I pontificate on the phone.
Please note, this headset is not usable without buying an additional cord that contains a plug. While there are several jack-cords available for different types of phones, the one I purchased was manufactured by Sennheiser. According to the label on the package, it appears the model number is CCEL190-2, with a product code of 500359. I bought it from an Amazon vendor (The Price Pros) for $15.65. It is called "Dect/gsm Cable" and works perfectly. Here is a link to the product: Dect/gsm Cable
After reading all sorts of material and alternate descriptions of the headset, I could never learn the size of the earpieces. They are exactly 2" in diameter and slightly larger than my previous Radio Shack earpieces. They are covered in soft padded leather (or pleather), as are the pads on the headband.
The total cord, including the jack-cord, is straight (uncoiled) and is 80" long (jack-cord is ~40"). This is longer than I prefer, and is my only negative on this headset. The jack-cord is connected to the headset cord via a quick release jack/socket thingy. The cable runs out of one side (mic side) of the headset rather than from both sides like my Radio Shack model.
The microphone boom is kind of short at 4.75", but that apparently hasn t hampered callers ability to hear my voice (too bad for them).
The package includes a cable clip (clip it on your shirt to prevent the weight of the cable from pulling on the headset), storage bag, 2 replacement foam earpiece pads, and 3 color ID clips that clip onto the headband so you can tell yours apart from your co-worker s.
The quality of construction makes me believe it will last for many years. I hope so. I ve enjoyed having it.