Well my iM-390's are still working strong. I get a little crackle on one side with one pair when I place them in,... it's the original pair before the upgrade. The other pair still works well and sound great,... after a little 18 months of use. But that's not why I came back after all this time. My job (the gubment) keeps winking it's eye at me while constantly suggesting I get bi-lingual. So I went out and got Rosetta Stone and for the last two weeks, set about the business of learning Spanish. Yelling at that little hole in the bezel of my laptop's screen is getting old, and the accuracy of whatever is behind that little hole is making both me and this new laptop look stupid. So now I'm in search of a pari of over-the-ear, closed ear headphones with an attached microphone as recommended in the software documentation. After remembering all the help, advise and patience I received here on the Maximo's, it was a challenge concluding that I should start my search here. But this board has changed drastically since my last visit, and I'm having trouble finding the proper place to start an on-topic post. So I just googled 'iM390+ericpd' in hopes of finding my (this) old thread and just add on to it. Hopefully some of the same helpful folks will see the new post and chime in with a little help and some suggestions.
I've developed an interest in one or two models from Plantronics, Microsoft and Logitech. Relatively cheap, and that's good, but I have no idea how to estimate how they'll sound based on the provided specs. Now I'm thinking that I might as well not only buy for Rosetta Stone, but if possible find something that can not only handle voice well enough for me to clearly hear this new language I gotta learn, but also do audio well enough for me to discover new instruments and nuances in some of my favorite tracks. However, a co-worker in the same boat as I, says such a product would violate some very fundamental rules of nature and physics and more than likely doesn't exist. My first question: "Is this true?".
I've got a budget of $125,... give or take. I figure since the models I found interesting were in the $50 range and getting both voice and audio quality in one product might be a challenge, $125 was reasonable. But as with most budgets, the more you learn, the more they swell. But I'm not trying to solve our health care problem though.
Thanks for any and all help/advise!