Headphones with Noise cancelling mic
May 8, 2006 at 4:13 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

TheMafioso

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Hi Guyz,

I need to buy Headset w/ noise canceling mic to be used mainly for voice chatting, after looking at which ones are available, I have shortlisted 2 models

Altec Lansing AHS30 Headset


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FEATURES
• Noise-canceling technology helps
eliminate background noise.
• 32mm mylar drivers with
dynamic moving coil deliver
full, rich sound.
• Gold-plated plug provides
crystal clear audio.
• Handy volume control regulates
audio level.
• Amplified microphone assures
full voice input.
• Microphone arm adjusts for
your convenience.
• Deluxe double headband adjusts
for comfort and stability.
• On/Mute microphone controller
for your convenience.
• Hi/Lo/Mute microphone controller
helps minimize distortion.



SPECIFICATIONS
• Connection: Two 3.5mm gold plated plugs
• Microphone Senstivity: -39 dB V/Pascal +/- 2dB
• Microphone Power Source Voltage: 5V DC
• Frequency Response:
Headset: 60 Hz - 20 kHz
Microphone: 100 Hz - 16 kHz
• Impedance:
Headset: 32 ohms
Microphone: 3.32k ohms

http://www.altecmm.com/product_quote...region=latinam




And Cyber Acoustics AC201 Headset


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Features :
Voice recognition certified
DNCT4: Direct Noise Canceling Microphone Technology
Stereo headset
Adjustable headband
180 degree microphone
Leatherette ear pads
Adjustable boom arm
Ambidextrous design (wear on right or left side)
Technical Specifications :

Headset speaker
27mm dynamic drivers

Microphone
- -67dBV/Microbar
- -47dBV/Pascal +/- 4dB

Mic power voltage
1.5v to 10v

Impedance
- 32ohm headset
- 2.2K ohms microphone

Frequency response
- 20-20,000 Hz headset
- 100-16,000 Hz microphone

Cables
- 7 shielded cord
- 3.5mm gold plated plugs

http://www.cyberacoustics.com/produc...51D8BF18E3EC91




Cyber accoustic ones, have a better frequency response for the headset, but smaller drivers(speakers) than altecs
What do you guys think ? Judging by the specs., which one would be better ?

Also Guys, with any experience with either of these headset, please post here.
Regards
 
May 8, 2006 at 6:33 PM Post #2 of 5

Epoch

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I have gone through many headsets, and they are all overpriced and underperform. You can always look at a Zalman MC-1 clip on microphone and add it to any headphones, which might be a better option depending on your budget.
 
May 8, 2006 at 11:19 PM Post #3 of 5

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Don't try to combine a mic and a headphone. Get a good pair of headphones and a noise cancelling mic.
 
May 9, 2006 at 12:02 AM Post #4 of 5

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As a general rule, frequency response may provide an overall picture but can't be used solely to judge sound quality. As the above posters said, just pick up a decent set of headphones and get a clip on mic and that should fit the bill and still provide you with some decent music listening.

If you have to choose between the two, I would say altec lansing, just from the experience I've had with their speakers, and from what I've read about their latest IEM.

If you absolutely have to have a headset, check out the Sennheiser PC30/130/135/140/145/150/160/155/165 line of headsets. They're not up to high end audiophile quality but I'm sure they're going to be better than the above two you've posted.
 

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