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Insignia™ - On-Ear Analog Mono Headset - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 891 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    5 stars for the price point

    Posted
    ArmyRetGuy

    At this price, it’s an excellent headset. For me, it’s especially nice. It’s not the absolute best sound and mic quality, but it works. I’m a gamer with a newborn in the house. I have a professional mic and headset, but I can’t hear the baby cry at night while gaming, which ultimately leads to an angry wife getting woken up. With this, I have a free ear to listen to the house. I can quickly get that late night bottle ready. Happy wife, happy life right? The ear cup seems small, but has plenty of cushion, so it’s not uncomfortable. It actually feels nice, and I stopped noticing it’s there after a minute or two. The microphone is apparently of decent quality. My team let me know that I didn’t sound very different, I came in loud and clear, and the quality was more than acceptable. For 10 bucks, it keeps me gaming, with a free ear, so that my family isn’t ignored. Best purchase ever!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset at a Very Affordable Price

    Posted
    Sonic
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    We were looking at wireless headsets online and the reviews of most wireless headsets were not inspiring, Many people reviewing them report problems with communication, or an expensive wireless headset dying after a couple of months. We went into the Best Buy store to pick up an internet order (on an item purchased from Best Buy cheaper than on that big website which starts with an A) and decided to look at the headsets in stock, not intending to buy anything, This wired headset was under $10 and we decided to try it. After using it with Dialpad in our office we were very impressed with the quality for the price, and bought 2 more. I definitely recommend this product, everyone should pick one up as a backup to a wired headset for the low price and good sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Steve
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    I only needed something to hear and speak through the computer without doing so through the mic on the actual body of the computer. This headset does that. People have told me it sounds much better than my sound did before, using just my iPhone headphones with the microphone. The earpiece isn't the highest quality, but it's not uncomfortable. It's not a USB headset and needs the separate jacks for the mic and the headphones and obviously, it's mono, not stereo, but I'm not quite sure it blends the audio into the one channel, which I'd expect and want if I'm using a mono headset. I've missed a few things that would seem to be in the "other channel" and I'm not sure if it's the headset or a problem with this particular one. I bought it because it was an "open box" deal and I had a gift card. I'm not upset with that purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's 5 Star Worthy, but...

    Posted
    TabletGuy
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    My only complaint is there is no mute button. Otherwise, I needed a dedicated headset for my mobile phone at home and in the car because I've been interviewing a lot over the phone. The Bluetooth in my car is great, and I pull over to take calls, but all Bluetooth devices have a slight, slight delay and it was noticeable on one of my last calls in the car. Plus, the caller asked if I was outside...ugh. Also, because I also use TalkTone, this works just as great on my Tablets. I still have and use my Bluetooths for music, movies, etc, but this, with it's volume control, can't be beat for basic phone calls. It's also easy to carry and throw in my pack (and cheap enough to actually buy another).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works for my needs

    Posted
    BestBuyRCM
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    I have the privilege of being able to work from home a few times a week. I bought 2 of these for my work and personal mobile phones for client calls, etc. I also use 1 for my Playstation controller handset. I love the fact that I can change the volume of the actual headset w/o having to adjust my phones' volumes, or computers', etc. I like that it's mono because I like to have an ear "free" to hear knocks on door, or my landline ringing. I've found that over the ear stereo headsets really block out ambient sound-which is great for music listening or movie watching, but doesn't work for phone calls. I don't have the mic very close to my mouth - my coworkers have mentioned that I sound loud! :) So I have the boom bent out, then the mic part bent in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Insignia Headset

    Posted
    Kinard
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    Work from home and needed a good headset for webx meetings through computer. Purchased this unit as a replacement to prior model I tried. Overall, love the ability to control the volume and mute the call on the cord. Volume quality is good as well. As well, there is padding on the top head piece, so the band is cushioned across the top of your head. The only complaint is the padding on ear piece. After a few hours, it gets a little uncomfortable. Feels as if it gets a little hot on the ears. This is in comparison to more expensive Beats, so unfair comparison on comfort. For the price, these are great for users needed then for work or extended time on calls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Clear Communication

    Posted
    Rsly
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    I spend much of my time on the phone as an independent Consultant and need hands free to enter client data into my PC. The feedback for the Insignia On-Ear Analog Mono Headset was good, so I purchased the headset. For the most part the audio is crisp and clear. There have been a couple of time that I got an echo of my side of the conversation. What I mean by this is when I say a word, I would hear the word lagging in my ear. It is very distracting. Now I don’t know if it is an issue with my Insignia headset or and issue with my VoIP, but I could eliminate the echo on these calls by disconnecting my headset and speaking through my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought to modify...

    Posted
    Will
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    I an a broadcast engineer and I needed a quick and dirty platform to build an intercom headset out of. This headset features a lot of features physically similar to broadcast intercom headsets which cost $175+. I presume this headset would make a great headset out of the box for Skype/VOIP and probably a passable one for computer gaming (though it is only a single ear design). The construction is sturdy and my modified version (I changed the microphone out and removed the inline volume controls) is actually nearly as robust as many purpose built broadcast standard headsets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, great price

    Posted
    connjohn

    I had to replace my Pantronics headset in a hurry, so I didn't have time to research a replacement. I bought the cheapest similar set that I could find, so I was worried about the quality. This set is great! It has a comfortable ear piece, perfectly aligned head band and the sound quality is excellent. It does not have a mute button, but it dials down to no volume. It has a very long cord (6 feet) which is great if you're using it for your phone. There is also a little clip to attach the cord to your clothing. I'm really pleased with the purchase; good quality, great price -- just hope it lasts!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive- not "cheap" - great for Blackberry

    Posted
    ChoosyInOC
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    I needed my hands free while typing and talking on my work-issued Blackberry phone, and earbuds were uncomfortable. Enter this inexpensive option! My callers all said the sound quality was as good as a land-line handset, and the adjustable microphone boom allowed for perfect placement near my mouth, without the extraneous noises created when earbuds brush against clothing. I love this headset, but perhaps if I had to pick one complaint-- the volume (adjustable with an in-line rocker switch) could stand to be a touch louder. But this unit does the job as well as it's $45 counterparts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It just doesn't work

    Posted
    NedRyerson
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    I bought this about two years ago, and the first time I used it the person on the other end said they could hardly hear me. Turning the mic boost way up via Windows improved it a little, but I was still constantly being asked to repeat myself. Disappointed, I stored it away and forgot about it. Fast-forward to today, I plugged it into my new PC and the microphone part doesn't function at all, while a stock PS4 headset works great. I can't recommend this product at all-- even for $10.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Adequate

    Posted
    Eric
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    Bought to use with Rosetta Stone on a tablet since the headset included with the program was a USB unit that wouldn't work with the tablet without a USB OTG cable. I'm much happier with the connection to the headphone jack instead of the USB adapter cludge. Build quality is nothing special, about what you'd expect for the price. I wouldn't call it comfortable but it's not an issue for the less than 1 hour I typically use it. Overall it fits my needs but I'd probably look for something a little more comfortable if I had to be wearing them for more than an hour at a time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Fair headset for a small head

    Posted
    CrushedHead
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    If you plan on buying this headset make sure you have a small head or the pressure from the headband will give you constant headaches. The price on this headset is what you would expect to pay for a one size fits small heads only. However, the sound quality for this $7.00 piece works fairly well while using VoIP. I wouldn't recommend using it to listen to music as I did hear some cracks and pops a few times if the volume was turned up to loud. Otherwise, a fair device for voice communication.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound, band is a little tight

    Posted
    SailingMan
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    I wanted a hands-free boom-mic one-ear headset for phone calls. The quality of this unit is great, especially considering the price. Actually bought two, one for my wife and one for myself. We both find it very useful. The long wire allows you to keep your phone on your desk or in a pocket. I find the headband a little tight but if you play around with the two adjustments it can be made comfortable. But, the tension keeps the padded earpiece tight and in place. In fact I'm using it to dictate this review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the lower cost.

    Posted
    ManWithBeard
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    I'm not exactly a small guy, but the size of this thing is tiny. I ended up not being able to wear it on my head, as the plastic has no play in it and was digging into my skull. I tried just hanging it around my neck and using it as just a mic, but it started to cut the flow of circulation in my neck. So I unplugged it and toss it to the side. As for quality, it's what you paid for. The mic is okay and so are the earphones, but this thing pretty much would only fit a kid or a small person. Do yourself a favor and buy the more expensive one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Posted
    RickiTechieTavi
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    I thought this would be something great, since the reviews seemed to be so positive. I'm a firm believer that you don't necessarily have to spend a lot to get something that's good or great, so I was not put off by the low price. Well, this turned out to be a piece of junk. I could hardly hear the person on the other side. Also, the band around the top of the head seemed quite tight, but perhaps that could've been adjusted OR would loosen up over time. It was uncomfortable to wear.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    My son says it sucks

    Posted
    Danie
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    My son games a lot on xbox one. I previously purchased an expensive headset and failed to get a protection plan and he broke it in a fury due to losing a game. As punishment I purchased this cheap headset and it lasted about 2 months before it no longer transmitted anything he said. I'm sure he's learned his lesson now hence why we've purchased another BETTER brand WITH the protection plan.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good, inexpensive headphone and microphone!

    Posted
    cabojim
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    I have an older PC. I received a Spanish lesson software program as a gift. I needed a headphone and combination that would adapt to my two plug in pc. This one came with the adapter that fits my pc. It has only one head phone but is a comfortable headset with a very flexible mike. It has good sound quality, and works well with my Spanish lessons. For less than $10, it was what I was looking for and works extremely well for my needs. Yes, I would buy again if I needed another.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Posted
    Spockmann1
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    I have to say the price was right. I was impressed by the sound quality of the unit. The mic does pick up my voice clearly and without static like my old unit did. The ease of set up and usage made recommend the product by name from the Best Buy store to six of my friends that play the same online game as myself. I think two of them have the head phone now or games are easier to follow and hear what each of us ar saying you should try it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    JayH
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    I only needed this like occasionally and for a specific communication purpose. It you are seeking good audio well you do not get it at this price. It was a cheap answer to a computer in a remote location. They work for that but audio no I would not recommend. It just depends on your needs. For the price as good as or better than anything I have seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend