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Insignia™ - On-Ear Stereo Headset - Black

Model: NS-PAH5205SKU: 5648073

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 617 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Far Better Than Expected

    Posted
    Larry
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    Earbuds won't stay in my ears so I was looking to purchase an inexpensive wired headset with a mic that I could use with all my devices (iPhone, mp3 player, laptop, and desktop) and use anywhere, including on a plane. I was pleasantly surprised by the Insignia On-Ear Stereo Headset. The headset's fidelity and volume are far better than I expected for an inexpensive headset and remarkably quiet on-board a plane. You can use the Insignia headset with devices that contain a single port or devices with separate mic and headphone jacks. The headset is both light weight and comfortable. Expecting the worse, I purchased an expensive headset at the same time I purchased the Insignia headset, but after using the Insignia headset, I returned the more expensive headset for a refund. I'm very happy with this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset for Reasonable Price

    Posted
    ABCleary
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    I purchased this headset to complete an interview for an online teaching position. I wanted a decent headset and microphone but did not want to invest a lot in equipment until I actually got the job...I figured something like this would get me through the interview then if I got hired I could always upgrade. After using this headset for a few weeks, I absolutely love it. The noise cancelling feature works well and I am able to hear my students even over my 16 month old fussing in the background, and the microphone also never picks any background noise up for the listener on the other end. This is an outstanding product for a great price, and I have already recommended it to so many other teachers coming into our agency looking for good headsets/microphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable but sound bad.

    Posted
    BestBuyer
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    I tried it based on reviews here. If it works well for you for the price. Then try it. But the mic sounds really bad. But it is clear enough. The ear cups are surprisingly comfortable despite not fitting over your entire ear. The plastic isn't the best. But not really cheap either. It's solid enough. It should last if you take care of it. The mic is adjustable up and down but otherwise doesn't flex. The headset sound is very bass heavy. It lacks dynamic range. Otherwise it worked fine with my MacBook Pro Retina I got from Best Buy into the single audio jack that passes the mic and headphone audio. I ended up buying the Turtle Beach Call of Duty for PS4 on sale for the same price! I got lucky. They only sold it for $19.99 for a couple days. Even so I would have kept the Call of Duty's. I use them for voice overs in iMovie and Skype. I use SONY Studio monitor headphones for movies and music.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    effective headset

    Posted
    jamie3529
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    Does what I need, and in fact I find the sound not too bad when listening to music. I wouldn't recommend as a music headset, but often I'll listen while at work and they aren't bad! For calls they work great, I can clearly hear the conversation, they block out quite a bit of ambient noise and people say they can hear me just fine. I like the regular headphone jack (its why i chose these over a USB set) because I can use them with my cellphone as well. Only complaint really is that they are awkward to carry in a backpack - they don't fold up in any way. I thought I would take them with me when I travel (which is a lot), but they take up too much room and I leave them in the office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad for the price, but didn't work for me

    Posted
    TechSavvyDFW
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    Bought two of these when they were on sale: one for me to use on the many conference and sales calls I do, and one for my son to use when he plays his games. Used mine twice and got feedback that it was hard to hear me. I could hear people fine, but they couldn't hear me. The mic and/or noise cancellation isn't that great, so I stopped using it after only two days. Would've taken it back, but my other son decided to use it instead. It's fine for their gaming needs, but not great for work. Giving it 4 stars instead of 3 because the price was really good and it worked okay. Just know you get what you pay for and if this is for work, spend a little more for better quality.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very uncomfortable for small heads

    Posted
    dmccarth

    It works as advertised: microphone is fairly clear, the headphone aspect sounds fine (I've used it for online coursework, so mainly just talk, not music). However, they are incredibly uncomfortable. The small width (distance between the phones) creates intense pressure on my ears/head no matter how far I expand the band, and the unpadded band hurts a lot on the top of my head. And this is from someone with a fairly small head - I buy women's S/M size helmets. I have to take these off after an hour, and wear a cap underneath, to alleviate some of the pain. Spend $5 more for something better - that offers

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Hi! We really appreciate your feedback on this On-Ear Stereo Headset. Please remember that if the product does not satisfy you, there is a 15 day return period at the store that you can take advantage of. Louie L. Insignia Products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset for the price

    Posted
    kenoqueen
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    I bought this to do some screen capture recording on my computer and didn't want to invest a lot of money because I only use it a few hours a month. For the price, it works great. The sound quality of the recordings is good. As far as the noise canceling mic, I have used it with the TV running at normal volume or people talking in the room I'm in an it didn't pick up the outside noises, although it did pick up my dog barking. To be fair, it was pretty loud because he was only a few feet away when it happened, so I guess that is to be expected. The headset it reasonably comfortable, but I only use it for about 30-40 minutes at the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another cost effective solution for gamers.

    Posted
    StompingSpuds
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    My kids pressured me into purchasing them a replacement microphone/headphone headset. They play online games with their friends. While doing so so they usually are chatting up a storm. The common complaint is that someones microphone is "too weak". This set donned the "works perfectly status and I subsequently had to buy 2 more. They sound really good and the microphone actually has a really accurate input sensitivity. Didn't give it a 5 star because it didn't have what I would call premium hardware (primarily the cable). If the headset survives a year of use, I would give it a 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I think these are really awesome for the price

    Posted
    Myra
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    I think these are awesome for the price. I only rated this a 4 star because I have a high quality, mono-headset that I use at work. Those are very lightweight and comfortable. I was concerned that this headset would be big, bulky, hot and uncomfortable. I really enjoy wearing these. The are comfortable and really good quality for the price. I actually forget I have them on. The mic and sound are both clear. I have been working with speech recognition software and I am pleased with the results. I would actually rate these at a 4.5 star when comparing them to my work headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent headset for the price

    Posted
    julietmkl
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    The only thing I don't like about this headset is that the earmuffs are small and seem more suited for a child or teenager rather than an adult. The earmuffs are soft, which is a plus. I like the convenient volume control on the cord as well as the clip. The microphone doesn't extend, which could be a plus (if you're like me & don't like things in your face), but the microphone does flip both ways so you can wear the earmuff it's connected to on your left or right ear. The whole headset doesn't fit too tightly to your head (unless you have an over-sized head).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound quality

    Posted
    Jones
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    Microphone and headphones work well. The sound is deep and rich for an inexpensive headset. After wearing the headset for longer than one hour, my ears began to hurt but the headset can be adjusted to be more loose fitting. The ear headphones do a nice job minimizing external noise for non-noise canceling headphones. The volume dial appears to control both the headphone and microphone volume and there’s a clip used to securely fasten the cord to a shirt. It works well and I am happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK

    Posted
    Llcoolj
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    It gets the job done, but if you need to wear it longer than about 20 minutes, it gets uncomfortable. I do online tutoring and have to take breaks from the headset in between my 30 minute classes as it pinches. I will be looking to spend more and get something nicer/more comfortable soon, but I'm thankful for an affordable start-up option. Sound quality is fine and my students seem to be able to hear me well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased for on-line job.

    Posted
    Steve
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    A headset was required by the on-line company I was hired. This set works well with their app and I work from home on my own PC. I wanted a unit that I could use with computer jacks (headphone and mic) instead of USB, and this has worked great using the splitter! It's comfortable on my head and ears (especially without my glasses on when any headset pushes onto the glasses earpiece) and I wear for about 4 hours everyday. The headphones are clear and the mic is powerful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent headset for price

    Posted
    Dubious
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    Sound was good. Ears cushions felt very stiff and were too small to fit around ears so they rested on top. Headset was uncomfortable to wear for long periods. Microphone was a little far away from the face and didn't pick up fantastically, although it was more than adequate with a normal speaking voice. Sometimes microphone would pick up sound coming through the headset. For the price though it was not a bad investment...decent quality. Adjustable size is nice and cord was generously long with volume control as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the $$$

    Posted
    Kang
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    I bought these headphones for my son for gaming based on the recommendation from an employee as a less-expensive alternative to the "official" name-brand gaming headphones. Maybe I am just getting old, because I fail to understand why pay more than this for "official" versions, these do it all! My son later admitted they were a great improvement over what he was using before, so I guess everybody wins!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I had a bad experience.

    Posted
    TerryStone2015
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    I purchased this headset after my plantronics headset went out. I had this headset for under a week and used it daily. I had call quality complaints from my clients, but the kicker was, without any indication of a problem, the headset just stopped working completely. I take excellent care of all of my electronics and they were never dropped or bumped. I may have just purchased a lemon pair, however, $20 headsets aren't worth it. I've since upgraded and couldn't be happier.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      InsigniaCustomerSupport

      Greetings! Thank you for posting this honest review of the On-Ear Stereo Headset. Please remember that one of the advantages of Insignia Products is the one year warranty that covers your device. Louie L. Insignia Products. BBY-ExBrand_Insignia

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable fit and excellent sound

    Posted
    FaithfulShopper
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    I needed a headset that would not only have excellent sound so I could type minutes effectively but the ear muffs are so comfortable. They also cancel other unwanted office noise and the cord is long enough to attach to the computer under my desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good quality and price

    Posted
    almostGeek
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    Was looking for an affordable headset to make skype calls and play online games and was pleasantly surprised at how good of quality this headset is for the wallet friendly price. Also, they are quite comfortable, the don't hurt my ears when I get lucky and have a few hours to play or watch movies. Definitely comparable to headsets that cost 2 or 3 times more than it. Worth the buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This product is great

    Posted
    strothgar
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    This product is a great replacement for old headphones before they actually go kaput. One thing that i do tend to not like about posting of pictures is that there is usually not an actual size photo so when i got them and tried them on the headphones are a bit smaller than i had anticipated from the pictures on the site. other than that one thing they work great, they fit nicely over the head and provide noise cancellation to a point so you can hear things better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Completely unsatisfactory.

    Posted
    Patjustboughtthis
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    We could not get it to work with the laptop, and while we were trying, we noticed it's very uncomfortable, so we decided to return it. We learned the hard way that you cannot return things at Best Buy after 15 days, so that was money down the drain. We will not be shopping at Best Buy anymore now that I know. She also said she couldn't take it back because the box was opened, so that means we could not return it based on it being uncomfortable either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend