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Jabra - Evolve 40 Stereo On-Ear Headset - Black

Model: 100-55910000-02SKU: 6260689

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Depending On Your Needs

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    Posted1
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    Truth be told, this is my first foray into any Jabra product so I came in with no predisposition whatsoever. My initial thoughts, it certainly looks and feels like a quality product Has nice tactile feel and feels of good material. It's lightweight yet feels solid and substantial. In the box you'll find the headset / mic that has a standard 3.5 mm headset chord, the 3.5 female to USB adapter to hook up to soft-phone on computer and a small carry bag, for what that's worth. Everything fit into the case easily and my 13 year old daughter really liked the black on the outside and orange on the inside. Also included are the quick start guide and the obligatory but almost never read "Warning and Declarations" book. All right, lets put them to work... They are comfortable on the ear and the boom mic has a nice magnetic feature to hold the mic when in the full "up" position. Our (my 13 y/o was my official assistant tester) first test was plugged into a Samsung S8 with a live call to a land line. The sound quality of the stereo headset was crisp and clean. The mic delivered accurate and crisp sound as well. For a phone headset, it's perfect. My daughter liked the fact that she could use her phone aps while talking on the phone. She also liked the fact that the headset did not cover the full ear, thus allowing her to still hear when mom or dad hollered at her or the dogs barked in the yard. Our next test was listening to 5 Finger Death Punch on a Google Pixel 2. To be fair, the sound was not bad, but it is certainly not anywhere near our Sony or Beats full ear noise cancelling headsets. And to be honest, that is not a fair comparison so I will give them a solid 4 on music sound. Really good, especially for what they are, but for pure musical enjoyment, there are more robust (and expensive) options. Our final test was from my PC using Skype to make a call to the Pixel 2 on Google Project Fi cell network. Again, they did a yoemans job and delivered above expectation. Here is where I have an opportunity for improvement... The adapter from 3.5 mm to USB did include volume * / -, mute and phone control buttons in-line. I would have preferred to also have those options for the 3.5 connector. In all, I think these are a great option for long-term phone use and certainly capable to double as a music / TV headset. in all honesty, a very nice choice if you need a wired unit that can work both on 3.5 mm and USB platforms. These will provide quality sound, mic and all day comfort.I would certainly recommend them to a friend. Disclaimer: This product was provided free, or at reduced cost, for the purpose of reviewing the product. Nevertheless, the above review, be it positive, negative, or anywhere in-between, is 100% honest, and the price paid played absolutely no part in my review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice for home and office applications

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    Kotor
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    I give the Jabra Evolve 40 Headset excellent marks for sound quality and comfort. Sound Quality This is a critical requirement for a headset, and this headset does not disappoint. I watched several movies and listened to several hours of music, and found the sound produced to be full range and accurate. In fact, this headset rivals other more expensive headsets that I have used. If a headset excels at the demanding task of listening to music and movies, then it will likely have no problem with voice reproduction. Thankfully this turned out to be the case. I used the call feature on both my iPhone and Windows PC, and found voice calls to be very clear and intelligible. All of the people I communicated with by voice call had no problem hearing me, and said they wouldn’t have even known I was using a headset if I hadn’t had told them. This headset also employs passive noise cancellation that helps to improve the quality of the sound because of the isolation of outside noises that can be disturbing. Comfort This is another critical element for a headset, and once again I was not disappointed. This is a very lightweight and comfortable headset. I had no problem wearing it for several hours and actually forgot that I was wearing a headset. Usage There are two ways to use this headset The first is using the standard 3.5 mm jack which makes it compatible with most devices. The second option is to use a USB interface that attaches to your computer. This option allows the use of advanced call management commands such as transfer, mute, volume, and answer/end. I especially liked the microphone boom because it easily rotates up and magnetically locks into place on the top of the headset. This gives the headset a clean and sleek look when the microphone is not needed. Another nice touch is the included carrying pouch. Verdict The Jabra headset is an excellent choice for both home and office applications. I recommend it because it does the most important thing headphones need to do: Sound good and be comfortable to wear,

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard plastic head band has no padding

    Posted
    bridaw
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    Pros: - I really like the included pouch (even though it smells) because the headphone and dongle cables are protected from my two cable-eating cats. - Great backup headset because it doesn’t need to be charged. - I like the on-ear design of these headphones because they don’t isolate me from my surroundings. The marketing term “passive noise cancellation” is complete bunk with small on-ear cans like these. You need over/around the ear cups with a closed back to reduce background noise. Thankfully, these don’t live up to the hype, so I can still hear what is going on around me while using this headset. - The speakers sound good at low volume. These are best for talking to people, not cranking tunes. Cons: - Pouch smells like a tire store. It does fade after a week but people sensitive to smells might not want to use the included case. - Zero padding on the headband that rests on top of your skull. The headband is hard plastic and eventually it will hurt your head. - Headset does not have mic monitoring. This means you can’t hear yourself when talking on the headset. Bummer, but this isn’t a deal breaker because the on-ear speakers don’t really isolate you from your surroundings. - Flipping the microphone up into the vertical position does not mute the microphone. - Audio is muted on two different Win10 laptops when using the USB dongle compared to plugging the 3.5mm jack directly into the laptop(s). Very noticeable. I didn’t have this issue on Mac OS 10.11.6. (see comments for workaround) - The busy light does not work when using the 3.5mm connection on my phone. The busy light feature only seems to work when using the USB dongle. Comments: Windows 10 - I had to disable the Loudness Equalization setting on the Enhancements tab in Speakers Properties on both laptops. Even then the audio from the USB dongle is muted compared to using the 3.5mm jack on the laptop(s). I also have more granular control over the volume using the 3.5mm jack. One laptop recognizes the microphone and one doesn’t. This obviously depends on your hardware. The 3.5mm jack works with all our phones and tablets. I can wear these about an hour before the lack of padding on the head band starts to hurt the top of my head. I have never owned or even used a headset without some form of padding on the headband. Nothing but hard plastic resting on top your head. It is unfortunate when companies use materials that smell so bad. There is no reason this case should smell worse than the tires on my truck. It will fade but it still stinks. Overall this is a decent headset but not as nice as other products for the same money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Headset

    Posted
    stoptheclocks
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    I opened the box and the thing that struck me the most was the size of the ear cups. They were smaller than I thought. They fit just over the ear opening (which is what you need). They are light on your head and ears. I wore them for a couple of hours and had no fatigue, could have worn them all day and not experience no fatigue as with some headsets. They were comfortable and did no weigh my head down. The headset also has one cord coming out the ear cup. This is great, because you don’t get tangled chords. That is big plus. These were made with conversation in mind. The ear opening was clear and crisp when listening. And the mic was clear and concise when speaking. I plugged them into my cell phone and I was able to talk at a normal volume for speaking. Hearing was not a problem either. They worked great for this application. I was surprised at how well the sound was during phone calls. The cord is really two. The 3.5” jack doesn’t have the options that the USB extension has. The USB connection part of the headset includes pretty standard features with volume, mute and picking up or hanging up with the headset. Turned on some noise in different areas in the house and had a conversation on the headset. It did a decent job of cutting out some ambient background noise. This little headset did perform well. The headset is nice and light but built really sturdy. It would be hard to break them because they are not flimsy. They are also come in a soft case. This is where the size plays a part. They easily fit into the small soft case. Easy to pack for travel or just for protection anytime, the size of the headset accommodates for being in tight places when not being used. The cord could be a little longer when using the 3.5” jack, but not an issue with the USB interface. The cord was a shorter distance on the 3.5” jack, if you sit close to your computer when you use the headset, then it is not really an issue. The mic was at a very comfortable distance from your face. And the mic side of the headphones was not weighted or lean in that direction. It stayed put. When not using your mic you just move it back and push it into the headband. Now it is like regular headphones. One thing of interest is music. While sounding with clarity, the headset had no low end. High sounds or light music is fine but the headphones were really were not designed for music. So don’t put too much emphasis on music with this headset, these are more designed for calling and receiving conversation, which they do very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Portable, First Rate Sound

    Posted
    laserwizard
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    I have a pair of wired headphones (with a microphone arm) for my laptop that doesn't put all that much sound out through the audio jack and I was looking for something better. Well, I've found it. This headphone with swing arm microphone is not only comfortable to use over the ears but it solved the lack of significant sound output that the previous headphone had. What you'll notice when unboxing this wonderful set of headphones is the attention to detail that is put into the product. There is a carrying case which contains the headphones. The usb cable contains a volume control that is flat (with a circular pad to not mar your table surfaces); the usb cable is looped in two locations and instead of just having a twist tie put on in an arbitrary fashion, there are two twist ties on each of the loops and they are wrapped tightly around the cable in such a fashion that it looks almost solid instead of a temporary wrapping. When someone puts this much detail into just the packaging, you know the product has to be special. I was not disappointed with the sound and comfort. And the swing arm microphone has a tactile grip that you can feel click through as the arm is raised or lowered instead of just a loose feel of a arc motion. Again, this is a detail that is small, but indicated total quality overall when added to the other details. The head band which the individual ear pieces also has this grippy click feel to it - not just a compression catch that will wear out - this is first class. The unit looks impressive as well - red insert on the head piece that goes over the head and a red cable going to the audio controls (mentioned earlier). There is a faux metallic ring at the ear pieces, but it looks good and adds to the overall appeal to the unit. The sound is very good considering this is a portable headset that has ear pieces that swivel to take up minimal space in your bag. Again, this unit did better than a gaming wired headset I bought last year that had an audio jack to put into my laptop. This new unit had a significant upgrade in sound quality and volume over my existing unit. This unit is worth the money. Attention to detail and nice touches make this superior to other choices in the portable headphone (with microphone swing arm) headsets out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Solid Feel, decent sound

    Posted
    TechMatcher
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    It took only a few seconds upon receiving this unit to unpack, plug into my desktop and Windows 10 automatically downloaded and installed the drivers. I proceeded to connect to my Citrix Virtual Desktop, which also recognized the Jabra Evolve 40 headset. The last step was to get Cisco Jabber - my company's Unified Communication software to recognize the headset too . This worked well and was just a selection in the audio drop down menu. The headset is supposed to have some passive noise cancelling features - but honestly - I could not determine a difference when wearing them or not. The headset is comfortable - but I won't be wearing it between calls to help eliminate normal office noise. Voice quality during my calls was good on both ends - so that is a positive. I'll keep the headset connected on just use as needed. Jabra touts a feature called "Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer" - which is supposed to let you transfer a call on your PC to your mobile device so you can be on the move anytime. For that to work, you need a phone with a 1/8" headset jack - and my iPhone 8 doesn't - so I was unable to test that feature. I expect many phones may have this issue.... Overall, the Jabra Evolve 40 worked well for making and receiving calls via my PC software - which is exactly what I needed it to so. If you're looking for a reasonably priced headset for use with your conferencing software - this would be an easy fit! I gave 3 stars because I couldn't tell any difference on the passive noise canceling features and unable to test the Intelligent Call Transfer feature as the headset is not Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jabra

      Hello Techmaster - We are glad to see you are satisfied with the functionality and comfort of the Jabra Evolve 40. We do try to build our products as user-friendly as possible, so it is great to hear you had no problem setting it up for the first time and continue to use it with your PC software at work.
      We are sorry to hear, however, that you are not able to take advantage of the Jabra Intelligent Call Transfer (JICT) due to the lack of headphone jack on your phone. We will take your feedback into consideration, however we do want to point out that it is still possible to use JICT when you use the headphone jack adapter, as long as Skype for Business is set up correctly on your phone.
      Regarding the passive noise cancellation, we will take your feedback into account, and we are sorry it did not quite meet your expectations. You may want to check out one of our devices that features active noise cancellation to get the type of noise elimination that you are looking for. Thank you very much for your review! Jabra

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does the job, but could do better

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    1ShadowFox1
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    I recently started a small business based out of my home and the opportunity to use a dedicated headset/mic for my business needs was a very welcome idea, as it gave me the ability to talk hands free while using my workstation to conduct business. Receiving this headset I put it right to work. Set up is quick and easy. Everything about the headset is very intuitive, the quality feels nice, they look good, but that is about where the positive review ends. This headset is not comfortable as the ear piece sits on the ear, and not around. This may be fine in a busy office so you could hear coworkers speak to you with the headset still on, but is not applicable to me. The sound is decent. I can hear people clearly, and if you are watching a video or listening to music is does alright. They are not intended to be music headphones, but they will do the job if you need. My real problem with this headset is the microphone sound. I used this microphone to set up my digital mailbox and when I played it back the sound was very grainy. I reattempted this several times, but the same result. I took a headset that I used for gaming and cost less than this headset with superior sound and features, and it was crystal clear. I made several phone calls to friends and family before integrating this into my business use and everyone stated that it sounded like I was driving in a car while talking to them. I was very optimistic when receiving this headset, but have been very disappointed since attempting to use it. Ultimately, this headset will get the job done. You can talk on it, you can hear on it. But there are better and more cost effective options out there. Maybe their higher end versions are better, but I have not had the pleasure of using them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jabra

      Hello 1ShadowFox1, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoy the style and ease of use with the Jabra Evolve 40. We want you to enjoy the rest. The form of the headset as an on-the-ear option is set, though with some changes to the headband settings can change quite a bit in the final feeling. The microphone sound quality should be top notch. As you are not experiencing that, we invite you to contact our business support team so that we can assist you to resolve it. Thank you. https://www.jabra.com/ServiceMenu/contact/ContactJabraSupport/ContactJabraSupportBusiness Jabra

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for a big head (imo)

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    Christopher
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    These are a smaller sized over the ear chat mic and headphone combo. I do not think I have an above average size head but during testing I found these fit my 11 yo better than me (38 yo). Not to say, that they did not fit me well or perform as advertised. They just feel small on my head; maybe the pro there is that they are lite and almost go unnoticed while wearing them. One thing I really like is the external sound control. It is a heavy half dollar sized do-dad that sit on any surface with authority almost as if magnetize (it is not). This allows for cord placement; meaning you set the deal far enough away from your left hand that while connected you are not constantly tapping your hand or arm parts with the cord (which is SOOO annoying). The sound control piece and the headphones lights up and that pretty neat too. The entire build of the unit is solid. They give me the vibe that I will be able to use them for years to come. Overall, they are great and have great mic and sound input and output. I just think of some of the other brands out there and feel like these maybe do not hit the mark that some of the others in the same (or even cheaper) price range do. Nevertheless, maybe those do not light up which is really neat. I would recommend for a younger aged gamer (or someone any age without a large head).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Headphones, but very flimsy

    Posted
    APFLORES413
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    I was excited when this arrived, since I have been thinking about starting up a podcast. I was surprised when I opened the box to see how small it was. At first, the Jabra's reminded me of the old Walkman headphones in the 90's. I also noticed that it came with a carry pouch and can connect to both 3.5mm headphone jack or USB. Again, this was a good thing since I needed something to record for podcasting and the USB means I can directly connect them to my computer. I've been playing around with them for over a week and here are my conclusions: Pro: - They over both 3.5mm and USB connector. Very versatile in my opinion. - They are light. Does not way too heavily on my head when wearing them, especially as they are fit right on my ears and does not completely cover my ears. - Decent sound when I recorded my voice. The sound through the headphones were really good as well: clear and crisp. Cons: - The hinge to pivot each side of the headphones felt very loose and flimsy. When folding them to put in or to take out of the pouch seemed very delicate. Also, the hinges for the mic seem loose as well. - Not Bluetooth capable. I use iPhone 7 Plus which means they removed the 3.5mm headphone jack. Thankfully I have the lightening adapter, but it's a task to carry that around. I wished they offered a Bluetooth version. Overall very satisfied with this headset. It gets the job done and offers decent sound quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, good sound quality and easy setup

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    redderr
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    Great setup ease, to be expected I think since it is just a simple speaker headphone. The size of the ear cups are not too overly large to completely cover your ears, which is good as it allows you to hear outside surrounding sounds, good for a work environment. The sound quality is above average to excellent in phone conversations. The sound quality for games or music is still good but not as good as my noise cancelling headphones which do cover your ears completely. But for the intended use and audience these devices hit their mark and then some. The headset can be used with a standard 3.5 mm jack which makes it compatible with most devices but comes with a fairly short cable. The second option is to use a USB interface that attaches to your computer, allows the use of advanced call management commands such as transfer, mute, volume, and answer/end. I love the microphone boom because it rotates up and magnetically locks into place on the top of the headset. This gives a nice clean look when the microphone is not needed. The build quality is off the chart, the unit is durable, lightweight, extremely comfortable on the head/ears and comes with a nice soft case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, very good sound

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    Dan292
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    I found the Jabra Evolve 40 stereo headset to be perfectly adequate and easy to use right out of the box. While I wouldn’t say it is the most comfortable headset I’ve ever had on, it is perfectly comfortable. The headset incorporates passive noise cancellation, and the sound quality is fine. I used it to listen to Pandora from my smartphone and Youtube on my computer. It has a built-in adjustable microphone as well as a “busy light” to let others nearby know that you are busy. The headset comes with a separate controller that connects to a PC via a USB 2.0 port. The headset connects to this controller, and it contains volume controls, a microphone mute button, and a call answer/end call button. The headset, as noted above, can also be plugged directly into a headphone port. The online user manual states that the sound quality is better when using the controller than when plugged directly into a sound source like a smartphone, but I could not detect a difference. Both sounded fine. I don’t think there is anything about this headset that sets it apart from comparable ones, although I did like how convenient the volume controls are on the controller. Overall, it does what it does just fine, and if you can find it at a good price, you will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not bad if just want to talk

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    cad8099
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    I don't like these all that much myself. and not worth it to me. for the price, I guess I was expecting a bit more. I am not a fan for on ear headsets so not used to that. rather have over the ear myself. they were pretty light and comfortable as far as being on ear headsets go. they also do fold up nice and small and fit into a nice case. sound was ok for music and movies. not all that for games. granted these are for skype use but again, for the price, there are a lot of options out there that have good mics and are more rounded. I love the color (orange being my favorite). but a few things for me that makes me give it a 3 star. again sound is not the best when doing anything else other then talking. they also do not have any inline button controls if just using the 3.5mm jack part. and the cord is not the longest. there is no indicator on the headset for what is right or left which the mic can swing all the way either way which again indicates these are built for talking not so much for music, movies and games. For me, at the 110$ price tag, I would not suggest getting these. maybe worth at around 50 dollars in my opinion. you are better off buying a razer, or Sennheiser or whatever other brand out there over these. those at least would sound good with talking as well as do music, movies and games a lot better. and they cost the same or less.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Jabra

      Hello cad8099,

      Thank you for your review. The Jabra Evolve 40 is one of a wide variety of products that we offer for a variety of uses and price points. Some, such as this, are more business focused. We do have others with more of an active style in mind. You might be interested in the Jabra Move, it would help with several concerns you've brought up, including sound for gaming, as well as being wireless so you don't need to worry about cord length. In terms of your headset, the easiest way to distinguish right from left is that the right side has the cord connection. We do thank you for your detailed review and feedback. Jabra

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and lightweight with a great sound!

    Posted
    TheTruthRealDeal
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    The Jabra - Evolve 40 Stereo On-Ear Headset - Black is a versatile headset that can be used in a mobile setting or at home plugged into several types of devices. The Jabra - Evolve 40 Stereo On-Ear Headset - Black can connect to a standard jack or plug into a USB port, giving it great versatility of use. The sound is rich and gives a pure stereophonic playback of music, with a total range of octaves. The leather like material ear pads has a comfortable cushion that feels great on my ears. The adjustable microphone can be moved away from my mouth and attached to the headset over the ears by a magnetic connection. The USB connector can control increases and decreases of volume, mute the microphone and disconnect a phone connection. The Jabra - Evolve 40 Stereo On-Ear Headset - Black is lightweight and comes inside a travel pouch to keep them clean and secure, when traveling. I have no negative complaints to critique about the Jabra - Evolve 40 Stereo On-Ear Headset - Black.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Built for communication

    Posted
    tvoLAD
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    This thing is built for one thing - attending meetings, and it does this job extremely well. Voice through the earpieces is crystal clear, and the other end can hear me well, and I have not had complaints about, "hey can you move your mic around". Build - I like the look and feel, its lightweight, yet has a solid feel to it, and does not feel cheap. I would have preferred a more sober look than the bright orange for the connecting cable, but it doesn't look too shabby. The USB controller integrates well with your PC, and is able to control volume. Also, I am not sure about other apps, but with WebEx it can do some other functions as well, like - mute will actually mute you in an ongoing meeting. And I mean mute you as a participant in the meeting and not just mute at your end, which is pretty handy. The phone button also pulls up Jabber for you, or can disconnect an ongoing call for you. Overall I am completely satisfied with the purchase, I only wish I had gone in for the Bluetooth version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quite nice and works pretty well

    Posted
    LouRevue
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    When taking conference calls, I normally use my cell phone or earbuds. As a result, the batteries die a lot quicker so I figured it might be worth it to try out a headset just for conference calls on my computer. The sound quality on these is pretty good. Despite being on-ear headphones, they do a pretty good job at canceling out office noise. They're not active noise cancelling headphones by any means but they do a pretty good job. The Do Not Disturb light is odd but cool. You can use these headphones either through the normal 3.5mm jack or though USB. The USB dongle adds volume up/down buttons, mute and the Do Not Disturb button too. Pretty cool to say the least.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good over all. Weak structure

    Posted
    SL7977089
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    Sound quality is amazing. The complete package is just what most people will need and use everyday. Sound quality is clear. Microphone is also working very well. USB connection hardware works fine with Windows computers. Didn't work at all with Linux (not intended and didn't invest time to make it work) plug and play didn't work. Very comfortable on the head and on the ears. Doing great cancelling environment noise. The good thing about it that it is not limited to USB connection use and that it can be used as a regular 3.5mm headphones jack. That's a very good choice (unlike some others). The only bad thing about this headset is the plastic structure. While it is sturdy enough for human polite use, the headset has a lot of weak points especially where the earpieces slide in and out for adjustment. Gentle and careful usage recommended. Overall good for daily usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jabra Evolve 40 for personal home use

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    RDUNC
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    Although the Jabra Evolve 40 is a headset designed for office use, I use it at home to talk with friends while walking the dog, doing dishes, housework or whatever. It connects directly to the phone via the 3.5 mm jack (no Bluetooth connectivity so the phone needs a jack) or to the PC (mac or Windows) via a USB port. It has passive noise cancellation which in my home environment was perfectly sufficient. The ear pieces are lightweight, comfortable and at this early stage, have held up well. The voice quality is excellent and those on the other end report crystal clear voice with marked reduction in the ambient noise that they heard when I was using a different set. Although I don't anticipate having to use the PC USB connector on a regular basis, it is a nice feature to have an includes a switch to increase/lower volume, mute the microphone and to answer a call.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BEST FOR THE MONEY

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    HeaterHenry
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    For the money these are by far the best I've had. Speaker quality via computer connection: music = 8 gaming = 8 phone call = 9 Microphone quality via computer connection: gaming = 8 phone call = 9 Noise Canceling Microphone quality via computer connection: gaming = 5 phone call = 5 Speaker quality via cell phone connection: music = 6 gaming = 6 phone call = 7 Microphone quality via cell phone connection: gaming = 8 phone call = 9 Noise Canceling Microphone quality via computer connection: gaming = 3 phone call = 3 Take my ratings with a grain of salt as I am a bit of a audiophile and as such have experienced the best of the best, albeit for quadruple the price of this headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good quality

    Posted
    Montague
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    This is superior to the much cheaper alternatives available at the office supply store. It seems well-constructed, has adequate sound reproduction and volume, and fits OK. Callers have indicated my voice sounds good. The cord is not excessively long so it doesn't get tangled, and it's red which I can see easily in the black car interior and briefcase. In addition to talking, I use mine for listening to audio books on long trips with one side moved off the ear to safely hear the traffic sounds. As a professional musician, this pair is also used to listen to recordings via phone or laptop when I'm away from the studio and don't have my higher quality headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Leightweight, beautiful sound

    Posted
    Aggieof83
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    This pair of earphones is perfect for use while sitting at the desk. I liked them particularly for their comfortable feel and the boom mic. I participate in online meetings, so the mic reduced ambient noise from my side going to the meeting. I asked others at the meeting about the sound quality from the mic and they said it was excellent. I wanted these for use in providing webinars and attending online meetings, so they are perfect. These are plug in headphones and so they naturally are for a stationary position.They seem to lack enough tension on the head to be good if you were walking around, They would not be a good fit FOR ME in the wireless version, but they are perfect in the wired version.

    I would recommend this to a friend