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Logitech - H800 Wireless Headset - Black

Model: 981-000337SKU: 3436994

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Headset (over Bluetooth)

    Posted
    Bear64501
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    To tell you the truth a pair of wireless headphones was the last thing I want, I had no need for them… That being said… I was wrong. These Things are great! I use them a lot more than I ever expected. The good (great things) about them: Sound quality (over Bluetooth): I think these things sound great. From reading other reviews I had read that the sound quality was not the best for this kind of music or that kind of music, so I tried it on a few different types. So I synced it to my iPod’s Bluetooth, and I first tried it out on some quieter acoustic things, listening to some Avett Brothers… no complaints. Some complaints came up about hissing in other reviews, but nothing there. I tested it a little further with something more complex: Kanye West’s “Gone”… The song switches between bass, quiet pianos, deep strings, high strings, etc… all sounded great. Sure the bass was not as rich as what it would be on a pair of Skullcandy Aviators, or Beats, but Logitech does not claim it will be as rich. I will warn that all my music is streamed through Spotify, so it is not CD quality, but when comparing the exact same audio coming through multiple devices (headphones, car radio, surround sound) the headphones are just as good if not better. Sound is also great with speech. Listening to audiobooks, podcasts, even phone calls… all good quality. Range: The box quotes about a 40-foot range; I must say I can agree with this. It was great being able to leave my phone in the bedroom and walk around the house with out the fear of a wire catching something while doing housework, or dipping into dishwater. I even walked outside in heavy Missouri winter winds, the headset lost connection, but when I entered my concrete basement it re-connected, and started right where it left off, with just as good of quality as when I was sitting right next to the iPod. Comfort: With thick padding on the ears and headband the headphones were some of the most comfortable I have tried yet. Portability: These things fold up just small enough to fit into a coat pocket (Shown below). The Battery lasts for some time, it does have to charge through a USB, which seems like it would be a pain, but it is few and far between needing a charge. Mic: I do not use the mic often, so it is nice that it folds up to be flush with the band, so when wearing them on the streets it doesn’t look like you are wearing a lame pair of computer headphones, but when the mic is needed it folds down and bends back and forth from the mouth with its flexible attachment. Ease of use: Easy to setup, nice large buttons, which are glove friendly for the winter. The not so good: Sound quality (over wireless receiver): The 2.4GHz does not carry the best sound with it. Maybe would be good for chatting, but any quality from music or game sound effects are lost. (So maybe get a Bluetooth dongle if you want to use it with a computer that does not have Bluetooth built in, seen below) Would have also been nice to have the option to plug in a 3.5mm jack in if you wanted to use them wired, for even better sound (like on the Beats design) Durability: Made of plastic, does not seem super durable. Only time will tell. Noise Isolation: Good sound, but that person you’re sitting next to on the plane will be able to hear it just a well as you can. No private conversations here. With the amount that I wrote on the good rather than the bad, I hope that it is conveyed that I really enjoyed these headphones. Though they had some flaws they are some of the most practical ones I have tried yet, in my long line of failed headphone solutions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Solid Solid Wireless Headset with Multiple Uses

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    sportsinger75
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    It's tough nowadays to find a good pair of headphones that you can use for a myriad of things like listening to music, watching movies, or even talking on the phone or via video chat. It's even harder to find a pair of headphones that can be used for these things without having to fumble with an annoying cord or a compatible audio jack. The Logitech H800 wireless headphones attempt to provide a remedy to the cord situation by freeing you from them while offering many use-case scenarios as well. Overall, they do a great job and should offer plenty of enjoyment for many users out there looking for a great, affordable pair of wireless headphones. I wanted to first talk a bit about the build quality of the headphones. After all, whats the use of having a great pair of headphones if they're just going to feel flimsy and breakable after just a few uses? I'm happy to say that the Logitech H800 headset is solid enough for the average user. It's body is made out of plastic, but it's quite sturdy. On top of that, there's some nice cushioning for extra comfort while wearing them on the headband itself. These headphones don't surround your ears. Rather, they are the conventional "over-the-ear" type of headphones, so they wont cancel out background noise too well. That's important to keep in mind, especially if you're someone who takes trips on airplanes a lot or spends a lot of time listening to music in a busy, loud environment. The included microphone that extends from the headset at the user's desire is a bit flimsy for my tastes, but it does the job. Just make sure you don't bend it too far, as it feels as though it could break. The functionality of the headset is quite good, as it offers plenty of options for basic phone and computer functions. You'll be able to answer calls, pause and skip music tracks, increase volume, and even store the small USB receiver right on the headset itself. It's quite convenient and works very well with my testing. One cool thing about the headset is that it offers a couple of different ways to interact with your electronic devices. First off, it's bluetooth compatible, so you can easily sync it up with your phone, tablet, or even computer. Sound quality through bluetooth is absolutely fantastic, and signal strength is great as well. In my testing, I was able to connect my HTC Rezound to the headphones via bluetooth and still get signal strength and great sound from across the house. Making calls from the headphones with the microphone was fantastic as well, as callers could hear me very clearly and I had no problems hearing them. On the other hand, if your computer doesn't have bluetooth, the headset comes with a small USB receiver that is very similar to those included with wireless mice and keyboards. I had no problems connecting the headset with that either, and it worked flawlessly on my Windows 7 PC. Sound quality through the receiver, however, was not so good. More on that later. In order to have a great pair of headphones, sound quality must be pretty good, especially if you're paying a hefty price. That being said, the Logitech H800 headset offered fantastic audio quality over bluetooth. Music was crisp and clear, and bass response was also sufficient. Even at the highest volumes, I didn't hear any crackling or distortion. The same cannot be said, however, when listening to music or watching video through the USB receiver on my Windows 7 PC. It seemed as though when the volume was increased, I could hear faint crackling and distortion with sound. It became especially apparent when there was a lot of bass or heavy guitar riffs in music. It's not as noticeable with video playback, but it's bothersome nonetheless. Overall, I'd say that the Logitech H800 is a great, affordable pair of wireless headphones for the average consumer. They offer great portability with their fold-up feature, and they serve many uses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for dictation; good for wireless music

    Posted
    Blackbirdpix
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    I’ve been using the Logitech wireless headset for about two weeks now, and have found them to be comfortable, lightweight and useful, with a reasonable battery life. I primarily use this headset with Dragon Express and Dragon Dictate, software that enables you to dictate into your computer. I am dictating this entire review using the Logitech headset. I have tried using other headsets for dictation, including more expensive ones from Logitech and Turtle Beach, but have found the H800 to be the optimal solution given its light weight, its USB connectivity (a necessity with Dragon) and its ease of use. Once you’ve removed the headset from its packaging (no mean trick), set up is easy and straightforward. Charging is done through a cable that attaches to your computer, and takes about three hours initially. Over the course of the past two weeks, I’ve found that the headset charge lasts approximately six hours after charging for about two hours. You can also charge the headset from a power outlet using an adapter from one of your other devices. I charge mine with an adapter that was designed for my Bose iPhone headset. The Logitech H800 offers the choice of USB or Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Bluetooth works great with my iPad and iPhone, but when connecting to my MacBook Pro I prefer to use USB. The USB dongle is a small-profile dongle that doesn’t get in the way when I leave it in the Mac and place the computer in my briefcase. Sound quality is fine, given the limitations imposed by the cost of the headset. Do they sound as good as a pair of Bose noise canceling headphones? Of course not. However, they are perfectly adequate for listening to music or audio books at a cost that is roughly one-third of the Bose. Plus they are wireless with a 40-foot range, whereas the Bose has a six-foot cord. In electronics, there are always tradeoffs, and I appreciate the convenience of being able to get up from my computer and go into another room with an uninterrupted signal. Dragon Express requires a USB connection as the Bluetooth signal is not sufficiently robust to power the software. In two weeks of using the H800 with Dragon Express, I have not seen a single incident where the microphone failed to pick up my speech. The noise-canceling function appeared to work quite well. The mic also folds out of the way inside the right ear cup, which is convenient when you’re just listening to music. Another factor you should consider before purchasing is the construction of the ear pads. The Logitech H800 uses flat, foam covered ear pads, which can get a little warm since they lay flat against your ears. I haven’t found this to be an issue – it’s just different from headsets that feature sculpted ear cups such as the Bose noise-canceling headset or the (much more expensive) Logitech G35s. For increased comfort, there’s also a piece of foam where the headset band rests against the top of your head. The headset offers a set of controls (volume, skip/fast forward/backward, volume and mute) built into the exterior of the right side ear cup. These worked fine, but as a practical matter I typically relied more on the controls on my computer than I did on those that are built into the headset. Since I’m a writer, and I rely on dictation software, this headset is on my head roughly 2 hours a day. Given the H800’s adjustability and padding, I have not experienced any discomfort, which is a key consideration when purchasing headsets. I’ve also found the speech recognition capabilities of the headset to be exceptional, and they are perfectly fine for listening to music or audio books. For the money, I haven’t seen anything that fits my needs better. Bluetooth connectivity is a plus when using my iPhone or iPad, and the headset seems to hold a reasonable charge. I would primarily recommend to anyone using dictation software and would also recommend to someone who wants the freedom of a USB or Bluetooth wireless connection when listening to music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Online College Courses!

    Posted
    celiamarie
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I didn’t think I needed a pair of wireless headphones. After using these for a month, I really don’t want to go without them. I take online college courses and am often up late at night doing coursework which contains both audio and video. This means I have to use ear buds or headphones so I don’t wake my family. I was using wired ear buds, which are a pain when you have to get up to go get a book or whatever. Using these wireless headphones really eliminates that tethered feeling. They are lightweight and comfortable, and the sound is great. I’m not an audiophile, but I also am using these to listen to my mp3’s and have been pleasantly surprised by how great the music sounds. What I really like about these headphones: The feeling of freedom when I’m using my laptop – can get up and down without unplugging (or forgetting I’m plugged in and inadvertently dragging my laptop to the floor by the earbud wires when I stand up). Freedom. Comfort. They are lightweight and the ear pads are soft and comfortable. They are adjustable and conform easily to my head size and shape. Volume controls on the right side. After using them for a while, I’m now automatically touching the + or minus signs at “12 o’clock” and “6 o’clock” on the right earphone to control volume. There’s also a pause control at “3 o’clock” (this works for audio only). Setup was incredibly easy. As usual, I did not read instructions. There’s a tiny USB wireless transmitter that plugs into a USB slot on your computer/laptop/tablet. Once that’s in, turn on the headphones (controls are a bit confusing when turning on the power for Bluetooth or Wireless, but figured that out by trial and error). I use Windows 7, and my laptop found and installed the driver for the headphones in under a minute. (You can further configure the headphones and microphone in the Control Panel of Windows, but I found no need to change any settings.) Battery life seems to be very good. I’ve only recharged twice, and recharging is easy. The headphones come with their own USB-computer cable for charging. What I didn’t like: Nothing, really. I’m surprised by how much I’ve been using and enjoying these headphones. Additional Features: The USB transmitter fits into a tiny slot under the cap on the left earphone. Ingenious. The headphones fold into a very small compact shape. I’ve tucked them into my laptop case or backpack when traveling. Very convenient feature! Microphone – I do not Skype or video chat (as of yet). However, just to practice with the mike, I used the Windows 7 Speech Recognition Tutorial. The microphone was sensitive and picked up my voice without any problems. I practiced dictating a document, and it worked splendidly. (I also learned quite a lot about speech recognition and may start to use this for writing papers). Features I haven’t used yet: Bluetooth. Ihave no need for that function at the moment. Conclusion: I’ve found that I don’t want to do any more online coursework without these headphones. They’re my favorite accessory for my laptop these days. They are solidly made, aesthetically pleasing, sleek, very lightweight, and have a great feature set. I’d recommend them to a friend, without a doubt!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!!

    Posted
    Michelangelo
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    I must admit, I am the kind of person whom, when a new technology first comes out, I am camped out in front of Best Buy for 3 days before the release date so that I can be the first to have it. When Bluetooth technology first came out, I of course ran out and bought the first pair of Bluetooth headphones out there. They sucked, plain & simple. I must say, Bluetooth technology has improved by leaps and bounds in the past 5 or so years, especially in the audio realm. Logitech has hit a home run with the H800. This is yet one more product made by Logitech that I have yet to find a con in. The best feature of the H800 I would have to say is the fact that it is a full featured Bluetooth headset, mic included. When I first took it out of the box, I tried it out with my MacBook. I switched it to Bluetooth connectivity, paired it with my MacBook, and listened to a few songs in iTunes, the sound quality was nothing short of spectacular! The next thing I did was tried out the headsets mic function. I first tried it out with my computers speech function. It clearly hears my commands, and not once did I have to repeat myself when using it for speech to text. The next thing I did to test the mic and the headphones at the same time, was placed an iChat call. The recipient stated that my voice was clear, not garbled, echoed, or distorted in any way, as it sometimes can be with my MacBooks built-in mic. One thing I almost didn't notice, is that I was even wearing headphones. I own a pair of the Motorola Bluetooth headphones that wrap around the ears and behind the head (I use them only for working out and biking). These headphones are EXTREMELY comfortable, something that I have not found common in the Bluetooth headphone world. Thanks to the thick padding on both ears and on the top of the head, you can wear the headphones 18 hours a day and not have a single sore spot. That's definitely a selling point when it comes to headphones, comfort. Another feature of the H800 that I have found absolutely invaluable, is the fact that this headset has both Bluetooth connectivity as well as the Logitech wireless receiver (with on-board storage in one side of the headset) for computers that do not have Bluetooth receivers. This is great when using the headset with my desktop or my Windows laptop that doesn't have Bluetooth on it. This was an amazing design aspect on the part of Logitech!! The on-board storage for the Logitech wireless receiver is really a great feature of the H800. One thing I absolutely cannot stand is having to throw away a perfectly good wireless device because I've lost the receiver. I commute to downtown Chicago for work, that's a long long journey 5-6 days a week, anything can happen between my front door and my office, so the on-board receiver storage with a locking cover is a very important feature for me. The only thing I had a problem with these headphone was with my Mac. My computer went to sleep, and when I woke it up, the sound on the headphone was completely messed up. All I had to do was turn the headphones off and re-pair them with the Mac, but I'm imagining this is something that might possibly be fixed by a Mac update, and it's definitely not a deal breaker considering the extremely reasonable price and the amazing quality of the product. Congrats Logitech, you've come out with one kick a** pair of headphones!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good perfromance and versatility

    Posted
    garagefather
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    First, I like the fact that the headset is blutooth and usb capable. Not all my devices are blutooth capable so having the nano receiver option really expands the number of devices the unit will work with. Logitech conveniently provides a storage compartment for the receiver so you always have it if you need it. Very nice. Pairing is quite simple and I quickly had it paired with both my cell phone and my PS3. When playing MP3s from my phone, the headset sounds quite nice and had plenty of volume. I already own a S9 rocker stereo blutooth headset and I found the logitech unit to outperform it in several areas. I found the sound to be better while the S9 focuses on compact size. Reception on the logitech was quite impressive as I could leave my phone in my basement and listen to music on the second story. Yes, that is through 2 floors (likely depends partly on the performance of your blutooth devices transmitter power. I was using an LG Rumor Touch). I didn't do a range test outdoors but I am sure it will be equally impressive. It is adjustable and comfortable to wear, even for my big noggin, for long periods while working or playing. The battery life is also superior. I can play music for hours before charging is necessary. I also like the fact that cell call audio, while possibly mono, still plays on both speakers. My S9 goes drops to one speaker in call mode and on the PS3. One thing that can vary from headset to headset is how it pairs with the PS3. Some require you to manually go in and connect each time to the PS3, while others connect up automatically after the initial pairing process. This is probably mostly due to the firmware in the headset but it is easy to understand why automatic is the best. The PS3 blutooth apparently differs from cell phones, so the power up linking after the devices are paired can change for the PS3 for some reason, while all my devices seem to link automatically with my phone. This headset does automatically link with the PS3 when the headset is turned on, which is nice. Just like any headset, if you have been using it with one device and switch to another device, you have to refresh the link the first time you link the devices again. From that point, it will automatically link with that device until you link it to another paired device. The second way to connect this headset, via the usb, is plug and play. Your usb equipped device will automatically install the driver once you insert the receiver, and you will be listening in less than a minute. The only difference is operation from one to the other is that the power selector needs to be in usb mode instead of blutooth mode. Easy peezy. The sound quality between modes sounds equally good having good bass response and dynamic range. Just keep in mind that these are under a $100 bucks and wireless and should not be compared to a high end audiophile grade plug in headset. In closing, I find this headset to be an excellent performer for the price and feel it would be excellent for most users. Like the majority of logitech devices, the performance, price, and quality are always top notch and I highly recommend this headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Product and very useful

    Posted
    LookingGood
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    Logitech H800 Wireless Head Phones I've always been interested in owning a pair of wireless headphones. I have been using a pair of Sony ear buds when listening to music or watching movies on my Atrix 4G or Lapdock. I was so excited to get my hands on a pair of wireless headphones. The Logitech H800 wireless headphones far exceeded my expectations. They are very light weight and even though made of mostly plastic, seem to be very durable. They have comfortable padding for the ears and head band. They are easy to adjust and even fold up like sunglasses, making it convenient for travel. The controls are easy to use. You can answer phone calls, change or pause songs, change volume control with mute, and switch between bluetooth and USB controls. It even has this cool flip down microphone for phone calls. I love these head phones. I have used them with my Atrix 4G when exercising, with no problem of them falling off or moving around. I've used them when working off my Lapdock or desktop computer. (They work really well.) The built in equalizer really does its job and makes the audio sound really rich, crisps and clear. Answering calls is easy and even auto mutes when a call is coming thru. (It resums auto playback after you hand up.) Call quality is really good and having long conversations is no problem. I can hear the caller very well and they can hear me too. I live in a two story house and was still able to hear my music on another floor. The charge is only 6 hrs when just listening to music. (Will be less depending on use of the phone feature.) You can only charge it using the USB cord, big pain, unless you have a wall charger the USB can plug into. There were a few times when listening to music, I lost connection and had to power off then on again to continue listening. Pros 1) Very compact by folding up 2) Wireless USB or bluetooth connection 3) Lightweight, comfortable and durable 4) Adjustable head band and ear pads 5) Can use with any mobile bluetooth device, desktop computer, netbook, notebook and laptop. 6) Rechargeable battery 7) All controls on one side and easy to use 8) Sound quality is excellent with no interference 9) Call features works really well, including the flip down Mic. 10) Good rang distance from device to headphones. Cons 1) Only comes with a USB charging cord. (Needs to have a wall adapter too.) 2) Battery life is only 6 hrs. (Less if making phone calls.) 3) Can't activate voice commands to make a phone. 4) Sometimes it loses connection and needs to be powered off then on again to resume.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the PRICE 5 stars!!!

    Posted
    Juando

    I do a lot of multimedia development and work remotely (i.e. virtual meetings). Therefore, I am very reliant on headphones and own few sets for different purposes. First off, is this model studio quality? No so if that is what you are looking for you need to spend a little more money and look at brands like Audio-Technica. I have the 400 series for like $99 (not wireless) and love them. Enough about that. I actually owned the Logitech H500 (USB Wireless) but they gave out. I can say the H800 is big improvement and I loved the H500. My only issue with that model was the ear cushion material and the range wasn’t great. The H800 has a similar ear cushion material but they are still comfortable just not as comfortable as the headphones with the foam material. Now, the range is a very pleasant improvement. The H500 had good range, but once I left my home office area and traveled to another room the reception was hit or miss even if it was only 30 ft away. I call walk my entire downstairs area and not lose signal even going into the bathroom or behind walls. It is good for at least 35-5- feet for me. Some other welcomed improvements that the H500 was very good at is sound and battery life. Like I said I do a lot of development and remote work. Therefore, I use my headphones for 5-7 hours some days. Most times I forget to turn them off to converse battery life during a break or lunch. They last my entire work dat. The H500 would last 4-6 hours but H800 has it about 1.5-2 hours longer. And the sound? I listen to music to keep me motivated to work when not recording media. Normally, I pull my Audio-Technicas to listen to music because of the quality of the sound. Lately I find I stick to the Logitech H800. The sound is clear and rich enough for casual listening…the bass is actually pretty good. Again, we are still not talking about studio quality but for the price and its intended purpose very surprising quality. Other quick features: folds up for easy storage; good build for the price; nice controls to switch between Bluetooth and usb wireless (H500 doesn’t have this feature) and volume; and an adjustable boom mic for recording and audio calls. My only issues or desires for future improvements? I would love to have a wireless USB/Bluetooth Logitech headphones that had cushion/foam ear pieces like some of their wired models. Also, the USB charging female connector on the headset can easily be broken if you don’t stick the male piece in correctly from USB charging wire. DISCLAIMER: I haven’t used the BLUETOOTH option. My review is strictly based on the USB dongle option. Mainly because the H500 set-up was that way and I just changed headphones out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for most things, but lacking in others

    Posted
    Khena
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    I really wanted a pair of headphones/microphone that could do it all and work with everything. What it does, it does very well, but it's lacking on some front. Build Quality: Seem a bit flimsy. Very light, and ear pads are not the thickest or highest quality. It seems like they could break pretty easily, but so far, so good. The microphone is made of rubber, and that part is good, so I can move it around without breaking it. Sound Quality: Actually, it was surprisingly good. Let's not get crazy here, these are not audiophile quality headphones by any means, but they sounded better than I expected. Microphone also sounded good and picked my voice up loud. Used with both USB and Bluetooth, and didn't have any issues with clicking others have reported. Maybe I lucked out, or maybe they fixed it. Can't be sure. Comfort: The flimsy aspect actually comes in handy here. They are very light and very comfortable. Wish the ear padding was a bit thicker, but I guess I can always replace that if I'm going to wear them for 8 hours at a time (which I could when playing my PS3 :-) Compatibility: This is where it's really hit or miss. On the PS3, it ONLY SENDS OUT VOICE INFORMATION. You will NOT get game music or sound effects through these headphones. I tried using both the USB and Bluetooth on PS3, and both worked well, but only for voice/chat. Bluetooth was not seen by my iPad or iPhone at all. Tried both to no avail. HUGE disappointment, as I was hoping to use it for Skype on my iPad. On PC and Laptop, it worked great! Conclusion: Overall, for the price, not bad at all. Wish it worked on iPad and that I could get game sound from my PS3, but I think that's a PS3 limitation, not the headphones, as I have yet to find one that does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    No Microphone Volume

    Posted
    MisterK
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    I needed a new microphone for tutorials. I decided to fork out a few more bucks to get the H800 over the H540 since it was wireless and it had bluetooth so it could double as my phone headset. I'm using Windows 7 and the initial setup was painless. The headphone portion worked immediately and the sound from the initial music I played was ok. I got the microphone working but something was amiss right away. It didn't look like I was getting enough volume. The quality of the recording was excellent but it seemed like I had to turn up my speakers to hear what I recorded. Long story short, I scoured the web. Found a couple user with the same issue who contacted Logitech and their support was totally clueless. I played with every setting I could find. I plugged the dongle into different usb ports including the front of the computer like a FAQ suggested. Nothing worked. I just thought maybe it was me until I went into a meeting with my laptop and played a video. You could barely hear me when you were sitting next to me. I came home, plugged in my old Plantronics usb headset and looked at the results. Whereas the Plantronics spiked the meter continuously in the high 80%, the Logitech couldn't get much past 10-15%. It wasn't my imagination. I packed it up, returned it and got the H540. Got that home and OMG. Better headset build, the recording is just as good and the Volume! I only have it recording at 40% so I don't spike my meter. The other thing that bothered me a lot when I was looking at the boxes on the shelf. This microphone uses a pure foam ear cup. That's what my Plantronics used and it disentegrated after several years. Plus it doesn't breathe so it's hot. The cheaper H540 uses some vinyl or leather over the foam so it's much nicer. Weird. I used it for my headset for my Samsung Galaxy S III. The sound was kind of tinny and seemed to have some slight reverb (if that's the right word). It sounded like the caller was talking through a can. They heard me perfectly so no problem on the outgoing but the incoming sound was not that great. So buyer beware on this one. Hopefully it works for you.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for its intended use

    Posted
    JReno
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    The Logitech H800 is pretty decent as wireless headphones go. The main draw is its ability to pair with your phone via Bluetooth, as well as you PC via a wireless adapter. This allows for easy switching between phone calls and Skype calls, or any other application that requires a mic (such as voice chat in video games). The range is a bit better than some of the cheaper Bluetooth headphones I've owned, and I've not run into any issues with it dropping connections or refusing to connect. Sound quality is good, though nowhere near what you'd get from wired headphones in the same price range. You're definitely paying for convenience as opposed to fidelity, and if sound quality is your primary concern, you might be disappointed. However, they work well enough that less discerning listeners will probably like them quite a bit, especially when compared to ear buds or speakerphone sound. They are lightweight, which is a plus, but the plastic feels thin and cheap. They have barely any clamping force, which means they fall right off my head if I look down abruptly. The band flexes a lot and I feel like I need to be extra careful with them, compared to the industrial studio headphones I normally use. Button placement is good, and the controls are responsive. I find the switch that goes from off to Bluetooth to (whatever the other wireless connection is called) is kind of fiddly, and I have to put some effort into selecting the correct mode. So overall, there are better sounding, more rugged headphones out there for the price. However, I needed these specifically for their ability to switch from phone to PC and back quickly and reliably, and for that, they do a great job. 4 stars, with a lot of caveats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Headset for home phone

    Posted
    Daisy
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    Very comfortable, you have to do a little trial and error with the microphone to find the correct placement so that people on the other end can hear clearly but once you have it down it is great. Microphone piece is flexible and can be moved around to get it in the right spot for your head/mouth. This is very nice b/c everyone's voice carries differently and it helps so people can hear you clearly on the other end. The Best Buy rep. that helped me sold this to me to be compatible with my Bluetooth home phone but it does NOT work with cordless phones which was a disappointment. It does however work great with my cell phone and is a joy to have when on long conference calls. Range is decent but if you are going to move around while on a call I would recommend putting your cellphone in your pocket to avoid cutting out. Sometimes there is unexplained cutting out but it is not all that often so I can live with it. In my opinion the one downfall is that there is not a real good way to tell battery percentage before you get on a call and sometimes it starts to cut out and act funky in the middle of a conference call. That usually tells me that the battery light (which is located up on your earphone) has probably changed to yellow and the headset needs to be charged again. Remember to charge every night as battery duration is not that long and even if you didn't use it much the day before the next day it won't last for long if it wasn't charged overnight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ok at times

    Posted
    Workfromhome
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Was hoping for a good wireless headset to be able to stand and walk around while working. The cord that comes with this device is about 3 FT, barely enough to stand with. If u forget to plug in the device at night, well the next day get ready for neck cramps if ur laptop isn't right next to u or able to be mobile with u. The battery does die at 6hrs and if you are on a call when u hear the beep, its almost impossible to plug in the headset while using the headset. Finding the "area" to Mute or volume, you basically need a mirror to see what you are hitting because there are no buttons, its a circle with all options to choose from. I can walk around some of the main floor of the house before getting cut out, but the range is not enough. Also, the headset decides if it will connect or not, meaning sometimes I cannot listen or talk until the headset decides it needs to work, so when this occurs I plug in the 'ol standby wired headset. Very disappointed, clearly whoever designed this didn't use it for more than 2 minutes or try all the features.... Wish I could send it back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely excellent product!

    Posted
    Paul
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    Usually when you go into an electronics store, be it Best Buy or any other, and you ask about Bluetooth headsets, they first want to take you to the phone section. After correcting that you mean a flat against, on, or over-the-ear stereo model for a computer they take you to Stereo and Gaming headsets. The Logitech H800, in at least two main stores, including Best Buy, sits in neither location but a 3rd - a Logitech end cap - where it is mostly overlooked and strangely not even thought of or referenced by the sales staff. And yet, it is reasonably priced, very light weight and comfortable, comes with its own supplied computer dongle and pairs easily with it and cell phones both. The pad against your ears is flat, soft, and comfortable and the quality of sound is not only excellent but really has to be heard to be believed . . . with surprisingly little sound leakage unless you have it blaring. While definitely not for heavy metal, grunge, or punk band listening, it has excellent music playing properties with all the base I care to listen to - heavy base lovers go elsewhere. And the quality of sound over phone or Skype is the best you can find anywhere north of $500. You get quality sound in and out without ever feeling you have much perched on top of your head and I have received a few complimentary comments on the sleek style of the unit. The "ever-so-slim tilting forward from headset boom mike" leaves you comfortable knowing people around you can see that your speaking into a communications headset and not merely off your medication or Schizophrenic . . . and they would fall in love with this headset too !!! Get the H800 with Bluetooth and comfy headband padding that "also" pairs with cell phones "not" the 600 model . . . You want the H800 by Logitech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They're alright

    Posted
    eddieDOTee
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    Well, its nice that you can use it on two devices. You can either use it with the USB dongle that comes with it Or you can pair it directly with bluetooth The downside is, I bought this to use it with my bedroom desktop using the dongle, and pair it with bluetooth and use it that way in the living room. The dongle has no problem playing whatever media I'm listening to, whether it be a game, movie, music, or whatever, while using the microphone at the same time. Bluetooth however, is either one or the other. You either listen to your media with the headphones, or listen to your mates and voice chat through microphone. One or the other. You're not going to be blasting The Kim Possible theme song while having a conversation about how the live action movie should not be happening. You either have the conversation, or listen to your music. LAME. Especially for the price. I resorted to playing the media out of the TV speakers and listening to my mates on the headphones as a work around. Which is kind of a letdown. They're very comfy though. I recommend you get the GSP for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Get the job done

    Posted
    ncshopper
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    Overall, these work quite well. The plastic feels a little cheap (like it may break with extended usage), and the earpads just sit on your ears (not cupping over the ears like I'm used to and would like for further noise dampening), which is why I deducted one star. Pros: - Very lightweight and comfortable - Fold up compactly, so I just leave them in my computer bag when not in use - Work on both Bluetooth and with a dongle (which makes it exceedingly easy to use with multiple computers) - The dongle is very small, so I just leave it plugged into my laptop all the time (I used to have a Plantronics set with a dongle about the size of a USB "thumb dive." I had to remove it put put my laptop in the bag, and eventually lost the dongle. Which is why I bought these) - Decent sound quality Cons: - Plastic feels a bit cheap, so I'm afraid they may eventually break from getting jostled around in my computer bag - Mic quality is OK... it's fine for teleconferencing, but not high enough quality that I feel I can use it for video recordings - Earphones just sit on the ears, not over the ears (this is personal preference, you may like them fine) Summary: They aren't perfect, but they are the best I've found for what I want: Easy-to-travel with, good quality sound, and wireless. They are my "go to" headphones, and use them at my desk and when out and about with my laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good headset, great for gaming while also on Skype

    Posted
    gadgetman131
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    I will disclose that I had to swap out my first headset for a duplicate because the dongle that came with the first one stopped working after under 2 weeks. With the first one, I kept plugging it in and unplugging it whenever I was gaming or not. After two weeks, two different computers wouldn't recognize the dongle anymore. The new one, which I have left plugged in and am going through 'playback devices' to enable/disable, is working fine. I will also say that I prefer the bluetooth behavior (though not sound, see below) of detecting whether or not the headset is on/off in order to 'steal' the sound or not. With the Logitech dongle, it doesn't. If it is plugged in, it assumes the headset is on and steals the sound and you have to override that all the time. Logitech could do better with their drivers, IMO. Bluetooth... this headset also works with a bluetooth dongle (tried both BT 3.0 and 4.0) however it suffers from the following. I am told (and google searches seem to validate this) that bluetooth can only do EITHER high-quality sound OR use the microphone, NOT BOTH. My usage is to listen to the game through the headset, while also using it to speak/listen to friends on skype (or through the game, it wouldn't matter). As soon as I enable the microphone, the sound quality drops to more "mobile quality" sound. Good enough for a phone conversation, but listening to the game's sound via that quality just doesn't work. Working around those quirks, it's a great headset.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Wireless Headset

    Posted
    RottenJunk1
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    I picked these up after trying to find other wireless headsets. Most wireless ones seem to go around the ears, which becomes very painful to me. I prefer headsets that sit on my ears (not around them). Installation was simple. Install the utility software and you can start/pause music via iTunes (comes in handy when someone calls). The headset can not use the Logitech Unifying receiver so you will need to use the receiver it comes with, or use it via Bluetooth. I have it use RF to my PC and Bluetooth to my phone so if I get a call on my PC I'm ready. If I get one on my phone I just need to flip a switch, wait a couple of seconds and then the headset it working with my phone. I use the headset quite a bit throughout the day (I don't use speakers so all sound is directed through my headset and I use VoIP to make calls). The battery life is rated at 6hrs and I get about that before I have to plug it in. Luckily the headsets can be used while they are plugged in but I would prefer to not have to plug in to make it a full day at work. A 12hr battery would be a better fit for me. I would even settle for being able to buy a separate battery (which you can do on Logitech's web site) but there isn't a separate charger for the spare battery available for purchase. In the end I get the performance out of this headset I need.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returning Tomorrow...

    Posted
    Nizmo717
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased this headset earlier today. I have been using Logitech headsets for 10 years... This is the worst one I have ever purchased. It was on sale so I thought I would give it a try. - When plugged into the USB cable the sound is staticy on the right ear where the USB plugs in - The volume down control will not work. All other buttons do work. - Connecting to Ventrilo it will not allow you to use DIRECT SOUND - The box claims it has "LASER TUNED DRIVERS WITH BUILT IN EQUALIZER", this would make you think you can adjust volume with the equalizer right? No such thing - Reading Logitech's forums there are a lot of people experience the problems I have tonight where the mic worked and the sound does not. Restarted the computer and had to unplug the headset and plug it back in for the sound to come back. Only had it plugged in for 2 hours before I had to do this. I read that this is caused buy having speakers and this headset hooked up. I use my headset for chatting and my speakers for all other sounds. This headset does not like this... - Pairing software does not come with the device. You need to go to Logitech's website to get it. This did work and connected quick but should have been included when buying this headset. - Ear pads are spongy and keep in a lot of heat. Ears got very hot very quickly. Uncomfortable.... I will be returning this headset tomorrow. I rarely leave bad reviews on any product I buy but this has been a huge hassle since I purchased this headset.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    When they work, good...but...

    Posted
    chimonger

    MOST of the time, this headset failed to function. If there was a lower rating option, this product would get the sub-negative rating. The headset is recognized by the computer, usually...but, most of the time, connectivity stops at being able to adjust the volume via the headset, but the input/output fails to connect. When it does manage to connect fully, it fails to stay connected, if you walk farther than about 25' from computer, or around a corner at maybe 15' to 20' [old building--no metal barriers]. This headset has been a chronic frustration for over a year, and getting worse. The headset before this was a more costly higher-end Logitech, picked from the very few choices at our local Best Buy. That also failed to function properly. Also, dislike the on-ear foam pads...makes headset unstable on head. NOT inclined to buy Logitech ever again...we've used numerous Logitech products for many many years....they USED to be good....not now. Reliable connectivity with computer has become a real problem for their keyboards, headsets, and mouse units, on PC, Linux and Mac computer units. Cannot recommend Logitech anymore. Looking for other options that don't cost a king's ransom for Old Tech. There's NO excuse for headsets that work really well, to be so grossly over-priced as what we've seen at BestBuy, either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend