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Plantronics Headsets - DSP 400 Review

Updated on February 13, 2011

Review of My Plantronics Headset

The review of the Plantronics DSP 400 Headset is the REAL Deal. I write about things I own and use and I've been using this model of Plantronics Headset for more than a year now.

What attracted me to this model of Plantronics is the features for the money.

  • First the DSP 400 is very lightweight and comfortable to wear.
  • Second it's USB so there are no sound card issues to deal with and you can use it very easily on multiple machines
  • Third it's foldable so it's easy to take them with you
  • Fourth - it's a recommended headset for Dragon Naturally Speaking

Now on to what people want to know most about - Sound Quality. I own an older model fully enclosed studio headset made by Sony. And that set sounds fantastic. This set is not as good but for the money is pretty amazing. The sound is clear and tight perhaps lacking just a bit on the bass. And I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was considering this is my first ever sound device that operates through a USB Port. Plantronics has done some good engineering here!

I use Dragon Naturally Speaking a lot and this is one of the recommended headsets as noted above. It's a huge upgrade from the cheap headset included with the software. If you use Dragon then I can highly recommend this model. You'll be amazed at how much better your dictation becomes as errors practically dissapper. This is not a review of Dragon so I'll save that for another time.

My only gripe with this headset is the foam ball on the microphone can come off ... so I just took it off and it seems to make no difference to the effectiveness.

I have tried this headset with Yahoo Messanger and Skype and it works great with both of them doing VOIP.

So if you like to listen to music while you work, use voice recognition software, or do any kind of internet VOIP like Skype I can highly recommend this model.

The price listed on Plantronics Website is $79.99. I paid about $45 for them from either Amazon or Newegg I can't remember.


Plantronic Headsets

This is the model of Plantronics Headset I have been using for more than a year now... it's USB and it is wired
This is the model of Plantronics Headset I have been using for more than a year now... it's USB and it is wired

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    Christine Mulberry 

    9 years ago

    Good review. As an average consumer I appreciate information on items that aren't necessarily top of the line or early-adopter material.

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