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Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000

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"This is an excellent headset & I'm very pleased with it. "
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is an excellent headset, I've been using it for four months now & I'm very pleased with it. When I first used it for online gaming, my friends commented on the clarity of my voice. I also noticed that (unlike my previous headset), when I'm ingame, I don't have to turn down the game sounds in order to hear them talking.

AJD-NZ

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
"Awesome Headset"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

This is a really good headset, great sound quality (comparable to Beats Headphones) and a really good quality microphone. I defiantly recommend

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Good Quality"
4 stars"

Good sound quality and well built mic. Nice to chat to friends with and also make Youtube commentaries. Good for almost anything. Very good purchase.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Description

This comfortable, high-quality stereo headset gives you the simplicity of USB installation and high-quality digital sound that cannot be matched by analog. Hold clear, private Internet voice calls, enjoy music and movies, and become fully immersed in your games.

The Next Level of Headset
If you want to chat, game or listen to music, do it right—in full immersion. Sit back with the LifeChat LX-3000 and enjoy the quality digital sound, made even better with total-comfort leatherette ear pads. With the USB connection, you can get plugged in fast. And when you’re ready to talk, the noise-cancelling microphone makes sure you’re heard, crystal clear.

Free Worldwide Internet Calling to Your Online Contacts
Call your online contacts anywhere in the world—absolutely free.

Digital USB
Enjoy superior reliability and clarity.

Leatherette Ear Pads
Listen and play for hours in total comfort.

Flexible 1.8-metre/6-foot Cable
Get more room to move.

Noise-cancelling Microphone
The noise-cancelling microphone automatically picks up your voice with remarkable clarity.

System Requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), (excluding Windows XP 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium® III 550 MHz (Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz recommended) or higher.
  • Hard Drive: 60 MB free
  • Connectivity: USB 1.1 port or higher (USB 2.0 recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive.

Review
By goodgearguide­.com.au

"…The LifeChat excels in many areas, most of which are centred on design and audio quality. The headset has leatherette pads around the ear which are comfortable and block a reasonable amount of exterior noise. They are not noise-cancelling, as such, but compared to on-ear headsets, audio is much easier to hear using these headphones. The audio clarity is quite outstanding for this type of product. Using Windows Live Messenger, we connected to various users around the world – namely in America and Poland. We also spoke with fellow Australians as well. During these tests the audio was clear and the quality was particularly impressive by comparison to other headsets we've run through these tests.. We also used the headset with the popular PC game communication program, TeamSpeak and found the audio to be clear and easy to understand.

The foam covered noise-cancelling microphone extends from the left hand side and is attached to a fully adjustable arm. Voice captured by the microphone is also clear and easy to understand. We tested the microphone with third party assessments over various Messenger voice chats and also by recording voice using Sony SoundForge.

Setting up the headset is very easy. By simply plugging the headset into an available USB port Windows was able to detect it and found basic drivers that allowed the unit to work. However, to use the Windows Live Messenger integration features, we had to install the correct drivers and Messenger plug-in from the provided installation disc.

Once you have the Messenger features installed, you can press the dedicated button on the in-line remote control to start a web chat. However, doing this only opens a window which asks you to choose a contact to start a chat with. From what we can gather, there is no added benefit of this feature at all. It is just as easy to simply choose you contact using the mouse from within Messenger and pressing the voice chat button. After several days of using the headset we gave up on the Messenger shortcut altogether. However, the remote also has volume and mute controls, which are very handy for volume adjustments on-the-fly. The LifeChat LX-3000 also has a six foot cable for greater flexibility and mobility.

On the whole, the headset is comfortable, easy to use and has excellent audio quality -especially considering the price point. While we found the Messenger integration to be somewhat unnecessary, others may well find it useful."

Release date NZ
January 29th, 2007
Manufacturer code:
JUG-00003
Warranty Period
3 Years
Brand
Manufacturer
Manufacturer Code
JUG-00003
UPC
882224251877
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Product ID
1537208

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