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Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset

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The LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset from Microsoft is a stereo headset designed for use with a computer. The headset features stereo headphones and an integrated microphone. It connects to your computer via the USB interface. The headset is an excellent choice for anyone who wishes to participate in web conferencing or VoIP communications. It is optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger.

Stereo Headset
The stereo headset can be used as a standard pair of headphones or for Internet telephony and conferencing.
Microphone
The headset features an integrated microphone, allowing you to use it for Internet voice communications and video conferencing. It is optimized for use with Windows Live Messenger.
USB Interface
The LifeChat connects to your Windows computer via USB. It is compatible with systems running Windows XP SP2 and Vista.
Style Stereo Headphones with Microphone
Frequency Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sensitivity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Microphone Type Unidirectional
Mic Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Connectors 1x USB 1.1
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    MicrosoftLifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset
     
    4.6

    (based on 33 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (26)
    • Great sound quality (26)
    • Quality microphone (25)
    • Comfortable (22)
    • Added features (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (4)

    Best Uses

    • Typing & talking (11)
    • Home computer (9)
    • Office computer (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (23), Budget shopper (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (19), Business (13)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great headphones, Better Headset

    I purchased these headphones for use with my Rosetta Stone language learning application. I'm trying to learn Japanese, so it's really important to me that all my pronunciations are correct, therefore I had...Read complete review

    I purchased these headphones for use with my Rosetta Stone language learning application. I'm trying to learn Japanese, so it's really important to me that all my pronunciations are correct, therefore I had to have a headset that was better than the Cyber Accoustics model offered by Rosetta Stone. I scoured the net and did my research on models that Rosetta Stone recommended. At first, I was keen on the Logitech ClearChat Pro headset and purchased one, but it only worked once. I have a feeling that it may have been just a defective unit, but there were other aspects I didn't like. The biggest one being that it did feel cheap coupled with the fact that the headphones weren't really designed for long durations of use.

    Once I returned the Logitech, the LifeChat LX-3000 became the next obsession on my list. As soon as I got it, it worked right out of the box. I set the Rosetta Stone application to its highest level of precision of voice recognition, and my pronunciations are coming through clear and without issue. It's so precise, in fact, that the application has become tougher on me when I do mispronounce any of the words in Japanese.

    One very surprising feature of the headset is the sound quality of the headphones. I forgot to disconnect them at one point and I was playing some music from Windows Media player. The song had plenty of deep bass and incredible highs, but the headphones somehow managed to cover the entire range. After trying a few other songs in there, and moving the microphone out of the way, I found myself enjoying the set as headphones as well. Great value for the buy.

    The only thing I didn't really like about the headset is an annoying window that pops up every time you connect them to a PC. I guess Microsoft is trying to push use of their Windows Live Call application. So every time you connect the headset to the computer, a window pops up saying that you've connected a Windows Live compatible device and you need to install Windows Live Device Manager. It's designed to work in tandem with Windows Live Call (a form of Skype). You can always just close the window and use the headset normally, but the window will continue to pop up every time you connect until you agree to install the software.

    Other than that, this is my Rosetta Stone headset. Microsoft actually also offers the LX-6000, which is a wireless headset solution, but I wasn't too trusting of that yet. GO LIFECHAT!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Gets the job done

    We use the life chat headset for our spanish program so they get a lot of use.

    The headsets work well with the program the sound level is great and we...Read complete review

    We use the life chat headset for our spanish program so they get a lot of use.

    The headsets work well with the program the sound level is great and we have had no compatibility issues.

    They are not the most sturdy headsets, but for the price they are sufficient though.

    Reviewed by 33 customers

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    5.0

    very good headset

    By Ivo

    from Kenosha, WI

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Great For Rosetastone
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Quality Microphone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Home Computer

    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

    My kids are using it with rosetastone. They have no problems using it. It worked right out of the box. No software need it. I hope that it will last (we havi it only for three weeks) .

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    Great Price!!

    By spk

    from Gastonia, NC

    About Me Quality Oriented

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      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

          We use this product at our fundraising company and it works great. The guys seem to love them. I couldn't get over the great price at this website. Thanks :)

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          A little pricy, but worth the investment

          By Tim

          from Mentor, OH

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Quality Microphone

          Cons

          • Bulky Design

          Best Uses

          • Music and Movies
          • Office Computer

          Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

          As a school network administrator, we have bought over 20 of these headsets for our lab. Despite daily use, almost all have survived over two years, when other sets have all broken within a year. I just bought 5 more to replace and add to the few that did break.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Great utility in the price range

          By Zico

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Quality Microphone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer

            Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

            This headset is very good, clear sound quality and the mic works quite nicely as well. I mostly use it for skype but this is also great for watching video when you don't want to disturb anyone around you. Great choice in it's price range. The only draw back is that it can hurt the ears if used for extended periods of time.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Great Product/Quick Delivery

            By Principal

            from Highland, Illinois

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Quality Microphone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mobile Device

              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

              We are using these devices in our computer labs for our Spanish Elective utilizing Rosetta Stone Software. The LifeChat boom mics are perfect for this function.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              great headset

              By JP

              from Washington DC

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Computer
                  • Office Computer

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                  I use it for personal and business, great value for $$, good sound quality, easy to install.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Works great

                  By Momentum

                  from Hilo, HI

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Quality Microphone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                    I only checked the set up of this headset to assure that it works with a scheduled training coming up, and the process was quick and easy. The MS LiveChat software does not need to be installed to use the headset. I'm concerned that wearing the headset for an extended period of time (4 hours) will be painful due to the tension as it clamps against my ears. The control switch in mid-cord feels flimsy (hollow) and non-responsive, but works fine.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    5.0

                    Comfortable and great sound

                    By thefrenchguy

                    from Hilton Head Island, SC

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer
                      • Office Computer

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                      Perfect for listining to music, conference call, chat on your computer. Great sound and very comfortable to wear.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      5.0

                      Very good

                      By pstidsen

                      from Horsens, Denmark

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Added features
                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Quality Microphone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Computer
                        • Music and Movies
                        • Office Computer

                        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                        I use my headset to chat with my friend on Skype. It works perfect!

                        It's bad that i can't use the headset in my phone because it's USB.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        5.0

                        Great buy

                        By Al

                        from Marina, ca

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Quality Microphone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                            Very good sound quality overall.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            Kid-Ready headphones w/ Mic

                            By LittleRadio

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Quality Microphone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • School Rosetta Stone

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                              Solidly built, good fit, and comfortable. I purchased three sets of these for my kids who needed a good durable headset to learn Rosetta Stone.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              good product

                              By Happy

                              from Bronx n. y.

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Microphone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Computer

                                Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                good headset good sound only can be used on computers

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                4.0

                                Good buy for the $$$

                                By edtech

                                from NY

                                About Me Value Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Computer
                                  • Office Computer

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                  We use these headsets for workshops. The presenter needs a mic so this headset works. It is comfortable and basically plug and play.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  It Dies the Job

                                  By Emma

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Value Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home Computer

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                    I bought the headset to use with Windows speech recognition on my desktop PC with Windows 7. Was easy to install the software and to adjust the sound level. I've only begun to play with speech recognition, but already know that the headset works with it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal
                                    • Computer Platform:
                                    • PC

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Great PC Headset

                                    By Nancyp1

                                    from San Clemente, CA

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Quality Microphone

                                    Cons

                                    • Can be uncomfortable

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Typing & Talking

                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                    I was happy with this headset [...] Thank you so much.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    comfort and quality

                                    By B Biker

                                    from NJ

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Quality Microphone

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                        I purchased the headset to take a Rosetta stone language course. It is extremely comfortable to wear and the sound quality is excellent. The microphone also performs well, as the program responds to my voice. It is really easy to use. I am planning to use it for my skpe calls too because it is so clear and comfortable.

                                        There are no downsides - this is a great product.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        My third purchase! Is that Good?

                                        By Jon

                                        from New York City

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Quality Microphone

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                            I game every day and have used these headphone for the past 3 years ... Hey! Why are you buying another one? Seems I am a bit rough with mine and there is a breakdown of the hardware at the Volume and mute switch. But I love them and would buy again.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            5.0

                                            Very good product with great price

                                            By Annie K

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Great Sound Quality
                                            • Quality Microphone

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Relieving Neck Pain
                                              • Typing & Talking

                                              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                              It's a very good one. Easy to use and sound is very clear. I don't like earpieces in general, but this one makes me feel comfortable to wear.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              5.0

                                              Great product for the price

                                              By Vital

                                              from Morton Grove,Ill

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                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                                    Using this product at work daily for more than 2 years.Bought new from B&H to use at home

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Great headset.

                                                    By Yuriy

                                                    from Boston

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Comfortable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Typing & Talking

                                                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 USB Stereo Headset:

                                                      Easy to use, nice sound quality. Probably best value USB headset.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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