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MicrosoftLifeChat LX-3000 Headset
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (24)
  • Quality microphone (21)
  • Comfortable (20)
  • Easy to use (20)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home computer (20)
    • Music and movies (10)
    • Office computer (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (14), Budget shopper (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (20), Business (8)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (25)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good headset for the price

    I bought this headset to use while videoconferencing, and it does a decent job. I am using it with a Mac mini, and OS X recognized it as soon as I plugged it...Read complete review

    I bought this headset to use while videoconferencing, and it does a decent job. I am using it with a Mac mini, and OS X recognized it as soon as I plugged it into a USB port. You can then turn on and off the headphones and mic independently if you have other sound gear hooked up to your Mac using the System Preferences > Sound menu. The earcups enclose your ears and the sound quality is acceptable. I like the inline remote control, it has convenient buttons to increase/decrease volume and mute the microphone. The cord is about 2 meters long, giving you plenty of room to move. The only negative, is that I have been told that the sound quality of the mic is not that good, even if it is right up to my mouth. However people who I asked were comparing it to a studio mic so that may not be a fair comparison, and I was certainly undertandable. For the money, it does what I need it to do and would still recommend it in this price class.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good quality but no durability

    I've had to go through two of these lifechat headset in the past year both only lasted for about 4-6 months then they start to short out and literally fall apart. They have...Read complete review

    I've had to go through two of these lifechat headset in the past year both only lasted for about 4-6 months then they start to short out and literally fall apart. They have cool sound and great noise cancelling but they really don't last long I guess that is why they are cheap. After about 2 months the cord starts to curl up upon itself and that seems to lead to it eventually shorting out also the material they use for the ear pieces falls off after a while.

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    5.0

    All around perfect

    By Ezra Grace

    from San Tan Valley, AZ

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer

      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

      This is a lightweight piece of equipment that performs well out of its price range. The microphone is better than any headset I've ever owned, and the sound quality almost outshines my much more expensive Turtle Beaches.

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

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      4.0

      Good headset for the price

      By NetDoc

      from Chicago

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Microphone

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer
      • Mobile Device
      • Office Computer

      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

      I bought this headset to use while videoconferencing, and it does a decent job. I am using it with a Mac mini, and OS X recognized it as soon as I plugged it into a USB port. You can then turn on and off the headphones and mic independently if you have other sound gear hooked up to your Mac using the System Preferences > Sound menu. The earcups enclose your ears and the sound quality is acceptable. I like the inline remote control, it has convenient buttons to increase/decrease volume and mute the microphone. The cord is about 2 meters long, giving you plenty of room to move. The only negative, is that I have been told that the sound quality of the mic is not that good, even if it is right up to my mouth. However people who I asked were comparing it to a studio mic so that may not be a fair comparison, and I was certainly undertandable. For the money, it does what I need it to do and would still recommend it in this price class.

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

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      4.0

      Quick and easy setup and use

      By Mr Headphonez

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

        Using LifeChat for Skype They are inexpensive and it was a breeze to setup and use. audio is clear. Headphones could use a bit more padding otherwise I would have rated a solid 5

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

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        5.0

        I love this product !

        By Hadas

        from NY, NY

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Added features
        • Comfortable
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Quality Microphone

        Cons

        • Bulky Design

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Music and Movies

        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

        Good quality sound and very comfortable to wear.

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

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again

        By New teacher

        from Bluefield, wV

        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 Headset:

          The headset works really good with the internet reading program we are using them for. They were easy to connect and sound is very clear.

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

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          5.0

          B&H IS A COMPANY YOU CAN TRUST

          By Finess Fisherman

          from La Mesa, CA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer

            Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

            First headphones received did not work properly. The mute button was stuck in "mute." As soon as I complained in a review, B&H went into action and shipped a second set to me free of charge. I am happy to report that the new ones are working to perfection and I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.

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

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            5.0

            BUY IT

            By frosty

            from Oregon

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Decently Deep Bass
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Quality Microphone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Music and Movies

              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

              I have been using this head set for gaming, listening to music and for skype. It has been absolutely phenomenal. It is a little tight on top of the head but it is still comfortable.

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

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              5.0

              Good sound quality!

              By Steven

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Computer
                • Music and Movies
                • Office Computer

                Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                I purchased this to conduct online meetings and conferencing. It has worked well so far. It was easy to setup, just plugged it into the USB.

                It is marketed for use with Skype and other Microsoft conferencing platforms, but it will work other systems.

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

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                5.0

                GREAT SOUND

                By Jo Gul

                from augusta, ga

                About Me Quality 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 Headset:

                  i bought this for a work at home job..and i am hearing impaired...and the sound coming from this headset is EXCELLENT..i highly recomment it!

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

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Headsets

                  By Tim

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                    I'm a network administrator for a K-12 school and have purchased about 20 of these headsets. They have great sound quality for the price and are relatively durable.

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

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                    2.0

                    Good quality but no durability

                    By Rathial

                    from Myrtle Beach SC

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Quality Microphone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                      I've had to go through two of these lifechat headset in the past year both only lasted for about 4-6 months then they start to short out and literally fall apart. They have cool sound and great noise cancelling but they really don't last long I guess that is why they are cheap. After about 2 months the cord starts to curl up upon itself and that seems to lead to it eventually shorting out also the material they use for the ear pieces falls off after a while.

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

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                      4.0

                      Good for Skype

                      By real user

                      from North Dakota

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Added features
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Quality Microphone

                      Cons

                      • Somewhat Tight On Head

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer
                      • Office Computer

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                      I bought this headset for Skype. It works well, the ear cups are comfortable, although are on the smaller side. In-line sound regulation is convenient. Sound is clear and people at the other end hear me well. The plastic head band is tight and will likely cause discomfort after some time. Overall as expected.

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

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                      4.0

                      Good Sound

                      By Justin

                      from Phila

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                          Good Sound Quality. Have not yet tested the Microphone.
                          This being a USB connected Headset, it is difficult to toggle between Headset and Computer Speaker ( 4 Clicks - to change Playback default. That is a minor inconvenience, that brings the rating down to 4.
                          Otherwise a good value headset with quality sound.

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

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                          4.0

                          Very efficient headset

                          By Staffman

                          from Oregon

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                              Using this set for an online "virtual classroom" training session. I hear the others very well, and have been told that my voice is coming through clear, also. Does a great job of external sound suppression, but not total.

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

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                              4.0

                              Good clarity and good for ear

                              By sujal

                              from Fremont, CA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Quality Microphone

                              Cons

                              • Bulky Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Computer
                              • Music and Movies
                              • Office Computer

                              Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                              The product is delivered within short period.
                              It is nicely packed.
                              It reduces the noise to a good extent.
                              It provides good user experience.

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

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                              5.0

                              Just what we needed

                              By Meeshelle

                              from Providence, RI

                              About Me Value Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Office Computer

                                Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                                Many of us share offices here and we needed a headset solution that would allow us to participate in audio conferences without interruption by each other speaking in the background. These headsets were recommended by B&H sales and they are the perfect solution for what we needed. As a bonus, they were on sale when we bought them so the total price was right within our non-profit budget.

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

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                                5.0

                                Great Headset for Price

                                By Andrew the media lover

                                from Alabama

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Computer
                                  • Music and Movies

                                  Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                                  I think this headset is Awesome for the price.If you do a bang for buck ratio these are really good for price

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome Headphones!

                                  By RevSqrlDwg

                                  from Chocowinity, NC

                                  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 Headset:

                                    I purchased these headphones to use with Rosetta Stone. The microphone is very responsive; I haven't had any issues with it picking me up talking in a normal volume. Very satisfied and they work great for learning a new language!

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

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                                    3.0

                                    sometimes troubles

                                    By rick

                                    from Indianapolis, IN

                                    About Me Value Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great Sound Quality
                                    • Quality Microphone

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home Computer
                                      • Music and Movies

                                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                                      Skype and YouTube,

                                      there is a collision when camera with mic is connected at this same time

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

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                                      5.0

                                      Great!

                                      By Dillan

                                      from Houston, TX

                                      About Me Quality Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home Computer

                                        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                                        This is way better than the past turtle beach's i had the mic is way for HD. Also very Comfortable@

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

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