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MicrosoftLifeChat LX-3000 Headset
 
4.5

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (32)
  • Comfortable (30)
  • Easy to use (29)
  • Quality microphone (28)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Home computer (28)
  • Office computer (16)
  • Music and movies (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (20), Quality oriented (18)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (26), Business (12)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (35)

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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4.0

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset

By Mina

from Pflugerville,TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

Very good headset for Skype(Windows 10x64bit),good for music listening(Spotify and Pandora)Thanks!

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5.0

Excellent headphone for a cheaper price

By Isuru

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

I have been using this item before. After like 2 years one side stopped working. This time I order from bhphotovideo.com, because this headphone value for money. Anyway, the item was malfunctioning. There was a volume drop in the right side of the headphone. Once I complain about it, the customer service was so helpful and send me a replacement. They didn't even ask me to send the damaged item. The replacement worked as it is.

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5.0

Comfortable fit

By domber

from St.Louis area

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

Got this headset as we're going to VoIP at work, we were supplied a Plantronics headset and it's terrible. This headset has a very comfortable feel (no pressure on ears) and sound quality is fantastic. These are not noise cancelling, which is what I wanted. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but listening to music, it's clear as can be. The VoIP calls are also crisp and I've asked ppl on the other side how the quality was and everyone compared it to landline quality.

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5.0

Excellent call center or phone bank headset

By Daisy

from North jersey, NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

The headset fits snug, but is comfortable and is very good at keeping out background noise.

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4.0

nice headset - works fine so far

By hm

from Clifton NJ

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Computer
    • Office Computer

    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

    not hi-fi, but better than the Altec Lansing set I had been using. Great price at B&H - best on the web.

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

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    5.0

    Great headset!

    By Sam

    from Bristol, tn

    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

    Great headset at super price, very fast shipment. Overall very pleased with purchase and usual great service from B&H.

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    5.0

    Too many Questions

    By Tex

    from New York

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Bulky Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Computer

    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

    Work Good

    • Computer Platform:
    • Other

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    5.0

    Excellent product at a great price.

    By MR C

    from Menifee,Ca 92584

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bulky Design

    Best Uses

    • Home Computer
    • Office Computer

    Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

    I am a caregiver for my wife and needed a dependable head set to work with skype. I keep an eye on my wife from work. I am hard of hearing so the headset gives great adjustable sound.The head set is very comfortable.The USB set up makes it easy for win 7 to connect.I would recommend this product to a friend.

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

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    4.0

    Comfortable Windows headset for good price

    By Jason B

    from New City, NY

    About Me Value Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Computer
      • Office Computer

      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

      Nice purchase. Headset seamlessly integrates into Windows laptop. Good quality mic, and is very comfortable over ears, even for long periods of time.

      Only negative I can think of is that there is no feedback for the mic, so you cannot hear the quality or volume of your own voice when making VOIP calls. (Thus, you wonder how you sound to others).

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

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      5.0

      Great value

      By Oliver

      from New York, NY

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Computer
        • Office Computer

        Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

        I use the headset mostly for VoIP conference calls where good audio quality (mic especially) matters. Compared to others I've used in the past this one sits snug over your ears and removes some (not all) of the ambient sound from your ear--and that's alright, it's not meant to be a $1,000+ helicopter pilot headset. The microphone arm is flexible, you bend it out of your breath path, when you're not on a call you swivel it up and out of your way. It's the most comfortable headset I've ever owned, I've gone through nearly 10 at this point in my career. The material is plastic, but it doesn't produce the creaky sounds for your conversation partners that I've experienced with others, the in-cable volume/mute controller wouldn't pass Jony Ives' desk, but then, who's gonna argue with this price. It's a fantastic value! Highly recommended.

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

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        5.0

        Great product!

        By T

        from Berlin, NJ

        About Me Quality 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:

          We bought this for my son. He loves them! He says they are very comfortable on his ears and the sound quality is awesome. The mic works great and he is able to use it with his school programs.
          B&H is a great place to buy from online. Products always arrive promptly and packaged safely.

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

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          5.0

          Very Nice Headsets

          By Ctrentr

          from Mansfield, TX

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Quality Microphone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Computer
            • Music and Movies
            • Office Computer

            Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

            I had had a set for 2 years without a problem. Bought 3 more because they were on sale, and my kids keep destroying other brands. This is a much higher quality product than any other USB headset available at this price. I would recommend it to anyone.

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

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            5.0

            Works great with Windows 7

            By Microsoft Skeptic

            from Greensboro, NC

            About Me Quality 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:

              I plugged this into Windows 7 patched according to company standards; it downloaded device drivers from the internet; has worked great for Lync calls ever since.

              If you use it for more than an hour, it might press into your head too much, but I have the option of resting it on my shoulders for a while.

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

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              5.0

              Excellent and Affordable

              By Gaben the Harbinger of Sales.

              from Provo, Utah

              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:

                I use this headset for my computer while I'm gaming or watching movies, Youtube, whatever. The microphone has worked wonderfully and I've never gotten compaints from anyone about the quality of sound they were receiving. The sound for the headphones is good. A word of caution, do not yank too hard on the cord connection to the sound volume control, as it can make the sound cut out in one ear. Treat it nice, and it will work perfectly.

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

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                5.0

                Well worth the cost

                By Aceracer

                from Anderson, SC

                About Me Value Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Skype

                  Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                  I use these headsets with Skype and have found none better at twice the price!!

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

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                  4.0

                  Headset awesome for my daughter school w

                  By Oz

                  from Tavares, Fl

                  About Me Value Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset:

                      Item is for my daughter's school work between them and their teachers.

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

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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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