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Plantronics.Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC
 
3.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (4)
  • Quality microphone (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Great sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home computer (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (5)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (6), Personal (5)
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Enough For The Money

I needed a USB headset for doing some tutorial videos. The microphone is certainly decent enough for that. Though it does seem overly sensitive to wind noise (breathing). I had to adjust...Read complete review

I needed a USB headset for doing some tutorial videos. The microphone is certainly decent enough for that. Though it does seem overly sensitive to wind noise (breathing). I had to adjust boom to as low as it would go, around chin level. The heaphones themselves sound decent enough. They don't compete with my $ Audio Technica headphones but for the price I like them.If there was one drawback that makes we want to use them as little as possible is that they are too tight on my head. I wear eye glasses and they put so much pressure on my ears that it ends up pushing my glasse frames into my head which hurts after a while.The headband is all plastic as is the rest of the product. So I cannot flex the headband to loosen it up which would make it more comfortable for me to wear for anything longer than 15-20 min at a time.Oh lastly, and it is likely Windows 7 drivers but I tend to hear pops and hiss from time to time. Very annoying.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Headband Breaks Easily

I bought 35 pairs for my middle school classroom. Kids used them everyday. Soon, headbands started snapping in half as they spread them apart to put them on or take them off. At...Read complete review

I bought 35 pairs for my middle school classroom. Kids used them everyday. Soon, headbands started snapping in half as they spread them apart to put them on or take them off. At first I thought it was kids being rough with equipment... then the ones I was using snapped in half. Within the first few weeks, 10 had broken. I unplugged them all and replaced them with the old ones. Very disappointed in the quality of materials & design. On the positive side, they are comfortable & have good sound.

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5.0

Audio 655 DSP headset

By froggie

from Eureka, MO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

Love it, super quite, fits great. I have a small head and it is very adjustable. Highly recommend it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Headband Breaks Easily

By Jay the Teacher

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

I bought 35 pairs for my middle school classroom. Kids used them everyday. Soon, headbands started snapping in half as they spread them apart to put them on or take them off. At first I thought it was kids being rough with equipment... then the ones I was using snapped in half. Within the first few weeks, 10 had broken. I unplugged them all and replaced them with the old ones. Very disappointed in the quality of materials & design. On the positive side, they are comfortable & have good sound.

  • Primary use:
  • Business
 
5.0

An excellent headset!

By BishDaddy

from Taunton, MA

About Me Value Oriented

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Computer
    • Music and Movies

    Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

    Replaced my worn out Logitech headset with these and wished I had done it sooner. My ear fits inside ear piece, rather than the ear piece resting on top of my ear. Very comfortable to wear to long meetings or music listening.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC
     
    1.0

    Noisy on Mac

    By MacSteve

    from Bay Area, CA

    About Me Gear Head

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Price

    Cons

    • Noisy
    • Poor Sound

    Best Uses

    • Rabbit Food

    Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

    Bought these to replace a really old set of Plantronics DSP 400's, which worked fine until the rabbit ate the cord.

    They would make noise when used with an iMac. Usually unplugging and plugging back in would solve it...for awhile.

    They finally became too noisy most of the time. Maybe I'll feed them to the rabbit too.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac
     
    5.0

    Great value!

    By Classroom Technologist

    from Austin, TX

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Reception
    • Durable
    • Easy Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

        We use these headsets in classroom settings where students are connected individually via desktop conferencing with students at other sites in Texas. With the noise-cancelation feature, these headsets allow students to be sitting in close proximity to other students connected to a completely different videoconference with no distractions from ambient noise. And the "raise to mute" boom mic is a great feature, too.

         
        5.0

        excellent headphones for the price!

        By skyarcher

        from Tampa, FL

        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Reception
        • Durable
        • Easy Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Talks
          • Telecommuting

          Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

          mic is crisp, headphone cushions soft, and price is right!

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Audio bang for your buck

          By Training Jedi

          from Bowling Green, KY

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

              I use this headset/mic to create web based training modules and to communicate in Go To Meeting conferences. Sound is great and I've never had a problem with mic quality.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              2.0

              Doesn't work well with Mac OS

              By Longswim

              from NYC

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

              Bought the Audio 655 to use with Skype, Voip, etc. The problem is that while everything "works", you cannot hear your own voice in the headset. You sort of hear your own voice outside of the headset and muted by the headset. I emailed Plantronics about the problem and this is the response "I'm sorry to hear you are having issues with your .Audio 655. The feature where you hear yourself talk while speaking is called sidetone. The headset doesn't provide it. It is something that is usually done via settings in the operating system. Unfortunately I am not aware of any way to do this in OSX. You will need to contact your computer support personnel to see if there is a way to get this to work with your operating system."For a PC it is probably great. It appears to be a quality product and it is comfortable to wear. But I need to hear my voice in the headset to be able to modulate volume, etc. So, I will have to sell this on @t (threw away the packaging) and buy an different brand that works with Apple products.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
               
              4.0

              Perfect for my lectures online

              By ARPU2003

              from Reading, PA

              About Me Quality Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

              • Usb Portwant Audio Plu

              Best Uses

              • Chat Lactures

              Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

              I use this primarily for study and online lectures..very clear sound and voice recording quality...

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              4.0

              Good Enough For The Money

              By Jeffreyd00

              from Baton Rouge, LA

              About Me Value Oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Loud

              Cons

              • Hard To Set Up

              Best Uses

                Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

                I needed a USB headset for doing some tutorial videos. The microphone is certainly decent enough for that. Though it does seem overly sensitive to wind noise (breathing). I had to adjust boom to as low as it would go, around chin level. The heaphones themselves sound decent enough. They don't compete with my $ Audio Technica headphones but for the price I like them.If there was one drawback that makes we want to use them as little as possible is that they are too tight on my head. I wear eye glasses and they put so much pressure on my ears that it ends up pushing my glasse frames into my head which hurts after a while.The headband is all plastic as is the rest of the product. So I cannot flex the headband to loosen it up which would make it more comfortable for me to wear for anything longer than 15-20 min at a time.Oh lastly, and it is likely Windows 7 drivers but I tend to hear pops and hiss from time to time. Very annoying.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                4.0

                Good For the Money

                By Matts417

                from Ohio

                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 Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

                  I like this product because it is USB, the speakers deliver very good sound quality, and the mic is very good. I receved some compliments on this from my last microphone. The only complaint I have is sometimes when I put the boom up, my microphone is supposed to mute, which it does, but if I am listening to music or something it somehow transfers through and the person I am talking to can hear it. Don't know how that works, may be software not sure, good product. Oh it also gets uncomfortable after a while of wearing, but that is to be expected I wear glasses.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC
                   
                  4.0

                  Good for the money

                  By Brandonsc77

                  from Greenville, SC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Quality Microphone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Computer
                    • Office Computer

                    Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

                    I work from home and use this headset for many hours at a time. Overall it works great, however, I have seen some glitches with my iMac. At times there is some "noise" and garbled audio. Have not identified any reasoning to why this happens.

                    Headset is very comfortable and works great for VOIP and music. Other then the occasional noise this headset is almost perfect.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Buy

                    By Barbie30

                    from Milwaukee,WI

                    About Me Value Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Computer

                      Comments about Plantronics .Audio 655 DSP Headset for Mac and PC:

                      I use it for an at home job and it works great for a reasonable price.

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

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