Best Headset for Skype?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by airjuggernaut, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. airjuggernaut macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2007
    Hey eveyone,

    I'm looking for a good headset to use for skype.

    I find that the quality on the built-in mic on Macs are kinda bad and static filled.

    I HAD a USB Logitech ClearChat Pro, but it just recently broke on me.

    Are there any other really good USB headsets out there?

    or should I just buy a Griffin iMic and buy a cheap Line-in Headset?

    and for you audiophiles...Would there be a quality difference between a USB Headset and a iMic + Line-in Headset combo?

  2. northernmunky macrumors 6502a


    Jan 19, 2007
    London, Taipei
    I actually use the Microsoft LX-3000 USB - the best sounding cans for the price and works great on the Mac out of the box no drivers needed:


    You can really tell its a digital signal being sent straight into it.

    I know, I know... its Microsoft... but even I'll swear by their hardware (as opposed to swearing at their software) ;)
  3. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2007
  4. jedivulcan macrumors 6502

    May 15, 2007
    I picked up an old Playstation 2 Socom headset at Wal-Mart. It works fine on my Mac for Skype when I'm not gaming.
  5. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Hey guys, is Logitech 350 Premium USB Headset a good choice?
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...I have a few options I'm happy with:

    1. a USR skype phone I got from for $15

    2. a Logitech USB premium headset $35 from the on-base PX

    3. an anycom Paros-10 BT headset $20 (this was $50 at the PX but they had the Milos-9 in an ad for $20 and didn't receive any so they gave the model up for the sale price)!

    4. Altec Lansing 3.5 pin headset - pretty old but still works

    ...all of the above work fine with Skype...
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Audiophile & Skype don't go together ;)

    Though I just wear a headphone and use a desktop microphone.

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