Altec Lansing AHS302USB Headset Review
Final Thoughts and Conclusions
When we evaluated the entry-level headset from Logitech, it was clear that it was missing some very basic features ? like comfort and sound quality. We were becoming skeptical that we could find a headset that featured good sound and voice quality in a package that is compact, light, and comfortable during long-term use. And if we did find such a headset, surely it would be for more than our $25-$30 budget. Along came the Altec Lansing AHS302usb that provided us with a very good overall performance. Even though the speaker drivers are a bit small, this lightweight and comfortable headset provides very good sound quality when listening to CD audio or on-line chatter. The noise-canceling microphone proved that it could filter out ambient sounds from your cubical or dorm room with ease so as not to interrupt that conversation you are having with that special someone you met on MySpace.com.
We like what Altec Lansing has done with respect to the design and functionality of their USB adapter. It will be interesting to see in the future, how headsets that implement a USB interface compare with those who use their computer?s onboard sound processing. For us, the difference was night and day. I anticipate that trend to continue as we start evaluating more expensive headsets in the future.
For those interested in getting their feet wet using programs like Skype and others who take advantage of on-line communication, the Altec Lansing AHS302usb is a very good set to consider. Pricing on the Altec Lansing AHS302USB headset starts out at $17 shipped when using our online shopping service.
Legit Bottom Line
With features and sound quality that rivals more expensive headsets, the AHS302usb is a best buy at $25. If you are looking for a low-cost, entry-level headset with the functionality of more expensive sets, then look no further than the Altec Lansing AHS302usb.