Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset

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Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset

This comfortable, high-quality stereo headset gives you the simplicity of USB installation and high-quality digital sound that cannot be matched by an...

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Review of "Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset"

published 19/01/2010 | privatesniper
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Pro Build Sound and Microphone quality are exceptional
Cons Very low in-line controls.
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Preface: Previously I had a pair of Trust £10-15 headphones/mic which had last for around 6-7 years before one of the earpieces finally broke. So naturally looking through the littlewoods catalogue I decided to try out these Microsoft headphones.

The first thing I noticed when putting these on is how perfectly the ear cups fit. My old ones were very loose fitting; thus letting in more sound from outside, the lx3000 however grips to my head just tightly enough to reduce outside interference, but not too tight to cause discomfort.

They are adjustable, so if you find they fit too tight you could heighten them a little to make them slacker, but for me the standard option is perfect.

I listen to alot of music, so sound quality is very important to me. In my experience of listening to sound both through normal headphones and my 5.1 system, I cannot fault these as far as pc audio goes.

Thirdly there is the microphone, it is quite a large reciever maybe an inch long and 3/4" ish in width, which an equally big foam shield (sorry I do not know the technical term for it). While it's hard to tell yourself how good your microphone is, when talking to my friends on skype, they can tell the difference straight away, my voice comes through much clearer now in crystal quality sound.

The one thing that personally annoys me, is the position of the inline volume/mic controls, sitting upright on my computer chair they are positioned around my legs, this is quite low and it is also heavier than you would expect

While this does not drag the headphones down in an uncomfortable mannor, they do have a tendancy to get caught on the mouse tray of my computer desk, maybe if they were positioned a little higher it would both be much easier to reach and also not likely to catch on things.

So in brief
Build Quality: Fantastic
Sound in Quality: Fantastic
Mic Quality: Fantastic
Pet Peeve: Position of In-Line Controls
My Rating: 5/5
Recommended: Very much so.

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  • sharper_fin published 01/12/2014
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Product Information : Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset

Manufacturer's product description

This comfortable, high-quality stereo headset gives you the simplicity of USB installation and high-quality digital sound that cannot be matched by analog. Hold clear, private Internet voice calls, enjoy music and movies, and become fully immersed in your games.

Product Details

Product Description: Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 - headset

Product Type: Headset

Recommended Use: PC multimedia

Localisation: EMEA, United States

Headphones Type: Headset - binaural, Headset - stereo

Headphones Form Factor: Full size

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

Microphone: Boom

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono, uni-directional

Microsoft Certification: Compatible with Windows 7

Designed For: Toshiba Portégé M400, R200; Qosmio F30-147, G30-177; Satellite Pro A120, P100; Tecra A8, M5, M7, S3, S4

Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years warranty

General

MPN: JUG-00002, JUG-00015, JUG-00014, JUG-00004

Product Type: Headset

Recommended Use: PC multimedia

Features: Noise cancelling circuit, mute button, volume control

Localisation: EMEA, United States

Weight: 236 g

Height: 7.89 cm

Depth: 17.8 cm

Width: 16.2 cm

Headphones

Headphones Form Factor: Full size

Headphones Technology: Dynamic

Connectivity Technology: Wired

Sound Output Mode: Stereo

In-Cord Volume Control: Yes

Headphones Type: Headset - binaural

Microphone

Type: Boom

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono, uni-directional

Audio Input Details: Uni-directional

Connections

Connector Type: USB ( 4 PIN USB Type A ), Headset ( 4 PIN USB Type A )

Miscellaneous

Cables Included: Headset cable - integrated - 1.8 m, USB cable - integrated - 1.8 m

Compatible with Windows 7: "Compatible with Windows 7" software and devices carry Microsoft’s assurance that these products have passed tests for compatibility and reliability with 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7.

Compatibility Information

Designed For: Toshiba Portégé M400, R200 ¦ Toshiba Qosmio F30-147, G30-177 ¦ Toshiba Satellite Pro A120, P100 ¦ Toshiba Tecra A8, M5, M7, S3, S4

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 3 years

Service & Support: 3 years warranty

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