Logitech Premium Notebook Headset review: Logitech Premium Notebook Headset

CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good Easy to set up; decent sound quality for speech recognition and listening to music; independent mute button and volume control; includes USB adapter; folds for easy travel.

The Bad Expensive; behind-the-head design isn't for everyone; earphones interfere with eyeglasses; carrying case is a bit bulky.

The Bottom Line For frequent fliers who rely on VoIP or speech recognition software, the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset is worth its expensive price.

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Logitech Premium Notebook Headset

Consisting of both headphones and a microphone, a computer headset lets you listen to music, participate in voice chats, and use speech recognition software. The Logitech Premium Notebook Headset gives you all that functionality on the go, because it folds up to fit inside a plastic travel case. Though the headset folds, it feels far from flimsy, and both headphones and microphone produce full, clear sound. It's not for everyone, though; the behind-the-neck design can be annoying, and then there's the $60 price tag. But we think it's a reasonable expense for frequent travelers who need to place VoIP calls or use speech recognition software on the road.

Upon opening the Logitech Premium Notebook Headset's blister pack, we were greeted with what looked like gadget origami. The headset comes folded to fit tidily into the included plastic travel case; the case's 1.75-inch thickness is a bit bulky for the average laptop bag but does a good job of protecting the headset from everyday knocks and tangles. Unfolding the headset reveals a pair of behind-the-head earphones and a pivoting microphone below the left earpiece. The earpieces are almost rectangular in shape and slide back and forth along the frame, letting you adjust their placement for comfort. Users accustomed to over-the-head headphones will have to adapt to the Logitech's behind-the-head design. For those who wear glasses, especially, getting the headphones on and off requires some delicacy. Once we'd made a few minor adjustments, though, we thought the headset and especially the well-padded headphones were quite comfortable for extended wear.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Sound Output Mode stereo
  • Additional Features noise canceling circuit
  • Type headset
  • Headphones Form Factor behind-the-neck