Skype Headset Reviews

Plantronics Headsets Reviewed



To begin with we have only reviewed the Plantronics range of headsets. Plantronics (visit the Plantronics/Skype website) are the recommend headset provider of Skype. They offer a range of PC soundcard or USB headsets with noise cancelling microphones that deliver the audio quality you need whenever you use Skype. We will be adding new headsets to the list in the future, so keep coming back.

A note about all the headsets reviewed


As a general rule for all headsets reviewed, calls made to other computers were the highest quality and were equal to, if not better than, traditional landline and mobile calls.

Calls from the computer to landlines and mobiles gave very mixed results. The main problems encountered were, distortion at the headset end, and a quiet voice at the landline and mobile end.

One thing you will need to do with all headsets for maximum voice quality is play with the microphone until you get it to the optimum distance from your mouth. The quality of the service will also be affected by the speed of your Internet connection. The faster it is, the better the quality it will be.

To see a side-by-side comparison of the Plantronics headsets and their features take a look at our Plantronics comparison chart.

SKYPE HEADSET REVIEWS
Plantronics Audio 40

Plantronics Audio 40


This is the one of the cheapest headsets that Plantronics produce. But being a budget headset it does not mean that you are compromising too much on the sound quality or build quality. Its sound quality is really indistinguishable from some of the more expensive models. Read our full review >>
Plantronics Audio 45

Plantronics Audio 45


The Audio 45 is like the Audio 40 but with the added extra of a USB port. This means that you can plug your headset and computer speakers in at the same time. The Audio 40 also comes with 120 free Skype minutes. Read our full review >>
Plantronics Audio 60

Plantronics Audio 60


Generally the Audio 60 feels a sturdier design to the Audio 40 and Audio 45. Like the Audio 40 it does not come with a USB (which actually seems to be a bonus), however it does come with an integrated volume control and mute button, which although is not a ground-breaking addition. Read our full review >>
Plantronics Audio 70

Plantronics Audio 70


This headset in terms of sound quality is pretty much equal to that of the other Audio range, however its special feature is its behind the head design. I am not sure of the reason for this design other than for people who do not want ruin their hairstyles. Read our full review >>
Plantronics Audio 80

Plantronics Audio 80


As the with the Audio 70, the Audio 80 is equal to all other models in terms of sound quality, but it has a different design. This time it is a folding headset making it easier for people who travel. However, there is a compromise with the design as the microphone is not adjustable. Read our full review >>
Plantronics Audio 90

Plantronics Audio 90


This headset is the top of the Plantronics Audio range but still comes in at an affordable L29.99. For this price you get a more comfortable and sturdier headset with large comfortable oversized speakers, as well as the features such as integrated volume control and mute button. Read our full review >>
Plantronics DSP-100

Plantronics DSP-100


The Plantronics DSP range represents a major leap in pricing, but do you get a major leap in quality? The answer really is both yes and no, and much depends on what you plan to use the headset for. Certainly if you have a Mac and want a Plantronics headset you will need a DSP model. Read our full review >>
Plantronics DSP-300

Plantronics DSP-300


This is basically the same headset as the DSP-100 but with two speakers, making it a much more sensible option. The actual quality of the sound is much the same, but hearing it in both ears does add to the experience. Read our full review >>
Plantronics DSP-500

Plantronics DSP-500


This is the most expensive headset and it certainly looks it being big and chunky. The DSP-500 uses the same technology as the other DSP headsets, and so the sound quality is very similar. The difference over the DSP-300 is in its design with its oversized speakers and solid feel. Read our full review >>