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Microsoft Lync Certified Gaming Headsets


Gaming Headset vs Regular Headphones

What makes a gaming headset special? The most obvious difference between a gaming headset and a regular pair of headphones is the built in microphone. Voice communication is vital in many multiplayer games, and a high quality gaming headset can help improve the experience for both you and your friends online. Gaming headsets also offer a sound signature that’s more tailored towards games – big explosions, spatial awareness, and passive noise cancellation. And finally, a gaming headset offers many conveniences as well such as in-line remote controls, detachable microphone, and even built in USB sound cards.

Background Noise Cancellation

Many gaming headsets are closed, which provide some passive background noise cancellation by isolating you from your environment. By reducing background noise, this can help provide better spatial awareness with more accurate sounds. Another benefit over open headsets is that excess noise will not be transmitted through your microphone.

Do I need a noise Cancelling Microphone?

You may not immediately hear the effects of a noise cancelling microphone, but all of your online friends will thank you. Noise cancelling microphones are great for reducing two types of noise – both active and passive sources. Active noises can include things like traffic, television, and other people in the room. Background noises include electrical interference from your motherboard, sound card, or even improper Gain settings. A noise cancelling microphone will be able to cut all of these things out, or reduce them, allow you to transmit your voice clearer.

Real and Virtual Surround Sound

A good gaming headset can fully immerse you into your game. With accurate positional audio, you should be able to pinpoint enemies exactly based on their just their footsteps. The difference between real and virtual surround sound is the number of speaker units inside the headphones. A real surround sound headset will have multiple speaker drivers in each ear, often angled and aimed in different positions for the best sound. Virtual surround sound headsets feature just one speaker driver per ear, like a regular pair of headphones, with the exception of a digital sound processor which virtually simulates the effect. Many of these headsets are powered by USB, and allow you to toggle and adjust the effects to your liking.

Are wireless headsets just as good?

A wireless headset’s obvious advantage is the lack of a cable tethering you to your seat. Even if you don’t plan on moving around, having a wireless headset is great so you never have to worry about snagging your headphone’s cable on something. Most wireless gaming headsets will come with either a charging base station or a USB connection so you can still use it while it’s charging. Wireless technology has gotten fast enough that there is no noticeable delay when it comes to transferring audio to your headset.


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Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC PS4 MAC Xbox
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Kingston - Microsoft Lync Certified Gaming Headsets

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Logitech - Microsoft Lync Certified Gaming Headsets

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Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Dual Design With Microphone and Charger Dock for Enterprise Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Dual Design With Microphone and Charger Dock for Enterprise
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Logitech H650E Wired Headset Dual Design NO-TANGLE Cable for Business Logitech H650E Wired Headset Dual Design NO-TANGLE Cable for Business
Add Linke Universal Aluminum Headphone Stand Holder for $19.99  More Details  

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Microsoft - Microsoft Lync Certified Gaming Headsets

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Microsoft Lifechat LX-6000 Noise Canceling Microphone / Inline Volume & Mic Control - Brown Box Pack Microsoft Lifechat LX-6000 Noise Canceling Microphone / Inline Volume & Mic Control - Brown Box Pack
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Top 5 most recent reviews on Microsoft Lync Certified Gaming Headsets

Customer Review of Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Dual Design With Microphone and Charger Dock for Enterprise

Robert_F28
03/22/17
Experience: 5 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
Comfortable and nice range but poor design makes this a very poor purchase as a business headset. » Read More About Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Dual

Customer Review of Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset for PC PS4 MAC Xbox

schow98
03/03/17
Experience: 90 Days
 Verified Owner
Summary
I purchased these for my son for Xmas last year and it wasn't more than 2 weeks and the plastic on the boom mic cracked. It was near where it connects to the headset. I thought he was just hard on ithe headset but he assures me that all he was doing was adjust... » Read More About Kingston HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming

Customer Review of Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Mono Design With Microphone and Charger Dock for Enterprise

Ablii
12/22/16
Experience: 3 Weeks
Summary
Good spare headset microphone combo » Read More About Logitech H820E Wireless Headset Mono

Customer Review of Microsoft Lifechat LX-6000 Noise Canceling Microphone / Inline Volume & Mic Control - Brown Box Pack

Shane_B15
11/23/16
Experience: 2 Years
Summary
This is my second purchase of this headset (previous one broke due to no fault of the device) because it's the most decent-sounding, affordable, and unpretentious headset I know of. I wouldn't be caught dead with a bulky, flashy "gaming" headset, but this one ... » Read More About Microsoft Lifechat LX-6000 Noise Canceling

Customer Review of Plantronics Audio 615M/Z Monaural USB Headset

ross_w
02/09/14
Experience: 60 Days
Summary
well made with good sound and comfortable fit » Read More About Plantronics Audio 615M/Z Monaural USB


 
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