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Altec Lansing AHS-515

alaTest has collected and analyzed 93 reviews of Altec Lansing AHS-515. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and microphone are on the whole positive. The price and comfort are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Altec Lansing AHS-515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Altec Lansing AHS-515 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Comments about the microphone and portability are generally positive. The price and comfort are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the reliability and durability.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Altec Lansing AHS515 Stereo Closed Ear-Cup Headset with MicrophoneAltec Lansing AHS515 Stereo Closed Ear-Cup Headset with Microphone

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Consumer Electronics Net (

Solid headphones with clear sound, friendly design


Today's teens spend quite a bit of time in front of the computer screen, instant messaging, playing games, blasting music, and causing general digital noise. In this household there is an aspiring guitarist and an accomplished pianist, yet both seem to...

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: Silent Ricochet (



Gaming is awesome with this headset, the surround sound effects on the headset in recent games sounds amazing. Music sounds great, same can be said for movies. Very happy with my purchase, bought this at Target because it's sold out here, the extra 10...

Everything I could have wanted, Comfortable, crisp,clear,loud sound, great bass. Gold-plated 3.5mm jack, along with a creative soundcard makes this a great headset

Cord is ridiculously long and sometimes gets caught on stuff, but I can walk from my computer to my door on the other side of the room with these things on

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: xeno (



It's a $20 headset- it's not supposed to last forever (directed at other reviewers) I'm completely satisfied with getting a year out of it (after learning not to abuse the heck out of it like i have past headphones)

I've had it for a little over a year and it has been wonderful until now. Good sound and mic quality over all- Amazing considering the price

Mic cuts out and stops working after about half a second, but again, this only started happening about 2 weeks ago. Gets kind of uncomfortable and hurts ears but only after 2-3 hours of constant use, taking it off for 5 minutes or so every other hour...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Chrisf (

Excellent quality for price


This is by far the most comfortable headset that I have ever owned. I have owned several headsets in the past that would make my ears sore after long gaming sessions but the only after affect of this headset is a slight indentation that it'll leave in...

The mic rotator becomes weak after a few months of use but not so weak that it will simply fall from where you put it. Not reeeeally a con

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: WBuckley (

ALTEC LANSING AHS515 3.5mm Circumaural Stereo Headset with Microphone


I'm told this headset is the first one I've had where I sound similar to how I do in person. I used it for everything from gaming to A/V editing and internet radio broadcasting and it worked very well until the cord frayed. As I said above, the sound...

Fairly good sound, microphone quality is very respectable. In-line controls are very useful. Long cord makes it practical to use in a medium size room. Microphone boom actually stays where you put it

Cheaply made cord. The wire for the right channel is frayed just above the in-line controls after about six months of use ; Also, the sound can be kind of tinny as others mentioned

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: gaf4r (



They're not the lowest quality pair I've ever owned, but you don't want to physically abuse these things because they WILL break.

The sound is good and clear. It's great for games, because I can tell where enemies are without seeing them

Honestly, I expected better sound quality. I didn't have high expectations, but I wasn't impressed. Don't get me wrong, they sound fine.. but not any better than standard headphones

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: batistablr (



I recommend buying this product, it is great. And very perfect quality

It's very nice, high quality sound, These are actually ear cupped. Nice long cord. I like that the microphone is bendable

For some reason on Skype calls when I talk the first 15 seconds it is really muffled then it clears up ; Although I think it is my fault, maybe with my soundcard settings or something else

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Seanydude678 (



This headset is a diamond in the rough. I was looking for just a replacement headset because my other LOGITECH headset died on me. This headset proved to be worthy of my head. I also have speakers from Altec Lansing, I got them for ten bucks and they...

Great sound, bass. Awesome for people who listen to metal, and other such kinds of music. Very comfortable! I put these on and it was like nothing was on my head. Noise canceling is a great thing, i can barely hear my mom calling for dinner sometimes. :D

The box was bloody hard to open

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Ottinger71 (



I wear them for 8 hour or more gaming without discomfort. Some times I forget I have them on. I have had them for more than a year and have had NO problems. I tried 4 different headsets before I purchased the AHS515, the others were very uncomfortable,...

GREAT BUY, GREAT COMFORT, HIGHLY RECOMMEND ; 1)Very comfortable for long hours of use ; 2)Fully adjustable Mic boom ; 3)Studio headphones to shut out ambient noise ; 4)Volume and Mic gain in-line ; 5)Long enough cord ; 6)Stereo sound

1)After hours and hours you may get a little ear sweat ; 2)I paid twice as much a little over a year ago at a locale store

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very comfortable


I saw complaints about them falling apart. I don't think you can get away from that for this price, anyone had a set for under $50 that lasted more than 2-3 years? Not me, I go through a set a year (well, my kids keep destroying them).

Most comfortable headset I've owned so far. Couple of hours of gaming every night, I've owned Plantronic and Logitech sets in this price range and I think I like these best, they feel like pillows on the ears

The mic boom is not the most adjustable. Sound quality isn't the greatest but I think it is good enough for my poor ears, you get what you pay for

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

For your studio and PC interactive needs, the AHS515 offers maximum audio clarity plus isolation from your surroundings thanks to large 50 mm neodymium speakers and a closed ear-cup headphone design. A popular choice among gamers.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphone/Headphones
Response Bandwidth:20 - 20000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:Conference IP phone / PC multimedia / Professional audio system / Speech / Video conferencing system/PC multimedia


Manufacturer:Altec Lansing Technologies
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Altec Lansing AHS

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