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Labtec Elite 840

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Labtec Elite 840. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the bass quality and portability. The comfort and price are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the durability and reliability. There are some mixed views about the mids quality.

sound, price, comfort, portability, bass quality

reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Labtec Elite 840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Labtec Elite 840 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on People really like the size and portability. The comfort and price also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

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reliability, durability

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Labtec Elite 840 Neodymium Gold Plated Soft Foam Headphones

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Ameya Dalvi (

Labtec Elite 840


Every time we publish a headphone review, someone has to mention about the Labtec Elite 840 in the comments section. I own one too and thought that it wouldn't be a bad idea to let you know what I think about those.

Excellent sound quality, good bass, comfortable ear pads, long cable, great price

Average lower mids, availability might be an issue

May, 2005

Consumer review by: jesusfr3ak4evr (

Best headphones at approximately $20


I've owned these headphones for a couple years now. This Christmas I'm upgrading to some Sennheiser HD 212 Pro headphones, and to say the least, I'm VERY reluctant to give up these cans. I really don't feel any incentive to upgrade other than knowing...

Crisp highs Powerful, clear lows Good mid Comfortable Long chord

For $20 there are no cons on these seemingly perfect cheap headphones

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: sterfry_7 (

Can't beat these headphones


As an ex-gamer (although I still play a bit, just not so much) I would frequently sport these headphones at LAN parties, and would often try on my friends' headphones just to see the difference. Several pairs of 'phones I tried on were $60 or more and...

Long, gold-plated cable. Comfortable earcups, and great sound quality

cable may wear after a while. Maybe b/c I was too rough with it though

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: cdpinions (

Affordable quality head phones


This mighty head phone from Labtec packs a punch for a pretty low price. Designed specially for accurate bass reproduction, it delivers pretty well. It managed to reproduce sound accurately even when the volume was cranked up high.

Good bass, price, long tangle-free cable, self-adjusting padded headband

Slips of easily, slightly on the bulky side

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: groxx (

Best 20 bucks I've spent in my life. Without a doubt.


I'm really picky when it comes to sound quality. I look at people listening with cheap Sony headphones, and I can do nothing but cringe. THAT ISN'T HOW MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO SOUND!!!

20, unbelievable sound quality for sub-50 dollars, comfortable for hours

Bass is weak, but with a boost (which basically everything has) is superb

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: the_brewer (



What an unbelievable deal! Even disregarding the ridiculously low price that I paid ($1.99 Canadian after $13 mail-in rebate) these headphones are extremely comfortable and are of audiophile quality. If I wanted to be really picky, in fact it is not...

Very comfortable. Wonderful sound. Light single sided cord

None whatsoever at this price

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: pres_00 (

Don't forget you have them on!


I needed a new pair of headphones primarily because my older ones didn't make good contact at connections (sometimes I would lose sound on one side). The older ones were given to me indirectly because the guy wanted to upgrade and I was amazed with the...

Self Adjustable, comfortable, great sound

Exterior noise, big size

Aug, 2003

Consumer review by: sam-pro (

Budget Reference Headphones!


The Labtec Elite 840 is simply the pinnacle of where value per dollar meets performance! OK, review over...Not quite but that pretty much sums it up though. In addition they are an attractively styled lightweight complete earcup binaural design with...

Beautifully sounding headphones! Comfortable and lightweight. Highly detailed.Accurate

Some sound can be heard by others nearby. Plastic earcup swivels susceptible to breakage

May, 2003

Consumer review by: sube5186 (



First, let me say that I whole heartedly agree with "shido6". I think many people will simply overlook these great headphones because of their ridiculously low price. I've listened to dozens of headphones in my 30 plus years as an audiophile. Believe...

Pristine highs, transparent midrange and deep, tight, well controlled bass, very


Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: khlorineking (

Good for starters


Well I happen to love headphones, and probably have 8 pairs in my room. Everytime I see a pair, I have to get them. I've had the GE vibrating headphones, which were good until the vibrators wore out, and rattled, so those were gone. After that I bought...

Good treble, very comfortable

reletively weak bass for 50mm drivers

Jun, 2002

Product Specifications

The Elite series of headphones delivers high-performance audio for home or portable use. Offering an ideal combination of features and sound quality, these headphones meet the demands of the most discriminating audiophile. The Elite 840 features a premium 50 mm driver for audiophile sound and velvet-touch ear pads for extended wear. Other features include an acoustic air vent for enhanced bass, a self-adjusting padded headband, and a tangle-free single-side cord.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

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

Audio System

Recommended Use:Home audio system/Home audio system / Portable audio system/Portable audio system


Packaged Quantity:1/2
Product Line:Labtec Elite

Remote Control

Type: None