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Plantronics DSP-500

Plantronics DSP-500
alaScore 73

233 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Plantronics DSP-500. 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 microphone and price. The usability and comfort also get good views.

sound, comfort, usability, price, microphone

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Plantronics DSP-500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Plantronics DSP-500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Plantronics DSP-500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and comfort are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

sound, comfort, usability, price, portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Plantronics DSP-500 Digitally-Enhanced USB Gaming/Multimedia Stereo Headset and Software

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Steve H. (newegg.com)

Good headset

 

I think I've been very fair to this headset.

The sound quality is quite good. It's comfortable for long periods. The microphone works as advertised. It needs no software installation. It's a USB interface

You need to be aware that this is a discontinued headset, per the official Plantronics website. I'd link it but that's against the rules. This headset has been out there for at least 11 years, judging by search results ("a classic" or "old tech", take...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Capricous (newegg.com)

Great, Clear Sound

 

Much better than the Logitech 350s. Extremely durable. Excellent USB headphones for everything multimedia.

Comfortable; Unlike other USB headsets I've tried I can turn up the volume and get clear sound; Lets me hear everything going on around the map

In Unreal Tournament 2004 there is no way to tell between up/down/same level. It sounds like things are right in behind me sometimes but are actually above/below (mainly on the map "Campgrounds"). Sounds GREAT on DVD/DIVX/XVID

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great, Clear Sound

 

Much better than the Logitech 350s. Extremely durable. Excellent USB headphones for everything multimedia.

Comfortable; Unlike other USB headsets I've tried I can turn up the volume and get clear sound; Lets me hear everything going on around the map

In Unreal Tournament 2004 there is no way to tell between up/down/same level. It sounds like things are right in behind me sometimes but are actually above/below (mainly on the map "Campgrounds"). Sounds GREAT on DVD/DIVX/XVID

Jul, 2006

Consumer review by: Mrs. S. (newegg.com)

Great Sound

 

None really except for i highly recomend these. Also, they fit very comfortably for people with large heads like myself.

The best sound quality ive heard thus far from a headset. I can hear people on the other sides of maps in Cod2

Just today the right speaker started going out, not sure why but i still gave these a 5 rating, if i cant RMA them, ill buy another pair

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

They Rock

 

If my chair was shaking I'd swear there's a sub in the house. Crystal clear from 20 to 20000 hertz.

Not only is my voice transmitted clearly to my Guild but I would rather watch a concert with these headphones than my Sony Music Headphones. I can't say enough about how good these things are. They sound fantastic, transmit perfectely, and have never...

None

May, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Quality

 

You get exactly what you pay for.

Sound quality is great. Mic is very sensitive and records voice clearly. Have not had a problem with voice chat in DDO. Comfortable to wear for extended periods of time

Not cheap =)

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: c (newegg.com)

Flawless

 

Haven't notice any lag to due to headset. USB keyboard/mouse, 80 GB HDD, and Burner all on USB 2.0 w/ headset. np's

Same as every other review. Great sounds, clear mic, excellent sensitivity, comforatble to wear

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Curtis S. (newegg.com)

Flawless

 

Haven't notice any lag to due to headset. USB keyboard/mouse, 80 GB HDD, and Burner all on USB 2.0 w/ headset. np's

Same as every other review. Great sounds, clear mic, excellent sensitivity, comforatble to wear

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: Lee P. (newegg.com)

Wowzors

 

BUY THEM!

Wow! I finally bought this headst, and let me tell you, it's like hearing a computer for the first time. The sound is incedable, the mic is perfect. I've never really heard myself in that high quality. I play cs, and man, its like being in the game,...

NONE

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: eks (newegg.com)

Wowzors

 

BUY THEM!

Wow! I finally bought this headst, and let me tell you, it's like hearing a computer for the first time. The sound is incedable, the mic is perfect. I've never really heard myself in that high quality. I play cs, and man, its like being in the game,...

NONE

Mar, 2006

Product Specifications

Plantronics' DSP-500 is a digitally enhanced gaming / multimedia headset with a Digital Signal Processor, and full-range digital stereo sound. It's perfect for multimedia applications such as games, CDs and MP3 music, speech recognition and voice applications. The QuickAdjust microphone boom allows the user to position the microphone easily and consistently for uniform performance and higher accuracy .The 40mm speakers provide dynamic bass response and the headset has an aggressive, cool design appealing for gamers. DSP-500 is made of new lightweight materials for ultimate comfort. Software includes Plantronics' PerSono Audio Control Center Software, as well as leading speech recognition, voice and gaming applications and a robust MP3 media player.

Audio Input

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-cup
Headphones Type:Binaural
Product Type:Headphones
Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia
Type:Headset

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Plantronics
Model:500
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Plantronics DSP

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty