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Koss SB49

alaTest has collected and analyzed 352 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and microphone are on the whole positive. The value for money and comfort also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the treble quality.

sound, comfort, value for money, microphone, usability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Koss SB49 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 352 reviews)

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Koss SB49

 

VoIP headsets offer high quality audio and a comfortable fit. See where the Koss SB49 ranks in our review of the best VoIP headsets.

The speaker frequency range is ideal for all audio applications, the microphone has the best frequency response range among headsets we reviewed, and it has a lifetime warranty

There isn't acoustic shock protection, and it lacks a wireless option

When it comes to performing audio, the Koss SB49 is among the best VoIP headsets because it has the all-day comfort and the wide frequency response range to provide high-quality audio. However, it lacks acoustic shock protection and a wireless option.

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Amazon review summary for Koss SB49

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 281 user reviews of Koss SB49 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

sound, value for money, microphone, comfort, portability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Koss SB49 Communication Stereophone

Consumer review by:

Excellent value

 

They're cheap, they're adequate for gaming, and for me they have held up well over time. Sure there are better headsets out there, but they're much more expensive. If you want a decent headset for not much money, this is a good bet

None really. For the price they're excellent

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Just don't.

 

These things are a pain to wear, literally. If you've got a big head, trust me, do not buy these. They've given me headaches quite often simply because they're too small and unflexible. The padding is not suitable, it's on par with the freebie...

Okay sound quality ; Long cable ; Inline volume control is sometimes useful

Really, really uncomfortable ; Microphone is pretty poor quality ; Snapped in two a few months after purchase

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Good Quality for the price

 

Totally worth the money if you are looking for some gaming headphones on a budget.

These phones are inexpensive and sound great. I use mine for gaming via Mumble and everyone says they can hear me loud and clear. The 8 ft cable is amazing because its got 2 feet on the standard 6 most cabled headphones have

The only complaint I have is they do make my head hurt after a while. When you first get them they are very tight to your head (my face is long and tall not very wide) but the more often you wear them they ease up, stretch out a bit and feel more...

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one year later

 

Price for the performance gained is excellent. Not a brand I usually favor, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Excellent sound: quality & clarity. Has the mid-bass response that so many "bass-boosted" gimmick headphones (and 2.1s) lack. Integrated volume control. Good mic

Can be uncomfortable with glasses until broken in ; Cord is a bit fragile @ the volume connector. Mine is clearly on it's last legs after about one year of ownership - time to break out the soldering iron

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Great Cheap Headset

 

I bought this because I was sick of buying cheap ear buds that sound terrible and only last a few weeks before breaking. When listening to these it feels like I'm listening to my music for the first time all over again

This headset was great when I first got it shipped to my door. and 1 month later it is still like brand new. the sound is great, and the microphone is decent. This headset is also very comfortable to wear, I can wear it for hours and not get irritated

The boom for the microphone is sort of flimsy, if you move your head too fast left or right the microphone wobbles around, which can be annoying when you are recording. Also this has a tenancy to pull my hair when I take it off

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Used in classroom setting

 

I had no problems with the headphone. The sound was clear and they worked whenever I plugged them into a computer.

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Performance

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High quality headset

 

Very happy with my purchase.High quality sound, and recorded sound from the microphone is very clear, with a short pickup and noise suppression so background sounds are not recorded.The only downside is the microphone arm is a little flimsy. Not been a...

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I love these headphones.

 

These headphones are wonderful. They are good for work. I speak with customers on the phone with these.

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Product Specifications

Ideal for gamers who enjoy deep bass, the SB49 features a dynamic element constructed of anisotropic ferrite magnet structures the deliver high sensitivity and reduced distortion for premium sound at all volume levels. Incorporating a frequency response of 18Hz - 20000Hz, the SB49 delivers a full-range of sound that will bring your favorite games to life. Utilizing oxygen free copper voice coils for improved signal transmission and conduction, sound comes through loud and clear. Whether you're alone or online, the SB49's sound will be so efficient that you'll hear your opponent before they even know you're there. Its large, closed ear cups surround the ear for maximum isolation so you can stay focused on saving the world or kicking a forty-yard field goal. The SB49 features volume control on the cord, making it easy to adjust volume levels immediately when the sound source is difficult to access. Soft, leatherette ear cushions envelope your ears without creating pressure for long lasting comfort. Koss' Clear Voice Technology (CVT) noise canceling electret condenser microphone eliminates excessive background noise for a greater ease of use with PC voice applications, such as speech recognition. The SB49 has an adjustable headband to fit most head sizes. Built of durable plastic, the SB49's headband can stand up to the rigors of daily wear and tear for a fits-like-new feel after years of use. The SB49 also folds up for compact storage to reduce pains from your desktop clutter and to conveniently fit in your briefcase or backpack if you're gaming on the road.

Configuration

DECT: No
Display: No
Integrated Amplifier: No
LCD Display: No
Microphone Boom Arm:Adjustable
Multi Compatible Gaming Function: No
Mute Control: No
Noise Cancellation: No
SCREEM: No
Sound System:STEREO
Speakers:STEREO
Switchbox from Telephone to Headset: No
Volume Control:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Connection:3.5 mm Plug / Standard Western Connection
USB: No
USB Dongle: No

General Features

Compatibility:Not Applicable
Form factor:Headband Headset
Product Type:Headband Headset
Type:Convertible / Headband
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