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Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good views. There are some mixed views about the sound. Some have doubts about the microphone.

comfort, price, usability, portability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000


alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headsets on

comfort, price, microphone


40% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Microsoft Lifechat ZX-6000 Headset

Consumer review by: review summary for Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000


alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Microsoft Lifechat ZX6000 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Headsets on

sound, price, design, portability

usability, microphone

42% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Microsoft Life Chat ZX-6000


Yes! You too can chat about life - praise be to Microsoft. What would the world be like without Big Business facilitating communication between us proles? We'd all be shouting at the moon and throwing our faeces around, probably

Decent sound quality, Comfortable

A little on the expensive side

There are certainly cheaper options, but not many are as comfortable and effective to use


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Microsoft Life Chat ZX-6000 review


Ah, the joys of chat

p>Decent sound quality Comfortable</p

p>A little on the expensive side</p

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Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 wireless headset review


Microsoft, perhaps realising that it should do more to sell the fact that you can make voice calls from its instant messenger package Windows Live Messenger, has released a wireless headset. But can it compete against other offering on the market? We...

Works via your USB socket

Poor sound, uncomfortable

There are better options on the market that sound better, are more comfortable to wear and wait for it, look better as well

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Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 wireless VoIP headset


If you get a sense of déjà vu when looking at the Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000, check out Microsoft's Xbox 360 headset. Add a splash of black and, voila! The Xbox branding may have gone, but when you plug in the receiver it still thinks it's found an...

If you use VoIP (voice over IP), you might as well make yourself comfortable and lose the wires. For such a reasonable price tag, the Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 is ideal for occasional and home VoIP users.

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PC Pro: Product Reviews: Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000


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Headsets without Wires : Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 and Jabra SP5050 Bluetooth Speakerphone


Two headsets for different purposes, one from Microsoft that was originally developed for X-Box use and the second from Jabra that is designed to fit onto a car sun visor.

Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000 This device was first created for use with a X-Box but have been given a new life to work with a PC. It is stated to work with all flavours of XP or Vista. The base station fits in any USB port it is 6.5x4x1.5cm and it has a...

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Microsoft LifeChat ZX-6000


Fancy looking like a call-centre worker in the comfort of your own living room? The LifeChat ZX-6000 is designed for VoIP and voice-recognition software, and comes with an Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver to allow it to communicate with your PC. It works...

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Decent Headset


Generally good product, and well worth it if you want a wireless headset for Skype

Fits comfortably on my ear(cant really speak for others), and I have been very pleased with the product. It isnt the best, but for the price, and the wireless functionality it is a good product

The sound quality is not the best. If you are looking for something with good sound, look elsewhere. Sounds fine when you are talking with one person, but music and multiple people talking is where the problem lies

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Headset works


Bought this because the wireless headset I used broke, and replacements not available. Wanted something NOT bluetooth, as that tech has a few kinks to work out with connectivity. This was bought with the intent to clean up the wires around the systems...

Battery life is 8+ hrs on a charge, fits over the ear for a snug, close fit. Works with Skype, Voice Recognition. Distance from transmitter in home is about 20ft, but this is due to the structure of the building rather than limits to the device

Tinny 'telephone' quality audio. No enhancements to the sound. Volume is low to super low. Odd beeps & ; whistles while in operation

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Its fine if you aren't picky


The sound bothered me at first, but Im a tolerant person and I've gotten use to it to a point where I never notice the difference. I needed a wireless headset, and this one does fine.

Its incredibly cheap for a wireless headset, definately the only affordable one I could find unless your computer has bluetooth enabled.

The sound is a bit botchy and the battery life is fairly short, easy to just leave it charging every night.

Product Specifications

This comfortable headset features a Windows Live Call Button that makes calling fast and easy, wireless 2.4-GHz technology up to 30 feet, and an advanced battery that lets you talk up to eight hours between charges.

Audio Input

Microphone Form Factor:Built-in
Microphone Operation Mode:Mono

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Over-the-ear
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphone
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:2.4 GHz radio frequency

Audio System

Recommended Use:PC multimedia


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft LifeChat

Remote Control

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