New set of headphones

I am typing this entry whilst trying out my new headphones a set of Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000’s,

image of Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 headphones

...and I have to say I am very impressed so far with the sound quality.  I am no audiophile at all but the music is very crisp and clear, and most of all the background noise has disappeared due to the generous cups that envelope my ears :).  Although it feels odd to have these type of headphones as I am used to my Bose in ear phones for listening to music.

Of course these will come into there own for chatting to friends and colleagues via messenger.

One thing to mention was the install on my Vista notebook, I plugged them into a USB slot, Vista detected them within 2s and installed the drivers automatically and I had them setup and working within a few more seconds. Which all in all was a great and trouble free experience. I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting to listen to music, make calls or chat on there PC.

One minor thing where the experience could be improved ever so slightly is that when I hover over the little speaker in the notification (or System Tray), it says I am running Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000,great. However the icon is the same standard speaker one rather than the headphone one!

Currently listening to a little bit of Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix, which sounds amazing 🙂


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Comments (3)

  1. Okay, so I bought the Life Chat LX 3000. Sounds great, I can hear my World of Warcraft on it, all the computer functions Ie the pings when I click on windows and stuff, but I cant hear iTunes music through them, I went to Control Panel > Sounds, Speach, and Audio devices > then to Sounds and audio devices, went  to the Audio tab, enabled the headset for system playback and all that stuff, same with the Voice, but it still seems to not play iTunes, but it plays fine through my speakers. Email me please on this or something = )

  2. Deborah Doyle says:

    I wish I could say the same! I plug them in, and I can hear my voice through them when I speak, but I am unable to hear sound from my computer through them.

    PS Rob you can change the icon to the headset

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