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PLANTRONICS .Audio 995 USB Connector Circumaural Digital Stereo Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Updated - Not for Big Heads 01/21/2015

This review is from: PLANTRONICS .Audio 995 USB Connector Circumaural Digital Stereo Headset

Pros: The audio is decent enough for office usage (music, video conferencing via Google Hangouts, et cetera).

The wireless range is, for my experience, impressive. I can walk about halfway across the office and still receive signals (music). After coming back in range, the music returns (active searching for transmitter?).

Cons: The right hand side, just a the first inside indentation "setting" cracked today. I left the music playing, but took it off my head gingerly.

I've owned it for just under 4 months (bought in late September), so the length is disappointing too.

Other Thoughts: I bought these to replace a wired gaming headset to use at work (because I broke those at the volume switch in the middle of the cord).

Apparently, wired or wireless, I'mma break something. Since these are my work ones, I'm going to have to either put up with the broken set, or pay extra to get one in-person (not that it's a bad thing, really). I still have work to do, which includes video conferencing with offshore development teams.

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PLANTRONICS .Audio 995 USB Connector Circumaural Digital Stereo Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs No Listen and Charge, Not Circumaural 10/16/2014

This review is from: PLANTRONICS .Audio 995 USB Connector Circumaural Digital Stereo Headset

Pros: Light. Easy to use.

Cons: No 'listen and charge' ability. Discovered while at work with a nearly-dead headset - plugged in after a sync, and audio (in and out) dropped and disconnected from USB transceiver.

I have a big-ish noggin, and the headset is not circumaural. I get a little pain on the edges of my ears, since that is where the patds are sitting.. on the ears,.

Other Thoughts: So far, I am content; however, I've only had them for about half a month. Participants in video chats (like Google Hangouts) don't complain about the quality, and I hear them usually just fine.

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MSI Z87I GAMING AC LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It does the job fairly well, with a couple of small problems (see cons).

I don't really have a visual case (there is a top window, but not very big), so I really couldn't care about what it looks like inside the case. I focus on functionality over fashion.

Cons: The biggest gripe I have at the moment is the audio, namely with my headphones, I can hear when there is I/O happening (I believe to my platter drive, not the SSD). It's definitely not completely random, which leads me to believe there's a charge building up over time, which, when released, finds its way into the audio output stream.

There are only 2 fan headers on the board, one of which 'belongs' to the CPU. Modern cases, even as small as the Corsair 250D (which is what I have), have room for more than 2 fans (The 250D comes with 3 (two to the opposing side of the GPU, and a front intake, which this board doesn't support. Currently, I only have the front intake fan running).

As others have mentioned, the layout doesn't quite feel as good as it could be. Front panel header should probably be... near the front panel.

Other Thoughts: I see MSI has released the Z97I... I might upgrade in the near future. I'll give the board some more time (I bought in February, installed in March) to grow on me. For rest of the components of my build:

- Corsair 250D
- Corsair TX650v2
- Intel i7-4770k
- Crucial Ballistix Sport (Very Low Profile) 2x8GB
- Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB (yes, it fits in the 250D!)
- Samsung 840Pro 256GB (Boot+Programs)
- Toshiba 500GB (Data+Saves)
- Windows 7 HP SP1 64

For headset info:
- Razer Carcharias

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Display Name: James G.

Date Joined: 09/09/04

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  • Last Review: 01/21/15
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