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Creative ChatMax HS-420 Headset
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Creative ChatMax HS-420 Headset

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Two-in-one wonder for online chats and music listening

The Creative ChatMax HS-420 headset is designed for active multi-taskers. It boasts a noise-canceling, detachable microphone that lets you hear and be heard clearly during online voice chats and interactive PC gaming. Detach the microphone and the headset doubles up as a pair of backphones for music listening. Finely tuned Neodymium speakers ensure you receive an impressive sonic performance with warm bass for a delightful music experience. Throw in the convenient single-sided cable and in-line volume control, and it's no wonder the ChatMax HS-420 is the best companion to get you through the day!

Use it as a headset or a pair of backphonesUnique dual function
A detachable microphone in a behind-the-neck design allows the headset to function as a regular pair of backphones when it is not used for communication.
Enjoy clear conversationsListen and be heard clearly
The noise-canceling microphone delivers accurate speech and is adjustable to fit all face contours.
Lightweight, comfortable designLight, comfortable styling
Designed to slip over the ears and wrap around the back of the neck, the ChatMax HS-420 does not mess up your hair. In addition, its lightweight band and leatherette earpads ensure comfort even after extended use.
Pleasing sound from Neodymium driversGreat sound
Finely tuned 30mm Neodymium drivers deliver a pleasing audio performance with warm bass.
Easy volume control Hassle-free control
Take control of your music with a convenient in-line volume control with microphone mute switch and shirt clip; plus a single-sided cable for hassle-free use.

Product Details:
Product Length: 8.25 inches
Product Width: 3.0 inches
Product Height: 6.5 inches
Product Weight: 0.18 pounds
Package Length: 8.2 inches
Package Width: 6.5 inches
Package Height: 3.1 inches
Package Weight: 0.45 pounds
Average Customer Rating: based on 19 reviews
Customer Reviews:
Average Customer Review: 4.0 ( 19 customer reviews )
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6 of 6 found the following review helpful:

5Comfortable headset; Nice sound for price; Fits "Big Heads"Apr 14, 2011
By Nathan Jones
I really like the behind the neck headsets so my review may be somewhat bias. That being said, for the price, this headset fits the bill. I spend a lot of time on conference calls via Skype and, with most headsets, can only last an hour or so without my ears hurting. I believe I could go all day wearing this headset without any discomfort.


1. Comfortable behind the neck design
2. Large ear pads that sit on the outer parts of your ear (mine at least). This causes less pressure on your entire ear making them easier to wear for extended periods of time.
3. Quality even sound
4. Removable mic. Really nice if you just want to listen to a video, webinar, or music without the mic dangling in your face.
5. FITS BIG HEADS! So well that it could almost be a slight con. I have a dome to reckon with and this headset is slightly loose on me. IF YOU HAVE A LITTLE HEAD, LOOK ELSEWHERE.
6. Well made. Seem really sturdy and should last a long time
7. Very reasonably priced


1. No adjustment. It would be REALLY nice if you could adjust the size.

Overall this is a really nice headset that I would recommend to others.

5 of 6 found the following review helpful:

3decent budget gaming head set..!!Mar 15, 2011
By Dsnuts
I am an avid gamer and require a lot of sound ques that only a good head set can provide during game.. IE. footsteps in Bad Company 2. I belong to an online clan that does a lot of ventrillo talk while I game so the head set I use has to perform in these aspects. I took a chance on these head sets as I game online while I work. No worries I own the business. Most head sets are big cans that make me look like a moron while I play. Because I have customers that come see me while I am in front of my gaming/work rig I can't have CANs on my head. I have and used several logitech head sets and the problem with them is the QC..All 3 I used broke in one way or another.. A more popular headset the G330 broke in half after about 5 months of use..Not only does the sound match up with those headsets but I can clearly tell the head band will not break like the others. Light and wont make your ears sweat...The sound is clean for smaller head set and the bass response in game explosions are represented decently. My voice on the mic is kinda on the dry side but for the price... I can recommend these to fellow gamers and music sounds ok as well..If you want BOOMing sound then by all means get a surround sound head set with 8 speakers in em.. These are light, comfortable, and sound decent for the price..The chord is long and the mic is doable. Perfect for laptops or if you just want comfy light weight headset to chat or game on.

3 of 3 found the following review helpful:

4Good, save for a glaring flaw.Jul 28, 2013
By KunehoKun
I like the Chatmax. It's cheap, the sound's good, the mic's good and can be pop filtered quite easily with a bandaid. Heck, I've even bought two!

However, I had no intention of buying two. That's where the problem comes in; the wire is too thin and too long! I'll be buying this for the third time, but you really have to be delicate if you choose to unwrap the wire completely--it can get easily snagged and snap off!

This would be amazing if it was only a little more durable.

1 of 1 found the following review helpful:

2UncomfortableMay 18, 2011
By S. Rametta
I play online games for hours at a time, and trying to find a decent headset that won't hurt after a long period of time (I wear glasses, so the pressure of most headsets hurt and cause headaches) is difficult.

This headset is on my "don't buy again" list. I just put it on for the first time and they don't fit. If you have small ears or a generally small-sized head: don't buy this. It is TOO BIG. It offers no support on my ears, and how they wrap around in the back, the slightest turn of my head and they fall off. It fits very loose and is very light-weight. Seeing as this headset doesn't offer any type of size adjustment, there's no trying to fix it.

The pro with this headset: the padding is soft and comfortable...assuming you can keep them on your head of course.

3 of 4 found the following review helpful:

4Nice behind the ear headphones with a detachable microphoneMay 24, 2011
By James Evans
I was looking for a nicer pair of behind the ear headphones to replace a cheap, ten year old pair that I had been using. I bought the HS-420 to mainly listen to music on my laptop at work, and they do the job well. As a bonus, they feature an innovative removable microphone that plugs directly into the side of the earpiece. With this setup, you can chat using your computer, or make IP phone calls.

The HS-420 is equipped with a plastic "pod" located twenty inches down from the headphones. This pod contains an on/off switch for the microphone, as well as a volume dial for the headphones. It's a nice setup.

The audio quality is nice and my only problem with the HS-420 is that the loops on the headphones tend to irritate my ears. Hopefully I can figure out a way to make these more comfortable. (I'm considering bending them using a heat gun.)

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