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Creative ChatMax HS-420 Headset
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!
|Unique 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.
|Listen and be heard clearly|
The noise-canceling microphone delivers accurate speech and is adjustable to fit all face contours.
|Light, 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.
Finely tuned 30mm Neodymium drivers deliver a pleasing audio performance with warm bass.
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.
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5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
Comfortable 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:
decent budget gaming head set..!!Mar 15, 2011
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.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Good, save for a glaring flaw.Jul 28, 2013
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:
nice little headsetJun 27, 2011
By keith m redman jr
i like it .for the price it has a good quality sound,depending on the sound card you have.very comfortable.no problems with this headset.
3 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Nice 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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