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Headset Information Page

 

If you need a headset for an online course, this is the page for you. In order to ensure clarity of sound on CarmenConnect sessions, you will need to have a decent quality headset. Most modern headsets have built in noise cancelation technology, so it will not be hard to find an appropriate set to use with class. We do NOT recommend the bluetooth wireless headsets for CarmenConnect because their sound fades and will drop participants out of a session when the wireless signal gets weak.

 

Features of headsets vary; some will cover one or two ears. We highly recommend the two earphone models for best sound quality, but many people find the single ear model more comfortable. Different products will also have a choice of USB, analog stereo plugs or both to connect the headset to your computer. We HIGHLY recommend USB headsets for two reasons: 1. they are generally good quality and 2. they are easier to configure.

 

There are two main options for students to purchase headsets:

 

1)      Option 1: Buy them from Amazon. Go to http://www.amazon.com and search for USB headset. There are several to choose from. A few choices are below.


Logitech H340 - $24.95

Plantronics PLNAUDIO478 - $23.17

Mpow 071 - $21.59

 

2)      Option 2: Go to a nearby store like Micro Center or Walmart and buy something off the shelf. Pricing at these stores is much more competitive than in the past. Many models are in the $30-40 range with some on sale for $15-25. The examples you see below are Logitech headsets since it's such a popular brand. Any brand with similar options will work fine with CarmenConnect.

 

Logitech                                     Logitech



Some suggested retailers (including links to USB headsets on their websites):

MicroCenter (by Bethel Rd & 315)

Best Buy

Walmart


If you still have questions about what type of headset is appropriate for your course, please contact con-s-help@osu.edu.


(Information on this page is for reference only. Retailers may change price or availablility at any time without notification.)