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Headsets are a huge part of our lives these days; especially if you, like me, are in an interpreting Master’s program! I recently upgraded my well-used Logitech H340 headset for a Sennheiser Game One. Overall, I love the new headset, and I made this short video about its pluses and minuses (summarized in writing below, if you don’t want to watch the video!).
To summarize, I really like the Game One headset because:
- It’s not crazy expensive for a good-quality interpreting headset (I paid US $130)
- It’s extremely comfortable, even if you wear glasses and have a large head (I tick both of those boxes!), but the design doesn’t scream “gamer”
- The ear pads are plush, not vinyl
- The microphone sound quality is good
- The open acoustic design allows you to hear your own voice while you interpret, which avoids the problem of cranking up the audio volume and screaming to hear yourself talk
- The microphone automatically mutes if you raise it all the way
The only downsides I’ve found so far are:
- It comes with a split audio/microphone jack, so you have to purchase an adapter to plug it into most laptops (Mac laptops may require a special connector)
- It (or any open-back headset) is not what you want for a noisy environment, for example if you’re interpreting in the back of a conference room
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