Cyber Acoustics USB Stereo Headset (AC-851B)
Model Number: AC-851B
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|7 x 6 x 1.75 inches
|Item model number
|4.1 4.1 out of 5 stars 121 ratings 4.1 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank
|#374 in Computer Headsets
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer
|Date First Available
|September 14, 2004
|Country of Origin
|Number Of Items
|Cyber Acoustics USB Stereo Headset (AC-851B)
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I have had this same model of headset for many years but the foam earpieces were finally disintegrating. I wasn’t able to find replacement earpieces so just ordered an entirely new headset. Since I liked my old one so much, I ordered the same model. Pros: the mic is very easily positional. It can be word for either ear, provided the headset is switched around. Earpieces are comfortable. Volume control works fine and is one the chord, not the headset itself. Cons: The chord of the new set is much much shorter than my old one causing me less mobility. The chord did not come with a clip to clip it to myself like my old set has and is quite useful. The volume control is much too high up on the chord so that if I am on a video call I have difficulty discreetly adjusting. I took the foam earpieces off of the new set and discarded the rest.
Does the job nice sound and comfortable fit. Good value.
perfect for it's purpose!
I bought these USB Stereo Headsets in 2012 and I use them occasionally. I have to say that since first owning them at I didn't expect much. But they've turned out to be pretty good over the years of occasional use. I tend to prefer basic USB based stereo headsets (with long cable) for consoles and PC over wireless. Ranking my favorite USB headsets to least favorite here's what I have: 1) Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390 (Works on PS3, PS4, Mac and PC)Logitech ClearChat Comfort/USB Headset H390 (Black) 2) Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset (Works on PS3 and PS4; had issues with Mac version of Vent)Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset 3) Cyber Acoustics USB Stereo Headset AC-851B (Works on PS3/PS4)Cyber Acoustics USB Stereo Headset (AC-851B) The reason that I listed the Logitech first is because they just rock! They work on EVERYTHING! No syncing, audio quality, volume, or operational problems at all. And they work great! So for that I can safely recommend them to anyone; PC/Mac, PS3, PS4 verified. Not sure about 360 or XBox One. The reason I listed the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 as 2nd is because I love the closed ear buds and the flexible boom mic. I have had issues in Vent when playing online games on PC and Mac with audio quality being bad. So, for that I don't recommend them for all applications. But I can verify that they do work great on the PS3 and PS4. The Cyber Acoustic AC-851s I use the least. But when I've used them on my PS4 or Mac/PC they've worked great and love the flexible boom mic as well. I just prefer closed ear cushion, (used on the Microsoft LifeChat) over open ear cushion. Be aware these smaller list of USB headsets are not the most comfortable nor have the best sound quality. For those I recommend the Logitech G930Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound . But those headset are wireless and doesn't work with the audio volume on the PS3 or PS4. The console audio slider on the G930 doesn't work on the PS3/PS4 and the controls on the side of the headset are not functional. They work great for PC/Mac though! Just because the Cyber Acoustics are the least used and last on the list doesn't mean I rank them as average. In fact, the Logitech ClearChat, Microsoft LifeChat and Cyber Acoustics USB Headset all get a 8 out of 10 for different reasons. They are all very good for different applications depending on your needs, if you prefer the simple USB headset style.
I've used this one to six hours a day for six months for VOIP calls and it's worked out great. I have not used it for music. Sound quality is very good on both ends. Colleagues think it sounds very good. It worked fine with Windows 7 plug-n-play. No problems using it with GoToMeeting and the like. It seems to be good at pickup up my voice and not ambient noise, and in fact I don't need to bend it toward my mouth at all. The cord is extra long allowing me to stand up and move around when needed. An LED light on the cable indicates when it is powered and when it is active. That part isn't very heavy, so it isn't much of a burden. The mute on/off switch and the audio-in volume roller on the cable work well. I like that it is reversible and the mic is bendable. I've had no problems with anything breaking. Build quality seems average or good for the price. (I haven't compared others, though.) The ear cups are definitely on-the-ear, so it gets a bit tiresome if wearing for a few hours at a time. It was tight on my medium-sized male head for a few weeks, but then it loosened up a bit and it feels OK now. Not luxurious, but not uncomfortable, either. My wife (with a smaller head) really likes it, too. If I knew of a headset that worked like this but was more cushy on the ears, I'd love it, but this one works just fine.