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As many of you may know I have worked from home for many years now taking calls for different companies when I am not blogging. So it’s very important that I have a high quality USB headset that provides noise cancellation, mute function, and most important a high quality microphone so ALL my clients can hear me without breaking up. Over the years it seems that I have tried many different brands. However, they always seem to be lacking in something no matter how much they cost. So when I read a few great reviews about the Andrea® brand on workplacelikehome.com, I knew I wanted to review it for myself! I had never heard of this brand before but the reviews were great! However, I will be honest I didn’t really want to shell out any more money on another headset. I have wasted a lot of money over the years buying top rated headsets that just didn’t perform well enough for my liking. So I decided to contact the great folks at Andrea Electronics to see if they would be interested in providing me a headset in exchange for a full review. So when they agreed I was super excited!
The headset arrived very quickly and I was so ready to put it to the test! When I opened the box I was shocked to see that it actually came in a case for easy storage when not in use! I didn’t know which headset that i was going to receive but was happy to see that it was the SB-405W SuperBeam Headset
About the SB-405W SuperBeam
The SuperBeam headsets deliver Hi-Definition sound. with their unique integrated array microphone system is designed for use with Andrea’s patented beam forming and digital noise reduction audio software, providing “The Freedom of Voice”. SuperBeam also provides a new audio capture feature, enabling 3D surround sound recording!
Advantages of the SuperBeam headsets:
- Sleek “boom free” design with digital noise cancellation technology
- Increased convenience, no need to constantly manually position boom microphone for proper close talking operation.
- Look more natural during video chat with no boom in front of your mouth and the ability to eat and drink during conversation/chat operation.
Earphone Bass Expansion:
SuperBeam headsets employ powerful neodymium magnets in the speaker transducers providing a wide frequency response of 20Hz-20KHz. The headsets also feature a unique bass-reflex ported earphone housing design for producing deep rich bass, complementing transducer output efficiency of clear midrange and sparking highs.
DSDA patented adaptive beam forming:
The DSDA algorithm powers Andrea’s SuperBeam array microphone system, enabling “Boom Free” performance. The array Microphone system forms an audio pickup beam toward the user’s mouth and eliminates background noises that are outside of the beam
Pure Audio award winning noise reduction:
Reduces repetitive background noise on the both acoustic and electronic system noise. Increases the sound quality of your VoIP calls on applications such as Skype.
Binaural 3D surround sound recording:
Great for recording live entertainment, music, lectures and even environmental sound samples. SuperBeam microphones are placed in close proximity to the users left and right ears, establishing a “Real Head Transfer Function” acoustic effect. Sound arriving at each microphone is in natural phase and duplicates real ear sound capture. Headphone playback then delivers a virtual 3D surround experience, reproducing one’s listening experience.
USB digital audio adapter:
Hi-fidelity external sound card with HD quality digital sample rates. Audio compatibility for Mac and PC. Provides stereo microphone input to enable SuperBeam headsets
Audio Commander audio control panel:
Control of microphone beam forming and audio noise reduction enhancements. 10 – Band graphic equalizer with built-in presets to customize sound. Audio recorder with stereo input for SuperBeam 3D surround sound recording feature.
I LOVE THEM! I can’t think of another way to describe them other then they are great! I haven’t been this happy with any other headset before. At first I was worried that the mic being built into the ear piece instead of having it’s on piece. I just knew my older clients were going to complain they couldn’t hear me! So I am happy to report I seem to be even louder than before so I don’t find myself having to scream anymore!
I love how lightweight they are! That is very important to me since I wear them for hours at a time! Some of the headsets that I have are heavier and uncomfortable so this is another big plus!
The Audio quality is solid and consistent. I don’t find myself or clients breaking up.
1 year warranty! Andrea Electronics Corporation guarantees their product to be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year (the “Guarantee Period”) Trust me if I can get through one year It’s worth the money!
My computer easily recognizes the headset as soon as I plug it in. So no waiting, it’s ready to go!
They fold up for easy storage when not in use.
The cord is long! This allows me more freedom to move around.
I fully recommend this brand to all my co-workers! I am even going to buy my kids some so they will stop taking mine when I am not working! So what are you waiting for go buy you a pair now! You will thank me later!
You can buy this or other great headsets directly from Andrea Electronics website! I also have seen them on Amazon for a couple dollars cheaper and free 2 day shipping if you have prime. They range in price depending on the model that you need from 39.95 up to 99.95 which is a great deal if you high quality without breaking the bank.