SENNHEISER VoIP Headphones with Mic - PC 8 USB Specifications
PC 8 USB
USB Plug and Play, Lightweight Headband, USB Sound Card Connector
Headset Frequency Response
42 - 17000 Hz
Type Of Headset
On-the-ear (Supra-aural), Open Back
7 Days Replacement Policy - Replacement is accepted by the seller within 7 days of delivery, only if there is physical damage. In case of defective product, kindly provide job-sheet/DOA certificate by an authorized service center for product replacement. In case of wrong, missing or undelivered product, please highlight the issue within the 2 days of delivery. Cancellation allowed.
Noise Canceling Clarity (Microphone)
Other Sound Features
42 - 17000 Hz
Sound pressure level (SPL) 95 dB
3.5 mm angled
24 Months Manufaucturer Warranty
Headphones Form Factor
With Microphone^Volume control
4.1 out of 5 stars 460 customer reviews
Best Sellers Rank
#903 in Electronics (See top 100) #5 in Electronics > Accessories > Home Audio & Video Accessories > Headphones > Over-Ear #98 in Electronics > Accessories > Portable Audio & Video Accessories #99 in Electronics > Portable Media Players
Date First Available
1 January 2017
Serves the purpose
By Arvind Saion
This is a good headset but does not fulfill my need. Was using Plantronics audio 655 usb but needed another. Bought this since the reviews were so good, particularly about Dragon speech recognition... but am not satisfied.
This is a review after a week of use...
- Easy auto installation plug and play on win 7, 8.x and 10.
- Long wire, Mic on and off switch with volume control.
- Headphone is standard Sennheiser quality - no doubts about that, bass and treble are balanced, Great and clear audio.
- Body is of weak construction.
- Wire is too thin. One has to be really careful with it. Any jerk and there is serious danger of snapping.
- Microphone is too far away from the mouth (1.25 inches) to pick up voice in basic ambient noise. Not sensitive enough for speech recognition. One has to be in a totally silent environment for Dragon speech recognition to work. Or very loud in speaking and enunciation. This is after two three weeks of training the software on a Plantronics .Audio 655 USB Multimedia Headset.
I do not wish to compare but Plantronics is way ahead of the Sennheiser headset when it comes to speech recognition. I bought that on Flipkart in February 2013. It was not so expensive then.
Anyways, the Sennheiser PC 8 USB is useful within its range of performance.
If you are looking for dedicated high quality performance device - pay more for better quality and performance.
4 stars only because of weak construction and reduced mic sensitivity.
wow sound and mic
By Vikash puniaon
This is really great product.
1) Good headphone sound quality great with VOIP calls and also listening songs.
2) Good mic delivers crisp clear sound to receiver.
3) Long 2 meter wire. This is long enough.
Cons: minimum volume using headphone volume controller cannot be reduced below one level. I use both headphone and laptop volume controller to control volume hence this is not any issue if you ready with this solution.
By Ravindra Navadaon
The clarity is amazing...I tried to record and hear what i spoke....It was crystal clear..No need to say about Sennheiser...if you have used it ..you will like it..
Excellent for Dragon naturally speaking dictation software
By Srinivasan Iyeron
I bought this to use the inbuilt microphone on Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a very popular speech recognition software product. I've used a number of other headphones with Dragon – no-brand ones by the likes of iBall and Quantum and also namebrand models like Microsoft LifeChat and the Plantronics Audio DSP 400. The Sennheiser PC 8 USB, though, gives me the best results that I've ever experienced with Dragon. I easily get an accuracy rate of 95%. The reason could be that this Sennheiser model has noise canceling, while the others I used did not. It can be hard to compare, though, because when I used the other namebrand models, I was on Dragon 10 and Dragon 11. Now, I am on Dragon 12. I've used other non-branded headset microphones on Dragon 12 and got reasonable results ( 75% accuracy). With the Sennheiser, though,life has suddenly become much easier.
While I mainly bought this headset for the microphone, the headphones are quite good, too. Poor bass, but good, loud and pleasant-sounding audio, overall.
Sound clarity. Excellent mic. (Tested)
By Soumik Chatterjeeon
I'm not much of a see-review-and-then-buy guy. The other review I saw here is absolute BS. I bought this a couple days back and must say that I'm satisfied. The other reviewer saying Avoid this etc. to him I say Go buy a speaker and stuff it into your ..umm.. ears!!!
For the rest- if you want sound clarity and excellent mic GO FOR THIS.. without doubt and delay. Also the default packaging by the company itself is superb .. don't know how Flipkart packs it on top of that 'coz I didn't buy this from flipkart but from Chandni in Kolkata.. And Sennheiser as always never fails its customers!
About the mic, I personally tested it with Google speech button in Google search and other sites .. and everytime it gives right results ..
treble part absolutely flawless but for further better bass quality you'll have to increase your budget .. a lot..
also no hassles of safely remove stuff... just plug and play
the build quality could have been better but i guess that is tolerable given the other plus points- the main points- headphone and mic quality... One star less for the cons (build quality and potential for further bass improvement and price is slightly on the higher side) as I am a stickler for perfection...!
Have a good day , ya all.. ! Soumik out.
NEVER NEVER NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT UNLESS SERVICE CENTER IS CLOSE TO YOUR HOME.
By Amazon Customeron
I am feeling myself foolish and thinking why i bought this product. After sales service of this is totally useless.After buying within 2 month its mic stopped working. Only one service center close to delhi and that is only in Gurugram. you have to take complete day off to get it serviced.Girl @ Service center is not for client grievance handing , she was just behaving like Government employeeNEVER NEVER NEVER BUY THIS PRODUCT UNLESS SERVICE CENTER IS CLOSE TO YOUR HOME.
Useless for speech recognition programs like Dragon Naturally Speaking
Ok...so I received this headphone in good condition...my main purpose of buying it was for a speech recognition program called dragon naturally speaking....the model available abroad in the US has excellent noise cancellation (a must for smooth dictation via speech recognition programs)....however, this one has a very low SNR (speech to noise ratio)...sometimes as low as 5! (Ideal ones have it between 18 and 40)....I got it replaced with a new piece from their Gurgaon service center (excellent team there!)...but SNR is equally bad in the new piece....so its lying useless withe me! All in all....not ur ideal headset if ur buying it for speech recog programs like DNS...don't know how good it is otherwise...It's lying in brand new condition with me.....I might just sell it off to someone who wants it for Rs. 500 less than the listed value here....
Good for phone calls
By Abhijit Menon-Senon
I have been using this headset for voice calls with my laptop for years. I greatly prefer this style (two ears) to the cheaper one-ear and one-mic headsets. I've used two or three different headsets, and this Sennheiser is both the most comfortable to wear (for short calls only; it's nothing like wearing over-the-ear headphones) and the best audio quality (in both directions). I also prefer the single USB connector instead of the one (combo) or two separate stereo connectors. A single USB connector is more likely to work with any given machine. My only problem with it is that the ear pads tend to wear out quickly.
Satisfied with mic quality.
By Nikhil ckon
I bought this to record audio for my YouTube videos. You can listen to an audio sample on my YouTube channel - Nikhils views. Compared to a Samson go mic, it's not as good as that, but that's obvious, given the price difference. But the difference is hardly noticeable ( except when you listen to them side by side). It's got a 2 Meter length cable - which is nice. Overall, I'm satisfied with this but not amazed. If you want a really good mic, think about getting the vmoda pro.
By Nishith Chauhanon
Been using it since a month regularly for skype calls and have found that the voice is crystal clear on both sides, no noise. The usb stick is a bit long and sticks out so you have to take care not to knock it off if you are using the laptop in your lap. And yeah the price is a bit costly for what is offered but if you have a non working headphone jack or bluetooth in your laptop then i dont think you have any other option