The new normal
The 2020 pandemic forced countless numbers of people to become displaced from their normal work environments.
Many found themselves abruptly working from home, and companies were scrambling to secure the necessary tools to allow employees to do their jobs remotely. One of those tools that played a key role in this scramble for remote workers, was headsets.
With the increased use of computer communications, headsets are now considered a necessity.
Computers & Headsets
This is where the action is. Having headphones with a mic is critical to working from home these days.
If you need to communicate from home, many are using computer based applications such as Softphones. And, a real success story has been the universal adoption of video conferencing as a tool to stay connected with coworkers and customers.
It's funny how the name Zoom has all of a sudden become a normal part of our daily language. We don't jump on a video call, we jump on a zoom call.
Video call quality is enhanced by the use of a good quality headset that can deliver superior sound quality, and noise reduction.
Logitech H390 Headset Specifications
-Noise canceling microphone that tucks out of the way when not in use
-Adjustable padded headband to help keep you comfortable
-Inline volume & mute controller for easy access
-30mm audio drivers for decent sounding music and meetings
-Lightweight design for all day wearing comfort
-USB plug and play simplicity
-Available in 3 colors: Graphite, Off-White and Rose
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6 Reasons To Buy
+ Very inexpensive - $39.99 MSRP
+ Trusted brand - Logitech is a very reputable company
+ Gets the job done professionally to hear and be heard hands free
+ Plug and play - simple USB-A connectivity
+ You can choose from 3 stylish colors: Graphite, off-white and Rose
+ 2 year warranty - longer warranty compared to other headsets in this price range.
6 Reasons not to buy
- The microphone and speakers aren't as good as other headsets
- Acceptable comfort, but it could be better
- Noise reduction feature needs to be improved.
- No inline call control - volume adjustment and mute only
- Microphone boom isn't flexible for optimum positioning, and is restricted to left side placement only.
-Not compatible with Logi Tune software for customization
Frequently asked questions
- Is the Logitech H390 comfortable? Comfort is subjective, but relatively speaking, this headset is fairly comfortable due to it's weight, adjustable headband, and rotating, padded ear speakers.
- Does the Logitech H390 headset work with Microsoft Teams? Yes, this headset is compatible with Teams, Zoom, RingCentral and many other popular calling platforms. Because the inline controller doesn't have an answer/end button, calls must be accessed through the application.
- Does the Logitech H390 have a mute button? Yes, the mute button is located on the inline controller, where the volume is adjusted.
- How do you activate noise cancellation on the Logitech H390? The microphone comes with noise cancellation, and no button needed to utilize this feature. Simply plug the headset into the USB port, and once on a call, noise cancellation is active.
- Is the Logitech H390 headset available on Amazon? Yes it is. You can find it here. You can also find it on our website. Use coupon code BLOG for a discount.
- Does the Logitech H390 sound good? Keeping in mind that you get what you pay for, and this is a headset priced under $50.00, it sounds decent. Premium? I wouldn't go that far, but considering its price point, it sounds good enough for use on business calls, and for listening to music as long as you don't have very high sound quality expectations.
- What kind of connector does the Logitech H390 come with? It comes with a 6 foot cable with USB-A connector. So if your computer has USB-A ports, this headset will plug into it. If your computer uses USB-C ports, you'll need to buy a USB-A to USB-C adapter.
- How much does the Logitech H390 cost? The MSRP on the H390 is $39.99
- What operating systems does the Logitech H390 work with? Windows, MacOS, and ChromeOS as well as all the leading communication platforms.
For those who want more details (here's the meat & potatoes)
If you're in the market for a new wired, USB headset, like the Logitech H390, and you don't want to break the bank, then here's some information that you might find helpful.
But, before I begin, I did want to mention that we recorded a seven minute video where David discusses the features of this product. In this video we also do a microphone and speaker test where it allows you to hear how the headset sounds, and how well it does to remove unwanted background noise.
So if you'd rather watch a video instead of reading content, then make sure to have a look at the review video below.
Logitech H390 Review
The Logitech H390 is an inexpensive headset used with computers, and connects via USB A. It has a microphone and two ear speakers and comes with a decent warranty at 2-years.
Let's take a look at some of the features, starting with its microphone.
The Logitech H390 comes with a noise canceling microphone. What does this mean? The microphone is designed to help eliminate unwanted background noise. So if you work from home with dogs barking, babies crying, or the landscaper's blower humming, then having a noise reducing microphone is important to keep your callers from hearing all this.
In our review video, we do a sound test to allow you to hear how this headset sounds. You might want to check that out.
Microphone boom arm
Most office headsets, whether they're a wired or wireless model, allow the microphone boom arm to move so it can be positioned on the wearer's right or left side.
Some people actually have a preference as to which side of their face (left or right), the microphone is located. Unfortunately, the Logitech H390 boom arm only allows for left side mic placement only
Though this probably isn't a deal breaker for most people, it is something to be aware of if the Logitech H390 is on your radar, especially if you're someone who has a preference on mic location.
The microphone boom isn't bendable either. It's constructed out of a rigid material which means it can't be repositioned. Given a choice between a flexible mic boom, and one that's not flexible, I'd take flexible. The reason is to allow the microphone to be placed in the optimum location, which is about two fingers width from the corner of the mouth, and just below the lower lip. In spite of the fact that the mic boom is rigid, it still gets the job done.
The headband on this USB headset with microphone is adjustable so it can accommodate people of varying head sizes and shapes. Unexpectedly, this headset has a padded headband which is a nice comfort feature not commonly found on entry level, inexpensive headsets.
Wired USB headsets typically come with an inline controller. This is to provide quick and easy access to headset features such as raising or lowering the hearing volume, muting the microphone, and taking/ending calls.
The Logitech H390 wired USB headset has a controller that provides:
- Volume up (hearing volume)
- Volume down
- Microphone mute
The one thing that's missing on this inline controller is the answer/end button. But something that bears repeating is this is an entry level headset. For a price under $50.00, it's not surprising to me that the answer/end button isn't available. That's not to say that you can't take and end calls when using the Logitech H390, because you can. Accessing calls would be through the application itself.
So if you're using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, or RingCentral for example, you can use the Logitech H390 without any problem.
The Logitech H390 headset has ear speakers that are swivel mounted which allows them to adjust to the angle of your ears. This feature helps to enhance long term wearing comfort.
There's also a right ear, left ear designation on the headset ear speakers to help orient you as to which way to put on the headset.
The ear cushions on the Logitech H390 are made of a synthetic leather like material which is pretty common for office headsets. The shape of the ear cushions are doughnut-like.
Doughnut shaped ear cushions allow sound to go straight from the speaker to the ear. Overall, I found them to be comfortable and a decent size.
The weight of the Logitech H390 is 6.9 ounces which is about what most double ear headsets weigh. No surprises here. Not too heavy, and just about what I'd expect.
When you place the headset on, it feels pretty comfortable. Not heavy at all, but it did feel a bit bulky. As with any office headset, the real test is how it feels after a long day of wearing it. From that perspective you'd have to wear it for long periods of time to know for sure, though my initial impression on comfort was favorable.
The Logitech H390 connects to computers via a USB A plug. Some headsets today come with USB C connectors, or both A and C through an adapter. Still, nothing wrong with this headset having a USB-A plug because there are a ton of computers in use that use USB-A connections. Plug it in right out of the box and you're good to go.
Overall I found the sound quality of the Logitech H390 to be acceptable. It did struggle a bit to remove background noise compared to other office headset models we've tested, but then again, many of those headsets cost a lot more than the H390.
Overall, the sound was acceptable, and about what you might expect for a USB wired headset in this price range. Yet again, what represents acceptable sound is a bit subjective because what sounds good to one person, might sound bad to someone else.
If you'd like to hear how this headset sounds so you can determine if it would be suitable for your needs, watch the video review below that includes the microphone and speaker test.
The warranty on the Logitech H390 is 2-years. This is twice as long as most other headsets in this price range which normally come with a 1-year warranty. And it would be hard to argue that a longer warranty is always better.
Logitech H390 Price
The manufacturer suggested price for the H390 headset is $39.95. This is a very reasonable price for a decent entry level USB wired headset.
If you're looking for a very inexpensive USB wired headset that sounds decent and has a good warranty, the H390 might be the perfect choice. For the money, you do get a fairly good overall headset experience.
- No too heavy
- Reasonably comfortable
- Noise Cancelling microphone
- In line controls for volume adjustment and mute
- Padded headband that's adjustable
- Relatively soft ear cushions, and swivel-mounted ear speakers
- 6.2 foot cable with USB-A connector
This isn't a perfect headset by any stretch of the imagination, but it is a good value for what you pay.
Yes, it struggles a bit to reduce background noise.
Yes, it is a little bulky.
Yes, the microphone can only be positioned on the left side.
But these things aside, you do get an acceptable USB double ear wired headset that can have you up and running on your next Softphone or Video call in a matter of minutes.
The 2-year warranty is nice too because it's longer than many other warranties for headsets in this price range. And, speaking of price, the Logitech H390 won't break the bank if you want one for yourself, or for your team.
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