If you’re in the market for a budget friendly, wired USB headset for your calls and meetings, then this is a blog you’ll want to read.
Whether you work from home, or in a busy office, this is a headset you’ll want to know about.
But, before I dive into all the details, there are a couple of things I need to do.
First, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read this blog. After all, if content like this is produced, but nobody reads it, well, it’s not providing any value. So thank you for your time.
The other thing I need to mention is we recorded a Youtube review video of this Logitech H570e. So, if you’d rather watch our video review rather than read this blog, I won’t get my feelings hurt (really I won’t).
Logitech H570e Review Video
If you decided to skip the video and are still reading, then let’s find out more about this new Logitech H570e headset.
The Logitech H570e is a wired USB headset that’s designed to be an entry level model. And though it’s priced to be affordable, that doesn’t mean it isn’t business grade. Logitech is a company that has a long reputation for producing communication devices for use in business. The H570e is one of their latest introductions.
In business, you want to sound professional, you want comfort especially when on long calls, and you want reliability, not to mention affordability. The H570e delivers on all fronts.
The microphone on the H570e is noise canceling which means it’s designed to remove unwanted background noise. We tested this microphone for voice sound quality as well as noise reduction. We tested the voice quality in a no noise environment, and we threw office noise, dogs barking and a blender sound at it.
The voice audio quality was good. Certainly good enough to use in any business application. Some headsets we’ve tested sound better than the H570e, such as the Orosound Tilde Pro for example, but it’s worth noting that this headset is priced five to six times less than some of those other premium models. With that in mind, the H570e performed very well.
As for noise reduction, it did a decent job to reduce the office noise, dogs barking and even that annoying blender sound. Yes, there are other headsets that did better in these tests, but as noted earlier, those models tend to cost a lot more. And, because they cost more, you expect more.
All in all, the H570e did a good job to remove the noise while keeping the voice audio quality consistent. Some headsets we’ve tested in the past did a good job to remove the noise, but in doing so, compromised the voice quality. That’s something you won’t experience with the H570e.
Lastly, for those who have a preference for a specific side to wear the microphone, the H570e allows you to wear it on the right or left side. This may seem insignificant, or even silly to even bring this up, but some people like placing the microphone on one side or the other, and fortunately this headset gives you that choice where some don’t.
As for comfort, the H570e is lightweight which is a great starting point when comfort is being looked at. The mono version weighs 3 ounces and the duo weighs 3.9. That makes these headsets among the lightest of all headsets we’ve ever tested. A headset’s weight certainly plays a pivotal role in comfort, but that’s not the only thing.
The Logitech H570e also comes with a padded headband and comfortable ear cushions. These are the two main touchpoints when wearing a headband headset. The headband is durable and adjustable and has a cushion for providing comfort when wearing it.
The ear cushions provide sufficient padding to make it comfortable when resting against the ear. The leatherette material can be cleaned easily, and the cushions are easily replaced when needed.
The Logitech H570e comes with a USB A connector for use with Mac or Windows. And, the H570e is certified for use with:
- Skype for Business
- Cisco Jabber
- Blue Jeans
- Google Voice
- Go To Meeting
- Microsoft Teams
If your computer doesn’t have a USB A port, you can affordably get an optional USB A to USB C adapter.
The Logitech H570e comes with an inline controller that has a few buttons. On the controller you can adjust the following things:
- Volume up / Volume down
- Microphone mute on / Microphone mute off
- Call answer / Call end
Having the ability to access these features from the inline controller is far more convenient than having to mouse your way within a program. In particular, taking and ending a call.
With the answer / end feature, you can press a button on the controller to take an incoming call and end it.
Without this ability, you’ll have to go into a program, and locate the answer feature, click on it, and then click on it again to terminate the call.
Ok, so what’s the price of this headset?
I can talk about affordability, but that term means different things to different people. The Logitech H570e mono headset is priced at $49.99, and the duo model is priced at $54.99.
Yes, you can find headsets that cost less. But do you really want to buy a $30.00 headset and use it on your important business calls? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t.
- You run the risk of not sounding professional, which reflects poorly on you.
- You run the risk of not having a headset that’s reliable
- You run the risk of having the headset die on you in the middle of your call
- You’ll likely have a shorter warranty than the 2-year warranty on the H570e.
- Chances are extremely high that you won’t get call control.
- You may find it hard, if not impossible, to get help with problems, returns etc.
- You may find that you’ll need to replace it in a year (so much for saving money)
Are these things worth saving $20.00 or so? I’d argue that it’s not, especially if you end up having to replace it in a year or two.
The Logitech H570e is a headset that’s reasonably priced, and it’s one that’s comfortable, reliable, sounds good, reduces a good amount of unwanted noise, provides hearing protection, allows you to place the microphone on the right or left side and gives you inline controls including call answer/end. And for the reasonable price of around $50.00, I’d call that a bargain.
No, this isn’t a go to headset for listening to music, but that’s not what it’s designed for. It’s designed to give you an affordable headset that’s business capable and reliable.
To that end, the H570e does what it’s been designed to do. The audio is professional quality, the noise reduction is, at the very least, adequate, and the comfort allows you to wear it all day long. And with the 2-year warranty, backed by Logitech, you get a lot of headset value packaged into an affordable price.
Speaking of price, how would you like to lower it on the Logitech H570e? Well, if you’re like me, and a lot of other people, then getting a better deal is something that’s always of interest. So here are two ways you can lower the price on this headset.
Coupon Code for a discount
If you shop on our website, which is www.headsetadvisor.com make sure to use coupon code BLOG when checking out. If you do, you’ll get a nice discount on your order. So make sure to reference coupon code BLOG at checkout.
Trade-in that old headset
When updating headsets, most people end up tossing the old one into a desk drawer or in a box that typically ends up in a storeroom. Even worse, they get tossed out with the trash. Why not trade those old headsets in and get cash or credit towards new ones?
You can use the trade in program along with the coupon code too, so it’s sort of like winning the lottery. Getting something for those old headsets sure beats seeing them collect dust in a corner somewhere don’t you think?