Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Review: Logitech H800 Wireless Headset

I have a dream… to find the perfect headset that I can use for music, voice/video calls and best if it is Bluetooth/wireless.

This a review of the Logitech H800 Wireless Headset. I picked this up for work specifically looking for a wireless model that I can use for listening to music and for the Skype/gotomeeting conference calls that I do all day. Also, even when I am not using them for sounds, I tend to use headphones to muffle the sounds of an open office. I don't need perfect quite, but I do like to make sure that my attention is not easily diverted, when I am working on a project. In many ways, headphones tell my mind and body to buckle down and get into the zone for a little while.

Anyway, now for the review.


I use mainly Windows machines at work. So, I didn't expect any trouble with the plug-n-play setup. My machines do have Bluetooth, but I choose to set up the headset with the included nano dongle. Plug-n-play worked like a charm and I was up and running in no time.

Note: I did set this up on my home Mac with the nano dongle, and worked no problem. Bluetooth should work for Windows and Mac just fine.

As for a Linux machine, I would expect that the nano dongle would work on most flavors, but I would guess that Bluetooth, would not work out of the box. I will test that when I get a chance. At this time, I currently am not running any dedicated Linux desktops.


The headphones did come with an USB charging cable that for charging. The cable is the typical Type-A Male USB Connector at one end and a Mini Type-B Male USB Connector at the other end. I did have enough juice in the headset for some testing, but I would suggest that you give it a little more charge, if you are going to use them a lot right out of the gate.


The fit seems pretty good. The ear pieces stretch out far on both size and looks to fit a wide variety of head shapes. I have an average head size and shape, so usually the fit of a particular headset is not a problem for me. They are light enough and comfortable to be worn for an extended period of time. Right now, all I can say that I have had them on for 2 hours, and they are still comfortable.


I am not an audiophile and I do have hearing lose in both my ears. Because of that, I may not be the best to judge pure sounds, but one thing that I tend to look for in a headset is that I can control that sounds and is it is loud enough for me to hear conversation and music in my office environment. I am happy to say that the Logitech H800 does that for me.

I already have the Jabra REVO Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones. The Logitech H800 is not the Jabra, but I wouldn’t expect it be the same quality. But if the Jabra had mic like the H800, I would make that my daily headset for phone music and phone calls. But, for now that is not possible.


I like the Logitech H800 headset. I will continue to use them as my daily work headset. Check them out. You may find them nice alternative to a corded headset.