There are a variety of reasons to have a computer headset. The first would be using the headphones for listening to training (like my CorelDRAW X5 Unleashed), music, movies, games, VOIP calls and much more. Of course you can also use the microphone on VOIP calls, gaming, voiceovers and anything else that requires getting your voice into the computer. I’m not one who will use the headphones often as I typically just use my computer speakers for listening. Being the boss means I don’t have to worry about the noise coming out of my computer. I do use a microphone quite often. So as I looked for a new headset, the microphone was more important to me than the headphones.
The headset that was my best choice was the Logitech USB Headset H530 With Premium Laser-Tuned Audio. It isn’t the least expensive, nor the most expensive, option at around $35. My main criteria was the quality of the sound captured by the microphone and the reviews indicate it does a great job. I don’t yet have enough experience to judge the quality. One thing I wanted was something USB-based. A previous headset I’ve used required dual headphone plugs for audio going into and out of the computer. With USB, the signal is all digital and only requires a single plug. If you are in need of a headset, you’ll definitely want to have this one on your short list of options!