If it comes to a computer headset, then gaming models with a bright design and massive design immediately come to mind. However, users do not always need such devices and therefore often look for something easier to use for working purposes. A good example of this technique is Commander-2 from the British company JPL Telecom.
JPL COMMANDER-2 is an overhead headset. The device was created to work in contact centers and offices, but is suitable for universal home use. The average cost is about 4,000 rubles, I will tell you more about the model below.
- Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Sound Pressure : 122 dB
- Weight: 82 grams
- Connection: USB-A
- Frequency range: 100 - 16000 Hz
- Impedance: 1 kΩ
- Sensitivity: -49 dB
- Focus: Unidirectional
- Noise reduction: There is
Equipment and design
JPL Commander-2 packaged In a small carton of purple color. On the front side there is an image of the device, the rear is placed technical information, descriptions and features. Here there is an announcement of Commander-1 monogarity, i.e. Models with one earphone.
JPL Commander-2 is very compact overhead headphones. They weigh only 82 grams, so it will not be crushed or interfered with some other way.
The hull is made in black with small blue inserts, the surface is plastic with a pleasant Soft-Touch coating. Inside the headband is a metal insert for the strength of the design. The device has an adjustment of the size of the headband. Seven positions are provided, the transition to the subsequent is accompanied by a click.
The speakers here are round. They are made of plastic and are not tightly fixed. Small mobility allows you to adjust their position.
Embosses with a size of 60 mm are made of eco-tree. They are with mild filling, if necessary, easily removed and put on back.
Headphones do not have divisions on the left and right, and the microphone rotates 270 degrees. This allows the user to independently choose a convenient position for itself. The rod is flexible, which also allows you to adjust the optimal position of the microphone.
From the same side where the microphone is located, the cable comes out. It is thin, but very strong, so somehow it will not happen to damage it most likely. Its length is 2 meters: this is enough to connect the headset to the PC or laptop.
The remote controlof control with three buttons is located on the wire. Two of them are responsible for the volume, the third turns off the microphone, sweeping in the same red.
For connecting to a computer, a USB-A plug is used. Installing software and any additional settings are not required. The device works on the Plug-and-Play principle.
JPL Commander-2 is standard Patch headset. By virtue of small sizes, it does not interfere at all, but due to compactness and modest weight will have to be adopted to put on it.
I used to use full-sized headphones, so first Commander-2 categorically did not want to take a reliable position and struggled to fly, but still I managed to find the perfect landing. In general, the model is comfortable. I spent several hours in it and did not experience any discomfort.
The only minus is the absence of some kind of clothespin on the cable. The model is very light, so a rather massive console with careless movements can "pull" headphones from the head. At the same time, the size of the console is rather plus, as it is easy to find and use it to the touch.
JPL Commander-2 - Headset Office, so first of all the bet here is made on the microphone. He with noise reduction, they can be used in a noisy atmosphere.
I made several calls to friends, and they noted that I was heard perfectly without echo and extraneous sounds, only a voice and nothing but. In turn, I also did not have complaints about the sound quality on their part.
Earlier, I talked about the headset JPL-502S-USB, where the excellent microphone was noted and the average sound in films and when listening to music.
I expected a similar picture from Commander-2, but, surprisingly, the sound here is an order of magnitude better, it is more balanced. With this headset, you can easily watch movies or listen to music and get pleasure at the same time, and not just do it for the background. As a temporary option, the model is suitable for games.
It is worth understanding that I would not advise to buy it to solve multimedia tasks, but if you need a working version with periodic use for entertainment, then Commander-2 is quite a good choice.
I also note that the model has a rather high volume of volume, unscrew the settings to the maximum is not required.
In my opinion, JPL Commander-2 is an excellent working tool for those who spend a lot of time for negotiations and needs Something easy and compact. The model is easy to connect, has a high-quality assembly and is characterized by convenient control.
It does not interfere with prolonged use, but you need to work on how to properly arrange it on your head. It is also worth noting a great microphone and a rather high-quality headphone sound for office device.
The only minus, which I found for myself is a heavy console, sometimes out of headphones.