Some days ago my wife gave me a wireless headset, it is the Bose QuietComfort 35 II
Let me make a little introduction first: I'm not a sound purist, I can feel the difference between a 128kbps and a 320kbps MP3 track but no more.
I appreciated the good quality of the sound from the headset and the level of noise cancellation, but when I connected them to my PC with Bluetooth in "Hands free
" mode everything changed: the quality was low
, both for the speakers and the microphone. I noticed in fact that when connecting the headset to Windows in stereo mode (without the microphone) you get an higher sample rate (44KHz) while in "Hands free" (including the microphone) mode it is just 16KHz.
This is a problem for me, since I planned to use the headset a lot when using Skype or while talking with my friends on Discord when playing videogames.
In addition I noticed that in "Hands free" mode I always hear the noises around me, but it doesn't seem to be an issue with the noise cancelling, it seems like the headset captures the sound with the mic and plays it through the speaker (not sure if I'm right, but looking on the web someone refers to this behavior as "sidetone
I would like to return this headset and change it with another model that possibly has:
- High quality sound (also for the mic, e.g. 44KHz sampling)
- Good noise cancelling
- No sidetone
- Possibly wireless
I found some interesting alternatives like Logitech G933, but obviously it has not any noise cancelling feature.
Could you please give me any suggestion? If you tell me that the "high quality mic" request makes it hard to find a good model for me, I would also accept the suggestion to buy a separated microphone for the gaming sessions (maybe one to be put on a table, like the streamers usually do).
Thanks a lot for your time! :-)