The Sandberg Play ‘n Go headset offers hands free and portable entertainment. Hopefully it will be able to live up to expectations.
The headset itself arrives in a see through packaging which allows you to see it in all its glory. The front of the box shows us that the headset folds up to make carrying it easier and also that it has a detachable cable. The back of the box lists some information about the headset. This information is also listed in several different languages.
Removing the headset was reasonably easy once I had figured out how to undo the fastening on the top of the box – a users problem through, to be fair. The headset itself is sat in a plastic sleeve to help keep it secure whilst packaged. It is just a case of lifting it out once removed from the box. Also in the box are the cables required for use with your phone and also for the PC. The 3.5 to 3.5mm jack cable measure in at around 160cm and the cable that plugs into the PC to connect the headset to measures in at roughly 70cm.
The headset itself feels a bit on the light side but does feel well made. The headband is fully adjustable and seems to be able to expand enough to fit larger heads. The headband itself is nicely padded to offer comfort during use. The ear cups are also well padded and fit over my ears very well. The only slight issue I have is that after several uses, the headband looks as if it may be coming away from the padding. You can see it slightly in the image above. The silver sections on the side of the ear cups is a nice touch as it helps to break up the white colour scheme. Wearing the headset for extended periods of time does not result in any discomfort either. I think with the headset being so light (300g roughly) and also with the ear cups fitting over my ears so well, this helps keeps things comfortable.
Sound quality when using the headset for phone calls is very clear and crisp and I have been told that I can be heard clearly too. Music wise, the sound quality is surprisingly good, especially when you consider the low pricing of this headset. Using the headset on the PC is pretty straightforward. Just plug-in the 3.5mm splitter cable into the relevant ports on the PC and plug-in the main cable to the extender cable. It works fine with Skype and other voice chat programs, again with sound quality being great on both sides.
I really do like this headset. With it being so lightweight and comfortable, as well as the great sound quality, it is well worth the price that you pay for it. The only downside, as mentioned, is the slight separation between the headband and the padding.