The Comfort Headset is a low-cost pair of earbuds designed for, well, comfort, while still offering a good quality sound. There's a choice of black, white or orange. They're a little different to look at compared to most 'regular' earbuds, but that does make a difference when you're wearing them.
Some specs, first, for those that are curious.
- Speaker impedance: 32 ohm
- Frequency response: 20 - 20 000 Hz
- Weight: 12g
- Standard 3.5mm connector
- Earpiece type: Semi canal
- Button to pause music or answer/end calls
At first glance the Comfort Headset reminds somewhat of Apple's Earpods. But, the key differentiator, at least in my experience, is that the Comfort Headset is much more comfortable in the ear.
Here's some of Microsoft's words on why:
"Unlike many other headsets, the earpieces match the shape of the human ear. They are designed to sit securely in the ear while maintaining maximum comfort – it's a great fit for most people's ears."
"The earpieces direct sound deeper in the ear for minimum sound loss. Ergonomic design and a perfectly placed earpiece speaker create a super-comfortable, high-quality listening experience."
There's almost no weight to the Comfort Headset when you're wearing it, as such it's possible to wear for long periods without irritation. I wore it for a 2 hour train ride without really feeling it was even there.
Of course, if you're looking for anything fancy like noise cancellation, look elsewhere and spend some more money. The sound quality is much better honestly than I was expecting. While they're not horrible, it's clear upon picking them up this is a low-priced item, but once you start using them any preconceptions go away.
The Comfort Headset would be perfect bundled with a new Lumia. Alas, that doesn't seem to be the case and as I write this finding a set to buy seems pretty impossible. But if you're looking for a decent pair of 'buds without breaking the bank, definitely check out the Comfort Headset when you can.
At 15 Euros it's a no-brainer.
Update 4: Trump gives blessing to TikTok sale to Microsoft
TikTok may soon be owned by Microsoft. The company is reportedly in talks to buy out the U.S. portion of TikTok amid a rumored Trump administration order for TikTok owner Bytedance to divest. On Monday, President Trump says he does not oppose the sale so long as it is done by September 15.
Bing might be in for a very Microsoft-y rebrand
You may want to prepare to say goodbye to Bing's iconic "B" logo. It appears Microsoft is at least mulling a move to rebrand the search engine to "Microsoft Bing" with a new logo in tow.
Even if you don't love Wonder Woman, this Edge extension is glorious
Need to add a little more spice to your new tab pages in Microsoft Edge? How about a little Wonder Woman 1984 art? Surely you can't say no to that.
These are the best accessories to improve your Oculus Quest
The Oculus Quest is an excellent standalone headset, but you can make it even better with the right accessories. Here are the best accessories for your Oculus Quest.