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Reviews Categories | Headphones & Boom-microphone Headsets | W2ENY Headset Help

Reviews Summary for W2ENY Headset
W2ENY Headset Reviews: 35 Average rating: 4.7/5 MSRP: $$45
Description: Noise canceling element works great on my 756PROII, lightweight and good sound. Excellent reports!!
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AA7FY Rating: 5/5 Jun 12, 2017 20:21 Send this review to a friend
WOW  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I have a nice set of cans for the main shack but no mic on them. always thought I would get a HEIL in ham career but never have. I order these base on the reviews and they are great! my portable station was using ibuds and these blow them out of the water especially on the narrow CW filters I like to run on my FT-857d. even better on my Kenwood ts850. So far I have really good reports on SSB so I think my HEIL will wait for a while....maybe. 73
KE7FD Rating: 5/5 Dec 22, 2016 14:38 Send this review to a friend
I'll buy again!  Time owned: more than 12 months
Look, let's get past the comparison of this unit and the Heil units. The Heils are less expensive than say a professional avionic headset, but then those won't work without some adjustments anyway. So if you really feel you need to spend $150 plus for a headset, go ahead and buy Bob's, they're all very fine products. However, I can think of several things I could spend that extra $100 plus on and still have a great headset by purchasing the W2ENY headset. Mine works great and if it ever fails, I'll buy another one.

I have an FT-950 and an FT-857D. The W2ENY headset works like a champ. Just recently I had a reason to do a side-by-side comparison between this headset (mic) and the stock Yeasu hand mic. My buddy on the other end of the QSO reported that the W2ENY had more audio gain, was completely intelligible. The earphones are very adequate for my aging hearing (constant tinnitus too).

So, start with the W2ENY headset. Chances are you won't need to go any further.

Glen - KE7FD
KB0GUS Rating: 5/5 Nov 20, 2016 09:35 Send this review to a friend
great bang for the buck  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Bought the full packaged from Bob for SS. Never used headset / footswitch before... what a life saver. Headset is not the most sturdy feeling but I get great audio reports and it's very comfortable. Again.. Great bang for the buck.
WA2YLY Rating: 5/5 Sep 29, 2016 11:12 Send this review to a friend
Headset  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I received the headset and had a problem right out of the box.Contacted Bob and within an hour he shipped me another headset.Headset works as advertised on my Icom 7100. Great service and I would order again from him.
W8EZI Rating: 5/5 Jan 6, 2016 16:04 Send this review to a friend
amazing for the price  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I bought this headset with intention of finding out if I liked that style of operation. I have never owned a headset for amateur operation. I intended to buy an expensive Heil headset (pro7) if I like operating that way. Initially I got poor audio reports. I had set my parametric equalizer in my FTDX3000 for operating a D104. I adjusted that equalizer to get good sound audio from the W2ENY headset mic. Everyone gives me great reports now.

The headset is light and presses very lightly on my ears. It does not cause fatigue. It turns out that I like using a headset for operating. I cannot bring myself to buy a Heil headset because this dang thing for 50 bucks works so damn well. I even talked to another ham who said he quit using his Heil headset because of fatigue and the mic cord broke internally. He just threw it in a junk pile. That is some expensive junk, at least to me.

I will keep this headset and continue using it daily. I am amazed that W2ENY could put something together like this for such a low price. I will admit that it is quite light and feels "cheap". However, it works incredibly well. From my perspective, if you have never tried operating with a headset, this is the way to go to try out this idea. I use VOX and it makes a very easy style of operation.

Buy one, risk a whole 50 bucks to see how it works. I don't believe you will be disappointed.

I will come back and post here if I have trouble later on down the road.
KH6CT Rating: 5/5 Sep 16, 2015 08:03 Send this review to a friend
OUTSTANDING !!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
Perfect set of headphones and mic for my use. Lightweight for comfort yet structurally sound. Performance is great also... Superior audio reports from other stations and the receive spectrum makes the listening easy.
Not only is the headset the best, so is Bob's customer service and communication. This is the second product I've ordered from Bob. On both, I wanted something slightly different, and after a little description from me, the headset and the desk mic arrived promptly, modified just to suit my particular need. Bob has Customer Service figured out perfectly. Sure I'll be another repeat customer.
W7UUU Rating: 5/5 May 14, 2015 15:36 Send this review to a friend
Great performance and great value!  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
What a great headset setup for the price! I'll admit I was a bit skeptical when I bought it, but a great many QSOs later on my FT-950 and TS-440s have completely dispelled that. I've made the point of asking for audio reports at every chance and have had nothing but great responses. And it has a good edge in DXing and contests - I seem to break through a LOT more often than I did before using the stock mic. I also bought the PTT and foot switch. The PTT hand control is nice - the foot switch a bit on the flimsy side I suppose but the price was great on the whole system.

Full 5 stars - I'm very pleased with the whole system and with Robert's speedy responses and shipping.
KG4RUL Rating: 5/5 Sep 10, 2013 09:05 Send this review to a friend
More Reliable Than My Heil BM-5  Time owned: more than 12 months
I have had no problems with the headset or adapter in use with my Kenwood TS2000(X) and FT-100D. In fact, my Heil BM-5 had the bracket that holds the shaft of the boom mike to the earpiece break in the first three months of use necessitating a replacement. Later, the wiring to the boom mike became intermittent. At that point, the unit was broken down for parts.
AK4SK Rating: 2/5 Sep 10, 2013 06:50 Send this review to a friend
Just Buy the Adapter, Spend a Little More for a Better Headset  Time owned: more than 12 months
I bought a dual ear headset from W2ENY off of ebay in the late spring of 2012 for $40 if I remember correctly. It quit on me two days ago during a net after 15 months of light use in my shack. The first sign of trouble was that the received audio became intermittent and the next time I transmitted I received reports of an electrical sound in my transmission. I'm not sure what's wrong, but it's in the headset. No support or service is offered from W2ENY and to be fair none is promised when you buy his stuff. You're basically paying for an adapter for your particular radio and a cheap Labtec headset to go with it. The adapter is good enough quality for being hand made. I would buy one again but basically there is no other source for them for my radio so I don't have many options other than to make my own. My recommendation is to buy an adapter from wherever if you need it and then buy a better quality headset that will last.
W6USC Rating: 5/5 Nov 24, 2010 07:07 Send this review to a friend
Great Headset and Service  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I purchased this headset and I am very pleased with it. Bob is very fast to reply to questions and provides quality products and service. The headset sounds great on the air! Ive ordered one for my Yaesu 857D Had a Problem with the Modular Connector For My Icom 706MKIIG and in a few Hours i got a response for a replacement NOW THATS SERVICE THANKS BOB
The Push To Talk Switch is great and has a nice feel to it also HIGHLY RECOMENDED
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