Pros: True 7.1 surround sound, good isolation, retractable mic, can switch between headphone and speakers instantly
Cons: Bad for music, top band can be uncomfortable, can barely hear yourself talk while using it
- 10 drivers (5 per ear) allow for amazing spatial awareness when watching movies/playing games.
- The cushions on each ear are quite nice and provide a good amount of nose cancelling.
- The mic is retractable for when not in use.
- Allow for surround sound speakers to be hooked up and switched to with the press of a button.
- Can be switched between 7.1 and 2.0 when necessary.
- Can change the volume of sides, center, front, mic, subwoofer, and rear independently.
- Removable side plates
- 7.1 has no bass while listening to music, 2.0 is better but it is still muddy and overall not a very good experience.
- The top band has started to hurt my head after a couple hours of use.
- I can barely hear myself talk when I have these one, even when there is not sound coming through them. That speaks volumes about their noise-cancelling ability but it can be a con since I talk a lot during some games.
- Only work with PC
Overall these headphones are a great pair for any serious PC gamer. Most of the cons I found don't matter much to a PC gamer. While 360/PS3 support would be great, I understand the technical limitations involved in doing it. The biggest problem is the horrible sound of music when using them, but that's not what they are designed for anyway. They are designed for games, and in that area they excel.