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Gaming Headsets item created by ranjanis, Mar 27, 2012
Pros - very comfy, i like the line control, long nice cable; sounds ok
Cons - blacksharks are better for a tad weeny bit more dosh
somewhere in the middle is where these belong. 3 stars for the very very comfy wear factor
Pros - Comfortable
Cons - Poor range, echoing microphone
This is the most comfortable headset I have ever worn, especially for long gaming sessions, but the audio is so bad and the microphone echo so frustrating that I cannot possibly recommend these to anyone. If all you want is something comfortable on your ears, strap a pillow to your head.
So, specifically, *how* is it so bad?
The drivers have very little bass, making them useless for anything but gaming, and poor at that: I like the full experience of the game, and when a machine gun sounds like a cap gun, it ruins the experience.
The microphone picks up the drivers a little *too* well. After multiple complaints from teammates, I made some recordings of what was being picked up by the mic while performing various activities. The mic clearly picked up everything from the drivers, from teammates' speech to background music.
The in-line volume control provides a flaky, inconsistent connection and has a microphone "switch" which isn't attached to anything, as far as I can tell, as it doesn't affect the input volume.
The headband and sliding sizers feel flimsy and loose, requiring re-adjustment once or twice a session. I can only imagine how they would hold up to actual transportation.
Overall, I strongly recommend against paying $80 for these, as their sound quality and poor microphone put them solidly into the $20 price range.
Pros - Very comfortable, cable is nice, fairly good value
Cons - one headphone in mine broke, mic is sensitive
when i first got this i had high hopes, and to begin with they did meet my hopes, fairly good sound quality, extremely comfy ear pads, but then set in the truth. as with most headsets the audio is far less Superior than most other audio outlets, i use my Soundsticks 2 and cx890i's as a comparison, the bass is basically non existent which may be good for those who just want to game, but i used these to listen to music in the evenings. after a while one of the headphones became temperamental and then broke, then set on the real problem i have with these. using these with skype for example causes many problems, the microphone al of a sudden became more sensitive, this caused people that i was in chat with to even be able to hear everything that was coming out of the headset even louder than what i could hear it, and created a whistling affect for those who had fairly sensitive.
i reccommend these to anyone who just wants these to game and to game only, from my experience i would be tempted to buy from razer again but i am not a convert of headphones + detachable mic