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Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

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  • High Quality Creative VOLUME CTRL FATALITY
  • Portable Design
  • Energy Star Certified
  • Gaming headset with detachable boom microphone
  • Detachable and adjustable noise-canceling boom microphone
  • Powerful 40mm Neodymium drivers
  • Lightweight, adjustable headband for extended comfort
  • Backed by a one-year warranty
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From the Manufacturer

Don't let your opponent sneak up behind you--get a competitive edge with Creative Labs' HS-800 Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset. Developed with input from world-famous gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the HS-800 features high-quality drivers for dynamic in-game audio and a noise-cancelling microphone for crisp voice communications. And with an ergonomic, lightweight design, you'll stay comfortable and maintain your advantage throughout extended gaming sessions.

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HS-800 Fatal1ty
Gaming Headset
At a Glance:
  • 40 mm Neodymium audio drivers with extended bass response
  • Comfortable, lightweight design
  • Noise-canceling microphone for clear voice communication
  • In-line volume control with microphone on/off
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The HS-800 features velvet padded ear cups, an adjustable noise-canceling mic, and an in-line volume control module.
Powerful Neodymium Magnets for Realistic Sound
In the heat of battle, you need every advantage you can get. The HS-800 features two large 40-millimeter drivers powered by Neodymium magnets that capture every whizzing bullet and clanging sword in realistic detail. You'll be able to hunt down your enemies with ease thanks to the accurately rendered audio cues, while excellent bass response will let you hear the powerful immediacy of every explosion.

The HS-800 features a generous eight foot cable made from oxygen-free copper that provides a pure signal with outstanding clarity. The cable features a gold-plated 1/8-inch mini-jack for optimum compatibility.

Detachable, Noise-Canceling Microphone
The HS-800 Fatal1ty features a military-grade, noise-canceling microphone so your orders will be heard loud and clear by your team. The flexible boom microphone is adjustable to fit the contours of your face, enabling clear voice communications. Also, the microphone cord features in-line controls enabling you to easily adjust your sound level, or mute the mic on the fly for private conversations.

And after you've finished gaming, you can detach the microphone and use the HS-800 to listen to your favorite tunes.

Lightweight Construction for Comfortable Gaming Sessions
The HS-800's adjustable headband features a strong, lightweight construction of steel wrapped in durable ABS plastic. The plush, ergonomic ear-pads are lined with velvet and leatherette trimmings, keeping ears comfortable and cool.

The Creative Labs HS-800 Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset is backed by a one-year limited warranty.

What's in the Box
Headset and detachable boom microphone with in-line volume control.

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Headphone Quality Ergonomic ear cups with sound isolation Velvet Padding Velvet Padding Ergonomic ear cups with sound isolation
Audio Speaker Size 40mm Drivers (Full-Spectrum) 40mm Drivers 40mm Drivers 40mm Drivers (Full-Spectrum)
Type of Microphone Support Dual Noise Canceling Microphone Noise Canceling Microphone Noise Canceling Microphone Dual Noise Canceling Microphone
Removable Microphone? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Connection Type 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Inline Volume / Mute Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sound Control Location Along the cable Along the cable Along the cable Along the cable
Sound Control Volume control /
Mute on and off
Volume control /
Mute on and off
Volume control /
Mute on and off
Volume control /
Mute on and off
Silencer Tech Enabled Yes
(with Sound Blaster Titanium Series Sound Card)
No No Yes
Voice FX Enabled Yes No No Yes
X-Fi Enabled Yes
(When used with an X-Fi Sound Card)
No Yes Yes
Ideal For FPS Desktop Gamer / MMO (Recommend Sound Blaster TI Series Sound Card) Everyday Desktop Gamer/ MMO (Recommend Sound Blaster Sound Card) Everyday Desktop or Laptop Gaming / VOIP MMO / FPS / Competitive LAN Gamer

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Technical Details

Part Number HS800
Item Weight 12.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 7 x 3 x 5 inches
Origin China
Item model number HS800
Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Color Black
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features dj-style
Usage gaming
Batteries Included? Yes
Batteries Required? Yes
Warranty Description 1 Year

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4.1 out of 5 stars 1,066 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #27 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Computer Accessories > Audio & Video Accessories > Computer Headsets
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First Available June 18, 2009

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I play lots of video games on my PC and they've been a lot more enjoyable since getting this headset. The first thing I noticed when I put these on was that they were extremely cushiony on my head. This is both a good and bad thing because it makes them very comfortable, but they blocked out so much noise that I had a hard time hearing even my doorbell or phone ringing. The headset is a bit tight on my head, but I think that'll wear off as I wear it more. The earcups actually swivel a bit in place which makes them more comfortable for people that don't have perfectly symmetrical heads such as myself.

This headset is great for gaming. In fps's like Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike Source, this headset let me hear the direction shots were being fired from with a lot more precision than my previous headset. I could also hear small details in the sounds that I couldn't hear before. The sound in the headset sounded odd at first, like they were quiet or like they were coming from behind me, but after a while they felt more realistic and accurate. I am guessing this is because I am used to wearing any old lousy headset.

The headset is also great for music. I noticed a huge improvement in the quality of the bass from my old headset(the headset I used before, a Logitech Extreme Gaming Headset had almost no bass). I'm not a huge music person, but I notice the little details a lot more easily than with my old headset

The microphone with this headset is pretty good. When voice-chatting on MSN/live messenger, the voice quality is better than when talking to someone with my phone. The in-line controls are in a good position and easy to reach while wearing the headset. The microphone-mute button works fine and the volume control has a good range.
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I'm not sure why but mic/headphones don't seem to be easy to make- they tend to be expensive or lousy or both. This one is the first pair I've bought that I've been happy with.

The ear muffs are comfortable for relatively extensive use. I've used them for about two hours straight without my ears or head starting to hurt or get sweaty. The muffs also muffle out a lot of the ambient noise- it's not noise canceling but it's easy to hear conversations even when the TV is playing in the other room.

The mic works well also- people don't hear me breathing but can still hear what I'm saying well. It doesn't get in the way although the connector to the removable mic does get loose about once a week- you just push it back in and it's fine. I have noticed that Skype thinks the volume of the mic is too low but people I'm talking to say it works just fine.

Now to some of the relatively minor downsides- the mic switch is hard to see if you wear glasses but don't have them on. The writing and icons are small and written in silver so you basically just have to memorize which way is which same with the volume control which is a small wheel in the same plastic bobble on the headset cord.

The cord is of good length and good quality- no intermittent breakups or breakages yet which is something I can't say about all headsets.
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I read several reviews that conflicted.. One review said the headset was tight, another said it was cushy. Another review would say it blocked out ambient sound, while another said it was not noise-cancelling and allowed in too much ambient sound.

Unless they are shipping different headsets built using different materials each time, then here is my complete review:

1. The ear cushions are soft and made of a velvety like material. I like cloth or velvet because its more comfortable than the leatherette material most headsets are made out of. One would think that it would breathe better than leatherette, but for some reason the earpieces do not breathe very well and they can feel very warm/stagnant after a few hours. It's odd that with the velvette material and the fact that background noise easily invades, that the headsets have this kind of feel. You would assume that the ability to hear background sound, etc would mean lots of breathability (air flow) but it doesn't feel like it.
2. The ear cushions surround your ears, they do not press on the ears directly. The ear cushions are not oversized, and the picture shown here make it look like a typical headset, but they are in fact around-the-ear headsets.
3. The sound is excellent, bass is deep and partly because of the ear-encompassing design, the sound feels more nature and three dimensional.

I'm a relatively large person at 6'3" and assuming my head is not too small, I can assure you that the headset fits all sizes. I did flex the headset to reduce the compression on the ears slightly. Gently flexing the headset worked fine to relieve some of the compression. They are not initially tight, but I like headsets to be loose. Both the top arch and ear pieces have ample cushion, they are very soft.
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When I first got this headset, the microphone was broken. I contacted Creative's customer service and I received unsatisfying service, so I returned it to Amazon for a replacement. As usual, Amazon responded immediately and the next day a new one was on the way, and their customer service people are really nice, too. The replacement I received works perfectly and I couldn't be happier. I think the problem with the old one was that the on/off switch was broken, so I couldn't turn the mic on. The sound quality is stunning, and the mic quality is on par with it, although it's a bit sensitive. I agree with the other reviewers, you really can hear things in the music that you never noticed before. The only questionable thing is build quality. It feels a little flimsy, as if it might break if you handle it too roughly. But don't let that stop you from buying it. For $35, it's definitely worth it. It's pretty comfortable but after a wearing it for a few hours, the cushions irritate my ears a little bit. If you have any problems like I did, you can return it to Amazon, and Creative has a 1-year warranty, so I would definitely recommend this headset. 4 1/2 out of 5 for the product, and 5 out of 5 for Amazon's return policy and customer service.
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