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Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Premium Xbox One Gaming Headset
Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven Premium Xbox One Gaming Headset
Price: $99.99
63 used & new from $73.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GreatGreatBadBad, March 31, 2014
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Okay headset, but it has as much cons as it does pros.

1. Great build quality. They don't feel cheap. It also fits "bigger heads" more comfortably than other headsets I've come across.
2. Breakaway cables. Nuff said.
3. Crystal clear sound, even though the levels aren't amazing.
4. Don't require any batteries like x42s or usb power like x12s
5. Way better than Microsoft's stereo headset.

1. Mids and Bass are underwhelming without an amp or equalizer. XO7 + DSS1 is a good combo to give the headset that bass and mid boost it needs.
2. Heavy leather ear pieces. Some people love this, but even though it is comfortable, it doesn't give your ears any breathing room at all. Prefer cloth ear pieces like from the x12s more.
3. Wireless to the X1, but not the controller. I didn't know that the sound of the game plays through the controller. So to listen to the game you either have to have it always plugged into your controller where your battery life will drain quickly, or your DSS1/2 where you cannot also talk in that's a huge bummer.
4. No bass boost controller? why?
5. Main audio cable connected to the headset itself doesn't breakaway which is kind of weird looking.

Vic Firth prepack w/ 10, 12, 14(2), 20, hi-hat and cymbal (2)
Vic Firth prepack w/ 10, 12, 14(2), 20, hi-hat and cymbal (2)
Offered by Music123
Price: $76.91
7 used & new from $67.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reduces sounds Immensely, but has some cons., March 31, 2014
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I live in an apartment complex and got complaints when i would play my drums. Ever since I've put these bad boys on I can go on 1hr long drum sessions and not get 1 complaint. Plain and simple, yes...they reduce the sound a lot.

couple complaints though:
1. the hi-hat one sucks, but i don't use a mid tom so i cut that up and put it around the rim of the bottom high hat and now it's perfect.

2. The snare one only really works if you switch off the snares, otherwise it almost reduces 0 noise.

3. The cymbal pads are a little small and don't provide too much hit area. I sometimes accidentally hit the cymbal and thats not good, but that's probably just cause i suck. Also since they are so small, they will sort of flap or vibrate against the cymbal if you hit it a little too hard.

Other than that, they are amazing.

Hauppauge HD 1540 PVR Rocket 1080p Video Game Recorder
Hauppauge HD 1540 PVR Rocket 1080p Video Game Recorder
Price: $134.99
36 used & new from $125.50

3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty Product!!, November 19, 2013
Warning: My product came in faulty to where pressing the button doesn't work. apparently a lot of people are having this problem so I would wait if i were you.
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Price: $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Really good sludgy rock with 1 downside, July 25, 2013
This review is from: Nupping (MP3 Music)
Nupping by Dope Body is probably one of the sludgiest rock albums I've heard almost ever. The instrumentation is really good and crisp. It's also all over the place, but somehow fits all together. The only problem with this album is that the vocals are SOOOO drowned out in reverberation that it is basically impossible to make out one word the guy says, even though it still sounds good. It's an overall great album, but if you want to hear this band without the reverberation, then check out their latest LP Natural History. Theirs almost no reverberation on his voice so you can clearly hear everything he says...but that album's instrumentation isn't as heavy as this one.

Comfort Products 50-100705 Regallo Expandable "L" Computer Desk
Comfort Products 50-100705 Regallo Expandable "L" Computer Desk
Offered by PlumStruck
Price: $111.99
12 used & new from $100.00

24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not great., March 9, 2013
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I needed a desk in my room for my new computer I was building and this seemed perfect for the job. Well, it's almost perfect so let me go through the pros and cons.

-Very easy to follow manual. All the parts are labeled really nice.
-Assembly is overall easy and not too time consuming....Except for the last step!
-Top shelf can surprisingly hold a lot of weight
-Looks clean and stylish once put together
-Expandable shelf is pretty neat
-Shelves have really nice matte texture to them
-Lots of room on top and bottom shelves
-Doesn't take up too much space

And we have the cons:
-The last step of the assembly! I hate it cause you have to put in all the screws upside down in the top shelf when you've already put in the second shelf...It's a nightmare
-The metal is very cheap looking and seems very flimsy
-Bottom shelf doesn't have space for full tower (keep that in mind)
-Keyboard tray is not big enough for keyboard AND mouse if you intend on gaming. Use the expandable shelf instead or use keyboard on tray and mouse on second shelf.
-Expandable shelf is very flimsy. So if you're going to put a keyboard/mouse setup on it. Make sure you use something to make this expandable shelf sturdier.
-Paint on the desk shelves comes of easily. (Some came off while I was squeezing it through my doorway to my room)

So overall I think this desk is great. Couple minor things I don't really care too much for but it's worth it.
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Optical Audio Adapter for Xbox 360 HDMI AV Cable
Optical Audio Adapter for Xbox 360 HDMI AV Cable
Offered by Electronix Express
Price: $5.10
23 used & new from $2.49

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You do not need this!, January 3, 2012
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
If you even think of buying this, then you need to just walk away. If you want analog audio for like turtle beaches but use hdmi. all you have to do is remove the plastic off the part that plugs into the xbox on the original cable. Then both the hdmi and xbox analog cord will fit.
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Need for Speed: The Run - Xbox 360
Need for Speed: The Run - Xbox 360
Offered by MOST WANTED
Price: $16.72
111 used & new from $1.16

18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NFS: The Run of the Mill, November 17, 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
EA is here again to bring another amazing Need for Speed game, or that's what they try to do here. Need for Speed: The Run at first glance seems to bring NFS fans what they've wanted for a while, which is going back to the roots with awesome action-racing and an awesome storyline. And with it being developed by Black Box(Developers of Most Wanted) and using the all new frostbite 2 engine, makes it even more exiting. This game though, fails to do so in many ways and in the end just feels like a pretty mediocre racing game. This is not saying that this game is bad, it's just that the game could have been way more than it is.

Story: The story is pretty bland. The idea is interesting, but the execution is off. So you have to race from California to New York. That's it. All the awesome conflicts that you think the driver would go through throughout the game are just not there. You think you would get a story like Fast and Furious, but you don't.

Story 4/10

Gameplay: The handling of the cars is more or less like the new nfs: Hot Pursuit. But way more bugged. Sometimes you dont even have to break when going 100mph at a u-turn. You just automatically drift through it. The AI aren't anything special and the awesome destruction events promised by the frostbite 2 engine just don't seem that exhilarating.

Gameplay 6/10

Graphics: The graphics of this game don't compete at all with other racing games like Forza 4. And with games like battlefield 3 using the frostbite 2 engine and having great graphics, you'd probably expect the same from this game.

Graphics 7/10

Sound: The sounds are okay. They sound like how they're supposed to sound.

Sound 7/10

Overall it's a 5/10. It's okay for a rent, but if your looking to buy something that will blow you away. Just RUN.
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Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360
Battlefield 3 - Xbox 360
Price: $17.17
446 used & new from $1.09

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An unforgettable experience....with a few flaws., October 25, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Battlefield 3 revolutionizes first person shooters by bringing one of the most anticipated and unmatched online experiences of all time. And even though the singleplayer is lacking in some areas, the online co-op and multiplayer make for an unforgettable experience.

The way this game plays and handles is much more different than its predecessors, but in a good way. The controls feel tight and smooth, and the vehicles maneuver a lot better than in BC2. The weapons also feel very good delivering an acceptable amount of recoil which makes them more challenging to use. The singleplayer lacks in some areas. The campaign is very linear and offers few to no options on how to play. The campaign floods you with many on-screen commands and sometimes makes the game feel like a big scripted event. The enemy AI are generic and don't bring anything new to the table.

On the other side of things, Co-op and Multiplayer is definitely where the game shines. Even though the co-op only has about 6 missions, it is amazingly fun. The co-op is supposed to correlate with the campaign's story, but it's not really the main focus. Multiplayer is where this game gets its name though. From base jumping off of 500m cliffs into battle, to jet dogfighting over huge maps, Battlefield 3's multiplayer makes for an amazing experience. Everything in the multiplayer has a huge selection of customization, thus giving the multiplayer 100s of hours of replayability. And even though this is a battlefield game, it is a whole new experience. Its not easy, even for hardened battlefield vets, to just step into the game and expect to do good. This game is sure to keep you playing for hours.

Gameplay: 9.5/10

The story of this game is something that we have all seen before. The only thing is that it's just the first time we see a story develop through the Frostbite 2.0 engine. The presentation of the story is not as good as it could of been. Flashing forward and flashing back throught levels makes for a story that is very forgettable. If you are playing a game looking for a compelling story, then this is the wrong game for you.

Story: 8/10

The graphics on this game aren't as revolutionary for consolse as they were hoped to be. Yes they are good, but even with the texture update for xbox 360 versions, they don't even come close to the PC version. And even though it is 30fps, still looks amazing. But is this the best looking game on consoles to date? It's close but it's not quite there. On another note, mostly everything in this game looks like how it should. The sky, textures, foliage, gun models, etc. looks amazing. Water movement looks fluid and real, and there is not a lot of motion blur in this game (which is good). The lighting is good, in most places. The sun glare and spots on the screen almost makes it look the the soldier is wearing a helmet cam. Will you though be satisfied with the graphics of this game? Yes you will.

Graphics: 9.8/10

Battlefield had been known for delivering some of the best audio in games ever. The war tapes setting in the audio settings just boosts the experience x 10000. All of the guns sound authentic and all of the voice acting and dialogue is superb. There are some parts where the characters say stuff to be funny, but it just isn't. Also, there are certain parts when a character says someting and you can tell it was recorded in a studio. But other than that Sound=amazing

Sound: 10/10

OVERALL: 9.3/10
This game delivers where it counts. And if your buying this game just for singleplayer, i'd pass.
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Offered by NYC Electronics
Price: $10.70
208 used & new from $0.01

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's the bots!, May 11, 2011
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This review is from: Brink (Video Game)
I find this game fun only when you are playing a match with no bots! The bots are ridiculous. Not only do they have like 100% accuracy, but they are the reasons why the game lags so much! If you ever see a video of someone complaining about the horrible lag in this game, most likely he is playing with some bots or the host just absolutely sucks. Like sometimes in the game my friend will be host and you will jitter all accross the map, but there are bots in the game. When he is host and there are not bots, the game is fine.

So everyone has heard of the terrible lag. Me and my friends have experienced it. But me and one of my friends decided to try to figure out why the game lags. We first thought it was the bots, but didn't know what makes the bots lag multiplayer games. We now have a theory as to why they do. So since the multiplayer is ran by p2p (Peer to Peer) and not dedicated servers, everything that a bot does in a multiplayer match first has to take up the hosts bandwidth and then send the info to any other players that are in the match. If this is the case, then that means that the game will be most laggy with the max amount of bots and real players in a match communicating with each other. Meaning that if there is match that has 8 bots and 8 players in a match in any combination, and unless the host had amazing amazing internet, then the match is going to lag.

-NOTE- We are currently testing if any combination of bots and players make the game lag worse or less.

So here is my list of pros and cons of the game

- Really creative ideas introduced
- Gun modelling is pretty solid
- Parkour is fun
- Everything is balanced
- Endless customization
- Objectives arent one-sided
- User friendly UI
- Friendly bots can be useful (I recommend joining with the Bacon bot)
- Team-based fun
- Easy to find a class that suits your play style
- Sliding is extremely helpful
- No OP weapons

- Very bad texture pop-ins (I recommend installing to hard drive to reduce this problem)
- Grenade arc is very hard to get used to
- Silenced guns really dont sound silenced
- Sounds of guns is way louder than it should be
- Horrible sky box! Looks like a 4th grader drew a painting of clouds and they said "Hey lets be lazy and just use this kids painting of a sky instead of us acctually making one"
- Bad color pixilation/diffusion (usually on curved surfaces like helmets)
- Bots are OP in challenges when you play with friends
- Friendly bots for some reason do not spawn when you play "Be More Objective" with a friend
- Game is very very very overwhelming when you first play it.

Overall: Id give this game a good 7.9 out of 10. It is fun but frustrating at times. I wouldn't buy it if it was over 40$.
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Portal 2 - Xbox 360
Portal 2 - Xbox 360
Price: $19.99
107 used & new from $10.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for everyone!, May 10, 2011
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Portal 2 - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I want to start off by saying that iv'e never played the first portal, nor did i read reviews of the first one, so buying this game was blind guess. But a good one at that. Portal 2 is probably the funniest creative games ive played in a while. The gameplay is amazing but can get clanky with movement sometimes. The story is ok, but there really isnt much replay value unless you play with freinds. The puzzles are very creative but challenging, but not too challenging. There will be some times when im in an area for like 20 mins saying to myself "what the heck do i do?" and when i figure it out, it is usually one of those big "ohhhhhh!" moments. The writing in this game is fun and hilarious. But probably the best part of this game is Co-op, i find it extremely fun, and funny how much GlaDos bags on Atlas and P-body (The names of the two robost you play in co-op).

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