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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful
Works fine, great alternative to Microsoft products
on February 27, 2009
I am very pleased with these headphones. The gameplay sound quality is excellent. I am hearing things in games like Gears of War 2 and Fallout 3 that I had never heard before. Most ambient noise is kept out, so all you hear is the game audio. Another bonus is that I can turn the television volume to zero and turn my headphones up so that late at night my family can sleep and I can still hear my games. The first day I used this headset, my friends immediately commented on the improvement in voice quality that they could hear.
My only complaint with this headset is that there is no Mute button (at least, not that I have found yet).
If you want a good alternative to the Microsoft products, and if you want stereo game audio combined with chat, this is a good option.
Regarding the negative reviews: Every single negative comment that I have read about this headset I experienced, too, all on the first night I used the headset. No chat functionality, no instructions, overly loud game audio or inaudible chat audio... I experienced it all in my first hour with this headset...
So I got off my rear and went to the computer, pulled up the Skullcandy website, and found answers to all of my questions. There are instructions on how to make this headset function properly, as well as a connection blueprint. Furthermore, the XBox 360 owner's guide explains how to adjust volume levels on the XBox and XBox Live. And most games have their own volume levels to work with. After 10 minutes on the computer, I had the settings for my headset tuned in precisely.
In closing, this is a good headset, and I recommend it. Regarding the negative reviews: If you are intelligent enough to post a review on Amazon.com, you should be intelligent enough to visit the manufacturer's website and read how to use their product.