on December 8, 2006
I've owned this headset for just about 7+ months now and I have had zero issues with it's performance. The microphone is crisp and is clear when using Teamspeak or Ventrilo. The sound is clear and the bass is nice and low. I've even dropped them or yanked them off the table by snagging the wire a few times and nothing has happened to them. The only issue I have so far is that there is no adjustment for different sized heads. While the earphones themselves swivel to accomidate most people, I'm a big guy and hence have a larger head. After about 4 hours or so with these headphones on my ears get rather irritated. However I would think they would be fine for a majority of the population. The earphone are somewhat cushioned and are covered with a vinyl type of material that seems to be rather durable. I would recommend this headset to any gamer.
on November 28, 2007
The speakers on this headset are outstanding, and the fit is VERY comfortable. However, the microphone picks up a tremendous amount of interference from the computer. The sound is a steady tone, and seems to pulsate when the hard drive is active. My troubleshooting indicates that it is due to poor wire and audio jack shielding. When connected to a computer that uses an independent audio card instead of integrated audio, the problem is not as pronounced. It is also not as bad when connected to a lapton that is running on battery power instead of an AC cord. I purchased five of these headsets for family members, and all of them have this problem.
on January 4, 2008
Just bought this headphone few days ago from Frys. It looked kind of nice and with leather cups (fake leather ? not sure :-) ) and looked very elegant. Also it promised nice bass and good for music and gaming.
Once I plugged it into my laptop,it was worser than many other headphones I have (Obviously they are expensive ones). But it was worser than my cheap panasonic ear stereo earphones. So the bass was not sufficient at all. Wasn't worth listening to music on this. No distortions, but Cheap speakers in it. So quality is not good. Gaming! Forget it. Gaming headphones should have superior bass and power to it. It won't even pick up good volume. I have to crank the laptop volume to 100% to get some effect. I also have SRS WOW installed, and even that won't help the quality for this headphone. I paid $40 for this.
Also I noticed that the microphone picks up noise from the laptop( fans , I guess). Well,in summary, you get what you pay for.
It will never be like my $300+ bose headsets for music..:-) What a bass. But then I thought I'll get something for gaming and music and internet chat together. If you get it for around $25, then its ok. If you planning to use it for internet chat or phone calls, then it's fine. Not for gaming, not for music ( if you prefer quality).
Oh , and also, people with small-med ears will be a good fit. Otherwise it will hurt your ears.
on August 8, 2007
I have owned and used this headset for several days. My experience thus far is that it's more suited to gaming applications than voice; voice quality through the speakers is okay, a bit more bass than I'd prefer.Parties at the other end hear me very well.Construction is sturdy, esp the microphone boom. Earpads cover the entire ear comfortably, and the headband DOES adjust for different size heads---one just pulls on the bands to the appropriate degree. Music reproduction is a strength, particularly gaming soundtracks.While I would like crisper, more natural voice reception, for the money (under $30 shipped), I'd say one could proably do a lot worse.I'd go as high as 3.75 stars. Unfortunately, the only units I've read about that have unqualified endorsements from reviewers cost around $100, way past my budget for non-professional use.
on November 27, 2006
I ordered this headset 1 week ago and received it very quickly.
But when order was totalized it did not say me anything about shipping which was half of my order price.
When I received headset the quality is so poor, the person I am talking to doesnt hear me at all and only himself.I contacted seller 4 times whithout any answer. Really wanted to return it but dont know what to do. Never buy from amazon!