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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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|Item Weight||0.8 lb||1.25 lbs||1.74 lbs||1.8 lbs|
|Item Dimensions||3 x 7 x 5 in||3.94 x 9.06 x 11.42 in||4.4 x 8.8 x 10.3 in||3.74 x 8.82 x 8.82 in|
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From the Manufacturer
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|
|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)
|Voice FX Enabled||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|X-Fi Enabled||Yes |
(When used with an X-Fi Sound Card)
|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|
Top Customer Reviews
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. One nice thing about it is that you can remove the microphone, which is useful for people like my little brother who rarely need a microphone and don't want it in their way (one thing to note is the first time I tried attaching the mic, I didn't realize it has to fit a specific way into the slot on the headset and accidentally chipped a piece of the plastic by forcing it in the wrong way, but it still works perfectly fine).
This headset is not perfect however. I've found one tiny problem that may occur, though it's not really something to worry about. I have this headset plugged into my speaker, which is then connected to the back of my computer so it probably wont affect you unless you have a similar setup. If I have the volume set to the absolute max on my speaker but lowered all the way on my headset, I can sometimes still hear sound playing quietly through my headset. This only occurs under these specific conditions though, so you should never really have this problem unless you really push your headset's limits.
Overall the headset does not have many flaws and feels great to work with. It's very comfortable and is easily adjustable for different uses. Don't be fooled, even though this headset is a lot cheaper than the other fatality headsets, it still has excellent sound quality at an affordable price.
PS: One thing they don't note on the box for this headset is that it comes with a neat little pouch. It's a bit odd, because although you probably could fit the headset in there, it's not exactly shaped for one so it would look and feel a bit odd to store it there. It's nice quality, measuring about 9x10 inches, but would probably be used for other things besides the headset. It's nice to have laying around the house anyway.
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.
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. The ear pieces also designed to pivot front or back independent from the headset frame. This can help the headset conform for better comfort and is a nice touch.
Background sound invaded the headsets... I can hear fans and noises outside the room with the headsets on and playing a game. You would think that because the earpieces feel a little stifled, that they would block out more sound than they do. For whatever reason, the ear pieces are cushy and comfortable, less breathable, but do not block out much ambient sound. Please note that they do feel much more breathable than other leatherette headsets I have used, I am simply mentioning the 'warmth' because it is noticable.
The headset is light. The detachable mic is nice, since I do not use it very much. The cord is thin and light, and has a mic on/off switch with a volume adjustment built in. The length of the cord is better than another cheap so called "gaming" headset (plantronics).
Overall it is a great headset, sound and comfort are wonderful. I would recommend them for anyone, except people who need a noise-cancelling headset, since this headset does not really block out ambient sound.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had these for just a few months before they started coming apart.