|Brand Name||Mad Catz|
|Item model number||MCB434030001/02/1|
|Item Weight||1.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||10.2 x 4.1 x 10 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||10.16 x 4.09 x 10 inches|
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.5 Stereo Gaming Headset for PC and Mac
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- Precision-balanced, extra large 50mm speakers for deep bass and crisp highs
- Tough yet lightweight metal components enhance strength and reliability for extended comfort
- Compatible with MP3 Players and Smartphones (Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and HTC handsets)
- Detachable noise-canceling microphone
- Easy to locate on-ear controls
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|Dimensions||10 inches x 10.16 inches x 4.09 inches||10.71 inches x 10.67 inches x 4.8 inches||10 inches x 10.16 inches x 4.09 inches||7.87 inches x 7.87 inches x 3.94 inches|
|Item Package Weight||1.75 pounds||3.4 pounds||1.98 pounds||1.5 pounds|
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Top Customer Reviews
Headband is starting to crack, as others have stated in their reviews. So far it's still working very well but yes, I'm affraid it won't last 2 or 3 more years. -1 star for durability.
This headset was first announced for February 2012, but it was actually released in August.
For a long time I used with my now old Koss SB49 Communication Stereophone, I already superglued it a few times when plastics parts broke and now I started to have trouble with the mic so it was time for a change. I tested a lot of gaming headset, and until now I never found the perfect solution.
This headset is really well built, featuring a comfortable leather padding for earcups and headband, metallic parts, etc... Far from cheap plastic things that will break in a few months, at least I hope!
Earcups can rotate, headband is extendable so it should fit most of head sizes, and it is not too heavy which is a good thing if you plan to use it during long gaming sessions. After one week end of tests I can say that I find it very comfortable.
The USB/jack plug system is really nice, you can directly plug it to your computer with the USB cable, or to any 3.5mm mp3 player/phone or audio source (both USB to micro USB and 3.5 to micro USB braided cable are provided). The removable mic is also a nice touch if you plan to use it in a plane or in public transportation to listen some music.
Controls located directly on the headset, and not on the cable as it's often the case, is at first a little disturbing, but it's just a matter of hours to get used to it.Read more ›
TL;DR: Headphones sound good, although there are alot of issues with them. Tangled cord, Sound issues ETC.
I really wanted to love this headset. The sound was amazing, with deep and heavy (but not muddy) bass, but with crisp and clear highs.
The ear padding was comfortable and was great for long wearing sessions. The detachable mic was made of metal, as were the arms holding the ear cups.
The cord is Kevlar coated. All of these things suggested that these headphones were meant to last. Except they dont.
None of the above matters because of the headband being made of plastic, of which gets more and more brittle over time. I swear, the durability of the headband is worse than skullcandy back in the day. I currently have these headphones collecting dust in my closet, literally broken in half at the headband.
I'm not abusive with my headphones at all either, quite the opposite actually. I tried not to flex these too much upon putting them on my head each time, and when I'm not using them, they rest on a headphone stand I bought for these so they're not just getting knocked around by other things on my desk.
I feel really bad for recommending these to a friend, because the same thing has probably happened to him. I absolutely recommend avoiding these headphones.
It seems the price on these has lowered to around $60. I wouldn't be so disappointed if I had paid that. At the time, these were selling for $150. Totally not worth it.
I would recommend to those considering this headset, to please save yourself the grief and look elsewhere.
They're high-dollar, but the V-Moda LP2 seem to be everything these headphones were trying to be.
The only downside in my eyes is the USB connection muffles the sound and does not sound as crisp. You can use the mic though. if you decide to use the 3.5mm jack you cannot transmit your voice vis the mic on the headset. I have decided to use my webcam to transmit my voice instead so i can get the better sound quality. Getting a Blue Snowball would be a good for voice, this could be a good excuse to get a decent webcam.
I am using a Asus Crosshair V Formula Z, a AMD Board and i can do 7.0, no subwoofer. I tested this ingame and i have noticed a large difference. In PayDay 2 i am able to easily tell when enemies are to my sides and my rear, i do not die as quickly on DeathWish.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have seen a lot of reviews on these being uncomfortable and so I was a bit skeptical about picking them up right away, but given that they appeared to have a sturdy construction... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Andrew S
I've had the F.R.E.Q. 5's for two years now, and I'd say they're more than worth the $100 I payed for them. Read morePublished 14 days ago by thedeadflie
Good quality sound and style. Can't be said for the headset itself. After a few months of taking it off and on daily it had shown wear and tear and now has a big crack on the top... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
I think they look cool but the ear cups are really shallow and press against your ears (if you have big ears like me). Read morePublished 3 months ago by XYZboy
Looks great, feels great, and the sound quality fits my needs perfectly.Published 4 months ago by Robert Gaines
I purchased this headset well over a year ago. Electronically, everything was great. The reason why I gave this 1 star is because the fake leather cups (pleather) started... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Allan