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6.4 out of 10


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Reviews and Problems with ABS FX-8

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Overall 2

Not worth the time

Mike P., Newegg
9 September 2011
  • Pros: It does sound nice with the surround sound activated. The software that comes with it is simple, and has preset equalizer values for people that don't want to set each frequency.
  • Cons: The headsets are all of terrible quality. I originally ordered the FX-7, and had to RMA that due to a loose wire causing the right side to go out. Since it was discontinued, Newegg sent me the FX-8 as a replacement (ABS did not take responsibility for the defective unit or RMA). Now the FX-8 is d...
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Overall 10

9 months without problems...

Kenan G., Newegg
27 June 2011
  • Summary: Why did you stop selling these Newegg? If anyone knows of somewhere else that's still selling these, please let me know... I want to get another couple pair for my brother and nephew.
  • Pros: All from my previous reviews... Cord has withstood a thorough beating. Several impacts to the cord with sharp heavy objects that should have cut the cord haven't even left a detectable notch, and running over it in my chair hasn't reduced functionality at all. Lost the foam cover for the mic, but...
  • Cons: Biggest con here: Newegg no longer sells these. The rest pale in comparison with the first con... Very slight hiss from the speakers. (seems to almost be a noise canceling effect though) Loud pop when booting a computer with these connected, or when you initially plug them in. (it's not that big ...
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Overall 6

Good Sound, but heavy

Gary M., Newegg
21 February 2011
  • Summary: One time while wearing I was wearing the head phones, my daughter shocked me with static electricity and they stopped working. After un-plugging and plugging them back in several times they started working again. Except now the blue light doesn't come on anymore!!! Yay!
  • Pros: Very good surround sound. Blocks out a lot of background noise, even with it on mute. In line controller is easily accessible and convenient.
  • Cons: The blue light on the controler is VERY bright. It will light up a room at night. The over-all weight is a bit much and gives me a headache after about 30 minutes. When plugging the cord into the USB, there is a sharp pop noise... I suggest you plug it in before putting them on. The sound jumps a...
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Overall 4

Not for me

Steve S., Newegg
16 December 2010
  • Summary: I wish I'd come to the conclusion that USB headphones weren't for me before my 30 days were up.
  • Pros: - full ear cups relatively comfortable
  • Cons: - trouble installing software and drivers on Windows 7 - constant background hiss - volume generally way too loud, even after driver installation - loud audio pops and system sounds will deafen you - generally more complicated using USB than standard audio - overall pretty heavy and a little tigh...
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Overall 8

Great... But

levi b., Newegg
8 December 2010
  • Summary: Great product... worth a buy
  • Pros: Good sound (See cons for exception) Very directional Easy to setup / install long enough cord for me Comfortable seems strong (even though others complain about breaking) clear mic
  • Cons: There is constant hissing (static) coming from my headset, i think i got a defective one. It is not annoying enough for me to want to refund it though. (thats why it is only 4/5 eggs) Very bright led on the cord, tape fixes that though.
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Overall 4

Mic sucks

Luke P., Newegg
8 December 2010
  • Pros: *8 Speakers *comfortable
  • Cons: The mic is terrible. I have been using this headset for a voip phone and the mic has constant background hiss. Even when the mic is muted using the inline controller hiss bleeds into the call. Only when it's muted from the software does the hiss stop. I have a $20 Logitech headset which has no mi...
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Overall 10

Fantastic headset

Calvin B., Newegg
29 November 2010
  • Summary: Very good price for such an awesome product.
  • Pros: Beautiful sound, rich clarity, easily handles any endurable volume. Very comfortable. Surround sound is refreshing.
  • Cons: With Linux, I need to remember not to wear the headset until I turn the volume down to 3% or if will fry my ears. The blue LED in the control is bright enough to read a book by it's light.
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Overall 4

Cheap, OK head set

Justin A., Newegg
28 November 2010
  • Pros: Good sound, comfortable,
  • Cons: takes a lot of time to set up the surround sound just right, THERE IS NO SUB WOOFER Feeling with this head set. Due to this headset being USB, You can not use another audio device at the same time (trying to get a surround sound headset to work with a Buttkicker Gamer 2)
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Overall 4

Decent, not good

Robert M., Newegg
23 November 2010
  • Summary: The cable is pretty short, it should reach your PC, but if you are rolling around in your chair a lot, keep it in mind. As a plus, you probably will not roll over the wire much.
  • Pros: Comfortable, usable, inexpensive. Performed well enough so far. Arrived fast with the cheapest shipping. Speakers sound good and they are as loud as I would ever need them to be.
  • Cons: Very loud/annoying hiss when first installed, had to do a lot of messing with the settings to get it to sound reasonable. Took a while to finally get these things working well with the games and music I was listening to. If I wasn't so patient, I probably would have returned them. The microphone ...
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Overall 10

Great Headset

Tim S., Newegg
22 November 2010
  • Pros: The sound on this headset is great, you can tune it for whatever it is your listening to just make sure to go to ABS website and download the latest drivers. The ear pockets are very large so it fits perfect on my big old ears and the cable is long enough that I can move around freely.
  • Cons: The only con that I've had with it so far is the power led on the inline control is very very bright. Just glad I don't live by an airport but a little dob of blue paint took care of that.
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