Summary: I reviewed this product after one day of ownership, praising its sound quality and supposed durability, but lamenting its bulk and size. http://www.newegg.com/Product/SingleProductReview.aspx?ReviewID=4062418 9 months later, my thoughts have changed. First off, I'd like to say that my head "adapted" to the set quite well. It actually became quite comfortable. No complaints there anymore.
Summary: I would not Have Bought this If I had been able to See it in Person First.
Pros: Ok Sound
Cons: - Poor Craftsmanship Very Disappointed to See a Corsair Product Break so Easy Short in the Wire Just above the inline Controller. lasted less than 2 Months and I took very good Care of it and it Still Broke. -
Summary: Get something better, I thought I would go with a somewhat cheaper headset this time around after my astro's finally died after heavy usage for 4 years. Big mistake, save yourself the trouble these will break on you in no time at all.
Pros: - good price - easy to use plug them in and good to go
Cons: -left speaker broke in less then a month - feel flimsy
Pros: Great sound and mic response for the short time that it worked.
Cons: I plugged the headset into the USB port on the front of my case, mic/volume control switch on the HS cord lit up. The auto install for the HS popped up and appeared to run smoothly, I used the headset without issue for about 3 hours. The next evening I plugged in the headset and the volume/mic switch didn't light up... ok. So then suddenly my mouse, which is plugged into the USB port next to the mic froze. I unplugged the HS and the mouse and plugged them into the USB...
Summary: This is a good pick, especially when deeply discounted on sale. That's when I got mine.
Pros: Only use this headset for games, but I think the sound is great. The microphone is sturdy, and has decent pickup range. I really like the volume and mute control in the cable. Nice long cord. Comfortable after long gaming sessions.
Cons: Sometimes it's very slow to switch sound to headset after it's plugged into the USB port. I've had problem with the microphone settings changing between programs, but it's likely a software issue.