Reviews and Problems with Creative fatal1ty Professional Series HS-800
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Worked great until they didn't...
Brian Booth, Amazon
16 September 2013
Summary: When they worked: -Sound quality was great for both the phones and the microphone. The 3d effects were fantastic for shoot-'em-up games. -Comfort was okay, but not so good if you wear glasses. My head would get sore after a couple hours of wearing them. -Software was no issue. Then they stopped working. Almost from day 1, they would work for a couple hours and then glitch out, making a terrible static noise and reducing your volume to nothing underneath all that static.
Summary: I ordered these on 9-6-2013 ordered for overnight saturday delivery that I had to go pick up from them because they said my address didn't exist, waste of 44.32 dollars delivery fee. Got home hooked them up and nothing worked, after a bit of looking found out there were known driver issues and that's connecting to my Fatal1ty sound card, go figure, FINALLY GOT THEM TO WORK.
Summary: I have no problem with the sound quality or voice quality...only the product durability. Didn't take long till the left ear started to crackle...then go out all together. The connection in the left ear is failing! I can move the cord around and get sound (or not get sound). This after only a couple of months of use...and it wasn't even heavy use...I've been busy on other things and my gaming time has been reduced. Just beware that if you buy it...
Summary: By Brett Dietrich "Gamer Slash" I have no problem with the sound quality or voice quality...only the product durability. Didn't take long till the left ear started to crackle...then go out all together. The connection in the left ear is failing! I can move the cord around and get sound (or not get sound). This after only a couple of months of use...and it wasn't even heavy use...I've been busy on other things and my gaming time has been reduced.
Summary: the sound quality is simply great, and best of all, you can wear this headset for extended period of time as they are very comfortable, that alone is a great reason to buy it. the only little negative thing i can think of, is that this headset looks a little fragile, but since I'm a very careful person, that is not really an issue for me. Update:this headset left speaker stopped working less than a year after the purchase.
Summary: Well, let me first start off by saying this headset was great at first. This is about 3 - 4 months in, and the microphone stopped working already. Also while talking on vent, the mic and sound would start freaking out, and making others and myself sound demonic. While it may be funny sounding to them, and everyone laughed. It was a pain in the ass to have to unplug the headphones constantly and plug them back in.
Summary: I bought this headset for gaming at LAN parties and used them for about 2 months. after the first month the sound quality started to get progressively worse and just yesterday as i was moving my PC to a friends hose the headset took a 3 foot drop and one of the headphones broke clean off. they weren't a terrible headset when they did work but i wouldn't recommend them to anyone who would be traveling with them, also the box is very pretentious.
Summary: I wanted this for online game play and also skype, but found the noise reduction feature to be non existent as everyone I spoke with moaned about the background noise coming through, obviously this was something I could not get around so was forced to send the headset back for a refund.
Two pairs in quick succession developed the same fault.
Mr. Mj Harvey, Amazon
25 January 2014
Summary: 10/10 for amazon on returns for faulty goods, two of these developed faults in the cables, loosing volume to the ear. Not suitable for anything more than casual wear, as just not up to extended wear.
Summary: The speaks are fine, bog standard can't expect much more however the let down is the microphone quality. There is a lot of static, a lot. There doesn't appear to be any solution to fix this so I would assume its because the mic is bad quality. I will probably be buying another plantronics gamecon for the same price, a lot better all round.