Reviews and Problems with Creative fatal1ty Professional Series HS-800
Showing 1-10 of 50
Ok for the price
Douglas A., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: The ear cups began to separate from the head arch within 2 weeks of first use. They can be forced back on easily enough but eventually the plastic wears out from the repeated action. Then you will be left with headphones hanging by only the driver wires, then those too will fail from the stress. Tape can only do so much. The Mute/On/Off selector failed about 4 months after first use and this is the end.
Pros: Price Comfort Style
Cons: Mediocre sound (expected at this price point but worse than it should be) Very bad quality adjustment mechanism design.
Summary: If you have a somewhat large hat size, don't think about getting these.
Pros: The sound and mic are decent. Durability seems decent
Cons: They are too small. Ear cups are too small and get uncomfortable fast. The top band mashes into the top of my head and hurts. The ear cups grip my head too tight and don't breath. A marathon gaming session for a few days resulted in swimmers ear. That meant a trip to the Dr and day of missed work.
Pros: Sound is good quality for a $30 headset, and mic is too.
Cons: When I first plugged it into my front audio port (headphone cable only) it worked fine, except that every 5 minutes or so, the audio goes out for like 2 seconds. When this happens, certain programs like windows media player stop working, and a few games lose audio until i restart it. When the mic is plugged in and on, the audio cuts out like every 1 sec for about 2 seconds, and mic doesnt work. Now, when plugged into the rear audio ports, everything works fine. and i ...
Summary: I had so many problems with this headset, and despite thinking of replacing them before they broke I didn't, but it only took about 10 weeks before the mic stopped working completely. I would have been very upset if I paid full price for them, but luckily I didn't. I'd recommend looking into Seinhesser which is what I used to replace these and I was totally shocked at the quality of their headphones for what I paid for them, zero complaints.
Cons: -Bad quality. The sides of the headphones were constantly rattling every time I turned my head slightly. -Wires were shorter than others I have used. -Sound quality is somewhat worse than similarly priced headphones. -Mic output isn't as nice as equally priced or slightly higher priced headphones.
Summary: I regret buying it for the price I did which was still on sale at $50. Based on the reviews I was hoping for mic I could use for a long time and be happy with but the sensitivity is killing it for me.
Pros: Durability is the mics strongest benefit I've been using daily, for extended periods, for at least over 5 months now.
Cons: My mic is quiet both hearing through the speakers and talking through the mic. The mic is also probably the worst headset I have ever had for picking up sound and this is the first headset I have spent over $30 on. It cuts out constantly, even with extremely low sensitivity settings for voice activation. It gets most of its use in Ventrilo but I have never had problems with the client before with any of my other mics. The headphones are enclosed earphones that are ter...
Summary: This headset is great; it sounds good, it is comfortable to wear for prolonged gaming sessions, and the mic comes off easily to make it easier to transport. Unfortunately, I believe I received a defective unit. My mic will not work at all. I would very highly recommend buying this headset. Although I received a defective unit, I'm sure it is an isolated case. I still gave the product 4 eggs because if not for it's defect, it would be perfect.
Pros: -Very comfortable -High quality sound -Detachable mic
Cons: -None for most, though I have had a few problems with the mic
Summary: The headset itself was fine until it broke. Not the highest quality, but it did the job well. However, it only lasted 6 months before the joint connecting the earphone to the headset snapped, and exposed a wire that eventually broke. My main complaint is the "one year warranty" claim. I contacted the seller about this, and they told me there was nothing they would do, and sent me to the Creative Fatality website.
Summary: If you're looking for an inexpensive headset this one isn't too bad, but it's not great by any means and don't even bother getting a warranty on it. I suppose if you can get it during a sale it's a nice backup headset in case your main one breaks for some reason.
Pros: - Inexpensive (Ordered mine while 50% off) -Works well enough
Cons: -Feels very flimsy - Stopped working within the manufacturers warranty, and any attempts to send it in have ended in a dead end. For some reason they're not honoring the warranty since I didn't purchase it from a certain competitor supposedly.