Reviews and Problems with Creative fatal1ty Professional Series HS-800
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12 months later 1 speaker started buzzing
Jason P., Newegg
23 August 2012
Pros: If you can get them on sale they are worth that price imo. I personally didnt like the sound spectrum from the speakers for music, but it is good for gaming imo. The headset is very light making it comfortable for long periods.
Cons: 1 speaker is buzzing 12 months after purchase, I was going to try to warranty them I dont have the original packaging which has the serial # on it, and the creative customer support website is a mess imo
Summary: So I purchased this headset at the end of September 2008 and it recently just died on me. The left side of my headset stop working. It was probably my fault for dropping it 2 feet onto my wooden floors a few times. Prior to it being broken, the software that came with the headset had a problem being compatible with Ventrilo. Something about Microsoft Ann. I fixed it by disabling the X-Fi CMSS-3D under none other than the X-Fi CMSS-3D header options.
Summary: Sound fidelity is very good for this product, particularly for gamers. However as a general purpose headset bear the the following points in mind: 1) Too big and easily damaged to haul from home to office - even though comes with nice carrying case 2) Removing the mike for such an excursion is not a good option - getting it fully connected and seated is a matter of trial and error 3) Ear pads are comfortable but super snug and ears rapidly become over heated in warm...
Summary: The headphones are adequate, but not significantly different from other headsets that I own. I purchased this headset to have a Vista-compatible USB microphone, but the microphone picks up so much ambient noise that you have to speak at full volume in order to talk over the din. Also, Creative forces you to "register" your hardware to download drivers or use their software.
Summary: Bought it a few months back. It's good for blocking out noise, good sound quality, but it seems that it can't take much damage. It's taken a few short falls, and the sound's getting a little problematic. The wire has to be positioned in a certain way, or else the left ear begins to cut out or get crackly.
Summary: I bought this headset for language training but found it a bit uncomfortable and the sound quality less than what I had come to expect in a headphone. Mic worked fine. I found that I had to play with the audio jack for it to play from my Dell computer. I have not had that problem with other headphones. I returned the headset and, as is Future Shop's reputation, I received a hassle free refund. Thank you Future Shop for that.
Summary: Has all the functionality it says it does, but I don't find these terribly comfortable - after about an hour they make my ears sore, and I don't have unusually large or out-sticking ears; and my hair catches in the crack where the earphones attach to the headband, so it's always pulling hair out when I take them off (reviewing this on my partner's account; I'm a woman and have long hair).