Reviews and Problems with Creative fatal1ty Professional Series HS-800
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Mic needs work
15 January 2013
Summary: I have been using this headset for Rosetta Stone. The headset itself is great but the microphone has so much distortion that I spend most of my time adjusting it so the program will pick up my prononciation. You may think it is me but Rosetta Stone has a feedback system where you click and it will playback your word or statement, etc. So I hear what the system hears, and there is a ton of distortion using the mic.
Summary: I expected it to last longer than a year, given that the electronics of a mic and headphone are fairly simple. But the mic stopped working after about 11 months. I'm pretty sure the circuit board in the on/off switch and volume control fixture that is halfway up the cord was the culprit and died. When it did work, it worked as expected and gave good quality voice. I never used the headphones, so I don't know how good they were.
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
YMMV, Causes Ear Pain & Stopped Working After 2 Years
2 February 2012
Summary: I bought two of these gaming headsets for myself and my husband in August of 2009. The Fatal1ty Gaming Headset did the job well enough, with little issue (occasionally my husband had microphone problems, but I did not), other than our ears hurting. The part that goes over the ears causes the back of your ears to hurt after extended wear (about 1 hour for me, 2 hours for him).
Summary: Real simple. I bought them. They were comfortable and the audio was great. Six months later, the left ear goes out. A week later, the other earpiece went out. Bottom line: Great product that's not built to last.
Summary: PROS: The felt-like padding does keep your ears from sweating for a while longer than your standard padded headphones. The mic is very flexible. The sound is nice when you are not in-game. CONS: There is some significant background noise when in-game (Such as CS:S or TF2). They don't cancel out much noise. There is a buzz when I use the mic in-game.
Summary: Honestly I love these headphones, they are the best I've ever owned by far. The base is absolutely amazing for a pair of headphones. The microphone on the other hand, is not what I expect from a company like Creative Labs. First of all it's the kind that can be plugged into the headphones which means you can lose it, also, it stopped working after about 2 or three weeks of use.
Summary: Very sleek looks, nice bass, clear microphone, and comfortable. However, I baby my equipment, and these barely lasted 6 months. Now that they dropped the price down to $30(half as much as what I paid) I'd say it's not a bad value. I probably won't be getting another pair, despite this.