Reviews and Problems with Creative fatal1ty Professional Series HS-800
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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: 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).
Summary: The plastic feels cheap, the cloth on the ears and the top gather dirt and dust fast (even though I have a clean house). The mic quality is decent, though sometimes you have to speak a bit loud and the plastic pushes in a bit hard which can cause pressure headaches. It's loud and good for it's price but I would spend a bit more for a turtle beach.
Summary: The sound from these is good, very spacious but you get what you pay for. Lots of noise comes in from the outside world and noise gets out too. I only use them for comfort while gaming and resort back to my seinheiser's for audio and films