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Genius HS-04U
4.7 out of 10

Genius HS-04U

HS-04U, the last gaming headset from Genius, is an open-air Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Genius HS-04U

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Overall 2
2.0

2 pairs both died within a year

James I., Newegg
31 August 2010
  • Pros: They are cheap and easy to install and setup, also are comfortable to wear
  • Cons: First pair I had died out completely just outside of the warranty. 2nd pair died after 6 months and they wouldn't accept a return because they don't make them any more.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor

Perillustris, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: I bought one USB headset from Genius (Genius HS-04U), but I returned it next day to shop, because I didnt hear the deep voices, the bass is missed from music and from games. I dont understand, how can this product got Dolby certificate. Anyway, very comfortable product.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Julio C. Vera C., Amazon
12 December 2009
Overall 2
2.0

Do not buy, worst ever!

Zartan Bombasto, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: This "gaming" headset is terrible. The drivers will not install on any of the three computers I tried them on, nor will the ones available on the manufacturer's website. I did manage to get them to make noise, but you have zero control over the volume.
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Overall 4
4.0

Comfortable but annoying and poor quality

PhunkyDork, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: Comfortable ear cups. Cumbersome and flimsy mic boom. Annoying flashing lights on wire. USB interface is annoying. You cannot plug in after executing game or they don't work. I cut the chip out and soldered two 1/8" phono jacks on to bypass the USB interface. Not a recommended product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Set, Terrible Drivers, Terrible Support

Michael V Shultz, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: As has been mentioned in other reviews, the drivers are next to impossible to install correctly, if you can get them to install at all. The sound seemed okay from the headset once I FINALLY got it working without breaking my eardrums, but the microphone was useless because, as one person in mumble...
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Overall 6
6.0

Lifelong quest to update driver, but worth it if you stick with it. 06/07/2014, no Windows 8 drivers in the Genius drivers .rar

Rootin-Tootin Rasberry, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: Windows 7 on my desktop computer. Once the drivers are installed, the volume is nice in that it has a very broad range of adjustment, not just loud, medium, quiet. The large open area between the cushions and the speakers helps keep your head cooler.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not impressed

Robert, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: The Sound was mediocre and the mic was just horrid sounded like you was talking through a fan. I have windows 7 64bit and the drivers just did not work with my computer. The drivers would actually blue screen my computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for windows 7, avoid if using Windows 8.

Curtis Hardin, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: Windows 8 does not have any drivers that will support this headset, or at least they did not when I purchased it. I was unable to adjust the sound of the headset, it was either no sound or DEATH TO YOUR EARDRUMS!!! That being said, I use it with a windows 7 laptop and it works beautifully.
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Overall 10
10

Surprisingly good for the money

Shawn, Amazon
12 December 2009
  • Summary: I don't know how it works, but you really do get great quality surround sound from a headset. Since the ear pieces are open, you can still notice sounds around you (like the phone ringing, doorbell, etc.). The blinking lights on the volume control are not at all distracting. Easy install.
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