Summary: The F.R.E.Q. 5 headset is a solid performer as both a traditional and gaming headset. The setup is a snap, the construction quality is very good, bass response is fantastic, and overall comfort is acceptable. We found the F.R.E.Q. 5 better suited for gaming than a portable headset just because of the weight (and partially because of the styling).
Pros: Easy Setup:, Construction:, Great Bass Response:, Versatile:, Good Passive Noise Cancellation:
Conclusion: I've been using the F.R.E.Q.5 stereo gaming headset for the past 2 weeks while mostly playing the 3 closed betas I’m currently in, Sleeping Dogs and also while watching various effects-rich Blu-ray movies like the Battleship and The Avengers. Right next to it i have my all-time favorite AX Pro Dolby 5.1 Surround Headset by TRITTON so as you can understand the competition is quite hard.
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.5 Red Stereo Gaming Headset Review
19 March 2014
Conclusion: As some of you know we had the original F.R.E.Q.5 stereo headset tested a few months back but when Mad Catz released the colored versions (white/red) we just had to test one of those out (although we didn't expect any differences in the performance of the headset). I was hoping for the addition of control software but that wasn't the case.
Summary: The F.R.E.Q. 5 headset from Mad Catz is available in multiple colors and sports a robust design by combining plastic and light metal. The product comes with 50mm Neodymium drivers, a removable microphone and two types of connectivity options: 3.5mm jack and USB.
Conclusion: The Mad Catz Cyborg FREQ 5 has excellent audio quality. Its 50mm Neodymium drivers guarantee deep bass and crisp highs. Compared to competing products, there's very few that work as well as the Mad Catz FREQ 5 out of the box. Since this is a plug-and-play headset, it requires no software installations, no computer restarts, and can be carried from computer to computer easily.
Pros: Excellent stereo sound quality, Built-in controls for volume, equalizer and microphone, Driver-free, Braided cords, Flashy designs that come in a multitude of colors, Detachable microphone, Braided cords
Cons: Priced towards the higher side, Limited functionality when using 3.5mm jack, Limited ear piece adjustments
Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 5 Stereo PC Gaming Headset Review
2 September 2013
Excerpt: If you were to ask me if I would spend $160 on a wired stereo headset for my PC, my instant response would be “hell no”. When you consider all the options gamers have in terms of headsets these days, $160 bucks for a wired headset that is not capable of 5.1 surround sound seems ludicrous. So when Mad Catz delivered the F.R.E.Q. 5 to my home office, I was very skeptical and went in thinking who in their right mind would drop this kind of coin into such a headset.
Excerpt: Wild wie ein Stier schabt die 2013 BWM HP4 im Sand der Wüste. Gleich werden wir in "Battlefield 3: End Game" das Gas durchtreten, durch Matsch rasen, Hindernissen ausweichen und auf eine Sprungschanze zuhalten. Wir werden fliegen, eine Gatling wird rattern, ein Helikopter vor uns wird wild mit seinen Rotoren schlagen und sich der Sound des Vierzylinders in unsere Ohren pressen. Können wir das Mad Catz Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5. Headset zum Stereokönig küren?
Summary: Det tar ikke mange sekunder å skjønne hvem som har laget Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 første gang du ser på det. Mad Catz' første egenproduserte hodesett passer rett inn i familien med resten av selskapets finurlige og spennende produkter, hvor spillmus som R.A.T. 9 og R.A.T. har hjulpet å sette dem på kartet. Hodesettet Cyborg F.R.E.Q. 5 er laget for spillere, og er et ekstremt solid produkt. Hodebøylen er av solid metall, og detaljer er dekket av matt, svart plast og myke puter.