Summary: I was debating on whether I would go ahead and buy this product again after it broke, but I in the end decided to go with something a little less breakable. In the end I decided on the Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2. This product looked slightly tougher and was slightly less money than the Plantronics 780. We'll see if it lives up to it.
Pros: I loved the sound quality in this headset. It had some great lows and definitely improved my fps game play due to the positional virtual 7.1 surround.
Cons: Unfortunately a little over a year of ownership they decided to snap on me. Like many of the complaints on this product claim the thin plastic where the headband connects to the earpiece is very rigid. This causes this area to break due to the smallest fall. If you decide to go with this just keep that in mind and be extremely careful.
Cons: The only con I have: my headset usually sits on my monitor when I'm not using it or away. I went to grab it one day, and I put it on my head, and it snapped! They still work, but the right earphone is sort of dangling. I put superglue in the crack and it seems to be staying together but it still feels loose. I wanted to get a refund or new headset via the warranty but it doesn't seem to cover the US (?) I applied no pressure or abnormal usage when they broke, they jus...
Summary: They are fine if you can treat them like a crystal goblet.
Pros: Dolby sound is great and when activated is much better. The sound is very directional in games not only as you turn your viewpoint but also it really seems to be 'behind you' if something is sneaking up on you. Voice chat is very clear, good mic. Very good for listening to music. It does not feel that the speakers are only an inch away from your ears. Fairly light and comfortable, but after a several hours they can start to hurt a little bit.
Cons: The image of the headphone shows two pronged metal supports that attach each speaker to the headpiece. They do not extend past the round part to the flat. That point is thin, hard plastic with no supporting ribs. A drop onto the floor from the desk; if it lands wrong, then that part snaps. Guess how I know that.
Summary: Extremely comfortable to wear for a long time, sound quality is great for the price, and adjusts to fit your head perfectly. The only downside is when the action gets too loud, it drowns out the chat, making it hard to communicate at times.
Summary: Creating positional audio with only two speakers is some where between improbable and impossible. If you want positional audio the inexpensive option, and the best one, is to purchase and setup an actual surround sound system.
Pros: The sounds is pretty solid, even has respectable lows for a headset.
Cons: I've owned two of these now (not from newegg). And I couldn't be more disappointed. Both headsets have bit the dust in a 3 foot drop to the floor. Certainly not ideal treatment... but hard to avoid as well. The cheap plastic headband can't take even the slightest tumble and both breaks were in the headband right where it meet the metal arm supporting on earpiece.
Summary: These headphones are super comfy and durable. I used my boyfriend's for a year before deciding to get my own. I'm pretty sure this is the longest I've ever actively used headphones as a longtime gamer.
Awesome headset, couldn't be happier. Audio: 10/10 Mic: 10/10
1 July 2013
Summary: Bought it because I needed something cheap and with an excellent sound quality to replace my SteelSeries 7H(non-USB). This headset is just perfect! The plastic body is well built but some people might want to stretch it too much and tear it. The sound quality is amazing, especially the surround. Bass might be a bit under the amazing level for audiophiles but for me, a gamer, it is just what I needed. The cord looks durable and curls but time will compensate for that.