Summary: The boom mic was also a constant problem. It picked up a great deal of background noise and my breathing no matter how I positioned the adjustable boom. The boom is plastic and can only move up and down.
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: I've used this headset for approx 6 months. The sound quality is great, on both the mic and the headphones, but I ran into the same problem that others have mentioned: The plastic 'top' of the headphone snapped one day, right above the headphone connection. I thought these looked pretty sturdy, but the top plastic just seems cheap, or at bet very poorly designed.
Summary: This headset is fine for a short amount of time but its not made to last. -The headband is made out of plastic and overtime will eventually snap if your constantly putting it on and off. The material itself is too rigid and can't hold up to regular bending. -If worn too long the earmuffs will hurt your ears, at least that is how it was for me. It might differ from person to person depending on head shape/ear shape.
Summary: So I owned these for less than 1 year and both sides of headband broke where the ear pieces connect to headband. I am very disappointed in my purchase of this product and the warranty won't cover it either. The fact that your headset breaks just from pressure of you wearing it is horrible product design/cheap plastic. PS: I recommend these to a friend before mine broke and I can already see the cracks forming on both sides of headband.
Do NOT buy these headphones if you ever plan on getting Windows 8
14 April 2013
Summary: They have yet to release drivers for the headphones that are compatible with Windows 8, and they don't seem to have any plans to. If you try and use these with a Windows 8 system, odds are your computer will crash (BSOD) every time you unplug the headphones.
Summary: I have run into a problem others have also with this headset: it is WAAAAAYYYYY TOOO LOUD Using a iMac 27 w Mountain Lion 10.8.3 Even with system sound volume at 1 (out of 16) its often too loud (iTunes, games, skype) and hurts the ears. By the way the other sound levels dont really go up in volume much (it is basically mute or full on) One way to cope a bit is to not use the keyboard sound up/down keys at all, open the System preferences instead and dial the volume down...
Summary: Owned this headset for 2 months now. The right speaker is already dying, and popping randomly every minute or so. Not very impressive for 60 dollars. Starting the warranty process, but I already see I am going to be on the hook for shipping cost if my claim is accepted. Not a very good way of doing business considering the lack of quality is the only reason the set is going dead.
Summary: The sound is great, and the build quality is.. it's acceptable somewhat. But the most frustrating thing is the lack of support. Here are the known issues. 1. The poor design of the drivers does not allow the setting to stay at 7.1 surround sound. Meaning each time you turn on your computer, you would have to go in and reset it back to 7.1 because it will automatically reset back to default each time you turn off your computer. 2.
Summary: So when I got these headphones, I had been using earbuds and the microphone built into my laptop. As you might imagine, the sound quality was poor and the people I spoke to on Skype complained about the microphone. Then I upgraded to THESE things, and the audio was amazing, and the folks on Skype said I was coming through crystal clear. So everything was hunky dory, right? Nope. One day I put these things on and SNAP.