Summary: Overall, great headset. Make sure your on-board sound card can handle it or buy a dedicated sound card. And play with the settings, turn on Base Management, Play with the speaker fill. Change some of the equalizer settings, or use room correction. These have also turn't me into a bit of an audiophile. Beware of the daaark side.
Pros: I am going to start by saying that I have held off on the review of this because I've had a lot of up and down moments with these and while the end result is the main thing that matters, I do want to go over a few things for those who may be looking into getting these. The end result is amazing sound, and great clarity to your surroundings. I play CoD and CS and I find it significantly easier to position myself based off of the sounds heard in game. Far better than so...
Cons: While there may be alot in terms of cons, most of them can be work-arounds. I will agree with most that this headset has a low amount of base. But the work around is just having a good sound card set-up. I personally have the standard on-board realtek 1150 which is great for this headset. It has allowed me to work around this easily. The problem i feel is that most people treat this like a headset software-wise. When I plugged in my set, i've come to set it as a speak...
Summary: I would buy it again, as the sound quality is awesome. I didn't have any static that people are talking about.
Pros: Simple controls, good sound, great for games. This headset has great sound and playing games is awesome with it. The controls are awesome and the ease of switching between the speakers and the headset is a great feature. Well setup as a whole.
Cons: The Price is a bit steep. The only reason I bought it is because it was on sale. utilizing drivers can be a bit clunky. I still need a sound card to optimize it, though. The comfort is not always there (after long sessions it can become uncomfortable).
Excerpt: Very happy with the quality of the product, also the price from B&H was great. I was about to live to another country and worrying about not get here in time but just like they promised, it arrived very fast.
Good headset. Inflexible mic, and audio quality between speakers has noticeable difference.
Joseph De Los Santos, Amazon
14 December 2014
Summary: Short version: Pros: True 7.1. No bass distortion. Good control over volume levels. No drivers required! Can work on any device without drivers if you've got a free USB port or charger (power only) You can plug in 4 phones/laptops/stereo outputs if you want to listen to many things at once. Cons: differences in speaker range between channels can be noticeable if you've got good hearing.
Summary: I love these - so much so that I bought a pair of Tiamat 2.2s to use at work. BEWARE THOUGH - you need an individual-channel-7.1 audio source to make these really worth the time and money. Most CREATIVE cards don't seem to do this, because they mix the channels... learned that the hard way. If you have the patience to set up this headset, with the millions of different cards, and software out there, then balance out the individual channel volume, it will be worth it.
Excerpt: Nice headset albeit a bit much for what you get. They are a little uncomfortable after a while and hurt my ears although sound is good. Microphone is a little sensitive and if not adjusted right can pick up background noises.
Summary: Overall a very good headset but I would not justify buying it do to the price. However I never rate things due to their price so I give it 4/5 for someone who has extra money to spend. Also if you do buy this headset keep the box. It is a high quality chest like box with a magnetic hatch that is perfect for storing the headset. It's also very useful for if the headset is in your bedroom and then the LEDs on it won't be visible in the darkness.
Pros: -Extremely comfortable leather padding with snug head strap. -I have owned these for roughly two and a half years and the leather has minimal wear and the integrity of the headset is still sturdy. -Sounds great after configured (Read cons below) -Contrary to what others have said I have heard no buzzing in this headset at all. -Control unit, this is a perfect way to adjust sound and mic volume on the fly in a sleek and small unit.
Cons: -Price -Braided Cable becoming twisted and slowly fraying -Retractable Mic wiggles in it's socket -Hard to see labels on control unit. -Spent an hour in windows sound menus to get the headset to sound good. I would have to fill up quite a lot of this review to tell you everything I did so I'll just tell you whats wrong at first. Keep in mind most of these CAN BE FIXED with tweaking. -Low Bass -Surround sound not being automatically activated -2.1 mode sounded shallow ...
Summary: They are a great pair of headphones but you have to really take care of them. They are a bit brittle.
Pros: The sound quality is amazing. True 7.1 built in with individual drivers sounds great in first person shooters. I am able to almost pinpoint the location of enemies just off of their footsteps.
Cons: I have gone through two pairs of headphones in 2 1/2 years. The first set the microphone died on me. The second pair the left ear cup speakers died and the rear started to get really low. Also there is a buzzing sound if you connect them to USB power on your tower. If you connect to wall power with an adapter then the buzzing goes away.
I don't think this product could be accurately reviewed, ...
Aleksandar Krekmanski, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: I don't think this product could be accurately reviewed, without a high-end 7.1 channel sound card. The headset isok on an integrated one, but don't buy them unless you are planning to get a descent sound card too, otherwise the potential is lost.