Summary: I primarily bought this for surround sound gaming and the sounds quality is fantastic. They also give you audio files to test the "virtual" surround sound capability, and you can tell which direction the sound is coming from. I say "virtual" since it uses two speakers instead of some headphones having multiple speakers, giving you true directional sound.
Summary: In relation to other $75-$100 range headset, this one is right in the middle. To put it in to perspective, I compared this headset to the Logitech g930, Corsair Vengeance 2100, and the Steelseries Siberia V2. The quality of the of the headset was the only thing I was disappointed in. For me personally, I like a nice tight, solid built headset, which isn't hard to find with my larger head. This headset felt loose and flimsy.
Summary: The surround sound wasn't as gimmicky as I expected it to be, and the mic worked really well. Otherwise it was quite comfortable, my only other gripe was how flimsy the thing felt. Unfortunately the pair I got didn't work properly, the left driver didn't work very well and went out completely when I changed the volume. There may be better headsets out there for the price.
Summary: For reference I have a pair of HD-598's and 518's. These don't sound bad at all. For casual listening they are only a step below my other headphones. They have brighter highs, not nearly the warmth of the HD's. I would easily be pleased with these if I'd never tried the 598's. The brightness actually plays better with games, so that's a plus. What I have issue with, is the 7.1 (and 5.1) virtual surround are terrible.
A great Headset. Very Comfortable. With One small problem.
Chelsea Lindstrom, Amazon
20 December 2013
Summary: I do tech support and spend 8 to 9 hours a day with a headset on. I had tried several headsets before this one and found most to lack something. Although this one does not have a really convenient way to quickly mute the mike ( you have to raise the boom ) it does make up for that with a very easy volume control located on the right ear cup.
Summary: I'm an avid PC gamer, running a two year old iMac. I was looking to make the switch to gaming only on my OSX side (not Win 7 via bootcamp) but was struggling to find a USB headset that was truly supported in OSX and worked well in-game as well over voice chat programs like Vent/Mumble/etc. For reference, I'm a fairly small male, with a small head. The headset is fairly tight on me, so someone with a large head might find them uncomfortable.
Summary: It was a little hard, but I gave this only four stars due to several shortcomings in the product design. Let me start with what I do like. They fit almost perfectly, the microphone produces a clear signal of my voice, the included USB sound device plays an audibly noise free signal and also manages to capture the microphone output acceptably, and the simulated surround sound works as advertised. Now, the reasons I had to dock it a star.
Summary: Never before have I seen someone brought to their knees by a headset - almost ready to give up on life - but today I saw a grown man defeated by this demon disguised in its shell of ABS plastic and silicon. Not only did the demon infect his computer causing his monitor to cease to work properly, but the demon would repeatedly take control of the headset and try to shove the microphone down his throat. It was not a very pretty sight to see...