Only purchase if "budget" is what you're going for...
Jeff Record, Amazon
4 days ago
Summary: I own a pair of HD 428, which off-the-shelf cost was half of what I got these for now. The HD428 have a lower frequency response but also lower impedance. I bought these because I'm tired of switching headset from when I need to communicate to someone vs. just listen to what's going on in the game. I saw that these had a higher impedance so I know that I would have to crank up the volume on them.
Summary: I got this for my ps4 so I need an amp anyone an a console will need one, pc a good sound card. I pretty much had to get a bachelors degree in audiophiling but it's still to complicated. Pros really comfortable. Has good sound when powered enough but not as clear as some Philips headset I had lying around will change with an amp. Cons Your ears will get hot but you'll get used to it.
Summary: I liked these headphones, but I returned them and got the G4me One headset instead. The closed speakers sound good, but I don't like how easy it is to hear yourself when you are talking. If you play in loud areas or don't talk much then these would be great. Otherwise, spend the extra $$ and get the G4me Ones. I didn't like the ear cup material as much as the G4me One. Sennheiser makes great headsets.
Summary: Ok so I have had this headset for about a month now. I let it "burn in" for the first week, playing music through it upwards of 18 - 20 hours a day. The burn in did make a difference, Sennheiser always seem to benefit form this time period of breaking them in. The sound on them is great, very clean and clear sound. Nothing is overpowering, they feel extremely balanced. The bass response is good and nothing sounds muddy at all.
The best headset for conference calls after extensive testing.
23 October 2014
Summary: Best gaming headset to use with your cell phone for conference calls - I tested the high end beyerdynamic, the high end audio technica, and with the limitations with a cell phone, these make your voice sound the best by far. If you use nicer microphone inputs than your cell phone, the audio-tecnical and beyerdynamc have better microphones, but neither work very well with cell phones. The fact that the mic mutes when you push it up is just gravy.
Summary: I'm quite happy with these headphones. I use them at work for music as well as on the phone (my electronics hobbyist co-worker built up a spiffy little mixer interface) and the audio quality is excellent both on the receive and the sending side. The flip-down mic also gives a great visual cue to my co-workers to indicate whether or not I'm actively on a call at the time. They're quite sturdy and comfortable. Noise isolation is fair..
Summary: Very, very nice headset. +VERY comfortable. I put them on and fiddled with them for just a few minutes and they melded to my head. They're so light, you can barely feel them. +Sound is superb. Ever with on-board sound, these babies surpass the bass of even the turtle beach x12's (The adjustable bass switch on those things will nearly blow out your ears at 100%), crystal clear sound, no crackling, no distorted sound, PERFECT.
Summary: These things are comfortable and sound fantastic. I have been in search of the perfect gaming headset and finally settled in on these. Be aware that you need a bit more power to push these than traditional headphones. There is a noticeable difference in how loud they are able to get based on the system that you plug them into. I imagine most people will be using these in a gaming system with a decent sound card or onboard sound so this won't be an issue, just be aware.