Summary: I bought these due to morbid curiosity; Skullcandy made a gaming headset? I figured I try them out because I was getting tired of my X12s, which had replaced my X11s. The SLYRs have now replaced my X12s.
Pros: Fantastic sound, detachable cable, excellent for music, good looking, compatible with: 360, PS3, and PC
Cons: Volume control, only three settings for bass, uncomfortable at first.
Conclusion: You get what you pay for with this lower quality, lower priced headset.
Pros: Multisystem support, Comes with everything you will need, Three different color options, Mic tucks away flush, Easy to use mixing dongle, Sturdy design
Cons: Must draw extra power from USB which creates constant static noise, Component pass, through doesn’t seem to work, Mic is only muted via dongle, not from stow away position, Mic is not removable and can only be adjusted vertically, Can become uncomfortable within about an hour of use, Sound qualit...
Excerpt: Over the past few months, we've looked at a whole lot of gaming headsets, from affordable, entry-level models to the cream of the crop - and we've found worthwhile candidates for you at all price points. Even better, we've got three headsets to give away this week, from Skullcandy and Astro.
Excerpt: Let’s face it, with all the gaming headsets out there it’s hard to find a decent one for a decent price. There are times when we go out and buy a headset only to find ourselves $300 poorer and filled with regret knowing that we wasted our money on something that’l never fulfil our dreams.
Excerpt: Over the past year I have been fortunate enough to review some high-end gaming headsets. The Astro A50’s for example are about as good as it gets. They are wireless, have 7.1 surround sound capabilities, and I consider them second to none in terms of comfort; frankly they kick ass.