Summary: I've owned 2 different Medusa 5.1's. My first set had a detachable microphone that broke and the bass driver went bad. After ~2 years of very frequent use I bought a new NX 5.1. That set lasted around a year before the bass driver failed. It's a shame that replacement parts aren't available. It's trivial to replace a blown speaker. I won't be buying another set.
Summary: The sound is great and the mic is fine but something came loose in the left ear side. idk what it is or how to fix that but the bass makes it make a realy annoying sound so i have to turn off my woofers which sucks. Otherwise would have gave 5 stars.
Summary: What i like most in this piece of hardware is it`s great performance when listening to music and to be more specific i like the bass it produce. i bought this headset from an electronic e-tailer called "nefsak" available here in Egypt at about 30$.
Summary: Well, I knew I was going to have problems from the start, as I run Linux in the flavour of Ubuntu, but after a quick install of PulseAudio volume control, I selected 5.1 Surround, and my ears started bleeding! The Audio is awesome, the headset is comfortable, and the microphone is super! I know that they're not proper 5.1, but films are just amazing, and you can tell when something is behind you, especially in Left 4 Dead 2 and Serious Sam 3 BFE!!
Summary: I originally thought that this was a great headset, it's comfortable and has good quality sound. However, as other people have pointed out, it's not a very good build - the wires inside aren't very secure and so after a while they become loose - breaking the sound connection so that you can't hear anything.
Summary: This is the second headset from the speedlink medusa range which I've purchased in 6 months and both have broken in the same way, the wire connecting to the front right speaker keeps getting a loose connection after only a couple of months use, and in the same place just on the input to the left headphone. Obvious design floor, and unless you don't mind only hearing half your stuff on your left ear I would not recommend this product.
The quality of the product is great but it degrades due to the wires in the cable.
3 February 2014
Summary: This is a great headset and am still using it, but I have had the same fault twice since I bought it in February 2012. Like other's I have had a speaker (left) fail, for me it's twice, On reading the other reviews and my own experience I can say the problem is the cable design used for the headset can be fragile.