Summary: As a point of comparison, I've had free, give-away earbuds last orders of magnitude longer than these rather pricey headphones.
Pros: Based on a friend's experience, old pairs from before SteelSeries was bought out are great, his have lasted about 3 years. The sound quality's pretty good, too.
Cons: Since buying them, they've consistently broken after about 6 weeks, even with no impact or shock to the headphones or pulls on the wire. It's always an electrical short that either disables the mic, one side of the headphones, or makes the sound very tinny and generally horrible. I've sent them b...
Summary: I'd stay away from this headset unless you like dealing with customer service issues and defective products.
Pros: The sound quality is pretty good, and the mic is nice and loud. They're decently comfortable to wear.
Cons: The construction of this product is HORRID. I wouldn't recommend this even to my enemies. In just over a year, I'm on my sixth replacement. The first three, the microphone died within a month. The next three (this one included) had one of the sides stop working, cutting in and out and ruining any...
Summary: My first impression when I first held them was that they felt very plastic-y and cheap. I was expecting something that felt a little more robust compared to my $8 pair of my Sylvania cheap-o headphones. Then again, they ARE pretty darn light.
Pros: These headphones are sleek and lightweight. They are comfortable to wear for several hours at a time. Sound is decent and bass is better than what I expected. The pull-out mic works very well and is very useful. (Although if your hands are sweaty or slightly greasy from eating, it can be hard to ...
Cons: This thing has been nothing but trouble ever since I got it. First of all, these things must not like dual-booting very much because every time I boot into a different OS than what was previously booted, I have to unplug them and plug them back in to another USB port just so windows recognizes th...
This one seems to have broken from poor winding around the screw posts in the headset frame ...
John C Patricelli, Amazon
6 March 2008
Summary: Second of these exact headsets I've owned, purchased because my son has a smaller head than an adult and this headset is perfectly sized for youth. This one lasted two weeks before the left ear speaker quit completely.
Fragile and defective, yet I must pay for the RMA.
Brandon Cordon, Amazon
6 March 2008
Summary: Unfortunately, It does not matter the quality of the sound, or fit, which by the way was painful to my ears and I have small normal shaped ears, the headset broke revealing very cheap material and workmanship.
Summary: I received these headphones as a gift from a friend in early June of 2013. At first they were a bit tight on my ears, but over time they loosened up and worked wonderfully. In November of 2013 I started to have a sudden issue with the headphones. They now gave me a very poor sound quality.
worse headache of my life after wearing for an hour
5 March 2008
Summary: pros- headset is portable, cheap price, retractable mic, folds nicely, comes with an adapter for laptops cons- cheap material, looks very flimsy especially at the top part where it folds. painful to wear after an hour, don't even have a big head, I wear a 7 3/8 size hat
Perfect headphones for a 12 year old playing on a hand held.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 March 2008
Summary: Not good for an adult gaming on a desktop. Pros - Sound is good for gaming MMO have not tested on something like Skyrim - Mic can be hidden in earcup but is close enough to catch all conversation. - Orange cable and black accents are a nice touch.
Summary: The size of this headset would be small even for an average person, and for someone like me with a bigger head it just doesn't fit. The top bracket is made of inferior quality plastic, which was obvious even by looking at them, and then it broke within 5 min of use.