Sound quality is great, and if you're using it for short bursts ...
David Knoll, Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: The actual headphones don't go around the ears and despite the "Gaming" title in the name, using these for long periods of time while gaming will hurt your ears for sure. Sound quality is great, and if you're using it for short bursts of Gaming then these may be a headset to consider.
Summary: I edited this review to commend the excellent customer service I have received from Amazon, specifically a representative named Warren. They gave me a refund for the item and apologized for sending out a defective unit. Not their fault though since the product was from Steelseries and Amazon is not in charge of the quality control of the product. Since I had the product shipped to the Philippines, it would cost me double of everything I spent to have it sent back.
Too Small, Too Weak, Better Options Out There. No Thanks.
L. Berk "Leah Lionheart", Amazon
21 November 2013
Summary: The SteelSeries gaming headset has a lot of excellent, handy features -- but it's uncomfortable to wear for long periods, and the sound quality is mediocre (at best). These two factors immediately eliminate it from being highly recommended: the two essential purposes the device needs to serve aren't properly met. Aesthetically, the headphones look great. The ear-cups are well padded, and the headband is wide and well-designed. However, the headset is overtensioned (?
Summary: I found the sound in these headphones to be good. No problems there. They are large enough to fit over your ears. However the problem comes if you are a "big headed" person. Another family member tried them on and she has a "smaller head" and she found them to be comfortable. Me I'm a big headed person and found them to be terribly uncomfortable.
One big negative, just too small for normal adult heads. Otherwise they are fine.
Two kids mom "scienceteachermom", Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: Good: Sound quality is ok, certainly on par with the price point. Orange tangle free cord is nice. They certainly isolate sound, you cannot hear what is going on around you much at all. The mic pulls out from the headseat and pushes back in for storage. They fold up easily. They do not give that feeling in the ears of air pressure, which some completely sealing earphones to me. Easy to change volume, which with Skype calls is very useful.
Summary: The microphone built into my computer sounds way better than the one on the headset. I basically use them as headphones. The design is nice, and they're comfortable. If you want gaming headphones they're great. If you actually need to use the built in mic though, look for something better.