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
4 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.
Summary: The sound out is nice but the mechanism to make adjustments on my head kind of suck. I have had to use sneaker laces on each ear cup to keep the cup from sliding down below my ears. I've had these for over a year now so I've been using them for recording audio, gaming and what not. I wouldn't buy these again.
Summary: Pros: Very comfortable 3.5mm jacks (for those who don't want to screw with USB for audio) Game performance (i.e. sound effect distinctfulness) Cons: Build quality is mediocre Music/movie performance is subpar Overall, if you play twitch shooters, this is a good product at a good price. If you use your headphones for a wider range of activities, double or quadruple your budget for something higher quality.
Summary: Pros: *Good sound quality *comfortable design *retractable, adjustable mic *Strong woven cord Cons: *Lack of Bass *Not sound canceling Sound is crisp and sharp, headset fits pretty well (not the most comfortable headset I've owned but it's pretty good; can wear for hours without headaches). Woven cord (possibly Kevlar) is a nice touch for added durability.
Summary: Steelseries keeps releasing new versions of their headphones, but honestly, they're not that good. It's a very expensive headphone that claims being great for FPS games. However, I've found Sennheiser headsets much more better in terms of quality and durability.