Summary: The steelseries spectrum 5xB headset are great, durable headphones for beginners or even the most hardcore gamers! The sound quality is superb, so good you can use it to listen to music on your ipod or other devices, which everyone knows how important that is. It is very durable which is important if it may take on damage. It looks beautiful, straight up.
Summary: I got both the 4xb and the 5xb SteelSeries headsets and compared them (or I should say my gaming son and his best friend put them to the true test). They found that the sound quality was pretty much identical and the comfort & quality was equal as well. Essentially, they found no significant difference in performance overall and were shocked when I told them that one was priced at $40.99 (the 4xb) and the other was priced at more than twice as much (THIS headset sells...
Summary: I really like these headphones. I'm pretty new to the platform headphone game, but I also have a pair of Ear Force X12 Gaming Headset and Amplified Stereo Sound , and there are some definite advantages to this set. The first thing I noticed is that these are dramatically more comfortable than the Turtle Beach headphones. The ear cans fit really well, and the padded fabric allows your ears to breathe.
Summary: I was very impressed with this headset. Not only was the sound quality awesome the comfort level was great as well. I have very sensitive ears so buying headsets is always a pain. When I received these I noticed right away that the ear cushions were very soft and when I placed them on my ears they felt very comfortable. The sound quality is amazing.
Summary: Pros: -Modular -Upgradeable -Extremely comfortable regardless of head size -Excellent sound quality -Less cable between you and your set -Durable -Cloth wrapped pads mean you can hear what is going on outside the cans -Compatible with marathon gaming or viewing/listening sessions while wearing glasses -Retractable mic works well and broadcasts voice with authority -Directional Audio comes through great -Spectrum Audio Mixer allows for individual control of game sounds...
Summary: This headset is great. The comfort is amazing, sound is good, and the wires are not that bad. The only problem I've came across is, that I have to leave the puck in my controller at ALL times. Not like the Turtle Beach x11. If I take it out, then I will have a problem with the sound of my friends/teammates talking. I have to push the puck in the controller, thinking I'll break it, in very hard. Other than that, it's a great headset.
Summary: I love these 5xB headphones with one exception, when turned up even slightly people around me can hear almost clearly what I'm listening to, that is the entire point to wear them, to not disturb everyone else. They are extremely comfortable and perfect for gaming. They aren't the "bassiest" headphones I've ever owned, but still good nonetheless.
Summary: So, I've been using these pretty steady for about a month now, and I'll say, that I like them a lot. The sound quality is great, the hardware quality is great. This is a really, really good headset. This is my first "gaming" headset, so I can't really compare, but they easily outstrip my old system. The earcups are nice and big, and fit completely over my ears.