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32 of 34 people found this helpful
on March 1, 2012
Let's settle this now: This is NOT a pair of audiophile headphones, it is a GAMING headset.
That said, lets get into the nitty-gritty.
I am upgrading from a Razer Megalodon 7.1 digital headset. Not a bad headset at all, but it was starting to die out on me and i needed something new.
This headset is a TRUE 5.1 audio system, and you can tell. the positional audio is amazing. I have never heard positional audio this good from a headset.
The ear-cups are over-ear and closed back, meaning no audio will spill over to the mic, and you wont have to worry about listening to anything in the real world. The apocalypse could be happening right now and I wouldn't hear a thing.
The microphone is as crystal clear as the Fortress of Solitude, and it's loud enough to be heard. Also, it features Noise Cancelling like the headset, so don't worry about your wife/girlfriend calling you to take out the trash or do the dishes in the middle of a BF3 match and being made fun of by your buddies.
The ear cups are rather large and heavy for a headset, but this is countered by a soft leatherette ear cushioning and a padded headband. I won't lie, the headband could be better, but it's not uncomfortable by any stretch.
The audio quality is astonishingly good. You have to tinker with your sound card to get it to work perfectly, but even out of the box it works very well.
The in line controls are GREAT, allowing you to control front, mids, rears, and the subs.
This is a LOUD headset. My old Megalodon couldn't put out near as much volume and retain the same quality of audio.
The bass could be louder out of the box, but after tinkering I got it to where I wanted it for explosions, gunfire, etc.
make sure you have a soundcard or a motherboard with 5.1/7.1 to use this to its full potential.
This headset is the BEST headset I have owned in quite a long while.