- 50mm audio drivers
- Volume controls
- Noise-canceling microphone
Snapped after 6 months 06/19/2012
This review is from: Creative Circumaural Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Headset
Overall quality of sound is good.
It works quite well for gaming, music, and VOIP. The Dialog Plus feature in the sound control panel is especially nice, as it makes it easier to hear people via VOIP with otherwise poor microphones.
The equalizer doesn't do much for it, and is usually unnecessary.
The range on this headset is amazing. Being on the second floor, I can go outside of my house - on the opposite side of the house where my computer is located - and, even several yards to the mailbox, still get near-flawless reception. It may disconnect for a split second, but it reconnects shortly after without issue. Fantastic!
The power button is annoying. Have to hold it down for an abnormally long time, and sometimes, when turning it off while it is charging, the icon turns red as in it is off, but I can still hear audio - it's still on.
The microphone mute button is nice to have but in an annoying spot. Sometimes I randomly hit it when putting the headset on or taking it off. The only notification that it's even muted is the actual light on the button, which you can't see unless you take the headset off. Not good.
The headset isn't as comfortable as some other gaming headsets on the market. One day, after wearing it for an extended period of time, I actually took it off to notice a sore right above my ear. It was from the cushion pushing on my glasses. My head isn't big and I've never had this issue with any other headset before. Not cool.
The stand is meh. It can fall over easily. The "weight" at the bottom is the actual wireless receiver, which doesn't ever stay in its space. It's not held in.
The reason for my 1 star review...
This thing broke after 6 months.
I was taking it off of my head like I always do numerous times a day, and the thing just snaps. The plastic behind the screws that holds the metal extendable part of the headband into the left ear broke cleanly. I was appalled.
Mind you the speaker and the microphone were still working flawlessly, but the left ear driver - microphone and all - are dangling from the headband, connected only by a wire.
Creative was extremely unhelpful and rude. Newegg wasn't able to convince Creative to help either, although they tried.
This was a huge waste of $200. You can get more for your money, and better customer support, from numerous other options that are available for cheaper prices.
I'll personally be looking into the Corsair Vengeance 2000. I had the Corsair HS1 before this, which was $100 at the time, and it's sound quality was nearly as good as this. Corsair also has fantastic customer support.
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