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Pros: Ridiculously fast RAM without being bulky or overly complicated (unnecessary fins, LEDs or odd gimmicks). It's straight forward and fast, and doesn't try to play up the "gamer" card EXCEPT where it counds: performance. Memory was benchmarking with reads at 21,365 MB/s, writes 22,448 MB/s over MaxxMEM (1.99). No issues, just pure speed!
I've seriously not been this happy with a single product in a long time. My system's been running it solid 24/7 since I installed it, folding@home and gaming... flawless stability.
Cons: NONE! Seriously, none.
Other Thoughts: These DIMMS made me realize just how SLOW my old RAM was (15,076MB/s reads, about 33% slower). RAM was testing on an X79 platform. Worked beautifully.
Also a plus: packaging was easy to open and waste was somewhat minimal. No risk of cutting fingers on evil blister packs.
This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Dual 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
Pros: The Corsair 1400s are perfect in almost every way - from construction to sound. The headset is solidly built with strong plastic that feels durable in the hands using quality material. I really don't worry about dropping these and having them shatter.
The cups isolate sound fairly well, helping deliver uninterrupted audio fairly decently. As for sound, it's fairly clean and delivers a crisp sound that works well over gaming, movies and music that rivals some more expensive alternatives I've tried. After several hours of wear they still felt comfortable, so the memory foam definitely works, and works well at that.
I tested with 1400s with several movies (Pacific Rim!) with great success, gaming (PC and Xbox) and general music. All-in-all, sound quality is excellent, rich and with fairly deep bass. Out of box, the audio is fairly good, but tweak the EQ and these cans really start to shine. Definitely recommend a good sound card or headphone amp to go with them.
Microphone quality was crisp, clear with no interruption. The recording quality is easily the best I've ever experienced on a headset, hands down.
Cons: By default, the bass seems a bit strong on the headset. No doubt the sound is tweaked to gamers looking for rich explosions, gunshots and other audio, but it can feel a little heavy the first time you put them on.
Seems to have a slight issue with highs, but for the cost, it's not an issue. You can compensate with some EQ tweaks that mostly make up for it.
Other Thoughts: The cups swivel left to right easily enough, but not up or down. Because of this, the cups always feel like they're pressing into my head. If they had a bit of a vertical swivel they'd be perfect.
Jacks should be color-coded in future releases to separate audio/mic.
I think wireless is definitely the way to go with this pair of cans. It was the only thing I found myself wanting -- to be free of wires. Overall, I'm impressed.
Pros: Speeds were solid and reliable across the board upon testing, though the 2.4Ghz was slow and sporadic in an apartment setting (too much interferance). 5Ghz was quick, with minimal latency between multiple desktops, laptops and half a dozen consoles (I have several roommates).
Benchmarks kept around a consistent 115-120Mbps internally (depsite having about 20+ competing routers and devices in the area). Pings to several of my usual TF2 servers fell around 5-10MS after switching to the router, which I contribute to the traffic shaping. It didn't make a huge difference overall, but it was noticable.
Antennae are built into the device, making it easier to camoflauge in an open area. Coverage was solid across my apartment, even 2 rooms away.
I like the router overall.
Cons: The construction and build quality is extremely disappointing. It feels and looks cheap, and the unit is far too light and weightless (making easy to tip over). It feels hollow and cheap. And while feel doesn't solely represent quality, my first thought lifting it out of the packaging was "This is hugely disappointing. Why does this thing cost so much?"
5Ghz cut out once, and was fixed with a simple reboot. I don't really know as to why, however.
Other Thoughts: Packaging is very minimal with little waste. Nice bonus.
In future revisions, I'd like to see D-Link add a bit of weight to the base as the router did not survive the cat challenge. Our kitten was able to knock the router over just by brushing against the unit (it's exceedingly light).
The design is fairly subtle, though the design itself is very much take it over leave it (it looks like a combination of a battery and a small waste basket).
I did not have the ability to test AC connectivity.