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Pros: Amazing performance so far. Very hard to tell the difference between this and a higher rated 120hz monitor. 1ms response time makes things insanely smooth.
Great price to performance ratio. Felt like an absolute steal with its sale price of $189.99 + the 10% off coupon it had. At its sale price I'd say its easily one of the best in the range.
Black eQualizer is perfect for darker games like Battlefield 4 on Operation Metro, or Bioshock Infinite. Details you may have missed before stand out really well.
Cons: A tad bit wobbly but by no means bad. It'll only wobble as much as my desk will and not much more. The menu will confuse you and make you think the monitor will constantly revert to its default settings which aren't the best. It has a setting thats called AMA which to me, only provoked ghosting and white "trails" on moving objects. Turning it off fixed the problem.
Its factory settings are dull and by no means will it match a IPS monitor for color. However upon tinkering with them and learning how the menu works (I skipped the instruction manual) I had my settings just how I liked them and was satisfied with the results.
In short, factory settings and build are pretty good. May not be picture perfect but not worth knocking off an egg.
Other Thoughts: Overall I'm impressed. This is my first BenQ monitor and I was curious to see what made them so sought after. For my first purchase I'm surely impressed and consider it a solid upgrade over my faithful but aged Samsung 24 inch which reached the end of its lifespan. I try to purchase based on things that will last, and for starters, this monitor seems like it'll server me just as well if not better.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Ran great out of the box. Very quiet and came with an AMD FX-4130 @ 3.8ghz instead of the 4100 and a 4gb Geforce GT 640 (yay).
Was able to stream somewhat well, played all games at moderate to high frames. Even the likes of Battlefield 4 were inot too demanding for this computer.
Cons: After about a year of owning the computer, even with good maintenance and a mild overclock on the video card the HDD is starting to fail and make whirring noises, the CPU, at the shipped 3.8 ghz that used to be just fine is starting to overheat and reach upwards of 80c causing a system shutdown and I may end up having to replace this bad boy.
My only wish is that it lasted a little longer.
Other Thoughts: Was worth the $599 I paid and for the year it worked it wasn't such a bad computer at all.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RHTS-8206 - USB Connector 5.1-Channel Vibrating Gaming Headset
Pros: Comparing this to the Rosewill RHM-6308 headset since I own both of these and wanted to try the 8206 as an upgrade.
Compared to the 6308, these headsets boast deeper cleaner bass. They also have proven to be more comfortable and easier on the ears when worn for extended periods of time.
Despite being lighter and bigger these do not feel flimsy and I'm comfortable taking them off without fear of potential snaps or breaks.
These headphones also have a much better fit than the 6308 for people with ovan shaped heads as the 6308 tends to tilt the eatcups downward causing pressure and discomfort to ones upper ear.
The vibration function is nothing short of amazing and really steps things up giving you even better immersion into any game with action, explosions or just plain awesome deep sounds.
These headphones with their snug fit lastly do shut out a lot of outside noise compared to the 6308
The surround sound beats up so hard on the 6308 and other $60 range headsets. I can easily tell positions of audio queues (such as footsteps in Battlefield 4) however this does require a tiny bit of tinkering with the drivers. Not too hard since they are graphic based.
Cons: I'd have to say the cons on this headset aren't much to really knock off more than one egg but may influence a buyers choice when comparing this headset to another similar priced one.
While the bass is great and lows play out beautifully the mids and highs aren't what I'd expect out a $60 headset (even if I got it for $50 which I did). Mids and Highs feel a little muffled even more so compared to the 6308 which delivers crisper sound. This is the main reason I knocked off one egg.
The vibration function while great for gaming and movies won't be as enjoyable when played with most music and tends to overpower everything else when music is involved. It also causes the mic to pick up a static like sound so this isn't a function you would want on if you were in voicechat with anyone. However its easily turned off via a switch on the soundcard. I also found despite having two intensity choices that just 1 was enough for just about everything and 2 was just a overkill amount of vibration.
The soundcard lacks any clips and is at an awkward length which causes many drops and yanks on the headset cord. It also tends to get pretty hot with the 3 bright LED's on top of it. You may or may not find yourself constantly re positioning this bad boy.
Other Thoughts: Overall I'd say its a great headset. It felt more fair paying $50 for this and I would probably choose another brand for $60 or the RHM-6308 for much clearer crisper sound at a cheaper price and with the drawback of comfort and lack of vibration.features. Right now I feel the vibration is one of the strong points of this headset.
Compared to the 6308 this has a much nicer volume ratio and isn't overpoweringly loud. Despite its flaws although not big ones I can see myself enjoying this headset for a while. Time will tell on its lifespan and durability.
In closing, I'm pretty satisfied with this product and would definitely consider buying another when the time comes, preferably on sale though.
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