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AURIN Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset Sports/Running & Gym/Exercise Earbuds Headphone For iPhone,iPod, Android, PC etc--Red
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: I suppose they look decent but looks can be deceiving. The ribbon cable doesn't tangle.

Cons: My first clue should have been that I had never heard of the company before, and didn't do much research beyond what I thought was necessary.

The shipping took awhile, but that was made clear before I bought them and was willing to wait. No biggie there.

However, I was utterly frustrated in not being able to even pair the bluetooth for quite some time. The instructions are unclear. I finally read a review on here which explained how to do it and figured it out. It's not hard, mind you, it just came with bad instructions (with tiny font).

Once I was able to pair them, I played one of my songs (which I can't name due to Newegg's review policy, but suffice to say it was a Metallica song). I immediately noticed something strange while it was playing the intro, which involves a pretty obvious guitar riff. It simply wasn't there. It's as if an entire frequency range cannot be played at all. I was playing the song from my Samsung Galaxy Note II, and remembered that when I transferred the music it had asked me to convert the file, and thought that was the culprit: that it had somehow culled the particular frequency range during conversion. Not so. I then played the same song on my iPad and it still didn't play it.

I don't have the patience to go through my entire library of music and compare which songs have certain parts missing; the only reason I noticed the first one is because I've listened to that particular song at least a hundred times and knew what to listen for.

Regardless of that whole issue, even if it was non-existent, the sound quality overall is pretty bad. I've had better quality with cheap earbuds that I bought in a 3-pack for $10 bucks off a certain online retailer that starts with "e" and rhymes with "ray".

Furthermore, they fell out of my ear too easily, even with being able to switch the little nub things. And I'm not sure what those little "anchor" things are supposed to attach to/wrap around, but they're also utterly useless. There's no way they stretch far enough to go around my entire ear. Maybe they hook around your earlobe? Heck if I know, or care at this point. All I know is I was barely moving, let alone running/moving/exercising, and they fell out quite easily.

At this point, I've started the RMA process but it's hard to convince myself it's even worth the trouble. The worst part is, if I kept them, I couldn't even use them as a paperweight. How's that for useless!

Other Thoughts: I tried to find something in a decent price range instead of getting more cheap garbage, while still avoiding an expensive brand name like Apple. I could have went with either of those and still had better luck than this product. Never again.

HyperX Cloud Stereo Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile - Black
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Bang for your buck 11/23/2014

This review is from: HyperX Cloud Stereo Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile - Black

Pros: I'm no audiophile so to me they sound excellent, for music and for games. Games like BF3/BF4 with awesome sound design make them worth the price. They're sturdily built, have a great design and aesthetic feel, and are very comfortable overall. The replaceable ear-cups were the difference (see other thoughts). Plenty of cables and adapters for different configurations. Bought them based on an article on PCGamer for best overall quality/price. Definitely worth it.

I'm feeding them through an EarForce Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound module (ironically from a different headset that are now long gone), and they sound excellent. Even without the module the quality is great.

Cons: For my slightly larger than average head and ears, they were a bit tight at first. I couldn't wear them for extended periods of time without adjusting them constantly.

The detachable mic is OK at best. But I bought these for the comfort and quality; the mic is basically a bonus. The slider next to mic input on the little volume control box doesn't seem to do much. I tested a sound recording with the slider in both positions and it didn't make a difference. Same with the button on the bottom. Seems kinda useless but maybe I did something wrong.

Other Thoughts: I was literally on the Newegg RMA page ready to return them, because I was torn between how awesome they sound and how much they hurt my ears after too long of wearing them (1 hour+). I remembered about the velour ear cups that you can replace the default leather ones with, but there were no instructions on how to replace them that came with the package. I was able to find a YouTube video showing how to do it, and it's actually quite simple, just takes a bit of patience. After replacing one of the velour cups and comparing that simultaneously with the leather one that was still on, I knew immediately it was a lot better. Now I'm sitting here writing this review with them on and they're super comfortable. It's not so much about the material, either; the velour ear cups are just slightly larger and fit my ears a lot better.

I previously had bought an ASUS Vulcan headset, and that is still the most comfortable headset I've ever worn, but these are a close second.

Tl;dr the replaceable ear cups are great for those of us with slightly larger heads/ears.

MSI N660 TF 2GD5/OC G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Awesome card, no issues whatsoever with installing. Surprised it only needed 1 6-pin power connector. Solid upgrade from my GTX 560 Ti

Cons: Can't record BF4 on Ultra settings at 1080p, but that might be a CPU bottleneck issue.

Other Thoughts: Can run BF4 on ULTRA and get 60 FPS with a good CPU. Truthfully I needed an upgrade to support a triple monitor setup, the good framerates in-game are a bonus for me. Have yet to see it get above 48 C while playing BF4, and that's without the fan even getting to full speed. My old GTX 560 Ti would struggle to play BF4 on low settings and get into the 60's C.

I buy EVGA or MSI and have yet to be disappointed.


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Date Joined: 12/01/08

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