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This review is from: Razer Tiamat 2.2 Analog Gaming Headset
Pros: Wanted to wait a while after purchasing before I wrote this.
First, to the guy in the reviews somewhat below that said this headset doesn't pack any punch...get educated. This is an ANALOG headset...not USB...therefore if you want to experience the bass...you need to be connected to a QUALITY soundcard (not onboard) that can AMPLIFY and PUSH these headphones.
Seriously. This thing has FOUR x 40 mm drivers inside and you think that your onboard sound is gonna push these things in games? No.
Do not expect the results other people have been getting if you buy this headset without a dedicated soundcard. Some may get lucky with onboard audio depending on the build of your motherboard. If you want hard thumping bass you can tweak the equalizers so that this headset cleanly reproduces explosions or bass heavy music.
Also, this headset is seriously the most comfortable headset I've ever worn. Coming from corsair vengeance and plantronics gaming headsets, these things can stay on your head for hours with minor adjustments. For the amount of hardware inside, these things are extremely light.
Also, matte black finish is a WIN...no glossy headset with scratches and fingerprints...this is everything you want in an analog headset.
Crystal clear mic for use in ventrilo, it really is awesome.
Cons: To get the bass just right it does require tweaking with soundcard equalizer or presets. If you don't touch them, your music and games will either have too much bass or none at all. Get comfortable with the software on your PC because you will need to mess with it to get these things to sound right.
Other Thoughts: Worth the 99 bucks I paid for them. Wouldn't have chosen any other brand in this price range. I did alot of research before purchasing these...and this had everything I wanted and more than the other manufacturers were offering.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Wanted to wait a while after buying this card to give a good review.
Bought this card as a shell shocker for $115, and I will say this was a steal. Super easy installation. Remove case panel, slap onto motherboard, boot PC, install drivers, enjoy.
I have no idea what these people are talking about as far as driver issues go. I downloaded straight from website and this thing was working in no time. I tested the card out on my simple 2.1 speaker setup and it was PUSHING those speakers like i've never seen before. The audio was crystal clear at all volumes...and then I realized I wasn't giving my card a fair shot by pairing them with 30 dollar speakers.
I am by no means an audiophile, but this card continues to stun me in games, movies and music. Worth every penny.
Cons: If you don't have quality headphones or speakers, this card will remind you of that. If you're going to get this card, I HIGHLY recommend having THX quality speakers or a headset that is upwards of the 100 dollar range to experience what this card can do.
I enjoy this card very much because I use it mainly for movies and games in analog / 2.0 + 2.1 setups...for those that want to use this as a preface to 5.1 or 7.1 setups or connect it to an audio reciever I can't give an opinion on that. For what I use this with...it does an outstanding job.
This review is from: Logitech Z623 200 W 2.1 Speaker System, THX-Certified
Pros: I am blown away by these speakers. I was using Logitech's LS21 for the longest time (only 7 watts) because I'm a really frugal person by nature and didn't think I needed anything more.
However, I was really dissapointed by the bass output of the last system so I went out on a limb and bought this because of the reviews and WOW was I impressed. These speakers pack some serious punch...my music really comes alive and there is a clear seperation from the highs and the bass.
Say goodbye to muddy distorted bass, and buy this system! This is the best bang for your buck in this price range and combined with a sound card you'll be left scratching your head wondering why you didn't purchase this sooner.
This also has a matte black finish so say goodbye to dust and fingerprints sticking to it.
Cons: The subwoofer is huge...hopefully you have adequate space for it.
Ummm also this speaker setup is not neighbor friendly. The sound footprint easily goes through walls and halfway across my house even at low settings...I often find myself turning the sound down so low that noise only comes out the right speaker and turning down the bass so my family can sleep at night...this thing has some serious power....make sure this is what you really want before buying.
Other Thoughts: So far I'm in love with this setup, music is crystal clear and I couldn't ask for anything better in my room. This thing will easily bring your music and movies to life, and can easily host a house party. If you live in a small room or are surrounded by neighbors with paper thin walls, this may be more than you need.READ FULL REVIEW