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Pros: Feels like a solid build.
Can be configured to work good. (See cons/other thoughts)
Ear cups can be comfy, feel soft, fit ok.
Cons: The usb card is worthless. No bass, I mean none. Crackles, sounds like something is loose or shorting, right out of the box, not to mention the whole "7.1" thing actually makes everything sound even worse (didnt think that was possible until I tried it and yes, its possible). I dunno if I got some big ole dumbo ears or something but these things hurt my ears after a few hours.
Other Thoughts: I cannot speak to the quality of the mic, so there's that. I'm sure I'll use it a bit soon here but for now I could care less.
The usb card has been sitting under my desk ever since all of 10 minutes of use after unpacking. Worst sound ever with that thing. I took out one of my home theater receivers, got an adapter and an extension and am jamming through that. Sounds awesome. No crackling, tons of bass, everything I wanted.
This was the very first item I purchased through Newegg that I seriously considered returning because it was just that bad. The only thing that saved it was my receiver. Now Im stuck wondering how to use the mic as I dont have much experience with that.
Before someone starts blaming my onboard audio, I have my HT receiver plugged into that same onboard audio. USB sounds just awful, the optical out to the receiver to the headset is just beautiful. Leads me to believe the issues are not with the headset itself, but that worthless USB card in between.
Also, I'm not into bad reviews, takes a bad product for me to write a bad review. This is the very first review I have written that is two stars Newegg has been that good. I've been ordering through Newegg since about 2009.
This review is from: NVIDIA Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GTX Game Bundle
Pros: Free with 980 purchase.
Game looks pretty sweet.
Files download pretty fast through the web as opposed to say Ubisoft where you start the download, go to bed, wake up the next morning and it might be done.
Cons: Installation process. Tons of errors, re-download this, switch that, point it here, point it there, files are missing, check-sum error.
Other Thoughts: I have not played this game yet, but was frustrated enough with the process to redeem the game code and get it installed in my machine that I thought I would review right away.
Now, part of this is due to me coming from steam and my computer setup. My C drive is a boot only drive. So I have a separate E drive I use for games.
So this gog.com you have to redeem this code looks ok, but the interface is a bit different and took me a bit navigate around to find the files. The gog galaxy program that is suppose to automate the process kept failing because I think it was looking at only my C drive which is almost full (120 gb ssd). Meanwhile, my E drive (500 gb ssd) where I have all my other games is just sitting there with more than 300 GB available doing nothing. I was unable to find a way to point gog galaxy to my E drive where I wanted the files installed.
However, the web interface is easily changed to point to whatever drive you want the setup files downloaded to. But, I think it put them to my default downloaded file folder on my 3rd drive (B drive, 2tb hdd) because thats what I have Chrome configured for.
I get the files from the B drive to the E drive where I want them and start the install. It runs for about 10 minutes and fails. Gives a vague reason. Run it again, fails. I finally figured out you can "check file integrity" so I run that (check box before install). Gives some vague checksum error which it does tell you basically one or more of your files are messed up/missing data. It explains it as if your internet disconnects even for a nanosecond data is lost and the file gets corrupted.
Ok, I get that, makes sense. Packet loss is pretty common, but a game file is really that sensitive? I dunno. Maybe their website doesn't have FEC? Maybe my ISP doesn't? To its credit, it did list the file name so I went back and re-downloaded it. But then it kept trying to install that same corrupted file. So I deleted it. Then it didn't like the new file, but it did ask me to open a file for it. But when I opened it, it said it was wrong. So I took out the (1) at the end since windows named it as a duplicate and everything went through.
Sorry for the long review, just thought you should know. Maybe this will help someone else. Long story short, partly my fault for me a bit dumb and new, partly their fault for have this convoluted process.
Wish we could just get the codes on steam....*sigh*