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SHARKOON X-Tatic Pro Real 5.1 Gaming Headset for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Not bad... Read other thoughts before you buy though. 03/23/2013

This review is from: SHARKOON X-Tatic Pro Real 5.1 Gaming Headset for Xbox 360, PS3 & PC

Pros: Newegg had the best price.
They are comfortable and feel light on the head.
Look cool.

Cons: Not wireless but that would be hard to do and keep light with a battery and 8 speakers needing power lol.

No analog input surround options :( see "Other thoughts" for why this is a con...

I only play BF3 and the sound is great except for it seems like sometimes the sound (mainly the explosions) is almost like a hall/echo type unless I just am noticing the Dolby Digital compression. I set the enhanced stereo off as you should for surround and set to headphones and also tried home cinema but same. No idea if is sound card or headphones or the game or if I am just more picky vs. others. Don't do anything else with SS to care and only got these for the game. Guess will found out with BF4 comes out lol

I wish these offered DTS which supports higher quality due to increase bit rate over optical.

Wish the side green logo lights could be turned off. The cable has a power LED don't need more lights lol but not really a con, just don't care for them, maybe just make them glow in dark or leave them bright green with no light..

Non-refundable with Newegg so couldn't return (see other thoughts for why I would have returned, optical issue and no analog)

Other Thoughts: So got these for my computer and learned the hard way that 90% of the computers that come with optical out don't support 5.1 through them. To use Optical out with 5.1 on games you must have Dolby Digital Live. This is only supported on sound cards that have the proper hardware and licensing. I had to buy an USB sound card (this is a laptop) to get working which was another 50 bucks and also waste my last USB port and now have a no gadget on my desk :(

Movies that are Dolby Digital will be fine as they are already encoded so it's passive and will work but everything else needs something to encode it as games don't use Dolby Digital but use a raw format, thus needing an card that can encode :(

I would have returned and got a set that did USB or analog but I had an optical out and figured this was better but turns out not to really be the case. Analog surround sound outputs on a computer will offer highest quality as Dolby Digital uses audio compression which will reduce quality a little. If these offered both optical and analog SS input would have been perfect, could just plug in the few extra cables.

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Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996625
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Memory is great, I already owned one kit and wanted to max out with another 4gb for a total of 8gb. (My original kit runs great, dont know about this one because newegg's poor shipping. See below)

Cons: Newegg's POOR packing (product with paper ball ontop) caused me to get a useless package. The package came and only had one of the two memory sticks. Who knows if it shipped without the 2nd stick or poor packing caused it to some how sqeeze out the box mid-transit.

Other Thoughts: I ordered a replacement and have to RMA this set back. I sure hope replacement comes as should and that I dont have to fight for a refund for someone elses mistake. They should staple these darn packs shut and wouldn't have this issue, that and pack things better...

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CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs 09/12/2007

This review is from: CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans

Pros: Spins fast to keep Ram cool, great idea.

Cons: Defective fans... Like others have reviewed they buzz. They use cheap fans on this thing and the way its made you cant replace them yourself.

It also does not hold on very well and moves. Grant it you should not move your pc but heat and cold air alone cause flucation in metals and plastic so if this ever fell while on....

Other Thoughts: My MB can control the speed from 10%-100% and at all speeds the middle fan rattles/buzzes. Sounds like bad ball bearing. Found was middle fan by keeping it from turning for a few seconds and noise was gone, than let it spin and came back.

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Bryan U.'s Profile

Display Name: Bryan U.

Date Joined: 11/07/02

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 03/18/07
  • Last Review: 03/23/13
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