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Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro - White
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty dang good gaming headset 09/03/2014

This review is from: Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro - White

Pros: Great sound quality.
Can get really loud without cracking audio
The mixamp does more than i personally need it do, but it lets me do just about anything from inputting sound from other devices to outputting the audio i hear into another device.
Very comfortable headset on my ears, covers them completely.
I can still hear outside noise that I need to hear, but it drowns out background noises too.
When you add the mixamp to your astro a40's you get this amazing surround sound setup for gaming, I can hear people in ANY direction when I play CS:GO or any other competitive game. Even while playing standard casual games, it makes the experience feel more real.

Cons: The headset does not fit tightly on my head, so if i look up or down, it tends to slide on my head. It is still snug on my head and isnt going anywhere while i game or swiftly turn my head.
The mixamp I purchased had an uneven sound to it when moving the audio dial. Something to look for between 25%-75% audio level.

Other Thoughts: I have owned this headset going on 1 year in a few days here and this thing has been through a lot in my time of gaming honestly. It has done superb for me personally!

I used to own a pair of turtle beach's to try them out and they just did not perform well, I returned them a week later, the sound quality was not that great and i had a lot of trouble trying to get it to work right. The astro a40 has a few plugs you have to figure out, but its a plug and go setup and easy to use after you figure it out.

Mionix Propus 380 Gaming Mouse Pad
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Wish it worked for me 11/05/2013

This review is from: Mionix Propus 380 Gaming Mouse Pad

Pros: Smooth surfacing, easy glide for pro gamers, lots of space

Cons: This works badly with my R.A.T. 5 and my Razer Mamba Elite. Both very impressive mice on any other surface but this one for some reason. The RAT 5 doesnt register on this pad and the Razer Mamba Elite when sitting on the pad for 10 seconds without moving it thinks its not on a surface and then kinda skips a bunch slightly when moving it for about 1 second. I have messed with my mouse settings, but the mouse sensitivity doesnt want to budge from automatic. My buddy uses this mouse pad with his Razer Deathadder and it is by far the best mouse to use on this pad for me. Too bad I do not own a death adder :(

Other Thoughts: This mouse pad tends to collect a bit of gunk from my hands like a mouse would over time.. it interrupts with my Razer Mamba Elite just like the actual surface of the pad. not a fan of the mouse. wish I could have returned it.

I do like the pad though.

2 New Acoustic Audio RS8CB Outdoor Rock Speakers - Brown
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Not a steal. 03/18/2013

This review is from: 2 New Acoustic Audio RS8CB Outdoor Rock Speakers - Brown

Pros: Looks like a rock

Cons: Works like a rock.

Other Thoughts: Sounds like a rock.

oh and they are really only worth $77 retail.


Michael O.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael O.

Date Joined: 06/17/09

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 10/30/12
  • Last Review: 09/03/14
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