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This review is from: HyperX Cloud Stereo Gaming Headset for PC/PS4/Mac/Mobile - White
-Good Sound (when using leather pads)
-Many Connectivity Options
-Many Included Accessories
-Solid Build Quality
Cons: -Bad Sound (when using cloth pads)
-Microphone Buzzes (assumedly a malfunction)
-Control Pod Too Far Down Cable
Other Thoughts: So I ended up sending this headset back due to the buzzing microphone. It wasn't loud, but it was clearly audible when using a voice chat client. As I said, I assume this was just a malfunction, but due to having to play 15.60 USD to ship it back, I don't think i'll be chancing it and buying another pair.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: steelseries 62135 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Xai Laser Mouse
Pros: -great tactile feedback on the buttons
-very accurate laser
-loads of settings in the driver
-tons of scroll wheel notches for precision weapon swapping
-extremely comfortable shape (for any grip style)
-this grippy coating is AMAZING. Coming from a Razer fanboy, this coating is far superior
-great mouse feet, skates perfectly
-good build quality
-light weight (some think too light, but I really like it)
Cons: -The driver's macro capabilities are really terrible. As I said, I used to be a Razer man. In the Razer driver, there are TONS of options for macros. In the Xai driver, the two buttons on the left of the mouse are set as "IE Forward" and "IE Backward". These are recognizable in games and things like push to talk. The other two (right side) are set as "Tilt Left" and "Tilt Right". These cannot be set to any in game functions or push to talk. Also, in CS:S, I like a button set to rapidly click as I hold it down (for duel elites), this is impossible on the Xai, you can't set it to repeat while pressed. It does the function once and stops. This also stopped me from setting my push to talk button as something like Pause/Break and simply setting a macro mouse button to that button. You click and hold, it does the function once. Even if you only make the macro to the down motion of the key, with no release, it cuts in for a second and drops.
-Not refurbished well (see "Other Thought)
Other Thoughts: Alright, so I bought this mouse refurbished because I assumed that it had been sent back to SteelSeries, looked over, and made to work like new. This is NOT the case with my mouse. The first thing that alerted me was the packaging. It comes in a tiny cardboard box with the mouse and a URL for drivers. That's it. Now, that isn't a huge issue, but upon closer inspection, tons more arose. The right click, for example, is extremely loose, the difference between the left and right click is ridiculous. The mouse skates are very rough and scratched up, this would have been an EASY fix. I now have to spend more money for the "Glide Xai" feet. The scroll wheel sounds dreadful. I spotted another guy at a Lan Party rocking this mouse, and it sounded nice and fluid. Mine, while it feels perfect, sounds real loose.
Overall, it's not terrible. I still like it and will use it. But I really would like SteelSeries to contact me and right this wrong. This mouse was NOT looked over.
This review is from: Razer Carcharias Over Ear PC Gaming Headset
Pros: This headset sounds greaking awesome! And it is very comfortable. Previously I owned the Plantronics Gamecom 377 and this sounds SO much better. The comfort level is about the same.
Cons: Honestly, I usually love this, but it may take it too far for my setup. The cord is SO long. For most this is awesome but I find myself rolling over it in my chair and it worries me. Really not a con at all because I like the freedom to roam.
Other Thoughts: Between my Plantronics and this set, I bought the Steelseries 7H and sent it back, it just didn't physically feel worth 130 dollars. When this headset arrived, I realized just how bad the Steelseries was. This 80 dollar headset is made with better materials, sounds better, and is more comfortable! Don't waste more money than you need to, if you want good stereo sound, definately look into these cans.
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