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Pros: Got exactly what I wanted out of this chair: Durability, ergonomics, soft leather-like PVC material, large casters that glide easily over carpet, fully adjustable recline, and nice looks.
Most importantly, my back feels great.
Cons: The armrests are multi-positional, but I would call them comfortable, would be nice if dxracer sold a padded version, or perhaps an add-on item.
In general foam is nice and firm, but folks looking for a plush "pillow top" experience may be less satisfied with the level of cushion. Big guys and gals with lots of mass probably will prefer it though.
The spring tension doesn't go into super-loose mode like most chairs, which isn't handy for folks who use ottomans or other feet-propping devices, but this can be augmented by careful positioning of the recline.
Other Thoughts: 6'6" 170lbs -- don't buy into the M series being a big man's chair only, I think it works just fine for shorter folk like myself. Make sure you measure your seat length though, since this seat is long ("sit" against a wall with your knees making a 90° angle measure from the back of the wall to the inside of your knee). Mine is 20.5, so with the lumber support this chair works perfectly, without it I wouldn't quite fit the 21.5" seat depth.
If anything goes wrong with the chair in the next few months I will update review, but for now I am quite satisfied.
Pros: -Very appealing design.
-Sturdy aluminum construction.
Cons: -HORRIBLE sound quality, much worse than even my $20 logitech around-the-neck headset.
-Very, very uncomfortable ear cup design.
-Not breathable at all, sweat factories.
-Not a USB headset, USB powers only the LEDs and Microphone.
-Microphone is flexible, but does not stay where flexed.
-Head cushion has a very shallow angle, and nougies you in the balder part of the head.
Other Thoughts: While the design is appealing, it is most certainly not ergonomic. Coupled that with shamefully bad audio quality, and you've got a pariah of a headset. Too bad, I was hoping for a bit more from CM.
After a few hours, I decided to return the device to the Fry$ Electronics where I purchased. I got the Corsair Vengence 1500 and I'm so glad I did, that headset blows this one out of the water, at about the same price-point too.
Pros: My results on spec speeds were somewhat better than I had anticipated:
(vs Sapphire HD 6750 Flex Edition):
Dirt 3 Benchmark from 75 to 111 avg FPS -- max all
Rome 2 Benchmark from 50 to 79.9 avg FPS -- Very High & shadows med
wish I had more games w/built-in benchmarks to compare, but these numbers are encouraging.
-Quiet fans, almost unnoticeable till 30%, perfectly reasonable at 50%
-Perhaps the best seller-provided GPU tuning/monitoring program in GPUTweak.
-Good looks. There's one big fat pipe on outside makes for a nice display.
-Temps at idle are a-ok.
Cons: -Because the shroud is inexplicably longer than it needs to be by about a quarter inch it didn't fit in my case (cooler master scout I), had to upgrade to the CM Trooper, which I'm also very happy with.
-Spartan accessories, just a xfire cable and drivers, manual. No free games yet.
-Temperatures under load are normal, but they're not super encouraging for OCing -- I may keep it at spec for a while. Surely though, it can be done, I just prefer lower temps than most for my equipment.
Other Thoughts: MoBo: ASUS P8Z68-v LE
Proc: Intel I7 870
CM Trooper case with a "no frills" approach ventilation and cooling.
Package was a day late. Shipped through OnTrac shipping, out for delivery at 7:30 am in my area, but didn't arrive until 11 the next day. If at all possible avoid using OnTrac, I've yet to be satisfied with their service.
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