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G.SKILL RIPJAWS SR910 Real 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Superb sound and quality. An All Around Headset. 09/29/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SR910 Real 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Pros: -2 year warranty
-3m/9.85ft long cord
-Hands free adjustable head strap
-10 actual discrete drivers
-Low power consumption (1.5W)
-Win 10 support
-Software/drivers downloadable from G.Skill (no disc needed)
-Gold plated USB connector
-In Line Desktop Remote fully adjustable
-.40, .30, .30, .27, .23 mm -drivers
-56.3MB File size for drivers and software.
-Works with either USB 3.0 or 2.0

Upon installation with the TWO page only manual, I fallowed instructions but for some reason I had to restart my PC (Win 8.1) and after, the software took care of the installation process.

The software is amazing, just what I like, tons of features you can adjust or some are preset. Equalizer is such a great feature, and headset can be set from Stereo which is the deault to 7.1. I personally hardly used the "Stereo" mode, I found that for most if not all occasions the full 7.1 was working better.
During gaming it was unbelievable, the sound was crisp, although it would've been great to have a much greater sound volume. But that's just me.

One thing I can say is that the in-line remote it's also the sound card, not as powerful and loud as a discrete sound card but just as powerful as the on-board sound of any motherboard, but what makes this headsets stay above the rest is the software included, I like being able to set sounds and also EQ settings.

Fitting, they fit perfectly, never had a problem with the drivers or software, the built quality of this unit is superb, it rivals much higher priced headsets. Flat cable and heavy gauge in-line cables.

The headsets stayed on while computer was turned off, I tried to work on that but didn't see an option to turn it off, the two page manual did not say anything about that, nevertheless it may be just a feature that we don't know about it.

I used it also for SKYPE, it was way, way more clear than my stereo headsets an the microphone worked amazing, the recipient was able to hear me clearly and better than before.
On-line chat during gaming was also great my buddy was able to hear me loud and clear, did also some VoIP and from the U.S., coast to coast it was good, this headset is near perfect.

Cons: Not really cons but something for those who have never had to work with sound software with so many settings.

-The software program can/could be intimidating
-Settings not always saved
-Settings lack on/off of LED lights on the headsets during PC down.
-In line desktop remote can become hot

Other Thoughts: There are so many pros and maybe a couple of cons in my opinion but can easily be of no importance as time have shown that electronic parts tend to become hot in temperature. And yes, I'm speaking of that in-line remote

While the head set was connected, I couldn't make any of desktop speakers to sound, I thought they were broken but the settings go out the window as soon as the SR910 head set get connected.

If you have an onboard sound in your mobo, buying this would be a much better investment for the future, being that you'd get two different components, a great set it and a sound card (embedded in the remote) with tons and tons of settings you can change to your likes/needs.

Remember, there are tons of setting in the software program and the best way to learn to get to the proper sound is to change them in the settings and write down each step you took to change such settings, just in case you forget and make a mistake you can always take not on what you did before.

VANTEC NST-216S3-BK Aluminum 2.5
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Absolutely NOTHING!!!

Cons: Avoid at all cost. It's inexpensive, for $7.99 not bad, but it does not work so it turns into you just buying $7.99 worth of garbage.

The drive did not work with any of my mechanical or SSD drives, in 3 different computers using USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports.

And the 3 minutes it worked, using DiskMark it recorded my SSD with 33MB/s read and 35MB/s write, what a joke. Anyhow, after that it started to make that sound as if you plug and unplug at the same time and in Windows it appeared then it would disappeared, back and forth, and in all 3 machines.

Upon breaking the pins purposely because of the fact I just bought garbage, I noticed the controller, no wonder why, it's an ASMEDIA controller, which my Asus Z97 Pro has and I was getting horrible speeds with it till I updated the drivers, which are not on the Asus site....But anyhow, this enclosure is garbage, it does not work and avoid ASMEDIA controllers at all cost, they're cheap, not inexpensive, but cheap.

Other Thoughts: I bought a SABRENT enclosure, model EC-UK30, this has been the most inexpensive and best enclosure $9.99 can buy, the speeds I get in that enclosure rival the Samsung T1 external SSD.
I put the Hyper X Savage on the SABRENT enclosure and I was getting 412MB/s Read and 393MB/s Write, and it works great with just any other mechanical drive as well.

Avoid Inland enclosures as well, I bought two, two different models as well and both are half slower than the SABRENT enclosure.

I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones but luck was not on my side this time. And this is the 2nd product I buy that I have given a bad review, because it deserves it.

HyperX Savage 2.5
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Being this my 3rd review:

Hyeper X Savage used in a USB 3.0 enclosure has been quite the challenge to find a good USB 3.0 enclosure since that enclosures change from manufacture to manufacture according to their specs.

An excellent enclosure would be the one supporting SATA III drives (or SATA II as it is with SABRENT I used) and a fast data transfer speed of 5Gbps, this will ensure maximum speed between the SSD and computer.

I used SABRENT (Item 9SIA10V2GV4970) USB 3.0 enclosure and speeds as fallow:

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 411.153 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 392.767 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 68.611 MB/s [ 16750.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 58.636 MB/s [ 14315.4 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 284.413 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 399.109 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 20.107 MB/s [ 4908.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 40.223 MB/s [ 9820.1 IOPS]

Huge difference from using an Inland case which it says it supports USB 3.0 speeds but are almost half the speeds of this new score I got.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: The fallowing enclosures ensure a 5Gbps transfer rate speed for a maximum data rate speed:

Sabrent USB 3.0 to 2.5" SSD/SATA External Hard Drive Enclosure EC-UK30 Item# 9SIA10V2GV4970 $14.99 which is what I have.

VANTEC NST-216S3-BK Aluminum 2.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 2.5" SATA 6 Gb/s to USB 3.0 HDD Enclosure - Black Item#: N82E16817392083 $9.99

Transcend TS0GSJ25S3 2.5" SATA USB 3.0 External Enclosure Item#: N82E16817349008 $19.99


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