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This review is from: SENNHEISER PC 310 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Headset
Pros: Wonderful sound. Comfy. Does not make my ears hurt even with long wear.
Cons: The mic boom is worthless. It is simply not long enough to get the mic to the proper position in front of my mouth. If I take the left earphone off of my ear, I can get the mic positioned and it works fine.
In the process of experimenting with some sort of work around, the mic boom BROKE at the end.
I bought this thing SPECIFICALLY to be able to talk in video games. It is has been a complete fail in this regard, and while they will be nice as a stand in until I get another pair, the simple fact is I might just as well have set $50 on fire.
Other Thoughts: I just can't imagine why the mic boom is this short. My head is by no means large. I would say I have very nearly the perfectly average sized head for hats, etc. I have had jobs aplenty where I had a mic boom that worked perfectly fine. It is a real blight on a product that would otherwise have gotten a 4 or 5 from me.
Lesson? I really hate being sold on something that nearly but doesn't quite do what it is supposed to.
This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Titanium Grey Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: Much space. Cable routing built right in. Nice looking. Insulated against noise. Wildly expandable and up-gradable.
Cons: I might have preferred the adjustable internal disk rack to turn so that the power and SATA sockets faced the back instead of the front, but I do not yet have them all filled up and perhaps that would pose a problem if it were so.
Other Thoughts: I just built my first computer since 1996. This case made the chore about as little of a chore as it is possible for such a chore to be. Plus it runs so quietly, and looks so clean and elegant. I really just love this case. I anticipate it being my case for years.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I like a lot of the built in features, and I am something of a sucker for the logos and bells and whistles that go with "gaming" hardware.
Cons: According to the documentation, drivers for the ethernet are available from the website "if supplied by vendor". What website? What vendor? Why are all the available drivers not on the included disk with a link to updated drivers for all OS's commonly used on desktops?
Other Thoughts: As a Linux hobbiest trying to put together a little graphics workstation, I tire of being treated like a third class citizen by hardware manufacturers.
How hard would it be to supply drivers on the disk sent with the hardware in case I am using Mac or Linux?
Ethernet works fine under SteamOS, so I have to assume there is a driver out there for Debian Linux, but apparently MSI only gives such information conveniently to large corporations, and those of us who just assume something as ubiquitous as an ethernet driver will be included with the hardware are out of luck.
Very poor service IMHO.