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Logitech G330 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Best all-around behind-the-head headset 10/16/2012

This review is from: Logitech G330 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

Pros: -Fit
-Mic quality
-3.5mm and USB capability

Cons: -Sound quality
-Questionable durability

Other Thoughts: I bought these to replace a pair of Corsair Vengeance 1100s which were way too uncomfortable for extended use.

The G330s are very light, and have a fantastic fit. The back of the headset is adjustable so you can tweak it to your needs (take a hint Corsair). The weight of the speakers on your ears (even the side with mic) isn't much of a factor, and I've been able to wear these for 2 hours or so without any issues with comfort.

The mic's sound quality is more than adequate, but the same can't be said for the headset themselves. The sound from this set is pretty weak, but by no means unusable. As uncomfortable as the Corsair 1100s were the sound quality was a good deal better than the G330s, and that's not saying much since I thought the 1100s weren't all that great.

The only other note would be that these feel like they could break fairly easily due to the reduced weight. I've had a pair of Logitechs break in the past (speaker snapped from the neck band as I picked them up), but the G330s have survived several drops so far, so hopefully I'm just paranoid.

But at the end of the day I just need the sound quality to be decent, and the ergonomics and comfort to be great. The G330s fit the bill perfectly, and I only knock off 1 star because of the average sound quality. Assuming nothing better comes out I'll certainly buy another pair as a backup if they go on sale again.

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Logitech Gray 985-000227 Ultimate Ears 200 Noise Isolating Earphones
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Can't Quite Fit Right... 10/16/2012

This review is from: Logitech Gray 985-000227 Ultimate Ears 200 Noise Isolating Earphones

Pros: -Several size options for the ear cushions
-Good sound quality
-Nice packaging
-High quality (so far)

Cons: -Weight
-Ergonomics
-Fit

Other Thoughts: I'd give these 3.5 stars if I could. The sound quality for the price I got them is exceptional. My only problem is that they don't stay in; mainly when running. I've tried all the sizes of the ear cushions, but the weight of the cord will eventually pull them out during a run.

The sound is great (maybe a little lacking in bass), and it feels like these things can take a beating. I suppose that quality is the tradeoff for the weight and these things sliding out every now and again, but I couldn't really recommend these unless you got them at a really good price; $15 or below.

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Corsair Vengeance 1100 3.5mm/ USB Connector Supra-aural Communication Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Behind the head style
-3.5mm to USB adapter
-Nice packaging
-Decent bass
-Decent mic

The build quality and packaging is what you've come to expect with Corsair. I may retract the build quality statement if the set snaps as many other users have reported, but out of the box it has a very high quality feel.

Cons: -Uncomfortable
-Ouch
-Weak mid-range sound
-Heavy

Way too tight on the ears. Not being adjustable is a killer for these. The speakers either aren't padded well enough or the unit is too tight because I can feel them pressing against the cartilage in the middle of my ear. Extended use with this will not be pleasant, and requires frequent readjustments.

The sound is just ok. I really couldn't tell a significant difference between these and the $12 headset I'm replacing aside from a little deeper base.

Other Thoughts: I think there's a reason these went on sale for 24.99, and down to 9.99 with a rebate from Corsair. They need to purge the inventory because these are defective by design.

The gap between the speaker and the frame is too small and the fact that you can't adjust these cause them to press against your ears a little too hard for any manner of extended use. I feel the unit is on the slightly heavier side (especially the side with the mic) which causes even more pressure on the ears just leading to an uncomfortable overall experience. I expect some degree of discomfort with behind the head designs since they do rest on your ears, but this set was a bit much.

The sound quality isn't worth the pressure on the ears, and these would have to drop to below $20 again for me to recommend them to anyone just as a spare set. Very unfortunate since I'm a big fan of Corsair.

Being adjustable would have make a tremendous difference, but these are nowhere near worth the current price of $40.

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Date Joined: 05/12/08

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