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This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - White
Pros: - wireless
- macros and customization from the Corsair software
- battery life
- comfortable as the best of the best...actually, this is the best PRO of all...it's the most comfortable headset i've ever worn
Cons: - Range is no where near 40 feet. I've got 4 different wireless headsets that all reach my basement bathroom from my gaming HTPC. It's 3 walls and 30 linear feet away...this states a range of "up to 40 feet" and doesn't reach the bathroom.
- coupled with the range issue, if the headset loses connection due to range, it's a pain to reconnect. All my other wireless headsets 2.4 and dect all reconnect as soon as they are back w/in range. This one needs to be cut off to reconnect...which adds 20-40 seconds.
- the lights, in my opinion are stupid. I hate them...i cut them off on my corsair mouse, i cut them off on this headset, but i shouldnt need to take extra steps to turn off the 'pretty light display' on these cans.
- the headphones would not work w/out a firmware update...which seemed counter-intuitive. I was about to leave a horrible review because it took me 2 tries and failures, before i could get it to work on the 3rd try...after downloading a f/w update.
- it claims 7.1 - the best i could ensure i was passing to the headset was 5.1, but realistically i couldnt even hear 2.1 sound...the audio quality was impeccable, but there was not anything close, even remotely close to 7.1 sound...which was why i was so excited about this set!
Other Thoughts: Overall the headset is great. I'd give it a 5 star review easily if it had better range &/or could automatically reconnect. I'm still learning better ways to use the headphones...it's truly a great and comfortable set of cans.
I'd ultimately prefer more volume, however it's very weird...while wearing the cans they seem too quiet & even at max volume, i'd like to cut them up higher. However, when I take them off, I can seemingly hear the for miles. My Savi - w430 can get a connection all the way to my kitchen sink, 45 linear feet, one floor up and 5 walls of interference...obviously this headset doesn't reach that far, so I take it off & leave it on my piano bench on the way up...but i can actually hear my buddies on skype from the sink...it's that loud...but while on my head, I feel a need for more volume??? Doesn't make sense!
Lastly, to that end, the headset is great...i can't stress that enough, it's sooo comfortable. But the reality is that it could be better...
Pros: The hardware is perfect.
The packaging is perfect.
The cooling is perfect.
Overall, there are zero flaws for this product.
My primary desires are met by this product. They have great packaging, great compliance with existing platforms, and great designs.
Cons: Price? It's not really a con when you consider the savings on replacing cpu's due to heat issues...
But otherwise, it's a little higher than closely comparable air based hsf's.
Other Thoughts: Overall I feel like the only people considering this HSF are overclockers. But that said, this is one of, if not the best hsf available to people that care about temps. A few of my issues follow...
I was running this on my current 5930k, running a mild OC (what most would never try...) but stock/idle temps of about 39c...on my zalman air cooler. But when I incorporate the h110i i'm stuck wondering if it could be better. For my comparison, it is definitely better, not to mention the better than air cooled temps, at water cooled temps that are comparable, but not as costly. To that end, this is a better than average cooling option for anyone that is overclocking their computers.
The questions arise when you start to compare air vs water...then does it make sense. When you consider both sides, this closed loop system is the best of both worlds. It gives you better than air system performance at closed loop water performance. So it truly does outperform 98% of air cooling systems, but you need to truly determine if your system will benefit or not.
This review is from: LINKSYS RE6400 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
Pros: Great 2.4 ghz extension performance.
Easy setup...extremely easy setup.
Nice look/slim profile.
Good app support.
Cons: Bad 5 ghz coverage...well maybe not full on bad, just subpar?
Some plausible issues w/ entry level users.
Other Thoughts: Overall this extender is awesome. I typically dislike Linksys products because they are more expensive than they should be in comparison to their level of performance. This is the first extender that I have rated above average...so it's saying a lot coming from a linksys product.
So in regards to the 2.4 ghz performance...for reference, i've connected this to 5 different routers. From entry level Netgear products such as my old legacy performer dgnd2000, to my go to Dlink dir868l, to my Netgear C6300, and my Netgear R8500 and Linksys ea6900. None had issues w/ the 2.4 ghz extension. Best improvement went 117mbps to 144mbps. However, while the speeds are nothing to write home about, I was able to get 2.4 ghz wifi in an area of my house that I am unable to reach w/out an extender. I have tried Netgear, Belkin, TPLink, trendnet, and Dlink extenders and this one is the best thus far. In relation to the others, I skimped by extension, this ran a full on 144 mbps to an area that was unable to get wifi prior to the installation of this extender.
In regards to the setup...I plugged it in, less than 3 minutes later I was connected to it's extended network in an area of my house that was previously lacking wifi service. I am happy!
Slim profile. My other extenders were larger boxes, more akin to an old router than a new extender. To that end, I as incredibly impressed with this device. It's the size of a powerline/wifi adapter, but performs better!
The linksys app is incredibly helpful in finding a sufficient extension outlet. I did not find any mediocre spots, but I was able to tell where to install it based upon finding spots that were w/in the green range. I ended up installing in the same spot that i've always used for my wifi extenders...however, it did encourage me to move closer to my dead zone to see if I could improve reception there!
The device also has on board ethernet, providing so many more possibilities.
As for the 5ghz coverage...even w/ my best 5ghz antennas in the dlink I received subpar coverage w/ this device. With my other 5ghz devices I get at a minimum 586mbps coverage on the 5ghz channel...this is in all areas of my 3100 sq ft house. However, with this extender, I couldn't even get an average connection on 5 ghz. I was 75 linear feet from the router, no walls, and getting 1-2 bars of connection quality out of 4. Subpar at best...
Overall, this extender has been great. No connectivity issues, easy extension of my wifi network. I have had -0- issues. I would only request that they beef up the 5ghz connection and double up the 2.4 ghz connection. Outside of those issues, it's a solid performer...hands down.