Joined on 05/20/10
Plug and play - Great sound stage - Long battery life!
Pros: Favorite thing about these headphones is the audio level and open back style. I've had closed back Sennheiser's and I love them; while the Corsair unit is definitely more bass-heavy I had to reduce the 250hz and below by 2.5 db for my taste. Overall the sound is crisp and I can now walk around the house talkin' to my friends! - Charges 30% in under 15 minutes of charging! Can't really complain about that for a quick fix. - Included Mic - ICUE controllable - 20-25 ft range in a 2 story house? Not too bad!
Cons: I find the microphone quality at best, subpar. Even after using Voicemeeter & Cantabile with a few VST filters trying to make it sound better. With all of that said and done it still is to my ears, compressed to hell. And that's with the volume of the mic set to 50% and I'm boosting, cleaning, and limiting the audio output from the mic so that it doesn't pick up every single click/tac from my keyboard. - 1-2MS Of latency!! (Between my Focusrite 2i2 w/ Sennheiser headphones and the Corsair HS70, the corsair has a LITTLE bit of lag. While to some it might be okay but for someone with audaciously sensitive hearing, I notice it when playing games or even talking to friends. I've gotten used to it but it still is something to keep in mind. - Microphone quality, maybe there is a replacement somewhere? - No RGB (not a true con for me since battery life is better this way) - Ear pads a about 1/4" or 8mm too thing as my ears are rubbing the inside of the headphones... Not the pad, but the actual frame. So I ordered replacements. - Kind of tight on the head - squeezes your ears together kinda? either way, I saw someone saying to stretch the headset on the box they came on and I'm gonna try that.
Overall Review: Overall, for the price of $86, I couldn't complain. I've had a HyperX pair that had horrendous battery life and dull audio for the low low price of $30. I was not too pleased with the quality nor range of those specifically. With how easy it was to set these up and get going within minutes, I couldn't complain. Would I recommend these? Sure thing if they're on sale! However I'd be willing to look for a set with maybe 5ghz or new BT with zero latency. Overall, I am happy with my purchase.
Beauitful, Quiet, and Efficient!
Pros: I recently upgraded from a Fractal Meshify C to this 5000X because my RX 6900 XT that I just upgraded to was far too large for the Fractal to stay cool. This case looks amazing and with just a few RGB fans, I do want a few more in the future but not in a huge rush. Favorite things about this case: - 3 Included SP series fans - Side mount option for radiators / more fans - Clearance to top fans from the motherboard and memory is a nice touch - Easy to service filters - Did I mention quiet? Compared to the Fractal this thing is almost silent - Lower overall temperatures thus resulting in tuning the fans to run slower and decrease noise. Fantastic! - PSU area is tight with the HDD cage but without it, tons of room - Cable management tray is enjoyable and made it much easier to manage cleanly
Cons: Things that bothered me at least a little bit - RGB fans do not communicate properly when setup as SP fans. Only 1/2 of the fans will light up, literally being 1 full and 1/2 fan, 3rd fan is just off. Not sure why, fix this Corsair. - DOUBLE CHECK YOUR AIO THICKNESS!! I upgraded from a Coolermaster 240MM AIO to a Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360mm and my word, is this one ever thicc. I wanted to side mount this one so bad but unfortunately do to GPU length at barely 3/8 of an inch or 8.5mm too long for the rad + fans.. Top mounting was the only solution really. And even with Top mounting the AIO, the CPU 8 PIN CONNECTOR is JUST, and I mean JUST touching the bottom of the AIO + fans in a way that I had to literally remove the latch on the cable to clear the fan... Absolutely wild fitment. - Lots of glass to clean and especially if you have cats like me, lots of hair in the filters!
Overall Review: - highly recommend if coming from a smaller mid-ATX sized case as this one has ample room for RX 6000s series and highly probable that RTX 3xxx/4xxx series will fit too. - Included fan controller is a nice touch - Included RGB controller works, but doesn't correspond correctly to the RGB fans on the ICUE software - Plenty of space for custom water cooling which I may endeavor in.
Extremely fast, quiet, and nice RGB
Pros: Exceptional upgrade from a GTX 1080 Ti that I had since release. I purchased a 1440P 240HZ monitor and the 1080 was, for better lack of a term, lagging behind. I recently upgraded to a Ryzen 5800X from an R5 1600 and that alone substantially increased performance but further increased the bottleneck created by the 6-year-old GPU. I now have all of this PC packed into a Fractal Meshify C and my word is it ever so tight. My front 140MM fans have to be physically spaced apart so that the GPU cooler can fit! Nonetheless, it still works great in such a tiny package! -Silent fans even at the lowest speed (I dislike zero RPM for longevity reasons) -RGB is bright and has a lot of modes. (I dislike proprietary software tho) -Massive increase in FPS in all games from Rust to Assetto Corsa. -Smart Access Memory! (Huge reduction in jitter!) -Can OC to 2.65GHz but do not see a real performance increase so I chose to undervolt for much much better thermals.
Cons: -Coil whine. Absolutely horrendous noise. I actually thought it was the new PSU I bought. Well, it was the first one but the replacement was good and that's when I noticed the coil whine. So I undervolted it and gained thermal stability and noise reduction in both fan speed and coil whine. -Software for the RGB (dragon center) is somewhat cumbersome. If I adjust my RGB color for the cooler I will end up with Riotgaurd telling me there is incompatible software on my PC and will not allow me to play Valorant until I reset the GPU to the default rainbow color scheme. A shrewd anti-cheat system if you ask me. RGB color has no effect on how bad I play ;) -Also driver stability (at least on the optional driver) has been pretty lack luster in the OC department. It's rather difficult to get the correct UV/OC settings as HWinfo64 and others tend to read the wrong voltage, Radeon software included. I have found that GPU-Z has a far better understanding or reading of the actual voltage of the GPU.
Overall Review: 10/10 if you find it for a good deal, which I think $700 is a steal considering the market lately. I don't plan to upgrade my rig for another 2-3 years depending on how the technological advancements occur. Fractal Meshify C AsRock B550M PRO4 (P2.20 Bios) Ryzen 7 5800X (UV, SAM enabled) Coolermaster 240MM AIO (hot garbage TBH, need a new cooler) Patriot Ram 3600MHz CL14 MSI RX 6900 XT Gaming X Trio (UV, OC) EVGA 850W Gold rated PSU Western Digital 500GB NVME SSD So far this has been a fantastic system to play games on and has been a blast to enjoy raytracing titles with FSR enabled. Awesome work AMD!
Excellent gaming monitor! HDR is so-so
Pros: -240Hz and a perfect curve -G-Sync Compatible -Freesync Compatible -Good colors -Amazing response time -RGB lighting (although limited function)
Cons: -HDR is okay, I rarely use it but for watching HDR content -The light on the control stick is really bright at night when I'm trying to sleep -Rarely, but does randomly black screen for a second and windows sounds like it is reidentifying the monitor
Overall Review: Overall I love this monitor. It still gets plenty bright with SDR and provides a ridiculously smooth gameplay experience even with a GTX 1080 Ti.