Date Joined: 12/04/08
Pros: Worked right out of the box without any hassles. This is for a computer fan that's approaching 90 years old. Keys are nice, responsive and the keyboard has a nice wrist area while typing. The mouse is... well it's a mouse and so far it's working well. It's size helps the user not make mistakes.
Cons: Right now, I don't have any cons. I've owned this setup and this one I purchased replaces another set that was pretty old and really falling apart it lasted so long. Thank you Newegg for having it in stock and fast shipping.
Overall Review: Would recommend.
Pros: I've been using this mouse every day for a week in FPS games (mostly CoD) and I am very happy I decided to replace my G500. It seems more accurate and the buttons respond better than my old one and once I got used to the difference in size, I've had no problems at all.
It doesn't have as many buttons as the G500 but for me, that's not a con as I didn't use all of the ones I had before. I find it easier to reach and use either side button on the G9x without the stretch I had to do on the G500.
The grips that come with this mouse are both good and have their uses. I'm still deciding which I like better.
Software is the same as before for me, lots of customization and settings to mess with.
Cons: I don't have any cons for this mouse. I might have said it's small on day one, but the more I use it, the more I like it.
Overall Review: Replaced a G500 that I was starting to have issues with this mouse is a great value for the money, considering it costs less than the standard G9x and comes with the CoD mouse pad. I've owned gaming mice from other manufacturers, get disappointed and wind up back with Logitech every time.
Pros: This is hands down the most comfortable headset I've worn so far. I've tried out (and returned) several name brand sets that were higher priced than these that were way less confortable. The construction seems solid and they are steel reinforced over the top of the set. The hinges should keep the earphones connected and save the normal breakage that occurs with other sets that are rigid-mounted.
Sound is very good and I notice more sounds from the FPS games I currently play. The software provides customization via an EQ and has some presets for certain game types plus a 5.1 setting.
The mic seems to be high quality and none of my friends or team members have complained about the sound quality they hear on their end when gaming.
I think these are a good value for the price but have a few cons that should be considered. Overall, I would still recommend them, even with the cons I list.
Cons: I took an egg off because of the software/user interface. It's fairly simple to use but lacks decent documentation (which doesn't match the current version of the UI). A gaming headset in this price range should have software that can at least create and save multiple EQ/gaming settings. The UI provided only allows one save which you can't name. The presets were really basic and all would require EQ adjustment to be useful. For me, I had to unselect the 5.1 button because of the way it dealt with sounds in CoD and BF3. There are no customization or voice modification options (not necessary but fun anyways). Finally, the test button to check settings never sounded different, was initially at full blast and there is no way to stop it once you start it. There is just so much more the user interface should have been, but is not.
Overall Review: I use these for gaming daily. I play competitive FPS and was looking to improve sound quality over my Fata1ity headset I've used for years. I am pleased with the Shock One set and have no intention of returning them. I just hope that Tt eSports will spend the time to improve the user interface to compete with other brands in the same price range (one of which has the initials CL) and allow the gamer more control over the sound they want to hear.