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My biggest issue with this headset was that only one ear works sometimes, ever since I got and even replaced the set it looks like both had the same issue; sometimes when id connect the audio only one ear would work so this is something to watch out for but after a few weeks it seems the issue just randomly disappeared.
This headset, in my opinion, has a lot more "personality" and bass than the Cooler Master headset which in comparison were really bland. If they are fully functional for you then i totally recommend them for gaming etc.
The comfort on these is excellent, I have the akg y50's and the cooler master amongst others but because of how big they are, I have found them extremely comfortable for long gaming!
Would give this a 5 out of 5 if there was just a pair of gaming headphones that worked perfectly on Xbox and PC. These are great, they work nicely on both, but I have no idea why I can't use the USB function on my Xbox?! It seems crazy, aside from that, the audio is nice enough quality and they are very comfortable. Just struggled to find a nice set of wired headphones that worked on everything. If that's what you want, and also want to avoid bluetooth or other wireless tech (like i did) then go for these or the Arctis 3. I just plumped for these because of the RGB lighting and the Chat/Game mixer thing, for when I play games on my PC instead of my Xbox or Switch. Otherwise, these were fairly good value (on sale) and they feel nicely made so far.
The headphones themselves are excellent. The audio is very good and the mic is acceptable. However, the SteelSeries Engine will not for whatever reason let me install the DTS 7.1 surround sound which is a major selling point of these headphones. It simply fails and renders my PC useless and I hard to hard reset it. My PC is not an old withering box either. It is only a year old with September 2019 components. The bottom line is: If you don't care about lighting configuration or 7.1 audio they'll be great.
Edit: The next day after writing this review and more attempts to install the DTS system it worked!! I can say the 7.1 audio is amazing. So after a full product experience I will up this review from three to four stars.
If you're a PC player then these will be amazing. They are cosy and you get to use all the little extras the headset provides. If you're a console gamer then there are 2 minor drawbacks for me. 1. The Wire going from the console to the headset can be a bit annoying. 2. The option to turn down or up the volume between chat and the game isn't there. Other than that, the sound and the mic are brilliant and you won't be disappointed.
Pros: - Very comfortable - Sound quality is decent (not amazing) - looks very good - customisable using steelseries software
Cons: - Audio sounds a bit tinny or muffled when gaming - The mic quality is pretty awful - you can find headsets with better quality audio than this at this price
Do I recommend? I'd say if you're looking for a decent quality headset that's comfortable, at a reasonable price and looks good, then this could be an option. I've been using it for a while now and it does the job, however I think I prefer my old Razer Kraken, the mic quality was better and the audio sounded better in my opinion. I was a little bit disappointed with these when I first got them but over time they have grown on me. I'd say look at other options first before committing to buying this.
Great headphones, solid sound quality, good price. Software is easy to use and has a lot of things you can tamper with to perfect the sound for your liking. You can also set different presets to different apps/games/etc. so I can have a preset that loads when I play some games, and different when I’m watching videos which is helpful.
Loses a star because they can be a bit uncomfortable after wearing for long periods of time (not much padding between the plastic of the speakers and your ear), and the 7.1 surround doesn’t sound as good as others I’ve tried (still good, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve heard better for a similar price). Mic is also not good at all. Tried it in Discord and it sounds like a 2008 Turtle Beach mic that you’d use on xBox. This is common within headset mics though so can’t fault it too much.
All in all a good product, certainly good value for money if you want it as a nice pair of headphones that’ll sound good whilst gaming, as well as watching videos and listening to music.
Pros: good mic quality good sound quality a lot of control over volume and balencing mic doesn't pick up headset speaker sounds
Cons: feels a bit heavy so can get unconfortable after a long session (around 4 hours; small break and movement of head set seems to fix) leaves noticable headset hair some time ears get too hot sound changes when turning head (gets loader and quieter in either ear)
I think that this is a good headset over all. The cons are not bad enough for me not to recommend the product personally, as most of them can be solve with minor adjustments and a small break every now and again. I wear this headset for probably at least 5 hours everyday and haven't though about returning it or getting a different one.
The headset is great - love the sound quality - and the length of the wire is a massive positive for me. Only downside for me is that with the wire being long it is easily tangled, and everyday I have to untangle the wire. However the headset is comfortable and I definitely recommend people buying it.