Rated 4 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by turbodude555 Another great 7.1 headset from Corsair
I'm no audiophile, but I believe these to be great for gaming with due to the 7.1 audio. It's very clear to me where people are and what they're doing in tactical games, music sounds great even in gaming modes (i've not switched yet!) and they are comfy after a few hours of streaming live with them constantly on. Build quality is also excellent, the RGB lights are pointless but kind of cool to have and stand out. The "info mic" seems silly but is so useful! No more accidental mutings as you can see the red light if you are muted! The mic is of good quality too, not game commentary good of course, but nice and clear for Team Speak etc!
27 February 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by tallpaul1987 Visually brilliant, sonically lacking and problematic with interference
These look amazing next to my white graphite case, being so closely matched visually and made by a brand I trust meant I did not hesitate to purchase these.
There are some major issues with these headphones; whilst feeling solid, well built and good looking they are very heavy and due to the huge size of the ear cups they actually hurt the part of my head behind my ears in line with my jaw.
The left ear has an unforgivable whistling / hissing noise which is linked to the LEDs on the sides of the product, whilst turning the brightness down reduces this it does not clear it completely and the distortion / interference is very noticeable when there are no other sounds. Thankfully it doesn't spoil gaming but in my opinion it is unacceptable nonetheless.
Also, the LED on the end of the mic is not visible to me whilst playing, you really need to almost twist the boom to be able to see it, admittedly I prefer the fact that it doesn't light up my cheek as this would be distracting but it does somewhat defeat the point.
Sound quality is good and I am still glad to have these headphones, aside from the noise in the left ear I think most of the issues are personal taste but I do feel the comfort issue will be noted by others.
11 January 2016