Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beanie4399 very good, comfy and pretty light weight
very good headset connection also good.. easy to set up
battery pretty good if you dont have the lights on
one bad point is the mic the feed back when you talk you cant really hear yourself and this get me told off lol
overall i love them i upgraded from G430 and was well worth it 100%
12 February 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by SuddenlyPineapples Good but flawed.
I've had these for a few weeks now so its time to review.
In terms of build quality, the headset feels pretty solid, exactly what I'd expect for the price tag - it doesn't feel cheap or plastic-y.
The ear cups and head band are comfortable, and yes its a strange shape for ear cups but its an informed design so it works well. I used to prefer leatherette coverings but the microfiber cloth material on these is surprisingly nice, and it feels relatively hard-wearing.
The mute button is easy to get to (some complain about not having the auto-mute when the mic is raised but it really doesn't matter) and the power button is recessed so there's no risk of accidental hitting. The volume/function control is alright when you get used to where its located (underside of the left ear cup).
Finally, the notification lights on the mic seem... pointless to me. Maybe I have the mic in the wrong place/wrong angle, but honestly its either hard to see the light or its not displaying anything anyway so... good feature idea, but questionable implementation here.
Battery life is good, lasting at least two full evenings/nights of moderate to heavy gaming / VOIP / music; a decent life for a headset of this size (although I guess its important to note I don't use the RGB LED lighting, which will impact your battery life significantly - if that bothers you, just be prepared to charge it more frequently).
Charging is easy via USB cable, as was initial set up.
I'm not a big fan of any Corsair software, really, and CUE doesn't make me a believer either, but it is functional, fairly easy to get to grips with and doesn't get in your way.
Sound quality: its certainly not a headset for audiophiles (as my friend will frequently remind me) but for a gamer its pretty top notch. The 7.1 Dolby Surround is "okay", but it really only works with certain games (and never with the kinds of music that I listen to), so for the most part I keep it disabled.
The EQ is as comprehensive as a gamer would need, and the preset modes are fine but its easy to modify them and set up your own profiles for on-the-fly switching between up to 5 of them.
I generally run it flat, and... honestly as I said I'm no audiophile so I can't explain to you whether it has "crisp" bass/mid/treble response or however it is they describe it. Just suffice it to say as a gamer, it sounds good.
The only issue with the sound: maybe I'm missing something (some tech savvy person feel free to explain) but... its helluh loud. Its directly linked to windows volume and honestly, I have to run it as around 20 or less - anything higher and you're risking serious damage. I kind of wish there was a fix for this because trying to balance the volume mixer with only 20 point increments to play with is just plain annoying (this could just be my PC set up, as I said, I don't know).
Now for my only - but significant - issue.
I don't expect a full on studio quality microphone on a gaming headset.
What I do expect however (after seeing what quality of mic can be bought for merely £30 on its own, you know what I'm talking about) is a mic thats clear and balanced.
What you get with this headset is... embarrassing really, and its very nearly pushed me to send the headset back, or just bin it and buy a new one.
It might be the noise cancellation (which I can't find a way to disable...) because I've had bad experiences in the past, but its just downright poor quality.
Again, I'm not an audiophile, I can't explain or describe why its bad, and from a gamer's opinion maybe its alright for occasional VOIP in game. However, trying to stream or record casual video content (which I'm occasionally involved with) is just painful for the guy who has to edit them, and I certainly wouldn't want to listen to anyone using this headset for that kind of content.
And its a shame really, because the rest of the headset is pretty good, its just let down by the mic.
Honestly this leaves me on the edge, I almost want to say that its not worth it, because what you're getting here is just a headset for listening, with a poor quality mic tagged on, especially considering the quality you can get from close competitors or even cheaper standalone microphones.
But at the same time its still a generally well built headset with good comfort and sound quality, and a battery that will last you a good amount of gaming between recharges.
30 January 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by JS963 avoid firmware update
the first week of having this product they were perfect
but then the software bugs you with popups for a firmware update
i applied the update and the headset stopped working which is a shame because i really like this headset its lighter than it looks it is so comfortable i like it alot but sadly a dead headset is like a rubber nail
pros very comfortable good audio 8 hours between each charge and if you do run out of charge while gaming they supply a usb cable that you can hook up that lets you game while charging
cons software lets this headset down avoid the firmware update
i would not recommend this headset unless you have a good understanding of firmware upating software
05 November 2015