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Excellent audio quality for cheap headphones, shame it's USB and not 3.5mm audio jack.
on 23 September 2014
To be honest I wasn't expecting much out of these due to their very cheap price but the picture and price doesn't do these headphones justice. They are FANTASTIC. They are closed-ear headphones meaning they do a descent job of cancelling out ambient sound around you. However once you plug them in and wear them, you will hear noise around you, that's because Windows activates both the headphones and microphone in the headset (it's USB, not 3.5mm audio jack), so to cancel the ambient noise, just click the mute microphone button on the on-wire remote.
As for audio quality, it's not true 7.1 surround sound, it's emulated 7.1 surround sound, but don't let that turn you off these. The built in sub-woofer thumps out some truly demonic bass almost on par with a true 7.1 speaker surround sound cinema set up. I have been using these headphones for my YouTube channel, MaskedGEEK, for a few videos now and a couple of horror games, and dead Lord sound in horror games can really immerse you, so a good set of cans will really help.
One really good selling point though is, after the drivers are installed, when you plug them in, Windows will automatically route audio output to the headphones, and when you unplug them, audio goes back to your regular speakers. Don't let the cheapness of these headphones fool you. If you're looking for good headphones on a budget, these make a great addition to your audio arsenal. Just don't complain to Sades if you use these in horror games and end up having to send your pants to the dry-cleaners.
If you do end up buying these for recording your own videos for YouTube, it's best to plug these in first before you load your recording software. This isn't a fault with Sades, it's just they only show up in the Windows audio hardware list when plugged in, so your recording software will only see them if they are in the hardware list prior to loading the software.