5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
A very solid headset, better than the px21 turtle beaches!,
This review is from: PS3 Officially Licensed 4Gamers Gaming Headset - COM PLAY PRO (Accessory)
Got this headset after a thoroughly dissapointing set of Turtle beaches PX21's. I reviewed those a few weeks ago and commented on the average sound quality, as well as abysmal build quality.
Well this headset seems to fix all these issues, but it's not perfect!
Gone is the annoying hissing (although admittedly it's because it doesn't have a noise cancelling function, but my friends say they can hear my voice perfectly fine so it's no loss it seems), but most importantly, the build quality is a LARGE step up from the Turtle beaches. With my previous headset I was constantly worrying that I would accidently break them or snap the cord even if I just pulled on it weakly, but these are much more solidly constructed and don't squeak or anything.
The sound quality seems to be very good. My friends reported that sometimes the Turtle beaches echoed a bit when I talked into the headset, but it seems to be fine this time round. The bass seems to be quite flexible and there is no annoying stuttering even at louder settings. You can still hear footsteps and reloadings of the enemy very clearly sometimes, so it will help you out in games of COD often! The chat volume and game volume can be changed independently,and you can even turn the chat volume off on the fly but keep the sound of the game on, this is an excellent feature, as sometimes you get sick of some people chatting rubbish on COD! Furthermore, unlike the Turtle beaches, the 4gamers headset has two clear sliding switches on a seperate plastic case to turn the volume up and down. This means it is easy to quickly change the volume to what you like, and not hve to fiddle with sliding wheels on the side of the plastic case like the PX21's.
Unfortunately, there are two minor bad points. The first is that they are not as comfortable as the turtle baches to wear, due to the lack of earpads, and while not unbearable, after a while they begin to get a little too tight on your head. Secondly, they are set up in exactly the same way as the PX21's, so that means keeping your old scart lead, even if you are using HDMI, then plugging that into the back of the ps3; then plugging the headset into the USB port; THEN plugging the headset into the scart cable, then setting up the audio settings... It is a bit annoying, especially if you want to clear up after every gaming session, and results in a lot of tangled wires if you don't.
Overall I would give this 4.5 stars, but since I can only give whole numbers, 4/5 is a great score anyway. If they tried to lessen the amount of wires and perhaps made the headset slightly more comfy to wear, it would be a solid 5/5 product. If you want a pair of decent gaming headphones, and are not willing (like me!) to spend a 100 pounds plus on the top of the range ones, I would recommend this product, especially over the PX21's.