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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding value and performance at a modest price, 30 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Corsair Raptor HS40 USB 7.1 Comfortable Gaming Headset (Accessory)
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Some time ago, I was prompted to consider a 7.1 headset (I cannot remember the brand but I do remember that it was then priced at more than £200). The purchase simply could not be justified.

This is in a different league; 7.1 channel sound and a near hi-fi response. A built-in microphone is included which would allow the headset also to be used for Skype or similar services. Connection is by USB which allows the headset to be used with any standard PC, laptop or smaller device with a USB socket. An adapter cable may be needed with some.

Principally of all-plastic construction, the phones are closed-back and over-ear with a soft faux leather covering over the ear pads. Because of the design, the earpieces are physically large but the set is not unduly heavy and should prove comfortable for long periods of gameplay or other uses.

The microphone includes mono-directional noise-cancelling technology to eliminate breathe sounds and some other sounds and should provide a cleaner and more enjoyable experience for all concerned.

Were this a standard stereo headset with a noise-cancelling microphone, the value would be considered as very good. Add in 7.1 sound and the value rises to exceptional. I cannot claim that the sound quality from these is equal to or approaches that of the best possible audiophile standard phones, but they should prove capable when used to watch and listen to 5.1 or 7.1 movies especially with laptops that do not provide better than 2.0 or 2.1 audio as standard. Unusually, for a product that has supporting downloadable software, that fact and a link to the location is not offered on the packaging or in its dcumentation. This is an oversight but most buyers would probably search for a driver pack at first opportunity.

An amazing opportunity at an affordable price.
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