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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for keeping your platoon in battle formation, and for Skype, but not the most comfortable headset, 31 Oct. 2012
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If you are serious about playing multiplayer online games - especially team-based games, where you need to keep in close touch with your teammates - a headset like this is pretty much essential. Players who type their messages into chat windows find themselves respawning more often than they ought. The PC310 headset is a no-nonsense, practical gaming headset from a company with a track record for quality products, designed to give your team that competitive advantage.

Sound quality in the headphones is very good for gaming. The headphones are "open" on-ear phones, so you can still hear what's happening round you. Game sound is full but not too boomy; the headphones are quite loud, so you may need to turn in-game volume down a bit. The microphone boom is on the left, and swivels smoothly down into place under and to the left of your mouth, so you can't accidentally breathe into the microphone. Voice quality speaking into the microphone is very good indeed, and the noise-cancelling is surprisingly effective: the microphone just about picks up ambient noise, but it's kept in the background and your voice stays loud and clear over the top.

The PC310's padded headband is quite wide over the top. The length of the headband can be adjusted at each earphone. It's not a super-comfortable headset to wear, but it's not significantly uncomfortable either; they just feel a bit tight, with the headband pressing down on my head somewhat. When gaming, this may be an advantage: you don't want your headset falling off at a crucial moment!

This headset aren't just useful for gaming, they're also a very good way of improving voice quality over Skype (as long as you don't mind wearing headphones during the call, of course). I previously used a Sennheiser PC 31 Headset for Skype; this headset is a huge advance over the PC31. They're bulkier for sure, but they also outclass the PC31 in every way, and feel more substantial and well-built into the bargain.

This probably isn't the cheapest gaming headset, and I have minor concerns over comfort, but the sound quality, both of the headphones and even more so the microphone, is excellent.
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Peter
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