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5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas, here we come!, 22 Oct 2012
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This review is from: Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset with SBX (PC / MAC) (Accessory)
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I cannot say enough how impressed I am with this headset! It is comfortable to wear and incorporates a removable microphone boom, so it can also be used as a conventional set of headphones.

The design features a RF transmitter, so the signal doesn't cut out if you move around or leave the room like bluetooth does. Unfortunately, this means that one of your USB slots is occupied, two if you are also charging them with the impressively sturdy microUSB cable provided. And, of course, with this attached, you don't have to wait for them to charge before using them. There is no jack plug provided, though, so you can't use them with your media player.

There is a software program that you need to download to get full use out of these. This controls the equalizer, low frequency effects and voice distortion effects. You can even control the colours on the earpieces, a gimmick that will appeal to gamers. You have a full range of colours, pulsations, colour changers, etc. to play with! There are also adjustments to the audio quality and clarity, plus bass boost and dynamic range compression, as well as surround sound simulation. On the microphone side, there are a whole range of voice changers to play with. You can detach the microphone if you wish, it plugs into a jack socket. This makes the headphones useful for movie watching and music listening.

I was impressed from the start with the sound quality these produced, on both music and film. In the latter, there was a real punch to LFEs, the sort that knocks you out of your seat in the cinema. The catapult and battering ram scenes in Lord of the Rings were particularly exciting. Plus, there was no hiss!

I decided to test the low frequency response with a suite of test tones going down to 10Hz. This was a revelation! The 10Hz tone was clearly audible, even with bass boost off, and so it went on through the entire range! That was at a normal listening setting, too. Stunning!

I can see why these have been released just before Xmas. They will make a whole lot of people happy when they arrive in the Xmas stocking. They are well made, comfortable, versatile and highly recommended by this very impressed reviewer!
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Initial post: 6 Nov 2012 14:03:08 GMT
C. White says:
Hi,
Did you order from Amazon?
As I understand these were released in September and I wish to purchase a pair however every site I tried lists them as not in stock, including Amazon! May be that I just have to wait...
Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2012 14:23:27 GMT
 says:
Hi there

I got an Amazon Vine review item free, before the official release. They really are great! I reckon they will be in the shops for Xmas, hope so anyway. I rated them higher than some wired Sennheisers I also reviewed, as their base response was unbelievable!
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