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1.0 out of 5 stars BUZZZZZZZZZ get used to this noise, 26 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 2000 Wireless Gaming Headset (Accessory)
Ok well lets take this review and write it like a munchkin game card as I felt like someone was taking micky out of me when I used this item.

Creature:- Buzz-a-lot

starting with the good points of this product, 1 its made by Corsair the masters of gaming RAM so a certain degree of computing knowlage is implied towards manufacture, 2 the headset its self is comfortable and solidly constructed, here endeth the good

Bad stuff

This head set will drive not only you nuts but anyone you dare talk to using the rather chunky oversized microphone. The reason for this being the constant high volume Buzz prevelant through both the earpeices and microphone(I am reliably informed by several teamspeak comrades and by my own experiance (my wifes PC is next to mine and I heard the Mic buzz on her headset) that I was almost unaudible over the constant buzz everytime I dared to venture my finger to the ill fated press-to-talk button.

I cannot dare to venture a comment on the battery life of the headset as had I tried to wear them long enough to reach the battery life I would have been driven over the edge of sanity by the Buzz.

My poor long suffering wife did not like this product either due to damage to her own hearing caused in no small part by the constant swearing and grumbling about this product.

To head off the comments about poor quality power supplies, motherboards and other wireless devices, My own PC is fitted with a top of the range OCZ power supply and a top end ASUS Republic Of Gamers Crosshair V motherboard and the only other wireless device within range is my router itself (tried other routers operating in differing frequency ranges too before anyone comments on that one).

The headset is hardly feature packed as it has no bundled software (correct no software - not even drivers you gotta download them yourself) and has only a mic mute button, volume control roller (which is in itself very clunky in feel and function) and a stupidly oversized on/off button. There is none of the subtle finery you would expect on a headset of this price no mic mute if you flip it up out of the way, the flexible mic boom does not retain its shape and straightens out again after a few minutes, and most annoyingly of all no headset mounted press-to-talk or macro key.
Needless to say this item was returned to Amazon (A first for me I must admit)as unsuitible for purpose (although the returning of this item was a fantastically painless process, big thumbs up to Amazon for thier customer service).

Lose 2 levels for being horribly uncool over the internet and pay a small fortune, or run away and dont buy these headphones

My advice is simply this - If you feel the need to go for a wireless headset (and lets face it they are cool) fork out the extra dough and buy a set of ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System - Black - Includes A40 Headset, ASTRO Speaker Tags, and ASTRO MixAmp Pro or their even cooler big brothers the A50's (sorry Amazon you dont have any for sale while I'm writing this so cant link ya)
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