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Not as good as some reviews seem to make out.
on 31 August 2014
The sound quality is above average which is surprising considering the price. I'd even go as far as to say these sound better than the turtle beach PX22's or the PC Z series, which cost £80! However, sound quality is about the only thing this headset has going for it. You are probably thinking, come on bro, it's a headset and sound quality is all we need!
Wrong. The mic on this headset is awful, I lost count as to the amount of times people said I sounded muffled. Yet switching back to my PX22's or even my X12's showed a remarkable increase in voice clarity. The X12's and the PX22'S do not have the best sound quality, but then you have to realise they are gaming headsets and are not designed for music or movies. However, where it seems turtle beach found a good medium between sound quality and voice clarity (on a bigger budget as well) it seems Creative, on a much lower budget have had to make sacrifices somewhere and it really shows on the recording side of things.
if you are just looking for a good pair of budget headphones with fairly impressive sound quality and comfort, then by all means buy these. The bass on them is crisp and the treble is crystal clear. However, if you are buying these to use them in recording voice sessions or just to speak to your friends as you game, I'd advise you to not expect that much from them.
And if you have fairly big ears like me (hey don't make fun of me!) then they also take quite a bit of messing around to get them to sit comfortably on your head. Don't get me wrong though, when you do manage to fit them properly they sure as hell are more comfortable than most headsets I've tried.