Creative HS800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset with Detachable Noise-cancelling Microphone (PC/MAC) - Black
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- Ergonomically designed and acoustically tuned for gaming
- Padded headband and earpieces for ambient noise exclusion and comfort during long gaming sessions
- In-line external volume control with microphone on/off
- Detachable and adjustable noise-cancelling microphone
- Good response for voice communications and in-game audio with extended bass
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Creative HS800 Fatal1ty Gaming Headset with Detachable Noise-cancelling Microphone (PC/MAC) - Black.
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Power, Precision and Comfort
Creative's Fatal1ty Gamer Headset provides power, precision and comfort for the serious gamer. The ergonomic, lightweight design, with padded velvet earpieces and headband, ensures a comfortable fit during extended gaming sessions. Weapons, positional cues and environmental audio effects sound good through the high-quality drivers, with bass response for powerful explosions.
Detachable, Noise-Canceling Microphone
The HS-800 Fatal1ty features a military-grade, noise-canceling microphone so your orders will be heard loud and clear by your team. The flexible boom microphone is adjustable to fit the contours of your face, enabling clear voice communications. Also, the microphone cord features in-line controls enabling you to easily adjust your sound level or mute the mic on the fly for private conversations. And after you've finished gaming, you can detach the microphone and use the HS-800 to listen to your favourite tunes.
Powerful Neodymium Magnets for Realistic Sound
The HS-800 features two large 40 mm drivers powered by Neodymium magnets that capture every whizzing bullet and clanging sword in realistic detail. You'll be able to hunt down your enemies with ease thanks to the accurately rendered audio cues, while the bass response will let you hear the powerful immediacy of every explosion. The HS-800 features a generous 8 ft cable that provides a pure signal with clarity.
Why Fatal1ty Uses It
The noise-cancelling microphone transmits voice commands clearly to other team members and it can be detached for easy storage or to use the headset like regular headphones. In the heat of battle this is the headset that won’t leave people stranded - and that’s why Johnathan ’Fatal1ty’ Wendel, one of the world’s best known pro gamers, uses it.
Top customer reviews
My gripe is with the microphone, which simply is not very good, being noisy and not as pleasant for your listeners as the LX-3000's, which has an excellent neutral sounding low noise microphone. It is ok for chat in online games, but for Skype it is very poor by comparison. I've tried different microphone positions and orientations and it seems to be almost tolerable when really close to your mouth, and of course this means every breath or noise is picked up too.
would be nice to have an indicator icon on the mic to show which side takes in the sound and which sound aids in noise cancelling
Update 2 years later;
Was actually kindly replace by amazon prime after a year of use, due to a problem with the audio 3.5mm connector, so technically had this current headset for 1 year now.
This headset has been great, people in skype group calls have commented they can hear me more clearly than others using more expensive headsets. And I can personally hear people in the group clearer than others can with their more expensive headsets.
Works just as well with Playstation4/PS4, though need to get a splitter e.g. I use Startech.com 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm Headset Splitter Adapter - M/F to convert your 2x 3.5mm jacks/pins (mic+audio) into 1 pin for your PS4 DualShock 4 wireless controller which has just the one 3.5mm port for both audio and microphone input
The ear pads are very thick and soft so comfortable for 20 hours of use, with an ear stud too! Not too loose that it falls off with head movements, not too tight that it hurts, Just Right!
The microphone boom has 2 distinguishable sides to it, one side has 3 'lines' which is noise cancelling, other is 7 circles/holes which is the mic part you want facing the direction your voice is coming from. I have found that when this boom is twisted the wrong way, people find my voice very quiet and this is what i found and the fix!
The cable is so long that when i use it in my office, i need to hang the cable from its mid point on a nearby light switch knob so it isn't laying on the floor to get run over by my office chair wheels. Though they still get run over plenty of times but cable still remains intact and durable. If you have the same issue, you could also just tie a few loose knots to shorten cable length as desired or use cable ties.
Very glad i opted for a lower budget headset and picked this one in particular (£25.90 in Jan 2014)
What's in the box;
- Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
What I love;
+ Good Looking
+ Detachable Microphone
+ Padded Ear-pads
+ Good cable length
What could be improved;
- Quality of Cable
- Quality of Plastic
- In-Line Mic On/Off Switch
Conclusion; This headset is great for the price, it offers a great sense of sound in games and has a clear/ crisp microphone. The plastic is not so strong, but as long as you don't drop it or step on it, the headset will last.
The ratio of price to quality. You are getting top quality for the price. Actually you are getting three times more quality to the price. E.g. Meaning you buy a £75 head set from any of the good sound companies. This head set will match it.
I give this head set my backing 100%
They're really comfortable and I've easily worn them for 12 hours at a time. Sound quality is very clear and the bass is not too heavy, something I've found to be a problem with a lot of other gaming headsets. I use these for general music as well as gaming, and all sounds good.
Microphone quality is nothing to write home about, but is fine to use during gaming. Friends always say I sound clear enough.
So from what I've experienced from trying other (more expensive) headsets, these check out to be just as good quality. :)
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