Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
on 21 June 2011
Received today and up and running within a very short space of time. I don't understand why people say 'there's too many wires'. You have:
1 usb connector from PS3 to the decoder (needed for the mic to work)
1 optical link from PS3 to decoder (this is for your surround sound)
1 power lead to decoder
1 headphone wire to decoder
Seems reasonable to me...although I do hate wires!
Very very quick to setup and no instructions required, which is just as well as they are a bit sparse.
Very nicely packed and well designed COD case which if your headset is packed in after use, will keep it nice and safe.
Impressive audio quality and the mic is superb. The handy mic on/off switch on the inline control a necessity if you're interrupted by someone that wants a chat (unfortunately too many players out there neglect to turn their mics off when having a chat but that's another story!)
The enclosed earpads fit nice and snug, ensuring external distractions are kept to a minimum. Even after a few hours of wearing, my ears weren't aching which I would normally get with an earpiece. It's nice to get surround sound and use the mic. It's a much better experience than having the audio out of the speakers with a mic earpiece in one ear, as I find I don't miss as much audio detail as before (such as an enemy reloading a magazine nearby or sneaking around me).
From a PS3 perspective, the only thing you might need to do is turn off DTS option (within PS3 audio settings) which is the only useful thing I found in the instructions. Ensure you change your output options on the PS3 so the mic goes out over the USB device, or your mic will not work (not in the instructions). I found the sensitivity doesn't need to be higher than 3, even if you're softly spoken. The mic picks up all sounds very clearly indeed.
Was a little wary of paying this much for a headset, but overall I'm very pleased with the package and would recommend this.