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|03-01-2013 10:03 AM|
|03-01-2013 01:51 AM|
|02-28-2013 04:36 PM|
|prankies||Glad to hear you found an acceptable solution. My experience with "5.1" headsets (whether they claim it as a function of hardware or software) has been similar: stereo is just better at everything, including soundstage/positional accuracy. And now you have the added bonus of being able to listen to music/podcasts/have a conversation via VOIP while you take a dump! Niiiice.|
|02-28-2013 04:18 PM|
So I just got these, and the sound quality is really awful. I'm thinking about returning them.
Edit: flicking the surround swtich to off fixed it.
|02-27-2013 08:55 PM|
So if you are a competitive gamer looking for a set of headphones in a $100 price range, you might be fooled into thinking these wireless cans are a dream come true. That is the kind of gamer that my comments are directed toward, because you are not going to get anywhere near $100 worth of soundstage out of these.
If you are only interested in the fact that these are wireless headphones, then yeah this is a good price for this particular set. But there are about a dozen sets of wireless headphones around the same price that would sound just as good, making this deal not as warm as the "gamer" marketing would have you believe.
But if you are a competitive gamer looking for wireless headphones specifically for competitive gaming (as these are marketed), then these only meet the wireless criteria and are actually quite lackluster in the gaming department. And, perhaps more importantly, their quality control is also under question as failure rates for the right earpiece and microphone are higher than they should be for a peripheral in this price range.
|02-27-2013 05:49 PM|
That aside, I received this in the mail today. My wired set does sound better than the G930, but after tweaking them a bit I find them good enough to make the G930 my primary set. Obviously preferences will vary, but if you're looking for a wireless set these are definitely viable. Very happy with my purchase.
|02-27-2013 08:15 AM|
I have agreed many times that the wireless functionality is a big draw, and I understand that appeal, but any quality stereo headphone will destroy these not JUST for music, but ALSO for gaming. I am saying this speaking as a competitive first person shooter gamer who has owned countless sets of headphones over the last 15-20 years. Any time I've gone with anything "gamer" branded or 5.1/7.1, I have seriously regretted it. Sound quality and build quality were not up to par.
Do a bit of googling on headphones like the AD700s and you'll see that high quality stereo blows away "surround sound" headphones in every regard, including gaming and soundstage/audio location cues. I'm not making this up to crap on your headphones, I just want people to understand that the wireless functionality is the only reason to pick this up. For the money, the sound quality on these just isn't there.
|02-27-2013 12:32 AM|
|02-26-2013 11:51 PM|
But sure, for music there are much better options.
|02-26-2013 04:33 PM|
|02-26-2013 01:15 PM|
Fry's electronics and Best buy price matches amazon and newegg so keep that in mind if you don't want to wait and have to pay tax either way.
also make sure you register your product with logitech or keep the receipt for warranty date purposes.
|02-25-2013 08:20 PM|
|sonicsmash214||Does anyone know if I can PM to staples.com and use the 25 off 75 coupon from the mailer?|
|02-25-2013 08:05 PM|
|gorcorps||Good set, and don't be stingy asking for a new one if you think it's dysfunctional. My first set had trouble connecting to the dongle regardless of how close it was. I thought it was just interference with all the other 2.4 band stuff in my apartment (and other apartments) but to be safe I exchanged it. I'm glad I did as I didn't have any problems with the other set. Just make sure you have the latest logitech software as well.|
|02-25-2013 09:49 AM|
|bake7829||Been waiting to take the leap on these, thanks for posting!|
|02-24-2013 06:27 PM|
These headphones are fantastic. I have the G35 wired versions but they're basically the same thing.
I'm also really into music, so I also own B&W P5's, a Schiit combo and AKG K242's, soon to upgrade to HE-400's.
Yet I still picked up these headphones because they stand in a class of their own.
You can't compare audiophile sets to gaming headsets. They're completely built for separate things. It's like comparing a hummer to some BMW 7-series. The BMW does great on the track, but the hummer will do great in harsh terrain.
Rough comparison, but these headphones utilize the 7.1 surround sound system beautifully, for watching movies on my laptop and especially for FPS games where sound direction is extremely important to get a slight edge in combat.
The microphone is also wonderful- it lowers the ambient noise (I use them in a constantly loud setting) and my girlfriend can hear me perfectly fine via skype.
The headphones are also comfortable- I have used them on a daily basis for the past three months from anywhere ranging from 8-13 hours. No head discomfort (though the ears can get warm, and the hair matted with prolonged use, as is to be expected). The wire is great quality, reinforced with corded nylon which has saved me several times. It's long, but you can wrap it up easily.
I bought my G35 used/like new for $60 back in November and it's one of my favorite purchases. It does decently with music, but this isn't its main attraction. For heavy gamers this is the ultimate headset.
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