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Corsair Vengeance 1300 Analog 3.5mm Gaming Headset (CA-9011111-WW) by Review Summary ,  Nov 2, 2015

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Corsair Vengeance 1300 Analog 3.5mm Gaming Headset (CA-9011111-WW)
Report Date: 12/09/2015
Based on 314 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.8
Returned or considering to return: 8.9%

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Individual Feature Rating
Comfortable4.5   average
Quality4.5   average
Performance4.4   average
Music4.3   average
Durable4.2   below average
Microphone4.2   above average
Sound4.2   average
Video4.2   average
Price4.1   below average
Corsair4.0   above average
Fit4.0   average
Gaming4.0   below average
USB3.9   above average
Design3.8   below average
Setting3.8   average
Surround3.8   below average
Audio3.7   below average
Speaker3.7   average
Noise3.5   below average
Cable3.3   average
Volume3.1   below average
Control2.3   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Audio

Audio:
"Edit: Oh and don't try to plug this headset into a USB 3.0 port, at best it will mutilate the audio and at worst it will bluescreen the computer."
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"As i said previously the in line audio controls are the only problem I have with Corsair headsets."
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"It's a weird feeling having that range of audio from a pair of headphones."
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"Summary...Audio: Medicore, disappointing for the emphasis placed on surround sound with this product."
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"I was at a point where if I tried to test the speakers I could hear clicking and breaking audio coming from the wrong channels."
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"Usually a month or so after receiving the new pair from Corsair, in the middle of a game, the audio would just cut out and the usual problem shows itself."
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"Its very comfortable, and the microphone puts out clear audio."
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"Edit: Oh and don't try to plug this headset into a USB 3.0 port, at best it will mutilate the audio and at worst it will bluescreen the computer."
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"Audio 'brick' is a bit large and heavyNot as durable as they look."
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"The 7.1 surround audio is a very nice addition in FPS games and has saved me countless times simply because I was able to hear my opponents' footsteps."
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"The audio is crystal clear of course and from feedback that I've gathered from my peers, the microphone quality is crystal clear as well."
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Button

Button:
"I even had problems with the mute button."
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"The only problem is that the button to mute your mic on the headset broke after a month and a half."
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"Ignoring the issue with the mute button, which is why i returned them, the 1500's became uncomfortable after long periods of use."
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"as it is it sits around my belly button, which is annoying for a number of reasons (especially if you work with a standing desk)The usb cord is very long and nice quality, albeit a bit thin gauge-wise, they are very comfortable in terms of padding and spacing."
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"Pros:-Excellent sound quality-A pretty sensitive mic-3 Button Controller, located on the cord about 16 inches from the left ear-Adjustable size, with tick marks etched in so it's not a pain to make the lengths equal-Drivers provide plenty of functionality, as well as switching from stereo, dolby and, surround sound."
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"There is a small oval volume control module that is about give or take two feet down from the headset, and it has a simple up down volume control as well as a mute button."
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"The microphone and in line volumne and mute button and such all work just great."
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"The volume + - switch is really convenient and the mic mute button has a nice feature -- the LEDs glow red instead of blue if your mic is muted!"
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"Buttons are easily accessible."
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Cable

Cable:
"I didn't see anything obviously wrong, so I just desoldered that cable, sanded it down and resoldered it and it works now."
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"Although the sound quality is great, this phone lasted less than a year before showing problems in it's cable and becoming useless."
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"Cable shorted or broke inside."
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"The major problem I encountered was actually with its cable."
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"Unfortunately, this cable managed to kink and wrap around itself, literally just while sitting on my desk."
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"I hate have a cord crossing over to get to the computer."
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"Works very well, but has an extraordinarily fragile cord."
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"They have a very nice long usb cord that is much more flexable than the normal usb cables."
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"The cables are pretty heavily reinforced with fibers and solidly attached to that dangler thing so I don't know why it broke, but this should be a rare thing."
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"It has a fantastic length, and braided cables are usually nicer looking for those who take care with their setups."
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"i really like thies head phones and i recommend them but the cord randomly gets tangled like someones twisted them up just a fair worning"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"comfortable and i like the headset, hard to use when sent a broken one though"
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"The only problem for me is that the headset is not very comfortable after wearing it for a long time."
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"I used to have gamescom 780's until a friend of mine accidentally broke them, i decided to get these ones and i will never go back, its the best pair of headphones ive every had, its comfortable and sounds great! "
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"Cousinet comfortable but scratch quality plastics: mediocre."
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"Swivel earpieces are nice but don't solve the comfort problem."
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"I got a set of Turtle Beaches which didn't sound as good, but way more comfortable."
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"These headphones have very plush ear muffs that are comfortable and block out the surrounding sounds well."
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"They have a very comfortable feel as well as a durable build and has so far lasted me 7 months without any sound trouble in the slightest!"
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"Its very comfortable, and the microphone puts out clear audio."
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"Comfort level is good, but again remember that they sound like a thousand Mike Tysons lisping in your ears."
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"The cups themselves have nice, cloth padding that provide comfort during extended usage."
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Control

Control:
"That is the main reason I went wireless before,Volume mute control feels a bit flimsy."
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"As i said previously the in line audio controls are the only problem I have with Corsair headsets."
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"I traced the problem to a loose connection in the volume control."
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"My only dislike of the headset is that the volume control unit is too close to the earpiece, such that it doesn't quite make it to my chair lap at a normal seated position (I'm 6'2, YMMV)."
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"The volume control is a little flimsy.."
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"However, I received these in October 2012 and as of April 20 2013 they have developed the same problem at the inline mute volume control."
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"All corsair needs to do to make any of their headsets absolutely amazing is integrate the in line volume and mute controls into the body of the headset and make the cords a little bit longer, maybe 2 feet longer at most."
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"Pros:Comfy, not too tight (fits snugly but not enough to be uncomfortable)Good directional sound (side to side is great, front to back is ok but not stellar)Feel sturdy (metal band, good weight but not too heavy)Long braided cord (feels durable and very flexible)Volume and mic control (lights up blue when on and red when off muted, blinks when they are not selected as sound device)Fully adjustable micExcellent music sound qualityCons:Not true 7.1 soundBass not very deep in games (its decent, and so far only one game tested though)In all Im very happy with this headset."
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"Likes:They have a long cord that is tangle resistant (Material)Microfiber fabric on the ear piecesClear boom micadjustable ear cansvolume control on the cord for easy access"
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"Once we loaded the control panel and figured out the settings they have been fantastic."
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"There is a small oval volume control module that is about give or take two feet down from the headset, and it has a simple up down volume control as well as a mute button."
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Corsair

Corsair:
"As i said previously the in line audio controls are the only problem I have with Corsair headsets."
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"I have since bought and tried the 2100 and it is the worst Corsair headset in many ways."
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"Despite being covered under warranty by manufacturer Corsairs website was both confusing and a hassle to get through."
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"The only downside is on Windows 7 you cannot download the corsair headset program."
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"invest into this headset and you wont be disappointed by this awesome corsair product."
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"I am very disappoint in Corsair because their memory and drives are excellent."
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"The Corsair Vengeance Headphones are of nice and sturdy construction and the sound quality is adequate."
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"After purchasing Corsair's excellent SP2500 2.1 set, I thought I'd give these a whirl."
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"Cannot go wrong with Corsair!"
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"Corsair does a nice job with this headset."
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"All corsair needs to do to make any of their headsets absolutely amazing is integrate the in line volume and mute controls into the body of the headset and make the cords a little bit longer, maybe 2 feet longer at most."
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Design

Design:
"Only drawback is that the way it is designed, if you try to pop just one headset off, so as to hear someone speaking to you (you're really isolated from external sound with these things, it's great! )"
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"Design is flawed, and I would not recommend buying this item."
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"I'd rather they fix the problem in the design."
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"Pros:Build qualityExcellent micLong cordVery good softwareCons:Tinny harsh soundNo clip to hold control module, so mutes often when against chairControl module gets hotOne speaker rattledClosed ear design mean less outside noise, but horrible sound field and bassEars get hot and fatiguedAfter all the glowing reviews decided to give these a try."
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"I just wish I had 5 minutes time with the guys on the design team and these things would be perfect."
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"It does look a bit clunky in design, but I have a large head, and it accommodates me perfectly."
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"The design, in my opinion, feels great."
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"All stars out of this review will be on a scale from 1 to 5.Design Comfortability: The design looks great but the comfortability is very lacking."
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Durable

Durable:
"It is rather bulky I supposed and it weighs a bit on your head, but I don't notice it at all+Sounds great+Extremely durable (I throw it around and I know I shouldn't, but wow it takes a beating."
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"It's built very durable, probably the most durable headset I've seen as most are pretty flimsy and easy to break."
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"Durable and good quality sound."
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"much more durable than the previous version as well."
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"They have a very comfortable feel as well as a durable build and has so far lasted me 7 months without any sound trouble in the slightest!"
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"The price i say is very worth it you get what you pay for, though if you are a person who prefers lighter or smaller headsets this might not be for you but it does have quality sounds and a nice durable fabric braided wire."
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"Durable, sounds good, mic is clear, and is comfortable(for me at least)."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"This would have been the best gaming headset if it did not have any white noise problem."
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"Probably not the best gaming headset, but it gets the job done."
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"Then finally we got so frustrated and got him a Logitech gaming headset that works great."
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"It is very uncomfortable, my ears get very sore after a day of gaming."
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"Speaking of heat, the material around the earcups makes your ears feel very sweaty after a short while, which is not good for extended gaming sessions."
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"My only complaint is that after about 5 or more hours of gaming the headset began to become uncomfortable."
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"Awesome headset, probably one of the best I have ever used for gaming and general use on the PC! "
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"A pretty good headset that has issues with crackling noises during PC gaming."
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"they don't have the same sound quality as some of the other gaming headsets out there but your still able to tell what direction the gun fire or foot steps are coming from, thies head phones are so plush that i could were this head set for hours with out any discomfort and they block out most of the back round noise."
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"This would have been the best gaming headset if it did not have any white noise problem."
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"Although this is a great gaming headset, there are better options for music."
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Light

Light:
")Problems within the hardware itself; There's a very light buzzing noise."
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"The lights are a simple way to shorten these frustrating situations by helping me find the controls quickly in a dark room and limiting down time ;)."
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"The headset is extremely light and can be worn for hours on end after it has been broken in a bit."
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"Pros:Comfy, not too tight (fits snugly but not enough to be uncomfortable)Good directional sound (side to side is great, front to back is ok but not stellar)Feel sturdy (metal band, good weight but not too heavy)Long braided cord (feels durable and very flexible)Volume and mic control (lights up blue when on and red when off muted, blinks when they are not selected as sound device)Fully adjustable micExcellent music sound qualityCons:Not true 7.1 soundBass not very deep in games (its decent, and so far only one game tested though)In all Im very happy with this headset."
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"Also, while the red blue LEDs are nice to indicate the Muting of your mic, it would've been nice to have a cut-out in the + and - volume symbols (so the LED light shines through and it's easier to see which is plus and which is minus).5) DRIVER SOFTWARE = B+While you can download the driver software and it does work accurately enough, it isn't terribly intuitive."
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"The 50mm drivers in each speaker do a heck of a job of pounding out deep explosions and light footsteps.2) COMFORT = C-Let me make this clear: Corsair has done everything they can on the headset itself to make it comfortable (padded top bridge, large comfortable over-the-ear pads) however the headset does tend to continuously squeeze the wearer's head."
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"However with that being said the earpieces are super comfortable and its pretty light."
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"The EQ software is great, easy to use, and resource light."
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Memory

Memory:
"I am very disappoint in Corsair because their memory and drives are excellent."
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"I've built 5 machines using their power supplies, recommend their cooling systems, cases and memory(though I've had to RMA every memory stick of theirs I had)."
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"I am very disappoint in Corsair because their memory and drives are excellent."
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"Its decently comfortable, memory foam bucket liners.5."
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"My friends are jealous of this headset because the memory foam is amazing for comfort."
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"The memory foam cups are brilliant, very wearable for hours, and as a nice plus also block out most outside noise."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"A mediocre headset with great sound from the earphones but the microphone is garbage, it is a shame as well i have allot of corsair gear in my pc's and this is the only trash i have ever seen from them."
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"The microphone is really weak, and I think the only reason it's a problem is that it does not have a microphone boost option in the settings (unlike every other headset I've used)."
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"The problem with the mic I had before I believe also had a similar problem with the cable."
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"Only downside i would have to mention is that the mic does not bend to your mouth so you do get a bit of background noise because of the distance."
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"Overall i am EXTREMELY disappointed in this headset other than how it looks and the mic."
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"The microphone quality is nice as well."
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"Mic is suitable as well."
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"Its very comfortable, and the microphone puts out clear audio."
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"The microphone is good, but that cannot possibly makeup for the exaggerated 4-7kHz."
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"Side tone is great 5 out 5 (side tone is the ability to hear yourself in your headphones when you talk) Side tone setting in Window 7 is at 60 with the side tone in 1500 software set to 100Mic is very clear 5 out of 5."
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Music

Music:
"This isn't really a great headset for music... or for movies... because it pushes back the bass and drops of the high-end."
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"Synopsis: Great for gaming, questionable quality control issues, not so good for music, kinda good for movies."
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"This checks and circles the gaming box easily, but it doesn't do quite as well on music."
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"Sound was the most dissapointing about this product(audiophiles must stay away from this one), I didn't buy it for music listening but it was worst than 15 bucks cheap phones I had in most cases."
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"Now this is not to say i have any problems listening to music or video cause i don't they are perfectly fine but i didn't buy these for ultimate fidelity and really they are around 80 bucks as long as they last i am good to go"
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"To be quite honest, I didn't find myself disappointed with its performance while playing any games, or music."
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"Everything sounded clear when playing music and even though there is little bass, it's easily overlooked due to how crystal clear everything sounds."
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"Although this is a great gaming headset, there are better options for music."
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"This is decent for music, but Sony has better cans for pure music, but these are decent, and it is far cheaper in my mind to have a decent gaming headset rather than having individual gaming and music headphones for $40~$50 each."
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Noise

Noise:
"they don't have the same sound quality as some of the other gaming headsets out there but your still able to tell what direction the gun fire or foot steps are coming from, thies head phones are so plush that i could were this head set for hours with out any discomfort and they block out most of the back round noise."
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"I had to return my pair b c of the white noise problem but that shouldn't deter you away from this marvelous headset."
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"This would have been the best gaming headset if it did not have any white noise problem."
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")Problems within the hardware itself; There's a very light buzzing noise."
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"I do like this headset and it did take some time to fit right and now its comfy but I do not enjoy how it does not isolate outside noise."
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"The sound quality was excellent especially with the virtual 7.1 sound emulation however I soon ran into a problem, I noticed a buzzing noise when I had teamspeak open and it was even louder when my mic was set to mute mode, I thought that it was a problem with the microphone, so I closed it and opened up sound recorder, audacity and other programs that used the mic and noticed the same low buzzing, when I closed the programs in question the buzzing stopped, I checked Corsair's official forums and it was a known problem for the last several months so I decided to just return it despite the warning label inside saying that I should contact Corsair instead of returning it."
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"A pretty good headset that has issues with crackling noises during PC gaming."
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"We use it for our company, it is really good, you can't hear noise around, good sound, I highly recommend this product."
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"I had to return my pair b c of the white noise problem but that shouldn't deter you away from this marvelous headset."
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"This would have been the best gaming headset if it did not have any white noise problem."
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"The microphone is clear and noise canceling."
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Performance

Performance:
"I have bought just about every brand possible, and they either fall apart, or they just do not perform well out of the box, despite good reviews."
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"The one problem I have with these headphones is that the low-end performance is poor."
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"To be quite honest, I didn't find myself disappointed with its performance while playing any games, or music."
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"I think these are great headphones an ideal in terms of price for performance."
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"But these perform very well and sound great."
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"Very comfortable and good performance but I noticed that the right side sound is very low comparing to the left one and its more obvious when listening to group- conversation which affect the performance of the headphone a lot."
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"Personally, I would still buy from Corsair again since all their products look real nice and perform well, but I don't know about their headsets anymore."
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Price

Price:
"I would absolutely not recommend it for the price! "
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"I paid for a headset not just a nice pair of headphones and at this price having only half the product work right is really not acceptable."
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"Price I see now on this item is just ridiculous."
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"I would consider this headset worth the money, but at the same time I was disappointed in the sound quality."
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"This is not the MOST comfortable headset in the world, but for the price, it is a great headset."
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"Now I have packing tape binding the joint which seems to work but for this price they should have put more thoughts into the weak points (There is hardly any plastic holding it together where it broke)."
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"when you consider that I bought these in 2013 and they have lasted this long, its well worth the money."
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"For those that care you can get the latest software from here [...]Conclusion:It is a very good headset for the price with just shy of great sound (there can be a little hiss with side tone turned on)."
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"It's much more comfortable than others I've tried, I definitely prefer the fabric-like ear covers that feel nice, even after extended periods of time over the cheap feeling plastic-like covers that I had on my previous headset."
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"Con:It's overpriced with no quality control so you're paying for the Corsair name being on it rather than a high price because it's a good product."
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"I shipped back and tried replacing this headset 3 times and each time it had the same defect that Corsair likes to pretend doesn't exist and at $18+ each time you have to return this defective piece of crap to them it's easy to double the price you actually pay for these trying to get a fully working pair."
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Quality

Quality:
"High quality throughout with only a small complaint about the type of wire covering used on the cable."
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"Aside from that the sound quality isn't that impressive, everything sounds forced to the midrange and worse than my old cheap plantronics."
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"Very disappointed in the seriously low quality of service display on their RMA department."
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"Another problem is the sound quality."
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"Cousinet comfortable but scratch quality plastics: mediocre."
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"I would consider this headset worth the money, but at the same time I was disappointed in the sound quality."
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"The sound quality was great, while they worked."
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"The microphone quality is nice as well."
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"Durable and good quality sound."
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"The Corsair Vengeance Headphones are of nice and sturdy construction and the sound quality is adequate."
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"Not a lot of bass, but the sound quality is still very nice."
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Range

Range:
"It's a weird feeling having that range of audio from a pair of headphones."
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"Given the price of these headphones coupled with the huge bottom range missing I can't give these 4 stars even though they perform very well otherwise."
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"The clarity and quality of the mid and high range make up for this failure a little, but not enough."
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"Unfortunately, the microphone broke after less than 90 days of normal use, which is totally unacceptable for a headset in this price range."
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"The most important option for me is the sound, and to me these were not very good for the price range."
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"On the good side the range is good for up to 15 ft, and the battery last for a day of constant usage."
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"Overall, the mic and sound quality are good for the price range."
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"The mic quality is pretty good for the price range of this headset."
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"I am no audiophile, but it appears to have good high and mid range reproduction."
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"Pros:Sound Quality - At the Price range of $69.99 these things have amazing sound."
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Setting

Setting:
"The mic will often pick up my keystrokes or my dog barking and it becomes quite hard to balance the settings throughout all kinds of programs."
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"The microphone is really weak, and I think the only reason it's a problem is that it does not have a microphone boost option in the settings (unlike every other headset I've used)."
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"Pros: + Stunning 7.1 positioning and distance accuracy + Sound reproduction is extremely accurate + Eagerly responds to EQ tweaks - your preference is its pleasure + Ability to tweak 7.1 speaker location (this functions perfectly, but the UI is silly) + Comfortable + Impressive build qualityCons: - Slightly wide because of headband placement on outside of cones - OOB EQ settings are painfully tinny - Silly 7.1 tweaking UI has you hunting for pixels for best resultsComments:Make sure to download the Corsair drivers, open the app, set it in 7.1 and tweak the EQ 7.1 speaker positioning."
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"The presets have weak bass settings, however you can customize them to suit your own needs."
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"The sound is great, the setup took 20 minutes (I had problem getting them to work in mumble it took a few setting adjustments for my noobness to figure it out)."
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"Also, after messing with the settings I have found the setting for the sound that i like and it sounds amazing."
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"Once we loaded the control panel and figured out the settings they have been fantastic."
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"The sound quality is excellent; I downloaded the driver and tinkered around with the settings a bit, but as far as quality goes, this headset is far more superior to any other headset I've had in the past."
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"However, out of the box, it will sound awfully flat, so don't expect to get away with great sound without having to tweak the EQ settings first."
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"The sound is great but i found to get the best sound took a little tweaking of the settings in the driver."
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Sound

Sound:
"These headphones sound terrible."
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"Dingy drab transistor radio sounding for something that boasts of having what they claim this junk headset has."
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"No, good base sounds, high treble transistor radio sounds!"
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"Aside from that the sound quality isn't that impressive, everything sounds forced to the midrange and worse than my old cheap plantronics."
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"It's not a real 5.1 or 7.1 sound but most people won't be able to tell."
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"The sound quality was great, while they worked."
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"Durable and good quality sound."
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"Best surround sound headphones I have used."
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"Great sound."
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"Good sound just hurts my head after an hour."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"One speaker broke in 3 months."
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"If you turn it to, or past 52% volume, there is an ultra annoying buzzing distortion from the drivers speakers.3."
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"I find that most headset speakers don't fit comfortably around my big ears."
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"Fast forward 1 week.....These things hurt my left ear... no matter what I do....my left ear just is very irritated by these headphones...the cushions are nice memory foam but they evidently remembered to be more collapsed than at first and now they dont push out far enough to keep my ear from rubbing against the speaker grating inside and its most unpleasant."
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"I really wanted to like these and do enjoy the larger speaker drivers (not to be confused with software), comfort and build quality."
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"Pros:Super comfortable padding on the top and earmuffsSuperb speakers, good highs, mids & decent lowsGood companion software although it isn't required for useGreat quality usb cableCons:Mic isn't very adjustable flexible"
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"After a week of ear-bud use, then built in monitor speakers, the 1500's are such a magnificent improvement!"
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"The sound quality is quite good at least in 2 speaker emulation."
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"It probably functions better laying on my desk as cheap speakers than to be on my head because of the lack of comfort this headset has."
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Surround

Surround:
"Summary...Audio: Medicore, disappointing for the emphasis placed on surround sound with this product."
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"All in all, great buy for the money.. was going to get the Steelseries Siberia v2 but didn't know how well sound was compared to this 7.1 USB digital surround sound headset."
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"So far, these are one of the best, if not the best, virtual surround headsets I've owned."
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"This headset has amazing sound in Guild Wars 2 and does a really good job reproducing surround sound 7.1It is not as user friendly as it should with needing to find and install the drivers off their website."
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"What was dissapointed was the sound quality and the 7.1 surround that works but its still virtual, I still not able to identify where the sounds come from what would really help on FPS games."
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"Compared to my G930 i feel the surround may not be as good but very close it could be due to the soundcard, but how they sound ingame is no comparison, the 930s bass is lacking these seem to have a good balance with tweaking."
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"Best surround sound headphones I have used."
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"The surround sound seems to work well enough, but to tell the truth I have used them more for phone conferences at work."
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"I really liked the simulated Dolby surround sound simulation as it made gaming and movies seem much more real."
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"Great value headphones with surround sound."
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"Over all for the price, quality, and durability I'd say get a Logitech USB Headset H530 instead it might be years old but the mic is a lot better and the headphones aren't bad even if they aren't 7.1 surround sound amazing."
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USB

USB:
"Edit: Oh and don't try to plug this headset into a USB 3.0 port, at best it will mutilate the audio and at worst it will bluescreen the computer."
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"All in all, great buy for the money.. was going to get the Steelseries Siberia v2 but didn't know how well sound was compared to this 7.1 USB digital surround sound headset."
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"-While it's not a con for me, PLEASE NOTE that this connects to the computer via USB, not through any audio jack"
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"The only two problems with them is that they don't work correctly with USB 3.0 connections and the cable connection to the head phones itself can break inside the head set causing it to fail."
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"-I had an intermittent problem with sound crackle while using the 1500 on the USB 3.0 port on my Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Board."
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"Another problem with most of these headsets was that they used USB so equalizers, such as the ones provided by onboard sound, would not work with them."
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"They have a very nice long usb cord that is much more flexable than the normal usb cables."
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"Edit: Oh and don't try to plug this headset into a USB 3.0 port, at best it will mutilate the audio and at worst it will bluescreen the computer."
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"The earpads where the first thing to go on my old headset)Nice Long USB Corb!"
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"I own both and prefer the USB version the best."
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"Over all for the price, quality, and durability I'd say get a Logitech USB Headset H530 instead it might be years old but the mic is a lot better and the headphones aren't bad even if they aren't 7.1 surround sound amazing."
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Video

Video:
"This isn't really a great headset for music... or for movies... because it pushes back the bass and drops of the high-end."
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"Synopsis: Great for gaming, questionable quality control issues, not so good for music, kinda good for movies."
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"Now this is not to say i have any problems listening to music or video cause i don't they are perfectly fine but i didn't buy these for ultimate fidelity and really they are around 80 bucks as long as they last i am good to go"
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"This makes them extremely good for gaming, although for music and movies they're only okay, considering the price."
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"Look I wasn't on a budget so when i got this i was expecting it to be great sounds like movie theater sounds in my ear."
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"I used them for a variety of things from gaming, music, and watching videos, and for all of them, they worked great."
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"Movies and games are fun even though I rarely use these to watch a movie."
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"I will say that the sound quality on the 1500s was far superior to my G930s when listening to movies and music, but this doesn't offset its other shortcomings."
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Volume:
"Also the volume adjuster brick sits at an uncomfortable distance from the headset."
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"I traced the problem to a loose connection in the volume control."
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"My only dislike of the headset is that the volume control unit is too close to the earpiece, such that it doesn't quite make it to my chair lap at a normal seated position (I'm 6'2, YMMV)."
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"The volume control is a little flimsy.."
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"However, I received these in October 2012 and as of April 20 2013 they have developed the same problem at the inline mute volume control."
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"The problem is where the volume controls lie."
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"All corsair needs to do to make any of their headsets absolutely amazing is integrate the in line volume and mute controls into the body of the headset and make the cords a little bit longer, maybe 2 feet longer at most."
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"The volume adjuster on the cord really breaks easily overheats a lot so it's best not to leave bare skin exposed near it."
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"Pros:Comfy, not too tight (fits snugly but not enough to be uncomfortable)Good directional sound (side to side is great, front to back is ok but not stellar)Feel sturdy (metal band, good weight but not too heavy)Long braided cord (feels durable and very flexible)Volume and mic control (lights up blue when on and red when off muted, blinks when they are not selected as sound device)Fully adjustable micExcellent music sound qualityCons:Not true 7.1 soundBass not very deep in games (its decent, and so far only one game tested though)In all Im very happy with this headset."
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"The volume controls seem slow to react and don't even work with some applications, notably youtube (I have to use the youtube volume slider on the page to reduce increase volume).But overall they work and they are pretty cheap."
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"In terms of hardware there's not much to say beyond noting that the volume and mic-mute on the chord is very nice."
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