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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset by Review Summary ,  Sep 14, 2015

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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage Wireless Gaming Headset
Report Date: 12/16/2015
Based on 250 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.4
Returned or considering to return: 8.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Color5.0   above average
Battery4.8   above average
Range4.8   above average
Light4.6   above average
Control4.4   above average
Sound4.4   average
Voice4.3   above average
Listening4.2   average
Wireless4.2   average
Quality4.1   average
Comfortable4.0   below average
Gaming3.9   below average
Music3.9   below average
Price3.7   below average
Audio3.6   below average
Volume3.6   average
Microphone3.3   below average
Charging3.2   below average
USB3.1   below average
Cable3.0   below average
Noise2.9   mediocre
Plug2.5   below average
Plastic1.7   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"You may get an error caused by the Windows Audio Service being non-operational."
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"So, despite the frustrating firmware updates, (Which caused the device to crash, and then was unusable until I drained the entire battery and tried again the next day), hours pouring over forums, and finally, technical support directly from the manufacturer, I was unable to resolve the audio quality issues."
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"The device is solid, and doesn't give me the impression that it's going to fall apart immediately, however, the installation and the audio quality are horrible."
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"As said, audio quality is not the best but does the job, can't say the same at all about the mic."
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"The audio quality is not astonishing but it's quite good as well."
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"This headphone is too much good in 3D audio positioning, in which above music headphones are fail."
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"Pros:Good audio qualityDurableLights are visually appealingCons:Incredibly UncomfortableMic is much more quiet than it should be, making it hard to use in group conversationsOverall, 2 10, would not recommend or buy again"
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"I am able to hear everything clearly as it is able to solidly send treble and bass, and has good 3D audio functions and audio options."
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"The software is nice too - choose from a myriad of preset audio profiles or choose your own."
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"The device uses the 2.4Ghz Band for it's wireless connection, which pretty much everything else uses as well, so it creates a lot of distortion in the audio, random pops, and this constant waterfall sound because of all the interferance."
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Battery

Battery:
"I'm also having major problems with the battery life, they refuse to hold the 16 hour charge that was advertised and tend to only hold about 4-8 hours of charge."
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"The battery life had decreased drastically; I'd say a good 5 hours were lost."
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"the only slightly positive thing I have to say about this headset is that IF (and I stress IF) you are able to fully charge the headset it has a long battery life."
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"The battery life is excellent and they come with a long USB cable so they can be charged while in use."
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"Battery Life - They last a good 6 hours when fully charged."
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"Battery life is surprisingly good, i cannot remember the last time i charged it most of the time."
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Cable

Cable:
"After 8 months the usb cable is starting to fail, even tho it's always at the same place, so there's no danger but anyway right channel is getting silent sometimes and I have to mess around the cable a little bit (not too much, at least) in order to fix it."
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"Add to this the fact that the cord does not include a lapel clip, and you have an annoying feature that will not improve with time."
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"And that was due to a problem with how fragile the usb cord itself is and the wiring."
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"It seemed like the broken cord was the only one that worked with it."
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"Unfortunately, The cord is a bit stiff, and unwiedly, and the ear cups are a bit uncomfortable."
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"Having a couple of sets of corded headsets it is always annoying having my chair roll over the cable and get tangled in the wheel."
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"Came with a really good usb cord."
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"I'm even pleased with the charging cord."
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"Love that the usb cable is detachable!"
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"The battery life is excellent and they come with a long USB cable so they can be charged while in use."
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"Good bass.+Detachable mic.+Corded USB cable."
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Charging

Charging:
"Headset became unresponsive and will no longer charge."
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"cheaply made and when i went thru the RMA (return under warranty) it was hellish , the usb charger broke inside of it and i had to SHIP it to get a new one and had to pay for shipping with my own $ , when i got a replacement from creative it was faulty and did not charge when i upgraded the drivers (from the creative website) it broke my new replacement headset and was unusable they told me to go throught the RMA again... with the shipping cost i could have bought a new one from another company and not have all these problems."
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"The inner part of charging bay on the headset broke causing it to not be able to charge any longer."
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"The problem was, when they were shipped to me they would not charge (Maybe the charger port was broken)."
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"cheaply made and when i went thru the RMA (return under warranty) it was hellish , the usb charger broke inside of it and i had to SHIP it to get a new one and had to pay for shipping with my own $ , when i got a replacement from creative it was faulty and did not charge when i upgraded the drivers (from the creative website) it broke my new replacement headset and was unusable they told me to go throught the RMA again... with the shipping cost i could have bought a new one from another company and not have all these problems."
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"I'm even pleased with the charging cord."
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"It holds the charge longer than expected and has good range."
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"the only slightly positive thing I have to say about this headset is that IF (and I stress IF) you are able to fully charge the headset it has a long battery life."
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"Second to that, I've owned it for 8 or 9 months and it won't hold a charge very well."
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Color

Color:
"The leds are pretty cool and can be set to any color you like."
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"I love the color changing ability and the voice changer that comes with it is tons of fun too on occasion."
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"-The software constantly crashes and only the color selection for the headset works good."
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"Note to Creative - consider removing the color changing earcups an drop the price $10."
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"A few hours of use and this devilish object showed his true nature, here's a list of things I've discovered about the headset that should make you consider buying something else if you are in the market for wireless sound:-The famous led lighting system advertised as a great way to personalize your headset with millions of color choices and bright beautiful effects.....well it actually hums when activated, it hums in the background!"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Only complaint is in the comfort department."
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"Would not recommend to anyone who cares about comfort."
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"I myself wear glasses and it's hard to find earphones of this type that will be comfortable for long periods of time."
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"To me, it seemed comfortable enough, and of course there may be slight discomfort at the stems of your eyeglasses."
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"My biggest complaint is the comfort, or lack thereof, of these headphones."
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"LIKES- Great range - over 40 feet line of sight (Not so good through walls, but that's to be expected)- Voice changing app very fun- Great price- Lights on headphones remind you at a glance that they are onDISLIKES- Ear cups twist the wrong way when stowed (Ear cups face your shoulders instead of facing out)- Ear cups not very comfortable- pleather cups are par for the course, but these are kinda hard and after a good week, they haven't gotten any more comfortable- Microphone hard to insert - for a while I thought the microphone was DOA until I pushed and twisted it in extra hard."
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"Comfortable, goes right over the ears, extremely clear sound."
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"I tested over 10 headphones from $20-$300 and the Rage had good sound and call quality, comfort, and reliability."
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"Reasonably comfortable, very good sound, lousy support software."
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"Usage: Remote office and light gamingVery easy setup (Windows 7 x64 - did not install the software) , nice sound, very comfortable fit (I do not wear glasses)."
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"Pros:software, sound quality, bass quality, wireless reception, comfort, very good for gaming and movies, good lookin'Cons:-keeps beeping maybe every 10 seconds when the battery is low and no way to disable it besides charging it-no 3.5mm jack (this is the worst thing about this headset)Overall, this is very good and affordable"
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Connection

Connection:
"Sadly, that unit failed when its weak link (the connection point of the over-head strap to the ear cups) broke on one side."
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"Apparently a piece of plastic holding the female connection in place in the headset broke."
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"I broke the connection inside the head phone where the mini usb cable seats."
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"But overall the headset leaves much to be desired from a gaming frequent VoIP user as the mic has terrible quality, a poor connection and frequently emits static."
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"The device uses the 2.4Ghz Band for it's wireless connection, which pretty much everything else uses as well, so it creates a lot of distortion in the audio, random pops, and this constant waterfall sound because of all the interferance."
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"Finally, I decide to check the USB cable, to see if it was connected well."
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"I bought this as a christmas gift for a relative, and he is very pleased with the audio, the wireless range on the headset is decent he frequently walks into other rooms on teamspeak and stays clear and connected."
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"It delivers good sound on both ends of the connection, it is comfortable and it is not absurdly expensive."
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"Without the USB connection the headset stays charged for a good while."
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Control

Control:
"Not as Good:- Installation of the control panel was a bit difficult - I had to shut down the installer (stalled at 71% during audio driver installation) and restart the process."
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"I have only one complaint with this headset - the control panel is not included on a CD in the box and tracking it down online proved to be a lot more challenging than it should have been."
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"However, I am impressed with the sound, comfort, and software control panel (downloaded from Creative)."
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"The sound alone, in 7.1 (which I recommend using the control panel to get surround style sound) is pretty impressive."
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"The controls are nice."
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"I found the controls easy to use, although if you are using the phones for normal sound instead of gaming, I would turn off the Smart Volume."
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"They do indeed feel nice.+ The volume controls use a tone that indicates increasing or decreasing (I'm not sure why this is needed, because the sound level changes as well).+ The control panel installs a a convenient software updater."
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Design

Design:
"Designed to fail after a year I guess."
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"I've used this headset for five months now, let me say forefront that I am no expert in the mater of sound but you don't need to be to note the blatant mistakes in design and audio quality of this model, in fact, the more I use them, the more I hate them, to the point that I've switched back to a 5 dollar silicone bud pair of headphones because they offer better sound quality and comfort."
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"For a budget minded purchaser these headphones are ok, however there is some flaws with the design as wearing these for an extended time did become uncomfortable."
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"I accept the breakage as my fault, but it revealed a very real design weakness with this product."
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"This is either a very bad design or they have sent me a broken component."
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"Because the earcups are sealed back design, they do a decent job of attenuating external noise and keeping your gaming from disturbing others in the room."
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"Design:The headphones are a handsome Black with red accents - a nice design job."
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"I understand that steel core is a highly durable design and that the snug fit minimizes outside sounds which provides a more immersive experience; that's all good."
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"The Creative Rage's addition to the Creative family introduces the customizable illuminated LED cups, as well as a cleaner look on the headset's design."
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"They are usually loaded with powerful and bass-ful sounds, comfortable design, and easy to use software."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"the quality of the mic is below average and not suitable for reliable communication while gaming, and if you have a large head you will also have trouble wearing the headset for any prolonged duration."
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"The sound is a little on the tinny side, and the the earpieces get a little uncomfortable after a long gaming session, so I usually wind up using my corded Sennheiser headset for most solo sessions and the occasional late night gaming marathon, but for hopping on really quick and bull s***ting for an hour, these work fine."
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"For a gaming headset this is unacceptable."
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"Not only good for gaming but also great for listing to music."
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"But Im not sure how good the surround sound is compared to other gaming headsets."
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"For music or gaming I would find something else though, as the horrible, sloppy bass response of these is profoundly noticeable and ruin the listening experience."
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"The sound is fantastic and great for gaming."
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"Great headset and excellent gaming sound."
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"Headset works great for all types of gaming and music at late night hours so only the player hears......"
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"With gaming it's amazing."
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"After a gaming session (2 hours, maybe 3 at best) if I can even keep it on, will be drained pretty good."
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Light

Light:
"The dongle light flashes when the headphones are powered off, which is annoying, but nothing a small piece of Scotch 33 can'tThe control panel will not work with any other system audio device, and lets you know as soon as you disconnect or unplug either one."
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"The LED lights still work as well."
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"Sound fx is a bust if your voice is monotone but the other options and great and as an added bonus the led lights on the ear cups can change colors and pulse to the beat of music if your listening to it and the option is on."
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"Usage: Remote office and light gamingVery easy setup (Windows 7 x64 - did not install the software) , nice sound, very comfortable fit (I do not wear glasses)."
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"I really wanted to like these headphones, they were comfortable, had cool lights with on-headset mute and volume controls."
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"And they light up, oohhh pretty."
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Listening

Listening:
"I would not recommend these for music listening -- they are sealed and somewhat chesty for music listening, but they'd do in a pinch."
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"They would be helpful if they increased and decreased in volume as you turn the dial but they don't which makes them useless and a little annoying against whatever you are currently listening to."
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"The sound quality is very good, with nice crisp middle-range (great for watching TV shows) and nice, broad spectrum bass for listening to music and or sound effects in games."
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"I actually think that their Crystalizer programming helps when listening to music; it was a great combination."
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"I would recommend this to any gamer who would like to have a private listening environment, without a huge investment."
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"Testing it out by just listening to some well loved familiar music, I was able to really make some dramatic improvements to the native sound of my audio."
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"with a Sony headset that sells for roughly the same amount, I found the Tactic3D Rage to deliver superior sound qualityespecially when listening to music using the SBX Pro Studio software."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"For a simple gamer it is pretty good, but it is terribly flawed when it comes to the microphone."
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"The microphone sounds robotic and virtualized, providing an unpleasant sound to those in a voice chat with me."
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"the quality of the mic is below average and not suitable for reliable communication while gaming, and if you have a large head you will also have trouble wearing the headset for any prolonged duration."
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"The mic though...it's terrible."
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"Microphone broke after just a few months."
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"I'd forget I would wear them if the cords didn't tear so easily on them and the microphones worked."
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"Sound is very good, mic is good."
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"Great sound range, clear mic pickup, decent wireless range."
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"The mic doesn't have a lot of static and the sound is good when he records videos."
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"For a simple gamer it is pretty good, but it is terribly flawed when it comes to the microphone."
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"The sound Quality is ok and the mic decent."
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Music

Music:
"This headphone is too much good in 3D audio positioning, in which above music headphones are fail."
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"Not only good for gaming but also great for listing to music."
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"I tried Left 4 Dead and the music is clear, much cleaner audio than my cheap headset before this."
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"- Headphone quality is quite good, not as great as dedicated music headphones, but good as a replacement (especially since wireless).Now for the bad."
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"I would not recommend these for music listening -- they are sealed and somewhat chesty for music listening, but they'd do in a pinch."
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"These are not as great as my high end earphones I use for music (think 300 bucks) but are fine for less precise listening."
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"Games, music and movies all sound crystal clear, with such a feel-good effect."
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"Headset works great for all types of gaming and music at late night hours so only the player hears......"
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"I use these for movies, YouTube vids, and music- all sound amazing, so I have no issues with the sound quality."
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"This headphone is too much good in 3D audio positioning, in which above music headphones are fail."
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"I tried Left 4 Dead and the music is clear, much cleaner audio than my cheap headset before this."
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Noise

Noise:
"I don't believe this mike is Noise Cancelling- Micro-usb port is hard to plug in (on headphones for charging) I guess they used the same plug cords as their corded headphones."
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"The top band is annoying, it hurts my head after 30m-1hr of use, and there's some kind of weird buzz sound mostly in the left side, the software it's ok, the mic too, the material covering the cord produce an annoying noise when it's rubbing a surface.2nd EditionThe red plastic part for head size support in the left side crack after 3 months, what a waste of money."
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"I hear a bit of static and a high pitched weird noise when I tried battlefield 3.The 3D Rage is also very uncomfortable!"
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"The comfort is decent I guess but because of the stiff USB cable there are a lot of uncomfortable vibrations and noises produced by the headset itself."
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"* The mic is very sensitive, moving it half a cm in one direction or the other can vastly change the voice quality* The headset's noise isolation isn't as good as I expected."
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"That said, when used in online conversation folks have complained about fairly severe noise distortion -- one listener asked why I sounded like satan."
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"I work in a noisy environment, but these drown out external sound very well."
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"The sound quality is great but the microphone picks up all background noise (no noise gate)."
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"Because the earcups are sealed back design, they do a decent job of attenuating external noise and keeping your gaming from disturbing others in the room."
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"The detachable, noise cancelling boom mic is fantastic."
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"It's clearer, a heck of a lot more comfortable, and it's noise cancelling!"
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Making the speakers into a swivel mount was a HORRIBLE idea and all it took was a small plastic piece chipping off to make them loose."
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"Pros:good audio quality in and outgood USB cableMic is fairly noninvasiveIncluded software works wellCons:Weak structureMostly plastic structurehard leather earpiecesvolume wheel is easy to bump on a high desk chairCable could be a bit longer (less than 4 feet)cushioning is hard and uncomfortable"
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"The sound is GREAT, unfortunately the pivot on the left headpiece is cheap plastic and broke a month into ownership."
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"I have had the tactic3d rage for about 5-6 months and have already had to RMA them once after a couple of months because the plastic is faulty and cheaply made right above earpiece and keeps breaking and now the replacement set is doing the same thing after just a couple more months...not to mention every time you have to RMA they expect you to pay for shipping and insurance, was around $30 last time."
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"All my other headsets have broken at the plastic portions inside before the speakers started to go."
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"Bought the Rage instead of the Alpha Tactic3D since my last two Alpha's broke due to plastic stress and overuse."
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"The cushion isn't as substantial as it looks and the over the head plastic is very sturdy ... usually a good thing, but some flexibility would make up for the weak cushioning."
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"Pros:good audio quality in and outgood USB cableMic is fairly noninvasiveIncluded software works wellCons:Weak structureMostly plastic structurehard leather earpiecesvolume wheel is easy to bump on a high desk chairCable could be a bit longer (less than 4 feet)cushioning is hard and uncomfortable"
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"The one thing that I don't like about this headset is how it feels on my ears, there's hardly any padding between the wearers ears and the hard plastic of the headset, had Creative Sound added more padding I would've rated this 5 stars."
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"overall this headset has very nice build quality, it has quite a bit of plastic on it, but that doesn't comprehend the quality at all."
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Plug

Plug:
"Then, after it dies, you charge it for a bit from a wall mounted USB adapter, (Not your computer, not sure why), and then you plug it into your computer and attempt the update again."
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"(I hate mini-USB plugs)So, I have to say, I would recommend the headset, with the warning about the battery life."
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"The headset was literally plug and play and could not be easier to use."
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"I don't believe this mike is Noise Cancelling- Micro-usb port is hard to plug in (on headphones for charging) I guess they used the same plug cords as their corded headphones."
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"I expected the plug to be the point of failure and I was unfortunately correct."
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"To satisfy my curiosity I unplugged the headset and looked at the connector and to my surprise it is not a standard 1 8 in plug but it is the headset version of the 1 8 in plug (it has 4 contacts instead of 3), but I have not tested how well the mic works on my phone."
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"(I hate mini-USB plugs)So, I have to say, I would recommend the headset, with the warning about the battery life."
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"The sound quality on this headset is great, the software is easy to work with, and they are plug and play."
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"Positives:Super easy wireless hookup, plug and play."
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"looked around found best price here they look gr8 very easy to hook up plug and play long batt."
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"the nice addition of a 3.5mm to 3.5mm plug is very nice as well."
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Price

Price:
"It was nice while it lasted, but due to this issue it was not a good buy for the money I paid."
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"Pros:software, sound quality, bass quality, wireless reception, comfort, very good for gaming and movies, good lookin'Cons:-keeps beeping maybe every 10 seconds when the battery is low and no way to disable it besides charging it-no 3.5mm jack (this is the worst thing about this headset)Overall, this is very good and affordable"
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"Which is probably one the worst stress-points to go cheap on."
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"Other brands selling for this price, you're almost guaranteed to get junk."
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"I don't know why, Creative has put such a less price for this masterpiece."
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"The sound is GREAT, unfortunately the pivot on the left headpiece is cheap plastic and broke a month into ownership."
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"Great price and quick shipping."
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"They are well worth the price."
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"They are also fully compatible with PS4, which is a huge plus and a money saver for me."
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"Pros:software, sound quality, bass quality, wireless reception, comfort, very good for gaming and movies, good lookin'Cons:-keeps beeping maybe every 10 seconds when the battery is low and no way to disable it besides charging it-no 3.5mm jack (this is the worst thing about this headset)Overall, this is very good and affordable"
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"Its best and affordable."
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Quality

Quality:
"the quality of the mic is below average and not suitable for reliable communication while gaming, and if you have a large head you will also have trouble wearing the headset for any prolonged duration."
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"Not the BEST quality but seems to be the best overall for use in a busy office environment for calls and listening to music to drown out others around me."
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"Worst sounding quality I've ever heard was in those 4 speakers one ear b. s. It sounded like a mouse s***ing through a trumpet, as far as the low end went."
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"So, despite the frustrating firmware updates, (Which caused the device to crash, and then was unusable until I drained the entire battery and tried again the next day), hours pouring over forums, and finally, technical support directly from the manufacturer, I was unable to resolve the audio quality issues."
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"The device is solid, and doesn't give me the impression that it's going to fall apart immediately, however, the installation and the audio quality are horrible."
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"The audio quality is not astonishing but it's quite good as well."
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"The sound Quality is ok and the mic decent."
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"Sound quality: 5 5 Amazing."
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"I tested over 10 headphones from $20-$300 and the Rage had good sound and call quality, comfort, and reliability."
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"The sound quality is excellent and loud."
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"The sound quality is decent, but feels like around 100 to 200hz is artificial to me."
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Range

Range:
"LIKES- Great range - over 40 feet line of sight (Not so good through walls, but that's to be expected)- Voice changing app very fun- Great price- Lights on headphones remind you at a glance that they are onDISLIKES- Ear cups twist the wrong way when stowed (Ear cups face your shoulders instead of facing out)- Ear cups not very comfortable- pleather cups are par for the course, but these are kinda hard and after a good week, they haven't gotten any more comfortable- Microphone hard to insert - for a while I thought the microphone was DOA until I pushed and twisted it in extra hard."
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"Great sound range, clear mic pickup, decent wireless range."
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"It holds the charge longer than expected and has good range."
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"The broadcast range is clear within my entire house, through walls, where other (Logitech) falls short."
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"The range on the wireless is excellent, and the ability to disconnect the mic is nice."
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Sound

Sound:
"The microphone sounds robotic and virtualized, providing an unpleasant sound to those in a voice chat with me."
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"Worst sounding quality I've ever heard was in those 4 speakers one ear b. s. It sounded like a mouse s***ing through a trumpet, as far as the low end went."
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"The sound is GREAT, unfortunately the pivot on the left headpiece is cheap plastic and broke a month into ownership."
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"it is probably one of the best sounding headsets i have ever used but the reason i gave it 2 stars is because you can't take advantage of the great sound when you can't even wear it for too long."
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"I've used this headset for five months now, let me say forefront that I am no expert in the mater of sound but you don't need to be to note the blatant mistakes in design and audio quality of this model, in fact, the more I use them, the more I hate them, to the point that I've switched back to a 5 dollar silicone bud pair of headphones because they offer better sound quality and comfort."
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"At first I am going to say these sound great."
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"Good sound, pretty loud and good signal strength."
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"The sound is fantastic and great for gaming."
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"Sound is very good, mic is good."
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"Great sound range, clear mic pickup, decent wireless range."
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USB

USB:
"cheaply made and when i went thru the RMA (return under warranty) it was hellish , the usb charger broke inside of it and i had to SHIP it to get a new one and had to pay for shipping with my own $ , when i got a replacement from creative it was faulty and did not charge when i upgraded the drivers (from the creative website) it broke my new replacement headset and was unusable they told me to go throught the RMA again... with the shipping cost i could have bought a new one from another company and not have all these problems."
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"I however am on my second pair as the USB port has broken or recessed on both pairs I have owned and as a result the headphones no longer charge."
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"So, after three days of troubleshooting, their support site being down for maintenance, and still being unable to solve the issue, I'm going to give the USB version a shot, because again, the quality of the speakers, mic, and headset itself don't seem to be the issue."
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"After 8 months the usb cable is starting to fail, even tho it's always at the same place, so there's no danger but anyway right channel is getting silent sometimes and I have to mess around the cable a little bit (not too much, at least) in order to fix it."
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"And that was due to a problem with how fragile the usb cord itself is and the wiring."
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"Frequent uses causes the usb hub on the headset to become loose and damaged due to the heavy weight of the wire itself."
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"Came with a really good usb cord."
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"Love that the usb cable is detachable!"
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"The fact I can do usb or 3.5mm for my phone is amazing."
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"The battery life is excellent and they come with a long USB cable so they can be charged while in use."
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"Great headset, the first wireless one I've ever had, had to replace it once because the dog chewed up the USB receiver, but the great thing about these is that you can easily sync the same headset to a different receiver."
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Voice

Voice:
"The microphone sounds robotic and virtualized, providing an unpleasant sound to those in a voice chat with me."
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"The software manages what Creative calls the SBX Pro Studio, which includes a Crystalizer (enhances game sounds), Surround sound, enhanced bass, Dialog Plus (enhances voices in games), Smart volume (attempts to deliver constant volume levels so as to keep from having abrupt volume changes), VoiceFX (to change your voice output to other gamers), and SB Prism (which changes the colors of the earphone lights)."
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"LIKES- Great range - over 40 feet line of sight (Not so good through walls, but that's to be expected)- Voice changing app very fun- Great price- Lights on headphones remind you at a glance that they are onDISLIKES- Ear cups twist the wrong way when stowed (Ear cups face your shoulders instead of facing out)- Ear cups not very comfortable- pleather cups are par for the course, but these are kinda hard and after a good week, they haven't gotten any more comfortable- Microphone hard to insert - for a while I thought the microphone was DOA until I pushed and twisted it in extra hard."
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"Sound fx is a bust if your voice is monotone but the other options and great and as an added bonus the led lights on the ear cups can change colors and pulse to the beat of music if your listening to it and the option is on."
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"The only issue is some people on teamspeak think I sound a bit quite (easy to fix if they turn me up and sound test works great so idk) and the voice fx barely works but then again I have a very monotone voice so that may be part of it."
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"I love the color changing ability and the voice changer that comes with it is tons of fun too on occasion."
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"All I can say is awesome, nice headset for my big head, and cool voice changing setup with the software, it works for me sound is great and it is comfortable to wear, though it can get hot at times,but thats OTAY."
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"On the one hand I love it, especially the voices, adds some extra fun to games."
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Volume

Volume:
"The volume dial broke off a couple months in."
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"The software manages what Creative calls the SBX Pro Studio, which includes a Crystalizer (enhances game sounds), Surround sound, enhanced bass, Dialog Plus (enhances voices in games), Smart volume (attempts to deliver constant volume levels so as to keep from having abrupt volume changes), VoiceFX (to change your voice output to other gamers), and SB Prism (which changes the colors of the earphone lights)."
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"One was with the HID Service not starting automatically and causing the volume dial to not actually adjust volume with my system, but that might have been a keyboard problem and was a simple fix."
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"I don't know if it's my computer, or the software configuration, but I can't get the mic to sound at a good volume."
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"I really wanted to like these headphones, they were comfortable, had cool lights with on-headset mute and volume controls."
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"Having a wireless gaming headset with the ability to change volume on the headset itself is great, as is the removable microphone (although the overall quality of the microphone itself is another question)."
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"The volume control was easy to adjust while in use."
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"They do indeed feel nice.+ The volume controls use a tone that indicates increasing or decreasing (I'm not sure why this is needed, because the sound level changes as well).+ The control panel installs a a convenient software updater."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"It's just the wireless that's making this a terrible choice."
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"I know silly complaint, but it would've been nice to've added the option, as these are only good for wireless gaming really."
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"I have never been happy with the sound quality of wireless headsets, until now."
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"The mic is not great, but is better than average for a wireless headset."
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"The thing that made me give this review ONE star is what I hate the most about this headset: The wireless USB receiver."
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"* The wireless style is not compatible with mobile devices."
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"Great sound range, clear mic pickup, decent wireless range."
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"one of the best wireless headset i have used"
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"Perfect wireless headphones."
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"Great headset, the first wireless one I've ever had, had to replace it once because the dog chewed up the USB receiver, but the great thing about these is that you can easily sync the same headset to a different receiver."
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"The device uses the 2.4Ghz Band for it's wireless connection, which pretty much everything else uses as well, so it creates a lot of distortion in the audio, random pops, and this constant waterfall sound because of all the interferance."
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