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Razer Battlefield 4 Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset (RZ04-00720300-R3U1) by Review Summary ,  Aug 1, 2015

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Razer Battlefield 4 Razer BlackShark Over Ear Noise Isolating PC Gaming Headset (RZ04-00720300-R3U1)
Report Date: 12/31/2015
Based on 248 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 3.6%

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Individual Feature Rating
Fit4.8   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Comfortable4.3   below average
Gaming4.3   average
Microphone4.3   above average
Sound4.3   average
Metal4.2   average
Music4.2   average
Price4.2   average
Razer4.0   average
Noise3.9   average
Audio3.7   below average
Cable2.7   below average
Design2.5   mediocre


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Audio

Audio:
"Audio splitter broke after few months of use, but this can be replaced for about 1 US DOLLAR."
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"Pros:Very comfortable, microphone is adjustable and has windbreaking cover on it, has single audio jack but includes an adapter to split the microphone and headphone inputs, good audio quality, and they just look awesomeCons:the only downside to the headphones is they dont have a volume control on them."
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"I ran some audio tests with them and the sound quality isn't good at all, in my audiophile opinion."
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"The two downsides is that the audio quality will not impress for listening to music, despite the CCAW voice coils and neodynium drivers, the other being that the cord is not braided and is rather short unless you use the extension provided with the headset."
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"They're very comfortable, the audio on them is very clear and everyone on my comms tells me that I sound clear as well."
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"Pros:Very comfortable, microphone is adjustable and has windbreaking cover on it, has single audio jack but includes an adapter to split the microphone and headphone inputs, good audio quality, and they just look awesomeCons:the only downside to the headphones is they dont have a volume control on them."
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"The audio quality is very good, especially for the price, and the microphone quality often leaves my friends asking if I use professional recording equipment."
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"I'm frequently in a ~38 ambient dB room, and with only a small amount of audio, it downs out well."
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"On the audio side everything seems to be good as things come out clear."
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Cable

Cable:
"the arm can't be tightend to hold in one spot, the cable is too short and needs a very flimsy adapter."
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"I have had these for 2 years and they still work fine but recently I got the cord stuck in a conveyer belt at an airport, which broke the mic but it still sounds amazing and are very comfortable."
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"After trying to run down the problem, it seems to be somewhere within the headset or cord itself."
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"Also seems like I got a canned response with the whole software hardware splitter cable line, and with the number of complaints from people having the same issue, you'd think Razer would know what the issue is and just replace what's needs replaced without running me through a process."
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"Here's what they say: As per your issue, please test it on a smart phone, with and without the splitter cable, Based on this we would be able to determine if the problem is with the software hardware splitter cable."
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"No, on other Razer stuff (like my Razer Blackwidow Chroma), you get a nice braided cable that will stand up to abuse."
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"No, this cable is the worst possible cable you could have with a pair of headphones."
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"The cables don't overstretch break that easily (since I dropped it and pulled by accident too) .The sound quality is great & the mic allows me to talk clearly to my friends online in PS4.The only downside about this headset are the cushions."
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"Had these for 6 months and they were great sounding but do to the core being short, cord always got caught on the arm of my chair and after a while the cord was having to be bent a certain way work"
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"I have had these for 2 years and they still work fine but recently I got the cord stuck in a conveyer belt at an airport, which broke the mic but it still sounds amazing and are very comfortable."
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"Another negative is comfort, they LOOK comfortable, but they are not."
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"Solid construction, good speakers and mic, very comfortable... only disappointment is lack of mute feature of the mic."
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"It is very comfortable but did have some problems with first using it by having the sound being too low but I had fixed it by restarting and re installing drivers."
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"I would recommend to get these instead SADES 928 Multi-platform Lightweight 3.5mm Stereo Gaming Headset Over-Ear Headphone w Microphone for Xbox360 PS2 PS3 PS4 Mac Laptop PC I have had no problems with these and great sound quality comfort flexibility and mic quality."
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"the memory foam leatherette ear cushions are great very comfortable."
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"I have had these for 2 years and they still work fine but recently I got the cord stuck in a conveyer belt at an airport, which broke the mic but it still sounds amazing and are very comfortable."
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"Good sound great mic very comfortable."
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"They love the fit, comfort and noise-cancelling feature."
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Design

Design:
"The design is awesome for looks but not comfort, you can't have both in this instance."
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"I'm torn between liking them for their innovative design features and disliking them for the over done bass."
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"A truly horrible design."
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"You can see for self that this design the weakest link in the chain .[...]"
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"I loved the design of this headset, and the only problem was the volume control on the headset, there isnt one, So i bought a volume regulator and it worked for awhile but the headphones didnt seem to support it for very long as it started to make them crackle, could be mine, or all, either way, still a good headset if you dont mind losing the volume control."
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"In fact, my only complaint with the design is that the metal part that keeps the cup from tilting in and out too much ( or ) rattles intermittently against the metal frame."
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"Great look and idea, poor design."
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"Starting with the positives, I love the design of these, they LOOK cool as hell."
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"Great pair of sub 100 dollar headphones, lovely design and color scheme, and great across the board."
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"What makes BlackShark stand out is the neat design of the headset, as well as the option to remove the microphone."
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"The mic is nice and the design and function of the cans is nice."
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Fit

Fit:
")Well madeCompatible with Apple devicesLots of adjustment functionalityGood cord length with adapter for PC because it comes with a TRRS (4 pole) plugCons:Earphones too small (My ears fit in them but not comfortably."
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"The cushions and the adjustable cups fits my ear perfectly."
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"Nice snug fit sounds great"
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"They love the fit, comfort and noise-cancelling feature."
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"i like the fit and feel, mic quality is pretty good too."
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"Pros++ Decent Sound Quality+ Comfortable Fit+ Great For Extended Play TimeCons-- No USB Connection- Mic Didnt Last Very Long- No External Volume ControlOverall, decent headset."
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Gaming

Gaming:
"I've been using this headset for over 8 months now and it is without a doubt the best gaming purchase I have ever made."
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"Sturdy built, metal not plastic, very good sounding, both for gaming and music."
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"It was too painful to wear for long gaming sessions, and I promptly returned them."
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"So gaming for a long time is not recommended with this..Even after loosening the screws it causes pain in the ears...Looking to find a new one"
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"For that reason, I would never recommend these for gaming, listening to music, watching movies, or anything else of the sort."
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"Before this headset I was using thePlantronics GameCom 780 Surround Sound Stereo PC Gaming Headset - Frustration Free Packagingwhich I wrote a pretty great review about (I still have the headset tucked away in the closet in the event I ever need a backup)."
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"This is by far the best gaming headset I have owned....however when the cushions wear out....and believe me...mine did."
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"I'm not really much of an audiophile (lets get that out of the way) but I do love the way these sound whether I'm using them for gaming, talk to friends over Skype, or listening to music watching videos."
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"Amazing quality, couldn't ask for a better gaming headset."
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"If I had a recommendation for gaming headphones, I'd get the hyper x cloud or cloud 2, or the Sennheiser Game one or zeros."
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"Great gaming headset, superior quality, and amazing sound."
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Metal

Metal:
"Sturdy built, metal not plastic, very good sounding, both for gaming and music."
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"In fact, my only complaint with the design is that the metal part that keeps the cup from tilting in and out too much ( or ) rattles intermittently against the metal frame."
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"construction is amazing all metal for the most part."
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"I have a pair of these, and the material they are made of is okay, they are comfortable enough but really heavy because of the metal frame and even more so with the boom Mic."
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"They are durable headphones and actually made out of expensive metal instead of cheap plastic, which I think is cool too."
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"I needed a headset that had a metal top part, since I have a pretty big head (I'm 6'6)."
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"These are great and fit really well, however the metal screws on the side have two purposes."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"I bought these a while back and they had a short in the cord making it to were I could not use them also the mic quality was not good."
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"In summary, the microphone is crappy and seldom works."
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"That would ALMOST be okay, but the fact is the microphone wiring is terrible."
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"The microphone however is terrible."
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"I kind of expect more from razer, it uses a plastic diaphragm mic, decent quality but the pic up range seems to me no where near the mic so it pics up all the noise around you but you are hard to hear."
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"I have had these for 2 years and they still work fine but recently I got the cord stuck in a conveyer belt at an airport, which broke the mic but it still sounds amazing and are very comfortable."
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"I would recommend to get these instead SADES 928 Multi-platform Lightweight 3.5mm Stereo Gaming Headset Over-Ear Headphone w Microphone for Xbox360 PS2 PS3 PS4 Mac Laptop PC I have had no problems with these and great sound quality comfort flexibility and mic quality."
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"It takes a good 2 minutes of twisting and jamming the mic plug around until it finally works, for about another 30 minutes or an hour."
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"I kind of expect more from razer, it uses a plastic diaphragm mic, decent quality but the pic up range seems to me no where near the mic so it pics up all the noise around you but you are hard to hear."
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"mic works great everyone can hear me clearly over TeamSpeak, and Xbox live."
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Music

Music:
"Sturdy built, metal not plastic, very good sounding, both for gaming and music."
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"For that reason, I would never recommend these for gaming, listening to music, watching movies, or anything else of the sort."
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"The only two downsides are that they're not good for music and I can plug them into my xbox"
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"music sounds great."
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"So on a scale from 1-5Comfort: 5Sound Clarity: 5Music Performance: 3Mic: 5Ergonomics: 5"
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"If you're looking for a way to immerse yourself even more in either gaming or music this a good way to go considering how much it costs."
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"The Blackshark is a stereo headset with an emphasis on bass, making it ideal for gaming and quite good for listening to music."
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"Highs, Mids and Lows are all very clear and crisp during game, sounds great for music too."
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Noise

Noise:
"I kind of expect more from razer, it uses a plastic diaphragm mic, decent quality but the pic up range seems to me no where near the mic so it pics up all the noise around you but you are hard to hear."
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"There is a part that is loose that makes noise when I turn my head a littlePackage was broken before I opened it."
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"And now, after using it for a while, my friends are complaining of some sort of crackle noise (or bursts of static) coming through my microphone."
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"The only problem I have it is reduces background noise so much I can hear my wife upstairs."
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"Decent sound, not great on the noise canceling part."
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"Noise cancellation was decent, Mic pickup was good."
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"The mic quality is very clear and cancels out most of any background noise that isnt within a direct proximity of the mic which is great!"
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"Great sound quality, good noise canceling, very stylish, and easy to use"
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"The microphone presents really good quality in comparison to other headset mics, no background noise is really picked up, which makes it amazing for recording voice, or even just for a Skype call."
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"I've been told I sound clear, but there is a slight background noise when things get quiet (This has been the case for every mic I've ever owned).The Sound Quality is also great, perhaps an 8 10 or 9 10 as well."
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Price

Price:
"But for the price it is hard to beat but it is still razer."
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"Got here within a few days, nothing was damaged, and I bought it at a great price."
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"Pros: These may not be the best out there but for the price they have great sound, lots of bass, comfortable ear pads, and full metal frame gives these a really solid feel."
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"My last headset broke after only a couple of months of use due to cheap plastic construction."
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"These are pretty great headphones for the price."
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"Best headset I ever had, but I have only ever had cheap ones before."
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"These headsets are very good for the price and versatility."
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"I misread and was expecting an inline volume control (this does not have one, and for the price it really should).Good quality setup, I like the weight, ear piece are a little small for me so make sure to adjust for pressure on the ear the border don't have a lot of give."
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"the amount of bass i get out of these was very surprising they are a bit expensive but most of the lesser headsets are the same price range and you can always get the open box blackshark pretty cheap on amazon."
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Quality

Quality:
"I bought these a while back and they had a short in the cord making it to were I could not use them also the mic quality was not good."
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"Pros:Very comfortable, microphone is adjustable and has windbreaking cover on it, has single audio jack but includes an adapter to split the microphone and headphone inputs, good audio quality, and they just look awesomeCons:the only downside to the headphones is they dont have a volume control on them."
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"I ran some audio tests with them and the sound quality isn't good at all, in my audiophile opinion."
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"The two downsides is that the audio quality will not impress for listening to music, despite the CCAW voice coils and neodynium drivers, the other being that the cord is not braided and is rather short unless you use the extension provided with the headset."
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"The problem that I have with it is that the sound quality is not up to par with how expensive it is and there is a constant buzzing sound while the microphone is plugged in."
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"My previous headphones meet the sound quality that I was looking for, but were not comfortable for more than twenty or thirty minutes of wear."
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"I would recommend to get these instead SADES 928 Multi-platform Lightweight 3.5mm Stereo Gaming Headset Over-Ear Headphone w Microphone for Xbox360 PS2 PS3 PS4 Mac Laptop PC I have had no problems with these and great sound quality comfort flexibility and mic quality."
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"I kind of expect more from razer, it uses a plastic diaphragm mic, decent quality but the pic up range seems to me no where near the mic so it pics up all the noise around you but you are hard to hear."
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"The sound quality of the drivers is pretty nice and has a good full bass range."
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"Sound quality and comfort are top notch.... however the mic seems to very fragile."
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Razer

Razer:
"But for the price it is hard to beat but it is still razer."
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"Worked Great till it broke, razer support helped me get credit because it was still under warranty."
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"The software was insanely hard to get it took me 2 days to get the drivers and software for it Razer's support was the worst I have ever experienced."
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"I originally had the Battlefield 4 edition but the mic had static in the line all the time so I talked to Razer customer support and they replaced it without hassle free of charge."
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"Also seems like I got a canned response with the whole software hardware splitter cable line, and with the number of complaints from people having the same issue, you'd think Razer would know what the issue is and just replace what's needs replaced without running me through a process."
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"Inline Volume Mute: I'm not sure what the heck Razer was thinking when they neglected to add an inline volume control and mute but there is not mute switch or volume adjustment on the headset anywhere meaning you have to change the volume on your computer."
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"Please Razer.....make and sell replacement cushions for this headset."
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"I kind of expect more from razer, it uses a plastic diaphragm mic, decent quality but the pic up range seems to me no where near the mic so it pics up all the noise around you but you are hard to hear."
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"Over all good product never had any issuse with razer products"
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"Worked Great till it broke, razer support helped me get credit because it was still under warranty."
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"Being in the market for a good pair of over ear headphones and having just recently purchased a keyboard from Razer, I decided that these would be a good buy."
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Sound

Sound:
"I have had these for 2 years and they still work fine but recently I got the cord stuck in a conveyer belt at an airport, which broke the mic but it still sounds amazing and are very comfortable."
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"I ran some audio tests with them and the sound quality isn't good at all, in my audiophile opinion."
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"update - the tip of these headphones, 1 8, broke in my iPad, rendering my iPad's sound unusable."
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"Surround sound through razor synapse isn't great."
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"The gamecom 780 I had before this set was better sound wise (but the plastic head piece broke after about one year of use)."
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"Sturdy built, metal not plastic, very good sounding, both for gaming and music."
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"I would recommend to get these instead SADES 928 Multi-platform Lightweight 3.5mm Stereo Gaming Headset Over-Ear Headphone w Microphone for Xbox360 PS2 PS3 PS4 Mac Laptop PC I have had no problems with these and great sound quality comfort flexibility and mic quality."
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"The sound is also good."
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"The sound quality of the drivers is pretty nice and has a good full bass range."
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"music sounds great."
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"sound from games is crisp and clear."
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Volume

Volume:
"Pros:Very comfortable, microphone is adjustable and has windbreaking cover on it, has single audio jack but includes an adapter to split the microphone and headphone inputs, good audio quality, and they just look awesomeCons:the only downside to the headphones is they dont have a volume control on them."
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"Inline Volume Mute: I'm not sure what the heck Razer was thinking when they neglected to add an inline volume control and mute but there is not mute switch or volume adjustment on the headset anywhere meaning you have to change the volume on your computer."
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"The only downside is no in-line volume control."
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"I have sensitive ears, so I listen to most things at low volumes and I find it hard to find good headphones or ear buds that really give the full auditory experience when you listen to things at such low levels but this definitely gave me great volume at those low levels."
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"For me the only problem is not having a volume control and the option to turn off the microphone."
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"I loved the design of this headset, and the only problem was the volume control on the headset, there isnt one, So i bought a volume regulator and it worked for awhile but the headphones didnt seem to support it for very long as it started to make them crackle, could be mine, or all, either way, still a good headset if you dont mind losing the volume control."
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"Pros++ Decent Sound Quality+ Comfortable Fit+ Great For Extended Play TimeCons-- No USB Connection- Mic Didnt Last Very Long- No External Volume ControlOverall, decent headset."
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"At this price, I would've liked to have a mute button and volume wheel included."
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"The craftsmanship quality is nice so far, but the actual audio isn't really anything different than my previous Plantronics headphones, which were cheaper ($40), lasted 4+ years (only the mic wore out), were more comfortable (actually enveloped your ears), had in-line volume control which is a convenience I was definitely taking for granted now that I own these."
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"The only issues I have with this mic is it tends to be a little on the quite side (an easy fix with a tad bit of volume boosting) and it seems to have a constant white noise."
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"I loved the design of this headset, and the only problem was the volume control on the headset, there isnt one, So i bought a volume regulator and it worked for awhile but the headphones didnt seem to support it for very long as it started to make them crackle, could be mine, or all, either way, still a good headset if you dont mind losing the volume control."
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