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Hyperx Cloud Ii Gaming Headset For Pc by Review Summary ,  Jul 24, 2015

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Hyperx Cloud Ii Gaming Headset For Pc & Ps4 - Pink (khx-hscp-pk)
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 1099 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.2
Returned or considering to return: 6.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Durable5.0   above average
Material5.0   exceptional
Comfortable4.8   above average
Packaging4.8   above average
Value4.7   average
Console4.6   average
Light4.6   above average
Performance4.6   above average
Quality4.6   above average
Weight4.5   average
Cloud4.4   average
Price4.4   average
Gaming4.3   average
Sound4.2   average
Surround4.1   average
Microphone4.0   average
Audio3.8   below average
Size3.8   average
Loud3.7   below average
Support3.6   average
Razer3.5   below average
Volume3.4   below average
Setting3.3   below average
USB3.2   below average
Amazon3.1   below average
Heavy3.1   below average
Connection3.0   below average
Plastic3.0   above average
Adapter2.8   below average
Wireless2.5   mediocre
Dongle2.0   mediocre
Static1.9   below average


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Adapter

Adapter:
"Those reviews saying it does are wrong, it comes with an airplane adapter, not a splitter."
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"EDIT: Spoke with Kingston and they agreed to send me a new USB adapter so outside that problem I would rate it 4 5"
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"Headset comes with its own special carrying case, Microphone can be detached to avoid damage while transporting, Comes with an adapter and cord is a two piece assembly to help reduce pull on headset cord."
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"Don't get me wrong, for basically $50 and the included adapter its a great deal, but not great for hours of gaming every day."
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"If that's a problem for you there are a few options: don't use the USB adapter, find one from a different manufacturer (the siberia v2 supposedly works), listen to things a little louder than you might normally, or get a 4-pole splitter and some extension cable."
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"I use these with my Xbox One (adapter required) and the only complaint I can give them is that you can't hear your voice when chatting, a bit sketchy at first but you get used to it."
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"The cord is a bit short if you aren't using the usb adapter so you may need an extension if you don't plan on using the usb adapter, but the adapter is nice as it can control the volume and mute the device."
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"And of course it would be nice to have an 4-pin to 2x3-pin adapter to connect to the PC without USB sound card."
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"Also, if your motherboard has ALC1150 audio, you don't really need the USB dongle (the remote controls however, are nice).Since this uses a 4 position 3.5mm pin, it will be compatible (without adapters) with your mobile phones, and anything else that uses headphones+mic in 1 pin setups."
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"The sound quality is amazing with the built in USB sound driver adapter."
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Amazon

Amazon:
"It's a well know problem with this headset yet its still being sold on amazon."
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"And Amazon gave me free two-day shipping on them because I complained about $10.99 shipping, so that was pretty nice."
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"Let it be known, this is the first item I've bought on Amazon which I've received being faulty."
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"It should be noted that when I ordered the headset on Amazon, I received a faulty USB dongle which caused there to be a very dull static popping sound to be played in the background (which became more prominent when the 7.1 surround sound was turned on)."
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"These head phones are okay for console gaming the only problem is right as the return policy ran out with amazon something went wrong with my audio in the head phones the chat audio makes all my friends sound like robots pretty cool at first but after a while it bothers me."
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"Very disappointed and I will be returning this product back to amazon."
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"I ended up going to Best Buy and they had the same sale price as Amazon."
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"At $100 these are an amazing deal (Found them for $75 on Amazon)."
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"Great product, but more so awesome delivery time from Amazon!"
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"Sad to show but i contacted Amazon and they where very gladly to help and replaced it easily free of charge , thanks Amazon for not disappointing me"
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Audio

Audio:
"The audio quality did not seem to be as good as the wireless headset especially in the bass department."
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": -I really don't want to be that guy on the gaming chat that has annoying audio issues and just makes excuses."
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"Really really comfortable and really good sound just got it todayUPDATE 12 27 2015till now only one problem, i can't like balance between the chat audio and the game audio."
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"The audio quality has horrible."
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"Faulty product, whenever listening to any audio there is a crackling popping noise that is constant and very annoying."
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"I like to watch movies, listen to MP3s, audio books, playing games and when not having fun, I need to be on Skype, VOIP and other conference calls."
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"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"Audio quality is great on the mic and headset."
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"I'll say from the outset that these headphones have better overall audio quality than the PS4 gold wireless headphones and are more comfortable for extended use."
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"if anyone knows how to balance between them or if i need voice only or game audio only please tell me so i can help others to! "
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"These headphones are great for blocking out noise but the audio and mic quality are really poor, there's also an issue with static and something like an echo can be heard anytime a noise is played."
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Button

Button:
"The downside is the buttons on the USB box don't function."
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"The red LED light showed up on the control box and I was getting sound through my headset but was unable to use any buttons on the control box."
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"the control buttons are a little stiff and hard to push on."
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"Well one button does, and it's an important one - the microphone mute switch."
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"The sound is amazing with or without the 7.1 button being used."
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"The 7.1 click of a button surround sound works well with no issues."
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"Buttons on the sound-card make it easy to lower headset or microphone volume."
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"I don't believe the separate control feature for audio and chat work however, the + and - buttons seem to increase chat volume as well as background audio."
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Cable

Cable:
"My one complaint is the cord length."
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"Headset comes with its own special carrying case, Microphone can be detached to avoid damage while transporting, Comes with an adapter and cord is a two piece assembly to help reduce pull on headset cord."
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"Well after about 9 months of use the cord leading into the headset has broken somewhere inside and now the mic no longer works."
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"The only complaint I have is that the cable suffered mechanical failure at the attachment point to the headphones after just 3 months."
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"My only complaint is the headphone cord isn't removable from the headset itself, so if the cord breaks, you're out of a headset..."
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"constant problems with the cables and connections."
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"I have a rabbit who loves to chew on everything and made the cord a bit loose so the headset started cutting out."
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"So while the product is nice, has a long cable and the headphones are great but the microphone is sub par."
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"You need to carry the unnecessary cables in your legs to reach it easily."
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"Sound is really good but when u plug usb cord, your microphone works like a s***."
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"Well after about 9 months of use the cord leading into the headset has broken somewhere inside and now the mic no longer works."
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Cloud

Cloud:
"Tried them one-last-time to see if I could possibly overlook the negatives of the Cloud II."
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"Thought maybe I had a dud so I googled for mic problems with the hyperx cloud II, lo and behold, zillions of complaints about the lack of mic volume and lack of adjustability."
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"Now i will try the original cloud headset and not the 2 and hope that it doesnt have the same problem."
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"Back to the Cloud II, sound quality isn't perfect, it definitely is bass heavy, and the mids are missing some detail along with the highs, but they still sound good, and don't sound as bass heavy as most gaming headsets, which is a plus."
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"The Cloud II just doesn't do 7.1 nearly as well."
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"If you decide to attempt to make a Cloud III i would keep the headband design you have going currently with the Cloud II, and focus more of your attention on getting feedback from the volume control unit to see where you can go with it being larger to provide more efficient hardware, as that's currently one of the future features i'd like to see, just make sure you keep that handy clip on the back for the wire management."
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"Its a step up and a great moving point from the original clouds."
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"As a guy who ownes a headphones store i can proudly say that the Hyperx Cloud II is the greatest headphone i've ever used 10 10"
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"Comes with a nifty Carrying bag and the Cloud II's are pretty compact when collapsed to the smallest setting!"
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"From the comfortable soft leather ear cups to the metal frame and beautiful stitching, the hyperx cloud II really does LOOK like a product that's worth more than its current price."
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"I highly recommend the Hyper Cloud II Gaming Headset."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"headset was good and comfortable and lightweight..but had a mic problem with the first one i had to RMA..Then i received another headset and it had popping noises in the ear cups so i just refunded and got a different type."
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"High quality, comfortable, solid mic, but does not have the best sound quality when using surround sound on most music."
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"The PX22s are fairly comfortable but feel flimsy and don't fit very snug, allowing sound to leak out."
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"These headphones are AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE.. and this is coming from someone that find a lot of other so called comfortable headphones uncomfortable."
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"The headset is comfortable but I have issues with people not being able to hear me, that i have never had with previous headsets."
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"Second of all, the comfort is ok.. not great, and I certainly don't see it as lasting."
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"EXTREMELY comfortable however and I can wear them 6+ hours very easily."
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"They are comfortable for sure with what seemed to be a very good quality make."
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"- Amazing Comfort."
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"They are unbelievably comfortable can wear these for hours and they sound amazing."
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"The headphone build quality is good, it is on par with the GAME ZERO, in terms of comfort, these are more comfortable than the GAME ZERO as the tension around my head isn't as much, it doesn't clamp down as hard as the GAME ZERO so it doesn't make me have a headache after wearing them for extended periods, these feel like my Bose QC25 light to the point where I almost don't notice them while I am wearing them at my desk.6."
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Connection

Connection:
"There was some weird crackling at first when I used the USB connection, but it's went away."
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"constant problems with the cables and connections."
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"The microphone jack on headset side was loose and microphone would create tons of static on the other end whenever the headset vibrates or shifts AT ALL, and if the connection was not perfect, nothing could be heard on the other side."
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"The problem with using the heaadset in this configuration is that the cord connected to the headset with the 3.5mm jack is only about 3 feet long and you lose the ability to control the volume with the in-line volume control."
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"However making the connection only 1x 3.5mm to a useless USB dongle which provides crappy boomy 7,1 digital surround sound in which there is no software to tone down the base - terrible idea."
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"This just goes to show you that no matter how good your mic is, it is very dependent on the sound card it is connected to."
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"It works perfectly on my PC and PS4.The'm connected to my ASTRO Gaming MixAmp Pro TR for PS4.The perfect combination in my opinion and experience."
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"Now as good as they sound connected to the controller, they sound much much better using the USB box connected directly to the PS4."
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"Headset sounds decent when connected to motherboard sound or my old steelseries usb sound card."
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"The best feature is by far the driverless USB connection."
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"Great for gaming and can be connected to the controller or ps4 using the usb but the 3d sound can actually work on ps4 if done correctly, too bad is not an option."
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Connector

Connector:
"It may or may not be the usb connector that is faulty."
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"Seems okay when plugged in with USB but not good at all when just using the 3.5mm jack."
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"A common problem I've had with plastic headset designs is that the connector between the ear cups and the headband snap."
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"Great HeadsetThe tip of the jack broke off for me and I couldn't use it."
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"You can plug your headset in via 3.5 jack and it will not have any crackling sound, unfortunately, those looking for virtual surround will have to use the adapter."
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"Didnt have any problems while hooked into a 3.5mm jack, so it was the USB."
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"It's very easy to swap from my PC to my PS4 because of the convenient connector."
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"I completely love the fact that it only has one 3.5mm jack for both audio and microphone."
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"Pros:Great Built QualityExcellent comfort (So comfortable, that every other headset hurts my ears) except if your face gets hot , then the leather get's a tad uncomfortableSurround sound is decentLong cord with USBLooks greatGreat packagingCons:Short cord if using just audio jackMic is less then good."
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"* Sounds great via 3.5 jack and via USB."
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Console

Console:
"These head phones are okay for console gaming the only problem is right as the return policy ran out with amazon something went wrong with my audio in the head phones the chat audio makes all my friends sound like robots pretty cool at first but after a while it bothers me."
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"Top it off with the versatility of being able to use it with a mobile device and console gaming makes this a cant lose purchase."
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"I've own this item for abput a month, and let me tell you something, it's probably the best headset you can purchase for use with every console, PC or Mac."
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"It is extremely comfortable, It's quality is superb, it is extremely lightweight, it's easy to install, it's so versatile that it can be used for your pc and gaming consoles but it can also be immediately unplugged and re-plugged into any phone, tablet, or media device for a wide array of means, and my favorite of all is that not only is it a sturdy production build but every piece on it can seemingly be taken apart and reassembled (meaning if anything breaks, a new piece can be ordered and reassembled by the user!"
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"High quality, reasonable price, and it can be uses on a pc, gaming console or on other devices."
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"Bottom Line:If you want a headset for a console and want the best surround sound or need a wireless headset, try a different headset like the Astro A50s (if you don't mind the huge price tag."
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Control

Control:
"I hate not being able to control anything outside of the USB dongle."
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"Big heads beware :-) * USB control is awkward (upside down) if you leave it on the desk."
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"If they didn't have that stupid usb controller this would easily be a 5 star headset but the control broke multiple times and ruined my headset."
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"The red LED light showed up on the control box and I was getting sound through my headset but was unable to use any buttons on the control box."
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"Without being able to use this function through the control box this headset is nothing more that a $100 loss."
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"The cord is a bit short if you aren't using the usb adapter so you may need an extension if you don't plan on using the usb adapter, but the adapter is nice as it can control the volume and mute the device."
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"The control box is better as well, has mic volume, and is more stylish."
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"Also, if your motherboard has ALC1150 audio, you don't really need the USB dongle (the remote controls however, are nice).Since this uses a 4 position 3.5mm pin, it will be compatible (without adapters) with your mobile phones, and anything else that uses headphones+mic in 1 pin setups."
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"They sound great and I love the in-line controls."
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"Pros: Great Sound, Long Cord, Optional 7.1, Great Controls."
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Dongle

Dongle:
"Never dropped nor pulled on, always in hard or soft case provided.. USB dongle is horrible and sound distortion is now permanent with static and unpleasant epileptic robot techno garble."
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"I hate not being able to control anything outside of the USB dongle."
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"My problems all seem to stem from the USB dongle which is the reason this headset costs a bit more than the original."
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"I had to contact Kingston support and they sent me new firmware for the dongle and since installing it I have not had issues so that it great."
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"The box contains a plane adapter (for plane seats that use 2 pin headsets).If you have popping static with the USB dongle on the latest firmware, or without the USB dongle at all, the problem could be A."
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"Here is the problem though, the first week I had this this the dongle shorted out and the headset stopped working, I had to contact customer service and after a bunch of hassle they sent me a new one, when I got it the clip instantly broke off and I kept using it not caring about the clip but two weeks later it fried again now I am back to square one with no sound."
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"(picture included) In order to use the headset effectively without the usb dongle (some of us would like this option) you will need to get an adapter that supports the CTIA standard (L-R-GND-MIC) standard for it to work."
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"Also, if your motherboard has ALC1150 audio, you don't really need the USB dongle (the remote controls however, are nice).Since this uses a 4 position 3.5mm pin, it will be compatible (without adapters) with your mobile phones, and anything else that uses headphones+mic in 1 pin setups."
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"These also work great with music, you can unplug from the dongle and plug into your phone or any 3.5 mm jack and listen to you favorite music, the mic is detachable which is good also, you kinda get two headsets in one."
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"Love it so far, really nice, USB dongle working better than g430's."
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"Apparently, this was due to an older version of the hardware, and after sending a message to Kingston's help desk, I was quickly sent a replacement USB dongle and it now sounds perfect."
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Durable

Durable:
"Would recommend to anyone who wants a quality, durable gaming headset for <$100."
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"They feel durable and are possibly the best set of headphones i have used."
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"its really comfortable and the cord is long and just feels durable."
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"They aren't that heavy on the head, pretty durable and look good."
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"Very comfortable, very durable so far."
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Gaming

Gaming:
")-Voices of other people sound ok. -But music is disappointing, even for a gaming headset."
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": -I really don't want to be that guy on the gaming chat that has annoying audio issues and just makes excuses."
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"Highly Recommended to anyone looking to upgrade, or anyone curious about trying out a gaming headset for the first time, you wont regret it."
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"Mic works good, and the surround is on point for gaming, but listening to music can be annoying due to the previously mentioned cracking popping, as well as a background hum that was not present on my other headsets."
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"My last pair of headphones was a Beats Pro (yeah yeah, haters gonna hate), and my last gaming headset was the Siberia V2."
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"The old ones broke within a few months, and fixing them void the warranty, but honestly for a gaming headset, this one failed."
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"Bummer because the mic was working the first day and I liked gaming playback sound especially with the 7.1 active."
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"This headset I've had for 1 week now and I can say its a worthy no brainer when it comes to a good comfy gaming headset."
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"Really works well, nice options and sound, great for gaming."
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"This is one of the best gaming headsets I have used as the sound is crystal clear and not muffled and basically it as a good amount of bass when listening to music.1."
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"its probably the best gaming headset for the money."
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Heavy

Heavy:
"Very Good sound, very good interface if you use the USB ... Build-wise they have an aluminum frame and comfy ear muffs that you can change depending on the weather etc, My only complaint is that they are slightly heavy so I wish they had a suspension band like the Steelseries Siberia headphones have, that said the fit is not too bad at all if they hug your head just the right way, this is especially good for people with big heads."
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"Back to the Cloud II, sound quality isn't perfect, it definitely is bass heavy, and the mids are missing some detail along with the highs, but they still sound good, and don't sound as bass heavy as most gaming headsets, which is a plus."
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"Cons: heavy, uncomfortable for long periods, squeezes too tight."
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"The volume controller is kinda heavy which is annoying because it either hangs down and pulls the cord or sits in your lap with a tangle of wires."
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"Unfortunately the Plantronics headset has questionable build quality and broke after half a year of heavy usage."
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"The bass and mid sound levels are fairly even in terms of loudness which some may dislike if they are looking for bass heavy headphones (this doesn't mean it won't pick up lower bass tones[20hz])."
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"Not heavy, comforms well to your years, fits well on big or small heads, and great quality."
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"They aren't that heavy on the head, pretty durable and look good."
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"They feel relatively heavy and well made."
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"Also it is very comfortable and not very heavy so that you can wear it for long gaming sessions."
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"Sounds great, not very heavy, feels fantastic to wear, microphone is really nice"
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Light

Light:
"I hate headphones, these are the only headphones I have ever liked, they are light, they are clear and I don't mind having them on for long periods of time."
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"It has lights which are kinda annoying but the controller also works fine."
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"They were that light, they were that comfortable."
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"Super light weight and comfortable."
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"Very good feels very light"
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"Light and comfortable but sound so bad popping crackling static sound on the background its annoying im about to return or replace with a new one."
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"I hate headphones, these are the only headphones I have ever liked, they are light, they are clear and I don't mind having them on for long periods of time."
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Loud

Loud:
"This loud sound overwhelmed the headset to the point where it was hard to tell if the player is behind you, on top of you, or coming out the door next to you."
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"* Amazing range of volume from low to extremely, painfully, loud."
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"Which causes problems in game when the volume is loud and the sound effects of the game are happening I often think my mic is muted and my teammates haven't heard me."
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"It only matters during dead air, but it's still incredibly frustrating to be hearing something just loud enough that it bothers you."
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"+I bought the Rainbow Siege edition and telling where the enemies are by hearing footsteps worked great except the fact that my own footsteps were so damn loud and I can't walk like in CS."
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"I have owned many headset before but this one has superb sound and the mic is loud and clear."
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"This loud sound overwhelmed the headset to the point where it was hard to tell if the player is behind you, on top of you, or coming out the door next to you."
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"The sound - it's very loud, very clear, possibly the best sound I've heard out of headphones."
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"Great headset have to have my sound at 4 and its still too loud great quality"
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Material

Material:
"Update 12-5-15: The optional foam type material ear covers are so comfortable that I am almost never aware that I am wearing a headset."
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"It's extremely comfortable, with two material options for the ear pads included."
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"The build quality and materials are very nice."
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"However, The good quality of sound and the comfort as well as the craftsmanship and materials puts this headset at the top of it's category! "
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"The only reason the Cloud II is slightly less comfortable than the AE2 is because it's a bit heavier, however I can't complain because the Cloud II is made of much better materials."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"The microphone quality is also horrible."
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"I went through the annoying process of adjusting my mic input volume with the buttons and asking can you hear me ok now?"
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"So if you are just using this headset for a computer, it's great, and people can understand you when using the mic on a phone, it's just not the best quality without the sound card."
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"Very very good pair of headphones but the microphone is pretty weak."
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"Mic broke after a month, and sound gets heavily distorted after a few hours of use."
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"Bummer because the mic was working the first day and I liked gaming playback sound especially with the 7.1 active."
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"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"Ordered this to replace a wireless Microsoft headset that had died, ordered and arrived in a very nice package including the headset, removable microphone, and 2 different ear linings."
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"Audio quality is great on the mic and headset."
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"The microphone is good, it doesn't put up much external noise and it is quite clear when I am using it, the only thing is that I wish it were like the Game Zero where I could fold it up instead of leaving it in the front, But the detachable microphone is nice when you don't want to have it on."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"The packaging was very high end as was the product but unfortunately they didn't fit my head right and were heavy on the ears to the point that my ears hurt after wearing them for an hour."
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"Some companies do a great job with the packaging and fail to deliver on the product; that's just not the case with what Kingston has done here - 100% quality."
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"Came in great packaging, a must buy if you are looking for a great headset for any platform! "
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"Ordered this to replace a wireless Microsoft headset that had died, ordered and arrived in a very nice package including the headset, removable microphone, and 2 different ear linings."
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"Also, the packaging on these is very nice."
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"Music: Once these arrived my initial thought was wow this packaging is nice, then plugged them into my pc for a quick sound test."
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"The package was really nice and good impression."
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Performance

Performance:
"Awesome headset for the price all the performance of regular headphones with none of the usual drawbacks a headset is known for."
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"I'm actually satisfied with the performance."
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"These are very well constructed, and perform awesome."
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"Kingston is well known for its memory, but they perform with the same level of quality with this product."
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"Would recommend to any multitasking tech enthusiasts who does more than gaming, but dosn't want to break the bank for performance and durability."
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"I have been using this headset for more than 6 months now and I have to say I am impressed with the comfort and performance of these."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"Packaging was high quality and it didn't feel like those cheap headsets you can buy and have to struggle to remove your headset and cords from the hard to open plastics."
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"After the plastic on my turtle beaches broke, I was attracted to the metal construction of the set."
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"They cost me about $100 and are a very good value given the price and the plastic junk that's out there in the big-box stores... you know, by all the gaming equipment."
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"A common problem I've had with plastic headset designs is that the connector between the ear cups and the headband snap."
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"This was a big plus for me as I broke my plastic made Turtle Beach before I got this headset."
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"My old Gamecon 780 broke do the use of plastic at a major stress point (connection of the ear portion to the headband portion of the headset).So I started looking for a replacement."
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"Also has a really nice packaging presentation; Logitech gave me some plastic shell which ended up being pretty representative of their products."
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"Definitely durable and not cheap plastic2."
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"(plastic breaks very easily).I went through several of expensive headsets and this one still working!"
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"They cost me about $100 and are a very good value given the price and the plastic junk that's out there in the big-box stores... you know, by all the gaming equipment."
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"They are not made of plastic they feel very sturdy the packaged presentation was nice, and the most important thing of all - Kingston supports and backs their product."
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Plug

Plug:
"Unfortunately those won't plug into the USB port on your PS4."
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"Sound quality is very nice as when, I use them for my ps4, because I don't have a PC, but they areven great for plug and play head phones"
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"Too bad the plug that goes into the adapter broke within a week."
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"I only have a PS4, so it's great that it plugs right into the controller."
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"Sound is really good but when u plug usb cord, your microphone works like a s***."
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"These also work great with music, you can unplug from the dongle and plug into your phone or any 3.5 mm jack and listen to you favorite music, the mic is detachable which is good also, you kinda get two headsets in one."
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"Extremely comfortable, quality construction (metal), excellent sound (both stereo w RCA plug and surround w usb audio dongle) My audio dongle went out but Kingston replied in 1 day to my request for an RMA and are sending a replacemnet out today."
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"Love how you can plug it into usb or as a aux cable."
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Price

Price:
"Just inconvenient, and not really worth the price IF you only use it for PS4."
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"My last pair was Turtle Beach's $250+ pair and it broke constantly (poor and cheap design construction), confusing set-up, and OK sound; I'm listing this for comparison."
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"I would love to know this was the only HyperX headset that wasn't compatible with PS4, but I honestly don't have the money to be buying and selling headsets until I find one I like."
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"Summary:Not recommend; very bad buy especially for the price."
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"Very comfortable, great sound quality, great build, good price... but I can't give it 5 stars because of a pretty annoying noise interference issue."
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"Though they are not the most expensive by any means, I am not one to have a good amount of money at most times, and I looked at cheaper headsets but decided to save for this one and it so far has definitely been worth it."
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"Overall I think they were a great investment and well worth the money"
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"PC is the same way, couldn't have asked for a better headset at this great price!"
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"Well worth it over a cheap set."
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"I am going to do a quick comparison of this headset and the Game Zero but I must say for this price, the headset has impressive sound."
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"My lord, These are amazing for the price."
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Quality

Quality:
"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"The audio quality did not seem to be as good as the wireless headset especially in the bass department."
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"The microphone quality is also horrible."
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"I can see how these might be decent for certain purposes, but I was absolutely unsatisfied with their quality on Playstation 4."
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"So if you are just using this headset for a computer, it's great, and people can understand you when using the mic on a phone, it's just not the best quality without the sound card."
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"The headset itself is nice, but the mic quality is terrible."
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"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"They are comfortable for sure with what seemed to be a very good quality make."
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"- Amazing Build Quality and features."
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"Here are what I think of the good qualities in this headset."
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"Best Headset yet, i had astro a40s, turtle beaches, logitechs and this beats them all on comfort and sound quality"
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Razer

Razer:
"Previously owned Razer Carcharias set that broke."
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"When I had razer tiamat 7.1, I knew they would sound horrible because they had 5 small speakers in each ear."
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"Also, the 7.1 USB controller does not play nice when my Razer Chroma Blackwidow was plugged in."
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"I also hate the stupid software on them, as well as the Razer version for my BlackWidow keyboard."
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"I wont even get into the Razer stuff I've been through because I've had such terrible luck with ALL of their products, whether it be headphones mice or keyboards..."
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"(And I know from experience that even cheaper, sub $100 Razer's can be more comfortable."
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"-I have never had any problem like this before in my 6 years of owning a Razer headset."
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"It is definitely one of the best headsets I have ever used, surpassing my Razer Krakens and Astros by far."
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"One reason for changing headsets instead of just getting the upgraded Razer model was comfort."
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"Light, comfortable, good sounding cans, good sounding mic (as good as Razer Kraken 7.1's mic, according to Skype friends) Drivers produce a balanced sound, with the typical bass boost while using the pleather ear cups."
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Setting

Setting:
"Only complaint is that you have to go into PS Settings to adjust volume instead of having the option built into the earpieces."
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"Typically this is a problem easily solved via a couple settings in Skype, Mumble, Windows Speech Recognition panel or the headsets software."
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"Yes you can adjust chat volumes and audio settings through the settings on your PS4 but that is not the efficient way for hardcore gamers that can't switch screens while in a raid or major boss fight."
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"The USB dongle comes with built in Equalizer settings to make it sound extra fake crappy 7.1."
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"Typically this is a problem easily solved via a couple settings in Skype, Mumble, Windows Speech Recognition panel or the headsets software."
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"Comes with a nifty Carrying bag and the Cloud II's are pretty compact when collapsed to the smallest setting!"
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"I love this headset; it works so well on 7.1 setting for gaming and sound, but they also sound great when just listening to music on a phone."
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"My only issue I have had with it so far is sometimes it doesn't seem to want to play nice with Skype, but usually prodding with the Skype settings or the Sound options will fix it."
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"I tried messing with the settings, drivers, etc myself for a good hour before trying to get help from their support team."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"And Amazon gave me free two-day shipping on them because I complained about $10.99 shipping, so that was pretty nice."
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"If this is damaged during shipping they probably ran it over with the delivery truck."
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"Great shipping product is perfect"
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"And Amazon gave me free two-day shipping on them because I complained about $10.99 shipping, so that was pretty nice."
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"very fast shipping, the sound is amazing."
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"Let me start off what a great product.. An some of the fasting shipping I recived in some time."
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Sound

Sound:
"My last pair was Turtle Beach's $250+ pair and it broke constantly (poor and cheap design construction), confusing set-up, and OK sound; I'm listing this for comparison."
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"The sound is like the Koss Portapro except missing some details in the music."
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")-Voices of other people sound ok. -But music is disappointing, even for a gaming headset."
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"I'm sorry if my review sounds like a big complaint list."
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"So if you are just using this headset for a computer, it's great, and people can understand you when using the mic on a phone, it's just not the best quality without the sound card."
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"Despite the headset are perfectly assemblied problem with the sound volume levels is bring to nought all advantages."
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"Bummer because the mic was working the first day and I liked gaming playback sound especially with the 7.1 active."
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"These sound amazing."
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"- Well worth the 100$ sound."
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"Sturdy build and great sound."
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"They are unbelievably comfortable can wear these for hours and they sound amazing."
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Static

Static:
"Never dropped nor pulled on, always in hard or soft case provided.. USB dongle is horrible and sound distortion is now permanent with static and unpleasant epileptic robot techno garble."
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"There is also low static sound and i HATE static noise."
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"Light and comfortable but sound so bad popping crackling static sound on the background its annoying im about to return or replace with a new one."
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"However there is there is unbearable static in the background when a sound is playing."
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"It should be noted that when I ordered the headset on Amazon, I received a faulty USB dongle which caused there to be a very dull static popping sound to be played in the background (which became more prominent when the 7.1 surround sound was turned on)."
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"Light and comfortable but sound so bad popping crackling static sound on the background its annoying im about to return or replace with a new one."
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"They replaced my malfunctioning USB piece for free, and now my headset works great without the static."
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"The microphone works well and my friends say they can't hear any static in the background."
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"sounds great, feels good, but the static noise when plugged in really is a turn off"
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"They have never complained about any static sounds like they have with my former Logitech G930's."
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Support

Support:
"A problem when I got them with some crackling but contacted their customer support and got a replacement part within a couple days."
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"(TL;DR) at bottom of reviewAfter getting in touch with tech support to solve the problems my headset was having, I can say that the headset has impressed me."
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"The product is notoriously faulty, but Kingston has the best customer support on the planet."
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"I bought this to replace another headset that was starting to irritate my ears for not having enough cushion support."
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"I had to drop a star because after a month the Mic actually broke, the good thing is that Kingston Support was wonderful and they shipped a replacement at no extra charge! "
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"I didn't even try lying about some technical failure, just told customer support that the mic was eaten by my dog."
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"7.1 support is good but not that much."
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"I contacted support, got it fixed, and was happy."
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"The product is notoriously faulty, but Kingston has the best customer support on the planet."
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"I had to drop a star because after a month the Mic actually broke, the good thing is that Kingston Support was wonderful and they shipped a replacement at no extra charge! "
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"they sounded great and provided amazing head support when in long use while gaming! "
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Surround

Surround:
"), but only being able to hear out of my right hear defeated the purpose of surround sound, and it's annoying to just have one ear on."
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"Mic works good, and the surround is on point for gaming, but listening to music can be annoying due to the previously mentioned cracking popping, as well as a background hum that was not present on my other headsets."
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"surround sound is a bit weird, only downside is quite a big mic (especially compared to my old headset Siberias V2)."
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"Unable to use the surround sound with Xbox one."
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"The only reason its 4 stars is because the surround sound isn't that great."
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"Unfortunately the surround sound on these is terrible."
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"The 7.1 surround sounds good, but I am more impressed with the quality of what I hear, and the workmanship of this headset."
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"The headphones sounded flat, then I turned on the virtual surround, my god did it sound great with all genres of music; clear mids, highs, and a deep bass (Always use the 7.1 surround it ADDS so much depth to what you are listening to).Gaming: I'm an avid Counter-Strike player and I must say directional hearing with these headphones work like a charm, I get called a wall hacker now.... Not often but sometimes."
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"virtual 7.1 surround sound is great."
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"The 7.1 virtual surround sound is amazing I sometimes even use it for listening to music because it just sound so good."
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"The quality of sound in regular stereo is great and my experience with the 7.1 surround effect was very satisfying in playing games like WoW and FPS."
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USB

USB:
"I've been having similarly reported problems with the usb box."
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"Never dropped nor pulled on, always in hard or soft case provided.. USB dongle is horrible and sound distortion is now permanent with static and unpleasant epileptic robot techno garble."
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"I dislike how i have to use the USB sound card and not my own or the motherboards."
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"I hate not being able to control anything outside of the USB dongle."
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"My problems all seem to stem from the USB dongle which is the reason this headset costs a bit more than the original."
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"EDIT: Spoke with Kingston and they agreed to send me a new USB adapter so outside that problem I would rate it 4 5"
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"I would be completely satisfied with this headset if it weren't for a few issues: when I use the USB dongle attachment there are small crackling noises every so often."
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"The cord is a bit short if you aren't using the usb adapter so you may need an extension if you don't plan on using the usb adapter, but the adapter is nice as it can control the volume and mute the device."
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"You don't even need the included usb amplifier for good sound."
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"The sound quality and mic are pretty decent when plugged in through the usb, but when used as a stand alone on like a phone, the quality goes down a decent bit."
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"(picture included) In order to use the headset effectively without the usb dongle (some of us would like this option) you will need to get an adapter that supports the CTIA standard (L-R-GND-MIC) standard for it to work."
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Value

Value:
"They cost me about $100 and are a very good value given the price and the plastic junk that's out there in the big-box stores... you know, by all the gaming equipment."
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"Still, great value for my money so far at the 2 month mark."
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"If this is a gift, it will only add to the value because they did an excellent job."
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"great value, excellent comfort."
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"One of the best values you can get, sound quality is brilliant though I did find the mic to be a bit off in quality but none the less was very satisfied with the detail and care used to creat these headphones"
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"I'd recommend them if you value being able to use such a large headset for phone calls or if you never anticipate needing to switch off of the USB plug for your PC."
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Voice

Voice:
")-Voices of other people sound ok. -But music is disappointing, even for a gaming headset."
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"Makes the sounds of robotic voices, and sounds like the hardware is failing."
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"This is because it attempts to convert stereo to virtual 7.1, which can make certain things like music, YouTube videos, and voices through Skype sound weird and spacey."
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"The only drawback is that the mic isn't that good but it provides enough for casual voice chats with friends."
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"Sure its not super accurate and it compresses your voice a lot more than it should, but people can still hear what I'm saying perfectly clearly which is more important I think."
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"I use these with my Xbox One (adapter required) and the only complaint I can give them is that you can't hear your voice when chatting, a bit sketchy at first but you get used to it."
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"I have a small voice so with this headset it comes in handy to be able to adjust the mic volume."
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"if anyone knows how to balance between them or if i need voice only or game audio only please tell me so i can help others to! "
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"They are comfortable, very good quality headset without crash on the microphone, clear voice .."
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"Great Microphone..... Everyone comments on how crisp and clear my voice is!"
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"Everything sounds fine and I'm told my voice comes through reasonably well via PS4."
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Volume

Volume:
"The headset can get very loud without an amp which the Game Zero could not do, it is clear at higher volumes without any crackling or anything same as the Game Zero.8."
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"I went through the annoying process of adjusting my mic input volume with the buttons and asking can you hear me ok now?"
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"Only complaint is that you have to go into PS Settings to adjust volume instead of having the option built into the earpieces."
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"Despite the headset are perfectly assemblied problem with the sound volume levels is bring to nought all advantages."
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"My sound is cracking already.. only had them for a month I play csgo and turn up volume to only 32% I want a replacement or money back.. this is ridiculous!"
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"Thought maybe I had a dud so I googled for mic problems with the hyperx cloud II, lo and behold, zillions of complaints about the lack of mic volume and lack of adjustability."
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"5 star for volume, 4 star for comfort."
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"I have a small voice so with this headset it comes in handy to be able to adjust the mic volume."
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"The cord is a bit short if you aren't using the usb adapter so you may need an extension if you don't plan on using the usb adapter, but the adapter is nice as it can control the volume and mute the device."
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"Pros: Comfy, good designCons: Popping noise at louder volumes, static at lower, expensive, wire does not come out of headsetNote: This headset blocks out a lot of noise with the leather ear cups, this can be seen as good or bad."
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"Despite the headset are perfectly assemblied problem with the sound volume levels is bring to nought all advantages."
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Weight

Weight:
"The sheer weight of them creates a band of discomfort across the top of my head too."
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"headset was good and comfortable and lightweight..but had a mic problem with the first one i had to RMA..Then i received another headset and it had popping noises in the ear cups so i just refunded and got a different type."
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"Super light weight and comfortable."
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"The adjustable, padded top band sits comfortably, distributing the weight of the headset very evenly."
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"It was nice when I had roommates because the noise reduction worked quite well, but this headset is probably half the weight and blocks out sound just the same."
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"Very comfortable and lightweight"
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"This is by far my favorite headest, Comfortable, Light weight, Super noise canceling, 7.1 Sound is amazing when listening to music and such."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"The audio quality did not seem to be as good as the wireless headset especially in the bass department."
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"I previously used the PS4 gold wired wireless headset (horrible) for a while and didn't really like it but this headset SCREAMS quality before you even take it out of the box."
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"However, if you do have wireless and are a bit scared to come back over to a wired headset, don't be."
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"Only negative so far besides not being wireless."
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"That said I bought these when my Logitech G930 Headset died and man do I consider this a upgrade, Aside from the problems I had with the wireless cutting out and so on these are so much louder and have a much better sound quality."
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"Only problem is the sound quality isn't great on xbox one but that's because everything's wireless now so it's only stereo sound."
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"I'll say from the outset that these headphones have better overall audio quality than the PS4 gold wireless headphones and are more comfortable for extended use."
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"The other 3 I tried were the Logitech G930 (comfortable but bad wireless design), the Logitech G633 (awful in every which way), and an Astro A40 (low quality uncomfortable).Easy grab."
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"Great sound and being wireless with controls on the headset was awesome."
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"Bottom Line:If you want a headset for a console and want the best surround sound or need a wireless headset, try a different headset like the Astro A50s (if you don't mind the huge price tag."
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"I had previously owned the Logitech G930 Wireless headphones, which I loved for their comfort, sound (their simulated 7.1 on PC I thought was amazing.)"
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Xbox

Xbox:
"Unable to use the surround sound with Xbox one."
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"Only downside is no xbox one 7.1 connectability still works great with the adapter for the controllerTwo thumbs up says Chang's Chinese take out"
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"I use these with my Xbox One (adapter required) and the only complaint I can give them is that you can't hear your voice when chatting, a bit sketchy at first but you get used to it."
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"Only problem is the sound quality isn't great on xbox one but that's because everything's wireless now so it's only stereo sound."
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"Got mine the 7.1 is bad but still comfortable works on xbox one ps4 pc iphone and ipad from my testing yes you hear game audio on all 5 and removeable mic rocks great build quality missing a star because no sidetone :("
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"I play on Xbox one and PC and these function perfectly for both."
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"Xbox chat is clear as day on both ends, it's they best I've sounded they say."
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"I love how I can just switch from computer to Xbox to iPod."
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"Works perfect on Xbox One and PC."
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