"$90 headphones with $9 sound."1.5 starson by Zippy1970
Pros: Installation is a breeze, headsets very comfortable, very good wireless range.
Cons: Awful sound quality, very soft microphone.
Summary: I bought these in the Netherlands where they retail for 109 Euro (approx. $140). Needless to say I expected quite a bit from such expensive wireless headphones. I can get wireless Sennheiser headphones for that money - without the microphone of course.
Installation was a breeze and was actually nothing more than plugging in the USB dongle. Windows (XP in my case) recognized it immediately as a USB Audio device and I was up and running in a few seconds. I fired up WinAmp and played some music. Wow. I did not expect such bad quality at all. There was no bass at all and they sounded like cheap sub $10 headphones I buy for my daughter's Nintendo every now and then. Seriously, I bought these headphones to replace $19 wired headphones. Problem is that the sound quality of the Clearchat doesn't even come close to that of those cheap headphones.
Next thing I tried was playing games with these headphones. That was just as big a disaster as playing music. Guns sounded like popping corks and explosions were just one big hiss.
Well then, since these things were called "Clearchat", I figured they were probably optimized for speech. So Skyp was the last test I did. I called "Skype Test Call". This is Skype's free service to test your Skype connection and the sound quality. It's just sort of an answering machine where your call is recorded for about 10 seconds, and it then plays it back to you so you can hear what you sound like to others. Sadly enough, the Clearchat failed here too. If you set Microphone volume to anything lower than maximum, it's just way too soft. On top of that, it sounds like you are talking through a Walkie-Talkie. Ok, that's perhaps a bit exaggerated, but it was again nowhere near the quality I got from the mic on that same $19 wired headset I mentioned earlier.
Needless to say I will be returning this headset on monday because I simply refuse to pay over $100 for a headset this bad.