Pros - Sexy. They look sweet as. Great aesthetic design.
- Extremely lightweight.
- The speakers and 7.1 surround processing-unit are the best in a set of headphones I have ever listened to.
- 2D-stereo mode produces amazing replication of music.
- The microphone is a full-range mic, and produces too much static. Your friends on ventrilo will mute you.
- Every now and then, the device stops working, including the speakers!
- Customer Service heavily avoids honoring the warranty.
Summary The sound-processing unit is amazing, and coupled with the well-balanced speaker drivers, these deliver some of the richest, most accurate 7.1 virtual surround sound I have ever heard in a headset...
But the microphone is a complete disaster. I bought these for gaming... multiplayer team-environment gaming... Below is an example of a Ventrilo conversation after getting the mic to almost work to a legible standard:
"Static-noise anyone?... Wait can you even hear my voice?"
Response: "Dude whoever you are you're producing way too much static to hear you. Go buy a better headset".
Thoughts: (**** I payed US$300 for these inc. shipping, what could be better than these?)
Answer: My $40 headset that came free with my Dell Monitor is more effective overall for my 3D-gaming needs.
Overall, this makes the product *not* preferable for gaming... or any other purpose that requires a set of speakers and a microphone.
It fails to function reasonably as a headset: A device that sits on your head, reproduces sound, AND reproduces your voice for VoiP purposes.
The most expensive failure of a headset ever encountered.
The first Razer product I have not been overwhelmingly happy with.