Pros - 7.1 is flawless, highs, mids, lows and sound stage are spectacular.
- Near equal in sound
- When updated the mic is crystal clear and shines like a diamond for communication.
Cons - needs a firmware update to work properly on a 64-bit OS.
- unless turned down mic can be overly sensitive.
-not console compatible
- partially works on Macs (don't care since macs are limited in gaming)
- open; lets outside noise in.
Summary As an audiophile these cans set me up for a huge surprise. I purchased them for a bargain price thinking of reselling them for their MSRP. However after trying these cans out I ended up selling my Bose Quiet Comfort 3's instead. The sound stage and sound quality was easily on par with the QC3 and for $200.00 less. Watching blu-ray movies on these headphones is unreal. You feel like you are in the action. As for gaming these cans will deliver you realness never experienced in gaming before. In games like UTIII I could hear a rocket as it was approaching my back side and evade it. In Fallout 3 you can hear the reverberation of gunfire in closed spaces. As for WOW you will never have to worry about those rogue sneak attacks ever again.
Pros Very lightweight compared to my G-35. The muli speaker adjuster is really nice for online gamers.
Cons My friends on vent always say they can hear themselves through my headset. I don't know why this is, ive tried to fix it. The sourround sound dosent sound as crisp as my G-35.
Summary Its a very good headset, i love the feature to adjust different volumes on each side (front, sides, back) the bass is decent, the weight is great, I can wear em all day, my friends hear me perfectly. A great headset for the price, just fix the problem that my friends hear themselves.
"Simply Amazing!"on by Mosesman123
Pros Sound quality is great and so is mic quality! I have just recently Purchased it by returning my carchias For them and i have no regrets I love the way you can customize every speaker which the control box!
Cons Nothing yet Simply amazing
Summary I was Looking at reviews before i purchased these headphones and they said that you need to update firmware and the mic is to sensitive, that it does not work with other games. Well i will tell you Those seem to be lies! Right out of the box I plugged it in and they blew me away you can adjust every speaker in the 7.1 and the bass, you can mess with mic sensitivity and level but right out of the box i didnt touch anything and the sound was amazing. my friends say they have never heard such a clear mic that there were no background noise and no static chrystal clear. !!! these things are AMAZING!
-good for laptops
Cons -volume could be higher
-crackling mic and sound require firmware upgrade once out of the box
-Your older games that support surround sound may not be covered w/ these headphones
Summary I'll say that the unboxing/presentation was amazing. The Megalodon comes with a sweet case for when you are traveling. Setup is as easy as plugging into a USB port: no need to have a sound card. That's why it's just fantastic for laptops.
Let me also get this out of the way: The sound of the headset is just great, and for comfort - you could game with these for hours on end without issue.
I played Left 4 Dead 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (1) without a hitch. L4D2 allows for 7.1 surround sound, while CoD:MW allows for 5.1.
Now step back and play Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2, F.E.A.R. or Doom 3, and your experience will be less than optimal. The reason? Well, the older games are looking for a sound card with sound card drivers, it seems. An older Razer product, the Barracuda HP1 - or Turtle Beach's Ear Force HPA2 have multiple cables that connect directly to your 5.1 sound card (for both front and back speakers, plus the sub). Not being able to hear surround sound on older games that support it is a major drawback to me. I've used the Barracuda headsets since they came out and I've had no issues with them whatsoever for any game available on the market (unfortunately they snapped in half, so I am now searching for headphones again). If there were issues, it would be because of the sound card only. After losing quality in sound with the older games on these newer headphones, I'm sorry to say that I will be sending them back and purchasing the older Barracudas.
Pros Comfortable. Distinct sound separation. The control pod that houses the processor is quite handy. Who would have thought USB-mediated sound to be this good? A tribute to whoever wrote the algorithms for Razer.
Cons The mic is very sensitive. The previous reviewer should have tried to lower the voice-activated sensitivity or use a push-to-talk function. My experience with VOIP and TeamSpeak was superior, but not a the premium you are paying for these headphones.
Summary For those with desktop replacement laptops or PCs playing games with a poor sound card or an integrated sound card...the Maelstrom processor does all the work, and its worth the price. If you have a good Creative Sound card (oxymoron these days, people should check out ASUS or M-Audio). Otherwise, the comfort and design etc, can be found in cheaper headsets.