"Don't play older games w/ these- You'll be disappointed"3.0 starson by BurntSoul
-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.