"Excellent crystal-clear 7.1 sound. Good separation."4.5 starson by ImperialOne
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.