"Idiot proof, super comfortable, great value."4.5 starson by TySchwab
Pros: - Could wear for hours.
- Literally 10 seconds to set up. Plug in dongle and turn on the headset. Connects itself.
- Great sound for gaming, music, movies.
- Best value available.
- USB Rechargable.
- Compatible with PC's (and Mac's I believe?).
Cons: - Battery could last longer (about 5-6 hours on a charge). However, unless you go on extreme gaming binges, you would have time to charge in between times playing. Doesn't take too long to charge and is USB rechargeable.
- Surround sound does not work wit
Summary: I researched and researched and researched and finally decided to purchase the Sony official PS3 headset. After testing my brother's Turtle Beach PX 21's that are $20 less, I had seriously thought about snatching those. However, they are not full 7.1 or even 5.1 surround sound. Neither are these, however they have a virtual 7.1 feature that makes it seem like full 7.1. The volume buttons are sliders that are located on the left side on the rear and front of the piece respectively. To mute, just push the left plank. In other words, no fumbling with a little remote trying figure out which is the voice volume and which is game volume. It's all there easy to access on the fly.
I bought these for the specific purpose of playing games like Battlefield 3 and MW3. After playing for about 12 hours with them on Battlefield, I am supremely impressed at their performance. They may not have the ultra-crisp sound that the high-end Turtle Beach sets do, however they are roughly half the price. Unless you are a true audiofile, you will not notice any major shortcomings with the quality of sound.
They do not support Blu-Ray surround sound as of yet, but Sony has said they they intend to send out the capability in a future system update. Overall, if you want a high-quality headset for a great price, the official PS3 headset is really the way to go. Sony will support it with system updates that will continue to improve an already great product. They cannot patch those things for non-official sets.