"Headphones meant for gamers!"5.0 starson by Gio_Black
Pros: Seperate chat and game volume controls.
Comfortable to wear.
Cons: Chance of static if boom comes loose.
Summary: This product works very well. I wanted a headset I could use all day while gaming and this was it. I was using the original Microsoft headphones that came with the XBox 360 Elite and had trouble hearing my game partner who was also using the Microsoft heaphones. I wanted a seperate volume control to boost his sound and was really surprised how clear he came through with these headphones.
I am a sound engineer and had been playing with a pair of Mackie HR24s. Moving to the sound in the earcups gave my gaming a whole new dimension. Although, I must admit I miss the shaking floor, I am more attentive to the game with the outside noise eliminated. I have the headphones connected directly to the Digital Out on my XBox 360. With that these headphones are rated to pick up frequencies down to 20Hz with the Bass Boost. Don't get me wrong, these headphones sound good, but I feel that the bass could be accentuated just a little more. When playing Gears of War 2 or Modern Warfare 2, the explosions could have a little more boom.
The initial setup was a bit confusing. When setting these headphones up you have to make sure that these headphones are paired (or synched) with the transmitter (base). There are directions in the box to show you how to do this. After I had everything setup, (Which did not take long.) my online partner could not hear anything but static. After much cursing because I read that many other people were having the same problem, and felt that I was getting suckered into spending all this money for naught. I realized the problem I was having was that the boom for the microphone was not plugged in properly. The company had not seated the boom completely. Hence, I had a faulty connection. Once I disconnected and reseated the boom, the problem disappeared.
After all is said and done, I am happy I purchased these headphones. I highly recommend giving these headphones a try if you are looking for a set of headphones.