PlayStation 3 Afterglow Wired Headset
It was great but...not for my general laptop...
I love it, and it works for the ps3 and xbox buuut...the audio jack for the pc is only 3.5mm and it doesn't fit onto my laptop jack so i was very upset with that. I'm more of a pc gamer and i really need to find thicker audio inputs, but this headset is THE BEST and thats what got me the most.
I went out to find a good quality headset for pc gaming got the afterglow agu.1 and was amazed with sound quality and durability it truly is THE BEST HEADSET EVER it even works for xbox, ps3, wii, pc, and even smart phones!
BEST HEADSET EVER!!!
Great for sound, bad microphone.
First, i was amazed on the quality and sound of it. the Bass boost on it really worked on music, and certain games. but. if you are playing Call Of Duty, or any game. When you have your mic plugged into your control, doesn't matter if its muted or not. The people who are listening to you heard all of your game sound. your gunshots, reloading, etc. etc. it was very annoying. and i ended up only using the headset for a good 5 minutes online. i tried again a few days later. and the same thing. the overall headset was good. the design was very cool. i liked the way it lit up. also, the way the chat and game volume mixed was confusing. there wasnt two separate dials for each. just a game sound, and another dial that evened the game and chat volumes out.
this headset has amazing performance but hurts my head after over an hour of playing i love the spinny thingy on it
Worked properly for 4 months
The design itself is a bit bulky and the fit on your head feels a bit tight. After a bit of use, you really don't feel uncomfortable. The sound quality is great and the mic worked well. After 4 months, the mic stopped working completely. I can still hear, but the mic is completely dead. The light on the mic won't even turn on. I've called their helpline and would always get a recording, and that was during their business hours. I left a message and have yet to get a call back. There's no way to fix the mic. $60 for only a 4 month use? Not worth it.
do not buy
uncomfortable, low quality design. especially for the price. get the X12's instead. the bad thing about this headset is that there is a chat and master volume controls, not like any other headset with chat and game volume. the master controls the chat. so the only way to hear the people you are talking to is to have the master and chat volumes turned up to 100%, but if you like your eardrums unburst, then this is not the headset for you
Great idea, POOR execution!
These headphones look AWESOME! I got these for use with Xbox 360 and was truly disappointed though!
They don't adjust to your head size and the sound quality is awful. The cables are all a mess as well! I've dealt with wired headsets before but these were not much fun.
If all you care about is wearing a (really) cool looking headset and listening to the game sounds, then you are GOLDEN. These will work great for you!
But if you care about the quality of the chat volume and the quality of your own voice, I would seriously suggest that you highly reconsider.
A girlfriend of mine who plays Xbox recommended these to me so I got them instead of Turtle Beaches. Within 30 minutes of using these I had 4 people tell me I sounded like I was either in a huge empty room with echo-y walls, that I was in a vacuum, or like I was talking through a pipe.
After I put my old Microsoft headset in (the one that comes with your Xbox 360) to ask if I sounded better (which everyone agreed I did!), I also realized that everyone's voices sounded better with that headset than with the Afterglows.
Seriously, the sound quality should at least be better than the cheap headphones that come with your xbox! I was sorely disappointed.
I kept using them though to see if they would grow on me.
Well the headache that grew within an hour certainly changed my mind. I packed it up and took it for an exchange the next day!
If you're a reallyyyy casual gamer and don't really talk much, you will probably like these. The bass boost with the game sound sounds awesome! But I do talk to a lot of friends and if that's your thing you may want to get something better suited to that.
I'm disappointed these didn't work out. They look GREAT!
I paid $20 more and got TB's that I LOVE...but I still think the Afterglows look amazing! haha.
OH and by the way...they say that it's universal and compatable with iPods and computers and whatnot. But you have to have like 8ft of cables attached and it's very cumbersome.
Also, I thought there would be individual adjustment knobs for the game volume and the chat volume...and there isn't. All it is is one knob and you either adjust it more towards game volume or more towards chat volume. And after a certain point it mutes the opposite one. I couldn't personally find a good balance for myself.
I added a recommendation to the headset I exchange mine for. Everyone who heard me with the Afterglows agrees that the quality is much improved. They don't LOOK as nice. But in this case I had to chose function over form!
I really like it
Everything about the heaset is just increadibel exept the Reatratible micriphone is a little sensitve that is why i gave it a nine i fixed it by taking some carboard a sitriphome and taped it to the micriphone other than the micriphone it is a great heaset with the 50mm stero headphones base bost is the best part the chat and all of that stuff works the best i recomend it ALOT to any body who is on the market for this heaset the heaset actily comes in green instead of blue dont know why just is
The headset was amazing at first never had any problems at all love the thing, but after 3 months the headset's mic would cut off and last night the mic stop working. I loved the things but afterglow products don't last long I even had a controller that didn't last more than 6 months. So in conclusion don't but this headset
First of all, I purchased this headset from toys R us, I had them for about 2 weeks, the green cord you use to plug into the controller on Xbox broke. I had to take them back and exchange them. I got a new pair. They seemed to be doing fine until I noticed the sound quit working in the right ear. By this point I have had them for a few months now. Besides the ear that quit working, the bass button was good. they sounded fairly well. I also noticed after keeping them on for awhile, they started hurting my head. They literally gave me a head ache. They were just so uncomfortably tight. I noticed that if you like to play your video games in the dark, the LED light on the speaker was very blinding. It was really hard to figure out the controls. You have to play with them forever to get it to the exact spot. I was very disappointed considering they say they compare with turtle beach. I tried on my friends turtle beaches and right away noticed the difference. These are not worth it. Buy turtle beaches.