PlayStation 3 Afterglow Wired Headset
A Must Buy on a tight budget!
I own the Afterglow wireless version of these and they are super comfortable I have worn for 12 hours straight with no ear fatigue. These look identical, they are just wired instead of wireless. The sound quality is amazing on the wireless version of these therefore I would assume these would be equivalent since most of the sound specs are virtually the same. If you can't afford the wireless version this would be a must buy. PDP really stepped up their game with these headsets they are rolling out. Do not let the previous afterglow products spook you into avoiding these!!! I was actually surprised how good they sound. I couldn't tell the difference in the sound from the $200 Turtle Beach headsets and the wireless version of these.
Nice headset for me
To pick a headset for me among all of the headsets on the market was a daunting task. I had to write down what was important to me and set a price point. I figured around $100 for a decent headset. I read a lot of reviews and tossed out the wireless due to the complaints of static, so I wasn't going to risk that issue. Wired was not a breaking point for me anyway. I wanted multi-functionally. I really liked the Turtle Beach but the good ones are for the X Box. Bummer. Purchased the P11s. Returned. The sound was weak and tinned. I was turned on to the AfterGlows due to the retractable mic, blue LEDs and the multi-functionallity. I hoped the "features" didn't take away from the sound. They did not. They are as good as the same priced Turtle Beaches but they are way cooler to boot. The mic is perfect and they fit nice. Con.... kinda goofy looking so I def wont wear these at the gym. They are perfect for what I need. No clue why gamestop employee tried to deter me from getting these. Hmmmmmm
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.
Love this headset
Comfortable, stylish, and superb sound quality! What more could you ask for? Affordability? You won't find a better headset anywhere for the money! I would recommend these to ANYONE! Love them...
High quality headphones for great price
As a more casual gamer, I never really understood the necessity of wearing a headset while playing on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. The Afterglow headset definitely helped me cross that line. I have become familiar with several other gaming headsets through my roommates and other friends, but never was impressed enough to pull the trigger for a pair of my own. I am very happy to have had these given to me as a gift, because I may have never experienced them otherwise.
When it comes to sound quality, as an owner of a pair of Bose QC Headphones (which coincidentally crapped out on me right after the one year warranty expired) and a pair of V-Moda Crossfades, I am very particular and value headphones with crisp, clear sound and solid bass. When I first took this set out of the box, I plugged them directly into my iPod rather than my Xbox. I was astonished with the sound quality, something I didn't quite expect from a pair of headphones built primarily for gaming. Although I still take my Crossfades out the door with me (they are a bit more streamlined) I have found myself using my Afterglow headphones as my primary music listening headphones while at home. The sound is fantastic whether the volume is cranked up or you're listening at a whisper level. Vocals are very clear, and it is easy to separate the sounds of instruments in the music or footsteps and gunfire while gaming. While they are not noise-cancelling, the quality design of the headphones helps block out a fair amount of outside noise, which I find to maximize the sound experience.
One of the most attractive features of these headphones is the inner headband design. Unlike anything I've worn before, at first I was very skeptical of the suspension style strap. I quickly found that it maximizes the comfort of the headphones, while also eliminating the need for the more common click-slide size adjusters (which I now find irritating) found on most other headphones. This headband makes it so there are no noticeable pressure points on the headphones, which is ideal when you find yourself on a multi-hour gaming or music bender. All other headphones that I have used extensively begin to irritate my ears or head after a couple of hours, I have yet to experience that with this set. Additionally the earcups are large enough to fit my oversized ears comfortably without being bulky, a compromise that I generally find lacking in most headphone designs. The only other notable design feature is the retractable microphone, a great feature which makes these headphones a lot less clunky than similarly priced gaming headphones, without sacrificing any quality. Other than that, the design is very effective, nothing too flashy, but much more than you would expect for the reasonable price.
Another feature I find extremely valuable about these headphones is the multi-platform capability. Unlike many other gaming headphones, these are compatible with all major platforms, something that is very useful as all of my roommates/friends seem to prefer different gaming platforms.
Overall, I definitely recommend these headphones for the casual to serious gamer who is looking for a lot of bang for their buck. I have yet to have any issues with this Afterglow set, and would definitely be interested in hearing what people have to say about the wireless set, which I'm sure will be my next gaming headphone purchase when the time comes. Comfortable design and great sound quality make for a great pair of headphones. The lighting effects are just a bonus! Hope this was helpful.
Gaming teenager?... great gift
Went to Game Stop for advice (as always) on what headphones my gaming 13 yr old would like. Afterlooking at the more expensive brands, often compatible with a single game format, the Game Stop salesperson showed me these. They truly work with all three major systems (PS, Xbox, WII) and look really cool with the lights when they are playing. We opted for the wireless pair (a little more expensive, but still cheaper than most single platform wired headphones with good quality) more because of the layout of his playroom would have made a wired pair difficult.
MY SON LOVES THESE HEADPHONES!!!!! He tells me the sound is great and the microphone picks up incredibly well without being annoying to him. Only drawback, as a mom, is that they create a nice seal to block out ambient noise (example... me calling him for dinner). He is so happy with them, and me with the price, it is worth the inconvenience of having to physically go get him for dinner ;)
As for build, this headset doesn't feel like it's going to break like the X42 does. It's pretty solid and actually withstands some deformation without breaking The ear pads also feel like they are better quality with a nice comfortable leather feel. The headset does feel a bit on the small side for me. I have a 7 3/4 hat size so they feel a bit tight. I found, after wearing about 45 minutes playing a game, that I was feeling a bit of a headache. However, I love the sound quality and would recommed for any gamer. Far exceeds what I currently have (x-42)
Best Stereo Headset I've ever had
People believe me when I say this is the best stereo headset, I've had Tritton Ax180,Turtle Beachx11,Px21.This headset feels better and sounds way better and the mic is the best I've ever had in a headset.The mic does not leave a lot of feedback like the others.I was a little scared of getting this headset cause it's well Afterglow.But I was wrong.I highly recommend this, don't waste money on the other headsets, especially those Surround sound headsets that cost more than $200.If you wanna turn this into a Dolby Surround headset by a Turtle Beach DSS processor, and it will turn this into a surround headset like those $200+.I highly Recommend.I prefer these with a DSS over my XP500 Delta's.Please guys give this headset a chance I promise you, you will love it.
The sound was amazing and the fact that you can use the extra aux cable to plug in a phone is amazing to listen to music and take a phone call without leaving the game. But if the design is poor and the padding is like tissue paper then it is not worth it.
I had a pair of these for about 2 and a half years. They are very long lasting. The trouble Ive had with them is the crashing(It would make a loud beep then reboot). Few months later it crashes again, the green and red lights wont turn on. So yeah, its a durable headset still works without the lights, but they will soon have to be replaced.