TekNmotion Yapster Blaster Headset
For the price, it's worth what you get, and more.
If people are looking for something within their budget, but don't want to strangle their bank accounts for a Santa Cruz, then this headset truly is the next best thing. The thing I don't quite understand, is how people are bashing the product over the cords and the like. I think I should put this into more detail and correct them... | For one, the headset has a six foot cord that was meant for playing away from the TV. This is where it does fall a bit in terms of design- There's no adapter or some sort of feeding system to pick up voice and audio without the wiring. But, in my opinion, this is a minor setback. Compared to most corded headphones, this one has a very simple to use pair of jacks and cords, which are very easy to clean and stow to the side for when not in use. Now yes, having a long set of cords does make them susceptible to tearing when pulled on, but from what I've noticed, this tearing has come from the irresponsibility of people who cannot be bothered to stow away the things they've paid for. I've tested the cords, and they are no more durable than the cords used on a typical X360/PS3 controller. Which means that, this headset's connection system can take a beating, before it completely breaks- But it's not something to throw around when enraged. | Secondly, the audio's balance in terms of bass and treble is spot on. For the ones who complain about hearing the bass too much, you have to consider this- A lot of things that are in games, are played through the bass registre. This means that you're going to hear a lot of bass, and not so much as everything else. By judging what the other reviewers recommend in their games, it's clear that they're CoD players. The 'bass' that you're probably complaining about it the gunfire and the footsteps of the other players. Despite what others have said, this is great when is comes to audio, and it does rival Santa Cruz in many ways. | Lastly, the design is pretty well made, compared to other headsets you get wandering around shops. The base of the headset is made of leather, which has been stitched in three different ways to ensure that it doesn't deteriorate after long use. The hinges that hold the muffs together are bolted and screwed together with stainless steel nuts and screws, and the plastic is very sturdy- With the durability of your typical child's play toy firetruck. The headset itself can take a beating, with the material it is molded and crafted out of. Multiple times, it has dropped off of my table, couch, or computer desk, and all it has suffered today was a single scratch (Don't hold me to this though- I am very careful with how I use my products, actual damages *will* vary). The microphone is even set up through a malleable metal coiling, which means that the sponge can me moved in various ways to ensure that your voice is picked up. | With the jacks and cords used to connect your headset to the controller... They slip quite a bit. Many a time, I have played a game, and found that the jacks slipped out of the controller, which effectively ended any sort of communication. But, with a certain angle, the slippage will cease, and will no longer interrupt any ongoing conversation in a game, or off. | All and all though, for what you spend on this headset, you truly are getting what you pay for, and you should expect to get a few more things out of it. I have had this headset for almost six months, and it has yet to fail me or break while using it. As I said, in my opinion, this headset can rival Santa Cruz- if it hasn't already.
Very Good Buy
I bought this headset just cause it was cheap. But I tell you it's very worth the buy. I'm guessing in the reviews they do some weird things with it and not take care of it. The sound quality is pretty good and very above average (In my opinion). The design is really light and the only problem is the cable is to long. Fortunately for me, I use this headset for pc, so I didn't need to undo the twine that holds the rest of the cable length. (This may be a problem to console gamer's if they don't take care of their stuff very well). The mic actually works and as I said before, I guess you need to take better care of your stuff. But there is just another small downside. If you wear these head phones for a little to long, your eyes might start to hurt just a little bit, (Since the design was to fit exactly in your ears). But that could only be me :) So these are the Pros- Very light, great design quality, mic very good, sound and bass control added to the headphones for console systems, and sound quality is excellent. Cons- Cable length (may be a problem for console gamer's who don't take care of their things well) If you wear them to much your ears might hurt a little bit Overall- Excellent Buy
Good Durable Headset for Semi-Hardcore Gamer
I got this for xbox 360. This is a great headset for a casual-hardcore mix. The sound is very good and you can hear better than the normal TV. It also has SURROUND SOUND! I was pleasantly surprised when i found this out. The microphone is a tad bit sensitive but that helps in a way because it always picks up your voice. The only problem is all the WIRES! If you are getting this for pc they shouldn't be a problem, but the xbox has some cause for concern. you cant really go within 5 feet of the xbox so if you dont play right infront of the tv this wont work for you. Anyway, it works great, so you should get this. if you have problems with connection leave a comment and i may be able to help.
Love them. Definitely satisfied!
I just bought these the other day, and I already love them. I don't see how anyone can complain about these when they are at such a low price. The bass in them is incredible, and the sound is so good that it blocks out most outside noise pretty well too. Also, I'm a female and a lot of times headsets don't fit me right. Turtle Beaches were too big on me, and it made it very uncomfortable, but these fit comfortably so I was definitely happy about that! My only complaint is that I can't hear myself in the headset when I talk, so I feel like I'm pushing to talk because I literally about can't hear myself. That's the only reason these get a 9 out of 10 instead a 10 out of 10 for me.
For $30, this headset is nothing short of amazing!
Still hard to believe this in only a $30 headset. I owned several Turtle Beaches over the years and while they are great, clear and comfortable headsets I gotta say that this headsets sound quality is absolutely outstanding. The sound quality is almost as clear, but definitely sounds fuller. And it has bass! Plenty of bass! Bass was always something my TBs lacked. Not the best looking headset, but the sound is just amazing and awesome. At this price nothing can beat it. Oh btw the mic is sensitive and great too.
Good quality, poorly constructed
I bought these 3 months ago. The part that plugs the microphone into the controller stripped a month later, exposing the wires. Now I have to use electric tape so that people can hear me, and even then it's staticy and cuts out. It sounds crisp and clear and is great for sound, but you need to be very careful with the part that plugs into the controller, and I mean really careful. I'd advise getting a cheap turtle beach like the x12 or find another good deal online. Great sound quality but if your going to use it to talk, be extremely ( and I treated this like a baby so I'm talking about huge amounts of care) careful and you should, I hope, be fine. Otherwise it's great, it plays game sounds clearly, has a great mic bending design, and feels sturdy other then the wiring, although I do wish it would play sound through both my Xbox and tv.
This headset is worth the 20$, even if I payed the regular price of 30$, I would be satisfied. If you can't afford the Turtle Beach X12s, this is the next best thing. They are relatively comfortable for long gaming sessions. The mic is high quality, but I did notice it picked background noise and the headsets audio, causing feedback for other players occasionally. One downside is the mic jacks adapter, it can be easily broken off in your 360s controller if you aren't paying attention when handling the controller. As always, follow the instructions when setting up your headset and it will work fine. (Looking at you people who rate products low because of your own incompetence ^^)
This is a really good mic just like a turtle beach!!!
GREAT HEADSET.... AND YES U CAN STILL USE HDMI
the bass is awesome, the are super comfy. and yes you can still have your HDMI hooked up. you will have to have and audio out cord hook into your tv. its very simple, but the down side is added cords and there is already like 20 feet of cords. but overall this is a great buy.
The BEST headset I have ever used.
good sound. loud bass. long cord but no trouble. Better then turtle beach. Last longer .Sounds great in MW3 and NCAA 12.