Universal SLYR Headset
A Nice Surprise
I got these today and knew I was giving myself a huge step forward into either many problems or a divine headset for gamers. Luckily, it turned out alright. Hello Skullcandy! I never knew Skullcandy could pull off such a great headset for only $90! I guess them buying Astro's is helping out a lot. The design is extremely sleek and elegant and the cushions are by far the best in the price range. Soft little clouds surround your ears as you listen to the 3 impressive sound settings provided. There might be quite a few long cables to annoy some but it saves money also to use a wired headset and its nice to know it can do some length. However, like all great things there is a fault. I love the headsets design and its performance but it does feel a little...flimsy. The quality is not bad, no, but the headset is very light and made of plastic which saves weight and price which is nice but it sacrifices its rigidity and seems at points to be able to crack easily. But as I said, the design is better than almost every other headset out there including its great quality at a cool $90 price to compete with the others.
Great product! False pricing $90 in stores
1st off I'd like to say so far this headset is better than ANY headset I've had over the years. I've had the stock mic,Red Samurai's,TurtleBeach's, Tritton's none compare to these headphones. Being a Skullcandy fan I had to get these they looked awesome and I knew they'd perform great. I've had them for about a week no problems with it. Only thing I would have to complain about would be the lack of detail in the instructions they do not mention the proper setup for 360 or PC. You have to go through your settings just mess around and you'll get it. Also GameStop what is going on? These are $79.99 on the website. Went to the store and suddenly they are $89.99! GameStop should really check and fix their prices. Order online don't go to the store unless you want to spend $10 extra.
Sexy, great price, but not great sound
I bought this headset as an experiment when I was in the market for a new headset for my PS3. The manager at my local Gamestop hadn't heard anything bad about them, so I decided to test them out per the 7 day return policy. When I got them home, I first realized that the package makes it seem like the headset lights up, but was disappointed to find out it was only different colored plastic. Setting it up was more of a hassle than it should have been and required some rewiring to stop the awful interference. once all was done I began to play Modern Warfare 3. The sound was okay but not great and then there was this annoying buzzing in my headphones constantly. It drove me mad so I took it back immediately and grabbed a pair of the Tritton AX720s. Totally worth the extra $30
High Quality for low cost
I just got these last night. I have the white ones. I will tell you the pro's and the con's I noticed. Pro's- Very Very comfortable. The design is awesome, you can tell Astro had their hand in this one. I would say they look like the A30's. Super light, great finish they do not feel cheap. The headset detaches off by itself no cords so you can carry it around or stash it away. Cons- When plugging directly into computer with the one 3.5mm jack, you have no inline volume control. You have to turn the sound all the way up on your computer, and hope that it is enough. When connected to the xbox or any gaming console, you have the inline amplifier that you can mess with the sounds. Another complaint is it says that it is universal. Well on pc, it only comes with one 3.5mm jack, and the USB does not come into the equation. I had to go to radio shack and spend $8 on a female 3.5mm that split into 2 males so I can use my mic on the pc as well. The volume control pad is not very user friendly. You will need to read the directions to understand how it works. Another thing to consider is Skull Candy offers a life time warranty! they have the best one out there! they will take care of you!. Turtle Beach has a very limited 90 day warranty, and it does not cover everything. After 90 days it's all on you Overall I would give it a pretty good rating and I would recommend these to a friend
Amazing Quality from Skullcandy!
I picked these up last night and got them home and was shocked to find out on alot of reviews online it was stated these would not work with HDMI and would only work with the old component cable and I have the 360 E which doesnt offer the old av port after hooking them up I found that statement to be untrue It does work with HDMI all I had to do was plug the rca's to the back of my tv and boom they were on The sound and design of this headset is amazing and I am very pleased with my purchase can't go wrong with a set of these Highly Recommended!!!!!!
I decided to get a headset, but i wanted a quality headset, yet somewhat cheap. I have always used Skullcandy ear buds, so when i saw they had headsets i went ahead and bought one, and i am glad i made this decision. Skullcandy is definitely underrated in gaming, like turtle is overrated and other companies like Astro are overpriced. I am now saving up to get the plyr which are the wireless ones and are supposed to be better, and since these are amazing i know the plyrs will be outstanding.
Sleek, versatile and worth it.
The volume control is a little different, and takes a minute to get used to. The sound is exceptionally well for "stereo" headphones with three levels of sound. 1 is "Bass mode" 2 is "Supreme mode" 3 is "Precision mode" and all work to the description. The hide-a-way/EZ stash boom mic is awesome and works excellent. Really good highs and lows, and the headset is really noise canceling at its finest! Over-all I would recommend this headset for someone looking for a good noise canceling headset, but doesn't want to break the bank!
This is my third gaming headset I've owned first was turtle beach p11's second was the black ops 2 kilo headset and this was third I loved my p11's hated the kilo's but none of those even compare to these, this headset is the most comfortable headset I've ever worn... And if you love your music like I do it unplugs straight from the mixer and is ready to go as just a normal pair of headphones and have amazing sound quality... There is not one thing i can complain about i can tell you that these are worth there money....
ok headset for a starter
ummm i think these are overall a good headset for someone who has never had a headset before the sound quality is ok not like turtle beaches but on thing is that the microphone to talk online isnt bendable and so you can break it and another thing THESE DO NOT LIGHT UP it only looks that way on the box so dont get confused and these are wired but also i played with these on black ops 2 and do not use the bass option and have the volume to the max it will hurt your ears i know because it happened to me.
Doesn't work with HDMI for Xbox
Unless you're willing to jerry-rig some type of a adapter from Amazon with a soldering iron, this only works on Xbox if you use an A/V input, not if you use an HDMI input, I didn't get the adapter so I'm going to return this headset for something that is actually compatible with Xbox. It seems like it would have been a good headset to use with PS3 or maybe for music, but certainly not for Xbox.