PlayStation 3 Stereo Gaming Headset
DO NOT EVEN THINK OF BUYING
This headset has terrible quality. the mic is terrible my friends can barely hear me. don't even try to connect this to a PC you'll be very frustrated and lastly when there is no actual noise playing you will have this very annoying buzz. This headset is very overpriced for the terrible quality it provides. also it's not durable at all easily breaks
not my first headset probably won't be my last. before this one i had a turtle beach which everyone knows is amazing but it broke after a few years and i didn't want to pay the money again so i bought the red samurai. in total it is a good headset feels a bit cheaper then the turtle beach but that is understandable. i used it to play cod borderlands and even single player for other games and it has good sound quality can hear foot steps and so on. there were a few issues i noticed one is the mic is quieter so you'll need to set the volume as high as it can go and try not whispering into the mic and this could just be mine who knows but i have a lucid 2 and when i text someone i hear a decent amount of static in the headset but i discovered that if you set it a certain distance from the box where you control volume you won't hear anything. these are minor complaints if you want a good headset mostly for a first one or just one to play around with without spending over a hundred dollars you should buy this one
Was Good For A Few Weeks...
Well long story short it broke after a few weeks of use and no reason as to why it broke. Today I was in a Skype call with a friend getting prepared for a session of Borderlands when he noticed a huge amount of background noise, I cleaned the ports for the control box and my USB hub and it still had the noise, I cleaned it again to double check and guess what? Still noise, long story short this is another one of those disposable headsets that you could find at the Dollar Tree....sadly enough I think those would last longer than 3 weeks.
Great value, great product!
This headset is the perfect example of great value coming at a fair price. This headset is very comfortable to wear. It has a good array of adjustments for varying head sizes. It has plastic mesh to keep your head cool. A great function it has is game and chat sound. So you can hear other players through the headset as well as the game sound. It has two separate dials for volume control. This headset is the perfect device if you are looking to save money.
Awesome and a great price too!
I bought these because I really started getting into black ops 2. I was a bit skeptical at first because I thought is was a generic brand, but boy was I surprised. The sound quality was awesome I could here every foot step. It was super comfortable, I played for two hours with no problems. It was also very easy to set up which was great. the only flaw in my opinion is that it is really loud. If you put it to max it has a little hiss, but i don't think you will ever need to put it to max volume.I love it and would recommend it to anyone.
I bought these, tried them, and returned them the next day. The 1/8" plug on the headphones cable was shoddy, and the right speaker cut out until I giggled it and held it in place. The mic created obnoxious feedback when it was turned on, even at low volumes — probably also due to shoddy wiring. Needless to say they were pretty much useless out of the box. That said, when the right speaker was working the sound quality was acceptable, and they were comfortable to wear. I suppose you might get good sample, but the construction is cheap so I wonder how long they would last.
AMAZING BUY, A MUST!!!
So.. i got this headset a couple of days ago and wow did I get a bang for my buck! This headset is right up there in sound quality and the mic is ultra clear. Most of my friends asked me if I was using TurtleBeaches. Go out and buy these NOW!!!!!
Best headset I have owned so far.
A couple of notes: I just purchased this headset today, so, this is more of an initial impression than a full fledged review. Secondly, I play most of my games these days on the PC so I look more for something to enjoy on the computer than my gaming console.
I went out today looking for an affordable headset for my PS3 that I could also use on my PC. I first went to another store and bought the usual junk I end up wasting money on that is "good enough" for basic use.
I am so happy that the other headset was broken and had to be returned because I then decided to actually head into Gamestop and see what I could find that was designed for use on the PS3. Which is where I found this Red Samurai headset. From just the few hours I have been using this I can comfortably say this is easily the most comfortable headset I have ever owned. The foam padding is so gentle and is plenty large enough to fit completely around my ears and barely touch them at all. Along with this, the head band is extremely secure without being obtrusive at all.
As for the sound quality, I will start with the microphone; the one on this headset is a little on the quiet side compared to other headsets I have owned in the past, but the trade off is that there seems to be hardly any distortion or background noise picked up by the microphone. The quietness of the microphone isn't too bad and I made myself more audible by bumping up the microphone volume in the settings on my PC. Another thing I like about the microphone is the feel of it as I adjust it down to a comfortable usable position. The microphone pivots with firm notches allowing you to be sure it will not slip with age (hopefully), and out of this pivoting action there is also quite a bit of movement allowing you to ensure the microphone is not resting against your skin or tangled in your beard.
Moving on to the output. I find the drivers aren't the best I have heard (just something you see from using headsets instead of an exclusive headphone or speaker set in my opinion). They aren't terrible and, in fact, produce a fine audio signal for playing video games with, but I wouldn't recommend them to someone who is obsessive over having the best sounding headset. Out of the box the bass seems to be a bit higher on these than what I am used to, which, again, is good for video games, but I will see if I can adjust this on my PC for listening to music.
A few more features these offer is separate in-line volume controls for your game volume and your chat volume. This feature I love. Especially for use on the PS3, as there are far fewer ways to control volume on the console compared to on a computer from what I can tell. Another feature is the ability to use these with a (single) 3.5mm plug; a USB plug; or, something I didn't notice in the store, by using pass-through AV audio cables. I am not sure how often the latter of the three would normally be used, but having it as a feature, I will see about using these attached to my turntable.
So, that is about it so far. The reason my overall score is still an excellent ten out of ten when I find the overall performance as a still great eight out of ten is for two main reasons:
1. Value. For forty dollars (and tax) even if these do not end up lasting like $200 counterparts I find the build quality so far to feel extremely sturdy, and, if worse comes to worst. I won't be completely heart broken having to replace them.
2. Comfort. I find this the most important factor in my extreme and immediate satisfaction with this headset. There is absolutely no amount great enough that I could assess the importance of having something being comfortable that is strapped to my head for tens of hours a week.
3. Isolation. the way the foam ear cups fit around your ears allows not just for an extremely comfortable time using these headphones. It also blocks out a surprising amount of outside noises, allowing you to become even more immersed into all of your favorite games.
Normally I tell people to avoid anything marketed as "Gaming" or "For gamers" as I have found most often these terms are just a way to sell something mediocre for an absurd amount; however, with a price that fits the product like a velvet glove, I have to admit, this headset is actually worth trying out.
Great mic for an even better price!
i just bought the mic about a week ago and it is great for only $40. It is my first mic and i see nothing wrong with it. An overall great buy.
BUY THIS head set is the best only 2 flaws on if u ware it it makes ur head itch bad and the cord is relay long