Afterglow AX.4 Communicator for Xbox 360
Not worth the hassle to try.
I just picked up a pair of these from my local store to replace my beloved headset that has died on me today. I saw a few reviews figuring it wouldn't be the best but I figured I would give them a shot. Giving it my small test run to see if its up to par with my last pair I went into a party with a friend. The hearing is decent, slightly more muffled then I'm use to, but the volume at which I have to speak is ridiculous. I practically have to speak in a yelling manner for the microphone to pick up my voice. If I placed it directly next to my mouth like most pairs it can pick up my voice at any volume I speak in, but its not close enough in its designed position to hear me. I would rather go with any other brand of microphones then these.
When i opened the box, i was greeted by a headset with no headband, with a plug that wouldnt plug in unless i held it there, and a non functional microphone. However, I recommend this item highly for practice with smashing things with a hammer.
Waste of cash
I bought these at Walmart for $20 because my brother stole my good mic. I'm browsing around the electronic department, looking for a cheap mic and I come across these. They looked cool, and the box made them look like they were worth the buy...I was wrong...Yeah they're comfortable and I can hear my friends just fine but in order for anyone to hear me, I have to yell into the mic...It gets very frustrating when I'm telling my buddies to "Go left!" or "Watch out cuz there's a bunch of people in that building!" and they can't hear a single word I'm saying
Buy a regular mic
This mic was terrible. I had a regular headset for close to a year and it eventually just decided to stop working. I then went to a nearby store and found these for $17 and thought it was quite nice and it looked like a decent headset. I took it home and when i plugged them in, i found that i had to speak quite loudly in order for someone to hear me like i was listening. Its been less than two weeks and suddenly they just started crackling and i couldnt hear any of the people in my party. I had been told that they break easily but i didnt realize that this is what they mean. My recommendation, spend a few more bucks to buy the normal headset if you're strapped for cash, and if you are not, then buy a good headset from turtlebeach or triton.
good for starting off
This headset look like it would be cool but only lasted me 7 months. It was disappointing that I could only here chat and not the game audio. It is good if you are new to xbox live but you should move up to a better quality headset later on.
I was blown away by the built quality of this headset. It's very lightweight and comfortable, can wear it for hours. Speaker quality is terrific and it seems everyone can hear me even when my TV is very loud. I bought it after my 1st party headset cable broke, i was going to buy another Microsoft one but went for this one purely for its looks at first. I sure am glad it sounds as good as it looks. Highly recommended.
DO NOT BUY !!!!!!!!
THIS THING IS TERRIBLE MY FRIENDS CANT HEAR ME. THE MIC IS ONLY AN INCH FROM THE EAR PIECE SO U HAVE TO YELL!!!! I HATE IT AND SO DO MY PARENTS DO NOT BUY THIS.
The mic looks really good in design and all but it lacks quality when it comes to actually using it. My friends say "You sound very far away from your mic!" I would really like if they fixed the sound quality and distance of the microphone from your mouth.
I WOULD RATE THIS A ZERO IF I COULD
THIS IS COMPLETE GARBAGE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY I WASN'T SO LUCKY MY 30 DAYS WAS UP BEFORE I FOUND HOW MUCH THIS SUCKS PEOPLE CANT HEAR YOU AND WHEN YOU PLAY BACK A VOICE MESSAGE YOU CAN BARELY HEAR YOURSELF BUT I SURPRISED THE AVERAGE RATING WAS A 3.4 THIS IS GARBAGE SAY THAT I HELPED.
I underestimated this headset
When I first saw this headset, I thought it would break down too easy; I was wrong. This headset far exceeded my expectations, everything I heard is crystal clear. Now I see why it's not called a noise-cancelling headset for a reason. Buy this product!!!! :D