Mad Catz Xbox 360 Headcom Pro
This is not just people rating 1/10 because they felt "meh" about it. This is a genuinely awful product, should be a 0/10. I bought mine, the fuzzy bit around the mic came off before I got it out of the package. It is indeed the lowest grade plastic you can use, quite liable to snap under any sort of regular use (assuming it actually worked that long.) It worked for less than five minutes before anyone around me started complaining of horrible static. I took it back less than an hour after I bought it and got a real headset. AVOID, AVOID, AVOID. Truly the bottom of the barrel. As good as it felt to write this review, it's sad that I can't even exaggerate.
Broken out of the box!
This headset was broken the second I pulled it out of the box, not only that but GOOD LORD does this thing hurt your ear. It felt like I was being stabbed in the ear the whole time, upon plugging it in my friends said that I sounded like I was screaming when I was talking low and they could hear my TV full blast from across the room on low! It is entirely over sensitive, I had to mute the damn thing so everyone in my World at War room wouldn't yell at me when I was idle the mic icon would stay on the whole time. Every 2 years or so I will put my faith back into Mad Catz and buy one of their products but every time I do I end up regretting it to the fullest and this also includes about 95% of their controllers as well. I am waiting for the store to open so that I can return this garbage product that is designed to steal money from children that can't differentiate and want to save $5 bucks. I'll give you the $5 extra little kid and go buy yourself a Microsoft product!
Yes this headset does come with a new or per-owned xbox 360. It does fit good on your head but it is not worth buying one of these. A better headset are the ones that cost more like the wireless headset. If your headset (that came with xbox 360) still does work keep it and buy another headset. Here is a small tip if you cant hear anybody. ( Look at picture below)Try the following:
1. Adjust your voice preferences.
1. Press the Guide button on your controller.
2. Go to Settings.
3. Select Preferences.
4. Select Voice.
5. Clear the Mute checkbox, and increase the volume to 10.
6. Under Voice Output, select Play Through Both.
7. See if you can hear other players.
8. If this doesn't fix the problem, try selecting Play Through Headset under Voice Output.
2. Verify your communication setup. See Communicate with friends on Xbox LIVE.
3. Verify that you don't have a NAT issue. See Error: Your NAT type is set to strict (or moderate).
Horrible Headset that Easily Breaks
I purchased this horrible headset one day, and that same day, the headset broke. I wasn't doing anything serious or anything that would cause the product to break, it just broke. After buying the headset, I plugged it in to my controller and slowly put it on my head so I could play my XBOX 360. After trying to adjust the mic to set in front of my mouth, the mic broke off causing the headset to split. After trying to put it back together, with no luck, I gave up and tried to replace the item back at GameStop, and then learned of how horrible and pathetic the headset really was from previous customers they've had. I wish I would have learned this earlier before I spent money on the stupid thing, but you live and you learn. I suggest that no one else buy or attempt to buy this item, unless you would like to suffer anger and pain. Hopefully Microsoft will learn from their mistakes and not make any more cheesy, pathetic headsets or any other dumb products that can easily break.
Awsome if you like Ear Problems
I was given this headset when my old one broke on me some time ago. It wasn't the one I expected to receive, but I would have taken anything over my broken microphone. Immediately the design caught my eye and it looked decent. When I put it on, it felt so uncomfortable that I had to stick a ball of tissue in my ear. Eventually that began to fail and I could only wear it for about an hour the first week. The second week I couldn't tell what some of the things on it did. They all looked useless. My ear had also began bleeding a bit and black bumps appeared in my ear.The third week my ear got adjusted to the microphone even though it still hurt my ear a bit. I went to talk to my friends and I noticed they weren't answering me. I found out that I couldn't talk to them, but I could hear them. So now I'm using my old broken headset. It may not work completely, but I'd take it it over this .
Dont Waste your Money
Like many of you my original headset got sat on and broke, so I got this because it was simple and had a low price and at the time I didn't have $$ for a better one. So if you are buying this simply because you need a working headset fast , then that's the only reason I would get it. There is a long list of reasons why this product sucks and blows. First off, the thin green cord is way too long, it would be good if I was a girrafe, but since Im 6ft its just waay to cumbersome to have this freaking long cord that gets tangled on everything. Also the plug that plugs the mic into your controller is dainty and weak and doesn't have the teeth that the original microsoft mics do to prevent it from getting unplugged during play. The anacanda-esque cord also doesnt help with that issue since it gets snagged around my freaking knee and gets unplugged.. Thirdly; the ear-plug that goes in your ear is effin huge, and if you play for more than an hour your ear will feel like Kimbo Slice just raped your head. So please I EMPLORE you, spend the money on a better mic !!!!!! O and before I forget, the mic itself is horrid and is hard to get it in a good position that pics up your voice...IE, its too short. This is another Mad Catz POS!!!!
Worst headset available
Do not buy this broken product. Not only does it only work when set to the off position but it will occasionally electrically shock you through the earpiece. The bad design jabs your ear and is quite painful. I guess this is Mad Catz way of punishing you for buying such a sub par product. I have never written a product review or complained about a company's product to them, but I felt compelled to do so because of this piece of trash. The extra * dollars that you would pay for the Microsoft brand mic is so worth it after buying this product. I even told the Gamestop employee to stop selling the product to innocent gamers. Once again, do not buy this mic. You are better off yelling across town to whoever you are talking with on Xbox live.
Spend the extra few dollars for any brand name.
I bought this headset as a transportable pair, as I own Tritons at home and don't want to lug them around. I assumed that they wouldn't be quality as they are so cheap, so I bought them anyway. I got about 3 uses out of them before they stopped responding. I tried all of the troubleshooting methods but was unable to get them to work again. I then attempted to twist the wires, move things around, etc. and things began breaking left and right! Overall, the sound quality was poor but manageable. The voice quality was average. The product design was extremely poor as the mic crank is oddly loose and the materials used are EXTREMELY cheap. My advice, opt for a $20-$25 dollar headset designed by Microsoft or Sony. Chances are, if you are not always extremely careful, you will break this headset by accident and will have to buy a new one! (if this product doesnt malfunction first...). Do not make my mistake!
not worth it
i bought it to use and about a month the speaker went out and i couldnt hear my friends the mic part also falls out.
idk why this is supposevely bad
this works real well and the leading reason things like this break is cause of bad owners or its put in the wrong area. use it well and it will be well.