I purchased these headphones quite a while back, and the sound quality of them is very good. The bass is very good, and I cannot complain about the audio. The microphone is pretty good too - okay, it's not the best, but hey, it's a headset. I cannot express how good the sound quality is. Well, good? Excellent more like - However, after only an hour or two of wearing these, I feel uncomfortable and my ears start hurting - The worst part? It's not robust. I took it off my head like I have been for the past half a year, and KABOOM! The link between the actual part that covers the ear, and the bracket that goes over your head, snapped. It's not fixable, so that's money gone out the window. It's done me quite good, but I don't advise you purchase this product unless it's only a temporary replacement or short term stick-it-back-in-the-draw-for-another-ten-years type product.
I purchased these headphones because I needed a decent gaming headset. I already own a decent pair of technics and sony headphones, however, I needed the mic, and I needed to be able to have a removable boom. These fit the bill perfectly for my gaming needs.
The mic is adjustable within a 180 degree radius. The added bonus is that the earphones are the cupping kind, by no means the biggest cup size (no offence ladies), but they do the job well. I read some previous reviews before purchasing them and many people commented that they are uncomfortable. I would 100% disagree with this, the banding is padded at the top, and the ears are cushioned enough to have a good few hours wear.
In terms of quality, the mic is pretty good, not excellent, but certainly usable and nothing to complain about. In addition, the speakers do give out a really good quality sound range. The bass isnt as deep as my sony set, but then again, I wouldnt have expected it to be.
In summary, these are a cracking buy if you're on a budget, but like me, you care more about the earset sound than the mic quality. I've had many hours on left4dead 2 with these and cant find a fault. Shop around though, I bought mine from Dixons online for about £11, but other retailers seemed to charge around the £30 mark!
Headphones are a very personal item. What is comfortable for one person might be intolerable for another, so while I have done my best to provide an objective opinion, your results may vary.
First of all, design and comfort. The headphones are larger than typical lightweight sets, but smaller than "full can" types. This means that (for me, at least) they sit directly on the pinna (the outer bit of your ear), rather than fully enclosing it as some models do. This took a while to get used to, but is actually very comfortable.
Both the ear pieces and the headband are well padded, with no annoying sharp or hard bits in contact with your head.
The headband is adjustable individually on each side. The adjustments are also marked numerically from 1 to 10, meaning if you can remember your setting, you don't have to worry about someone borrowing your headphones and changing it.
The microphone boom can be swivelled to an upright position when you are not using it, and is comfortably positioned when lowered. It is also slightly flexible for further adjustment towards or away from your face.
The volume control and mute button hang at around the bottom of my ribcage, and include a clip for attaching it to a shirt etc.
The audio quality when listening through these headphones is good. I am not an audiophile, so I can't really distinguish the difference between "okay", "good" and "very good", but playing Oblivion through these headphones produces an excellent experience - no problems with missing bass or distorted voices.
A word to the wise though - ensure you set your PC to "Stereo" or "Headphones" when using these, as otherwise it may generate sounds on the other channels which you will miss.
The microphone is excellent quality. It picks up your voice well, without getting much background interference.
However, be warned that the Mute button does not really work. Even when muted using the switch on the cable, loud enough sounds will get through - albeit, significantly quieter. If you wish to be sure you cannot be heard, unplug the microphone cable, or mute the device in Windows (etc.)
Overall, these headphones were good value for money, and are comfortable to wear and effective to use.