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This headset has some really nice ear cups with some really soft material. The material is also really good for noise cancelling which they advertise a lot on the headset. The headset can fit pretty much any ones head because of the swivel cups which can go 90 degrease horizontal and about 20 degrease vertical. This headset has a really nice 8 foot cord which can pretty much reach any pc with some spare slack. The wire has a administrative pad where you can change the volume on it and it can clip to your T-shirt. The sound quality on this headphone is just superb. It hasn't got too much base so it is perfect for gaming. This headphone is a bit quiet if you don't have a dedicated sound card so be warned if you do buy it. The main disappointment about this headset is the microphone quality it is just so blurred and the other people say "what did you say" a lot. There is a good feature about the microphone and that is that it is detachable so you can basically get rid of the microphone because there is no point of using it because people just get annoyed the overview of this headset is that it has got amazing noise cancellation, wire , sound quality but the microphone you can just basically get rid of and for the small price it is at it is good for gamers who don't want to talk or for gamers who have an external microphone
Got this gaming headset about 2,5 years ago for a nice price.
Sounds: Sounds great to me for the price. Offcourse you have headsets with better sounds, but then you have to pay a lot more.
Comfort: Which is kind of important for a headset. I had to get used to the headset the first few weeks. But after wearing for some time I got used to the feeling. Still no problems after wearing this headset for about 6 or 7 hours.
Microphone: Is great for voice chattting. You can remove the microphone of the headset which is actually pretty nice.
Look: It looks great in my opinion. But that's not why you buy a headset most of the time.
Durabillity: It's of great quality. I am using a lot (average of 5 hours a day) and it still works fine. Only thing that doesn;t work anymore is the microphone. Other then that, it works still perfect.
If you want to spend 40 bucks, spend it on this headset.
I bought this headset a long time ago, about 2 years. It was highly recommended everywhere and people were saying the sound quality was as good as with headsets twice the price. I think this is true: the sound was really great. The microphone was also working good, and the control pannel was very handy as well.
However, after about 6 months, the cable broke. I dropped my headset on the ground, and the cable broke right after the place where the microphone and the headphone plug connected with each other. You could say this is my fould, but the cable is very thin as well. If Creative would've made the cable twice as thick - it would still be about normal size then -, and make the headset 5 bucks more expensive, it would make it a hell of a better headset and I would have probably bought it again, but I didn't because of the thin cable.
I currently own my second pair of Creative Fatal1ty Pro series gaming headset and I have to say i am pretty impressed.
The headsets come securely packaged in plastic casing inside a cardboard box. The headphones come with a detachable mic making for easy ingame voice chat and easy to access volume and mic controls located on the cable. The speakers are well padded and fit nicely around the ears although I have suffered from slightly sore ears after wearing them for a long period of time.
The sound quality is pretty good and suitable for pro gamers or just casual use. Like with most headphones the quality will suffer over a period of usage and you can expect a pair to last you just over a year of regular use. For me, a crackling sound developed when changing volume after around 10 months which eventually leads to a partial loss of sound in one speaker thus the reason I purchased another set.
If you are looking for a set of headphones that are plain and simple with optional mic and will not leave a hole in your wallet, then i reccommend a pair of Creative Fatal1ty's.
The 'Fatal1ty Pro Series Gaming Headset' is a wired, 4mm headphone and microphone jack headset by Creative.
First off, I've had my Fatal1ty headset for three months, and since I have regularly used it for voice communication while playing online. It's a comfortable design, fits smugly around my ears and adapts in size and flexes to fit the size and general shape of my head. In addition, it also has a foam shape attached to the top of the headset, supposedly to give it some support and also to make it more comfortable and lightweight. It's an easy headset to wear, it's earphones rotate and tilt to the size of your head and it fits on comfortably to any size head that I have ever seen wear it. It is a surprisingly comfortable headset.
As a headset, it's not too reliable, although I am unsure as to if there is just a problem with my headphone and microphone ports, but sometimes it refuses to acknowledge that the headphones are actually plugged in, which can be irritating as it takes some turning, twisting and occasionally a reboot to get Windows to decide that it is actually plugged in. Using the onboard mute button also made the speakers stop working at times. However, it is not so much of a problem now that I generally leave them plugged in and rarely touch the leads connecting to my computer (that's when the problem generally occurred). Once you have gotten past this slight crack in the track, it's a good headset, even if a little unpredictable and irritating if for some reason it loses its sound half way through a game.
Ease of Use
It's not a hard headset to use. You simply plug the extendable and removable microphone into the slot on the headset (which is cleverly concealed) before plugging both the microphone and headphone jack into the computer. Within a few seconds your computer will (usually) begin to pick up the sound and then you'll be good to go. It takes a few seconds for the computer to recognise it in my experience, but this is only a minor inconvience towards a generally excellent Ease of Use.
The quality of the headphones are good, any base in music is clear and well defined, as well as three dimensional audio being truly surround sound, allowing you to easily pinpoint where teammates or otherwise are located in a game or where the villain is in the movie that you're watching. It adds a new type of definition to whatever you are listening to and it really does aid the atmosphere on movies. However, this is to be expected from a headset that cost nearly £30.
The feature that really stands out for me is the quality of the microphone. The microphone is top notch, especially due to the price. With very little background noise and clear, definitive speech, the Fatal1ty headset's microphone was surprisingly ideal for my uses. I've been told I sound clear, and when I have recorded myself and played it back, I found the sound quality to be crisp and close to real life, which was, for a headset of £30, quite an astonishing feat. The microphone quality isn't too loud, nor is it too quiet. It's just the right volume, and it's clear, especially since the microphone eliminates background noise with a unique precision I have yet to see in any other similar product.
The plus side to all of this quality is that the I can hear my things (as in games, music, other people talking) fantastically, but I don't have to cause my friends to have a massive headache after hearing me talk for about two minutes in a row. If there was something that I had to single out that was great about the product, it wouldn't be the value for money, nor the reliability or even the Ease of Use, it would be the quality of the built in microphone, which for some, could make or break the buy of the headphones. It's great, even if you're not gaming with it, it's still a brilliant headset for the quality.
The durability of the headset is one of the concerning issues in my opinion. Where the jacks connect to the actual headphones is loose and movable, I don't know if that's to allow more rotating movement on your head, but it just doesn't feel quite right and it feels like if you accidentally tugged the wire standing up or trying to walk away without realising you still had the headphones on, like it could just fall off. However, it hasn't as of yet, and the build of the actual headphones (not the wire) is solid, sleek and protective. The connection where the microphone is placed can also feel occasionally a little bit flimsy, despite having a certain way to place it in its connector to prevent the flimsiness. The durability is probably my biggest concern about this product, but three months in and it's still in one piece is a good sign, despite my perhaps over-reactive worries .
Value for Money
The value for money for this headset was average. Some connectivity issues plague it, but it is made up for by the quality of the earphones and microphone. It is also incredibly comfortable, and you don't normally find both in the same headset for £30, so I would happily say that the value for money is good, perhaps it could have even been excellent if it weren't for some potential flaws (but like I say, perhaps I'm just being picky). I'd say that £30 was a good price, and it beats most headsets of the same price.
In conclusion, I think that the Fatal1ty headset is a great headset, both for its brilliant sound quality, including both input and output and its level of comfort, but it's let down by what I'd think of as potential issues such as flimsiness in some of the wire joints and the microphone as well as the reliability problems which cause the sounds to suddenly stop, usually on the headphones over the microphone component. I conclude that despite these issues, these pairs of Fatal1ty headphones are still fantastic, even if a little flawed.
I bought this Creative Fata1ty Pro Series headset at the same time as purchasing my new computer around two years ago now. The main reason behind purchashing them was to use them on the computer game Battlefield 2 so I could hear the game, and talk to people at the same time.
The headset was the first gaming pair I had actually owned so I was excited to start using them. The sound on the headset is a mearly average. They didnt sound great in all honesty not what I expected for over £30 spent on a headset. They had great Bass but does that really help on a shooting game?
The microphone on the other hand is very clear. The idea of being able to remove the microphone is quite a good idea. However, if your clumsy like I am there is a good chance you will loose the microphone and your pretty stuffed then.
I have also tried to use the headset listening to music and it sounds awful in all honesty. But they are a gaming headset so there can be no complaints there. I was also hoping to find a way to connect this headset to my Xbox 360 but there was no way of doing this, but again I should have checked before I bought them.
The headset is not very good in my honest opinion, but at the same time I cant consider them to be bad. If your going to buy a gaming headset your best bet is probably to look for something differant.
They now just sit in my room doing nothing.
Before purchasing this headset I was using Logitech and they would often break within the first six months or year. I ditched my Logitech buying trend and opted to bag this for £22 on ebuyer including free delivery. A testament to its build quality is the fact I have used the Fatal1ty for nearly over two years.
Aesthetics: Its a nice looking headset one that you would not think twice about wearing on a LAN party or even with your iPod when you are out and about. The microphone is also detachable so it can also act like a booming headset when you want to listen to music on the go.
Ergonomics: Very comfortable as the earphones envelope all around the ear and the light headband sits snugly atop the head taking the weight and pressure off the earphones. Padding around the earphones is soft and has a nice leathery feel to it. If you game long, watch lengthy movies or you have your headset on constantly when you are on the computer the Fatal1ty is as comfortable as it gets; you can game longer, watch more movies and do more work.
Cable Length: at 2.5 metres it will give you plenty and more when you are on the computer or moving around in your room when using. I often times lie back and watch TV or movies on my bed whilst having this on.
Sound Quality: Absolutely faultless. The bass is good so you can make out footsteps and what have you when gaming. If you are of low hearing and need high volume then you can pump it up without any sort of distortion. Sound remains clear all the way from low to high.
Microphone Quality: It has a slight muff on the end of the detachable microphone and is therefore great if you have a lot of background noise as it blocks most if not all of it out. It is clear, responsive and above all doesn't distort your voice.
Build Quality: I believe that for all its qualitys what stands out the most is the way this has been made. It is absolutely reliable and rigid. I threw this around here and there and it kept on working. After two years of heavy and frankly on the virge of abusive usage the wiring from the earphone came loose. If I had been just a bit careful it surely would have lasted me well into a decade. I cannot fault it compared especially to the Logitechs which had a habit of breaking.
Final say: Sounds great, looks great and as reliable as it gets. Only thing is the prices have escalated into the £30 range. Even then I should say that its probably better than a Medusa or Seinheisser basic headset that is likely to cost more than the Fatal1ty. No less than a 5 star headset.
This headset is only the second headset I ever purchased for gaming and they suit me perfectly. I think I bought them almost a year and a half ago and they still work as good as on the first day I plugged them in my pc.
Why a "gaming" headset you may ask?
When I purchased the headset I was a "heavy user" of the online game World of Warcraft. Which meant I could spend several hours a day behind my pc with a headset on. So you can imagine that I was looking out for a comfortable headset if it was going to be on my head for long periods of time and I needed to have a microphone integrated in it.
This is why I originally went for the Fatal1ty series of Creative. Fatal1ty is the pseudonym of an American professional gamer who has won several world championships in primarily first player shooters. Hence I figured he should know what a comfortable and overall good headset should be like. And it must be said I have not regretted this purchase what so ever.
The headset itself is manufactured in hard black plastic with some dark red on the earpieces. There is padding on the top for a good support and the padding on the earpieces block out surrounding noise very efficiently (to the annoyance of people trying to call you J ).
The (flexible) microphone is integrated in the headset and can be detached if needed. Which is very handy if you don't really need the microphone while playing.
The cord is pretty long and has a volume regulator integrated, as well as a button to switch the microphone on/off.
Very simple plug and play with no further hassle. There is a separate plug for the sound and microphone, so it's a matter of connecting the right colours.
- The hard plastic if very decent and never gives you the feeling that it might snap or break whenever you use the headset. The padding is very well attached and of good quality, so far it does not show any signs of coming lose (or other defects).
- I find the sound quality very good with good bass sounds when needed. Whether you are listening to in-game sounds, your fellow players or just music on your stereo it all sounds very good.
- The microphone I used for in-game talking over Ventrilo or Teamspeak and is nowadays used to talk over Skype with family or friends. Because the microphone is flexible so you can move it closer / further away from your mouth if needed. Most importantly here is that people seem to hear me very well with little interfering noise, so I cannot flaw this.
BUT is it really that comfortable?
Well, yes and no. For me it is very comfortable because I have been wearing for a long time and got used to it. But I remember the first two weeks or so where my ears started to hurt because of the headset (then again you can say that you are not really meant to wear headphones for several hours in a row). So you might say you need to have a little patience with the headset...
Very nice looking and comfortable (gaming) headset with good sound quality for an affordable price!
Bought these when they first came out for gaming and they are brilliant. They fit comfortably and the detachable mic is brilliant, it comes with a volume control on the wire which also allows you to turn the mic on and off.
These are classed as gaming headphones so you might find the bass louder on these headphones than on others.
They connect to the computer via two 3.5mm jacks, one for the microphone and one for the headphones themselves. This is great as you can plug them into a soundcard if you have one or you can plug them into any headphone jacks on other devices.
The cups of the headphones do not go completey over your ears and I have slightly cracked the side of one of the headphones by dropping them all the time.
The wire for the headphones is very long, but it has a tendancy to twist itself together.
Overall, good headphones for a good price.
Bought my pair of these over a year ago and they are still as fantastic now as they were back then. Perfect for listening to music and gaming. The ear cups can be adjusted in height to suit any size head and insures that the remain comfortable even after 2 hours of wearing them. The sound quality and the bass is superb. The connectors consist of two standard headphone jacks, one for the audio and the other for the microphone. The jacks appear to be gold-plated so don't expect them to rust any time soon. The microphone can be detached and stored in the leather pouch included, enabling them to be used as normal headphones. Sound level can be adjusted via a dial on the cable and can be set so loud that they can be used a speakers to a certain extent. The ear cups do a very good job of blocking outside noise and I have used them with a iPod in the car many a time with little impact on music quality. All in all well worth the money and I certainly prefer them to my Logitech speakers. One slight downside is that the signature on one of the ear cups has worn off but I certainly will not be selling these so no loss really.