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|Review: Steelseries Guild Wars 2 Headset|
|Posted by Dexter K.|
|Tuesday, 13 November 2012 02:44|
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A Closer Look
At first glance, the box is pretty cool. Its got a big red and black guild wars 2 logo on the front along with a vibrant picture of the actual headset. Every side of the box has Guild Wars 2 branding on it, just in case you forgot after looking at the front of the box. The back includes some neat stuff like technical specifications, as well as some bnasic information about the headset.
Diving into the box you get the actual headset itself, a detachable cable that has a microphone built into it (which is pretty darn cool IMO), a manual and a sticker. Not a huge package of accessories but what else do you really need. I mean, you do get a cool Steelseries sticker after all.
The headset itself feels well built. One thing I really wish they changed about the headset itself is the fact that the actual headphones sit on your earrs instead of going around them. This time around they have used cloth ear pads which is fantastic in my opinion. That fake leather stuff just gets way too hot after long amounts of use. The ear pads have tons of cushon in them and attempt to provide as much comfort as possible.The headband portion of the headset is gel-like and made of very soft rubber so that it may sit softly on the top of your head. You do have to adjust the size of the headset so that it fits properly, no auto-adjusting here. If you are looking for a headset that will fold for travel use, these things can fold to become much more compact. Perfect for flying.
When it comes to comfort, I either have a REALLY big head or these things are not very comfortable. Due to them not having the ear-cup design where they sit around your ears and put equal pressure all over your ears lots of holding force is placed right on your ears. After more than 10 minutes soreness began to occur. It could be due to this headset being new and might go away after a few weeks of use. I did pull them outward a bit and that slightly helped with the pinching but these headphones are sure not something that I would want to wear for hours at a time.
The microphone is built into the cable that can plug into either side of the headphones. Quality on the microphone is fine, over VOIP it never had problems and came through clear.
One of the coolest features of these headphones is the ability to plug in the cable to either side of your headphones. This also allows a friend to plug their headphones into yours to listen to whatever you are listening to. No more days of giving someone an ear-bud to let them hear your music.