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|Review: Steelseries Guild Wars 2 Headset|
|Posted by Dexter K.|
|Tuesday, 13 November 2012 02:44|
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Verdict and Conclusion
When it comes to actual performance I have to say they fall short of the competition, and even fall short of the performance from other Steelseries headphones.
They are more made to be mobile, not for sitting around during long gaming sessions or watching long movies. Comfort is mediocre at best, these headphones will pinch your head even when adjusting to give plenty of extra space.
Sound quality is certainly middle of the road. It is not the best, but it certainly is not the worst we have seen. Shopping around these cans can be forund for around $100.
To be blatantly honest, at that price I would simply avoid them unless you are dead set on having something mobile. And even in that case, a good set of IEM's (earbuds) would perform much better.
Yes, I understand that there is cool technology under the hood. Being able to detach the headphones from the cable, and having a microphone built into the cable is really cool as well. But there are so many better alternatives at this price from Steelseries and other companies that at this time I cannot recommend getting these headphones unless you have extremely specific needs. In which case they do their job, and they stick to your head well.
It seems like Steelseries has taken a step back with these headphones. While they are stylish, performance falls flat and comfort is not very good (which might improve over time). If you find yourself in a situation where you favor style over performance and comfort these are the way to go, but in any other case I would choose another route unless Steelseries decides to drop the price on these by 30-40%.