Date: December 13th, 2005
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Steelpad
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For around US$120 you will receive the following.
First out of the package will be the 6.5foot audio extension cable, the USB soundcard driver and software CD and the actual USB soundcard itself. Other than that and the headset itself, you will get a piece of paper warning you that listening to the headset at a higher volume level for long periods of time will damage your hearing.
And the last thing out is the actual headset. My initial thoughts and inspection were positive. No glaring deficiencies were noted and the headset is well made. On initial glance, I found a nice mixture of flexibility and robust construction. I will cover the headset in closer detail in the next section but overall from a starting point I was impressed.
PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
Although this is quite a simple device, there are a couple things I want to show you about this headset.
The headset does have some height adjustment, but not enough. Due to the thick padding under the top head rest, a lot of this expandable size will not taken advantage of. I do admit I have a larger than average head, but nothing you would deem huge by any comparison. Even when full expanded I had to pull down in order to get the earpieces properly in place and even then this would add an uncomfortable amount of pressure on the top of my head and upward pressure on my ears. Overall it was comfortable for about 30 minutes or so, but then I found myself adjusting them every 10 or so minutes due to pain. If you have a normal or small head, you will be fine, but if your head is the opposite, stay away or you will not be enjoying this product.