My Logitech G930s have done me well over the last 12 months or so and even if they aren’t the most visually dynamic looking examples of headgear, the build quality is great. With the F540s, swapping from PC to my PS3 I immediately noticed the 2.4GHz wireless connectivity is excellent and extremely strong. A nice touch is the triple input capability on the wireless base station.
The headphones beep to warn me of low battery, which is handy, as are the two independent volume controls for voice and game audio plus a microphone mute button that glows red when active. The F540 have extremely crisp clear sound with no bass fuzziness and give console gamers that Logitech experience that's practical and offers decent value for money.
Reg Rating 80%
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Plantronics GameCom 780
Instal the software first. It's a good job I noticed this little orange card or I might have been a tad underwhelmed with this wired model and its 2m USB cable. Certainly, for £40, the build quality looks fine. However, on closer inspection, everything from the mic to the dials seems quite stiff in comparison to other headsets, such as the well oiled A50s.
The felt padding may well be very comfortable but it picks up a lot of dust and
ferret hair. Sonically, the noise-cancelling mic turns out to be quite good quality and the drivers reproduce 7.1 digital surround sound surprisingly well for this rock bottom price. If you're after a spatial experience and aren't too concerned with refinements, then you'll get your money's worth here.
Reg Rating 75%
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Great, but what about us four-eyes?
Please - just once would be possible to see a headset review that at least thinks about whether or not the set in question is likely to be comfortable for an extended period for someone wearing glasses?
I need to wear glasses all the time at the computer - contacts aren't an option - and I'm not exactly in a hurry to shell out on a fine-sounding top-end set, only to find that the back of my ears gets sore as heck after a couple of hours in game. There're quite a few of us out here, so why not spare us a thought, next time, guys?
No Sennheiser...and I like my PC350 and PC360 so much.
Photo of the can wearing ferret, please.
Just thought, is that a euphemism?
why so much ?
ok most of those are well over priced for generic headsets most look the same ? no removable mic ?
i'll stick with my creative fatality .. cheap well built and the sound is great ..
Inline controls are a weak point and why so expensive?
So, inline controls are great and all, until they develop a fault. I've had the Plantronics GameCom 780 headset for a couple of months now and it's great! For £40, it's a very capable headset and it doesn't have a stupid in-line controller. It's all on the headset, which is good if you like gaming/watching movies in the dark.