Joined on 04/08/11
Easy and sounds great.
Pros: Plug in, install W10 drivers, reboot, profit. Way better than my old realtek alc892. Equalizer for tweaking. Can do virtual surround on analog if you do it manually, and it works.
Cons: All cool settings are locked to digital. DTS and Dolby is only on digital or headphones with this product.
Overall Review: I would recommend to those with only onboard older motherboards. But not for people with newer chipsets and realtek 1220. My friend says that sounds awesome compared to the 892 he had. I am not an audiophile. But I do have a sensitive ear and I am a musician. This card is far better than my old on board.
Good, but with some drawbacks.
Pros: Great sound, treble in particular is exceptionally clear. Mic sounds great. Great software for tweaking the mic and headphones.
Cons: A bit too much clamping force making them uncomfortable for long periods. The drivers hit my ears which becomes very uncomfortable after a couple hours. Mic is not noise cancelling so you will have to turn gain down to roundabout 20 to stop it from picking up mouse and keyboard presses. Had to buy aftermarket earpads that i had to force to fit "they dont make them for this headset" to keep my ears from hitting the drivers. So the earpads are too thin.
Overall Review: Overall happy with it, but its not nearly as comfortable as my HyperX Cloud 2 set. I bought some aftermarket earpads to stop my ears hitting the drivers, which helps but now im having to kind of work them clamp force so it doesnt squeeze my head so hard. All in all, they sound great with a great mic. But the HyperX Cloud 2 does have better sound out of the box, and are far more comfortable. If you're considering these as opposed to a hyperx headset of some kind, I would say get the hyperx ones for their legendary comfort. Because these ended up costing me around 155 with tax and the earpads. Could have got some Astros for that price. So this is a decent mid tier headset, with some drawbacks. But you could get better, so i recommend against these.
Great design, but thats about it.
Pros: Sturdy. Metal shield. Has a chain. Good durable material inside.
Cons: Opens from the left to the right, opposite every book and every other wallet I have seen to date, which I didnt notice. Snaps are extremely tight. Chain hook attached to wallet bends the wallet out slightly which will cause alot of wear and tear. Leather/Pleather whatever it is, is very stiff.
Overall Review: I wouldnt recommend it unless someone is a front pocket user like myself, is left handed, has some strong man hands to open it, and doesnt want to use the chain. But for what it is its still worth the 20 bucks. Im questioning the longevity of it if it will break in nice, or crack and deteriorate. Only time will tell on that.