Alienware AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

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  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    We got our hands on what is now a world exclusive review of the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset. There is a whole lot to like about these for sure. Check the discussion thread as well, we just got done taking those apart looking for the battery and answering a few more questions.


    My experience with the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset: AW988 was a very good one. The AW988 is solidly constructed and looks to be able to take a lot of use and abuse. The 7.1 positional audio I truly loved and appreciated in games.
     
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  2. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    OK, someone broke the mic?
    Not a big fan of audio battery warnings, just warn us no more than 3 times and shut down to save the battery.
    Hate how some headphones clamps the head, feels like my skull is becoming more narrow....
     
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  3. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    No. Mic worked great.
     
  4. The Mad Atheist

    The Mad Atheist Gawd

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    Front page photo angle looks like the housing crack at the tip.
     
  5. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    No. Must be the pictures and lighting or possibly dust. Here are some close up pics I just took now.

    IMG_20180613_122751.jpg IMG_20180613_122804.jpg
     
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  6. RogueTadhg

    RogueTadhg [H]ard|Gawd

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    The clamping pressure of some headphones caused me headaches and migraines. I had this problem when I first got my Game One headsets - I soldiered on until my head felt like it was going to split.
     
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  7. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    Hey Kyle_Bennett I just found this review. Thanks for being about the only review I could find that mentioned the mic quality at all. My Razor physically broke so I replaced it with the Artemis g933 & the mic is complete trash. The AW988 is on sale right now for 170 @dell.com so if you called it a solid option at 230 it should be pretty damn good for 60 less.
     
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  8. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    My son still uses that headset, he loves it.
     
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  9. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    Good to hear. I'm pretty hopeful that it'll do what I want. Apparently the mic is a after thought to Bright RGB LED's on most headsets which I just don't get.
     
  10. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    How is this to listen to music?
    I want a wireless gaming headset that can also be used as a bluetooth headset when going out.