Imagine waiting weeks or months for that new title you've been waiting for to come out, and finally you bring it home or digitally download and install it. Before playing it, you put a blur filter over your monitor screen to wash out the details and colors of the animations and models. Doesn't make sense does it?
Well many gamers do this very thing in an audial sense and don't even know it. Sound engineers work hard in the game studios to make the scores, effects and ambient sounds as dynamic as the visual cues. When a sub-par headset is used, people wont know what they're missing out on because sound quality is far more difficult to compare than screen-shots or frame rates.
I have a lot of screaming parrots and birds, and it's hard to hear clearly sometimes! I also need a headset to hear clearly at night, since I have to turn down all of my sounds to let all of those screaming parrots and birds sleep
I need a nice gaming headset so that I can use them for extended periods of time without discomfort. This will let me set an appropriate volume without my wife complaining that the open-air subwoofer is shaking the walls too much!
I have a small home and my Father just moved in with me and I would like to play higher volumes without disturbing him or keeping him up but I don't want to lose the benefits of positional audio by using a lower end headset.
My friends always complain when I get on Vent. My heatset creates statics and the voice sometimes gets loud for no reason. When I talk, I need to talk loud too. Otherwise, people won't hear over the statics.
I ruptured an eardrum years ago and even after reconstruction surgery I have trouble hearing various sound frequencies out of that ear from distances so unless the sound source is extremely close I won't hear it. That is the main reason why I have to use headphones and a nice pair of headphones would be great.
Well, my $15 Logitech bargain bin headset doesn't exactly produce fantastic sound. Come to think of it, it's probably the worst part of my entire gaming setup. I get home from work quite late, usually my wife is in bed. This means it's headset time. It would be fantastic not to have to sacrifice great sound when I switch from speakers to a headset.
I have an aging pair of cans that have survived many lan parties and years of use, however, their starting to fall apart and I'm in the market for a new set of cans. Having a dual purpose headset that meets my needs for music, movies, games and also has a built in mic for teamplay, that is on a separate USB device is a huge win. Currently if I want have discreet audio along with voice I have to hang a mono headset around my neck with the mic angled up and then have my cans on. Two wires of different length and two items on your head not only makes for some annoying situations of getting them off but also looks rather silly, the HS1 would be a perfect solution.
Because I believe that Corsair have made a good quality product that is good value for money with both performance and comfort. I also believe it will give me an edge while gaming and keep the noise at a minimum for those long late night gaming sessions we all have.
I want to actually be able to hear foot steps in first person shooters without having to turn up my 5.1 surround sound and annoying the heck out of my roommate and everyone in the apartments around me.
Well as for me, I have a new baby due in jan. Due to current space limitations he will need to be in our room and I need a quality set of headphones so I can continue gaming when he is sleeping without disturbing. I am a pretty serious gamer when not spending time with my children, unfortunately you can't play seriously in silence. Gotta hear those footsteps or sneaky nydus worms popping up!