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The 800 delivers great bass levels, giving low frequency sounds a lot of power and boom. In-game explosions sound very immersive with these. What’s great is that the bass does not muddy up the mids and highs so the sound is still fairly detailed. More nuanced game audio like dialogue and high pitch...
While this comes at the expense of audio quality, the headset’s 7.1 virtual surround sound feature does help in widening up the sound. This enhances the feeling of being in the game, making the direction of gunshots and explosions easier to pinpoint.
Aside from functioning as charger and headset stand, the base is also the headset’s wireless transmitter, so you can reposition it for maximum signal stability. There is also an optical pass-through port which allows the audio from the headsets to output to external speakers for others to enjoy.
The buttons on the lower part of the ear cups control various functions of the headset like audio volume adjust, mic volume adjust and other functions. However, the buttons are multi-directional, which can make their functions difficult to memorize. These buttons are also quite sensitive so uninten...
The Elite Pro delivers full, forward, powerful and detailed sound that should work well with any game or movie. Bass is powerful yet is also fast, so it does not muddy up the overall sound signature. The mids are slightly forward so in-game dialogue is very easy to hear and understand. The highs a...
You won’t have any issue wearing the Elite Pro for extended periods. The headband and ear pads feature thick memory foam which feel very soft, and drastically reduce pressure on the head. Also, there are ear cup settings that help to minimize the tension under certain parts of the ear pads, allowi...
The included microphone won’t be able to give you the best voice chat experience. While the mic audio sounds okay, it picks up ambient noise easily. You’ll need to purchase a separate, noise-cancelling amp from Turtle Beach if you want to get optimal mic performance.
These headphones can get adequate protection from scratches and bumps if you use the included case. It is a hard shell plastic case with a felt inner lining and is durable enough to withstand minor impact. The case is compact (modeled after the headphones when folded) so you can easily fit the case...
The Crossfade 2 Wireless produces detailed audio with a good level of oomph. The highs are boosted, so you’ll be able to hear a lot of detail from your music. However, the high frequencies do not get harsh, so these are quite easy to listen to for extended periods. The bass is powerful, as with mo...
These headphones feel high quality, and give the impression that they will last long. The headband is made out of metal which is very resistant to damage, yet also is quite flexible. The ear cups are made of thick plastic and not feel brittle, while the aluminum shields add a satisfying heft and pr...
You’ll get long hours of wireless music listening off these headphones. The Crossfade 2 can deliver around 13 to 14 hours of music playback from a full charge. Should the battery run out, these headphones can also function wired, so you can go on with your music listening.
Bass performance from the Thresher is great, as the output is powerful and slightly boomy, which highlights the different explosions, gunshots and attacks that in-game characters make. The mids have good clarity, yet are slightly recessed so dialogue may be quite difficult to hear in busy game mome...
You’ll experience a better sense of direction and immersion from the audio that you hear. The Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound feature makes the sound feel wider and more enveloping. This feature also helps you easily identify where the different sounds that you hear are coming from, and can give you a com...
You aren’t likely to feel excess pressure or discomfort on the top of your head. Instead of a single piece of cushioned plastic or metal as a headband, the Thresher features a 2 piece hammock design with a steel piece giving the headband structure while a separate, leather-wrapped foam piece that a...
The ear pads drastically reduce pressure around the ears. The pads have thick cushioning and have a leather surface, making them feel soft and smooth on the skin. Razer also offers replacement pads with gel as cushioning instead of foam, which may feel even more comfortable.
Your teammates should easily hear your voice chats in-game. The microphone produces great sound quality, and should make your voice sound full and clear. Noise cancelling is also quite good, and is able to prevent ambient noise and most of your button presses or mouse clicks from mixing with your a...
You can easily hook up the Thresher Ultimate to your PC as well as game consoles. The base station offers optical in/out as well as USB in so you do not need converters and the like for console and PC compatibility. You can also hook up both a PC and a console at the same time, and you can toggle b...
You won’t get full surround sound functionality when using a variant of the headset on a different platform. The Thresher comes in Xbox and PS4 models. Both work with the PC and consoles with optical and/or USB audio out. However, you only get surround sound for the Xbox platform when using the Xbo...
This headset's wireless connection (both RF and Bluetooth) is stable and the sound is detailed and powerful. The base station also accepts a variety of analog and digital inputs, making this a very versatile headset. It also has a long battery life complemented by a charging system that allows...
The Siberia 840 comes with a spare battery pack in addition to the one already provided. The spare battery can be charged independently in the base station, so you can use the headset while the other battery pack charges. Swapping from one battery to another is also quick and easy to do.
The range and stability of the wireless connection is very good. The signal remains stable with clear audio even if the headset is more than 30 feet away from the base. There is also no noticeable delay between what is happening on screen and when you hear the audio.
You can connect this headset to your smartphone/tablet and other Bluetooth capable audio devices, which is a major upgrade over the old 800 model. This allows you to take calls from your phone and improves device compatibility, and are perks that you may find to be very useful.
You can adjust the various settings of the Siberia 840 on your computer via Steelseries’ Engine 3 app. You get more fine tuning options compared to what the base station can provide, and you’ll also be able to set and sync audio profiles with your other Steelseries devices, allowing on the fly aud...
While the charging system and the inclusion of two batteries is a unique and innovative feature, it can also be an inconvenience. You can’t charge the battery while the headset is in use, which can be an issue if you forget to charge your spare battery while the other one is in use. This can also...
Steelseries Siberia 840
Recommended 2 months ago
ProCompatible with other gaming platforms
ProGood passive noise isolation
ProBoom mic is easy to position
ProSyncs with Engine 3 software
ProWireless connection is fast and stable
ProRich and lively sound
ProUnique charging system
ProGreat sounding wireless headset with a lot of connectivity options and a unique charging system
ConSubpar mic volume
ConCharging system can be inconvenient for some
Turtle Beach Ear Force Elite 800X
Recommended 2 months ago
ProDecent battery life
ProCan connect using Bluetooth
ProCharging base has great features
ProStable wireless connectivity
ProVirtually eliminates all outside noise
ProSoft on the head
ProMinimal sound leak
ProWide sound stage via the surround sound feature
ProDetailed sound with powerful bass
ConEar cup buttons are too fiddly to use
ConDisappointing mic sound quality
Razer Thresher Ultimate
Recommended 2 months ago
ProA headphone stand is included
ProBase station has multiple I/O options
ProThick and very soft ear pads
ProVery comfortable headband
Pro7.1 surround sound
ProPowerful and detailed sound
ConIncluded stand feels flimsy
ConEar pads get warm quickly
ConLimited surround sound functionality for certain sources
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