O.K. I bought this headset for gaming purposes only, on my PS3 to be exact. So that will be the basis of my opinions. Here is a list of criterias that I think are most important.
#1-Aesthetics: They look great. Bulky and a bit heavy, but that's to be expected considering they have 8 drivers in total crammed inside of them. In this criteria I have nothing to complain about.
#2-Comfort: Comfortable ear pads are nicely designed but overall to big for my little head. In fact this is the first time that I purchased headsets that don't fit me. Even after adjusting them all the way down, all the weight is on the top of my head, I think they were designed for gorillas.
#3 Sound: This is the most important of all criterias for this product, so I will categorize them in pro's and con's.
-Pro's: It's necessary to point out that you should use the optical connector to fully optimize the Dolby digital features, which the installation instructions
adequately demonstrate. You do get true positional surround sound in fronts centers and rears enhanced with a sub woofer. Volumes are completely
adjustable to fine tune it to your liking.
-Cons: Well I was disappointed over a lack of richness in the sound quality itself. The drivers feel weak and if you increase the volume the sound becomes
distorted. The subwoofer does not compliment the other channels and seems as a separate source and does not blend well. Although the surround
feature does function, it does not do it well again lacking in clear volume.
The incoming voice chat volume cannot be independently controlled on the fly with existing controls and instead must be adjusted in the games menu
Overal,l I cant recommend these headphones to anyone who deems sound fidelity to be important.
On the up side, the ordering and shipping(which only took 1 day) of this product from Amazon was outstanding.