Top Best 50 Video Game Accessories in November 2021

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Sony
Sony - PlayStation 5 - DualSense Wireless Controller - Midnight Black
Description

Discover a deeper, highly immersive gaming experience1 that brings the action to life in the palms of your hands. The DualSense™ wireless controller offers immersive haptic feedback2, dynamic adaptive triggers2 and a built-in microphone, all integrated into an iconic comfortable design.

8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sonyalways, 10 out of 10
    Glossy, brighter , thicker, battery saver .

    It’s way havier than ps4 controller you can easily tell your holding a controller while playing your game feel like your inside playing it way thicker, harder texture buttons than last generation very good while playing call of duty that trigger button it’s a whole other level and that’s not the best person about it’s glossy brighter ! as well love how it’s shines worth the money every cent higher recommend it better battery as well .

    Sep 22, 2021 16:10
  • Review by Dbaim76, 10 out of 10
    Excellent controller

    Got this controller because my original that came with my PlayStation 5 started having drift.

    The feel is much better over the original.

    My only gripe with PS controllers is the battery life compared to the Xbox is not near as good.

    Aug 27, 2021 16:19
  • Review by SmartHomeGuy, 10 out of 10
    Darth Vader approves

    Pricey but you cant beat black on black. It looms nice with my aftermarket PS5 black side plates.

    Nov 08, 2021 19:49
  • Review by Paul, 10 out of 10
    Dualsense controller review

    I wanted an extra controller, but then saw that it's easy to mod the bottom faceplate, so I now have a red and black controller. Works great. They sell stickers for the buttons too.

    Jul 30, 2021 16:07
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Amazing controller and I also loved the black color, so much better than the white one that comes with the console

    Oct 24, 2021 00:00
  • Review by Sucre, 10 out of 10
    Black

    Same as the white one, but in black, quality and everything as expected and or course original. I am waiting for the back faceplates by Sony.

    Sep 17, 2021 16:34
  • Review by Rhea, 10 out of 10
    Dualsense Black

    The dualsense is superb. Best buy is the only shop who had a stock when we’re looking to buy one.

    Oct 08, 2021 18:37
  • Review by Tanney1028, 10 out of 10
    New color

    The PS5 controller in my opinion is one of the best ever made. The black one is very sleek and looks beautiful next to the original white one.

    Jul 09, 2021 15:37
  • 9.8score
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    Nintendo - Joy-Con (L)/(R) - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition
    Description

    Experience the immersive world of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, with this set of specially-designed Joy-Con controllers. The right Joy-Con controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left features a Hylian Shield motif.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Logan, 10 out of 10
    Feels like 2011 again!

    Pretty great joy cons! I've only owned one pair of joy cons that came with the launch switch, and Skyward Sword is such a memorable game to me so I decided to finally get new ones!

    Definitely worth it if you can snag one of these and even better if your a fan of this game or Zelda in general so I hope you enjoy this game all the same!

    Jul 18, 2021 12:37
  • Review by slakker9, 10 out of 10
    pure joy

    I didn't play Skyward Sword when it came out on the Wii, so I was really excited when they released the HD version for Switch... and when the new Joycons were announced, that was a great bonus. These work great and look fantastic.

    Oct 20, 2021 09:12
  • Review by BirthdayBoyMI, 10 out of 10
    I have an entirely new system!

    So far so good! My son loves them! They were a birthday surprise for him and he absolutely loves how cool they make his switch look and feel! He says its like I have an entirely new system!

    Sep 03, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Freepreorder, 10 out of 10
    Awesome controller

    Wished they weren’t special edition, because they are cool as f***, loved the left royal blue and royal purple. So far the best looking joy cons next to the animal crossing joy cons, and Pokémon Eevee, Pikachu edition joy cons.

    Jul 25, 2021 23:02
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Simply perfect!

    If you are a Zelda fan then these are a "must-have". The classic Nintendo joycon quality remains, so the aesthetics are what is in question here. With that being said just look at these beauties (imo they look even better in person)!

    Jul 19, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Strider, 10 out of 10
    Very happy

    These joycons are by far my favorite! It would be awesome if we could get a dock with this theme!

    Jul 16, 2021 15:44
  • Review by Damaged, 10 out of 10
    Zelda Joycons. Nothing else needs to be said.

    These are gorgeous. I love Zelda and was delighted when these were announced. I bought two of them.

    Aug 13, 2021 15:41
  • Review by Allie, 10 out of 10
    Nostalgia

    Although this is mostly my display piece that’s going to be added to my Zelda collection, I couldn’t be happier!

    Jul 16, 2021 12:14
  • 9.8score
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    PowerA
    PowerA - Joy-Con Charging Dock - Black
    Description

    The Joy-Con Charging Dock is the easiest solution for charging your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers. Charge 4 Joy-Con Controllers at a time for multiple players, or keep an extra pair charged for single players to switch out. Simply slide the Joy-Con Controllers down and wait until each charge LED turns green!

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by IDP208, 10 out of 10
    Efficient way to charge all controllers at once

    A great way to charge all 4 of my Switch controllers at once! There had been more than a couple of times where we were left with two dead controllers because we forgot to slide them into the Switch so they could charge. Doesn't take up a ton of space and has light indicators that are red when needing to charge and green when fully charged.

    Dec 05, 2020 17:20
  • Review by Brandon, 8 out of 10
    Joycon charger

    Box arrived completely smashed but everything still works. Since it was a gift I couldn’t give it to the person in the box so I had to have it set up already and surprise them.

    Aug 19, 2021 13:05
  • Review by EmbeddedEE, 10 out of 10
    Works great with the Switch dock

    We have more than one set of joy con controllers, and I found charging the controllers on the Switch (while docked) to be a bit of a pain. The Switch dock has two USB ports, so we bought two of these so we can charge 4 sets of controllers at a time.

    Beware that charing 4 devices off one USB port may take some time (depending on the amount of charge in the controllers). USB is typically 5v at about 2 amps (10 watts), so charging 4 controllers can take some time. It took about 7 hours to initially charge our brand new joy con controllers. Also, moving the Switch in/out of the dock will disrupt the power to the USB ports, so the charging lights on this device will turn red while it synchronizes the charging cycle.

    No this device does not come with a power supply. It would have been nice, but not a deal breaker for us since we just plug it into the Switch. Yes the USB cord is permanently attached to the charging block, but we never move our Switch dock or charging blocks (so again not a deal breaker for us).

    Overall we're very pleased. The controllers slide in/out of the charger easily, and it does what it needs to do.

    Jan 21, 2018 15:27
  • Review by Nannie, 10 out of 10
    Charge all your controllers at once!

    Nintendo SWITCH controller charger - this is super helpful when you need to charge all of the chargers at once to play a game with the entire family, like Just Dance. It is very easy to use, even my young nephew figured it out.

    Oct 16, 2021 02:19
  • Review by Camerawoman, 10 out of 10
    Good addition

    Needed a charger with more ports after I got two extra controllers and this was a good price and works great. Shows you when they are done charging (red for less than 100%, green for 100%)

    Oct 22, 2021 17:23
  • Review by Charger, 10 out of 10
    favorite joycon charger

    Blends in very nicely with my Nintendo switch display. Charges the joycons only when needed to preserve battery health. Shows green or red light to indicate charge. Takes up little space.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:55
  • Review by JayDee, 10 out of 10
    Charged

    Does it’s job of charging 4 joy con controllers (2 pairs). Requires you to use your Switch’s available USB port. I wouldn’t trust it hooking it up without using the Switch.

    Oct 24, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Ramonica, 10 out of 10
    Great for daily multiplayers.

    Great for charging 4 remotes at a time. This is a great item to have if you use all four remotes.

    Nov 07, 2021 13:35
  • 9.6score
    DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for Sony PlayStation 4 - Midnight Blue
    Description

    Expertly control the action in your favorite games with this PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller. A clickable touchpad and enhanced analog joysticks offer multiple ways to play, while the integrated light bar helps identify each player when gaming with friends. This PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller comes with a built-in speaker and audio jack, so you can choose the way you experience your in-game sound.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by dippinMike, 10 out of 10
    DualShock4 for the transformation

    everyone already knows what a DualShock4 is, it’s pretty awesome! I got this one to take apart and put everything except for the outer shell into another shell that added back buttons. I was surprised that I could get it from Best Buy even tho it is hard to find and has been over priced recently!

    Jul 17, 2021 12:59
  • Review by Doug, 10 out of 10
    PS4 controller works!!!

    It works as described, connects to my PS4 as it should. It’s black and has buttons. All the buttons work. Who could ask for anything more?

    Jan 16, 2021 00:06
  • Review by SonyController, 10 out of 10
    Sony PlayStation 4 Midnight Blue Controller

    This item is exactly what was needed, and during this strange year you had this item in stock when others didn't. The best part is that this Sony game controller was delivered in 24 hours, which again considering this year and the time of year for Christmas delivery is simply fantastic.

    Jan 10, 2021 11:12
  • Review by FuzzyGamer, 10 out of 10
    Happy PS4 Controller Owner

    Good battery. Controls are smooth, no dead zones. Solid construction. Easy to charge. Excellent replacement with the flair of camo.

    Jun 05, 2021 13:41
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    an excellent joystick I recommend for purchase, convenient and clear on the response of commands!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:23
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Works as expected

    Works as expected, i purchased the warranty because this gen controller seems to have joystick issues, ive had 2 of the new gen contollers right joystick move the characters on their own. Im gentle on them and only adult used. I didnt want red, but there is a contoller shortage

    Jul 09, 2021 18:04
  • Review by junebug, 10 out of 10
    Yay Purple!

    Great controller, its freaking purple! Can't say anything bad about it really!

    Oct 13, 2019 20:33
  • Review by Navqz, 10 out of 10
    Good quality Sony PlayStation 4 controller

    I love Best Buy products you can go wrong with them. I needed another controller my original one was starting to drift a lot (can’t have that) especially playing NBA 2k. So I browsed around and decided to purchase from bestbuy.com. The controller is great smooth like my original one that came with the console first time I played it. So whatever the reason your needs are, needing one, two, or more it’s worth it.

    Oct 13, 2020 12:37
  • 9.6score
    Pro Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch
    Description

    Enhance game play with this Nintendo Switch pro controller. Its traditional design includes motion controls, two analog control sticks and the ability to read Amiibo figures, and a USB-C cable is provided for charging. This Nintendo Switch pro controller works with any mode, whether the console is docked or undocked.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by TitoR, 10 out of 10
    This is a MUST BUY accessory!!!

    I have a lot of friends that own a Pro Controller and they all say the same thing: “I wish I would’ve bought it sooner!” I feel the same way. I’ve had a Nintendo Switch since March and I feel that I’ve missed out on longer gaming sessions because the Joy-Cons, and their grip, made my hands cramp a bit. This is a MUST BUY accesory for your Switch.

    Dec 01, 2017 20:53
  • Review by Xemplefied, 10 out of 10
    Don't buy a third party controller, go for this

    What else is there to say about this controller? It's the official brand from the Nintendo company and it works well. Forget buying a third controller and just go for this official product. Sure you can get a PowerA controller type but if you're looking for a controller that supports motion controls (gyroscope) then just get this one. Go for that extra mile with the price. I know it's expensive and I hate it too but this is worth it anyways.

    Aug 13, 2021 18:16
  • Review by Tribus, 10 out of 10
    The only controller IMO

    The official pro controller from Nintendo, and really the only controller in my opinion. Great feel, responsiveness is great. This is hands down better than the Power A licensed controllers.

    Oct 20, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Miles, 10 out of 10
    The best controller on the Switch.

    This controller is great, feels great, looks great, and is very responsive. It's a bit expensive but Best Buy will price match Amazon. Keep in mind the product must be sold and shipped by Amazon. I was using this while playing Hades. It was awesome. Happy gaming!

    Aug 13, 2021 16:21
  • Review by Ryanjkingesq, 10 out of 10
    A very good controller

    This controller is excellent for playing Switch games in TV mode, via a wireless or wired connection. As an added bonus, it can be plugged into a PC and play compatible Steam games.

    Dec 28, 2018 16:15
  • Review by Blxerdout, 10 out of 10
    Glad I made the purchase

    This controller is a must buy. I didn’t wanna spend 60+ on a controller but I’m glad I did. Solid build with easy syncing and no joy stick drifting.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:33
  • Review by Juanp, 10 out of 10
    Best controller for switch

    I love my new pro controller! Feels great and where perfectly. Battery life is good also.

    May 29, 2021 23:21
  • Review by Jess, 10 out of 10
    Controller

    Great controller very well made it shur makes it better to play with the pro controller then just the normal switch controllers definitely recommend

    Mar 13, 2021 07:15
  • 9.6score
    Nintendo - Joy-Con (L)/(R) Fortnite Fleet Force Bundle - Blue and Yellow
    Description

    The Nintendo Switch™ Joy-Con™ Fortnite Fleet Force Bundle includes a uniquely designed blue Joy-Con (L) and a yellow Joy-Con (R) emblazoned with Fortnite imagery inspired by the game’s character, Peely . It also includes 500 V-Bucks and a download code for an in-game pack with cosmetic items, such as a unique Glider and Electri-claw Pickaxe. The Fortnite Fleet Force Bundle with special Joy-Con will be launching June 4, so stay tuned for more information.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrSnkrs, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Good product and I love the color theme. Expensive but worth it.

    Oct 10, 2021 06:48
  • Review by LittleByrdEee, 10 out of 10
    Brought Joy to Joy-Cons; seriously, it has a smile

    I do love me some Fortnite; but that’s not the main draw, although $5 worth of Vbucks is very nice bonus. The controllers feel better quality than older Joy-Cons the color pops and I certainly find it to be the best combo of them all.

    Oct 29, 2021 11:11
  • Review by Juan, 10 out of 10
    More is better

    Does what a joycon is supposed to do but with added benefits. This pair of joycons comes with a code to unlock more content in yhe fortnite game, and for the same price tag? This is a no-brainer for peopke with kids or kids at heart.

    Oct 23, 2021 14:29
  • Review by Jared, 10 out of 10
    Fortnite + Switch Love!

    Great looking addition to my Switch. Love the Peely face on one and the Peely sticker on the other (Not an actual sticker. It's printed.) Great addition for any Fortnite fan.

    Oct 29, 2021 20:10
  • Review by Chamoko2, 10 out of 10
    Fortnite controller

    I love the way the joy con controls match my fortnite themed switch. As far as the dreaded joy con drift… so far so good after 1 month of constant play! I am happy to get these!

    Jul 17, 2021 00:09
  • Review by Jess, 10 out of 10
    My son absolutely loves these!

    My son absolutely loves these! We need a second set, and these ones are perfect. His favorite game is Fortnite and it came with extras!

    Nov 05, 2021 16:06
  • Review by Tylers, 10 out of 10
    Help for Tyler

    I got these controllers for my grandson. He was having trouble with his old controllers failing and causing many problems while playing games. These controllers are great and help him to win many more games. The z bucks are a nice adder.

    Jul 06, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Gabe, 10 out of 10
    Great controller

    The theme of this controller is a must have if you love Fortnite. The color scheme is great.

    Nov 06, 2021 10:21
  • 9.6score
    Sony Interactive Entertainment - PlayStation - Pulse 3D Wireless Headset - Midnight Black
    Description

    Enjoy a seamless, wireless experience with a headset fine-tuned for 3D Audio on PS5™ consoles. The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset features a refined design with dual noise-cancelling microphones, built-in rechargeable battery, and an array of easy-access controls.

    5 Features
  • Fine-tuned for 3D Audio: The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset has been specifically tuned to deliver the 3D Audio made possible by the PlayStation®5 console.
  • Refined design: Play in style with a sleek headset that perfectly complements the look of the PS5 console and features refined earpads and a headband strap for added comfort.
  • Dual hidden microphones: Ensure you’re heard by your friends online2 with two built-in microphones, optimally positioned for clear voice capture and enhanced by noise-cancelling technology.
  • Easy access-controls: Adjust your set-up as you play with built-in mic mute, master volume and in-game audio to chat mix controls.
  • Wireless adaptor: Enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless play thanks to the built-in rechargeable battery. Connect to PS5 and PS4™ consoles as well as compatible Windows and macOS® computers using the included adaptor.
  • 6 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Greatness, 10 out of 10
    Awesome PS5/PS4/PC Headset!

    Love the Pulse 3D headset… it works awesome with the PS5 and PS4 Pro. Although on PS5 their is no available companion app. It’s built inside of the PS5 settings in audio. The Pulse 3D clearly demonstrate it runs native to the PS5 console and connects flawlessly and sounds awesome on Sony first party titles! Other 3rd party titles sound great too!

    I use my Pulse 3D headset on PS5 and my Gaming PC, with a purchased Dolby Access subscription - you are able to get Dolby Atmos codec on your Pulse 3D headset! Im rocking Sony’s proprietary Tempest 3D codec on PS5 and Dolby Atmos via Dolby Access on my Gaming PC. They sound great both on these gorgeous Midnight Black Sony Pulse 3D headphones.

    The only flaw is its plastic feel, but of course these are only $100. Not $300 headphones. Awesome quality for the price!

    Nov 04, 2021 10:11
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    3DAudio

    This headset rocks. It is so comfortable, and sounds great

    Nov 04, 2021 04:20
  • Review by Jrain, 10 out of 10
    I here you coming

    I’m excited about these my second pair (wanted in blk) . Great $99 value with great sound from all directions. 3D audio is really nice. First pair I have still in excellent condition.

    Nov 10, 2021 07:19
  • Review by 3DPulseMidnightBlack, 10 out of 10
    3D Pulse Midnight Black

    The quality is amazing, it even seems that you are not wearing it, very comfy and sounds really good. Happy with my purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 20:22
  • Review by Weeboo, 8 out of 10
    Would buy

    Love the look, sounds great. I have a smaller head. It sits a little weird and I can see it getting uncomfy if I wear it for a long time.

    Nov 07, 2021 08:54
  • Review by Yousef, 10 out of 10
    Must Have For PS5 Owners

    This headset sounds and looks great. The 3D audio really makes a difference and it's something you have to try first hand to really understand. There's different presets built in the PS5 interface that lets you change the sound for the current game you are playing. Really been enjoying it so far, and for the price + easy compatibility, this headset is a no brainer.

    Nov 05, 2021 11:20
  • 9.6score
    PowerA - Joy-Con Charging Dock - Black
    Description

    The Joy-Con Charging Dock is the easiest solution for charging your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Controllers. Charge 4 Joy-Con Controllers at a time for multiple players, or keep an extra pair charged for single players to switch out. Simply slide the Joy-Con Controllers down and wait until each charge LED turns green!

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by IDP208, 10 out of 10
    Efficient way to charge all controllers at once

    A great way to charge all 4 of my Switch controllers at once! There had been more than a couple of times where we were left with two dead controllers because we forgot to slide them into the Switch so they could charge. Doesn't take up a ton of space and has light indicators that are red when needing to charge and green when fully charged.

    Dec 05, 2020 17:20
  • Review by Brandon, 8 out of 10
    Joycon charger

    Box arrived completely smashed but everything still works. Since it was a gift I couldn’t give it to the person in the box so I had to have it set up already and surprise them.

    Aug 19, 2021 13:05
  • Review by EmbeddedEE, 10 out of 10
    Works great with the Switch dock

    We have more than one set of joy con controllers, and I found charging the controllers on the Switch (while docked) to be a bit of a pain. The Switch dock has two USB ports, so we bought two of these so we can charge 4 sets of controllers at a time.

    Beware that charing 4 devices off one USB port may take some time (depending on the amount of charge in the controllers). USB is typically 5v at about 2 amps (10 watts), so charging 4 controllers can take some time. It took about 7 hours to initially charge our brand new joy con controllers. Also, moving the Switch in/out of the dock will disrupt the power to the USB ports, so the charging lights on this device will turn red while it synchronizes the charging cycle.

    No this device does not come with a power supply. It would have been nice, but not a deal breaker for us since we just plug it into the Switch. Yes the USB cord is permanently attached to the charging block, but we never move our Switch dock or charging blocks (so again not a deal breaker for us).

    Overall we're very pleased. The controllers slide in/out of the charger easily, and it does what it needs to do.

    Jan 21, 2018 15:27
  • Review by Nannie, 10 out of 10
    Charge all your controllers at once!

    Nintendo SWITCH controller charger - this is super helpful when you need to charge all of the chargers at once to play a game with the entire family, like Just Dance. It is very easy to use, even my young nephew figured it out.

    Oct 16, 2021 02:19
  • Review by Camerawoman, 10 out of 10
    Good addition

    Needed a charger with more ports after I got two extra controllers and this was a good price and works great. Shows you when they are done charging (red for less than 100%, green for 100%)

    Oct 22, 2021 17:23
  • Review by Charger, 10 out of 10
    favorite joycon charger

    Blends in very nicely with my Nintendo switch display. Charges the joycons only when needed to preserve battery health. Shows green or red light to indicate charge. Takes up little space.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:55
  • Review by JayDee, 10 out of 10
    Charged

    Does it’s job of charging 4 joy con controllers (2 pairs). Requires you to use your Switch’s available USB port. I wouldn’t trust it hooking it up without using the Switch.

    Oct 24, 2021 10:41
  • Review by Ramonica, 10 out of 10
    Great for daily multiplayers.

    Great for charging 4 remotes at a time. This is a great item to have if you use all four remotes.

    Nov 07, 2021 13:35
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - Ultimate Gaming Bundle Arctis 1 Wireless headset, Apex 3 keyboard, Rival 3 Wireless mouse, and QcK mousepad - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your gaming experience using this SteelSeries all-in-one wireless gaming bundle containing everything you need for PC and Mac gaming. Arctis 1 Wireless, Apex 3, Rival 3 Wireless, and QcK. From one of the pioneers in gaming peripherals and esports, you can enjoy playing with professional grade hardware that’s perfect for any skill level.

    4 Features
  • Game at Home or On the Go: The Arctis 1 Wireless is a gaming-grade wireless headset designed for PC, PS5, PS4, Switch, and Android thanks to an innovative USB-C dongle design, making it perfect for gaming at home or on the go with a sleek lightweight design and Arctis quality.
  • Water Resistant for Protection against spills: The Apex 3 gaming keyboard was built for the needs of gamers, with IP32 water resistance for protection against spills and accidents. Its whisper quiet gaming switches provide comfortable low friction performance for over 20 million keypresses.
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless: All-new Quantum 2.0 Wireless technology transmits wireless data at unreal speeds in a more stable, reliable, and power efficient way than ever before with Rival 3 Wireless.
  • High quality Surface: The SteelSeries QcK is compatible with all types of mice and is ideal for starters because of its great value for the money and has a high quality cloth material, optimized texture which guarantees smoothness.
  • 5 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Brycennotwillis, 8 out of 10
    Good over all

    Head set likes to disconnect and reconnect regardless of battery life. Which serious flabbergasts me cause it has a predominant 2.4 ghz dongle which should be better than blue tooth. I also had to buy new ear muff pads off amazon cause the stock ones arent thick enough, the hard plastic part of the head set rests on your ears.

    The mouse is great, works excellent for all games when not in power saving mode. The power saving mode should not make the mouse take much much longer to reconnect after being put to sleep from inactivity, it also reduces the range the mouse can reach.

    The keyboard is a non mechanical soft touch actually feels really fluid and smooth.

    All in all would recommend the set for 200 any more and no.

    Nov 12, 2021 17:36
  • Review by McKrinklesac, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    So good! Great quality and amazing price! Got this for $150 Black Friday price. In my opinion the headset alone is nearly worth that. Mic is crystal clear and fits adult and kids heads perfect. Setting everything up was super easy. Literally plug and play.

    Nov 08, 2021 00:29
  • Review by Nico, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great set for a great price! Just starting the pc gaming adventure and I am very pleased! Highly recommend!

    Nov 19, 2021 15:37
  • Review by Sun28, 10 out of 10
    Buy it!

    Excellent package it has everything you need and great quality

    Nov 13, 2021 10:56
  • Review by Edgcast, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries

    Very nice deals for early blackfriday, Thanks Best Buy

    Nov 15, 2021 18:42
  • 9.6score
    Microsoft - Controller for Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One (Latest Model) - Pulse Red
    Description

    Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort during gameplay with battery usage up to 40 hours. Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back-case. Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the Share button. Connect using the USB-C port for direct plug and play to console and PC. Support for AA batteries is included on the rear. Plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm audio jack. Use the Xbox Accessories app to remap buttons and create custom controller profiles for your favorite games. Quickly pair with, play on, and switch between devices including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android, and iOS*.

    6 Features
  • Elevate your game: Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller in Pulse Red, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort and effortless control during gameplay with battery usage up to 40 hours.*
  • Custom mapping: Make the controller your own by customizing button mapping.* Plus, plug in any compatible headset with the 3.5mm audio headset jack.
  • Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth® technology: Includes Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth® technology for wireless gaming on console, PC, mobile phones and tablets.*
  • Stay on target: Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad, textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back-case. Connect using the USB-C port for direct plug and play to console and PC. Support for AA batteries is included on the rear.
  • Share button: Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the dedicated Share button.
  • Easily pair and switch: Quickly pair with, play on, and switch between devices including Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, Android, and iOS*.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Reechee, 10 out of 10
    Color Splash

    I’m a big fan of everything red, so I very much had to have this controller for my Series X gaming sessions.

    It’s a perfect shade of red, feels well built and good in your hands. New features on this model include a share button, updated D-pad, matte finish on buttons and tactile dots on triggers for better grip.

    My only two complaints are the red doesn’t apply to the backside, instead going for a white finish. And the buttons do click a little much compared to let’s say a DualSense controller.

    May 14, 2021 09:00
  • Review by chessplayingMachine, 10 out of 10
    Super Game Controller

    It’s super durable, super red, super comfortable, super easy to connect via Bluetooth and the price is fair.

    Oct 30, 2021 00:07
  • Review by Djw825, 8 out of 10
    Pc gaming

    The Xbox series x pulse red controller works pretty good for a pc gamer like myself. First of all it synced really well with the wireless bluetooth connection when I turned it on to my nzxt pc computer on my desk. Also the thumb sticks are pretty stable when playing games no drift problems at all since purchasing this controller since then. I recommend this controller to somebody looking for a good wireless controller for pc gaming.

    Jul 18, 2021 11:52
  • Review by t20facez, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft Xbox One Controller

    Microsoft Xbox one controller for the win. I’ve tried all of the others but they just don’t last.

    Oct 09, 2021 06:09
  • Review by A7ELEMENTS, 10 out of 10
    Light and great gripping handle.

    From the grip the handle and the quality of game usage, all around awesome.

    Oct 11, 2021 22:43
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Magnificent!

    Best controller ever! Period. I just bought it for the color always wanted to have 4 difrent controllers. So another one to add

    Aug 23, 2021 13:50
  • Review by Jonesy, 10 out of 10
    love the red xbox x controller

    love the feel love the grips love the color great controller better thand the old ones smaller and lighter!! i have my own grips!

    but when shipped from best buy day late plus damage on the outside of the box!!

    overall xbox X controllers are the best one so far!!

    Apr 14, 2021 05:14
  • Review by orangejuice, 10 out of 10
    Epic controller

    Love it!! I have the blue one as well, both are great and have textured grips on the back, which is a huge plus for me.

    Mar 26, 2021 15:39
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Professional Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide, producing clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound and enhanced Blue VO!CE vocal effects for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Thanks to Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology and four pickup patterns, you can produce professional recordings and streams with legendary ease. Yeti also features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain that put you in chargeof the recording process. Set up in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Blue’s legendary broadcast-quality sound: Makes the professional difference for gaming and streaming.
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MovieMD, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic choice for Dragon Dictation!

    Compared to just a few years ago, dictation software has vastly improved (especially on the Mac). After a horrible experience 3 years ago, I decided to give it a second go when Nuance released the new version of Dragon Professional for Mac. I started out using a cheap headset microphone, but it was uncomfortable and made me feel tethered.

    After hearing from other Mac users of Dragon, the Blue Yeti came highly recommended and was also "officially" supported by Nuance. While $130 initially felt a bit pricey, after getting my hands on it and using it for a few weeks I consider it to be an absolute steal for the price. This mic is a legitimate professional mic that can used in so many different ways - Podcasts, Skype / FaceTime, Google Hangouts, GarageBand, YouTube Blogs, conference calls, and dictation just to name a few.

    Initially I thought I would have to have the mic sitting pretty close while I dictated, but I just leave it sitting next to monitor facing towards me at an angle. Despite being nearly 2 feet away, it performed leaps and bounds better than the original plastic headset mic I used initially (which sat about an inch away from my mouth).

    The Yetti is nearly perfect, but I do have 1 major complaint. I really wish it had an on/off switch because if you leave it plugged into your computer, it has a red LED that is constantly lit up (if it is muted the LED will blink). The only way to turn it off is to unplug it which can be inconvenient. However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it. Despite this one drawback, I still give it 5/5 stars and my full recommendation!

    Oct 30, 2016 18:06
  • Review by Norm, 10 out of 10
    Great for all entry level and semi professional

    I am a tech enthusiast gearing up to start a YouTube channel. This was recommended to me by multiple individuals. The three condensers in this mic allow for amazing audio pickup and sensitivity. It probably wouldn't hurt to get a pop filter with this. The overall build of this is solid. This is a quality item being encased in a mix metal body. It looks sharp on the desk. However, the in box mic stand does pick up every tap on the keyboard and thumping on the desk. Other wise no complaints.

    I use this for voice overs, recording acoustic instruments and to make regular FaceTime, google hangouts and skype calls as well (paired with my Logitech C930e). Being that I use a Mac Pro I also receive and make phone calls using this mic. Note this can be done with any Mac with OSX Yosemite. I highly recommended this mic. Don't wait on it just jump.

    Apr 29, 2016 21:48
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality

    The quality of this mic is impeccable, however it picks up literally everything. If you are looking to use this as a microphone for your computer to stream or do anything other than have short conversations or voice commands then a boom arm is mandatory. The stand it comes with picks up every tap, touch, bump, mouse click, or keyboard stroke that you make. I turned the mic onto cardiod and the gain all the way down and it still picks up my mouse clicks. I have gotten it down to a minimum with some third party programs, but it is still there.

    This microphone is excellent for recording your voice or sounds that you need for editing, however it might pick up more than you would like.

    Nov 30, 2017 23:04
  • Review by MoonMusic, 10 out of 10
    Sound Choice for Audio Recording

    This has been recommended by professionals in the live webinar and speaking platforms. It has a clear recording sound and picks up the voice nicely without the need to hold a mic or angle it toward your face.

    Oct 02, 2020 17:49
  • Review by SmokyLinks, 10 out of 10
    Blue Yeti for creating Radio Broadcasts at Home

    During the pandemic CJAM 99.1 FM had to close so we could no longer broadcast live. Using the Blue Yeti and Audacity software I was able to create a fantastic sounding program from home for broadcast in my normal time slot. You will need to buy a pop filter for the Blue Yeti for better results.

    Mr. T, host of Positive Amplitude, Sundays from 6-8 PM EST on CJAM

    Jun 13, 2020 07:00
  • Review by Lizzy, 10 out of 10
    Awsome mic

    I have it for a good while and it is a great use. The price is abit steep but i think its worth it for a good mic but i added a windshield because it dose pick up alot of background noise but overall a great mic.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:20
  • Review by R11podcasts, 10 out of 10
    Professional microphone at a fraction of the price

    Starting a podcasts for the various things we do such as filmmaking and collecting we wanted to have to best in sound. And after researching for microphones the YETI by BLUE kept coming up. Focussing primarily on that microphone I found it to have everything we needed to give us the professional sound we wanted. The fact you can simply unbox it and plug it in without having to download software was amazing and the THX certification was a huge plus We love it so much we bought two.

    Aug 16, 2013 16:18
  • Review by Cypherlytics, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners with a range of needs

    This microphone covers a variety of needs very well. I use it to record podcasts with multiple people and tutorials with just me. I have not used it to record music but I am blown away with what I have experienced already and would recommend this to anyone looking to take their podcasts and tutorials to the next level in quality.

    Sep 20, 2017 17:26
  • 9.4score
    Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller For Nintendo Switch - Multi
    Description

    Brighten your play with the Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller for Nintendo Switch. The signature Prismatic LED lighting of the Afterglow controllers allow you to cycle through a wide range of colors or choose your favorite. Turn the lights off completely to get a better look inside the controller's circuitry. With a built-in rechargeable battery, you can enjoy up to 40 hours of gaming on a single charge, while a 30-foot wireless range lets you move around the room freely. Also, get added perks like motion-control features and dual programmable back buttons that let you play your way.

    5 Features
  • Wireless connectivity: Get the freedom to game anywhere with a 30-foot wireless range, and without the hassle of wires.
  • Rechargeable battery: Save money and never need to buy, or waste, batteries again.
  • Up to 40-hours of battery life: Enjoy longer game play before needing to recharge.
  • Prismatic LED lighting: Customize the look of your controller to match your mood with the full color range and four lighting modes.
  • Motion-controls: Enhance your gaming experience to play the way the developer intended.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Justwong, 2 out of 10
    Nintendo Switch controller

    Awful broke 33 days after purchase date. Now return window has lapsed. Very unsatisfactory. The knob fell off and won’t go back on. This is unacceptable

    Jan 25, 2021 16:05
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME CONTROLLER

    One the coolest controller i have ever seen for the switch. I love the different led colors you can set. Tje controller was easy to setup as well. The battery life is great and i like the fact that its rechargeable.

    Aug 21, 2021 22:31
  • Review by Blueledforswitch, 10 out of 10
    A Switch Must

    Love the color! Comfortable to use and quick charging.

    Aug 29, 2021 06:19
  • Review by Gizmo222, 10 out of 10
    Interesting Controller

    This is an interesting controller. I really like the LED lights and the extra buttons on the bottom side of the controller. The battery on my controller lasts long even with the LED lights changing color continuously as I play. I like the controller feel of it and with being wireless, this helps a lot for being away from the Switch Hub. You can even use the controller while it’s plugged in for charging which I thought was nice. The only issue you run into is the fact that you’re tethered to the Switch Hub until the charging is complete.

    Oct 15, 2021 21:30
  • Review by betzy, 8 out of 10
    Cool Colors

    I liked the controller but on the back of the control there’s also like buttons so if you’re like a sweat like me and you continuously squeeze the controller you will be pushing some buttons messing you up. But overall super cool. Also the colors are super vibrant and you can switch the colors and modes of the way the colors flow. You can also dim the colors.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:24
  • Review by zoogarah, 10 out of 10
    Reminds me of my childhood with quality of life

    Brings back the old childhood nostalgia from the old PS controllers. It did take a minute to figure out how to turn off the extra buttons because I would always accidently hit them, but that is 100% user error. I like that you can change the colors, strobe effect and brightness. I am light sensitive so being able to turn down the brightness was a huge plus.

    Nov 10, 2021 13:01
  • Review by TexaS, 10 out of 10
    Great controller

    Great it was easy to use and my son and nephew were able to use the controller very well since they were able to grip it well with there hands be smaller and light on it is awesome especially at night

    Oct 31, 2021 10:41
  • Review by DannyB, 10 out of 10
    A great controller

    Love this controller. The light options are great and now that I have a second controller multiplayer will be a lot easier versus using the individual controllers which can be small at times

    Oct 24, 2021 21:54
  • 9.4score
    Astro Gaming - A40 TR Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC with MixAmp Pro TR Controller - Blue/Black
    Description

    The ASTRO A40 TR Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for PS5, PS4, PC and Mac is the premier audio solution for esports athletes, content creators and streamers. It meets esports athletes’ rigorous standards for audio fidelity, comfort and durability. The MixAmp Pro TR features Dolby Audio processing and enables lag and interference-free delivery of game sound and voice communication. The A40 TR arrives as an open-back headset featuring a swappable precision mic and customizable Speaker Tags.

    7 Features
  • Tuned for gaming: ASTRO Audio V2 delivers pro-quality audio for gamers when they need it most, whether live streaming from their living room or in the pits of a tournament’s competitive play.
  • ASTRO Command Centre software: Enhance your control of voice communication and audio settings by fine-tuning every input and output parameter to the specific needs of your gaming environment.
  • ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR: It’s like the Swiss Army knife of gaming audio, providing you with a plethora of inputs and outputs, EQ settings, game:voice balance, digital daisy-chain connectivity.
  • Dolby Audio: Cinematic gaming audio delivers clarity and positional audio for a competitive advantage. Hear crisp lows and clear highs, and never miss another audio cue.
  • Superior fit and finish: Designed for marathon gaming sessions, the A40 TR Headset is lightweight, comfortable and built to last.
  • USB sound card functionality: For PC gamers without an optical port, the MixAmp Pro TR delivers sound card functionality such as Game:Voice Balance, game and voice streaming via a USB port.
  • 3D audio ready: Spatial audio gives you full 3D positional audio support.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Bren, 10 out of 10
    Lives Up to the Hype

    Been wanting to upgrade to a Astro Headset for a long time. Finally had the money to buy the A40s. And they do not disappoint.The sound quality is rich and full. The Dolby technology combined with the mixamp, which allows endless customization thought the Astro Command Center application, are what really put this headset above its direct competition. Save for buying a pair of Sennheiser headphones, you’d be hard-pressed to find a gaming headset with objectively better audio quality. It even handles the 3-D audio from the PS five pretty much flawlessly.

    Feb 05, 2021 18:06
  • Review by MKREBELDE1, 10 out of 10
    PS4 Streamer

    My first Astro headset and I’m in love with them, easy to set up, I also have a Razer headset and nothing compare with the sound with my Astro , I play Search & Destroy in Modern Warfare and Black Ops 4 and I can hear the foot steps like never before with my other headsets.

    Jan 10, 2020 16:12
  • Review by Efrainh04, 10 out of 10
    Best Headset ever.

    Well it does look pricey but let me start off by saying... the price is knitting compared to the quality it gives. The sound is so crispy, you have 4 different modes that you can tweak with on your laptop or pc to lower bass, or make some frequencies higher than other. It is the best headset i’ve ever had and probably the only headset I will buy from now and on. Don’t see any signs of it breaking on me anytime soon. Good job Astro.

    Jan 22, 2021 21:51
  • Review by JamexRZ, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and sound, PC USERS, FOLLOW MY TIPS!

    Great headset, the build quality is superb and they produce great and clear sound. Voice over mic is clear too! Install was easy on my PC. Plug the mixamp via USB, then the headset to it. It was recognized. Then, download the Astro command center FROM THE WINDOWS APP STORE (not the one from Astro's website, or you will have problems). There was a firmware update, and the I was ready to go. It comes with 4 equalizer presets, which one can modify. The volume and chat balance dials feel sturdy and made with great quality, I'm loving this setup and its helping me improve my sound positioning in Rainbow six Siege, which is vital!

    They were a little bit stiff out of the box, but after a 30 min gaming session, they became way comfier and no problems with my glasses.

    The sound quality and the surround sound is superb, as long as you follow my tips bellow, for PC users.

    @@@PC USERS [email protected]@@

    1-Download the Astro command center from the WINDOWS APP STORE, not from Astro's web, only the Windows app store version works ok with this gen 4 device.

    2- The included Dolby audio surround on the Mixamp is only for the PS 4 (or if you output dolby digital live from your PC's sound card, in short, its only for when the mixamp is receiving audio via optical port), don't use it if you have the MIXAMP via USB!, how to bellow.

    3- In order to correctly get surround sound on a PC via a USB connection, you must set the MIXAMP TO PASSTHROUGH MODE, THAT IS THE STAR ON THE FIRST BUTTON TO THE TOP.

    Then:

    Head to the Windows Settings > System > Sound > Sound Control Panel on the right hand side.

    Under the playback devices, right click on the ASTRO MixAmp Pro Game and select Properties.

    Select Spatial Sound. Change the Spatial Sound Format to either Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos for Headphones and enable the turn on 7.1 virtual surround sound.

    This is straight from the horses mouth, Astro. Unfortunately they failed to put this on their manual, but their reddit community is very active and I got this directly from an Astro rep. This is how they recommend it to be plugged in a PC via USB, otherwise if you enable the dolby audio on the mixamp all you will get is reverberation and echo but not truly positional surround sound.

    Also, if they wanted the above, they should have included a code for the Dolby Atmos purchase on windows, but its not that expensive, $15, but for the price of the headset, I feel a free code should have been included.

    I hope this helps PC users, if you follow the above, you will get great surround quality sound!

    PS4 users, can use the included Dolby on the mixamp, as it works fine with dolby via optical.

    Jun 01, 2019 00:40
  • Review by RudyDoesntMiss, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely great headset

    Absolutely great headset and I’ve now converted 2 people over from turtle beach headsets after I let them hear, see, and feel the quality of this headset.

    Mar 19, 2021 17:38
  • Review by SiL3nC3r666, 10 out of 10
    Amazing!

    ASTRO gaming headsets have always been the best I highly recommend 10 out of 10 theres no other gaming headsets out there that can compete with ASTRO #FAN4LIFE #1 #TheBest

    Mar 09, 2020 15:29
  • Review by Ash111, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Heasdset. Works w/ Ps5 Get Optical Adapter

    Incredible Sound & Quality! The A40 with MixAmp Pro is truly amazing and since I wanted to reaming with the best expirience possible I got the Optical adapter made my Best Buy Insignia which works great! Since the astro Optical adapter was sold out I couldnt wait and got the insignia adapter which does not come with an extra HDMI cord like the Astro one does.

    You will need to HDMI cords as one goes from the playstation into front of adapter and the second HDMI goes into back of adapter then to your tv.

    I have an extra 2.0 HDMI cords and after hook up everything sounds grest.

    Keep in mind if you have the newest 2.1 HDMI tv’s then these current adapters would not work properly for the best expiroence and hopfully Astro makes a 2.1 adapter so everyone old and new can enjoy amazing headset with Optical!

    Microsoft and Sony really should have left the optical port on their next gen consoles and that was a bad decision on both of them!

    Thank goodness this adapter is made because the optical set up along with the Mix Amp Pro makes gaming an even better experience!

    They are very durable, the quality is great and I reccommend always keeping headsets stored in a headset case for a longer lifespan. Hanging them in a room on a headset stand will shorten the life. Storing them in a case keeps it from invisible dust and humidity that can shorten the life over time.. Your headset will last longer keeping them in something like the Astro Headset carrying case.

    I know you might want to display the elegant look of them but keeping them in a case keeps them in better shape as the human eye cant see all the wear and tear always.

    I love the design of the Astro 40’s/50’s and the reason they hold around the same retail value for so many years is their disign was ahead of its time!

    Its that good from aesthetics to quality you cant go wrong with this headset!

    Now, with all mass produced items their will be some odd cases where someone gets a defective headset, but keep in mind no matter how high end the item somewhere down the production run will have defects! Every product has a defect rate so if you ever get a bad one with any electronic dont judge thinking like its a bad product since you were unlikely that time getting a defect.

    It happens and things like that can be resolved fast with the store. Its also. Some consumers think they tale care of their things when they really take care of them poorly. So, when someone trashes an item for not working or breaking I would suggest not just listening to them but what the majority is saying.

    When you pick up this headset you can feel the Quality and craftsmanship that goes into an a40 headset as well as the Mix Amp Pro feels like good quality with a nice soft bottom to the touch.

    I have the a40 Halo edition for Xbox with Mix amp Pro TR & the a40 for Ps4/Ps5 With Mix Amp Pro and...

    Both headsets I got the optical adapter and now my a40’s are sounding great on next gen consoles!

    Dec 04, 2020 11:53
  • Review by jago, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, great sound, premium headset

    The Astro A40 TR Gaming Headset + MixAmp Pro TR for the PS4 and PC are very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time and they are easy to adjust once they are on your head. I really like the barrel design of the arms and the removable microphone that you can attach to either side. The ear pads are a cloth material and fit nicely over my ears. They don’t block outside noise, which I would have preferred that they did, If you did want that feature Astro has a mod kit available to block out the noise. Over all construction is very good for these and they appear that they can take a lot of abuse and still work. The box that it comes in can also serve as a storage case and everything can be secured safely. The mix amp wasn’t a strong feature for me and I had some varying results with it. Some times I felt it was too much and others it was just too quite, but I am not an expert in using this and this is my first one so I was probably not doing it correctly. The mix amp is heavier than it looks and it also feels very well made. The dials have a very satisfying feel to them and they have some resistance to their movement. It allows you to use either Dolby or pass-through if your current set up already has Dolby. Included in the box are all the cables that you need, USB (provides power as well), 3.5mm with inline mute switch, optical audio (for PS4 connection), and the cable for connecting multiple mix amps. The Astro gaming software will allow you to configure customized EQ settings so you can fine tune everything to your exact liking. I was happy with the presets that are already present and I didn’t play around too much with that. I think over time I would see a need for these for specific games. The removable microphone is a bit long and I wish it was shorter, but it does sound good and my friends had no issues with hearing me at all. I really do like that you can mount it on either ear when you swap the covers. Overall, I am very happy with the sound, fit, and adjustments you can make with the gaming volume with this headset. This is definitely the most premium gaming headset that I have every owned.

    Jun 02, 2019 23:41
  • 9.4score
    Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller For Nintendo Switch - Multi
    Description

    Brighten your play with the Afterglow Wireless Deluxe Controller for Nintendo Switch. The signature Prismatic LED lighting of the Afterglow controllers allow you to cycle through a wide range of colors or choose your favorite. Turn the lights off completely to get a better look inside the controller's circuitry. With a built-in rechargeable battery, you can enjoy up to 40 hours of gaming on a single charge, while a 30-foot wireless range lets you move around the room freely. Also, get added perks like motion-control features and dual programmable back buttons that let you play your way.

    5 Features
  • Wireless connectivity: Get the freedom to game anywhere with a 30-foot wireless range, and without the hassle of wires.
  • Rechargeable battery: Save money and never need to buy, or waste, batteries again.
  • Up to 40-hours of battery life: Enjoy longer game play before needing to recharge.
  • Prismatic LED lighting: Customize the look of your controller to match your mood with the full color range and four lighting modes.
  • Motion-controls: Enhance your gaming experience to play the way the developer intended.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Justwong, 2 out of 10
    Nintendo Switch controller

    Awful broke 33 days after purchase date. Now return window has lapsed. Very unsatisfactory. The knob fell off and won’t go back on. This is unacceptable

    Jan 25, 2021 16:05
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME CONTROLLER

    One the coolest controller i have ever seen for the switch. I love the different led colors you can set. Tje controller was easy to setup as well. The battery life is great and i like the fact that its rechargeable.

    Aug 21, 2021 22:31
  • Review by Blueledforswitch, 10 out of 10
    A Switch Must

    Love the color! Comfortable to use and quick charging.

    Aug 29, 2021 06:19
  • Review by Gizmo222, 10 out of 10
    Interesting Controller

    This is an interesting controller. I really like the LED lights and the extra buttons on the bottom side of the controller. The battery on my controller lasts long even with the LED lights changing color continuously as I play. I like the controller feel of it and with being wireless, this helps a lot for being away from the Switch Hub. You can even use the controller while it’s plugged in for charging which I thought was nice. The only issue you run into is the fact that you’re tethered to the Switch Hub until the charging is complete.

    Oct 15, 2021 21:30
  • Review by betzy, 8 out of 10
    Cool Colors

    I liked the controller but on the back of the control there’s also like buttons so if you’re like a sweat like me and you continuously squeeze the controller you will be pushing some buttons messing you up. But overall super cool. Also the colors are super vibrant and you can switch the colors and modes of the way the colors flow. You can also dim the colors.

    Mar 12, 2021 16:24
  • Review by zoogarah, 10 out of 10
    Reminds me of my childhood with quality of life

    Brings back the old childhood nostalgia from the old PS controllers. It did take a minute to figure out how to turn off the extra buttons because I would always accidently hit them, but that is 100% user error. I like that you can change the colors, strobe effect and brightness. I am light sensitive so being able to turn down the brightness was a huge plus.

    Nov 10, 2021 13:01
  • Review by TexaS, 10 out of 10
    Great controller

    Great it was easy to use and my son and nephew were able to use the controller very well since they were able to grip it well with there hands be smaller and light on it is awesome especially at night

    Oct 31, 2021 10:41
  • Review by DannyB, 10 out of 10
    A great controller

    Love this controller. The light options are great and now that I have a second controller multiplayer will be a lot easier versus using the individual controllers which can be small at times

    Oct 24, 2021 21:54
  • 9.4score
    Blue Microphones - Blue Yeti Professional Multi-Pattern USB Condenser Microphone
    Description

    Yeti is the premium USB mic professionals trust worldwide, producing clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound and enhanced Blue VO!CE vocal effects for gaming, streaming, podcasting, YouTube videos and more. Thanks to Yeti’s proprietary three-capsule technology and four pickup patterns, you can produce professional recordings and streams with legendary ease. Yeti also features studio controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain that put you in chargeof the recording process. Set up in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm.Explore the gear you need for content creation.Learn about content creator gear for vlogging and more

    9 Features
  • Blue’s legendary broadcast-quality sound: Makes the professional difference for gaming and streaming.
  • Custom three-capsule array: This professional USB mic produces clear, powerful, broadcast-quality sound for YouTube videos, Twitch game streaming, podcasting, Zoom meetings, music recording and more.
  • Onboard audio controls: Headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and mic gain put you in charge of every level of the audio recording and streaming process.
  • Blue VO!CE software: Elevate your streamings and recordings with clear broadcast vocal sound and entertain your audience with enhanced effects, advanced modulation and HD audio samples.*
  • Pro gaming microphone: Give your game stream the production value it deserves. With the Yeti USB microphone, you’ll be heard loud and clear every time.
  • Unique positionable design: Pivot the mic in relation to the sound source to optimize your sound quality thanks to the adjustable desktop stand and track your voice in real time with no-latency monitoring.
  • Four pickup patterns: Flexible cardioid, omni, bidirectional, and stereo pickup patterns allow you to record in ways that would normally require multiple mics, for vocals, instruments and podcasts.
  • No-latency monitoring: Monitor your voice in real time to make sure your streams sound great.
  • Plug 'n play on Mac and PC: Set up the computer microphone in seconds with the included desktop stand or connect directly to a mic stand or boom arm and instantly start recording and streaming on Mac or PC.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MovieMD, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic choice for Dragon Dictation!

    Compared to just a few years ago, dictation software has vastly improved (especially on the Mac). After a horrible experience 3 years ago, I decided to give it a second go when Nuance released the new version of Dragon Professional for Mac. I started out using a cheap headset microphone, but it was uncomfortable and made me feel tethered.

    After hearing from other Mac users of Dragon, the Blue Yeti came highly recommended and was also "officially" supported by Nuance. While $130 initially felt a bit pricey, after getting my hands on it and using it for a few weeks I consider it to be an absolute steal for the price. This mic is a legitimate professional mic that can used in so many different ways - Podcasts, Skype / FaceTime, Google Hangouts, GarageBand, YouTube Blogs, conference calls, and dictation just to name a few.

    Initially I thought I would have to have the mic sitting pretty close while I dictated, but I just leave it sitting next to monitor facing towards me at an angle. Despite being nearly 2 feet away, it performed leaps and bounds better than the original plastic headset mic I used initially (which sat about an inch away from my mouth).

    The Yetti is nearly perfect, but I do have 1 major complaint. I really wish it had an on/off switch because if you leave it plugged into your computer, it has a red LED that is constantly lit up (if it is muted the LED will blink). The only way to turn it off is to unplug it which can be inconvenient. However, I ended up just buying a cheap $7 USB adapter that has an off/on power button so I can leave the microphone plugged in and just press the button on the adapter when I need to use it. Despite this one drawback, I still give it 5/5 stars and my full recommendation!

    Oct 30, 2016 18:06
  • Review by Norm, 10 out of 10
    Great for all entry level and semi professional

    I am a tech enthusiast gearing up to start a YouTube channel. This was recommended to me by multiple individuals. The three condensers in this mic allow for amazing audio pickup and sensitivity. It probably wouldn't hurt to get a pop filter with this. The overall build of this is solid. This is a quality item being encased in a mix metal body. It looks sharp on the desk. However, the in box mic stand does pick up every tap on the keyboard and thumping on the desk. Other wise no complaints.

    I use this for voice overs, recording acoustic instruments and to make regular FaceTime, google hangouts and skype calls as well (paired with my Logitech C930e). Being that I use a Mac Pro I also receive and make phone calls using this mic. Note this can be done with any Mac with OSX Yosemite. I highly recommended this mic. Don't wait on it just jump.

    Apr 29, 2016 21:48
  • Review by Chuck, 8 out of 10
    Excellent Sound Quality

    The quality of this mic is impeccable, however it picks up literally everything. If you are looking to use this as a microphone for your computer to stream or do anything other than have short conversations or voice commands then a boom arm is mandatory. The stand it comes with picks up every tap, touch, bump, mouse click, or keyboard stroke that you make. I turned the mic onto cardiod and the gain all the way down and it still picks up my mouse clicks. I have gotten it down to a minimum with some third party programs, but it is still there.

    This microphone is excellent for recording your voice or sounds that you need for editing, however it might pick up more than you would like.

    Nov 30, 2017 23:04
  • Review by MoonMusic, 10 out of 10
    Sound Choice for Audio Recording

    This has been recommended by professionals in the live webinar and speaking platforms. It has a clear recording sound and picks up the voice nicely without the need to hold a mic or angle it toward your face.

    Oct 02, 2020 17:49
  • Review by SmokyLinks, 10 out of 10
    Blue Yeti for creating Radio Broadcasts at Home

    During the pandemic CJAM 99.1 FM had to close so we could no longer broadcast live. Using the Blue Yeti and Audacity software I was able to create a fantastic sounding program from home for broadcast in my normal time slot. You will need to buy a pop filter for the Blue Yeti for better results.

    Mr. T, host of Positive Amplitude, Sundays from 6-8 PM EST on CJAM

    Jun 13, 2020 07:00
  • Review by Lizzy, 10 out of 10
    Awsome mic

    I have it for a good while and it is a great use. The price is abit steep but i think its worth it for a good mic but i added a windshield because it dose pick up alot of background noise but overall a great mic.

    Oct 17, 2020 11:20
  • Review by R11podcasts, 10 out of 10
    Professional microphone at a fraction of the price

    Starting a podcasts for the various things we do such as filmmaking and collecting we wanted to have to best in sound. And after researching for microphones the YETI by BLUE kept coming up. Focussing primarily on that microphone I found it to have everything we needed to give us the professional sound we wanted. The fact you can simply unbox it and plug it in without having to download software was amazing and the THX certification was a huge plus We love it so much we bought two.

    Aug 16, 2013 16:18
  • Review by Cypherlytics, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners with a range of needs

    This microphone covers a variety of needs very well. I use it to record podcasts with multiple people and tutorials with just me. I have not used it to record music but I am blown away with what I have experienced already and would recommend this to anyone looking to take their podcasts and tutorials to the next level in quality.

    Sep 20, 2017 17:26
  • 9.4score
    PowerA - Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Nook, Inc.
    Description

    Officially licensed by Nintendo, this PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo looks amazing and plays even better. Each rechargeable controller features gorgeous world-class art from some of the most talented designers in the gaming industry and is feature-packed, to ensure optimal in-game performance and reliability. Program two mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons on-the-fly, tilt your way through twists and turns with intuitive motion controls, and enjoy hours of gaming with super-comfortable ergonomics and playability. Plus, get up to 30 hours of gameplay on a single charge, courtesy of a potent internal lithium-ion rechargeable 900mAh battery. This controller is so awesome, you may never want to put it down. Includes a 10ft (3m) USB-C charge cable, plus PowerA backs all products for 2-years to reinforce quality commitment.

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  • Review by Stephanie, 10 out of 10
    Tom Nook endorses this review

    First things first, this controller is utterly adorable!!! It feels really nice in your hands, it's light weight, the buttons move like they're suppose to, and it's perfect for any AC fan :3

    Nov 13, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Mac4me, 10 out of 10
    Great controller for animal crossing fans

    We picked this up as an extra controller for our daughter who loves animal crossing. She really likes it almost as much as the pro controller we bought last year with the switch. The only feature she wished this one had is the vibration when you catch fish in animal crossing. The pro controller has the vibration when fish are being caught and it makes it easier to feel them. For the extra price of the pro I am not too sure the vibration is needed. Recommend this controller for any animal crossing fan.

    Jun 18, 2021 21:40
  • Review by Studio42, 10 out of 10
    Built in battery and super long changing cable!

    Wow. For what was paid, the charging cable was super long. Love the graphics and the performance seems good. With multiple kids with Switches, having different controllers is a must. The various graphic choices make sure everyone is different while the controller is the same. The built-in battery is just one less item to deal with, which makes these better for use while traveling.

    Nov 19, 2021 17:18
  • Review by Candbmowing, 10 out of 10
    The boys are happy

    This controller was bought for my 9 year old son to hook up to his Nintendo switch lite. Very easily connected and works great! Very easy even for my 5 year old to understand how to use this controller.

    Nov 18, 2021 06:50
  • Review by spruit42, 10 out of 10
    Great controller for larger hands

    I like playing games with this so much more than the joy cons. It gave me some trouble connecting at first, but worked eventually. Follow the instructions.

    Nov 13, 2021 13:18
  • Review by Nichole1124, 10 out of 10
    Great animal crossing controller.

    Great controller for any animal crossing lover. Have had no issues since purchasing. Easy to charge.

    Nov 18, 2021 11:01
  • Review by MrGuy, 10 out of 10
    Wireless, rechargeable, amazing!

    Great remote.... Wireless, rechargeable, super long USB-C cable for charging.... You can play and charge at the same time. Overall, a great purchase and I highly recommend it!

    Jun 05, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Addie, 10 out of 10
    Controller

    Bought for my partner because they’re obsessed with animal crossing. They love it so much. It is very sturdy and comfortable in the hands.

    Oct 20, 2021 12:03
  • 9.4score
    PowerA - GameCube Style Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Wireless: Purple
    Description

    GameCube style controllers are widely considered the preferred way to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Pull off precise attacks using octagonal gated sticks, larger A button, and nostalgic muscle memory on this officially licensed Bluetooth wireless controller for Nintendo Switch. The original GameCube design has been improved with larger shoulder buttons and D-pad, plus added left shoulder and system buttons for compatibility across all Nintendo Switch games*. Enjoy up to 30 hours of gameplay with two new AA alkaline batteries**.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Pons, 8 out of 10
    Fantastic! .. But...

    Alright so, I purchased this controller without hesitation because 1.) Nostalgia - Gamecube Style Controller. 2.) It's wireless. 3.)Its awesome for super smash Bros. I immediately fell in love with it the second I pulled it out of the box because it's so cool to have a GameCube controller in my hands again. The second thing I thought is Wow! Why is this control so light? Well turns out it needs 2 AA batteries to power on (which are included) and it doesn't have any rumble motors in it. Having to use AA batteries is not that big a deal for me, honestly I prefer it sometimes because you can swap batteries out without having to be tethered to your console while it charges. But the lack of any rumble motors makes the controller feel cheap and light. All that aside, the buttons are actually quite premium feeling and responsive. The GameCube controller was / is one of the best controllers ever designed for a game console. They have nice big comfortable grips and shoulder buttons. You can game on this thing for hours without much discomfort. Every game I've tried with it so far works flawlessly. The C stick actually feels quite nice when playing shooters and the giant A button makes for an overall pleasant experience when clicking thorough Nintendo menus lol. This controller is a must for any super smash Bros / GameCube owner. My only complaint is that this controller is a bit expensive considering that it has no rumble feature, no NFC chip and no ir functions.

    If you can live without any of those 3 functions.then I highly recommend this controller.

    Dec 23, 2018 05:05
  • Review by Toad, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good controller

    The controller is great , But sometimes you need to disconnect it whenever it starts drifting. It hardly does that but when it dies either take oit the batteries or disconnect and reconnect it. The controller is pretty good and works with most games like I played Smash bros ultimate , Fire emblem three houses, The NES and SNES services on the Nintendo switch and even Persona 5 scramble demo! This is a good controller that works with most games

    Feb 08, 2020 10:58
  • Review by GamerGuy21, 10 out of 10
    Great Controller for Smash Ultimate

    I bought this controller to see what it was like to play the GameCube back in the day. I never had one so I picked this up to play with Smash Ultimate and other games as well. So far I have love this controller and have used it more than the actual pro controller. Yes it takes batteries but this is easily overlooked. The look and feel of the controller is fine as well. The buttons feel fine and the control sticks work well for me too. This is an overall good controller!

    Jan 01, 2019 03:16
  • Review by Selena, 10 out of 10
    Great for the Switch!

    I bought this because my joy cons were experiencing the drifting issue. This has proved to be a valuable purchase as it replaces those annoying controllers. Really easy to use- I recommend buying rechargeable batteries with this :)

    May 29, 2020 16:09
  • Review by Pily, 10 out of 10
    WONDERFUL WIRELESS CONTROLLER1

    I got it as a gift to my grandson, he did a good job at school last year so he deserve the PowerA - GameCube Style Wireless Controller to play his Nintendo Switch games with his friends.

    Jul 10, 2021 11:55
  • Review by Dave, 10 out of 10
    Excellent controller

    If you loved the GameCube than you'll love this controller. It has the gamecube feel all over it. The triggers don't push down like the original but it's kind of like it push down anyway. Some games it steels feels odd with because games use Y and it's like why not A like the GameCube game?

    Oct 01, 2021 20:50
  • Review by Happyman, 10 out of 10
    Memories

    Can’t believe they brought back the game cube controller feels exactly like the real og one. would 100% recommend my favorite purchase for the switch so far the only thing I wish they would’ve did differently is add a rechargeable cable instead it runs on batteries witch sucks but still great

    Sep 18, 2021 00:12
  • Review by Streetheatlittle, 10 out of 10
    Great Throw Back!

    I bought this to use with Smash Bros Ultimate. I was not disappointed. It works better than the standard controllers and has that great nostalgic feel.

    Nov 06, 2021 12:08
  • 9.4score
    Nintendo - Joy-Con (L) - Neon Blue
    Description

    Joy-Con controllers make gaming possible, for use with Nintendo Switch.The versatile Joy-Con™ controller offer multiple ways for players to have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip accessory. They can also attach to the main system for use in handheld mode or be shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games. Each Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyro-sensor, making independent left and right motion control possible.

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  • Review by victorcmg16, 10 out of 10
    The wrong one

    The original joy-con coming with the switch was Neon Blue(the right one), and Red(the left one), my son's control broke and I just bought the blue one but I didn't check this is the left one, so very carefully when you buy them, out of that, the device is good, works perfect and my son REALLY use it.

    Sep 13, 2021 08:29
  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Switch it up

    Nitendo always comes thru. Couldnt wait for geek squad so bought a replacement pad. Feel the original should have help up better. Price was a bit much when knock off brands are a third of the $

    Oct 17, 2021 23:52
  • Review by brandonbutler, 8 out of 10
    Joy-Con drift should have resulted in a price drop

    This device works perfectly. I would give it 5 stars if not for the fact I had to buy this because of the drift in the grey versions that came with our system and the kids needed something to use while those get repaired. It will be nice to have four joy-cons to use once the grey come back to us. As far as the general design, it's great for smaller hands, and I can make it work just fine. I generally use the controller dock if playing a one-player game. Great color, but I think Nintendo should have reduced their price on these given all of the drifting problems that they haven't remedied.

    Feb 16, 2021 14:14
  • Review by Chuck, 10 out of 10
    Love these

    During the Christmas shopping time, the Switch controllers sold out, so we bought two single controllers as a gift. These are the Nintendo brand, brightly colored, fully functioning like the controllers that came with the Switch. They came with the single controller bar needed to use these without the Switch screen. We have used these interchangeably with our game system.

    With extra controllers, more people can play, or you can have two separate two handed controllers. We enjoy having extras for friends or family and we also have a couple of games that require two handed controllers for two people to play the game.

    I prefer to buy non name brands but when it comes to controllers I want everyone to have equal control and I don’t want to worry someone has a disadvantage due to cheap controllers.

    Jan 01, 2021 18:11
  • Review by Customer, 10 out of 10
    Got Rid of Joy Con Drift and Works Great

    This was bought as a replacement to the original which came apart when accidentally dropped. As a bonus, the "joy-con drift" that was experienced when using the original in hand held mode has disappeared.

    Jul 10, 2021 10:25
  • Review by Lochness, 10 out of 10
    Highly Recommended; Works Great!!!

    Fully functioning controller. There were no defects or damage to this used product as expected from Best Buy quality.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:15
  • Review by FunGame, 10 out of 10
    Switch joycon

    So glad these are sold in singles also. Makes it so much cheaper when one breaks

    Nov 05, 2021 21:22
  • Review by Jonathan, 10 out of 10
    No drift so far

    Great to have and extra Joycon when playing multi-player games with friends and the price i couldn't pass it up

    Oct 22, 2021 17:07
  • 9.4score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    Immerse yourself in FPS action with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Its 2.4Gb connection delivers lossless wireless audio and ultra-low latency, and the ClearCast microphone provides studio-quality voice clarity, so teammates hear your commands. Enjoy long playing sessions thanks to the 24-hour battery life on this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset.

    5 Features
  • Lossless 2.4G Wireless: Designed for gaming, the 2.4G connection delivers rock-solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference.
  • Outlast the Competition: 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions.
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • S1 Speaker Drivers: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MamaBear21, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones, hands down!

    My son said these are the best headphones (and we’ve been through several)! The range is exceptional! He can walk all the way to the family room and still have perfect connection. When he has the headset on (both ears), he can’t hear me at all. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL He uses them for both, gaming and virtual learning, and says they’re comfortable to wear all day. When he doesn’t want to use the mic on the headset, it retracts into the headset Setup was quick and easy on his Windows 10 pc.

    Jan 08, 2021 22:26
  • Review by BlewKash, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good,maybe I got a bad pair

    The headphones were pretty good but they keep shutting off by itself (and they are charged)and they keep cutting in and out when I’m playing the game

    Jan 21, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Canesfan13, 10 out of 10
    MUST HAVE

    They could have charged 200 bucks for these and they’d still be worth it. I paid 350 for my Astro A50’s and these are leaps and bounds ahead

    Jun 04, 2021 16:25
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Ears blown away!

    Hands down the best I've used and that was before installing SteelSeries GG software to turn on Surround Sound 7.1! The headset is comfortable on my head with the universal band and the earcups are soft. Love all the physical audio controls, which make a hassle free experience.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Steel series Arctic 7 Review

    Great Product! I can walk all around my house without it disconnecting or cutting out. They also do a really good job with their software, they have their own presets for equalizer settings or you can customize it!

    Apr 23, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Flood, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset

    Great sound quality for games, music & movies. Designed well. Battery last for a very long time. The mic is good. Noise cancelling is good. Very light weight. They dont get too hot or uncomfortable after long period of use.

    Only thing I think could've been done differently is the ear cuffs. I feel like they could've used leather or even faux leather.

    Very good choice for anyone willing to spend a moderate amount on a great headset. 5☆

    Jun 27, 2020 03:35
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    One of my fav headsets!

    I’m really enjoying using this. It’s very comfortable and of high quality!!

    Apr 02, 2021 02:08
  • Review by sean, 6 out of 10
    Broke in the first 6 months

    It's a great headset, but after 6 months the charge port broke and now I have to use it as a wired headset.

    Nov 25, 2020 17:39
  • 9.2score
    Sony - PlayStation - Pulse 3D Wireless Headset (Compatible for both PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5) - White
    Description

    Enjoy a seamless, wireless experience with a headset fine-tuned for 3D Audio on PS5 consoles. The PULSE 3D wireless headset features a refined design with dual noise-cancelling microphones, built-in rechargeable battery, and an array of easy-access controls.

    9 Features
  • Built for new generation:
  • Fine-tuned for 3D Audio¹: The PULSE 3D™ wireless headset has been specifically tuned to deliver the 3D Audio made possible by the PlayStation®5 console.
  • Refined design: Play in style with a sleek headset that perfectly complements the look of the PS5 console and features refined ear pads and a headband strap for added comfort.
  • Designed for gamers:
  • Dual hidden microphones: Ensure you're heard by your friends online² with two built-in microphones, optimally positioned for clear voice capture and enhanced by noise-cancelling technology.
  • Easy-access controls: Adjust your setup as you play with built-in mic mute, master volume and in-game audio to chat mix controls. Easily check how you sound to your teammates too with the dedicated mic monitoring button.
  • Take your adventures further:
  • Wireless adapter: Enjoy up to 12 hours of wireless play owing to the built-in rechargeable battery. Connect to PS5 and PS4™ consoles, as well as compatible Windows and macOS® computers using the included adapter.
  • 3.5mm jack: Simply plug the headset into PlayStation®VR, as well as mobile devices with the included 3.5mm jack audio cable.³
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by David20200, 10 out of 10
    The sound quality is insane for gaming!

    I never thought I’d say this but the 3D audio engine Sony built is better than ATMOS. I will say this, if you plan to play call of duty Cold War you better have this headset! It gives you such an advantage being being able to hear footsteps on different floors and on different surfaces. This headset is extremely comfortable it doesn’t block all the surrounding noise from your environment which I actually appreciate because noise canceling headphones kind of give me claustrophobia and make me feel stuffy.

    I do wish the ear cups were a little bit bigger for people that have bigger ears. My ear tends to “crunch” a touch on the top of the cup just a bit.

    Dec 02, 2020 21:44
  • Review by SinisteR, 10 out of 10
    Kind of magical

    I purchased this headset to replace the platinum headset I had that got VERY uncomfortable after a couple hours...

    So far, I’ve played Ghost of Tsushima and BF1 with this headset and it’s kind of magical. The engineering that went into this headset is ridiculous and I don’t know how they did it, but it’s kind of insane...

    Playing BF1, I can seriously hear enemy footsteps from like 30 feet BEHIND me and the location is SPOT ON. If I closed my eyes I could point in the exact direction the person is and probably tell you for far away they are just based on the sound this headset produces... kind of magical...

    BF has always had a world-class sound design. But if the sound is this good on a non Tempest audio 3D game, I can’t even imagine what it’ll sound like with that audio encoding...

    The headset is pretty comfortable and definitely lighter than the platinum was. I just sits on the head better.

    All the controls are on the left ear can and they can be confusing so you’ll want to study them a bit. But you can also see what you’re doing on screen which really helps.

    The Pulse also has mic monitoring which is huge! No more raising my voice because I can’t hear myself...

    So far, I’ve used the Pulse for a few sessions and the battery hasn’t budged from the 2/3 charge that it came with. So I imagine on a full charge you’ll get the 12 hours Sony quoted.

    If you’re looking for a really good headset that won’t crush the bank, the Pulse is it! If you’re getting PS5, I seriously think it’s a must! The Pulse with the Tempest audio is probably going to be absolutely mind blowing!

    Nov 08, 2020 11:41
  • Review by Jay23, 10 out of 10
    Pluse 3d headset

    This is my second time buying this headset, the first time I allowed myself to believe that there was something better so I got rid of them and purchase the steelseries PS5 version headset and honestly I didn't see it being worth the extra money with all the extra stuff that had to be done just to get it to sound like the PS5 headset out the box so I returned those and now I'm back and completely satisfied with my PlayStation 5 pluse 3d headset and see no point in purchasing any other headset over $100 when the PS5 pluse 3d headset is made to work flawlessly with the PS5 or the PS4. So i definitely recommend this headset.

    Jun 10, 2021 13:56
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Super happy I would recommend to everyone

    I purchased these today my first PS5 headset was The GEN 2 700’s Super disappointed with them ended up returning them and I decided to get the pulse 3D oh my God let me tell you these headphones are such a great deal for 100 bucks Super user-friendly you just have to plug and play no system update or firmware update on an app 50 bucks cheaper as well and they have a party chat and game sound adjustment Gen 2 700’s didn’t have that I could of gotten the 7p steel series Didnt have a party chat/game adjustment so I ended up going with the pulse 3D and if anyone’s reading this and you’re deciding over the turtle beach or the Pulse 3D buy the 3D you won’t be disappointed

    Sep 06, 2021 15:33
  • Review by PD1982, 10 out of 10
    Best PS5 headset in my opinion

    I bought these as soon as I got my PS5 and don't regret a single thing. They sound amazing! I also bought the turtle beach ps5 headset, the ASTRO ps5 headset, and the Steele Series PS5 headset for comparison. None of them came even close to the sound the pulse 3d has. Returned them ALL. So glad I got these.

    Oct 03, 2021 14:40
  • Review by gilbert2837, 8 out of 10
    Nice set, but not the best

    I bought this for my 13 year old gamer, and he enjoyed it, the only complaint I have is never is on sale ,when you compare it with another brand like, ASTRO A40, or HYPER X CLOUD 2, or TURTLE BEACH STEALTH 600 GEN 2 , this are much more expensive brands and sometimes we found it @ the same price, ($99 on sale)overall is not a bad product, good sound, light weight, comfortable and pretty fast charging and if you have a big ears this is not for you

    Sep 19, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Nino, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    These are one of the best gaming headphones I have experienced. Love this product, the sound quality is superb and the microphone is amazing. They feel perfect on your head no pressure from the band or anything. Definitely recommend it.

    Oct 28, 2021 06:09
  • Review by Shall, 10 out of 10
    Good headset!!

    It’s a nice headset and sounds great. I was afraid it wouldn’t fit me due to all of the negative reviews I was reading on them. That was not the case and they fit me just fine. I do think that the controls on them are a bit awkward and not user friendly. They are comfortable and you kind of forget you are wearing them for a long time. I would recommend this headset.

    Feb 20, 2021 10:51
  • 9.2score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 X Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Black
    Description

    Embrace the sound of esports with the Razer BlackShark V2 X—a triple threat of amazing audio, superior mic clarity and supreme sound isolation. With our best headset mic and audio drivers packed into a unique aviation-style headset, your competitive play is destined to turn pro.

    5 Features
  • Razer™ TriForce 50mm Drivers for high-end audio performance: Our new, cutting-edge proprietary design divides the driver into 3 parts for the individual tuning of highs, mids, and lows—producing brighter, clearer audio with richer highs and more powerful lows.
  • Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic for enhanced voice capture: An improved pickup pattern ensures more voice and less noise as it tapers off towards the mic’s back and sides, with the sweet spot easily placed at your mouth because of the mic’s bendable design.
  • Advanced passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted focus: Whether it’s the crowd or your rig, sturdy closed earcups fully cover your ears to prevent noise from leaking into your headset, with its cushions providing a closer seal for more sound isolation.
  • Lightweight design with memory foam ear cushions for long-lasting comfort: At just 240g, the headset features thicker headband padding and leatherette with memory foam ear cushions to keep you in peak form during grueling tournaments and training sessions.
  • 7.1 surround sound for accurate positional audio: Heighten your match awareness and let nothing escape your ears with accurate positional audio that lets you pinpoint intuitively where every sound is coming from.*Only available on Windows 10 64bit
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Fanatic, 10 out of 10
    Awesome product, comfortable

    I been using them for a month now. I kind of have a big head and this are really confortable. I used to watch Tv but these are noise proof cant hear nothing now. Cable seems a bit large and mic is good but not that flexible. Overall is an awesome product.

    Jan 23, 2021 10:00
  • Review by Muka, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    Awesome headset, it’s super comfortable, amazing sound quality and has a great mic; also the build quality is top notch. Personally use it on PS4 pro, but does work in any platform. Would totally recommend it to anyone looking for a budget headset!!

    Jan 09, 2021 10:23
  • Review by Yamato, 8 out of 10
    Great for 40$ but not 60$

    Great headset for the 40$ sale but wouldn't pay the full 60$ price.

    Pros: Sounds good

    Works on xbox/ps with 3.5mm jack

    included 7.1 surround sound razer code (NOT THX Spatial App just their old 7.1 app)

    REALLY long cable that also has a splitter for pc plugins mic/audio

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    Cons: microphone on pc is kinda low already did the settings correctly and its still low

    The metal bands are really thin feels like you might snap it from the plastic part and the headphones are not durable for some people

    Nov 08, 2021 12:02
  • Review by laffer1, 8 out of 10
    Nice sound quality

    First, let me say the sound quality on these is really nice. It also has a nice extension included which is a huge advantage over other brands I've used. It was packaged well and seems reasonably sturdy for the price.

    It's a little uncomfortable on me. They are just a little bit too small for my ears to get a good cover. They'd be great for kids of folks with smaller heads.

    On the plus side, the sound quality is good and they're working well for zoom calls on linux.

    Oct 29, 2021 16:55
  • Review by Joel, 10 out of 10
    worth it!!

    Worth it. Ive had my kraken X since january but the finally snapped. Got these bad boys for $40 and its a huge upgrade. It doesnt sound washed and too high on highs etc. Sounds clear plus the volume knob. Mic sounds even more clearer. Blacksharks the best headset hands down. Defnitely would cop the Pros if I had $200

    Nov 06, 2021 05:43
  • Review by Philo, 10 out of 10
    Best headset so far at this price point

    At first i thought the mic would be bad but when i tried it with my friends on discord they said that this is the first time they hear my voice loud and clear so i am very impressed and also the sound itself is soo amazing when it comes to gaming and hearing everything around and at this price you can't ask for more.

    Nov 05, 2021 17:59
  • Review by Michael, 10 out of 10
    Comfort

    The comfort of this headset is second to none. As someone that wears eyeglasses, over the ear headphones can be uncomfortable and painful. I can wear these for hours. They are very lightweight and super comfortable. I am very happy with this purchase.

    Nov 09, 2021 07:31
  • Review by Natalie, 8 out of 10
    Great Headphones

    I've had these for about a month. I use them for xbox gaming and to talk over xbox live. They work as advertised but the mic pad slips off easily and the head piece often slides while I'm talking. Everything else is sleek and the sound quality is great. My friends don't complain about my sound on the other end being distorted or too loud/quiet.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:29
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals for PS5, PS4 and PC - Black
    Description

    Logitech G923 is a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the e-racing experience. Re-engineered to support a game-changing feedback system, G923 features TRUEFORCE, next-generation force feedback that dials into game physics to deliver higher fidelity realism. Feel the pistons pumping, the gravel crunching, and every shift, drift, and hairpin turn like never before. An all-new progressive brake pedal recreates pressure-sensitive brake system, while a programmable dual-clutch system simulates a real race car launch assist in supported games. Get more traction with less smoke. A streamlined design features integrated controls for better performance, with a built-in 24-point selection dial, full console controls, and the classic RPM LED display for supported games.

    6 Features
  • TRUEFORCE force feedback: Next-gen TRUEFORCE technology connects to game engines for high-definition feedback. Experience the ultimate driving experience with processing at 4000 times per second.
  • Programmable dual clutch: Get off the starting line cleaner and faster. A programmable dual clutch simulates real race car launch assist right from the controller, when playing supported games.
  • Control your game: Fine-tune your speed with a built-in LED RPM indicator. Integrated PlayStation 5, PS4, PC game controls, a 24-point selector and progressive brake spring keep steering under control.
  • Premium racing design: Refreshed Logitech G gear design includes premium materials like a hand-stitched black leather wheel cover and polished metal pedals. Experience the pleasure of driving at home.
  • On-wheel game controls: Take charge of wheel sensitivity, force feedback levels and simulated steering. Logitech G Hub Gaming software enable button customization right from the controller.
  • Racing game compatibility: The G923 for PlayStationworks with most racing games on PS5, PS4 and PC. Enjoy select titles designed for TRUEFORCE, and download Logitech G HUB software for the full experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Turbolence, 6 out of 10
    TrueForced Upgrade

    Simulation racing has come a long way since its humble origins in the late 1980s, with its popularity exploding in 2020 thanks to televised sim-racing broadcasts in lieu of actual racing. Logitech is a known name in the space, having made dozens of wheels for PC and console gaming alike since the late 1990s, coming to the forefront of affordable sim-racing gear. Logitech’s line of “G” racing wheels represent the top of their product stack, stepping up from basic arcade racing wheels and into what’s widely considered the minimum spec for competitive sim racing, thanks to their full 900-degree range of motion, dual force feedback motors, and clutch pedal support.

    The G923 is Logitech’s newest offering in the G wheel lineup, bringing back a proven design and adding a new haptic feedback system for more detail. But with little more than incremental updates elsewhere, the fourth release of the same basic wheel that debuted nearly 15 years ago is difficult to recommend in a niche, but competitive, game controller segment.

    I used iRacing on PC and Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 to test this wheel as both games currently support all of the wheel’s functions and features.

    - Unboxing and Setup

    Shipping in the same size box as generations prior, Logitech’s G923 feels substantial as the pedal base is weighted for additional traction on carpet. The box has additional space that fits the Logitech G Shifter (sold separately) so that you can pack the complete wheel setup away if you’re using non-hardpoint mounting options.

    The steering wheel clamps to a table or desk using two dials that pop up to adjust and down to lock, which tighten or loosen the clamps underneath. The clamps support tables up to about 4 inches thick without the plastic spacers, and as thin as one-quarter inch with them. The clamps alone hold the wheel firmly in place, though there are hardpoints for M6 screws for mounting to a driving cockpit or other permanent solution. The pedals have both rubber feet for hardwood floors, and a pop-down carpet gripping plate, but neither hold the base all too well. The pedal base also has M6 hardpoints.

    Logitech makes setting up the G923 straightforward for PS4 users - simply update the console and plug the wheel into an open USB port. PC setup was a little more frustrating as the indicated support page to download the Logitech G Hub software did not exist at the time of review, so I had to peruse their website to find and install.

    - A Note on Force Feedback Mechanisms

    The Logitech G923 is an evolutionary upgrade from the company’s prior wheel offerings. The wheel’s sensors and primary force feedback mechanism are identical to the G920/G29 and G27 racing wheels that preceded it, all of which share a tweaked version of the G25’s mechanism that debuted in late 2006. All of these wheels use gear-driven force feedback, where small motors are connected to the steering shaft via metal cogs. The next step above gear-driven is belt-driven, where motors spin pulleys on a belt wrapped around the steering shaft, delivering smoother and stronger force feedback. Logitech does not offer a belt-driven wheel at this time.

    Gear-driven is typically considered the entry point for serious (competitive) sim racing. While most offerings in the category output low torque and have somewhat rough steering feel, they make up the difference in durability and affordability. I can’t speak to the G923’s longevity after only a few days, but I bought a Logitech G25 over 14 years ago which is on its third owner, still running strong after over a hundred thousand virtual miles. I have no doubt the G923 will last for many years as the mechanism is virtually identical.

    - Force Feedback Impressions

    Having used several entry level and high end racing wheels over the last few years, starting with Logitech’s own Driving Force Pro many years ago, using the G923 for the first time brought back memories of many hours spent learning virtual circuits and going for wins. The leather wrapped steering wheel, brushed paddle shifters, and metal pedal faces are all premium touches that carry back to Logitech’s first G wheel, the G25. The G923 feels great in hand and underfoot, and adding a G Shifter further expands the premium feel into a full simulation setup.

    The motion of the wheel isn’t perfectly smooth - you can feel the gearing of the motor mechanism prominently - but it is still easy to turn the wheel when no force is active. When the force does kick in, the wheel’s motors provide a good sensation of the steering column being nudged one way or another over small imperfections and camber changes on the virtual road. This is of course dependent on your game providing accurate force feedback; simulations like iRacing and Gran Turismo will more accurately convey what the front wheels are doing than arcade racers like Need for Speed or Burnout Paradise.

    Overall the force feedback is on the weaker side, coming in at or below the amount of force you’ll find in racing games at a proper arcade. It’s enough to simulate small forces acting upon the car’s front wheels, but large effects resulting from oversteer, collisions, or loss of grip are very muted on the G923. I had a lot of difficulty finding the edge of grip in both Gran Turismo Sport and iRacing, causing me to lose control or slow down in situations I would normally handle with aplomb in higher-spec racing wheels. Some of this may be from familiarity, admittedly, but the time it takes the G923 to respond to harsh action is readily apparent.

    - Control Impressions

    The pedal base, like the wheel base, is an evolutionary upgrade from the prior Logitech G wheels. The major upgrades for this model are the brushed metal pedal faces for a more premium appearance, and a change to the brake’s return spring to make it much stiffer and progressive than before. The brake is much firmer than prior models, all but mandating the pedals be hard-mounted or otherwise held in place, but the result is a much more natural, progressive brake pedal that is easier to modulate with the right amount of brake force. It’s still a potentiometer-based brake that measures the angle of the pedal rather than a load cell that measures the pressure applied to the pedal (more accurately simulating real brakes), but the improvement here from the older G wheels’ pedals is substantial.

    Back on the wheel, all of the PS4’s primary buttons are present save for the analog sticks and R1/R2 (which are now the shift paddles). These all have a mechanical click to them that ensures button presses, while the d-pad is passable for menu or HUD navigation. An additional set of increment/decrement (+/-) buttons and a scroll dial with enter button allow for mid-race adjustments in supported games like Gran Turismo Sport. These buttons work great to add useful secondary features to race cars, though the scroll dial feels cheap and is a little distracting to use.

    - TrueForce

    New for the G923 is a haptic feedback system Logitech dubs “TrueForce.” This is a vibration feedback system atop the wheel’s force feedback that attempts to add more depth to the forces acting upon the wheel. This adds a front-to-rear dimension to the force feedback to simulate forces that don’t act upon the angle of the front wheels directly; when you run over a bump or crack on the road at speed, you don’t necessarily feel the wheel push one way or another, but you’ll feel the jolt or vibration through the rest of the car. TrueForce aims to replicate that sort of sensation without the more complex and expensive option of attaching a transducer (a low-frequency speaker similar to a subwoofer) to a simulator cockpit that mimics the same.

    TrueForce works surprisingly well. In both iRacing and Gran Turismo Sport, the haptic feedback delivers a good sensation of road feel and engine coarseness, both of which augment the wheel’s force feedback and create more “depth” of force in the process. The only downside I found against this system was unlike transducers built in to some other racing wheels, the haptic feedback transmits entirely into the steering column and not into the rest of the driving simulator cockpit. Transducers will vibrate the entire frame, delivering the road feel sensation through the wheel stand which can be felt in the pedals.

    - Value & Bottom Line

    This is where the G923 begins to fall flat against its competition for serious sim racers. Despite its durability and system compatibility over competing models, the $399 MSRP for pedal and wheel kit is a tough sell made tougher by the need to purchase the shifter separately if you desire the full manual transmission experience. Older models in the Logitech G Wheel lineage had the shifter included, and the kits launched at lower MSRPs than the G923 wheel and pedal combo alone. The G923’s MSRP begins to encroach on belt-driven racing wheel territory, which is a major step up in force strength, detail, and smoothness. I was hoping Logitech would have updated their mechanism to a belt-drive to compete, but TrueForce is the only feature they bring to the table at this price.

    Ultimately then, the question is whether TrueForce alone justifies the higher MSRP. It’s a very convincing effect, but in my opinion it isn’t worth sacrificing an entire tier of force feedback quality just for haptics. This is by and large the wheel’s biggest downfall - TrueForce would be very much welcome on a belt-driven wheel, delivering the high quality all-in-one sim racing solution at a great price point similar to what made Logitech’s G Wheels famous in the first place. At the time the G25 was unrivaled at its $299 price point, but competing offerings have improved greatly in the decade and a half since and now compete very closely.

    With more options on the market today that deliver a better core driving experience for similar money, I can’t recommend the G923 at MSRP as an entry point into sim racing.

    Aug 26, 2020 14:08
  • Review by 91preludesi, 8 out of 10
    Excellent racing wheel and pedals!

    I have been playing racing games since the first Nintendo came out. Racing games used to be all that I played. Gran Turismo is the reason I wanted a PS1. However, it has always been a pain trying to steer a car with a thumbstick. It's just not fluid and smooth enough to be precise. You're constantly making minute adjustments with your thumb to get the perfect steering angle.

    The Logitech G923 racing wheel and pedals change everything. The last wheel and pedals that I had were for PC around 1996, so that is all I have for reference. They were cheap, plastic and lightweight. There was no feedback in the wheel and the pedals didn't have much resistance. The G923 is as close to the real thing as you can get. I have used it for both Dirt 2.0 as well as Gran Turismo Sport. I used to play the Gran Turismo games constantly years ago. I got Sport when it came out and it quickly lost its luster for me. I just didn't enjoy driving with the PS4 controller. This wheel changed that! I can't wait to play it again.

    In both games (Dirt 2.0 and GT Sport) I have seen significant increases in how well I play. I'm shaving a lot of time off my laps since I have started using this wheel. It all comes down to the precision with which you can steer. Now I can put the car exactly where I want it in a corner. In Dirt 2.0, you can feel every bump through the wheel. It helps with the emersion. In both Dirt 2.0 and GT Sport, the feedback in the wheel is adjustable. Too much resistance? Turn it down. If you want to "fight" the wheel more, turn it up.

    The wheel and pedals are hefty. They have a good weight and balance to them and the feedback is incredible! With a controller, you can't feel when the back end of the car is about to let go. With the G923 you can. You feel the pressure in the wheel gets a little lighter and you can instantly correct for it. The paddle shifters are great. They have just enough movement in them for the shift, they are "clicky" which I like and they turn with the wheel so they are always within reach. I do wish that the buttons on the wheel were backlit. I know not everyone may want that, but have it be a feature that could be turned off and dimmed. As far as the shift lights at the top of the center of the wheel, I honestly can't see them. At 6' tall, I just sit too high above the wheel. If I'm looking at the TV, the wheel is just too low in my vision to see them. It's a nice touch and good to have, but they don't serve much purpose for me.

    As for the pedals, it's a mixed bag for me. (I don't use the clutch since I don't have a shifter). The brake pedal is great! It feels like the brake pedal in a car. The harder you push it, the more resistance it has. I think they nailed it with the pressure for the brake pedal. However, with that said, I believe the throttle pedal is far too light to push. It doesn't take much effort at all to push the throttle pedal which makes it difficult to be precise with your throttle control. The pressure/resistance in the clutch pedal would be the perfect amount for the throttle pedal. They do have a good weight to them and don't slide across the carpet when I really press hard on the pedals.

    I do not currently have a wheel stand for the wheel and pedals, but I have a coffee table that the center section raises up and extends out which works perfectly. Luckily it sits at just the right height and far enough out so my legroom to the pedals is perfect. Depending on where you are set up, you may have to get a wheel stand. You won't' be able to just sit in a chair with the wheel on your lap. It just moves around too much.

    Overall, this is a great wheel and pedals and I highly recommend it. If you are into racing games, then this setup can significantly improve your experience.

    Aug 28, 2020 23:28
  • Review by EXWOLF, 10 out of 10
    Addicting Sim Racing

    This racing wheel has been very addicting to play with! I have been having a lot of fun playing Gran Turismo Sport with the G923 and the True Force Feedback adds that extra bit of realism that makes the game replayable and challenging. The wheel does have paddle shift and it also is compatible with a 6 speed shift if you want to buy it separately. I never had an issue with the pedals sliding away or moving while I'm switching between brake and gas. There is a clutch on the pedal that feels really smooth and easy to press down. The brake is the toughest of the pedals to press down but it is no issue to me. The wheel itself is small and for me it's more manageable as I have small hands. The set up itself was very simple and quick. I attached the wheel to my desk, running the wires underneath and connected the wheel to my PS4. Once connected, it functions as a controller and I had no issue using only the wheel starting the game and shutting off the PS4 when needed. I have had many hours on the wheel and haven't gotten tired of it. The default force feedback power steering was comfortable for me when playing the GT Sport and I prefer to feel the terrain in the wheel to feel more immersed. It is truly an addictive gaming accessory and was a party favorite for my immediate family and friends.

    Aug 26, 2020 22:30
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    SEtup

    Love it works with PC and PS4 well. Staring wheel mounts good with desk.

    May 15, 2021 14:59
  • Review by Maclemoor, 8 out of 10
    Intense

    Disclaimer, this is not a beginner set. Avid racers will find this set perfect. The wheel is intense. Feels life like, just smaller. The pedals are ok, not the show stopper. The shift pedals are perfect. I literally strap it to my food tray, plug and start racing. I will figure out all the buttons later.

    Aug 27, 2020 15:08
  • Review by Crasher, 10 out of 10
    Immersion made real

    The G923 racing wheel and pedal offers a feedback system that is sure to put any gamer in to a good feel when it comes to racing games. The amount of customization and feedback felt through the wheels and pedals are by far some of the best this industry has to offer. Rather or not this fits the bill for you i will try my best to keep this review as simplistic as possible.

    First things first,this unit was tested against a PC so keep that in mind. I want to talk about what you can expect to receive out of the box and the quality of the unit. Out of the box you get everything you need to set this unit up to either your ps4 or pc. You get the wheel, pedals and cables necessary. And no this unit does not come with a shifter however there is a port to add one . The quality of the wheel is great. Its wrapped with what appears to be quality vinyl and has the weight and feel of a quality racing wheel you would find in big brands like MOMO. The pedals are a nice stainless finish and spring retention on them are great. One thing i was concerned with was pedal feedback and stability and carpeted surfaces. The pedal feedback is great and feels just like a real car. Customization of the pedals can be adjusted through Logitech's software. One nice feature they added which addressed one of my concerns was the addition of adjustable spikes for carpeted surfaces. There is a release lever which lets out these spikes so that they grip the carpet and don't slide. I have added a picture showing exactly what they look like. The racing wheel is able to be mounted to the edge of your computer desk for easy mounting. My one and only real grip with this unit is the lack of a tilt or height adjustment of the steering column. With not being able to adjust the wheel this means i have to raise or lower my seat to get the right feel. The problem is i like my steering wheels low which means i need to raise my chair which in turn pulls me further away from the pedals. A small gripe nonetheless one worth mentioning.

    So there is so much to talk about with this unit that it can be a little overwhelming. I don't want to waste a lot of time so im gonna try to focus on the things i feel are important as a consumer. So lets talk about the feed back system of the steering wheel. Through the logitech software you can adjust the resistance of the steering wheel to help with immersion. You can make it as light as a Fisher Price car or as stiff as a big rig. The cool thing about this feature is that lets say you wanna play truck simulator, simply set the wheel to the highest setting and trust me its gonna feel like your driving a big rig. So through the software you can see a list of games that support this feedback system. One of the games that i tested this against was Forza 5. So right off the bat i noticed a couple cool features that i was not expecting to see personally. The steering definitely has a motor built in to it because it will automatically comp the wheel for you before you play the game. It will spin the wheel all the way around zeroing out while it finds dead center. But one of the cooler features is what happens when you pause the game. So lets say your coming around your third bend clocked at about 90 degrees to the left when all of a sudden the wife, girlfriend, ,mom or whoever calls out to you. You have to pause the game and go see what they want right? Well after you come back you see that your wheel has slightly centered itself and now you can't remember your wheel position around that bend right? Well no worries cause the wheel will return to its current position as you unpause the game so that you can keep hitting that bend at your current position before you were rudely interrupted. Now the feedback for Forza wasn't too bad. It wasn't as strong as i thought i would be, but that may be cause the game has not been fully formatted for this set up. However feedback was still good enough to keep me immersed. Depending on how fast i was going through a bend i could feel the wheel fighting me to want to return to center as if centrifugal force was actually playing a part. Imperfections like bumps could be felt as well however the feedback was not as strong as i would of like it to be. The added LED RPM dial was a nice feature to add on the center of the steering wheel letting you know when its time to hit that next shift. In case i forgot to mention before all buttons and paddles can be mapped according to your desire.

    Overall guys this set up does so much i would be here writing at least 2 pages worth. This unit with the amount of customization you can do is sure to please everyone. At the end of the day for me the only flaw i found was the lack of a tilt/height adjustment of the column. But for me that's not that big of a deal anyways as i plan on making my own racing cage with this set up. So is the high price tag worth the buy? Yes and No. If your a part time or average gamer looking to trade out a controller for a wheel just to make handling easier then i would pass on this unit as you can find way cheaper units that do the job and do it well. However if your a big racing fan or gamer looking for that full blown racing experience then this piece is worth every single penny. If you have a cage or planning on buying or building one then i don't even need to tell you that this set up is a must have. Logitech put out a superb wheel and pedal set up with great feedback. Do yourself a favor and pick one up for those long hauls of wheat as you play Truck Simulator.

    Aug 27, 2020 17:49
  • Review by Stlrider26, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    This has been awesome, better than I expected !!!!

    Feb 12, 2021 16:40
  • Review by JamexRZ, 8 out of 10
    Great racing wheel, but slow support from games.

    This is an amazing quality racing wheel and pedals. It works for both a PS4 (Logitech says is also working on seeing if it will be supported on the upcoming PS5) and PC. I'm using it mainly on a PC.

    I must say the quality is amazing, the wheel feels super sturdy and has realistic amount of force when turning it and feedback. I love the new feature Trueforce, however very few games support it right now, heck even some games have trouble configuring the new wheel. I'n example, Project cars 2, recognizes the wheel and pedals, but everything is out of whack: The clutch was actually the gas pedal, the shifters weren't recognized and the super nice RPM lights would not work. I had to go to the games setup menu and reconfigure the above and then it was just fine (trueforce is not supported). Once I did those steps, it was fine and worked as intended!

    One important thing though, the wheel clamps that attach it to your desk don't open much (big oversight), if your desk has a thickness of more than 1 or 1.5 inches, you will be out of luck, as there is no way to clamp it (and it must be clamped, otherwise the rotational force will make it spin out of control). I had to use it on another desk with my laptop instead of my very nice desktop (49' super ultrawide monitor) due this constraint. I may get one of those nice racing chairs that have mounts for racing wheels in the future.

    Now, onto the pedals. They have real good force on them, feel realistic and the whole assembly stays firmly on the ground. I have carpet and the assembly can be used either on it or hard floor (for carpet it has some "teeth" you can deploy and it will grip carpet no problem).

    As always, many adjustments and calibrations can be done via Logitech's Ghub software. Its very easy and straight forward to use. I love that the racing wheel has rpm indicator lights (when they work).

    I highly recommend this racing wheel, you won't be disappointed, however bare in mind game support just started and only about 3 games fully support it out of the box.

    Aug 29, 2020 17:35
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 - Black
    Description

    Play PC games with your Xbox Wireless Controller.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Darius006, 10 out of 10
    Gets the job done

    I figured out that this version of the xbox adapter worked for me. Very space efficient. Might bug here and there occasionally but it gets the job done. I have this adapter working for my Turtle Beach wireless headphones on my self built PC.

    Jul 10, 2021 12:43
  • Review by jddunkley, 10 out of 10
    Works great just like the original

    As you can see from my pictures, they did a fantastic job slimming this thing down. Plenty of room for the next USB port on my laptop, which wasn't the case on the original wireless adapter. Works for all my Xbox One controllers, guitars included.

    Jun 02, 2020 16:19
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Very Useful Peripheral

    I originally purchased this to allow my PC to wirelessly connect an Xbox controller to it. So far, this has been working wonderfully for me when playing an older game such as Psychonaughts on PC.

    Jul 23, 2021 17:01
  • Review by BigTimbo, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth adapter

    Got this Bluetooth adapter for my computer to use Xbox One controller in certain games. Works perfect.

    Apr 24, 2020 16:11
  • Review by HackeMate305, 10 out of 10
    Plug and play... Literally

    I plugged in, windows recognized the device and installed within 10 seconds. I turned on my controller and it synced right away. I turned on my wireless gaming headset (designed for xbox) and it too synced right away. Loaded a game and was able to use my wireless controller and wireless headset simultaneously without any issues.

    Dec 20, 2019 18:05
  • Review by Lilderk819, 10 out of 10
    Great pc gamers that want to use a controller

    I switched over from Xbox to pc but I still like to use an Xbox controller every now and then and this product lets me do that without spending a lot of money

    May 01, 2020 15:24
  • Review by shrike1978, 10 out of 10
    Far superior to Bluetooth

    I had been using an Xbox One controller with my PC through Bluetooth, but had some issues. The biggest issue was that in certain games, the controller would randomly unpair during gameplay, and continue with whatever the last inputs were. I got this is hopes that using the native wireless connection would fix the issues I was having, and it has. No more random unpairing. The only regret is not getting it at the same time as the controller. The added cost of buying it separately kills the value a little. Do yourself a favor and just buy the combo pack when you buy the controller. It's cheaper, and it'll avoid Bluetooth issues.

    Aug 23, 2019 12:30
  • Review by CS01, 10 out of 10
    Fixed my connection issue!

    So i had to buy this after having Bluetooth connection issues on my Pc with the Xbox One X controller. This adapter fixed my issues with ease just plug and play and no more issues.

    Sep 23, 2021 16:55
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Kraken Ultimate Chroma RGB Wired THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset for PC - Classic Black
    Description

    Enjoy clear audio while gaming with this Razer Kraken Ultimate headset. The active noise-canceling microphone ensures crisp sound pickup for easy communication, while the lightweight bauxite-aluminum frame offers a flexible fit. This Razer Kraken Ultimate headset uses THX Spatial audio to deliver accurate, realistic sound, and the 50mm drivers produce powerful bass for total immersion in your favorite games.

    9 Features
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Headset controls: Include volume control, microphone on/mute and THX Spatial Audio on/off.
  • 50mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz headset frequency response: Along with a 100Hz - 10kHz microphone frequency response ensures faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 112dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 6.6' cable: Permits a flexible range of motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Talenikov, 10 out of 10
    Love this headset

    Got compliments on the mic from a few people I play the division 2 with. Sound is great. You can tell what direction sounds are coming from. Making it alot easier to find enemies when you play fps games. Lighting looks great, ear muffs are nice and cool. These do not noise cancel well. You will still hear your clicks on mechanical keyboards unless you turn the volume up a bit.. That's my only con for this headset.

    May 11, 2020 07:37
  • Review by Orlando, 8 out of 10
    Great set of cans

    The only reason its not 5 stars is because they dont have a wireless version for this line. Aside from that the surround sound it pretty good, they are very comfortable for prolonged use. The mic is really decent with a bunch of nice features like noise canceling. As for music they are amazing this is where they really shine for me, several EQ's with the ability to customize to your liking and the bass is sweet, clean but deep makes my eardrums rattle which is just was I was looking for. A great set of cans for a reasonable price. If only they had a wireless version and no I dont like the nari's

    Dec 18, 2020 16:35
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    The best of the best!

    I have had the Razer Kraken Ultimate for a few weeks now. And I have already had many better experiences with this headset than others in the past. It’s sound quality is outstanding and the money you have to pay for this is all worth it. It’s microphone was instantly hooked up to my computer and I had to change the audio from my computer speakers to my Kraken Ultimate, so it’s a very simple set up. Not only is the mic easy to set up but it has a great noise-cancellation setting and you can boost its gain in Razer Synapse. And what makes it even better is the fact that you can apply any effect of lighting you wish on the headset itself. I personally use wave and fire effects for my razer set up. Besides that, it’s overall a great headset and it’s all worth it!

    Jan 08, 2020 22:24
  • Review by ScytheGoddess, 10 out of 10
    Great headsets!

    These headsets are great. The mic is good and very comfy. When using the mic suppression, you absolutely have to have the mic opening in front of your mouth. If it's slightly looking downward or upward, it can cause your voice breaking in and out. It sounds great even without suppression and don't hear much background noise if any.

    The only thing about the headset, you can't change which side the mic is on. I can't see out of my left eye, so I can't actually see if the mic is muted or not. That would be the only bad thing I have to say.

    No problems with comp program, mic, or headset In general. :)

    Feb 26, 2021 15:57
  • Review by Dasherman, 10 out of 10
    No problems!

    I had no issues with the headset! I always prefer wired headsets/headphones so I don't have to worry about charging, connection, or losing them. The regular and THX surround sound both work wonderful. The mic is so crisp, you always sound clear when talking to others. So glad I got these!

    Aug 28, 2020 21:47
  • Review by Fordgirl1996, 10 out of 10
    Great for the price and comfy

    Very nice light weight headset. Like the enhanced sound capabilities. The RGB colors are cool and can be customized. I can wear these all day so very comfortable.

    Jul 05, 2021 14:46
  • Review by nikiNIk, 10 out of 10
    You'll love them

    I LOVE the headphones ! the audio is awesome and the mic is crystal clear ! the only minus is that the mic sponge is not included , but that's not important .The setup is fast and easy +the rgb lights on the side are customizable!

    I recommend the headset!

    Oct 12, 2021 16:25
  • Review by GhostryderID, 8 out of 10
    Finally, a Genuinely Good Headset from Razer!

    I have an Arctis Pro + GameDAC that sounded really good with excellent 3D positional sound, but the DAC was extremely glitchy it’s entire life and kept switching from Game to Chat every time I woke the PC from sleep or launched a game. I had to unplug/re-plug the DAC nearly every time to get it to run the GameDAC Game mode. Eventually the DAC crashed entirely and Game would no longer work at all, leaving me with only Chat and the chat mode sounded meek for in game audio.

    Steelseries agreed to RMA it even though it was out of warranty (Good on you Steelseries!) since it was a known issue, but they would only RMA the DAC and not the entire headset & DAC. Stock on the DAC only was constantly MIA thanks to covid, so I waited nigh on 11 weeks before the DAC alone was available. In the meantime, I first bought the Astro A40 + MixAmp, which I owned less than 24 hours, then took that back and bought the Kraken Ultimate headset instead, so I would have quality game/chat audio with clan mates while I waited for the DAC. To be honest, I was intending to return the Kraken if the DAC showed up within the 14 day return period, or sell the Kraken when the DAC showed up if outside the 14 days. *shame faced*

    Well color me surprised because this headset truly kicks gluteus maximus, and I may just sell my $243 Arctis Pro + GameDAC if the replacement DAC ever arrives, and keep the Kraken Ultimate instead. This is a really good headset and for $120 less than the Arctis Pro + GameDAC, or the even more expensive ($250) and abysmally bad Astro A40 + MixAmp.

    With the THX Spatial audio on the Razer Kraken Ultimate ($129 on BestBuy), you can tell exactly where an enemy is in 3D sound, vs approximately knowing the direction with the 2D plane surround of many competitors, which doesn’t help locate opponents above/below you. And the Kraken Ultimate is ridiculously better than the abysmal stereo from all directions at once, bad guy echoing from everywhere “directional” sound of the Astro A40 + MixAmp (Why does the A40 + MixAmp get nearly 5 stars?! Really, it was awful! Like $30 ultra budget headset bad!).

    The sound on the Kraken Ultimate is deep, rich and full with solid bass, while not sounding muddy and bears full presence while sounding crisp (as long as you don’t turn bass boost on, which makes everything in game sound muddy). By comparison, the Astro A40 + MixAmp distorted at low volumes, had no presence, and 16" naval guns sounded like those paper 4th of July snappers you throw at the ground, or a drum stick against a galvanized trash can lid, and that is being generous. (I know I said it, but I'm still trying to figure out why that pile of awfulness gets nearly 5 stars?? It is shockingly bad for a $250 headset!).

    Audio on the Kraken Ultimate is genuinely great, customization & personalizing options for the sound settings and EQ tweaking is abundant, it has double the EQ band adjustments over it’s far more expensive A40 brethren (10 vs 5 bands) and more MIC adjustments to dial in how your voice sounds. The MIC is also clear and easy to understand and mutes easily with a press on the MIC itself, with a red light on the MIC to let you know it is muted. It is also comfortable on the head with no pressure points and has larger ear cups than any Razer headset I have previously owned, so no pressure on the ears at all. This headset seriously competes with rivals far senior in price ($243 Arctis Pro + GameDAC), and annihilates the $250 Astro A40 + MixAmp in every category.

    My one and only quibble with the Kraken Ultimate headset, is that the cord is about 3 feet shorter than the others (approx 6’ vs 9’), necessitating plugging it into a front port on your PC tower vs the rear port that I had the others plugged into, and a re-route of the cord as a result. If Razer would add 3 foot of cord to this thing, it would be a 5 star headset all day long without even blinking. Even with the short cord issue, I still give the Kraken Ultimate a solid 4 and totally recommend this headset. Just make sure your front ports are working & reliable before buying.

    Mar 26, 2021 10:40
  • 9.2score
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha Pro Wired Stereo Gaming Headset, for PC, PS4, Xbox One - Blackout - Black
    Description

    Get solid comfort in a radiant package with this HyperX Cloud Alpha Blackout pro gaming headset. Enhance your gaming experience with cleaner, smoother sound. The HyperX Cloud Alpha’s dual-chamber driver system separates the bass from the mids and highs, allowing them to be tuned individually for reduced distortion. Keep yourself in the zone and climb the ranks with signature HyperX comfort, perfect for prolonged gaming sessions. Get crystal-clear communication with your team and take your game to the next level with the Cloud Alpha audio advantage. Compatible with for PC, PS4/5, Xbox Series.

    6 Features
  • Over-ear design with memory foam: Provide ultimate comfort for prolonged gaming.
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions with durable aluminum frame.
  • Multi-platform compatibility: Headset designed to work on PC, PS4 Pro™, Xbox One S™, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms with a 3.5mm port.
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: Easy to plug in for gaming use or unplug for music-only purposes.
  • In-line audio controls: For easy volume adjustment and mic muting.
  • Warranty: 2 year limited lifetime warranty
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by GamingGeezer, 8 out of 10
    Works with hearing aids

    I spent considerable time researching reasonably-priced headphones with a boom mike that would provide a bit of sound isolation and wouldn't require me to remove my behind-the-ear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer, my approach was to let the aids take care of compensating for my high-frequency hearing loss, which meant that they had to stay in. Otherwise, I'd have to get an equalizer and create a similar frequency amplification profile, which seemed needlessly complicated.

    I first tried SteelSeries Arctis 1's, which were a disaster. Too much bass and too little space between the speakers and the hearing aids, which sang like canaries. The HyperX Cloud Alpha was much better - flat frequency response and enough room around the hearing aids that they didn't break into oscillation. I occasionally find it necessary to reduce the hearing aid volume one stop, but never more than that and I still hear the treble range very well. I can't comment on distortion because I'm sure that the hearing aids contribute far more than any headphones would. If you wear hearing aids and don't mind looking a bit like an air traffic controller, I recommend the HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones.

    Mar 18, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Dillon, 10 out of 10
    Great headsetf for gamers!

    I bought this Hyper-X wired gaming headset because it has a replaceable charging wire. The problem with these wires is they tangle very easily and eventually break. This is a great headset and when the wire does tangle a new replacement wire can be purchased very inexpensively. That is so much better than replacing the great headset at least twice per year.

    May 08, 2020 18:25
  • Review by Swtpofpa, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X headset

    I personally really enjoy this headset, & I don’t regret buying them. It fits perfectly on my ears and are super comfortable! The only downside is that from time to time, the mic would cut out & others can’t hear me, I’m not exactly sure if I plugged them in wrong or not, but overall, then headset is amazing!

    Jan 01, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Ceecee, 10 out of 10
    Another world

    I bought it fir my grandson and his very happy the color the quality .

    May 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X

    Hyper X is the best gaming head sets on the market

    Jun 06, 2021 19:33
  • Review by DrRage77, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headset for Xbox Series X!

    I researched ALOT of different brands of headsets for my new Xbox Series X, and this one seemed to be extremely well rated, with expert review sites indicating it was the best sounding headset for the price...so when this was on sale, it was a no brainer to try this one out.

    Fit and Feel - First thing i have to say, is that the materials and construction feel really great. The detachable mic and detachable audio cables are thick, braided and feel sturdy . The earcups are EXTREMELY comfortable. I have a slightly bigger (wider) head, and these did not produce "pressure" om my head. They felt great right away, and after 4 hours of wearing them, i couldn't even feel they were on my head...that is comfort! The padding is great and the headband construction is aluminum with additional cushioning and it feels great.

    Sound - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Some people indicated that the sound on these is very low, almost at a whisper level when you plug it into the xbox controller and were disappointed, even when they turned up the in-game volume in COD all the way up. The Xbox Series X has a SEPARATE headphone volume control menu that needs to be turned UP! (See my pictures in this review) This is DIFFERENT from the General Audio settings in the regular Settings Menu. When you are in a game or even on the xbox home screen, if you press the round Xbox Home button (that pops up the xbox home quick screen), at the very bottom right of the menu is a sound icon...if you go to that, the audio menu pops up for headphones. Xbox has this at 50% by default, and if you turn it up, BOOM! These headphones are LOUD, and then you can use the inline audio wheel to lower it or adjust to your desire, or use in-game sound menu controls after that. It is something that can EASILY be missed, and apparently has been, by all of the reviews i read about these being really quiet on Xbox and people returned them....when I first plugged these in, the sound was low and i was disheartened because i through the reviews were correct about these being quiet on the xbox, but then i found the separate headphone menu and WOW. I feel sorry for people that didn't realize the Xbox has a separate headphone sound menu because they missed out on fantastic headphones! The microphone sounds great also, because my buddies all said they could hear me loud and clear the entire time. Again, use the headphones menu to turn up the volume for the microphone as well if it seems low, and then use specific in-game menus for tweaks and you are all set!

    The sound coming through these is fantastic on the Xbox Series X. I used these for COD Black Ops and you can hear bullets whizzing past your head, and footsteps of other players getting louder or fainter as they run near you, and you can hear the direction they are coming from! I enabled the Windows Sonic on the Xbox Series X for the headphones and it produces a really good surround sound. I will test this setting for about a month before i switch to the Dolby Atmos setting, since I want to make sure I let my ears and senses get used to the surround sound, and then i'll be able to compare if Atmos is that much better on these headphones or if Windows Sonic will suffice, since it's free and you have to pay for a one-time license for Dolby Atmos to activate it on Xbox.

    I am EXTREMELY happy with these headphones, granted i've only used them for one day so far. But the sound, clarity and comfort are all top notch on these and they didn't break the bank. If you can get these on sale, you can't find a better bang for the buck!

    Jan 07, 2021 11:51
  • Review by SDIMoneymaker, 4 out of 10
    A major problem for them to 100% work

    First off, these headphones are really great. The sound is beyond excellent. However. I bought these for my Switch as it is advertised for it. When you plug them in directly, sound and mic work fine. But, if you use the extension that comes with it, the mic will not work. The reason is the extension only has 2 rings on it and 3 rings are needed for the mic to work. I will gladly change this to 5 stars if Best Buy or Hyperx will refund me 10 bucks for my Amazon bill and hassle. Ball is in your court. I would highly reccomend these if they could fix this problem.

    Mar 03, 2020 21:56
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Wire bad

    Wire intimating sound go on and off. I put into head set sound goes on and off.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:10
  • 9.2score
    Insignia™ - Dual Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 5 - Black/White
    Description

    Stay charged and organized with the Insignia Dual Controller Charging Station for PlayStation 5 DualSense controllers. Quickly charge your official DualSense controllers with this easy drop-in design. The heavy base with rubber feet stays in place while it quickly charges up to two controllers.

    4 Features
  • Fast PlayStation 5 Controller Charging: Quickly charges two PS5 DualSense controllers.
  • Designed to complement the PlayStation 5 Console: Black and white two tone-design with two amber and blue charging LED indicators
  • Drop-in Design: Simply drop the controllers in and they automatically start charging.
  • Peace of Mind: With built-in over charging and short circuit protection you can be assured that your controllers are safe.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by CWebster, 10 out of 10
    Works flawlessly. Just as good as Sony brand

    Works flawlessly. It's easy to drop the controllers in this cradle and charge them. I've been using it for weeks with no issues and charges quickly thanks to USB-C.

    The charge indicator lights on the front are very useful. You can tell when it's docked/charging/full at a glance.

    Make sure youbhave a USB-C charging brick or the port on the front of your PS5 is available for this

    Definitely save the money and buy this one

    Nov 05, 2021 13:05
  • Review by WatchdogsUK, 10 out of 10
    Ps5 dual charger

    Very good product Works great ,awesome buy at a great price

    Jun 25, 2021 18:56
  • Review by ColsCharles, 10 out of 10
    Solid PS5 Controller Charger

    This charger by Insignia is a solid PS5 controller charger. The controllers are held firmly in place when mounted. It does take a little effort to get the controllers in the proper orientation to slide onto the charging prongs though. I am very happy with it so far.

    Jun 18, 2021 17:04
  • Review by SHendrix, 10 out of 10
    Nice charger

    Works good. It took me a second to realize how the controllers were supposed to sit in the unit. The glow isn't bright as most chargers, and this is a good thing. No problems as of yet, just plug and play.

    Jun 01, 2021 13:38
  • Review by Bala20082008, 10 out of 10
    Charge it Up :)

    Was in search of the OEM PS5 charger for a longtime, but this insignia came on the right time and served my purpose, bought it right away in a store near me.

    Jun 11, 2021 23:02
  • Review by Fran, 10 out of 10
    Good alternative

    Brought this because the charging station was out of stock for so long .... until i went on the PlayStation direct website today and it’s back in stock lol. Still going keep it as a back up.

    May 14, 2021 21:40
  • Review by Aaron, 10 out of 10
    It does what you think it does!

    This does a great job of charging up the controllers without needing to potentially damage the USB C port.

    I destroyed a DualShock 4 this way and relied on one of these chargers a few years ago. I’ll always use this to charge my controllers going forward.

    I’d recommend plugging it into an independent power source, rather than the PS5. I’ve noticed that it will sometimes not charge the controller in power saving mode for some reason.

    Aug 28, 2021 04:59
  • Review by DWAI24, 10 out of 10
    Awesome unexpected product

    I needed a PS5 charging stand so I went to Best Buy for one however I was planning to buy the Playstation one originally. It was sold out and this was in stock so I purchased it and to my surprise it's an awesome product! It definitely is cheaper than the Playstation one so that's a plus and it works just as good. I love how this product displays two lights which indicate the charge percentage for both controllers.

    Aug 27, 2021 17:45
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Barracuda X Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, and Android - Black
    Description

    The Barracuda X is a slim, lightweight headset designed for maximum versatility. It is a 4-in-1 wireless headset, with a USB-C dongle that allows wireless connection to PC, PlayStation, Switch and Android. Incredibly comfortable with swivelling earcups, plush memory foam ear cushions and weighing just under 250g, the Barracuda X is a gamer’s ideal multi-purpose headset for gaming both indoors and on the go.

    6 Features
  • Wireless USB-C Multi-Platform Connectivity for PC, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and Android Device: With a high-speed 2.4GHz connection, enjoy seamless audio whether you’re gaming at home or out with your phone, easily jumping between devices thanks to a versatile USB-C dongle with USB-A extender.
  • 250g Ergonomic Design for All-day Comfort Both Indoors and Out: Built for gaming marathons yet portable enough for daily commutes, its lightweight build is complemented by breathable memory foam ear cushions and swiveling earcups for a snug, comfortable fit.
  • Razer™ TriForce 40mm Drivers for High-end Audio Performance: Our patented 3-part driver design pushes out exceptional highs, mids and lows that doesn’t muddy, providing deeper gaming immersion and a more dynamic listening experience for music and videos.
  • Detachable Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic for Crystal-clear Voice Capture When Needed: While the mic is tuned to suppress background noise for enhanced voice capture during gaming, it can also be easily removed to make the headset more travel-friendly for mobile use.
  • On-Headset Controls for Greater Convenience: Enjoy effortless control over your music, videos, and call with easily accessible buttons located underneath the Razer Barracuda X’s earcups.
  • 20 Hours Battery Life with USB-C Charging for All-day Use: With enough juice to power you through a full day of gaming and commuting, the Razer Barracuda X is designed with an endurance that matches its versatility.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    Surprisingly (!!!) outstanding multi-role headset

    BOTTOM LINE UP FRONT:

    I can't say as I've ever been a big Razer fanboy when it came to their headsets. I have tried and passed on various wired/wireless iterations of the Kraken, Nari, and Blackshark for a variety of comfort, sound, and sometimes even software support issues. BUT, the Barracuda X came out of nowhere to totally blow my expectations out of the water and turn in some remarkably fine gaming AND multimedia performance for both the PC and Switch, all while overcoming some of the comfort issues that dogged a few of their previous outings. And all of this was on tap without needing Razer's sometimes bloated and resource-heavy Synapse client! Frankly, I was skeptical that the Barracuda X would be a keeper after a recent disappointment with the Blackshark V2 X, but Razer appears to have put its best foot forward with this headset and the results were simply outstanding. DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED if you're hunting in the crowded $100 headset market for something comfortable, versatile, and sporting a powerful, engaging, but definitely not bloated, sound signature.

    A MORE IN-DEPTH LOOK:

    Starting with style, build quality and comfort, Razer has eschewed their normal, over-the-top gamer aesthetic and loud RGB bling for something that looks more like a middle-of-the-road consumer headset with styling cues very similar to the Sony WH-1000XM4. In fact, if it weren't for the subtle Razer logos etched in the earcups, you'd be hard-pressed to identify the Barracuda X as a Razer gaming headset at all--definitely a plus if you want these to fit into a workplace or other subdued public setting. The mostly plastic construction keeps the weight down (just 250 grams), yet the construction feels solid with nary a creak to be heard. The underside of the headband is generously padded with a very long strip of faux leather that runs virtually the entire length of the headband assembly. Thankfully, the headband itself features a fairly natural curvature that dramatically reduces topside hotspots (at least for someone with a reasonably adult-sized head) by spreading the points of contact along a much wider section of your skull. The internal headband support is metal but still slightly flexible--this allows the headband to retain its primary shape yet still respond to gentle pressure so you can personalize fit and curvature even further--there's even a quick passage in the manual about making these slight adjustments to the headband to improve longevity.

    The earpads feature pillow-soft memory foam under a breathable mesh covering. While this does decrease passive noise isolation a bit, it makes them VERY comfortable against the skin, and keeps your ears from overheating during longer gaming sessions. Although billed as over-the-ear cans, the earpad openings on the Barracuda X are actually pretty small, falling somewhere between the wider stadium-shaped openings of the Arctis 7/Wireless Pro and the narrower ovals of the Audeze Mobius. In practice, this meant that a good deal of the earpads were pressing in on the lobes/outer anatomy of my ear. However, the soft earpad material, coupled with the design/construction of the headband, meant that on-ear contact and inward clamping forces were actually VERY comfortable. Unlike the unyielding construction and high clamping force of the Blackshark V2 X (which resulted in so much discomfort I had to remove the headset every 20-30 minutes), I was EASILY wearing the Barracuda X for 2-3 hour gaming sessions at a single go without ever needing to touch or readjust the headset even once.

    Moving on to function and controls, the Barracuda X puts all the controls and ports on the left earcup. Although the control possibilities themselves are minimal, this also means you're never really fumbling around from one earcup to the other trying to find volume, mute, or the power button. The volume wheel is nestled between the power and mic mute buttons...all are spaced far enough apart to allow easy access and manipulation without undue risk of adjusting one control while reaching for another. Although they are the same shape, the mic mute button features a longer push-button action than the power/multi-function button; however, there are no accompanying tones or LED status lights to indicate when the mic is muted. Nevertheless, the mic-on position (raised) feels different enough from the mute position (flush against the earcup) that I doubt anyone would mistake one position for the other--note that there is no mixing control dial for mic & playback volume levels. The main power button produces a set of rising & falling tones when the headset powers up or down--there are no spoken voice status indicators here. Beyond that, a single, double or triple press of the power button provides functions for play/pause & call accept/end, skip track and previous track--these functions worked perfectly from the headset when I was streaming Amazon music from my PC.

    The Barracuda X works wirelessly with a small, paddle-shaped USB-C dongle; Windows reported output formal support up to 16-bit/48khz. The male USB-C connector on the dongle was long enough that it still seated securely in my daughter's Nintendo Switch, even through a full-body bumper case; the dongle does not appear to be large enough to intrude during handheld use. The Switch recognized the dongle immediately and playback began instantly without any setup or menu adjustments--very nice! You are also provided a USB-A to female USB-C cable that gives you a connection point in case you don't have an open USB-C port. Wireless range was about 25-30 ft around a corner before I noticed the first bit of signal degradation; range was even better (~50 ft) while I maintained direct line of sight to my PC. The headset can also operate in passive/analog mode using the provided 3.5mm combination (stereo and microphone) cable. Note that Razer did not include an audio/mic breakout cable, so you'll need to provide one of your own if your PC, laptop, or other device has separate analog jacks for audio output and mic input. The headset will not function as an external sound card without the dongle--the additional USB-A to USB-C cable is for charging only. The removable microphone (thank you!) features a foam windscreen and an idiot-proof, one-way insertion design into the earcup. The boom is long enough to position the mic well inside the outer edge of your mouth, and it nicely stays in place once bent into position (that has not always been my experience with other boom-style mics!). It would have been nice if Razer had included a small bag or case with the headset (though the earcups do swivel flat for low-profile stowage), and the analog cable is only about 53" tip-to-tip so you can't game in wired mode very comfortably if your PC is situated quite far from your seat. But aside from those observations, the Barracuda X comes very nicely appointed.

    Finally, let's talk about performance. I didn't find mic recording quality or levels to be problematic at all; my teammates online had no trouble hearing me in the heat of battle, and my voice was devoid of any extreme distortion or tinny/metallic tones that I've experienced with lesser quality mics (YMMV depending on your setup/software support). As indicated up front, this headset does NOT require Synapse, but Razer's simulated 7.1 audio application is a separate (though mercifully small) client/download. Once you register your headset, you'll get a code to activate the program; but frankly, it doesn't seem all that necessary, at least on a Windows machine. The Razer 7.1 virtual surround solution isn't integrated with the OS like Windows Sonic or Dolby/DTS--you have to select a virtual 7.1 device (from the 'Sounds' settings page, or from the system tray) and then turn on 7.1 surround processing using the separate Razer 7.1 app (and then leave it running). The effect does add some depth/reverb, but it sounds pretty close (if not slightly inferior) to Windows Sonic IMO--Dolby & DTS are far more immersive and provide much greater realism in terms of a wide soundstage and convincing sound-source panning/localization. Once installed, you may upgrade to THX's Spatial Audio app (and are given a 50%-off code as incentive), but the number of supported games is currently somewhat limited so I eventually uninstalled Razer's 7.1 client in favor of the Dolby and DTS virtual surround processing solutions.

    Yeah, great...but how did the Barracuda X actually SOUND? In a word--fantastic (especially at this price point)! Overall, I found these cans to be very pleasant and non-fatiguing with just a bit of "gamer-appropriate" bloom in the low end. Transient response felt very accurate--instruments & notes on busier tracks didn't seem to be distorting or smearing into each other. Highs and mids seemed quite articulate with female vocals & acoustic instruments sounding clear and clean without getting harsh or sibilant at very high frequencies. Compared to the Acrtis Pro Wireless and Audeze Mobius headsets, the Barracuda X did feel just a hair less "airy" or "breathy"--it was only a subtle difference in detail retrieval, but still noticeable, especially during some quick A/B comparisons on a repeating loop. However, those headsets also cost 3x-4x more, so the fact that the Barracuda X turned in such a strong performance in comparison is more than admirable. In the low end, however, the Barracuda X definitely kicked things up a notch--mid-bass and deep bass (like bass guitars or kick drums) had some extra oomph and almost palpable heft over both of those higher-end gaming headsets. Fortunately, however, all that extra warmth and low-end body never sounded muddy or overblown, nor did it wear me down over time. If you favor a warmer/bass-tilting sound signature, I'm very happy to report that the Barracuda X felt like it delivered without overpowering everything else in the mix. Well done, Razer--this one is a keeper!

    Aug 06, 2021 16:26
  • Review by TheDuke, 8 out of 10
    LOVE the Headset - HATE the Dongle

    While suspiciously similar to the (older and cheaper) Steelseries Arctic 1, Razer’s Barracuda X is a great headset - so long as you are not bothered by the dongle (which is required for the wireless functionality).

    The headset is affordable, lightweight, produces balanced sound, is comfortable to wear (even with glasses), very simple to control, has great battery life, a stellar microphone, and is compatible with nearly every device (except for iPhones) - But, I absolutely hate being tied to the dongle. Apparently the Hyperspeed Wireless technology has virtually no latency - which makes it technically better for gaming compared to Bluetooth. Bluetooth, however, is universally compatible with nearly every product that produces audio and it doesn’t require a dongle.

    The dongle plugs into a USB-C port, but it is so wide that it blocks the other inputs on a laptop (see attached picture). To solve this issue, Razer has included a USB-A to USB-C extension cable. The added cable does ensure that the dongle doesn’t block other ports, but makes the dongle bulky. I would honestly rather have a Bluetooth connection as it would GREATLY improve the convenience of the Barracuda X.

    ...Bluetooth headsets are able to connect to multiple devices - which means that while you are gaming, you can also connect to your phone and listen to music, or accept phone calls. With the Barracuda X, you only have a single audio connection - which is really too bad. The headset design is low profile enough that it can actually pass as a pair of stereo headphones - instead of being the average bulky gaming headset that makes the wearer look like an air traffic controller. If the dongle was not required for wireless use, the Barracuda X could be the only headphones I need for home and for travel.

    For a headset that is only used primarily in one location, or with one device - I do absolutely recommend the Barracuda X. But, if you want a single headset for multi-use that will travel with you - I believe that a Bluetooth headset is a better option.

    - CONS:

    - Requires a dongle for wireless functionality

    - No Active Noise Cancelation

    - Ear cups are rather small

    - Ear cups are shallow so ears press against the inside fabric

    - No cooling gel used in the padding

    - Ear cup padding is not replaceable

    - No official iPhone support

    - No built in audio controls other than Play/Pause

    - No Bluetooth functionality

    - Cannot connect to multiple devices at once

    - No battery meter / indicator

    - 3.5 mm cord has no microphone or controls built in

    Aug 17, 2021 16:13
  • Review by DaveW, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight with wide range of compatibilty

    I have had the pleasure of owning and using a large variety of gaming headsets – the Razer Barracuda X makes my 9th I believe. However, these are only my second pair of wireless headsets. My first wireless headphones are my Plantronics Rig 800HD, which I have been using as my daily drivers for 3 years now. I have come to appreciate the mobility of wireless headphones in the last year and a half while being WFH and virtual learning for my two younger kids. Something about being able to maintain a chat on my basement computer while making sandwiches upstairs for my kids is really convenient. Usually this extra freedom comes with some tradeoffs – added weight, reduced features compared to wired sets of similar price, and compatibility. I’ve have found this isn't necessarily the case for the Barracuda’s.

    Build Quality/Design

    The Barracuda X has a pretty standard closed back design with a detachable mic boom and a few on-body controls. The headset uses a traditional headband with leatherette wrapped foam padding (about 3/8-1/2” thick). The earcups are wrapped in a breathable nylon mesh. Each earcup is able to rotate – they rotate inwards slightly to better fit different head shapes and can lay flat when rotating outwards (keeps the mic from hitting the other earcup when rotating like this). The headset itself is fairly lightweight (250g) – maybe a touch lighter than my Rigs. The plastic doesn’t feel cheap and the fit and finish is good – no sharp points, or unfinished edges. One thing I always look out for is if the headphones creak when you put them on, but the Barracuda’s don’t show any hint of that. The earcups are mated to the headband with a metal strap that adjusts for different head sizes – pretty standard.

    The left earcup holds all of the controls/ports – power, mute, volume wheel, mic port, USB C charging port, and 3.5mm port. The mic port is also a 3.5mm but it has a different opening – circle with a flat on one side that acts as a guide for the mic. Included in the box are all of the connection cables. The charge cable (USB A to USB C), 5ft long 3.5mm (male-male) audio cable, extension cable (USB A male to USB C female), and the USB C wireless adapter. Each of the cords comes with an attached rubber cable wrap to bundle the cord up. Each cord appears to be well made, but are just jacketed in a textured rubber – no braid or anything like that. The 3.5mm cable utilizes TRRS connectors on both ends – the headphone side is a straight connector, and the device side is a 90° connector. If this cable ever gets damaged or lost you could replace it with an off the shelf cable without any problem. The box also includes a pretty nice setup/user guide which is somewhat rare these days.

    The volume control is a scroll wheel with stops (it doesn’t spin infinitely in either direction). This control only affects the headset and doesn’t adjust the sound output of the device. I’m used to wireless headphones/earbuds controlling the overall system volume, not just the headphones volume. The power button has multiple functions. If connected to a phone or PC you can use the power button to play/pause a song (single press), answer an incoming call or hang up (single press), skip track (double press), previous track (triple press). These button presses are very responsive and easy to execute which is nice for a change. Turning on the headset requires pressing and holding the power button for a few seconds, and once on a tone plays through the speakers. Powering off is the same method, but a different tone plays. The headset auto shuts off after some period of time if nothing is playing or using the headset (maybe 20 min).

    Comfort

    The design of the Barracuda X lends itself to long term comfort. The lightweight design and soft padded earcups keep them comfortable for long sessions. The earcups breathability kept my ears from feeling hot/sweaty. The headband is wide enough to spread out the load and keeps it from producing a pressure band across the top of my head. Overall the Barracuda’s could comfortably be worn for hours at a time without feeling any fatigue or discomfort.

    Compatibility

    One of the big selling points of the Barracuda is its broad compatibility. Using the USB C dongle its compatible with Android phones, the Switch, PS4/5 (with included USB extension adapter cable), and PC (extension cable might be needed unless a USB C port is available). Using the 3.5mm cable the headphones expand their compatibility to Xbox and any other devices that carry a 3.5mm jack. The only area the Barracuda X doesn’t cover is Bluetooth connectivity.

    Sound

    The Barracuda X’s come with a single, preloaded EQ. There is no adjustability on this front outside of controlling the EQ’s on the source device.

    Moving on from that the headphones employ Razer’s 40mm Triforce drivers. 40mm is a fairly standard driver size in most of today’s headphones and usually translates to small, but punchy bass, good mids, and highs. Playing music or games that employ a lot of low/rumbly bass the drivers are a little lacking, which I have found is the norm unless you go to 50mm drivers. This is more or less what I found while using the Barracuda’s for music and games. Playing FNF the headphones kept up well with the music/beat and remained crisp. I played a lot of Halo and Wreckfest on PC, and those games sounded great. Footsteps were as sharp and easy to hear as the gunfire and grenade bangs. Even though the earcups aren’t perfect at noise isolation due to their material, they still blocked enough of the outside world to allow the finer details to come through (footsteps and movement sounds). Wreckfest played well with the abilities of the headset – engine noise, crashes, squealing tires were all replicated well.

    For music reproduction the Barracuda’s worked great. Again, they are a limited by how deep/rumbly they can get but that only plays into some genre’s of music that I listen to. For the most part the music sounds great. Rock/pop both play well, and are on par with most of my headphones.

    The edge the Barracuda’s have is they are light and comfortable enough to handle listening to music or playing games for long periods without needing to take a break.

    Mic

    The mic the Barracuda uses is on a detachable flexible boom with a somewhat large foam windscreen. The mic itself is setup to filter out as much background noise as possible while keeping your voice clear. I have a tower fan blowing right by me that the mic filtered out, and it even filtered out the sound of my semi-clacky keyboard. However, all of this filtering seems to come at the cost of me sounding quieter. On PC I can adjust my mic volume to boost my voice, but on my phone I don’t have that luxury. It’s not that I sound muted or anything, but when comparing to my other headsets I come across the quietest with the Barracuda’s.

    The one thing that bums me out is the lack of side tone/mic monitoring. This is just a crucial feature to me nowadays. I have become accustom to it on my other headsets, and the ones that don’t have it don’t isolate my ears as well as the Barracuda’s. It’s almost like if you are going to do a good job of providing noise isolation, then you need to have a provision for sidetone. This should be absolutely doable with a wireless headset.

    Other Thoughts

    I wish the Barracuda’s came with a bag or case. There are so many cords, the dongle, and the mic that I can see something important getting easily lost. Thankfully I had a spare headset pouch I wasn’t using that these can now reside in.

    I want to have a better battery indicator. With my Rig’s I can bump the power button really quick and it will tell me (via audio through the speakers) if my battery is high/med/low. With the Barracuda’s you only get informed when you are at <30% by the little status light on the back of the left earcup turning red. You are again alerted at <10% when the light starts to blink red. Both of these indications require you to remove the headset to check the little light. Just seems this could be handled better.

    The volume wheel is precariously placed. I find myself accidentally scrolling it with my thumb just by taking the headset off or putting it back on. Either the wheel needs to be a little more resistive to accidental scrolls, or it needs to be relocated.

    Conclusion

    Overall, the Barracuda X’s provide a great value proposition for anyone looking for a solid headset platform with more compatibility than you normally get in a wireless setup. The headset is lightweight and comfortable, and they provide fairly good sound reproduction as well. The mic does a great job of filtering out background noise, so even in a noisy environment your voice will still be heard. I wish it had a couple of features (carry pouch, side tone), but none of them are dealbreakers.

    Aug 08, 2021 01:49
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    Super versatile gaming fun!

    Razer Barracuda X I found in my time of use very solid PC headphones I would easily recommend but there is so much more that makes the price way more compelling. With these headphones, there is a USB-C Dongle that you can use with a variety of consoles as well. This making headphones with the Nintendo Switch / Android / and a Playstation 5 as easy as plugging it in. I like what they have done with these new Barracuda X: the ease of use and its design to be as versatile as your gaming limits.

    They come with a wireless USB-C Dongle for PC, Switch, and Android. For Playstation (and PCs without a USB-C) Don't worry, because you can still use these headphones with the provided USB-C to USB-A cord. There is an AUX cord for older devices with a headphone jack so your hardware is never left behind. Razer has taken care of every angle when it comes to your gaming needs for private listening. You have a detachable mic that is very clear with voice chatting, people were able to hear me clearly in matches of Overwatch.

    For PS5 users, it's a great option to have for 3rd party headphones, They seem to be on par with the PULSE 3D Wireless Headset from Sony. The sound and Bass aren't strong but it's clear with a wide range of sound to hear footsteps and gunshots in the game you are playing. but I found these headphones way more comfortable than PULSE 3D, Barracuda X is lightweight and feels so good on the head. Cushions are nice and padded with the earcup feeling plush. Big thumbs up in that department to razer; even with the on-headset controls all of the buttons feel naturally placed in position from the volume rocker to the placement of the mute button. I can't tell you the countless times game manufacturers get this wrong. USB-C charges the headphones pretty rapidly.

    For Switch Users, This is probably one of the best headphones to get. The USB-C dongle doesn't protrude out that far from the bottom part of the switch. As far as sound well it is as good as the Switch allows it to be. These are just a nice wireless option to have.

    I mainly used these headphones on a Switch and a PC (Asus ROG M16) with Dolby Atmos activated and it was an amazing experience. I just think they are really great headphones in this price range. They sound good and they don't break the bank at all. They also look great and aren't too flashy with RGB or a wild light show. Design-wise they don't stand out much but they look nice with Razer branding on the headband glossy black.

    After coming off using the Barracuda X, it's a headset that is or could be the only ideal multi-purpose headphones you'll need. They sound good, look fantastic, are lightweight, wireless, and work with many gaming devices. The bass is a little lacking but the headphones are overall just great if you are a gamer especially if you are using a Nintendo Switch. Razer made a good product and if you want great headphones that are affordable, these are a good model to start with.

    Aug 02, 2021 20:07
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Decent sounds, very comfortable

    I am always in need for gaming headsets due to the variety of platforms I can use it on. Living in a world of virtual meetings and online classes, it’s essential to have good sounds, microphone, and a sense of comfort for these long meetings. The Razer Barracuda is a nice entry for all of my needs, as I need cross platform: gaming, zoom, and entertainment.

    I really enjoy the simplicity of these headsets. It is literally a “plug-in-play” device. Included is the usb-c receiver that you plug into your device. The headset will automatically pair up. This is so someone. Yes, you do lose a usb-c port and that is a struggle for devices that only have 1 or 2 ports. I used this for my Surface Pro 7 and Pixel Slate that has limited ports. My gaming computer does offer more connection so that is not a problem.

    The sounds are decent. Bass is full and deep while the mids are clear. The over the ear cushion is a nice feel for my ears along with the cushioned headband. Microphone can be detached, which is nice for those moments you need to transport it in a bag. Included are a couple of usb cords for charging and plug-in for computers without a usb-c port, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack which is good for my XBox controller.

    Overall, a nice sounding headset with great sounds and comfortable feel to it.

    Aug 06, 2021 17:53
  • Review by iMyx, 2 out of 10
    Terrible build quality

    Great sound. great functionality

    very comfortable. TERRIBLE BUILD QUALITY! Less than a month of use and they break while in my bag. Razer needs to make their products more durable.

    Nov 01, 2021 11:20
  • Review by BillFromKC, 10 out of 10
    Solid headset for gamers on multiple platforms

    I received this product in exchange for my fair and unbiased review.

    The Razer Barracuda X wireless gaming headset is a solid choice for those who game on multiple platforms. While it lacks Bluetooth connectivity, the USB-C wireless dongle makes connection to modern platforms like Android phones, the Nintendo Switch, the iPad Pro, and computers with USB connectivity. An included USB-A to USB-C adapter cable makes connecting to a console or an older computer without USB-C easy. Charging the headset itself is also easy thanks to its USB-C connector. There's also an analog feature with included cable with this headset, which is handy if you have older devices or you want to use these with an iPhone (make sure you have a Lightning to headphone adapter).

    Audio quality is pretty great overall - I didn't notice a difference between lossless streaming on Apple Music with these using a wired or wireless connection on my Mac. The microphone is clear and doesn't pick up on too much background noise. Bass is clear, highs are clear, and voices don't get muddy as you turn up the volume.

    They're also surprisingly comfortable for longer gaming sessions. I kept at it with my Switch for a few hours and while I did realize I had them on, they stayed cool and comfortable.

    Even the price for these are good. I was expecting the "Razer Tax", and these don't have that.

    The biggest and only drawback I have with these is the lack of Bluetooth; I'd like to connect them to my iPhone without the cable, even with audio quality loss. If there's any other drawback for anyone, it's the lack of RGB lighting on them. While this doesn't bother me at all (I find RGB distracting), I realize some people want RGB.

    All in all, Razer did well with the Barracuda X headset.

    Aug 02, 2021 17:20
  • Review by ezra, 8 out of 10
    All-in-one gaming headset but...

    The best part about this headset is its universal use. I can use it on my switch, ps4, and 3ds. The only downside is the build. The headset is very plasticky and im scared every time i use it that if i make one bad move, itll eventually break. Luckily, im a careful person. To be specific with the part that im scared will break, its the ear muffs. It rotates inside 90 degrees and the thing that keeps it together and connects it to the headphones are plastic. The only durable product along this set are the rest of the stuff that comes with it. The wire has a really good quality to it. Ig most of the $100 were spent making those durable.

    Nov 21, 2021 20:05
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 - Black
    Description

    Play PC games with your Xbox Wireless Controller.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Darius006, 10 out of 10
    Gets the job done

    I figured out that this version of the xbox adapter worked for me. Very space efficient. Might bug here and there occasionally but it gets the job done. I have this adapter working for my Turtle Beach wireless headphones on my self built PC.

    Jul 10, 2021 12:43
  • Review by jddunkley, 10 out of 10
    Works great just like the original

    As you can see from my pictures, they did a fantastic job slimming this thing down. Plenty of room for the next USB port on my laptop, which wasn't the case on the original wireless adapter. Works for all my Xbox One controllers, guitars included.

    Jun 02, 2020 16:19
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Very Useful Peripheral

    I originally purchased this to allow my PC to wirelessly connect an Xbox controller to it. So far, this has been working wonderfully for me when playing an older game such as Psychonaughts on PC.

    Jul 23, 2021 17:01
  • Review by BigTimbo, 10 out of 10
    Bluetooth adapter

    Got this Bluetooth adapter for my computer to use Xbox One controller in certain games. Works perfect.

    Apr 24, 2020 16:11
  • Review by HackeMate305, 10 out of 10
    Plug and play... Literally

    I plugged in, windows recognized the device and installed within 10 seconds. I turned on my controller and it synced right away. I turned on my wireless gaming headset (designed for xbox) and it too synced right away. Loaded a game and was able to use my wireless controller and wireless headset simultaneously without any issues.

    Dec 20, 2019 18:05
  • Review by Lilderk819, 10 out of 10
    Great pc gamers that want to use a controller

    I switched over from Xbox to pc but I still like to use an Xbox controller every now and then and this product lets me do that without spending a lot of money

    May 01, 2020 15:24
  • Review by shrike1978, 10 out of 10
    Far superior to Bluetooth

    I had been using an Xbox One controller with my PC through Bluetooth, but had some issues. The biggest issue was that in certain games, the controller would randomly unpair during gameplay, and continue with whatever the last inputs were. I got this is hopes that using the native wireless connection would fix the issues I was having, and it has. No more random unpairing. The only regret is not getting it at the same time as the controller. The added cost of buying it separately kills the value a little. Do yourself a favor and just buy the combo pack when you buy the controller. It's cheaper, and it'll avoid Bluetooth issues.

    Aug 23, 2019 12:30
  • Review by CS01, 10 out of 10
    Fixed my connection issue!

    So i had to buy this after having Bluetooth connection issues on my Pc with the Xbox One X controller. This adapter fixed my issues with ease just plug and play and no more issues.

    Sep 23, 2021 16:55
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 5 Wired DTS Headphone Gaming Headset for PC and PlayStation 5|4 - Black
    Description

    Specifically designed for the PC Gamer, Arctis 5 combines independent game and chat control, cutting-edge DTS surround sound, and dual zone RGB illumination to create the perfect audio solution for your battlestation.

    5 Features
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • Award-Winning Arctis Sound Quality: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • DTS Headphone:X v2.0: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: USB ChatMix Dial lets you balance the volume between your game and chat audio on the fly.
  • Prism RGB Illumination: Personalize to perfection with 16.8 milion colors to choose from. Create custom colorshifts and effects or link all your SteelSeries gear with Prism Sync.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Melvin, 10 out of 10
    Great

    So I came from turtle beach’s which was great I loved them for my Xbox not for my pc. These are great it has a control where you can pick if you want to hear the game or your chat more. It also has a led ring around each headset so that’s dope. A little on the heavy side if your use to smaller headset but over all it’s a go

    Feb 01, 2020 18:16
  • Review by MrDing, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries Arctis 5

    It was a very good headset. first time having it and I was so impress except for the program in changing sound quality.

    Aug 10, 2021 22:08
  • Review by Tyler, 4 out of 10
    Overpriced for the quality, Not durable as claimed

    I've been looking for a durable headset with good sound quality that I could use for my playstation. And let me tell you, the Steel Series Arctis 5 is NOT that headset. Very mediocre sound quality, not worthit for a $90 headset. It's still wired even though the packaging claims it's misleading "bluetooth" features. Selling a wired headset at anything over $60 is a joke in my opinion. Finally my biggest issue, the durability. What led me to buy this product in the first place. Most of my headsets in the past have mic or audio quality that deteriorates and the physical toughness of most gaming headsets, or lack there of has made me search for a TOUGH headset. The arctis 3 claims to be durable and seems so out of the packaging. But less than a month after my purchase, the left ear broke off. After investigating where it broke, I discovered the two ear cups are attached to the main headband with a piece of 3-4mm wide plastic. I have no idea how such poor engineering took place, but this "durable" headset has the strength of a #2 pencil.

    Jul 09, 2021 11:24
  • Review by Buck, 8 out of 10
    Good sound

    Sound is great, nice bass, and i wasnt really expecting it to light up and change color on the ear covers. The headband is also pretty comfortable and adjustable. However, the mic light can shine in your eyes, the light turns off when youre muted. So if you have a side conversation while streaming, its at least a good visual reminder that youre not muted.

    May 17, 2021 13:16
  • Review by ITguy, 10 out of 10
    The brand lives up to it reputation

    i have a Steelseries bluetooth controller. and just like the controller, this headsets quality. ease of use are top notch. very comfortable to wear. retractable mic when not using it. an on headset mute button that illuminates a red light just within peripheral so that you dont forget you are muted. but does not distract from gaming. it also has a game/voice chat audio mixer so that you can get just the right amount of video into the headset if you so choose.

    Aug 07, 2020 15:45
  • Review by DriveHardTech, 8 out of 10
    Gorgeous but a little heavy

    I love the design of Steel series and love the retractable mic. I even love the felt adjustment band, but I have a bit of a weight issue on the ears. Not a drastic issue but i think the felt adjustment just isn't holding the most of the weight.

    May 29, 2020 18:46
  • Review by Morty, 10 out of 10
    Gud Sound Ear Pillows

    Much yes.

    Pretty Lights

    Much Softness

    Sound Gud

    Mic can slide in and out of headset (giggity)

    RGB and equalizer are addressable in app.

    Works on Xbox and PS4 or anything with 3.5mm aux but only bad thing: RGB no-worky unless used on PC (which you plug headset into via USB)

    Knob can easily adjust volume of game or chat. Turn knob to chat to hear people better / turn knob to other side to shut-up everyone else and focus on game.

    Cons:

    Is not fireproof - don't roast marshmallows with it.

    RGB might or might not increase FPS - Probably not but you should still get every component and peripheral you possibly can get that has RGB!

    ( o_O) Would you buy this? I'd buy this...

    ~~ ( )~~

    __/ \_

    Jun 12, 2019 12:41
  • Review by Devan, 10 out of 10
    GREAT BANG FOR YOUR BUCK!

    When I first got these, I thought they seemed too quiet. After downloading the EQ software and making some adjustments, I found it super easy, and I’m super happy with the product. This is the BEST headset on the market for an affordable price. The only “bad” thing about these is that they don’t have as much bass as my old Razer Nari essentials. If I could give them 6/5 stars, I would.

    Mar 06, 2021 07:27
  • 9.2score
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch - Red/black
    Description

    Improve game audio with this HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset. The detachable noise cancellation microphone makes it easy to communicate with teammates, and the dual chambers reduce distortion and separate bass for crystal-clear sound. This HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro gaming headset has an adjustable aluminum headband to create a custom fit.

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  • Review by GamingGeezer, 8 out of 10
    Works with hearing aids

    I spent considerable time researching reasonably-priced headphones with a boom mike that would provide a bit of sound isolation and wouldn't require me to remove my behind-the-ear hearing aids. As a hearing aid wearer, my approach was to let the aids take care of compensating for my high-frequency hearing loss, which meant that they had to stay in. Otherwise, I'd have to get an equalizer and create a similar frequency amplification profile, which seemed needlessly complicated.

    I first tried SteelSeries Arctis 1's, which were a disaster. Too much bass and too little space between the speakers and the hearing aids, which sang like canaries. The HyperX Cloud Alpha was much better - flat frequency response and enough room around the hearing aids that they didn't break into oscillation. I occasionally find it necessary to reduce the hearing aid volume one stop, but never more than that and I still hear the treble range very well. I can't comment on distortion because I'm sure that the hearing aids contribute far more than any headphones would. If you wear hearing aids and don't mind looking a bit like an air traffic controller, I recommend the HyperX Cloud Alpha headphones.

    Mar 18, 2021 13:53
  • Review by Dillon, 10 out of 10
    Great headsetf for gamers!

    I bought this Hyper-X wired gaming headset because it has a replaceable charging wire. The problem with these wires is they tangle very easily and eventually break. This is a great headset and when the wire does tangle a new replacement wire can be purchased very inexpensively. That is so much better than replacing the great headset at least twice per year.

    May 08, 2020 18:25
  • Review by Swtpofpa, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X headset

    I personally really enjoy this headset, & I don’t regret buying them. It fits perfectly on my ears and are super comfortable! The only downside is that from time to time, the mic would cut out & others can’t hear me, I’m not exactly sure if I plugged them in wrong or not, but overall, then headset is amazing!

    Jan 01, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Ceecee, 10 out of 10
    Another world

    I bought it fir my grandson and his very happy the color the quality .

    May 28, 2021 20:01
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Hyper X

    Hyper X is the best gaming head sets on the market

    Jun 06, 2021 19:33
  • Review by DrRage77, 10 out of 10
    Awesome headset for Xbox Series X!

    I researched ALOT of different brands of headsets for my new Xbox Series X, and this one seemed to be extremely well rated, with expert review sites indicating it was the best sounding headset for the price...so when this was on sale, it was a no brainer to try this one out.

    Fit and Feel - First thing i have to say, is that the materials and construction feel really great. The detachable mic and detachable audio cables are thick, braided and feel sturdy . The earcups are EXTREMELY comfortable. I have a slightly bigger (wider) head, and these did not produce "pressure" om my head. They felt great right away, and after 4 hours of wearing them, i couldn't even feel they were on my head...that is comfort! The padding is great and the headband construction is aluminum with additional cushioning and it feels great.

    Sound - IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT! Some people indicated that the sound on these is very low, almost at a whisper level when you plug it into the xbox controller and were disappointed, even when they turned up the in-game volume in COD all the way up. The Xbox Series X has a SEPARATE headphone volume control menu that needs to be turned UP! (See my pictures in this review) This is DIFFERENT from the General Audio settings in the regular Settings Menu. When you are in a game or even on the xbox home screen, if you press the round Xbox Home button (that pops up the xbox home quick screen), at the very bottom right of the menu is a sound icon...if you go to that, the audio menu pops up for headphones. Xbox has this at 50% by default, and if you turn it up, BOOM! These headphones are LOUD, and then you can use the inline audio wheel to lower it or adjust to your desire, or use in-game sound menu controls after that. It is something that can EASILY be missed, and apparently has been, by all of the reviews i read about these being really quiet on Xbox and people returned them....when I first plugged these in, the sound was low and i was disheartened because i through the reviews were correct about these being quiet on the xbox, but then i found the separate headphone menu and WOW. I feel sorry for people that didn't realize the Xbox has a separate headphone sound menu because they missed out on fantastic headphones! The microphone sounds great also, because my buddies all said they could hear me loud and clear the entire time. Again, use the headphones menu to turn up the volume for the microphone as well if it seems low, and then use specific in-game menus for tweaks and you are all set!

    The sound coming through these is fantastic on the Xbox Series X. I used these for COD Black Ops and you can hear bullets whizzing past your head, and footsteps of other players getting louder or fainter as they run near you, and you can hear the direction they are coming from! I enabled the Windows Sonic on the Xbox Series X for the headphones and it produces a really good surround sound. I will test this setting for about a month before i switch to the Dolby Atmos setting, since I want to make sure I let my ears and senses get used to the surround sound, and then i'll be able to compare if Atmos is that much better on these headphones or if Windows Sonic will suffice, since it's free and you have to pay for a one-time license for Dolby Atmos to activate it on Xbox.

    I am EXTREMELY happy with these headphones, granted i've only used them for one day so far. But the sound, clarity and comfort are all top notch on these and they didn't break the bank. If you can get these on sale, you can't find a better bang for the buck!

    Jan 07, 2021 11:51
  • Review by SDIMoneymaker, 4 out of 10
    A major problem for them to 100% work

    First off, these headphones are really great. The sound is beyond excellent. However. I bought these for my Switch as it is advertised for it. When you plug them in directly, sound and mic work fine. But, if you use the extension that comes with it, the mic will not work. The reason is the extension only has 2 rings on it and 3 rings are needed for the mic to work. I will gladly change this to 5 stars if Best Buy or Hyperx will refund me 10 bucks for my Amazon bill and hassle. Ball is in your court. I would highly reccomend these if they could fix this problem.

    Mar 03, 2020 21:56
  • Review by James, 2 out of 10
    Wire bad

    Wire intimating sound go on and off. I put into head set sound goes on and off.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:10
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Base Station V2 Chroma USB Hub Headset Stand with USB 3.1 Hub and 7.1 Surround Sound powered by Chroma™ RGB - Black
    Description

    CONNECT AND CONTROL. Improve the functionality and flair of your gaming setup with the Razer Base Station V2 Chroma—a central device that lets you plug in all your gaming gear. Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB, this USB hub doubles up as a headset stand and has a newly added 3.5mm combo port that supports 7.1 surround sound.

    4 Features
  • USB hub with 7.1 surround sound: to connect more devices and headsets
  • Integrated headset stand with non-slip base: to keep your setup organized and stable
  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB: for customizable lighting and greater game immersion with access to 16.8 million colors and a suite of lighting effects
  • Dual USB 3.1 ports: Designed with two USB 3.1 SuperSpeed ports, providing a convenient outlet to plug in your peripherals or other devices
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by AngelaK215, 10 out of 10
    Best Headset Stand!

    I own a pair of the Razer Kraken Quartz headset and I absolutely love it! I always hung my headset over my lap until recently my lap broke and I no longer had a place to put my headset. Decided I was going to purchase a headset stand by Razer since I already own majority of their products. I like how it is pink and matches my headset and everything else pink that I own! I had a hard time deciding if I wanted the V1 or the V2, I came to the conclusion that I like the V2 better simply because it came with a 3.5mm headphone port and 2 USB 3.1 Superspeed ports so I can easily connect my phone or a usb drive without having to plug it directly into my PC. Overall, I think this is the best choice especially if you like pink (✿◠‿◠)

    Mar 01, 2021 15:21
  • Review by Nerdyjock, 10 out of 10
    Good stand

    In short, it works. It does what I want it to do, my headphones charge on it, it works perfectly. I only wish that Razer headphones were better quality so I could have a matching set.

    Sep 24, 2021 22:42
  • Review by Goatboy124, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    Great headset stand. I got it because of the rgb lights. Love the colors ans light up. It has a couple usb ports which is perfect for charging my wireless headset and small fan I have connected to it. Very sturdy and well built

    Sep 22, 2021 17:51
  • Review by Mtb25, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful Headset Stand

    It's a "extra" item in the end of the day but this complements my build and is a nice place to put my headset and charge it. It's not a necessary item so I only recommend if you can

    There is 2 usb and the headjack hole.

    Also the 7.1 sound is nice. Also we know that RGB lights increase your eyes fps by +20 LOL

    Apr 11, 2021 21:26
  • Review by Habu87, 8 out of 10
    Great accessory for PC

    I do own Razer headset (Nari model) in which I decided to get this base. After owning it for two months it is still holding up. The stand does come with two USB ports in which makes it easy to plug in my headset receiver and as well an open port for any other accessory.

    Pros (nutshell):

    - Comes with 2 USB ports to expand connectivity

    - RBG does tend to have options on pattern/color

    - Connects with one USB port to your PC without any additional power cable.

    However I did find that when I use the port to charge my heat set, the charging indication still shows Red after having it connected all day vs charging in an outlet in which will charge in 2 hrs. Also once installing chroma software, it will make adjustments to your settings on your pc. In my case the sound began to come out of my headsets vs my usual speakers. It did took me a while to find out that I had to toggle through my sound settings in order to get my speakers to send out sound. I did find that charging does take longer to charge as well I came across the issue where my headset (Razer as well) kept indicating a Red indication on the charging status.

    Cons (nut shell):

    - Chroma might change your audio settings from speaker to automatic headset option.

    - Software may ask you to log in when you start up your PC and as well long load times.

    - Charging may be a bit slow if you use the front port, I had my headset plug for 2 days and charging light still showed Red.

    - The RGB lighting does not turn off unless you do it from Chroma software. The light can be bright if you have it in your room.

    Oct 18, 2021 03:43
  • Review by SO007, 10 out of 10
    A must have for Razer fans

    this stand is a must have for Razer fans. if you have a Razer setup, this will add a nice look to your set up. the RGB light at the base are bright enough and when you sync up all your lights with games, the effects are great. you also get 2 additional USB ports which i use for when i have to connect my USB flash drive. it is also a solid build and does not feel cheap plastic.

    Oct 30, 2021 16:48
  • Review by Kittyluvsphotos, 10 out of 10
    Cute headphone stand.

    I enjoy the lights and having a designated stand for my headphones. Works seamlessly with my headset and has an extra USB port to charge my phone! Not a necessity but still fun.

    Nov 21, 2021 13:05
  • Review by Tehtech, 10 out of 10
    Nice Hub

    I needed a headphone hanger. I needed a USB hub. This is a nice combo of the two and matches my other peripherals. My biggest issue is finding a place for the cord for my headphones.

    Nov 12, 2021 16:01
  • 9.2score
    Logitech - G923 Racing Wheel and Pedals for PS5, PS4 and PC - Black
    Description

    Logitech G923 is a high-performance racing wheel that revolutionizes the e-racing experience. Re-engineered to support a game-changing feedback system, G923 features TRUEFORCE, next-generation force feedback that dials into game physics to deliver higher fidelity realism. Feel the pistons pumping, the gravel crunching, and every shift, drift, and hairpin turn like never before. An all-new progressive brake pedal recreates pressure-sensitive brake system, while a programmable dual-clutch system simulates a real race car launch assist in supported games. Get more traction with less smoke. A streamlined design features integrated controls for better performance, with a built-in 24-point selection dial, full console controls, and the classic RPM LED display for supported games.

    6 Features
  • TRUEFORCE force feedback: Next-gen TRUEFORCE technology connects to game engines for high-definition feedback. Experience the ultimate driving experience with processing at 4000 times per second.
  • Programmable dual clutch: Get off the starting line cleaner and faster. A programmable dual clutch simulates real race car launch assist right from the controller, when playing supported games.
  • Control your game: Fine-tune your speed with a built-in LED RPM indicator. Integrated PlayStation 5, PS4, PC game controls, a 24-point selector and progressive brake spring keep steering under control.
  • Premium racing design: Refreshed Logitech G gear design includes premium materials like a hand-stitched black leather wheel cover and polished metal pedals. Experience the pleasure of driving at home.
  • On-wheel game controls: Take charge of wheel sensitivity, force feedback levels and simulated steering. Logitech G Hub Gaming software enable button customization right from the controller.
  • Racing game compatibility: The G923 for PlayStationworks with most racing games on PS5, PS4 and PC. Enjoy select titles designed for TRUEFORCE, and download Logitech G HUB software for the full experience.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Turbolence, 6 out of 10
    TrueForced Upgrade

    Simulation racing has come a long way since its humble origins in the late 1980s, with its popularity exploding in 2020 thanks to televised sim-racing broadcasts in lieu of actual racing. Logitech is a known name in the space, having made dozens of wheels for PC and console gaming alike since the late 1990s, coming to the forefront of affordable sim-racing gear. Logitech’s line of “G” racing wheels represent the top of their product stack, stepping up from basic arcade racing wheels and into what’s widely considered the minimum spec for competitive sim racing, thanks to their full 900-degree range of motion, dual force feedback motors, and clutch pedal support.

    The G923 is Logitech’s newest offering in the G wheel lineup, bringing back a proven design and adding a new haptic feedback system for more detail. But with little more than incremental updates elsewhere, the fourth release of the same basic wheel that debuted nearly 15 years ago is difficult to recommend in a niche, but competitive, game controller segment.

    I used iRacing on PC and Gran Turismo Sport on PS4 to test this wheel as both games currently support all of the wheel’s functions and features.

    - Unboxing and Setup

    Shipping in the same size box as generations prior, Logitech’s G923 feels substantial as the pedal base is weighted for additional traction on carpet. The box has additional space that fits the Logitech G Shifter (sold separately) so that you can pack the complete wheel setup away if you’re using non-hardpoint mounting options.

    The steering wheel clamps to a table or desk using two dials that pop up to adjust and down to lock, which tighten or loosen the clamps underneath. The clamps support tables up to about 4 inches thick without the plastic spacers, and as thin as one-quarter inch with them. The clamps alone hold the wheel firmly in place, though there are hardpoints for M6 screws for mounting to a driving cockpit or other permanent solution. The pedals have both rubber feet for hardwood floors, and a pop-down carpet gripping plate, but neither hold the base all too well. The pedal base also has M6 hardpoints.

    Logitech makes setting up the G923 straightforward for PS4 users - simply update the console and plug the wheel into an open USB port. PC setup was a little more frustrating as the indicated support page to download the Logitech G Hub software did not exist at the time of review, so I had to peruse their website to find and install.

    - A Note on Force Feedback Mechanisms

    The Logitech G923 is an evolutionary upgrade from the company’s prior wheel offerings. The wheel’s sensors and primary force feedback mechanism are identical to the G920/G29 and G27 racing wheels that preceded it, all of which share a tweaked version of the G25’s mechanism that debuted in late 2006. All of these wheels use gear-driven force feedback, where small motors are connected to the steering shaft via metal cogs. The next step above gear-driven is belt-driven, where motors spin pulleys on a belt wrapped around the steering shaft, delivering smoother and stronger force feedback. Logitech does not offer a belt-driven wheel at this time.

    Gear-driven is typically considered the entry point for serious (competitive) sim racing. While most offerings in the category output low torque and have somewhat rough steering feel, they make up the difference in durability and affordability. I can’t speak to the G923’s longevity after only a few days, but I bought a Logitech G25 over 14 years ago which is on its third owner, still running strong after over a hundred thousand virtual miles. I have no doubt the G923 will last for many years as the mechanism is virtually identical.

    - Force Feedback Impressions

    Having used several entry level and high end racing wheels over the last few years, starting with Logitech’s own Driving Force Pro many years ago, using the G923 for the first time brought back memories of many hours spent learning virtual circuits and going for wins. The leather wrapped steering wheel, brushed paddle shifters, and metal pedal faces are all premium touches that carry back to Logitech’s first G wheel, the G25. The G923 feels great in hand and underfoot, and adding a G Shifter further expands the premium feel into a full simulation setup.

    The motion of the wheel isn’t perfectly smooth - you can feel the gearing of the motor mechanism prominently - but it is still easy to turn the wheel when no force is active. When the force does kick in, the wheel’s motors provide a good sensation of the steering column being nudged one way or another over small imperfections and camber changes on the virtual road. This is of course dependent on your game providing accurate force feedback; simulations like iRacing and Gran Turismo will more accurately convey what the front wheels are doing than arcade racers like Need for Speed or Burnout Paradise.

    Overall the force feedback is on the weaker side, coming in at or below the amount of force you’ll find in racing games at a proper arcade. It’s enough to simulate small forces acting upon the car’s front wheels, but large effects resulting from oversteer, collisions, or loss of grip are very muted on the G923. I had a lot of difficulty finding the edge of grip in both Gran Turismo Sport and iRacing, causing me to lose control or slow down in situations I would normally handle with aplomb in higher-spec racing wheels. Some of this may be from familiarity, admittedly, but the time it takes the G923 to respond to harsh action is readily apparent.

    - Control Impressions

    The pedal base, like the wheel base, is an evolutionary upgrade from the prior Logitech G wheels. The major upgrades for this model are the brushed metal pedal faces for a more premium appearance, and a change to the brake’s return spring to make it much stiffer and progressive than before. The brake is much firmer than prior models, all but mandating the pedals be hard-mounted or otherwise held in place, but the result is a much more natural, progressive brake pedal that is easier to modulate with the right amount of brake force. It’s still a potentiometer-based brake that measures the angle of the pedal rather than a load cell that measures the pressure applied to the pedal (more accurately simulating real brakes), but the improvement here from the older G wheels’ pedals is substantial.

    Back on the wheel, all of the PS4’s primary buttons are present save for the analog sticks and R1/R2 (which are now the shift paddles). These all have a mechanical click to them that ensures button presses, while the d-pad is passable for menu or HUD navigation. An additional set of increment/decrement (+/-) buttons and a scroll dial with enter button allow for mid-race adjustments in supported games like Gran Turismo Sport. These buttons work great to add useful secondary features to race cars, though the scroll dial feels cheap and is a little distracting to use.

    - TrueForce

    New for the G923 is a haptic feedback system Logitech dubs “TrueForce.” This is a vibration feedback system atop the wheel’s force feedback that attempts to add more depth to the forces acting upon the wheel. This adds a front-to-rear dimension to the force feedback to simulate forces that don’t act upon the angle of the front wheels directly; when you run over a bump or crack on the road at speed, you don’t necessarily feel the wheel push one way or another, but you’ll feel the jolt or vibration through the rest of the car. TrueForce aims to replicate that sort of sensation without the more complex and expensive option of attaching a transducer (a low-frequency speaker similar to a subwoofer) to a simulator cockpit that mimics the same.

    TrueForce works surprisingly well. In both iRacing and Gran Turismo Sport, the haptic feedback delivers a good sensation of road feel and engine coarseness, both of which augment the wheel’s force feedback and create more “depth” of force in the process. The only downside I found against this system was unlike transducers built in to some other racing wheels, the haptic feedback transmits entirely into the steering column and not into the rest of the driving simulator cockpit. Transducers will vibrate the entire frame, delivering the road feel sensation through the wheel stand which can be felt in the pedals.

    - Value & Bottom Line

    This is where the G923 begins to fall flat against its competition for serious sim racers. Despite its durability and system compatibility over competing models, the $399 MSRP for pedal and wheel kit is a tough sell made tougher by the need to purchase the shifter separately if you desire the full manual transmission experience. Older models in the Logitech G Wheel lineage had the shifter included, and the kits launched at lower MSRPs than the G923 wheel and pedal combo alone. The G923’s MSRP begins to encroach on belt-driven racing wheel territory, which is a major step up in force strength, detail, and smoothness. I was hoping Logitech would have updated their mechanism to a belt-drive to compete, but TrueForce is the only feature they bring to the table at this price.

    Ultimately then, the question is whether TrueForce alone justifies the higher MSRP. It’s a very convincing effect, but in my opinion it isn’t worth sacrificing an entire tier of force feedback quality just for haptics. This is by and large the wheel’s biggest downfall - TrueForce would be very much welcome on a belt-driven wheel, delivering the high quality all-in-one sim racing solution at a great price point similar to what made Logitech’s G Wheels famous in the first place. At the time the G25 was unrivaled at its $299 price point, but competing offerings have improved greatly in the decade and a half since and now compete very closely.

    With more options on the market today that deliver a better core driving experience for similar money, I can’t recommend the G923 at MSRP as an entry point into sim racing.

    Aug 26, 2020 14:08
  • Review by 91preludesi, 8 out of 10
    Excellent racing wheel and pedals!

    I have been playing racing games since the first Nintendo came out. Racing games used to be all that I played. Gran Turismo is the reason I wanted a PS1. However, it has always been a pain trying to steer a car with a thumbstick. It's just not fluid and smooth enough to be precise. You're constantly making minute adjustments with your thumb to get the perfect steering angle.

    The Logitech G923 racing wheel and pedals change everything. The last wheel and pedals that I had were for PC around 1996, so that is all I have for reference. They were cheap, plastic and lightweight. There was no feedback in the wheel and the pedals didn't have much resistance. The G923 is as close to the real thing as you can get. I have used it for both Dirt 2.0 as well as Gran Turismo Sport. I used to play the Gran Turismo games constantly years ago. I got Sport when it came out and it quickly lost its luster for me. I just didn't enjoy driving with the PS4 controller. This wheel changed that! I can't wait to play it again.

    In both games (Dirt 2.0 and GT Sport) I have seen significant increases in how well I play. I'm shaving a lot of time off my laps since I have started using this wheel. It all comes down to the precision with which you can steer. Now I can put the car exactly where I want it in a corner. In Dirt 2.0, you can feel every bump through the wheel. It helps with the emersion. In both Dirt 2.0 and GT Sport, the feedback in the wheel is adjustable. Too much resistance? Turn it down. If you want to "fight" the wheel more, turn it up.

    The wheel and pedals are hefty. They have a good weight and balance to them and the feedback is incredible! With a controller, you can't feel when the back end of the car is about to let go. With the G923 you can. You feel the pressure in the wheel gets a little lighter and you can instantly correct for it. The paddle shifters are great. They have just enough movement in them for the shift, they are "clicky" which I like and they turn with the wheel so they are always within reach. I do wish that the buttons on the wheel were backlit. I know not everyone may want that, but have it be a feature that could be turned off and dimmed. As far as the shift lights at the top of the center of the wheel, I honestly can't see them. At 6' tall, I just sit too high above the wheel. If I'm looking at the TV, the wheel is just too low in my vision to see them. It's a nice touch and good to have, but they don't serve much purpose for me.

    As for the pedals, it's a mixed bag for me. (I don't use the clutch since I don't have a shifter). The brake pedal is great! It feels like the brake pedal in a car. The harder you push it, the more resistance it has. I think they nailed it with the pressure for the brake pedal. However, with that said, I believe the throttle pedal is far too light to push. It doesn't take much effort at all to push the throttle pedal which makes it difficult to be precise with your throttle control. The pressure/resistance in the clutch pedal would be the perfect amount for the throttle pedal. They do have a good weight to them and don't slide across the carpet when I really press hard on the pedals.

    I do not currently have a wheel stand for the wheel and pedals, but I have a coffee table that the center section raises up and extends out which works perfectly. Luckily it sits at just the right height and far enough out so my legroom to the pedals is perfect. Depending on where you are set up, you may have to get a wheel stand. You won't' be able to just sit in a chair with the wheel on your lap. It just moves around too much.

    Overall, this is a great wheel and pedals and I highly recommend it. If you are into racing games, then this setup can significantly improve your experience.

    Aug 28, 2020 23:28
  • Review by EXWOLF, 10 out of 10
    Addicting Sim Racing

    This racing wheel has been very addicting to play with! I have been having a lot of fun playing Gran Turismo Sport with the G923 and the True Force Feedback adds that extra bit of realism that makes the game replayable and challenging. The wheel does have paddle shift and it also is compatible with a 6 speed shift if you want to buy it separately. I never had an issue with the pedals sliding away or moving while I'm switching between brake and gas. There is a clutch on the pedal that feels really smooth and easy to press down. The brake is the toughest of the pedals to press down but it is no issue to me. The wheel itself is small and for me it's more manageable as I have small hands. The set up itself was very simple and quick. I attached the wheel to my desk, running the wires underneath and connected the wheel to my PS4. Once connected, it functions as a controller and I had no issue using only the wheel starting the game and shutting off the PS4 when needed. I have had many hours on the wheel and haven't gotten tired of it. The default force feedback power steering was comfortable for me when playing the GT Sport and I prefer to feel the terrain in the wheel to feel more immersed. It is truly an addictive gaming accessory and was a party favorite for my immediate family and friends.

    Aug 26, 2020 22:30
  • Review by Excellent, 10 out of 10
    SEtup

    Love it works with PC and PS4 well. Staring wheel mounts good with desk.

    May 15, 2021 14:59
  • Review by Maclemoor, 8 out of 10
    Intense

    Disclaimer, this is not a beginner set. Avid racers will find this set perfect. The wheel is intense. Feels life like, just smaller. The pedals are ok, not the show stopper. The shift pedals are perfect. I literally strap it to my food tray, plug and start racing. I will figure out all the buttons later.

    Aug 27, 2020 15:08
  • Review by Crasher, 10 out of 10
    Immersion made real

    The G923 racing wheel and pedal offers a feedback system that is sure to put any gamer in to a good feel when it comes to racing games. The amount of customization and feedback felt through the wheels and pedals are by far some of the best this industry has to offer. Rather or not this fits the bill for you i will try my best to keep this review as simplistic as possible.

    First things first,this unit was tested against a PC so keep that in mind. I want to talk about what you can expect to receive out of the box and the quality of the unit. Out of the box you get everything you need to set this unit up to either your ps4 or pc. You get the wheel, pedals and cables necessary. And no this unit does not come with a shifter however there is a port to add one . The quality of the wheel is great. Its wrapped with what appears to be quality vinyl and has the weight and feel of a quality racing wheel you would find in big brands like MOMO. The pedals are a nice stainless finish and spring retention on them are great. One thing i was concerned with was pedal feedback and stability and carpeted surfaces. The pedal feedback is great and feels just like a real car. Customization of the pedals can be adjusted through Logitech's software. One nice feature they added which addressed one of my concerns was the addition of adjustable spikes for carpeted surfaces. There is a release lever which lets out these spikes so that they grip the carpet and don't slide. I have added a picture showing exactly what they look like. The racing wheel is able to be mounted to the edge of your computer desk for easy mounting. My one and only real grip with this unit is the lack of a tilt or height adjustment of the steering column. With not being able to adjust the wheel this means i have to raise or lower my seat to get the right feel. The problem is i like my steering wheels low which means i need to raise my chair which in turn pulls me further away from the pedals. A small gripe nonetheless one worth mentioning.

    So there is so much to talk about with this unit that it can be a little overwhelming. I don't want to waste a lot of time so im gonna try to focus on the things i feel are important as a consumer. So lets talk about the feed back system of the steering wheel. Through the logitech software you can adjust the resistance of the steering wheel to help with immersion. You can make it as light as a Fisher Price car or as stiff as a big rig. The cool thing about this feature is that lets say you wanna play truck simulator, simply set the wheel to the highest setting and trust me its gonna feel like your driving a big rig. So through the software you can see a list of games that support this feedback system. One of the games that i tested this against was Forza 5. So right off the bat i noticed a couple cool features that i was not expecting to see personally. The steering definitely has a motor built in to it because it will automatically comp the wheel for you before you play the game. It will spin the wheel all the way around zeroing out while it finds dead center. But one of the cooler features is what happens when you pause the game. So lets say your coming around your third bend clocked at about 90 degrees to the left when all of a sudden the wife, girlfriend, ,mom or whoever calls out to you. You have to pause the game and go see what they want right? Well after you come back you see that your wheel has slightly centered itself and now you can't remember your wheel position around that bend right? Well no worries cause the wheel will return to its current position as you unpause the game so that you can keep hitting that bend at your current position before you were rudely interrupted. Now the feedback for Forza wasn't too bad. It wasn't as strong as i thought i would be, but that may be cause the game has not been fully formatted for this set up. However feedback was still good enough to keep me immersed. Depending on how fast i was going through a bend i could feel the wheel fighting me to want to return to center as if centrifugal force was actually playing a part. Imperfections like bumps could be felt as well however the feedback was not as strong as i would of like it to be. The added LED RPM dial was a nice feature to add on the center of the steering wheel letting you know when its time to hit that next shift. In case i forgot to mention before all buttons and paddles can be mapped according to your desire.

    Overall guys this set up does so much i would be here writing at least 2 pages worth. This unit with the amount of customization you can do is sure to please everyone. At the end of the day for me the only flaw i found was the lack of a tilt/height adjustment of the column. But for me that's not that big of a deal anyways as i plan on making my own racing cage with this set up. So is the high price tag worth the buy? Yes and No. If your a part time or average gamer looking to trade out a controller for a wheel just to make handling easier then i would pass on this unit as you can find way cheaper units that do the job and do it well. However if your a big racing fan or gamer looking for that full blown racing experience then this piece is worth every single penny. If you have a cage or planning on buying or building one then i don't even need to tell you that this set up is a must have. Logitech put out a superb wheel and pedal set up with great feedback. Do yourself a favor and pick one up for those long hauls of wheat as you play Truck Simulator.

    Aug 27, 2020 17:49
  • Review by Stlrider26, 10 out of 10
    Perfect

    This has been awesome, better than I expected !!!!

    Feb 12, 2021 16:40
  • Review by JamexRZ, 8 out of 10
    Great racing wheel, but slow support from games.

    This is an amazing quality racing wheel and pedals. It works for both a PS4 (Logitech says is also working on seeing if it will be supported on the upcoming PS5) and PC. I'm using it mainly on a PC.

    I must say the quality is amazing, the wheel feels super sturdy and has realistic amount of force when turning it and feedback. I love the new feature Trueforce, however very few games support it right now, heck even some games have trouble configuring the new wheel. I'n example, Project cars 2, recognizes the wheel and pedals, but everything is out of whack: The clutch was actually the gas pedal, the shifters weren't recognized and the super nice RPM lights would not work. I had to go to the games setup menu and reconfigure the above and then it was just fine (trueforce is not supported). Once I did those steps, it was fine and worked as intended!

    One important thing though, the wheel clamps that attach it to your desk don't open much (big oversight), if your desk has a thickness of more than 1 or 1.5 inches, you will be out of luck, as there is no way to clamp it (and it must be clamped, otherwise the rotational force will make it spin out of control). I had to use it on another desk with my laptop instead of my very nice desktop (49' super ultrawide monitor) due this constraint. I may get one of those nice racing chairs that have mounts for racing wheels in the future.

    Now, onto the pedals. They have real good force on them, feel realistic and the whole assembly stays firmly on the ground. I have carpet and the assembly can be used either on it or hard floor (for carpet it has some "teeth" you can deploy and it will grip carpet no problem).

    As always, many adjustments and calibrations can be done via Logitech's Ghub software. Its very easy and straight forward to use. I love that the racing wheel has rpm indicator lights (when they work).

    I highly recommend this racing wheel, you won't be disappointed, however bare in mind game support just started and only about 3 games fully support it out of the box.

    Aug 29, 2020 17:35
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7 Wireless DTS Gaming Over-The-Ear Headset for PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 - White
    Description

    Be an effective teammate with this SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset. Its ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality clarity for effective communication between players, and its S1 speaker drivers prevent audio distortion so you catch every detail. This SteelSeries Arctis 7 gaming headset has a 24-hour battery life to last through extended hours of play.

    5 Features
  • Lossless 2.4G Wireless: Designed for gaming, the 2.4G connection delivers rock-solid, lossless wireless audio with ultra-low latency and zero interference.
  • Outlast the Competition: 24 hour battery life gives you enough continuous play for even your longest gaming sessions.
  • ClearCast Bidirectional Microphone: Widely recognized as the best mic in gaming, the Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation.
  • USB ChatMix Dial: Immerse yourself in 360-degrees of precision audio with next-generation DTS Headphone:X v2.0 surround sound.
  • S1 Speaker Drivers: Sound is your competitive advantage with the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MamaBear21, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones, hands down!

    My son said these are the best headphones (and we’ve been through several)! The range is exceptional! He can walk all the way to the family room and still have perfect connection. When he has the headset on (both ears), he can’t hear me at all. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing LOL He uses them for both, gaming and virtual learning, and says they’re comfortable to wear all day. When he doesn’t want to use the mic on the headset, it retracts into the headset Setup was quick and easy on his Windows 10 pc.

    Jan 08, 2021 22:26
  • Review by BlewKash, 8 out of 10
    Pretty good,maybe I got a bad pair

    The headphones were pretty good but they keep shutting off by itself (and they are charged)and they keep cutting in and out when I’m playing the game

    Jan 21, 2021 17:29
  • Review by Canesfan13, 10 out of 10
    MUST HAVE

    They could have charged 200 bucks for these and they’d still be worth it. I paid 350 for my Astro A50’s and these are leaps and bounds ahead

    Jun 04, 2021 16:25
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Ears blown away!

    Hands down the best I've used and that was before installing SteelSeries GG software to turn on Surround Sound 7.1! The headset is comfortable on my head with the universal band and the earcups are soft. Love all the physical audio controls, which make a hassle free experience.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Steel series Arctic 7 Review

    Great Product! I can walk all around my house without it disconnecting or cutting out. They also do a really good job with their software, they have their own presets for equalizer settings or you can customize it!

    Apr 23, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Flood, 10 out of 10
    Great Headset

    Great sound quality for games, music & movies. Designed well. Battery last for a very long time. The mic is good. Noise cancelling is good. Very light weight. They dont get too hot or uncomfortable after long period of use.

    Only thing I think could've been done differently is the ear cuffs. I feel like they could've used leather or even faux leather.

    Very good choice for anyone willing to spend a moderate amount on a great headset. 5☆

    Jun 27, 2020 03:35
  • Review by Nicole, 10 out of 10
    One of my fav headsets!

    I’m really enjoying using this. It’s very comfortable and of high quality!!

    Apr 02, 2021 02:08
  • Review by sean, 6 out of 10
    Broke in the first 6 months

    It's a great headset, but after 6 months the charge port broke and now I have to use it as a wired headset.

    Nov 25, 2020 17:39
  • 9.2score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 7P Wireless – Lossless 2.4 GHz Wireless Gaming Headset – For PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 - White
    Description

    The SteelSeries Arctis 7P Wireless headset is designed specifically for PlayStation 5 with backwards compatibility on PlayStation 4 and other platforms. It has 24-hour battery life for nonstop gaming, easy on-headset controls, a durable and adjustable build, and lossless ultra-low latency wireless connectivity.

    5 Features
  • Designed for PlayStation 5: Designed for PlayStation 5 and also compatible with PlayStation 4, PC, Android, and Nintendo Switch
  • Lossless 2.4 GHz for gaming: Lossless 2.4 GHz wireless audio designed for ultra-low latency gaming
  • On-headset controls: Discord-certified ClearCast bidirectional microphone
  • Signature Arctis sound: Hear stunning detail in all next-gen games with award-winning sound
  • Rechargeable battery: 24-hour battery life outlasts even your longest gaming sessions
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  • Review by Docc, 10 out of 10
    The best head set

    I had several headsets and the is the best by far I have owned turtle beach, and Sony pulse 3D and now this and this is the best feel great when very comfortable and great connections no drop out was able to hear sounds better overall battery life longer and you able to hear what the direction footsteps are coming

    Feb 24, 2021 13:55
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Solid gaming headphones, but PS5 is true test...

    Had these for about a week now, going to do a YT review for these, but long story short, very impressed. Clear sound quality, long lasting battery that’ll cover you for days without recharging (unless you play 24 hrs straight), the USB-C dongle is clutch, along with the USB-A cord it comes with. Feels very light on your head with a light clamp on the headphones that feels secure without pressuring your skull.

    Only cons: a lot of wires- charge, micro usb to 3.5mm audio plug, usb-a to usb-c female adapter to use on switch dock, ps4, or pc... the 7P won’t work with XBox wirelessly, but the 3.5mm plug can go into the controller to dodge that whole thing. And the price... not really worth $150 to me, $120 would’ve been a more attractive price point honestly, but the real test is how this will work with PS5 3D audio, which Steelseries says online that all their headphones will work with... stay tuned.

    Oct 28, 2020 20:03
  • Review by McKrinklesac, 10 out of 10
    So happy and crystal clear.

    I had a wired pair of these bought for me about 3 years ago. A friend talked me into going wireless. And man we’re they right. So good! I Dont have to worry about bending, breaking or snagging cables anymore. And these are way more sturdy and comfortable than my RGB, “higher grade” wired version.

    Nov 08, 2021 00:42
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    Beast Headphones

    Love it....the best headphones by far for my Ps5.....

    Oct 26, 2021 11:13
  • Review by Bay707, 10 out of 10
    Overall amazing

    I’ve never really owned a quality headset until this one. I have a Turtle Beach 70 wired headset, while I thought that sounded great I was totally wrong. Obviously there is a big price difference between them. This headset has rich base and makes it very easy to hear where your opponent is coming from! I like that you can monitor your audio with the dial on the headset. I have the 7X version of there for my Xbox Series X and honestly these 7P’s sounds a lot better. Not sure if it’s because of the 3D audio from the PS5 but they are just truly amazing sound wise. Build wise they are very comfortable, the ear cups are soft and the head strap is just makes it sit perfectly on your head. Another great thing is having the retractable mic, as a father of 3 it helps it survive a little longer from being broken by accident. The only thing i wish these had were a voice chat/game sound dial like the 7X. You can adjust that on the PS5 menu but that means interrupting your game to do so. Battery life is great, i go days before i have to charge the headset. Although I don’t game many hours a day so that’s also a factor as to why they last me son long. Other than that they are worth every penny, they match the PS5 color scheme and have zero complaints.

    Mar 26, 2021 01:41
  • Review by Ducman1098, 10 out of 10
    Arctis 7p

    Best headset replaces my turtle beach unit. I think it has a better build vs turtle beach

    Nov 19, 2020 09:18
  • Review by Evol, 10 out of 10
    Paired with PS5 and PC

    Best headphones I have ever have… definitely I have found a good pair of headphones after purchasing a lot of cheap one and broke after a few months. This ones looks solid I hope it last long.

    Sep 04, 2021 12:09
  • Review by Drew, 10 out of 10
    Another great SteelSeries product

    Another amazing SteelSeries product! These look gorgeous the moment you take them out of the box. High quality construction!

    Aug 24, 2021 19:00
  • 9.2score
    Razer - Kaira Pro Wireless Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S - HALO Infinite Edition
    Description

    Be immersed in the sounds of an undiscovered ring world with the Razer Kaira Pro for Xbox as you deploy the power of the headset’s Razer TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers—a patented 3-part design that picks up on every audio detail so you can detect and destroy nearby enemies when going up against the forces of the Banished.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers: With titanium-coated diaphragms for added clarity, our cutting-edge drivers can tune highs, mids, and lows separately—producing brighter, clearer sound with richer trebles and more powerful bass.
  • Razer™ HyperClear Supercardioid Mic: With great rear and side noise rejection, the detachable 9.9mm mic also has a sensitive low frequency response—supported by mic monitoring and game/chat balance to ensure optimal levels.
  • Dedicated mobile mic: Hidden in the headset is a second mic that works without the HyperClear Cardioid Mic—handy for when you need to talk while commuting, whether it’s for online gaming or answering calls.
  • Breathable memory foam ear cushions: Using a fabric weave that doesn’t trap heat, the headset is easy on the ears, while its soft padded headband provides even more comfort to keep you in peak form during gaming marathons.
  • EQ and Xbox pairing button: Tap twice to cycle through 4 EQ settings—such as FPS Mode that enhances in-game audio like enemy footsteps, and Bass Mode to amplify low frequency sounds. Hold once to connect the headset to console.
  • Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth 5.0: Connects directly to your Xbox Series X with a great signal range that perfectly supports couch gaming, and Android or iOS smartphones for mobile Xbox gaming via Bluetooth 5.0.
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  • Review by Redbeard, 10 out of 10
    Great headset - perfect for Halo fans!

    This headset is great. It’s lightweight but packs a punch. Very comfy even for my big head. The Halo Infinite paint job is gorgeous and the finish is very smooth. I didn’t know there were RGB lights on the ear cups so it just adds another level of cool to the headphones. Sound quality is great and the EQ presets are very nice.

    Nov 05, 2021 15:05
  • Review by BigChulo, 8 out of 10
    Real Nice Headset !

    In my limited experience with trying various headsets i would have say that this one is nicely constructed. The design is real nice and beautifully reminiscent of the Halo Legacy.

    Nov 21, 2021 08:10
  • Review by Xboxjohn117, 10 out of 10
    Get them!!!

    Ok ok I am not sponsored nor did I get this headset for free. When I first got it and plugged it in it sounded basic af. Once you download the app on Xbox series x and customize the sound to your preference it is absolutely stunning. Even better than my astros 50! It’s so crisp, vivid, loud, it is like you are there in the game. I even found myself getting a bit startled at some unexpected explosions near by. It brings out the life in halo infinite. The spring in the BR in halo infinite is the perfect example, you can hear the spring go back and forth after every burst.Footsteps are crisp!! I am very satisfied with this product.

    Nov 13, 2021 15:45
  • Review by Mike, 10 out of 10
    5 stars isn’t enough!

    5 stars isn’t enough for this legendary headset. I am super impressed with the quality and build of this headset, by far the best sound and most comfortable headset you can ever own. I love it so much.

    Nov 04, 2021 18:50
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great headset for Halo fans

    Great headset for Halo fans! The design and all the details on this headset are really cool. It’s definitely a huge upgrade from my previous headset for the Xbox one, especially since it’s wireless. The sound is very crisp, and the headset sits very comfortably. Awesome that it also comes with the armor coating dlc!

    Nov 18, 2021 17:28
  • Review by Ceez, 10 out of 10
    Besr headset Halo can offer!!!!

    All i can really say is i love the RGB lights and the settings for it its incredibly cool Razer rocks at headsets and the sound is crisp good id lribakt want to buy another one!!!!

    Nov 04, 2021 21:55
  • Review by Ernie, 10 out of 10
    Great headset

    A most for any halo fan love the EQ fits great the memory foam ears are great i can ware them for hours and blue tooth 5.0 even the logo lights up overall love it

    Nov 17, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Tyler, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headset.

    Perfect headset. Great quality. Good sound, though not great at the bass.

    Microphone quality is exceptional. I like that I can pair it to my phone and Xbox at the same time.

    Nov 15, 2021 21:54
  • 9.2score
    Microsoft - Xbox Wireless Headset for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 - Black
    Description

    Game loud and clear with the Xbox Wireless Headset, surround yourself with spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X. Auto-mute and voice isolation reduce background noise for crystal-clear chat. The flexible, lightweight design with an adjustable headband makes for a more comfortable experience during extended play sessions while rotating earcup dials provide a quick, intuitive way to adjust volume and game/chat balance. Fine-tune your headset with the Xbox Accessories app for a customized audio experience. Pair directly to your console with Xbox Wireless radio without the need for dongles, or a base station, and connect to your mobile device with Bluetooth® for on-the-go music or chat, even pair to your phone and Xbox simultaneously to chat with a friend on your phone while playing on your console.*

    6 Features
  • Game loud and clear: Game loud and clear with the Xbox Wireless Headset, surround yourself with spatial sound technologies including Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos, and DTS Headphone:X.*
  • Comfortable design: The flexible, lightweight design with an adjustable headband makes for a more comfortable experience during extended play sessions while rotating earcup dials provide a quick and intuitive way to adjust volume and game/chat balance.
  • Customized audio experience: Fine-tune your headset with the Xbox Accessories app for a customized audio experience.*
  • Wireless pairing: Pair directly to your console with Xbox Wireless radio without the need for dongles, cables, or a base station.
  • Auto-mute and voice isolation: Auto-mute and voice isolation reduce background noise and allow for crystal-clear chat.
  • Connect to mobile devices: Connect to mobile devices via Bluetooth® for on-the-go music or chat.*
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  • Review by GadgetryTech, 10 out of 10
    Top Tier Value Across the Board!

    I review/buy most gaming headsets on the market (GadgetryTech) and this one is really a home run. The fact that you can use this as a Bluetooth headphone at the same time you're paired to an Xbox or Windows 10 PC is amazing. You can also wirelessly connect to a PC if you have an Xbox wireless transmitter, or you can use a long USB-C cable and it will still get detected. The 15 hour battery is normal at this price range, as are the leatherette ear cups and basic design. USB-C is a welcome add and I like the ear-cup style volume and game mix adjustments, as they are very easy to use.

    PROS:

    -Very comfortable at this price point

    -Exceptionally loud (louder than SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless and TurtleBeach Stealth 600 Gen 2). Comparable volume to LucidSound LS15X

    -App for tuning is amazing - very easy to use to cycle presets and customize (which is a must here). It also wirelessly updates the firmware which is a big win

    -One of the more stable direct-paring headsets for Xbox right now

    -Bluetooth works flawlessly (Uses 4.2 with SBC codec)

    CONS

    -Way too much bass in default game profile with little detail (one of the worst in detail at this price point in stock EQ profile

    -Mic monitoring (side tone) where you can hear yourself speak through the drivers is incredibly weak/low in volume, even at max setting

    -Mic Mute light is backwards - Xbox App calls it "mic mute light", but when the light is on, the mic is on (not muted!)

    Important Notes/Final thoughts:

    -This headset NEEDS to be tuned to get the most out of it. The bass is too strong. Use the app to significantly reduce bass at the 125 and 250 Hz levels (set to 3rd lowest notch for 125, and 2nd lowest notch for 250). Leave 1 kHz and 8 kHz alone, and bump 4 kHZ by one full notch. Doing this makes a massive difference in sound quality and puts this headset at the top in sound quality at this price point.

    -This headset pairs to a phone or PC (via bluetooth) while you're gaming which is amazing. It supports Discord, but the hands free profile mode will reduce game volume and make the Discord voice chat sound bad. Instead, send Discord chat to standard BT wireless profile, and use a USB mic or webcam mic for chat via Discord while you play on Xbox

    That's about it! I covered this in much greater detail but overall this is an easy recommend at $100. It's honestly incredible in value and performance. This was NOT sent to me for review.

    Mar 18, 2021 12:00
  • Review by ShaunDog, 8 out of 10
    I adore these with few noticeable exceptions

    The battery life is incredible. I cannot compare to other wireless gaming headphones, as this is my first pair, but with COD, I get up to 15 hours before I need to recharge. I wish, however, that there were a way to gauge the remaining battery life. That’s more of a desire than a need, but still, it’d be nice.

    As far as comfort, it is not great for wear with glasses for more than a few hours at a time. I feel that if they were to add a special adjuster at the top, as opposed to just height at the ears, I think it’d be a vast improvement, and would earn the full 5 stars.

    Lastly, connectivity. Generally it’s really good, but from my understanding, wireless connectivity has been an ongoing issue with the release of the Series X. I can usually play without it cutting in and out, but it does occur for short periods of time here and there.

    All in all, I would definitely recommend this for other players who want to make the move to wireless.

    May 01, 2021 11:11
  • Review by Beans, 10 out of 10
    Get these NOW!!!

    If you have a Xbox, this headset is a must have! I hooked these up to my Xbox One S as soon as I got home, and I was blown away! I'm still listening to them right out the box at a %50 charge, and that was 4 hrs ago! They are loud as heck, and I didn't need to tweek them. All I did was raise the bass boost up to 4 and I was impressed! They have no distortion what so ever, like the Turtle Beach 600 Gen 2. I took those back a month ago, and got these instead! No regrets at all, best decision I've made this year!

    Mar 17, 2021 00:22
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    No dongles!

    i love that it wireless connects directly to the console just like a controller, no dongles needed.

    It connects to your phone also,you can game and answer a call at the same time.

    The only thing missing is bass boost, needs a little more kick.

    Oct 27, 2021 22:36
  • Review by MASTERCHIEF, 10 out of 10
    MASTER CHIEF APPROVED

    I have the hyper x cloud x and those are amazing headset but this wireless headset from Xbox is pretty solid 15 hours of gameplay and I love I can play games and connect my iPhone to make and receive calls or listen to music at the same time totally worth it for only 100 dollars

    Mar 25, 2021 15:34
  • Review by KnownQueenMarySkillazill4, 10 out of 10
    Xbox series x Headphones for the win!

    These headphone are one of the best headphone I have bought for my gaming experience! They actually sound like speaker in my truck…I can actually feel the bass in my chess when turned up. The only negative thing I will say is I do have to feel my way around the buttons to figure out how to turn the sound Up or turn the mic down. I love laying them on their side also when I am not using them.

    Jun 21, 2021 13:21
  • Review by EveryManTEch, 10 out of 10
    Microsoft's Solution to better gaming!

    Arguably the best gaming headphones I have ever used. These are great with the Xbox but are also terrific for video calls on MS Teams and listening to music. These headphones are versatile in that you can pair this with your console and smartphone to listen to music while hearing the audio of gameplay.

    Jun 19, 2021 21:14
  • Review by Tevaughn, 10 out of 10
    Yup that’s it

    Overall very great product build quality sound quality features price amazing.

    Oct 18, 2021 12:25
  • 9.0score
    PowerA - Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Black
    Description

    Play your favorite Nintendo Switch games* like a pro with this officially licensed PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller. Built for comfort during extended gaming sessions, this Bluetooth wireless controller features motion controls, mappable Advanced Gaming Buttons, and standard ergonomic layout. Enjoy up to 30 hours of gameplay from internal rechargeable battery.**

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  • Review by William, 10 out of 10
    Worth it !!!

    A good nice solid controller. Don’t waste your money on the pro, instead buy this. It has bottoms buttons just like the pro that work great. I switched from Xbox to Nintendo and I’m able to game just like I would on xobox, this controller is worth it and battery life seems to early die haha

    Oct 30, 2021 19:54
  • Review by chacheu, 10 out of 10
    Great controller for less than pro controller

    This controller functions just as well as the pro controller, which I have as well, for significantly less money. Great feel, smooth and precise joy sticks and buttons. Wireless. I had to look up on the Internet what the difference was between the two and why this one was cheaper. Turns out there’s no rumble function or NFC reader. Didn’t even notice this for most of the gaming I do. If these features are not particularly important to you grab this and save a few bucks. Or if you already have a pro controller, this is a great second controller for less.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:31
  • Review by apbaker73, 8 out of 10
    Good value, more traditional controller.

    My son wanted one of these for his Nintendo Switch. Originally purchased a Legend of Zelda version, but it had a defect and had to return. Ended up getting this one, which is the same model, just in plain black finish. So far, so good. Gives him a more traditional controller rather than the small Switch units that come with the system. USB cord plugs in and keeps charged, so no need for continual battery replacements. Only negative is one that we have discovered is inherent with all Switch controllers, in that there is no microphone/headset port directly on the controller like an Xbox or Playstation has. Keep this in mind if you ever want to use a headset, as it will need to plug directly into the docked unit and not the controller itself. Other than that, this is a good controller and cheaper than the official Nintendo Pro Controller.

    Mar 17, 2021 16:12
  • Review by LivingRoomGamer, 10 out of 10
    Exactly What is Needed

    Works as well as a pro controller and it has the Nintendo seal of approval for their peripheries so I got it. Glad to finally have a wireless controller that feels solid in my hands though.

    It charges via USB like the Switch does and comes with a cable that you can plug into your Switch dock's back side so there's very little reason to not keep it around.

    Unfortunately, it has the same issue as the joy-cons when it comes to wireless lag. I have to play my Switch in my bedroom because there's so much interference that I get input lag from my controllers to the games I play which is a killer in games like Hades or Monster Hunter.

    Sep 06, 2021 11:26
  • Review by JasonG718, 10 out of 10
    Great for Swith or Switch Lite

    Love it. Saw some mixed reviews but im definitely satisfied with this. Feels great, response time is on point, and is a must have for anyone with a Switch Lite. Great for the regular switch console as well as it is better than using the joy cons when plahing something that demands a littlw more precision from your controller (FPS and Racing games especially.) I originally bought tgis because it said everywhere id need a co troller to play Breath of the Wild on a Switch Lite, and that turned out to be false. I am still glad i got this though.

    Sep 11, 2021 01:28
  • Review by Joseph, 10 out of 10
    Great Controller!

    A must own for Switch owners. I find this great for Breath of the Wild and also Super Smash Brothers. Excellent build quality. As a new switch owner, I found this a little difficult to pair with the new system, so I had to google a solution. Lack of instructions are the only gripe I have against this.

    Oct 24, 2020 19:41
  • Review by Biff, 8 out of 10
    Decent Name Brand

    Very light controller, to the point that it feels a little cheap in the hands. Definitely works well though, and the battery life is really incredible. Has similar wireless lag as the joycons, noticeable in smash but not much else. A little on the pricier side if you're paying MSRP. If it's on sale, just go for it.

    Oct 28, 2021 00:41
  • Review by Anthony, 10 out of 10
    Great buy!

    Just as good as I could've imagined. Long battery life in between charges, very easy to pair, and they perform flawlessly.

    I was told to not but the battery versions of these controllers, as battery life is dramatically reduced.

    When I go to buy another, it will be this one!

    Oct 15, 2021 16:02
  • 9.0score
    Razer - BlackShark V2 Wired THX Spatial Audio Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Series X|S - Black
    Description

    If esports is everything, give it your all with the Razer BlackShark V2. Introducing a triple threat of amazing audio, superior mic clarity and supreme sound isolation. Fitted with titanium-coated drivers, a USB sound card, softer ear cushions and THX Spatial Audio, your time to turn pro is now.

    5 Features
  • Razer™ TriForce Titanium 50mm Drivers: With titanium-coated diaphragms for added clarity, our new, cutting-edge proprietary design divides the driver into 3 parts for the individual tuning of highs, mids, and lows—producing brighter, clearer audio with richer highs and more powerful lows.
  • Razer™ HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card: Tuned to have a more focused voice pickup area, get the most out of the headset’s removable mic with a USB sound card that lets you tweak and improve your voice output even further via Razer Synapse.
  • Advanced passive noise cancellation for uninterrupted focus: From cheering crowds to the hum of your rig, shut noise out with special closed earcups that full cover your ears, aided by plush cushions that form a perfect seal for greater sound isolation.
  • Ultra-soft breathable memory foam ear cushions for premium comfort: Wrapped in plush leatherette, the foam’s improved density greatly reduces the headset’s clamping force, while a breathable fabric minimizes sweat and heat build-up generated by skin contact.
  • THX Spatial Audio pinpoint positional accuracy for greater immersion and competitive gaming: Stay on top of your opponents’ movements and gain valuable map knowledge with next-gen surround sound that optimizes the game’s sound design to bring you true-to-life acoustics.
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  • Review by Solrak, 8 out of 10
    Nailing the basics … and then some

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    Bottom Line Upfront: The Razer Blackshark V2 is exactly what it appears to be: a lightweight, well thought and executed headset with a clear gaming focus. It won’t break the bank – and the added USB sound card really gives it much appreciated flexibility when jumping from different PCs or laptops on the go. No, its, not perfect – but it is totally worth the price and is a quality piece of kit to add to your gaming set up.

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    Detailed Observations after a regular usage:

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    >>> Exterior Design thoughts:

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    Starting with the physical design of the headset – it definitely “gamer centric” with its two Green “Razor Serpent” logos on the exterior of each earcup - and will not be confused with a high end / premium styled headset that cost upwards of $200 out there. I personally would have liked to see those logos light up or have some kind of RGB element to them – but I can wholly appreciate the “muted gamer” aspect these manage to pull off – plus I imagine that would have added to the overall cost of the unit as well (if they ever found a way to put that option in there without raising the price that would be awesome though). It still manages to feel solidly built where it counts, particularly with the knobs and switches for volume and mic muting. The headband stitching and material seem durable and quality on top of that as well. I am not a fan of the hardwired/non removable cable that leads into the earcup – I would have preferred something modular that I can replace, or would not be subject to strain/wear and tear when traveling with them in my bag/backpack. It would also have been nice is the earcups offered some kind of rotational adjustment so that they could be folded flat against my chest, or storage/travel as well when not in use. The wires that support the up and down adjustment seem sturdy enough – but I would like to have a thicker gauge of metal used for added reassurance of “durability” over the long haul.

    >>> Earcup padding and fabric thoughts:

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    The fabric Razer uses for the earcups is simple, but functional. Its soft and has more than enough ventilation holes -without feeling scratchy against me skin. Razer says the BlackShark V2 has memory foam – but in my personal experience this can be pretty vague since there are essentially what I consider to be 2 types of memory foam products out there..either the “classic” – slow forming, quicksand feeling – “heavy” memory foam from the TV mattress commercials where someone places their hand on it … OR … the newer “lighter” memory foams that are blended with other foams to “breath better” and rebound faster. The Blackshark V2 definitely has the latter – which helps the whole set to have a light feel, without giving me a “head trapped in vice” feeling that I have gotten from other headsets in the past. I still would have preferred the “classic” heavier memory foam in the cups, even if it added extra weight and reduced breathability – but I think that would have also helped reduce background noise when the headset is on as well. The headset still does a good job of blocking ambient and background noise – but I wouldn’t say it was “stellar” in that regard. I don’t believe the earcups are removable for washing, and I did not see anything in the product literature/instructions that says it could be removed -so that really is some I am concerned with. I keep saying I travel a lot – because I do – and I like being able to clean my things after heavy usage. Sweat, dirt, grime builds up quicker and I worry that this may be an issue further on down the line.

    >>> THX Spatial audio:

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    For the record I have never been overly found of “spatial audio” effects in headsets. Having owned and tried a couple of these “spatial audio” styled headset recently and in the past -I am still not overly impressed OUTSIDE of gaming applications. I repeat…OUTSIDE of gaming applications. While gaming – the THX spatial audio delivers on its promise of immersive enhancement all the way. Playing Fortnite, I could clearly and distinctly hear the directional location of gunfire and footsteps with it on, and saved me from elimination on more than one occasion while indoors and in certain environments by accurately letting me gage where people where sneaking around to try to get the drop on me. All that being said – THX spatial audio is not so great on anything else. Often distorting to altering music and movies in a way that was not natural to my ears. Fortunately, it is a simple couple of clicks to turn it off in Razer’s Synapse software – and you can go back to enjoying excellent sounds from all the other non-gaming applications.

    Closing thoughts:

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    Razer has been part of the gaming scene for what seems like forever to me…since I was back in high school…literally 20 years ago. That being said, I can say that they have consistently brought new, innovative products, devices and peripherals over those couple of decades. Some of those products didn’t deliver on expectations, while others far exceeded expectation and helped to push the industry forward. I am happy to say that the Razer Blackshark V2 (with the included USB soundcard in use) safely falls into the latter of those two in that comparison… and truly delivers on what a gaming focused headset should do – while not requiring a car payment sized investment as part of the price of admission. I think the part I honestly found that made the difference was the USB soundcard dongle. While you can use the headset without the USB soundcard as just a regular 3.5mm plug/input - that's not what made this headset special to me. I jump from my Gaming laptop, to my ultra-portable laptop, to a friend’s laptop – and then back to my home gaming rig … all the time. Having the ability to have a consistent, good sounding headset – that didn’t make me feel like my head was in a vice – wasn’t something I initially thought I would appreciate until after using it for a bit. The Razer Blackshark V2 delivers on all the basics, adds external USB sound card functionality, and seems well built for under $100 MSRP. Yeah – it could offer some nicer included goodies and design choices - and even some additional RGB lighting – but wouldn’t hold it against it. What I would say is that the non-removable ear cup covers/foam is disappointing to me personally – and affects my rating of the product the way I use it significantly.

    Interesting things to note:

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    - The headset/USB cables are all braided, helping to reduce tangling, reduce cable noises while gaming and look legit in any setup / desk setup

    - The included “Storage/Carrying” bag is a nice thought – but it is a little on thing side and not made of the most durable fabric. It caught a ton of pet hair in my use, and it managed to act as a dust and crumb magnet in my bag when I transported it – these things may not bother/apply to you

    - I liked the little mic imprinted on the exterior casing of the removable microphone. Little things like that make me feel like Razor is actively trying to make sure people face the wrong end of the mic to face

    - You NEED to download and install the Razor Synapse software to unlock ALL of the features of the mic. Everything from Custom EQs, Spatial sound modifications, to microphone recording enhances are tucked away inside – and really help the Blackshark V2 punch above its weight

    - I like having the detachable mic in the Blackshark V2 headset V.S. having it built in adding more bulk and making it non user serviceable as well. I did not use the microphone heavily – but when I did, I never had any distortion or recording issues with my teammates or while in any games

    - I have mixed feelings about the tactile volume “knob”. I like how I can turn up/lower the volume quickly and easily by feel alone from “off”position all the way to the to 50% - and to 100% positions – but I can’t feel that just a normal sized knob, with maybe “off”-25%-50%-75%-100% positions would have been more appreciated by me - since I don’t need to fine tune from 50% -100% - but rather 75%-100% (as complicated as that all may sound)

    Aug 15, 2020 00:49
  • Review by Acadius, 8 out of 10
    Clear and Sharp

    Gaming is a way of life for a lot of us.

    Whether it’s to entertain an audience during a broadcast, hopping online with some friends to unwind from a long day or just to immerse yourself into a rich story. No matter what your gaming motivation is, the sound of said game is important to any experience.

    Razer’s Blackshark V2 headset delivers some great sound for your gaming world.

    Comfort: The Blackshark is probably the most comfortable gaming headset that I’ve ever worn. And that’s saying a lot since I’ve owned several headsets since 2013. It’s a low profile aviator design fit with breathable ear cups which is important for those long gaming sessions. I didn’t feel any overwhelming heat or sweat from wearing them during my sessions that last for several hours. For an incredibly lightweight headset, I am amazed at how they can cup my ears firmly without becoming irritating after an hour. You might even forget that you’re wearing them. It happened to me twice already.

    The volume is a direct access dial that’s located on the right ear cup. It’s easy to adjust and you’ll feel a ‘click’ when you’ve dialed to the halfway mark. Just behind the volume dial is the mic mute button which is easy to use. I can appreciate the location of these two features since your fingers know exactly where to go rather than fumbling for the mute slider that’s on a cord that we’ve seen with other headsets.

    Sound: The Blackshark V2 has A LOT of options for you to experiment with regarding the sort of audio experience you are looking for. However, I have to inform you, all of these sound options are meant for PC players only. That’s not to say that you cannot use the Blackshark for your PS4, Xbox One, or Switch. Instead of using the built-in USB soundcard, you can plug the headset via the 3.5mm audio jack directly into the Switch, PS4, or Xbox One controller/handheld. That’s not to say that your audio experiences with the Blackshark are going to be horrible, it’s just that with the consoles, you cannot fine-tune the type of audio you are seeking. The PC audio options via the Razer Synapse app are PLENTY:

    Mic Volume

    Mic Boost

    Mic Sensitivity

    THX Spatial Audio Equalizer

    And that’s just to name a few of the customization options for the PC gamer. And even if you’re using this headset for your console, the sound is insanely sharp and clear. For me, the sounds are distinctive. Footsteps aren’t overridden by other audio cues in games like Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends where you NEED to be aware of your audio surroundings.

    For the gamers that are looking for a deep and pronounced bass sound, then you’ll find that the Blackshark does not offer that sound experience. Even after I experimented with the calibrations, there was no ‘booming’ bass sound. I’m assuming that this was done so as not to conflict with the other sounds that I mentioned before. I played Apex Legends on my PC and then played Ghost of Tsushima on my PS4. Both games have different uses for sound but both were astounding to hear. From the gunfire approaching closer to my location in Apex Legends to the sounds of wind and thunder in Ghost of Tsushima, I felt like I was in those moments.

    Unfortunately, there’s no vocal feedback when using the headset on consoles. This means that you can’t hear yourself and will be talking at a louder tone to your online team or friends unless you pull one of the ear cups slightly off your ear.

    If you’re anything like me, you tend to use your gaming headset for other things such as watching movies. Just like the gaming sound, the sounds from the movies were clear, sharp, and distinct. A surround sound theater around your ears.

    The Blackshark distributes a clean and sharp audio experience for ALL gamers but offers customization for the PC gamer. If you’re looking for comfort, clean sound without being overwhelmed by multiple wires, and the weight of the headset, I believe you will be satisfied with the Blackshark V2.

    Aug 17, 2020 14:39
  • Review by VangTfz, 10 out of 10
    Great budget gaming headset

    The Razer Blackshark V2 headset...

    TLDR: best bang for the buck in this price range!

    Sound Quality: This is a closed-back headset and it does well to provide very accurate directional audio. Compared to my A40s, mids & highs are a bit less pronounced but still good enough to hear what you need to to play at a high level. If you play FPS games, you'll appreciate these headsets as footsteps and directions are very discernible. The addition of the Razer USB soundcard is also a nice addition to provide better audio quality compared to your standard 3.5mm outputs. One thing to note is the volume knob - it is in reverse from what i'm used to... Turning it counter clock-wise will go up in volume and clock-wise will lower the volume. Thought that was strange, but eventually i got used to it. This may not be an issue for others, so it's not worth docking any stars over but worth mentioning.

    Comfort: These headphones have some very comfy earpads. I have pretty big ears, and when gaming over a few hours, i don't experience any discomfort with my ears or my head from the headset. The inner ear pads have a thin layer that sits between your ears and the drivers, thus if your ears are big, there won't be any hard contact that would cause ear discomfort. One thing to note also is that these are very light as well, so this helps to alleviate any strain you may experience with other headsets with prolonged use.

    Form Factor & Build Quality: Since this is a budget gaming headset, this is an area where you can see some corners were cut. Each earcup is connected via two adjustment rods that move independently of each other. What this means is that when adjusting the headset, if you don't evenly apply pressure to lengthen/shorten the earcup, then it may be uneven (one rod may have more length than the other). This mechanism makes it certainly more tedious to adjust the headset, however once set you wouldn't have to repeat this process again so it's not a make or break factor. Outside of the earcups, the microphone is detachable and very good. Compared to my A40s, the microphone quality is on par, so that is a big plus! Razer also provides software to adjust mic & sound profiles as well, so don't forget to download it to adjust to your liking. The audio cable on the other hand is not detachable, so you will not be able to replace it if you need to (or detach it when you are putting it in your bag to travel).

    Overall, in this price range i would definitely recommend this headset.

    Aug 15, 2020 23:08
  • Review by Yomamma, 10 out of 10
    Best birthday gift ever!

    Purchased this set for my grandson for his 15th birthday! He’s an active gamer and his other headset was disintegrating. Theses were a big hit! He said they were super comfortable to wear and very easy to install with excellent sound quality!

    Oct 28, 2021 09:08
  • Review by AllisChalmers, 10 out of 10
    Better sound & comfort than Razer Krakens

    This review is from the viewpoint of a middle-aged female casual gamer who mostly plays Fortnite and Fall Guys on PC. I'm no audiophile and mostly care about finding a gaming headset that will fit my fat head and not give me headaches. I've been using a Razer Kraken Tournament headset, but the band hurts the top of my rotund melon. Here is my Cliff's notes pros and cons list for those of you old enough to know what Cliff's notes are.

    Pros:

    + Ultra padded band

    + Soft earcups that swivel to match head shape

    + Removable microphone (not on Blackshark V2x)

    + Mic monitoring/sidetone feature in software

    + Clear sounds during gameplay

    + Lighter than Krakens (255g vs 340g approx.)

    Cons:

    - Annoying mic cover (removable though)

    - Sound adjustments require Razer's software

    - Stronger clamping force than Krakens

    Some YouTube reviews mention better sound without the sound card attached, but it's fine for my basic needs. I love that this headset/software offers the mic monitoring feature so I can hear how loudly I am talking, and it's crystal clear. I would use my Blue Yeti microphone for voiceovers in video editing, but the Blackshark's mic is sufficient for gaming comms.

    Most importantly, the lighter weight and ultra padded band on the Blacksharks allows me to wear them without immediately getting a headache. I still prefer speakers to headsets for my sensitive head, but the Blacksharks are the best I've tried for comfort...and I've tried SteelSeries, HyperX, and Logitech.

    For those wondering what the major difference is between the Blackshark V2 and V2X, this version has a stitched band, different material on the ear cups, sound card, detachable microphone, and slightly heavier weight. The detachable microphone and more luxurious headband are what sold me on the more expensive version. Although the mic is a bit annoying because it isn't retractable like on the Krakens, I plan to keep this Blackshark headset and use it instead of my Krakens due to improved sound and comfort. I did purchase Best Buy's protection plan since the flimsy side adjustments and exposed cord worry me about durability. Thus far, build quality appears excellent, and this old lady is pleased with Razer's latest headset. If you also have a fat head, give these a try!

    Aug 15, 2020 17:12
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    Superb sound quality at a reasonable price!

    The Razer BlackShark V2 Gaming Headset offers great sound, features and comfort at a reasonable price. When unboxing the headset you're greeted with a fold up top that is usually a part of premium packaging so that was a nice touch. Inside of the inner cardboard tray you'll find the headset in a fleece like bag that includes the headset with attached USB sound card a detachable mic and the headset itself. The headset is adjustable on the sides by sliding the ear cups along the skinny black rails that hold them to the band it does feel a bit delicate. The top of the headset does offer a bit of cushion and does feel comfortable and so do the cushions on the ear cups. The detachable mic can only go in one way and it did sound loud and clear on my mic tests as well as voice chatting. The sound quality of the Razer BlackShark V2 did sound good for its price point thanks to the 50mm Titanium drivers and the included software that installs on your pc from the USB sound card adds a bunch of features like spatial surround sound that helps you hear directional footsteps as well as different equalizer settings to tune the sound to your liking. At first I thought the overall sound levels were low but it turns out that the volume adjuster on the side of the headset was turned about halfway down so when I raised it to the max the sound was much more immersive. The cups seal around your ears and give a decent amount of passive noise cancelation and the software included does also give your mic some noise cancelation to cancel out loud keyboards, clicks and background noise when you use your mic. The headset does feel light and never felt heavy on my head even after several hours of testing. Adding on to all of these features you have a 2 year warranty that instills a sense of reliability and making this a no brainer for me to recommend getting whether you game on PC, Console or Mobile.

    Aug 13, 2020 14:46
  • Review by Dan0Sterling, 10 out of 10
    Well mic'd, Comfortable isolated sound

    Wireless is all the rage, but it doesn’t always deliver the performance you can get with a wired headset. With the Blackshark 2, Razor built a very versatile, comfortable, and quiet headset with the only downside being the 6 foot wire connecting you to your device.

    Overall, it’s a great set up to use with a very well designed microphone, great comfort, and good earphones. Gamers, virtual students, and virtual workers will all find something to like with this wired headset.

    Let’s start with the microphone. I’ve used various headsets over the years for voice recognition and for communication. Noise cancellation has always been key for voice recognition. It’s now becoming more important as I share my workspace with my wife and children all day. Razer provides the Blackshark with the clearest microphone I’ve ever used. My voice recognition has never been more accurate. Callers have complimented me. You can feel comfortable using this to record podcasts.

    Comfort is important if you’ll be wearing this headset all day. Again, this scores well. Earpieces envelop your ears blocking out sound while sitting comfortably on pads as soft as my cat’s feet (though much thicker). Despite all the padding, there is ample room for my eyeglasses. My head does not feel pinched at all, even after wearing the headset for a couple of hours. Despite lacking active noise cancellation, it’s hard to hear anything happening more than a few feet away.

    What’s a headset without good sound? You get decent all around sound quality, but I wouldn’t call it world class. They deliver a very balanced soundscape which is mildly rich in detail. Razer packages the headset with a USB soundcard. This allows you to customize some of the spatial audio features. Using the soundcard, the soundtrack I was listening to (Star Wars 9) seemed just a little bit brighter and more open. It won’t be confused with true 7.1 immersive sound. The sound card also reduced the volume of the microphone quite a bit. For clear communication, I preferred plugging it into my PC's headphone jack.

    Gamers will find the side mounted mute button very handy. It can quickly be used to keep your reality from disrupting your friends. When it’s time to pack up and go, the microphone unplugs from the headset for easy portability. The wire cannot be detached from the headset for replacement. You should therefore be sure to take care of the wire carefully when slipping it into the included carrying case.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:01
  • Review by Razer, 10 out of 10
    Razer blackshark V2 pro

    Recently bought the pro version of this headset because I loved this wired version but didn’t know Razer had a pro wireless option so now I have two headsets that work great and never have to worry about battery since I have the wired version to swap with while the pro wireless is low on battery

    Oct 31, 2020 02:33
  • 9.0score
    Insignia™ - Dual Controller Charging System for Xbox Series X|S - Black
    Description

    Always be game-ready with the Insignia Dual Controller Charging System. Designed for Microsoft Xbox Series X|S controllers, this system can recharge up to two controllers simultaneously. It includes two high-powered rechargeable batteries that eliminate the need and cost of disposable batteries as well as reduce the landfill waste they create.

    5 Features
  • Broad Compatibility: Designed for Microsoft Xbox Series X|S controllers (sold separately)
  • Easy Drop-in Design: No need to line up contacts or connect cables.
  • Easy to understand functionality: LED charging indicators let you know when charging is in progress and complete.
  • Everything you need in a charging solution: Includes two 1200mAh, high powered rechargeable battery packs and two compatible battery doors
  • Peace of Mind: With built-in over charging and short circuit protection you can be assured that your controllers are safe.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by MrBoJangles, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    Works great, but it’d be nice if it was compatible with previous Gen controllers.

    Jun 25, 2021 17:26
  • Review by Maria, 10 out of 10
    Charging stations for xbox

    This was a great purchase I needed a duel charger for the Xbox controllers the store employee was very knowledgeable in explaining each function of the recharging stations

    Jul 16, 2021 22:34
  • Review by jdclover, 10 out of 10
    No need to change batteries.

    Replaces the batteries with a rechargeable battery pack, so you can use the charging stand. Works as expected, I have no complaints.

    Sep 14, 2021 19:22
  • Review by TechMan904, 10 out of 10
    Great Buy

    A Very Great Purchase I Have Made. Quick And Fast Customer Service. A Pleasure Every Time I Shop At Best Buy. I Look Forward Every Time I Shop At Best Buy Customer Service. The Online Pick Up Was Fast and Efficient. My Orders Are Always On Time. I Definitely Will Be Shopping Again Soon.

    Nov 18, 2021 20:55
  • Review by Mikec2880, 10 out of 10
    awsome

    awesome it works for Xbox 1 and x to charge, but the batteries are different

    Sep 15, 2021 06:38
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Dual Charging

    Got this for my younger and my self for our Xbox one controllers. Worked perfectly.

    Jul 31, 2021 04:14
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Insignia charging station

    This is a great charging station, way better than PowerA products.

    Jul 17, 2021 01:37
  • Review by Beats, 10 out of 10
    Charger

    I like to have my controllers charge for I can play on my Xbox one

    Aug 09, 2021 11:00
  • 9.0score
    Microsoft - Controller for Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One + USB-C® Cable (Latest Model) - Black
    Description

    Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort during gameplay. Play wirelessly or use the included 9’ USB-C cable for a wired gaming experience. Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case. Use the Xbox Accessories app to remap buttons and create custom controller profiles for your favorite games. Quickly pair and switch between Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Windows 10 PCs, and Android. iOS support coming in the future. Plug in any supported headset with the 3.5mm audio jack.*

    6 Features
  • Elevate your game: Experience the modernized design of the Xbox Wireless Controller, featuring sculpted surfaces and refined geometry for enhanced comfort and effortless control during gameplay.
  • Plug in and play: Play wirelessly or use the included 9’ USB-C cable for a wired gaming experience.
  • Custom controller profiles: Use the Xbox Accessories app to remap buttons and create custom controller profiles for your favorite games.* Plus, plug in any supported headset with the 3.5mm audio jack.*
  • Stay on target: Stay on target with a hybrid D-pad and textured grip on the triggers, bumpers, and back case.
  • Share button: Seamlessly capture and share content such as screenshots, recordings, and more with the new Share button.
  • Quickly pair and switch: Quickly pair and switch between Windows 10 PCs, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Android.* iOS support coming in the future.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 5800x, 10 out of 10
    Good controller

    Reall good controller.

    Works well for pc on steam.

    Had a lot of fun in games.

    Mar 12, 2021 10:36
  • Review by Brick113, 10 out of 10
    Next Gen Controller

    Next gen controller feels nice when gaming. The controller has nice grips and all the bells and whistles needed for solid gaming. It's worth it. Overall a solid deal. You will need a rechargeable battery that is sold separately.

    May 21, 2021 16:02
  • Review by HGJR, 4 out of 10
    used sold as new

    firstly, update your firmware if you buy this. the shipping firmware is bad bad bad.

    second, I received a used unit sold as new. beware.

    Aug 17, 2021 15:59
  • Review by Sosa, 2 out of 10
    Bad

    Honestly I love the grip in the back the slimmer ness than the x 1. But let me be real fr man I’ve bought 3 of these and each one last only a couple weeks. These new ones are cheaper than the ones before and mainly where it counts, the durability. Charging 60$ for these I don’t know how the Ps5 controller is but if it last longer than 3 months I’d rather buy a Ps5 before any Xbox series console. It’s a d shame.

    Aug 11, 2021 23:08
  • Review by Johnnypcgamer, 8 out of 10
    Windows Xbox Controller (Reasonably Priced)

    Ultra-lightweight (without batteries) and a little less solidly built than the older XBOX PATROL controller. This is a Windows OR an Xbox controller. The older one has a rechargeable battery sealed into the controller which makes it feel a bit heavier. This model uses 2 AA batteries for a wifi connection. A headphone jack and a USB C input for an Xbox S or X gaming console. Happy Gaming!

    Mar 26, 2021 20:40
  • Review by PCgamerinATL, 10 out of 10
    Very nice for PC gaming!

    Very nice for PC gaming. Previously use PDP brand controller but one of button stopped working after 6 months. Got this new original made by MS. Quality is way better and grip is superb. Also, it is plug and play with windows 10. if you need controller for PC gaming get this! Battery is not included but it gets power by USB cable.

    Jan 16, 2021 12:52
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Nice Improvement on the Xbox One controller.

    Improvements:

    - Not only did they finally get fix the d-pad, it now has inclined up edges on the d-pad that make it quicker to hit the directions. - There's now a nice textured gripping on the controller handles that used to be only on more expensive versions of the Xbone controller.

    - The Xbox One is forwards compatible so I can use it even now when the Xbox Series are impossible to find.

    Very satisfied.

    Oct 22, 2021 10:20
  • Review by Edge2Alpha, 10 out of 10
    Good Controller

    Zero problems with it since buying it after playing probably 100+ hours of action RPGs. No issues with drift or buttons no working. No issues with any of the steam games I have tried it on and the controller started working the second I plugged it into my computer. I am using it wired so no can't comment on how it is wirelessly.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:16
  • 9.0score
    HyperX - Cloud Stinger Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mobile Devices and Nintendo Switch - Red/Black
    Description

    Keep your head in the game when you wear this HyperX Cloud Stinger headset. It works with most PCs and the PlayStation 4 for versatile gaming applications, and the swivel-to-mute microphone ensures your personal conversations stay out of battle scenes. This HyperX Cloud Stinger headset has memory foam ear cups for long-lasting comfort as you quest.

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mdr7, 10 out of 10
    Great for beginners!

    This headset does the job. I'm not an experienced gamer so I can't compare this headset to others and compare its features but I will say I like it very much. Nice sound quality and they are comfortable for me since I have a big head. Microphone works great but I still bought a small foam cover to filter out wind noise, which might not be a problem for you.

    May 22, 2020 16:38
  • Review by Mufasa9, 10 out of 10
    Best budget console headset

    These are the most comfortable headphones I’ve used. They are a perfect fit and highly adjustable. The comfort and sound quality cannot be beat at this price. It has a good mic but I’ve seen better like with the A10s. But I would choose this headset over the A10s because it’s better in every other aspect

    Apr 18, 2018 17:59
  • Review by Bingbing77, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    Useful to use, cancels out sound outside, and the audio is clear

    Apr 10, 2020 17:04
  • Review by Marcy, 10 out of 10
    Headphone

    I bought this headphone for my son he loves it so much he uses it to chat with his friends while playing his games he also uses it on his phone he never without that headphone that's how much he loves it.

    Jun 18, 2021 19:06
  • Review by OilFieldPimp, 10 out of 10
    Great Performance

    Junior loves these headphones. And he says they’re comfortable. They were a little steep in cost but, he prefers them over other brands.

    Jan 15, 2021 15:21
  • Review by ChewE, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    Good gaming mic. This headset is very comfortable.

    Jun 11, 2021 19:12
  • Review by 2poreair, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound for the Price

    This is my first pair of computer headset. The comfort of these are top shelf. Their rigid enough to hold their form, but flexible enough to not smash your head. The microphone is great and picks up the sound without issue. The fact that you put the microphone in an up position to mute it makes it so much easier to keep side conversations private. Now the sound, is just beautiful. Definitely has quality built in, great for voice chat and/or music. These are definitely my daily drivers. So I definitely recommend to anyone looking for a functional pc headset, without breaking your bank.

    May 10, 2019 22:17
  • Review by Heaphones, 4 out of 10
    Don’t buy this

    It keeps on breaking every two weeks no matter how careful you are .

    Feb 18, 2021 09:19
  • 9.0score
    Razer - Kraken Kitty Chroma RGB Wired THX Spatial Audio USB Gaming Headset for PC - Quartz Pink
    Description

    Show off your unique sense of style while gaming when wearing these Razer Kraken kitty ears. This accessory comes with adjustable straps to place them anywhere on the headset, and they are compatible with any Razer Kraken headset. These Razer Kraken kitty ears are waterproof and damage-resistant for everyday use.

    7 Features
  • Powered by Razer Chroma: With 16.8 million colors, a suite of effects, and glowing earcups in addition to kitty ear lighting, helps you customize to your heart's content and land on a unique look for every occasion.
  • Stream reactive lighting: Take your showmanship to new heights with lighting that can respond to your audiences emotes, alerts and shout outs. Personalize exactly which colors and effects are used with the Streamer Companion App.
  • Adjustable headband: Easily fits your head for maximum comfort during long sessions.
  • Active noise cancellation microphone: Improve your stream production with a retractable high-quality microphone that's tuned to block out all background noise.
  • Designed for comfort and durability: Cooling-gel ear cushions keep your head cool while a bauxite aluminum frame ensures durability and reduced weight as you light up the stream or a friend's party.
  • Headset controls: Include mute and volume.
  • THX Spatial 7.1 surround sound: For accurate positional audio and superior audio immersion across any form of entertainment - from intense games to epic movies (Only available on Windows 10 64bit).
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by rikersisland, 10 out of 10
    Quality headphones

    Was going to get the lower-end Kraken + the separate Kitty Ears attachment but this went on sale. I didn't need the RGB lighting but for the price at the time, it would be around the same as what I would pay for the different version headphones + ears pricing.

    Anyway, this product is great. The ear and head cushions are probably the best I've had so far - they're really comfortable.

    A few things to consider:

    1. This does NOT have any other connection type but WIRED through USB. NO Bluetooth, NO IR, just WIRED.

    2. And yes, USB. The wire has a USB attachment, NOT an audio jack. If you're thinking you can use this straight away for your phone or consoles, sorry mate (more on this below).

    3. The wire CANNOT be detached from the headset.

    4. The headset and ears stay lit up when in use unless you turn the feature off through the Razer Synapse app (download from the Razer website), which you have to install on your laptop/desktop (I did - it was bright if you just left it on).

    So if you're wanting to use this headset for your device that has a USB-C connection (disclaimer: I only tried this on my Switch and Pixel), you need a USB-C to USB Adapter (Type C Male to USB 3.0 Female).

    Of course, you'll take up the ONLY USB port on your device, so to listen to audio AND charge your device at the same time, you need a USB-C Splitter (Dual USB-C Audio and Charger Adapter).

    PRO TIP:

    Get a USB-C to USB Adapter that has a short cord at least, not those that look like a thumb drive. The cordless ones (thumb drive style) tend to have a wider body towards the USB-C end, making it challenging to use with another cable when plugged into a USB-C Splitter.

    Again, I only tried using USB-C adapters which worked on my Nintendo Switch (2017) and Google Pixel 2 XL (I know, it's time to upgrade).

    I wanted to post this because I almost returned my headset after trying to search for threads on how I can adapt the Kraken for USB-C use, which got me very confusing responses, from "you cannot" to "call customer service". I just decided to try it myself.

    I hope someone tries this with an Audio Jack so we'll have a complete picture of its adaptability.

    Thanks y'all!

    - Sookie

    [images below for reference]

    Dec 04, 2020 16:32
  • Review by Trinity, 10 out of 10
    Pink Razor Products are the BEST.

    I was skeptical because of the price, I almost got the other pink razor headset without the ears but I saw on the boxes that the ones with the ears had more attributes than the regular ones, so I went with it and they have completely exceeded my expectations, they aren’t just cute headphones, they light up, you can customize the lights, you can customize the way you hear things in-game or if you’re just watching a movie, they have surround sound and just very good quality sound overall. I also have a pink keyboard and mouse from razor, so i can customize the lights together so they do the same thing. All of the products i have from razor are just over the top amazing. Plus razor is the only gaming company I’ve found that makes pink products. I LOVE my headset and my other razor appliances ❤️❤️

    Sep 24, 2021 18:47
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Amazing audio quality!

    Okay I feel like I am wearing something greater than beats headphones. The sound customization options and the audio quality of these earphones are something way into the future. I really enjoy having these and I love how I can get my favorite color to display through synapse. It can display still also known as “static” or go to the beat of a song via visualization! It’s really cool and so I highly recommend this gaming product to anyone looking for an awesome gaming headset!

    May 09, 2020 15:24
  • Review by LinkNinja, 10 out of 10
    The cat ears light up

    Got these for my girlfriend as a Christmas Gift. She really enjoys them. If you have other razer RGB accessories the RGB software will sync them all together. They sound really nice and the surround sound works well where it matters in games like Call of duty or Overwatch. The microphone can be muted in two ways, by either pushing it back into the headset, or by clicking the mic itself. There's also indication as to when the mic is muted which some headsets do not have. You need to install the software to get the full protentional of the headset

    If your a streamer or want to get into streaming, there's also a way to sync the lights on the headset for when you get a donation or a subscriber etc.

    Jan 02, 2021 14:11
  • Review by Harley, 8 out of 10
    Razer Kraken Kitty

    What can I say? These are absolutely adorable and do the job they were intended for. I do get a little bit of a crackle in the headphones sometimes, but I have a feeling that’s because I’m using them for a PS4 with a USB extension cord rather than plugging into a PC. The one thing I wish they would change is for the app to change the colors in the lighting for the headphones, it’s not compatible with Mac - so I have been able to do anything in terms of changing the lighting. I wish it was compatible on both platforms.

    Oct 19, 2020 12:01
  • Review by KitKat, 8 out of 10
    Kraken Kitty edition is awesome

    Love the design and all the features these headphones have. I use them for work at home and the definitely perform well. The one downfall is that they are a bit on the heavy side and if you wear glasses it can start to be uncomfortable after a few hours. However they are far more comfortable than other headsets I have used in the past.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:34
  • Review by rudegirlpunk, 10 out of 10
    Cute and Functional!

    Really cute headphones with awesome sound! Overall good quality and easy to use. I use these mainly for my Twitch streams and they’ve been working out great for me! I love that the ears light up! It’s aesthetic while also functional!

    Nov 12, 2021 15:50
  • Review by Aliahtestaverde, 10 out of 10
    I LOVE this headset!

    I love these headphones!! They don't make my ears sweaty after a while, nor do they hurt my head at all! It is very adjustable, and the LEDs are no joke!! I have not set the lights up to sync to subs and things like that I have seen plenty of friends use them! Oh! And also, when you have your mic out and muted, it glows red, so you know that you are still muted. The volume adjustment on the headset is for mic volume. So what your friend hears, not you.

    Jun 14, 2021 20:46
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired Gaming Headset for PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 - Black
    Description

    Take your game to another level with this SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition headset. Its ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity for effective communication between players, and the S1 speaker drivers minimize distortion for a clear, balanced soundscape. This SteelSeries Arctis 3 Console Edition headset's AirWeave ear cushions keep ears cool and dry when the action heats up.

    3 Features
  • ClearCast noise cancelling microphone: The Arctis ClearCast microphone uses a bidirectional design, the same used by aircraft carrier deck crews, for superior noise cancellation so that your voice sounds clear and natural.
  • Revolutionary Comfort: With its lightweight construction, innovative suspension design, and athletics-inspired fabrics, Arctis is proven by Esports pros to stay comfortable over the longest gaming sessions.
  • Windows Sonic Spatial Audio: Designed for full compatibility with Windows Sonic Spatial Audio, the native surround sound built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox ONE consoles
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Cynthia, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Heatset

    My daughter is 9 years old and this gaming headset is great for kids. It not expensive $70 and work great has noise control. The mouth piece is attached to the headset when not I’m use you just push it back in. I Love these headset it just plug in and go. The headset don’t feel cheap they are maked of good materials. I have payed $100 for corsair headset and they didn’t even last 6 months and felt cheap.

    Dec 28, 2018 16:26
  • Review by Czar56, 10 out of 10
    Good and Affordable Headset!

    I dont really play a lot of multiplayer games that would require a headset. I have been playing 1 game on and off with a friend. I was using the mic off of the PS Camera, which is not ideal so I thought I'd invest in a headset. I wanted a headset where I'm not paying too much for something I will only use here and there. I cane accross these and they looked cool. The pricing on this pair seemed affordable so I went with them and after trying them out they are great! They are very comfortable, even during long periods of gaming. They don't feel too tight or too loose. The sound is great. I am able to hear the game's audio as well as my friend. Even with multiple people, I was able to hear everyone just fine. The mic is good, I have not had an issue where someone wasn't able to hear me. The mic is a good length away from you so it's not annoying and it's detachable and retractable when not needed. There's also volume dial and mute button on the headset for easy reach. I've only been using them for PS4 but they're also compatible for other consoles. They even work for phones if you need a pair. Haven't tested them out to see if the mic works for calls, though. If you're looking for a good pair of affordable headset for gaming, I definitely recommend these!

    Oct 19, 2021 03:10
  • Review by Luisavila, 8 out of 10
    THE HEADSET

    For a wired headset these are great they are comfortable and the sound is good. I was talking to my friends and they said I sound clear and you really can hear my voice I would recommend this headset

    Jan 07, 2021 17:42
  • Review by KBizzle, 8 out of 10
    2 Yrs & Still Going

    It's actually been 2 years since I bought these and they still work great! Super clear audio and I have been told I'm very easy to hear and that the mic is great as well. The buttons for volume & mute are accessible quite easily and I like that I can put the mic away.

    Only thing, which might just be me, is they could use more bass but EQ can fix this. These aren't $200+ headphones so I didn't expect the highest fidelity and I would not recommend for an audiophile but for gamers and the rest of us, these are pretty amazing. When I have let people wear them, they think they cost more than they do. My only true "wish" or con is that the mic does not automatically mute when put away.

    Oct 20, 2021 03:10
  • Review by Rafical10s, 10 out of 10
    Incredible Bang for Your Buck

    Bought the Arctic 3 Console Edition to replace a Hyperx Cloud Alpha that went bad. Honestly for a $70 headset it's the better value all around. It's lighter, more comfortable, has a better microphone and sounds better to me. It has a removable cable which is replaceable if needed as well as ear cushions which can be changed out. Simple on eat volume and mute controls so you dont have to fumble around with online control. Sounds great as I mainly player shooters and can detect enemy locations and such with incredible ease. Honestly a great headset if you are on a budget or just want to save money. This one does everything the $100-$150 headsets do and does most better.

    Oct 24, 2021 09:30
  • Review by Daniel, 10 out of 10
    Good Headphones With PS5

    These headphones have been really good so far, only once did the padding on one of the sides pop off but it was fairly easy to put back on and this only happened after a while of owning these. I stay away from headphones with "leather" pads because they just build up sweat around my ears and eventually start to look ugly. The padding on these are like material and feel really comfortable and soft. The adjustable band for the top of your head is not to intrusive and doesn't feel too weird. Bought these for use with the PS5 and they work great.

    Oct 24, 2021 19:34
  • Review by gamer05, 10 out of 10
    SteelSeries Great

    I've had a great experience with these headphones until my daughter started using it and accidentally broke it. They worked fine sound quality was great for listening to music or just voice chatting with friends in game. wish i had used them more but ive move on to wireless headphones.

    Oct 16, 2021 22:17
  • Review by Kenneth, 10 out of 10
    Awesome for the price

    Audio quality is great, no complaints with these. Biggest thing for me is comfort, these fit great and do not make your ears warm like other headphones. Retractable microphone too is a great touch

    Oct 16, 2021 07:49
  • 9.0score
    SteelSeries - Arctis 3 Wired Stereo Gaming Headset for PC, PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|S|X, Nintendo Switch, VR, Android and iOS - Black
    Description

    Hear music and sound effects clearly with this Steel Series Arctis 3 gaming headset. The ergonomic, lightweight design keeps you comfortable through hours of play, and the on-ear controls let you easily adjust volume. This Steel Series Arctis 3 gaming headset has high-quality audio drivers and a microphone that reduce distortion and ensure clarity.

    8 Features
  • Designed for everywhere you game: With superior sound, comfort and style on all gaming platforms, including PC, PlayStation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, VR and mobile via detachable 3.5mm cables
  • Widely recognized mic: The Discord-certified ClearCast microphone delivers studio-quality voice clarity and background noise cancellation
  • Sound is your competitive advantage: With the S1 speaker drivers, engineered to produce ultra-low distortion audio so you hear every detail
  • Play all day: With athletics-inspired performance fabric AirWeave ear cushions that keep your ears cool and dry
  • Exclusive ski goggle suspension headband: Perfectly contours across your entire head, comfortably distributing the weight and eliminating pressure points
  • Windows Sonic spatial audio: Fully compatible with native surround sound built into Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles
  • Ergonomic on-ear controls: Give you easy access to volume and microphone mute
  • Construction: Built with strong, ultra-lightweight materials for maximum comfort and durability
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by InquisitorKurt, 8 out of 10
    SteelSeries great for gaming w/(audiojacks)

    The headphones are very comfortable and adjustable. The elastic headband at the top stops any pressure/sweat issues. the boom microphone is Good quality for the price and only has minimal pop or distortion noticeable. It has standard 3.5mm audiojacks but, does not have USB connector so that is something you need to be aware of, in addition the cord is single input plug but the extension cable is microphone and audio split. The 4 foot primary cable should be enough since you have to plug directly into the controllers for console machines. For laptop users you are restricted to 4 feet based on plug, extension wont work as you would lose microphone capability. Luckily my PC has front Audio connectors or the added length of the extension wouldnt have helped much as some PCs only have back audio 3.5mm connection points.

    Oct 23, 2020 17:40
  • Review by VET007, 10 out of 10
    Work From Home Headset

    I am a professional Automotive Warranty Claims Adjuster whom works from home. This headset is Grrrrrrreat.

    Mar 27, 2020 22:17
  • Review by Ethan, 2 out of 10
    No

    had this for a couple months and it stopped working. Do not recommend buying this product

    Jan 31, 2021 11:00
  • Review by david, 10 out of 10
    really comfortable and don’t put a dent in ur head

    i’ve been looking for a headset that wouldn’t give me a dent in my head after hours of gaming. this one is perfect. the sound and mic quality is great and the strap is really comfortable and doesn’t leave a dent. would 100% recommend steel series headsets to anyone.

    Mar 03, 2020 19:56
  • Review by Shaneollila, 10 out of 10
    One of The best headsets I’ve ever bought

    These are solid! Great sound! Great feel on your head and you don’t have to scream into the mic like it seems with some headsets I’d recommend these to anybody if you use them on Xbox make sure to change your settings to the windows sonic setting they sound excellent!

    Apr 24, 2020 16:03
  • Review by CatB, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and surprising

    I was tired of using headsets that made my ears ache or my head sore… I decided to buy something comfortable. These are indeed lightweight, and the ear-cups are soft and breathable. I noticed the way the head band is set up stops any pressure on the top of my head, so no sore spots. It has a retractable mic, which I have not tried (I don’t use it). The audio quality is not bad, it’s above average for the price range this headset is in. If you need a headset you can wear for a long movie or game session that won’t empty your pockets, this headset fits the bill.

    Oct 23, 2021 04:26
  • Review by controller, 10 out of 10
    Superb stereo Headphones for a budget

    Quite comfortable and convenient. The microphone is a compact device that goes into the earpiece. Easy USB port that stays secure - all and all the product was rather a good buy.

    Jun 21, 2021 05:54
  • Review by Vizio, 10 out of 10
    Steel Series Review

    This is the best headset I’ve ever used! I highly recommend this headset I used to use Razer products but I’m glad I made the switch. Especially since these headphones come with cotton ear pads rather than your typical tpu leather. You can really see the quality difference compared to other headsets. This is great for gaming and everything else. Sound and mic quality are amazing!

    Nov 07, 2021 19:26
  • 9.0score
    HyperX - Cloud Alpha S Wired 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC with Chat Mixer and Adjustable Bass - Blue/Black
    Description

    Coordinate your strategy with this HyperX Cloud Alpha S wired gaming headset for PC. The advanced drivers and HyperX 7.1 surround sound immerse you in lifelike audio, and the plush ear cushions offer lasting comfort. This HyperX Cloud Alpha S wired gaming headset has a detachable noise-canceling microphone that filters out background noise so teammates can hear you in loud environments.

    7 Features
  • Custom-tuned HyperX 7.1 virtual surround sound*: Delivered through the advanced USB audio control box.
  • Bass adjustment sliders: Fine-tune the bass level of your audio with ease.
  • HyperX dual chamber drivers: The dual chambers separate the bass from the mids and highs, allowing optimal tuning for cleaner, smoother sound.
  • Multi platform compatibility: Versatile Cloud Alpha S is designed mainly for PC and other 3.5mm platforms.
  • Detachable noise cancellation microphone: Offers crystal-clear communications.
  • Signature HyperX comfort: Afforded by the memory foam ear cushions and extra-breathable leatherette.
  • USB audio control box: Allows you to adjust the audio and mic volume, mute the mic, activate 7.1*, and even adjust the game audio/chat balance.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Andy, 10 out of 10
    It works for PS4! YES Virtual 7.1 USB dongle works

    I purchased this headset to be able to hear the game louder and clearer than the Turtle Beach Recon Spark, my previous headset. They definitely do that when connecting directly to PS4 controller.

    If you are looking to use the FULL FUNCTIONALITY of the Virtual 7.1 surround sound which is supplied through the USB, you will need to download HyperX Cloud Alpha S Device firmware update on your PC and update the headset.

    They have a reddit post posted by the company itself titled “The new Cloud Alpha S 4.1.0.4 firmware update is here” (posted 5 months ago)

    Through basic instruction you will be able to update the headset sound card and then it will work seamlessly for your console AND your PC.

    After updating, all functions on soundcard will work on PS4 and the game sound will blow your socks off. I hope this helped everyone because it definitely helped me!

    Jun 27, 2020 15:57
  • Review by Rafical10s, 10 out of 10
    The Definitive Version of the Cloud Alpha

    Bought the Alpha S as a replacement for a Logitech G Pro X that died out. As a former Cloud Alpha user I like the improvements made to the Alpha S. It's ear pads feel better and it has a sportsweave extra set included. I personally use the sportsweave as they stay cooler when playing for long sessions. You lose some isolation but it's a good trade off for me. The adjustable bass sliders almost seem like a gimmick as they all sound quite close in sound signature. There are slight differences but I keep mine on the middle as that sounds most like the original Alpha. Now I play on a Xbox Series S do the surround sound USB card doesn't work. I plug the headset directly into my controller and use Windows Sonic for surround sound. Works perfect and everything sounds great and derailed. I'm not a fan of the included 3.5mm console cable as it has no volume or mute control on it. I'm using the cable from my old original Alpha which has inline volume and mute and it works great. Highly recommend buying a replacement cable if you play on console. Honestly if I didn't get the Alpha S on sale for less than the original I would have just gotten the original due to the conso9cable being a hassle.

    Oct 11, 2021 06:56
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Ok, but not the best for the price.

    They are very comfortable, but the volume is a little low and it lacks of bass. Also the 7.1 option sounds saturated.

    I have a corsair hs 60 pro and have better sound and are cheaper.

    Apr 19, 2021 17:32
  • Review by Abovegroundpoolitems, 10 out of 10
    Great service

    Very satisfied with Best Buy and their hospitality, from the customer service, geek squad, sales persons, all helpful and kind. We love this store.

    Aug 03, 2021 20:51
  • Review by yesu, 10 out of 10
    HYPER X CLOUD

    good audio quality definitely recommended to gamers

    Dec 01, 2020 12:27
  • Review by gReyes, 8 out of 10
    Headset

    Great sounding headset. The game/chat amp works great! The blue and black go perfect with each other. I would highly recommend

    Jan 15, 2021 15:33
  • Review by gogojoseph, 10 out of 10
    Great improvement on my original alphas

    These were a great pick up after my older alphas started to show so wear. I was surprised by the whole base slider thing as i'm not incredible audio savvy but it was really noticeable in certain games and while watching some of my youtube or Netflix shows. Also, are comfortable as always with the metal band never feels like they'll fall off like some of my previous headsets. Overall well worth the upgrade for the slight increase.

    Oct 09, 2019 01:01
  • Review by CharlieMartin, 4 out of 10
    Just not that impressed.

    Thought they eod be more intense and loud. Using with Lenovo Legion 5i tower PC. Just not blown away. They are okay as far as surround sound goes. Not that impressed.

    Jul 17, 2021 03:48
  • 9.0score
    CORSAIR - VOID RGB ELITE Wireless Stereo Gaming Headset - White
    Description

    Enjoy immersive audio while gaming with this white CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE wireless gaming headset. The 50mm high-density audio drivers deliver full-bodied sound, while the omnidirectional microphone lets you communicate with exceptional clarity. This rechargeable CORSAIR VOID RGB ELITE wireless gaming headset features mesh fabric and memory foam earpads for lasting comfort.

    3 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 16 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Headset controls: Include volume and microphone on/mute.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Micki, 10 out of 10
    Great Quality Wireless Headset!

    Very comfortable! Fits my head quite nicely!

    Quality Material!

    It can go very loud without distortion!

    Charges quickly!

    Great quality mic!

    Has RGB (but comes at a cost for battery life)

    Battery life is about 12-16 hrs.

    So here is the deal about the battery:

    1) First charge took about an hour, I let it charge for 2 hours would not go past 96%. I received about 18 hours of audio (RGB off, brightness turned off and mic light was off(no red light)).

    2) However, went from 96% to about 60% rather quickly(About 1-

    2hrs).

    3) Then stayed at 50-60% for about 2 hours.

    4) Next stage went from 50% to 33% quickly (1-2 hrs). Stayed at about 30% for 2 hrs. At this stage at 30%, the audio started to become super choppy and rather annoying, every min or so sound would "pop" and/or "crackle".

    5) Now, from 30% to 26% took about 2 hrs. (Audio continued to be "poppy & crackling".

    6) Battery Life from 26% - 18% took about 2 hours. Stayed around 10-18% for about 1-2hrs.

    7) I continued to use till about 2-5 % took about 2 hrs to go from 10-5% (same popping and cracking audio). Then called it a day and went for a full charge. I want to see what happens to the battery life and the "battery level" on a depleted/full charge. If I can edit and/or comment after review, I will post an update on charge time and usage time.

    8) Update your headset firmware! I feel it is a must!

    96 - 60% - 2hrs

    50 - 60% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~55%

    50 - 33% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~33%

    26 - 18% - 2hrs

    10 - 18% - 2hrs + 2hr @ ~18%

    5 - 10% - 2hrs

    TOTAL:

    Approximately ~18hrs

    This is the second void elite wireless headset I have received. The first one I bought, I returned because the battery life was about 6 hours and audio was "poppy and cracking" almost the entire time of use.

    Now, to summarize: Would I recommend this headset? Absolutely! I rather enjoyed the headset. However, if you don't mind cords and/or USB extensions, I would definitely go with the wired version. You can get the RGB, the 7.1 surround sound, the excellent mic all w/o the battery problems.

    Oct 22, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Emmy, 10 out of 10
    Stellar wireless headset for the price!

    As a disclaimer, I got this on sale $20 off; it goes on sale pretty often. In a market where wireless headsets go for $100+, this headset is the cheapest I’ve seen from a trusted brand like Corsair. As for the experience, it uses a 2.4 GHz USB receiver for audio. The receiver is a full size stick unlike the stubs Logitech devices have which is a gripe of mine, but it’s not a huge dealbreaker. The sound quality is nice and crisp. For a headset of this price you won’t be getting premium sound; the bass is a little underwhelming. You can adjust the sound profiles on the Corsair software which is pretty convenient to get a sound that’s more to your liking. With some tweaking, you can get quality sound out of it.

    It also has a ton of quality of life features that make this such a convenient headset to have and carry around with you. The earcups swivel sideways for easy storage, and help if you put your headset down on your neck. The mic mutes when you flip it up which is quick and easy, easier for me than to fish around for the mute button which is a little hard to differentiate. I also have absolutely no sound echo into the mic which I had happen a lot with my old turtle beach headset which is very nice. The battery life is also pretty decent. It’s rated at 16 hours, and that decreases when you turn on RGB which I don’t really use but is bright and cool. It doesn’t sound like much, but I don’t use my headset all day and every day and it can last me a week until I have to plug it in. It uses microUSB to charge which sucks, but you can just plug the cable into your PC and let it charge, although the headset only works wireless so the cable doesn’t transfer any sound.

    Overall, this is a budget wireless headset but it is solid and if you’re still on a wired headset and don’t want to break the bank this is a great choice and once you switch it feels completely liberating.

    Aug 12, 2021 12:43
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 8 out of 10
    Very comfortable, good sound, ok mic

    This is the first headset that I’ve tried from Corsair, and so far I’ve been pretty impressed with its comfort, performance, and features. The headset uses a lot of lightweight plastic in its construction but that seems to be intentional to offset the weight of the headphones which are actually quite heavy in the hand. The only parts that appear to be metal are the hinges and sliders in the internal headband. Still, the headphones feel pretty durable and can handle some twisting and flex with zero creaking. The expansion capability of this headset is very broad with 9 levels for adjustment on each side, so it’s fairly unlikely that anyone will find these to be too tight. The contoured shape of the headband and thick cushioning on the earpads and bottom of the headband provide enough comfort that 1, it doesn’t put a lot of pressure on the sides of your head and 2, the weight is distributed and doesn’t actually feel that heavy once you’re wearing it.

    The microfiber mesh on the earpads is also breathable and when combined with the plush low-density memory foam and large contoured ear cavities makes wearing these for hours on end a pleasant experience with little fatigue. I will say, though, that I’m not a fan of the glossy plastic on the exterior of the earcups because it tends to attract dust and fingerprints easily. Also, it can pick up micro-scratches and won’t look as nice once that happens. That said, I do like that the earcups swivel 90 degrees and can fold flat, which makes them a bit easier to wear around your neck when not in use.

    All the controls exist on the left earpiece which include the power button, mic mute button, volume control, and USB charging port. I thought it was clever that a short press of the mute button would switch off the mic while a long press could toggle on/off sidetone input (listening to your mic input through the headset). You also have the option of muting the mic by simply swiveling the microphone to the up/vertical position. Just note that if you manually muted the mic, folding it back down to the horizontal position automatically switches it back on. The mic boom arm itself is flexible and holds the position that you put it in without permanently deforming, so you can repeatedly position it as close to or as far away from your mouth as needed.

    I was a bit surprised at how large the wireless USB receiver dongle was though, thankfully, the width of it gives you just enough clearance to still be able to use an adjacent USB port. The low latency 2.4 GHz wireless performance of the receiver was excellent and I noticed no lag, stutters, or delay from the audio when gaming, nor when using the headphones to watch movies and video on my computer. The headset is also compatible with the PS4, but stereo only sans 7.1 surround. The internal battery reliably lasts all day and can run about 16 hours on a full charge depending on listening volume level and whether or not you have the RGB lights active. You can view the exact charge level percentage of the headset in the iCue app by checking the device’s settings. However, if you want to use the headphones while plugged in and charging, you still need to have the wireless USB dongle plugged in, potentially taking up two USB ports on your computer. There’s also no Bluetooth connectivity nor 3.5mm input cable option, so you won’t have compatibility with other consoles and devices that use AUX output either.

    Short pressing the volume jog key cycles through five EQ presets, and you can create your own custom profiles, though you’ll have to select your top five and remember the "number" of the setting as that is what is announced as you cycle through them. Surround sound can be turned on in the iCue software or toggled by pressing and holding the volume jogger. In general, I found that in surround sound mode the volume was a bit boosted and sounds were more immersive allowing me to reliably determine directionality, whether a sound was coming from in front, behind, or to the sides. There was also fairly good depth perception to hint at how far away sounds were from the listener giving the sense of a 3D environment.

    As for sound quality I found the listening experience to be really pleasant with present mid-ranges and adequate bass, though the upper ranges tended to sound a little thin without EQ adjustments. Even though these are closed back headphones because the ear cushions are mesh, you don’t get a lot of isolation and external sounds and noise bleed can be a minor issue. The audio from the microphone is ok, but not amazing. While there isn’t a lot of distortion, your voice will sound somewhat compressed, like speaking through a small box and artifacts are occasionally present, especially if you bump up the gain. Since it’s an omnidirectional mic, I did notice a little bit of background noise and hiss in the feed too, but this can be somewhat mitigated by using the included foam wind screen. The mic is fine for gaming and Discord, but I wouldn’t necessarily use it for video voiceovers because the levels are quite low, so it can sound soft.

    Overall, I think the Corsair Void Elite is a solid headphone in the gamer space that offers good audio quality, does so wirelessly, has a comfortable fit for me and decent battery life. Mic audio could be a bit better but is usable, and the RGB options are cool, but you don’t really see them when you’re wearing the headphones anyway.

    Nov 20, 2019 17:07
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 8 out of 10
    Great sound, but a little heavy

    ## Design

    The first thing I noticed about the Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless headset is that it has some weight to it! It’s not overly heavy, but enough that your neck may get fatigued after wearing it for a couple hours. I also felt like it might fall off my head if I leaned too far forward, but it doesn’t unless I start shaking my head violently in a fit of rage.

    The small Corsair logo on both sides of the earphones light up and cycle through a rainbow of LED colors, but other than that, there are not many lighting effects to be seen. If you don’t like the rainbow pattern, you can use the iCue software to set a single color or a different effect (such as pulse).

    The microphone flips up (and automatically mutes) and down (to automatically unmute) and can be adjusted as it has some bend to it. A small red LED on the end lets you know when it is muted, as well as a tone or voice prompt (also configurable via the iCue software).

    There are two buttons on the headphones: the power button and a mute button. There is also a job dial for adjusting the volume as well as a Micro USB charging port.

    ## Sound Quality

    The headset has great sound quality with strong bass so you can really feel those in-game explosions! There are several EQs that can be set via the iCue software, although I found the default settings to be fine.

    Microphone performance also seems great as I hear my voice comes through crystal clear, although it could be a smidge louder.

    ## Features

    Wireless: The Wireless USB dongle seems to have decent range as I can walk into another room with just a little bit of breakup. Connecting the dongle to my Windows 10 computer automatically detected and installed the basic drivers without needing to install the iCue software (although, you get more customization options with iCue). I tried plugging the dongle into the Nintendo Switch’s dock, but unfortunately it was not detected (nor is it advertised to work with the Switch).

    iCue Software: Although the headphones will work without the software, iCue allows you to adjust the lighting effects as well as adjust the EQ settings and update the firmware.

    ## Battery Life

    If you turn off the LED lighting with the iCue software, you can get up to 16 hours between charges. Since the battery has no “memory effect,” you can charge the headphones between gaming sessions (before the batteries are completed depleted).

    Nov 17, 2019 11:37
  • Review by Evolved1, 8 out of 10
    Not far from perfect. Great on many levels.

    The Corsair Void RGB Elite Wireless Headset is a nice addition to anyone’s setup for a variety of reasons. Let’s start with what’s in the box. You have the headset taking up the bulk of the space. It’s packed securely and covered in plastic wrap for protection. Accompanying the headset in the box, there is a charging cable, USB dongle for transmitting, a mic windscreen, and a manual.

    On first glance, this headset has some size to it and it even feels a little heavy to hold. There are Corsair logos on each ear that light up and make it look nice. There is also a light strip around the mic that plays a role as well. I’ll dive in to that in a little bit. There are also 4 key items on the left ear piece. Two of those are buttons to control the power as well as the mute button for the mic. They reside close to the middle and make sound when activated. On the bottom of the earpiece, there is a toggle for the volume and the charging port. There is also an LED indicator next to the charging port to let you know what status you are in.

    From a functionality standpoint, the sound is pretty good. I am not an audiophile, but I have used many different earbuds/headsets for various reasons and the VOID RGB Elite WIreless can hold its own. I found the 7.1 surround sound to be crisp and if you download the iCue software, you can even use the equalizer to adjust it for different audio needs. I thought it was acceptable just out the box though. Returning to the mic, it does the job. Nobody had issues when I was communicating so that is nice. As I mentioned previously, there is a light strip around the mic. When it is red, it means that the mic is not on. You can control that with the button on the earpiece or by just turning the mic to the upright position. I think that is a very nice feature.

    As some have mentioned, the USB dongle is rather large. However, it fits nicely in any USB slot on your PC, PS4, or possible anything with a USB adapter. Yes, it would be nice if it had a 3.5mm connection or Bluetooth option, but you told what connection options you have right on the box. Some might also consider the size a negative, but it actually feels a lot lighter. I think the microfiber mesh and memory foam ear pads help there. I have worn these for as much as 2+ consecutive hours and they haven’t bothered me at all.

    While not completely perfect, I think the Corsair VOID RGB Elite Wireless headset would be a nice option for just about any gamer from beginner to the most experienced. They can get their kicks tinkering in the iCue software for their preferred sound or color desires, or they can leave everything stock and do just fine. Some may want the Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection options, but it’s not necessary when it performs like this. I look forward to continually testing the 16 hour battery life to its fullest and the 40 foot range from time to time when I am walking around watching something. Happy gaming and video watching!

    Nov 23, 2019 16:55
  • Review by ProductReviews7540, 10 out of 10
    Highly recommend

    I bought these and have played with them for about a week now, honestly super comfortable with my head and ears. Sounds really good compared to the previous headsets I’ve used. Super easy to set up and understand and charge pretty quick and last a long time, as I usually play for 1-2 hours a day.

    Oct 29, 2021 19:31
  • Review by CrysisComplex, 10 out of 10
    I love these so much. Almost perfect.

    Corsair's Void RGB Elite wireless is still some of the best PC headphones you can buy. They are still as solidly made with durability but many of the features from the past few years are still here just at a lower price point. Let's get the best things out of the way here and I want to talk about is an immersive audio experience you will be getting because its amazing at 7.1 sound. The RGB is nice and bright, can rapidly change colors insanely fast. I wish the LEDs were just a tad bit brighter but that's just me.

    You can hear footsteps around the maps on games to get a better understanding of where the enemy is. they are perfect for gaming sessions giving surreal 7.1 simulated audio. I can't tell you how much I enjoy the fact they are wireless as well as I have not had an issue with cords getting in the way of my keyboard experience. I truly love the fact that I can freely just use these around the house as well. it goes to about 40 feet which covers most of the area I would go for these headphones to stay in range. These are not bass-heavy headphones as they give off the crystal clear sound that seems true to what the sound represents.

    The mic can be muted by just adjusting it upwards or pressing the mute button the mic. The mic is just basic, its good for when talking to teammates but if you want to do some Twitch chatting they are not good for just general overall use IMO. There was also a missed opportunity here as they could have added media controls like Rewind / Skip for your PC on this giant headset instead of the mute button. Volume controls at the bottom of the headset is a mixed bag for me, but they work and are functional. I would have rather have had them on the side.

    The headset is large and I mean if you have a supersized head it should fit within these cans. At the default settings, they fit on my head but any larger I feel like it would slip off. They are comfortable to have on your heard for most of the day if you need them on. I will give Corsair an A+ on comfort as it just feels nice. iCue Software provides 5 presets but I found most of them to be weak and you are better off tweaking the EQ settings on your own if you want the most out of these. These headphones work on Sony's PS4 as I tested them out for those who want to use them on a console.

    Battery life for these headphones is the thing that suffers as it only lasts about 16 hours (RGB on) which is insanely short and you have to ask yourself if the feature is even worth it if you want the maximum amount of sound time out of these. You will get way more battery life out of these with the RGB lighting turned off. Headphones charge up pretty fast so they are ready to go when you need them. You can't use the USB to listen to sound so you would have to charge them while having the wireless dongle in.

    While lower pricing is great, I feel like Corsair could have made and designed these a little bit better for 2019 going forward. What would have been nice is Bluetooth for those who game on mobile, I know this sounds ridiculous coming from a PC gamer but it wouldn't have hurt to add this. More useful features would have been nice as well but they sound great and I love using them with my setup for sure.

    Overall I love them and with the iCue Software, I can have the lighting in Sync with the rest of my Corsair products that are RGB. I never been this satisfied with Corsair but they have delivered on wonderful products and this is one of them. They sound great, feel great, durable, and functional. But if you want RGB on you will be giving up tons of battery life. So it's up to you if RGB is worth it. I love them though and they are a solid performer.

    Nov 15, 2019 17:08
  • Review by LoLskilled87, 10 out of 10
    Excellent quality for its price.

    Fits great for people with big heads like myself. Sound quality is fantastic for its price as well. Note that the Corsair software to control the equalizer and RGB is quite barebones. Do your self a favor and use Razer Synapse 2.0 (the older version. The newer version only supports modern razer products while the older program supports third party products) for controlling the equalizer as Synapse 2.0 also has great options for controlling player voice and loudness unlike Corsairs software which I only use to control the RGB.

    For PS4 players, the usb charge cable will have to be used in the back of the console because the usb stick is a bit large. The console will automatically pair once the dongle is plugged into the USB slot, which fits in the front.

    Device last about 14-16 hours of constant use.

    8/10 product.

    Jul 24, 2020 18:21
  • 8.8score
    PowerA - FUSION Pro 2 Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S - Black/White
    Description

    The remarkable PowerA FUSION Pro 2 Wired Controller for Xbox Series X|S lets you play your way. Enjoy premium materials, world-class craftsmanship, customizable controls and hardware, and professional-level features—this will quickly become your favorite Xbox controller. Officially licensed by Xbox, the FUSION Pro 2 is stacked with features, starting with a mappable Pro Pack, and four programmable paddles that you can assign on-the-fly, mid-action. Three-way adjustable trigger locks give you precise trigger throws and incredible responsiveness. Customize your FUSION Pro 2 with a rubberized black faceplate, or a classic white look—each with embedded anti-friction rings for super-smooth control. You can even swap out the controller’s sticks to achieve true custom comfort. The FUSION Pro 2 has it all, including classic ergonomics, immersive dual rumble motors and magnetic impulse response triggers, the new Xbox Series X|S Share button and volume dial with one-touch chat mute, and a premium storage case that carries all the included parts—even the bonus faceplate. Take your gaming performance and style to new heights with the PowerA FUSION Pro 2 Wired Controller for Xbox.

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  • Review by JamesF, 10 out of 10
    Spectacular Controller!

    Great controller, a little pricier than the standard controllers, but you're getting what you pay for. I would stack this up against the Elite Series 2 controllers and honestly this one's more comfortable.

    Nov 05, 2021 16:06
  • Review by RWhite, 8 out of 10
    My game

    I really love this product I think it turns the game up into another level and I can't wait to try it on other games other than NBA 2K

    Nov 07, 2021 13:24
  • Review by DjRoscoe, 10 out of 10
    Fusion Xbox controller

    Did think much of this controller until I bought it and used it wow it’s great and rivals the Xbox elite controller worth the buy in my opinion and it’s about $100 cheaper

    Nov 05, 2021 12:16
  • Review by Aleksvnder, 10 out of 10
    Pro 2- Great alternative to the Elite

    Customizable faceplate. Minimal input lag because it’s wired. Extra long wire makes for comfortable positioning. The paddles do feel a tad flimsy however they are very responsive.

    Nov 02, 2021 11:05
  • Review by Switch, 8 out of 10
    High quality

    I bought this and I loved everything about it except for the microphone connection, I couldn’t figure it out.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:24
  • Review by Zblastex, 8 out of 10
    Good enough for most games

    It works well for the games I play no complaints

    The paddles are hard to learn how to use but one you do it is convenient

    Oct 17, 2021 12:10
  • Review by Jose, 10 out of 10
    Best controller

    I’m not a controller player but with this one I make it happen, no delay and really confortable

    Sep 25, 2021 07:20
  • Review by Scooter, 10 out of 10
    Great controller.

    Great product for both casual and gameplay. Never really used the back paddles but do plan to set them up at some point.

    Oct 22, 2021 17:03
  • 8.8score
    Razer - Kishi - Gaming Controller for iOS - Black
    Description

    Bring your A-game anytime, anywhere. Introducing a universal mobile gaming controller that fits most smartphone devices, designed to bring console-level control to your on-the-go gaming. With this controller by your side, wherever you go, victory will follow.

    7 Features
  • Universal Mobile Gaming Controller: Designed to bring console-level control to your phone for gaming anywhere.
  • Cloud and Mobile Gaming: Compatible with leading cloud gaming services including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, & Steam Link
  • Compatible with hundreds of popular mobile games: Including Call of Duty Mobile (iPhone only), Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, Brawlhalla, Asphalt 9: Legends, Black Desert Mobile, emulators, & many more.
  • Clickable Analog Thumbsticks: Refine your aim and execution, provide greater accuracy and tactile feedback, and the performance buttons and d-pad deliver precision input.
  • Latency-Free Gameplay: Unlike Bluetooth controllers which produce lag, the controller has zero latency by directly connecting to the device’s charging port
  • USB Type C Charging Port: For pass-through charging of your phone or tablet while using the controller.
  • Ergonomic, Flexible Design for a Comfortable Handheld Grip: Designed for long gaming sessions, the controller feels great to hold and can be stretched and clamped on most iPhones with a Lighting port, providing a secure hold that won’t come loose during gaming.
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  • Review by TakenSunset, 10 out of 10
    Best iOS controller

    Kishi are the best iOS controller, i have been trying use Bluetooth controllers but was awful!

    Jul 30, 2021 22:10
  • Review by KISHIROCKS, 10 out of 10
    Love! my new Kishi controller

    I use to play call of duty in my phone but stop playing cause it was hard to maneuver using the phone screen. Now that I play using my new Kishi controller, I can’t stop playing it lbvs. Love it!

    Apr 30, 2021 18:25
  • Review by Retro, 10 out of 10
    Portable and easy to use.

    Fits easily in pocket, easy to use and connect to iPhone, does additionally brings a different plastic holder if you have the update square iPhones. As for gaming, will connect to all supported controllers apps and will connect to the Xbox app for remote play with ease. There is no lag between button presses and don’t have a need to carry a Bluetooth controller to game. And will stretch to fit your iPhone.

    Jun 25, 2021 16:02
  • Review by Monty, 8 out of 10
    Perfect Cloud gamers friend

    Razer Kishi, just because it’s Razer, it has to be good right? Well, I’ll be honest. Compared to a Stadia controller, Amazon Luna controller or Xbox controller for XCloud, the Kishi holds up on its own. I don’t have huge hands, so to me it feels comfortable. Sometimes I find myself wanting to move my hands closer together while using this because of playing on controllers but I have to keep remembering I have my iPhone 11 Pro Max in a mobile wide style controller. So I just readjust my hands and I’m good again. The Kishi comes with phone grips inside to hold your phone. A “A” and “B” rubber style grip to hold certain style iPhones. The pamphlet inside the box will tell you which ones, but I know “B” is supposed to be for iPhone 11 Pro Max, but in removing my case, it feels the pads are to hard for the phone to fully connect to the lighting adaptor on the Kishi so it knows to connect. I had many disconnects while using it that caused me to think mine was a lemon and almost returned it. So I removed them both from the controller and just I used my phone with an Apple brand suede case (thin case btw), inserted it on the lighting connector, clasp both sides of the Kishi on the phone and it connects better than the pads. Other phone models may work better, but for me, this was better. Secondly, with the controller, it’s awkwardly uneven in weight. Trying to hold just the right side will cause your phone to fall out and drop to the floor or on you. So FYI, if I wanna grab a drink while I’m playing, I just hold the phone, not the controller to keep hold of it and I’m good. Thirdly, it does have a charge pass through with a lightning jack so you can play and charge. Again, depending on your phone, battery life will diminish quickly. Another good thing, is the triggers, they’yre tight and responsive, quick releasing and feel like they spring back quickly. Used it on Crucible on D2 on stadia and I went super sweaty with a great game. The joysticks have zero to no drift, that I noticed, and zero latency. Very nice for shooters. Works excellent with Stadia, great with xCloud if the servers weren’t crap. Haven’t tried Luna. As a PC gamer, we all like the 1ms low latency, quick responsive equipment. This performs admirably. The buttons don’t feel squishy, the dpad feels sturdy, but rarely use myself unless I emote, but over all I’m pleased with this item. The home button, options or start buttons (whatever you prefer to call them) feel cheap. Hard airy plastic cheap. Nothing against it, they’re totally fine, just feel cheap to me. Overall a 4/5. Main reason being the grips inside the controller not fitting properly and the uneven no grip of the controller to the phone that if handled wrong could cause a phone to drop. Other than that I would definitely recommend to a cloud gamer or CoD/PubG gamer.

    Pros: great for cloud gaming, mobile gaming in general, easy to pack with you, charger friendly, light and responsive.

    Cons: not worth the price tag of 99.99$. I have a stadia controller, Amazon Luna controller and Xbox controller, all with their respected phone holders that total together (controller and clip) less than 70$ and work just as great. Plus the zero phone latching securing with uneven weight to hold either side of controller without causing phone to drop.

    Final verdict, if you have the cash and want to try it, you won’t be disappointed but not thrilled and have your jaw drop. If you want something else, search Amazon or Google for a controller clip for cheap and you won’t have missed anything.

    Jul 14, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Pandexter, 10 out of 10
    It works!!!

    I purchased this controller MAINLY to play Genshin Impact and it works! (I have an IPhone XS MAX). I have pictures to show proof! I haven't tried it with other games but I’m pretty sure it’s limited. The design is nice and sleek, controller almost NO lag, feels more on the plastic-end but definitely worth it. It’s about the same width as the original Nintendo Switch. Definitely worth it for all you Genshin Impact-mobile-iPhone players out there!

    Oh and FYI, the phone case needs to be off the phone in order for it to work/fit properly!

    Mar 01, 2021 22:35
  • Review by Bobski, 8 out of 10
    Great for stream link streaming

    Bought primarily for streaming from the Steam Link app on iOS. Feels great in the hands and fits snug on an iPhone X with the smaller inserts. Buttons are a little mushy feeling but have to take one star off for the pretty mediocre-awful thumb sticks. Very hard to do fine aiming in shooters because of the larger deadzone than an Xbox One controller but maybe something I’ll get used to. Home button doesn’t seem to do anything and menu button wants to take a screenshot when held down which is stupid but maybe iOS fault. Also annoying is that the A button is Red and B button is green. Why Razer? Why?

    Sep 21, 2020 02:53
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Honestly one of the greatest purchases I’ve ever m

    Honestly one of the greatest purchases I’ve ever made from my phone super convenient super easy to use and it’s a great way to keep my kids entertained

    May 08, 2021 13:52
  • Review by V925, 8 out of 10
    Honest review

    This is going to be brutally honest. I’ve had the pleasure of using both a Rotor Riot and the Kishi. Both of them have some slowed moving while using the analog sticks while remote playing my PS5. I’m not sure if there’s a setting to change it on both. The Kishi feels nice for all plastic. Takes a little bit getting used to expanding and collapsing. It’s a good product. I’m going to try and maybe purchase a Backbone. My only dislike is that you have to take your case of your phone to use this product. So if you’re afraid you’ll drop your stuff. Stick with the Rotor Riot

    Jul 23, 2021 18:20
  • 8.8score
    Astro Gaming - A50 + Base Station RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Mac - Black
    Description

    Experience legendary performance and sound of ASTRO Audio V2, with the convenience and freedom that comes without wires. The A50 Wireless + Base Station for Xbox One/PC delivers premium acoustics, ergonomics, comfort and durability that gamers demand. The all-new Base Station provides clear, low-latency voice communication, while making headset pairing and charging simple. The ASTRO Command Center software allows Pros and Live streamers to tune every input and output parameter of the A50 precisely for their specific setup. Experience absolute audio immersion with the A50 Wireless + Base Station.

    7 Features
  • ASTRO Audio V2: By providing a precise and smooth frequency spectrum, ASTRO Audio V2 delivers crisp highs, controlled mids and distortion-free bass for clear dialogue, music and in-game sound.
  • Dolby Audio: Immerse yourself in the game thanks to cinematic, high-resolution audio and sound directionality that give you a competitive advantage.
  • Up to 15+ hours of battery life: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts for up to over 15 hours of gameplay.*
  • Compatibility: Compatible with Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and PC.
  • Game:Voice Balance: You have total control over your game and chat audio by using the controls built into their headset.
  • ASTRO Command Centre Software: Fine-tune your audio and voice communication preferences; create, save and share custom EQ profiles, as well as adjust noise gate, sidetone settings and mic level.
  • USB sound card functionality: On a PC, USB sound card functionality provides game:voice balance, game and voice streaming without the need for optical cables.
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  • Review by Namdnas, 10 out of 10
    The gold standard for gaming headphones.

    I've always had a soft-spot for Astro gaming gear, especially the headphones. I've owned the A50 in the past, back when it was gen2, I believe. I've also currently have a pair of the A40 TR Editions, which I LOVE. I have those connected to my PC for gaming there. It has been a challenge finding a great pair of headphones for the PS4 because in my experience, most of the headphones have a generally low "overall" volume. Since my last pair of A50's, I've owned at least 4-5 pairs of gaming headphones, all from the top manufacturers. All I'm going to say at this point is that outside of the A40's (wired), the A50's (wireless) are the absolute BEST gaming headphones you can get, currently. Don't get me wrong, there are a few close competitors, especially on the PC front. But for the PS4, the A50's are hands-down the clear winner.

    As with all Astro products, I love the unboxing experience. Everything is super heavy-duty and packaged so well, you really feel the "premium" of it and that you got what you paid for. Taking everything out, it's so shiny. I was really surprised at how lightweight the actual cans were. And equally impressed with how small (and also lightweight) the footprint was of the base/stand for these. If I had any complaints at just the general, overall "look" of everything, it would be that I wish there were more matte to the design than gloss. But, I can see why the lower half of the base is shiny/glossy - due to all of the LED lights and such that is built into it. So, I can live with that.

    Setup was dead-on simple, but does have a little bit of REQUIRED reading (more in this in the next paragraph). Regardless of if you plan on using these on PC or PS4, you will first need to ensure they are in "PC Mode", and download the Astro Command Center firmware - which was just updated to support these headphones and was released on Friday, 8/2/2019 (Version 1.0.209 for Windows - there is also a Mac version, too). Once this is done, just plug the included USB cable in, run the Command Center program and you will be prompted to update the base station and the headphones. Just click "Yes" and it will automatically do everything for you. If hooking into a PS4 afterwards, just make sure you switch it back over to PS4 mode prior to hooking up.

    This review will focus on the PS4 aspect of the headphones, as this is the primary reason why I got them. A40's are perfect for my PC, as the wires are not an issue. PS4, on the other hand, is a different story. I do want to say that if you have a dedicated sound system installed already that your PS4 is hooked into, this headset WILL slightly complicate your setup a bit - but it's WORTH IT. I'm using a Sony HT-Z9F Dolby Atmos soundbar. Simple setup and everything is via HDMI. The base station requires the included optical audio and USB cables to be plugged into the PS4. Once this is done, there are some settings you need to adjust. Please don't let this scare you off - once you do it a few times, it takes no time to make these changes back-and-forth, as you need.

    Here are the steps to take to set these up, optimally (These were taken from Astro's "Quick Start Guide):

    1) From the Dashboard, navigate to 'Settings’ then select ‘Devices' and select ”Audio Devices.”

    2) Ensure Input Device is set to USB Headset (Astro A50 Voice) and the Output Device is set to the same.

    3) Ensure the Output to Headphones is set to “Chat Audio.”

    4) Navigate back to the Settings menu, then select “Sound and Screen.”

    5) Navigate to Audio Output Settings, and ensure Primary Output Port is set to Digital Out (Optical) and Audio Format (Priority) is set to Bitstream (Dolby).

    6) Change the Input and Output Device to USB Headset (ASTRO Wireless Transmitter).

    Once this is done, I noticed that audio came from both my headphones AND my soundbar. So, I have to either mute the soundbar or turn it all the way down to 0. However, I have verified with Astro directly that "Chat Audio" is the correct setting. If you use "All Audio", this will render your Game/Voice balance feature useless.

    Now, you can leave these settings as-is. Docking or turning off your headset will allow audio to output through your receiver/soundbar...but I'm not sure if you will get the correct audio scaling from your receiver without it being set back to HDMI properly (when I do, it switches it back to 7.1 audio).

    I have one huge PLUS and one huge MINUS regarding the A50's. The PLUS is that they employ a smart auto-on/auto-off feature. So, if you take them off and lay them down, after a few minutes, they will go into standby to preserve battery. Simply pick them up and put them on and you will hear a beep and the headphones power back up. The MINUS is that given the volume is controlled directly by a wheel on the headphones, there is not actual volume level indicator. There's no way of knowing that they are maxed out or not other than scrolling the will and seeing that they are not going any louder (I've experienced this on some game with naturally low-sounding audio). My only other issue is in the length of the USB cable. It pretty much forces you to have your headphones set-up within 3 or so feet of your PS4. So, you may want to invest in a longer USB cable if you plan on displaying these nicely.

    They also have smart-charging technology built into them, so they will not overcharge if you leave them on the base station for a long period of time. Additionally, while the Xbox version of these are advertised as Dolby Atmos; the PS4 version is not, as the system does not have Atmos capabilities. However, in PC mode, it is Atmos capable. You just do not receive an Atmos code with the PS4 version, like you get on the Xbox version.

    One final tip that I want to share is with the Game/Voice balance. If you are not using the mic, make sure you press the Game side of the rocker all the way until you hear a beep. This will ensure you are getting the max audio volume from your total volume level. When using the mic, pressing Voice will lower the game volume so you can hear the chat better. There is a chime at the halfway level, then another chime at the full voice level, like there is at the full game level, so you do have an indicator where your balance is.

    Overall, these are a solid 5 star rating. They are the very best gaming headphones I've ever used on the PS4 and yes, they sound even louder (rivaling my A40's) on the PC. I've never understood why the PS4 has such a naturally "low" volume with headphones, but the A50's completely resolve that! They are beautiful, as well as super comfy (I can't wait to get my mod kit that I pre-ordered!!!) and while they may complicate your setup, it's something I can live with. I have a minor hearing disability and these are one of the few cans I can use and still be wowed and amazed by. Every. Single. Time.

    Now, my only hope is that when the PS5 comes out (next year?), these will work. Because I really, really want to use these for a very long time. Amazing. If you've made it this far in my review, then I can only say this: Do not hesitate. Add to your cart and buy now. You will not regret it.

    Aug 04, 2019 17:25
  • Review by gadgeTT, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, Great Range, Sound Great

    Pros:

    * Very comfortable to wear for long sessions.

    * Sound great with tons of customization options.

    * Convenient recharging base station.

    Cons:

    * Missing some of the audio feedback that other brands do.

    My Review:

    I work from home for a tech company and spend a good portion of my day on Skype calls. While this is advertised as a great gaming headset, it also is awesome for PC use with Skype calls or other video conferencing. The headset is comfortable to wear for long periods of time and the swing-up boom microphone is convenient for going silent during a call - for bathroom breaks or other reasons.

    There are a ton of audio customization options in the provided Astro Command Center software for Windows/Mac. There are even a few buttons on the headset itself to adjust the Game/Voice balance, the overall volume, the audio source and even the EQ settings.

    So far, the range has been excellent as has been the battery life. The wireless communication box doubles as a drop-in charger so whenever you’re not wearing the headset, you just drop it on the charger which keeps it topped off for the next use.

    My only small complaints are a few “niceties” that other brands have such as audio feedback when muting/unmuting the microphone, etc… With this headset, if you rotate the microphone boom up, it mutes the audio, but you get no feedback so you don’t really know if the microphone was muted. With other similar headsets, rotating up the boom mic also mutes it, but the headset either says “Microphone muted” with a voice in the headset to confirm, or at least has a beep to signify that an action happened. Same for unmuting. I tried suggesting to these feature requests to the manufacturer and gave up after 4 attempts of them not reading my request and instead just saying that rotating up the boom mic mutes the audio.

    Anyway, this is a solid headset for gaming, PC audio calls and even movie and music playback. The battery life is great, the range is more than you’ll probably need, and the drop-in charger is really convenient. I can’t quite give it a perfect 5-star rating but it’s ][ this close.

    Aug 04, 2019 12:05
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    my most favorite gaming headset

    About six years ago, I purchased the Astro A40 with the mix amp and absolutely loved them. Then recently, I tried the Turtle Beach Stealth 700s and did not love them. So, I decided to get myself the Astro A50s and love them.

    They're extremely comfortable, even though after a couple of hours they can get a little heavy on your head. The dock system is amazing and extremely easy when it comes to setting it up. It took me less than 10 minutes to set up the headset.

    The battery life, ear cups, sound quality are all amazing as well. The mic is quite sensitive (which can be adjusted in the settings in the Astro Command Center, the software for the headsets) although I love that because my Turtle Beach Stealth 700s mic was not as sensitive and did not always pick up my voice. Also, the mic flips up and locks in place to automatically mute the mic which I find to be very easy. I have always been an Astro user and will continue to be after buying these.

    There are only three cons that aren't too big of an issue for me but are worth mentioning.

    Cons:

    - no Bluetooth connectivity

    - can get heavy on your head over an extensive period of time

    - if flipping up the mic to mute it bothers you then this would be considered a con

    Pros:

    - extremely comfortable earcups and headband

    - the Dolby speaker quality is incredible and can change easily

    - the quality of them is worth the price

    - the setup process is quick and extremely easy

    - they work with my MacBook pro

    - the design is sleek

    Aug 27, 2021 09:41
  • Review by elconnero, 10 out of 10
    Astro A50's they are just a great headset.

    I have been using Astro products now since 2015 and I have always loved the design of the headset. I have had the Astro A50's for a while now and I still do not plan on changing them. I bought it when I was mainly using the Xbox One X and I also would use them on my MacBook Pro to edit videos with. Today, I use them with my Series X, MacBook Pro, and now my gaming PC and it works flawlessly on all platforms.

    I see people talking about how it is difficult to charge sometimes, just push the head strap all the way down when it is on its stand and wiggle front or back till you see your power button turn orange and boom, it is charging.

    The other thing I see people get upset about is sometimes that I can act wonky at times. Update it and it will fix everything.

    I don't think I will ever change brands, I have been a big fan of Astro since the old Halo 2 days and I will keep using them.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:39
  • Review by TheJames, 10 out of 10
    Astro Family for the win!!!

    I usually read other reviews before I post mines just to see if I can relate to any issues or compliments made by other customers. However, not with this item. I am beyond satisfied!!!! If you are a gamer, or are really looking for a great headset for your computer needs, this is it!!!!! The sound quality is the best I’ve experienced yet. I climbed the ladder within the Astro family so I been through them all. These sound like you’re sitting in front of a Bose surround sound system. They are super

    comfortable and the charging station makes

    Everything this look clean, fun, and professional. Only this I don’t like is the head set can only charge if you place the Head set properly, meaning there is a left and a right side and it won’t charge if you place it the opposite way, not sure why, but the quality of everything else takes up for that. I know these will last long. I still have my a40’s. I recommend that when you make a purchase, add the protection plan on anything expensive you purchase. BEST BUY has hands down THEE BEST PROTECTION PLANS!! It’s hassle free and super easy if you ever come across a problem. I’m only mentioning their protection plan because yes this is a hefty price, but at least you know your purchase is in good hands should an accident or rare malfunction occur. So far my husband and I have never had an issue with it. If you’re still debating, just give the headset a try. They have a great return policy as well, but I’m sure after using these you won’t want to return.

    Aug 29, 2021 10:36
  • Review by DIYdakota, 10 out of 10
    AMAZING wireless headset, with some tweaks.

    I've owned this headset for a couple weeks now and I love it. First impressions weren't that great- coming from a wired headset, I found these to be a little heavy but I got used to them quickly. I wasn't impressed with the sound to begin with until I downloaded the EQ adjustment software and changed the audio to The ZEFERENCE's recommended EQ settings. This absolutely unleashed this beast of a headset. I play COD Warzone mostly those EQ settings made the game come to life. I haven't noticed any audio lag with them being wireless and haven't lost connection moving through my house to get food or use the bathroom. I also purchased the A50 mod kit(leather ear pieces&top cushion) and amazed at how easy it is to replace the ear cushions if I ever needed to. They are a little expensive but overall a great value for the price, highly recommended(after adjusting the EQ). I've attached a picture of my EQ settings to bring these to life.

    Sep 13, 2020 13:38
  • Review by Kris, 10 out of 10
    So cool!

    I started out with the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 and fell in love but we have a high-traffic home and as it is a wired set, the cables soon proved to be too much of a hassle. Enter the Astro. The sound quality is fantastic. Crystal clear, even at unhealthy volume levels and the directional accuracy is superb. I can easily tell where sounds are coming from; to the left, right, above, below, wherever. If it makes noise, you'll find it. I placed my game character in front of a waterfall and looked straight at it. Slowly turning from left to right, the sound was dead on as to which earpiece was projecting and gave a surround sound effect that simply cannot be duplicated with TV speakers or most sound bars. Gone are the days of frantically spinning around to see where enemy fire is originating as the Astro directs you to the commotion with pinpoint accuracy. Some have said that placing the headset in the charger is tricky but the magnetic contact points pull it down to the right spot 90% of the time for me. My only negative comments are that a separate wall charging adapter would have been nice since I power my PS4 down when not in use so having the charging cable plugged into the console does me no good. The plastic microphone feels like it needs a stiffer wire inside as getting it to stay in the right place can be tricky. Its very flexible, which is good so that it doesn't break off but it does take adjusting every once in a while. My biggest dislike is the narrow strip of foam padding under the headband. The headband itself is plenty wide but the foam pad that sits on your head is narrow, like an inch or less. It makes a hot spot right on the peak of your dome. If the pad were as wide as the headband it would double the contact area and distribute the weight better. That being said, I have lots of charging adapters, the microphone is adequate and the headband isn't uncomfortable, just all the weight in one spot so really, I have no major complaints and I love not having the kids or dogs tripping over cords and ripping the headset off. A+ effort Astro! My Turtle Beach set is back in the box.

    Aug 10, 2019 08:37
  • Review by Azula, 8 out of 10
    Astro a50 vs Steel Series

    I mean I’ve been told these are the best in the game. And they are , I’ve had Turtle Beaches and even still have a pair Steel Series for the Xbox one. The 200 dollar ones. The only downfall is the lack of Bluetooth, coming from Steel Series and being able to answer phone calls, listen to music, and talk online was an extreme PRO for the Arctic Steel Series. Astro’s will always put a hole in your pocket and it’s only worth it if they live up to their hype. Which they do, the facts I can walk to my car and still talk to my friends in the party chat had me bragging about Astro’s for a week straight. Compared to the Steel Series, huge improvement. Sound quality is spectacular, as well as battery life. I haven’t killed them yet, so I’m unclear on how long it takes to fully charge them though I read it’s very quick. I do have a little dance while trying to put them on the charging dock, it could get tricky honestly. Besides that my ears never hurt after long periods of gaming, plenty of space in the cup. They pick up everything and nothing at the same time. What I mean is if you move your head too fast your mic will pick up the movement. My squad plays search, so when it’s time be quiet and then you hear my dumb self making sound in the background because I’m trying to pick something up you hear all of it. But when I’m speaking it’s in and out. Take your time to adjust the threshold for your mic!! But I would suggest buying if you have the money to invest. If you don’t, go for Steel Series, deal with the fact that you can’t be more than 10 feet away from your Xbox for 200 and you’ll be happy. Oh also, finding a place to put those Astro’s was a pain. The optical chord was extremely short. It basically needs to be right next to the console. I have it behind my tv. Peep pics.

    Dec 04, 2020 17:14
  • 8.8score
    Razer - Kishi - Gaming Controller for Android - Black
    Description

    Bring your A-game anytime, anywhere. Introducing a universal mobile gaming controller that fits most smartphone devices, designed to bring console-level control to your on-the-go gaming. With this controller by your side, wherever you go, victory will follow.

    8 Features
  • Universal Mobile Gaming Controller: Designed to bring console-level control to your phone for gaming anywhere.
  • Cloud and Mobile Gaming: Compatible with leading cloud gaming services including Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Stadia, Amazon Luna, GeForce NOW, & Steam Link
  • Compatible with hundreds of popular mobile games: Including Fortnite, Minecraft, Roblox, Brawlhalla, Asphalt 9: Legends, Black Desert Mobile, emulators, & many more.
  • Clickable Analog Thumbsticks: Refine your aim and execution, provide greater accuracy and tactile feedback, and the performance buttons and d-pad deliver precision input.
  • Latency-Free Gameplay: Unlike Bluetooth controllers which produce lag, the controller has zero latency by directly connecting to the device’s charging port
  • CLOUD GAMING COMPATIBLE: With the reality of playing AAA releases on any screen, having the controller attached to your device provides a form factor convenient and portable enough to truly game anywhere.
  • USB Type C Charging Port: For pass-through charging of your phone or tablet while using the controller.
  • Ergonomic, Flexible Design for a Comfortable Handheld Grip: Designed for long gaming sessions, the controller feels great to hold and can be stretched and clamped on most Android phones, providing a secure hold that won’t come loose during gaming.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by J0A0A7, 8 out of 10
    Great controller for Gamepass subscribers

    Razer Kishi is a mobile controller designed to be plugged in directly to your mobile device to eliminate any input lag. When attached to your mobile device it feels very similar like holding a Switch in handheld mode. It’s much more comfortable to hold like this compared to a controller using a clip to hold your device. Usually with that type of setup if you have a big phone like a Galaxy Note 10+ most of the weight ends up in the top causing hand fatigue after some time.

    Hardware:

    Razer has been in the business for some time making high end pc accessories and it shows here. It’s a solid device with good button switches. Joysticks are not loose and the trigger buttons are comfortable to use. On top of that they’re actually pressure sensitive which will greatly benefit racing games like Grid and Real Racing 3. Layout is very similar to an Xbox One controller. The controller is designed to work with most Android phones. When attaching it to my Galaxy Note 10+ it was firmly held in place. If you have a film screen protector most likely it will caused it to peel from the corners. I also had to remove my phone case in order to be able to attach it. The right side has 2 speaker holes and a pass through charging port so you can still game when the battery starts to get low.

    Game Support:

    I was disappointed to see that games like Fortnite and Call of Duty are currently not supported. You do have support for game streaming services like Gamepass and Google Stadia. I wasn’t able to test out GeForce Now but I’m confident that it’s supported too. Other games that fully support it were the Grand Theft Auto series, Rayman games and the racing games I mentioned earlier. I also had no issues using it with emulators. Some of the old games like Modern Combat did detect the controller but not the joysticks. If you have plenty of old games from 6 years ago you might run into some compatibility issues.

    App:

    Another area I was disappointed with was the lack of button customization. Hopefully Razer can release an update that will allow you to map the hardware buttons. The app also provides firmware updates. The app pretty much acts like a game launcher hub letting you know which games are fully supported.

    Overall:

    If you spend a lot of time gaming on your mobile device the Razer Kishi is an excellent option especially if you have Gamepass. It’s comfortable to use and buttons that are up there with the Xbox One and PS4 controller as in terms of quality and feedback. If there was support for the current top 2 games in the mobile market (Call of Duty and Fortnite) I would have given it a 5 out of 5 stars. I did not mention PUBG because it still does not have any support for controllers.

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    Oct 01, 2020 21:09
  • Review by Bigpapirsn76, 8 out of 10
    Razer kishi review

    Great Item for gaming on the go, only reason didn't give 5 stars was the fact u need to REMOVE your phone case every time you want to use it, which can be a pain in the butt removing frequently and putting back on.... should of made it for the case to be able to fit

    Jan 01, 2021 14:28
  • Review by Jcool314, 10 out of 10
    Razor Kishi Controller is GREAT

    Works great with my Samsung Galaxy S10 for Dolphin Emulator ( Nintendo GameCube ) and my Xbox One Game Pass games on mobile away from home ✔

    Apr 09, 2021 17:46
  • Review by nkpstudios, 10 out of 10
    SERIOUSLY... take a LOOK!

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    7:31 PM

    The Razer Kishi was an extremely surprising experience that I will say single handedly made me consider gaming more on my phone. I felt like I was playing a Switch or PSP from back in the day. It was refreshing to not have to find battery chargers or games to use, it was just powered by the phone. Sound from the ports was immersive and setup is easy just release the backplate, spread and connect the Kishi to your Android phone, download the Kishi app, and start trying games because there isn't a great list to choose IMO. I wish there was a readily accessible list of compatible games to refer to.

    In all, the Kishi is a great piece of tech, but I wish it would integrate a headphone jack, ports for top firing speakers, and a little more width/height to fit larger phones like the Note 20 Ultra. I found it doesn't work with CoD Mobile which was a big bummer as I could not find any good FPS that I knew. This doesn't work with all games and the instructions could be better. Maybe there could be a way to direct the buyer to download the Kishi app. I couldn't find it mentioned anywhere. The triggers feel cheap but all other buttons feel high quality. Overall I enjoyed gaming on my phone because of this. I don't have to play with touch controls on screen which was a big negative for me. These handles would benefit from a grippy coating as an added premium feel. This works well with FortNite, Madden, and NBA 2K when I tested. Since it is light, small, and portable to travel with, this is a must buy. However, I do wish a case of some sort or bag was included to protect it.

    Sep 29, 2020 18:50
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    The best for cloud gaming on the go!

    Straight out of the box I noticed that this controller is compact. It resembles a medium-size controller when folded. It is also light, which makes it much more portable than a full-size controller and adapter. To open it up, one must depress some clips by the backplate and pull it apart. There is a band that is sort of elastic that holds each side together. The build is decent and seems that it can withstand some heavy usage.

    According to Razer, this controller is compatible with several popular phones out there, including my Note 8, which fits perfectly snug and secure. The right side has a USB-C port that connects it to the phone’s connector. The Left side was a bit wobbly, but nothing that bothered me when using it.

    The controller is ergonomic and easy to hold -even with one hand. The buttons felt mostly decent. I will say that the action buttons and the D-Pad were a bit on the mushy side. The analog sticks have a good range, are springy, and click nicely. The top shoulder buttons are OK, but I would have liked for them to be a bit wider. The bottom shoulder buttons did feel the cheapest, especially since those are mostly used as triggers and/or an accelerator. Again, these little nitpicks do not negatively affect gameplay.

    When it comes to games, there is a good amount that is fully compatible right out of the gate. However, there are some very popular games such as PUBG and COD: M that, unfortunately, do not work at all and that is truly a bummer. That alone would turn away some mobile gamers, but I think Razer will release updates later on. What made this an instant success, however, was that the Kishi was fully compatible with MS’ xCloud and Stadia. Now I can play AAA titles on the go without having to carry around a full-size controller and adapter. Since this controller is connected directly to the phone, there was no noticeable input lag as it would with a Bluetooth controller.

    Sadly, the Kishi covers the headphone jack and a wireless headset must be used (hopefully one with little lag). You can also use a USB-C to headphone adapter since the Kishi does feature a pass-through USB-C port on the right side. This additional port allows for powering the phone during those long gaming sessions.

    In the end, I think the Kishi is the best-designed controller adapter for most phones. I will suggest checking to see if the controller is compatible with your favorite games before buying. For anyone with a cloud-based streaming game subscription, it is certainly a game-changer.

    Sep 30, 2020 00:10
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    Turn Your Phone into a Portable Game Console

    I can't say I am a huge fan of mobile gaming. I love touch screens for point and click applications, but I hate trying to use the touch screen as a controller for gaming. A physical controller just works better and is more precise. The folks at Razer seem to agree and the Razer Kishi is a great way to turn your expensive smart phone into a portable gaming console.

    The buttons work well. The a,b,x, and y buttons feel great. The d-pad is big and responsive. The thumb sticks work great and I noticed no drift. Triggers and bumpers feel a bit different than a traditional controller, but they still worked really well. I had no problems in FPS games like Halo..

    Did I mention this control pad is great for Halo? With X-Box Game Pass Ultimate, you can now stream X-box games straight to your smart phone. The Razer Kishi does a great job replicating a traditional X-Box controller.

    The Kishi worked well with my Samsung Galaxy S10e and the Google Pixel 4. But, bigger phones may not fit. You also won't be able to use your phone's bumper or case. The controller comes with a USB-C port for pass-through charging.

    Razer has an app for the Kishi to help determine app compatibility. So far, I have tested the controller with Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, and several X-Box Game Pass games. You may need to google your specific games to ensure compatibility.

    Cons: I wish there was a way to tighten up the smart phone fit. As it is, the phone doesn't always feel like a solid fit. The controller flexes a bit more than I would expect and the phone can slide up and down a bit.

    Still, I was impressed. I liked the controller. I actually enjoy mobile gaming now.

    Sep 30, 2020 03:01
  • Review by UnkinB, 10 out of 10
    Major upgrade for mobile gaming

    This is another great product from a company that has brought us many great products on the past. The Razer Kishi is one of three mobile controllers that they make. The Kishi uses the USB-C from your android device for power, but it does have a USB-C port that you can charge your phone while it is hooked up to your phone. They also make an iPhone version that uses Lightning, make sure you order the correct format, since they are not interchangeable. It reminds me of a pxp that you use with your phone. the controller has a flexible design that will stretch out past your device so you can insert the USB-C into the connector. Then press it together for a snug fit. I worry that it might affect your USB-C port if it does not sit securely in your phone as you are playing, but I have not seen any issue with that yet. The materials is sturdy the thumbsticks do not seem to have any issues on response and there is not any delay that is noticeable during game play. There are a couple of apps that are beneficial to download for use with the Kishi. The first one is the Razer Kishi app, this app is basically a game list that the controller is compatible with. As you will see Call of Duty Mobile is not on that list, most of the big name shooters realize that this controller would be an unfair advantage for someone while others are using their fingers. The other app is the Razer Cortex Games app, this app is there app like a play store, you can discover new games, play their games, get rewards and they give you upgrades the more you play. The one downside to this controller is that I have a Galaxy 9+ and it works great with it, but I have to remove my protective case to get it to fit, so I can’t just hook it up and let the kids play with it without worrying about them dropping the phone.

    Oct 05, 2020 11:21
  • Review by TechGeek28, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Android controller with gamers in mind

    For starters, as an avid gamer, anything that can help me play games in new and exciting ways, I'm all for. That's why I was so intrigued when first reading about Razers' new kishi controller for mobile. This one in particular is made specifically for android devices, although there is also a Kishi made for IOS as well. It works seemlessly with my Galaxy Note 10 + and still has wiggle room. Quick and easy setup made jumping in and getting my game on, a breeze. The first thing I noticed was how light and comfortable it felt to hold especially with the added weight of my phone. The Kishi gives that feeling of having a portable gaming console in the palm of my hands. The super low latency is noticable and hands down my favorite feature. No more connecting to bluetooth and watching my button presses happen several, painful, seconds later. Trust me, it's not fun. If you're a gamer, you know what I mean. And that's just it, this product is made with gamers in mind and it shows. From the aerogonomic fit in your hands, to the ease of portability, to the sheer accessibility when games just...work. Since there's no battery, the kishi plugs directly into your phones charging port and still leaves the option for charge and play when needed. The buttons are snappy, responsive and the device as a whole feels very sturdy. My only real gripe is that when using my phone in portait mode, I found it difficult to swipe and pull down my status bar because the controller hugged just below the top of the screen. Overall I would highly recommend this product to anyone interested in uping their mobile gaming experience. Also as a huge plus, it works perfectly with xbox game pass cloud streaming. So taking your games on the go has never been more easy.

    Sep 29, 2020 03:49
  • 8.8score