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Newegg had these on sale, so i picked up 2. I know the name is more of a cheap brand but has anybody used these? How were they?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826193050
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No, I haven't used them but there are 3 main problems.

1) It's Rosewill, almost everything they make is bad from my experience with them, still, never knock a product off based on brand alone.

2) It's a USB headset. It's never going to be good.

3) It's 12 dollars. What are you expecting from a headset that cheap?
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No, I haven't used them but there are 3 main problems.

1) It's Rosewill, almost everything they make is bad from my experience with them, still, never knock a product off based on brand alone.

2) It's a USB headset. It's never going to be good.

3) It's 12 dollars. What are you expecting from a headset that cheap?


Why is USB never good for headsets, just curious?

I've had cheap brand headsets before that lasted quite a while so that's why i was taking my chances with these. I don't have the money to drop $100-200 in headsets right now.
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I would suggest you visit this guy here and here
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Why is USB never good for headsets, just curious?

I've had cheap brand headsets before that lasted quite a while so that's why i was taking my chances with these. I don't have the money to drop $100-200 in headsets right now.
USB headsets use their own DAC which are typically very poor quality. Poor quality DACs don't allow you to hear the finer details that are to be heard both in music and in games. Those cheap-o headsets are better for nothing more than listening to your mates on teamchat. They're not at all meant for hearing footsteps or reloading or giving you any real cues that would normally give you an advantage in gaming.

You'll want headphones and a DAC from your sound card.
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No, I haven't used them but there are 3 main problems.

1) It's Rosewill, almost everything they make is bad from my experience with them, still, never knock a product off based on brand alone.

2) It's a USB headset. It's never going to be good.

3) It's 12 dollars. What are you expecting from a headset that cheap?
I've ordered many many rosewill products and have had a FANTASTIC experience with them. Their products seem to last longer than "namebrand" products of the same caliber. Take a look at the reviews on newegg for rosewill devices, you won't find the common complaints and issues you see with the comparable devices from other companies.

Not saying they make the best things around, but they definitely seem to be doing a great job!

In retrospect to the post, a 12$ headset isn't even worth asking about haha. If it doesnt work, or if the sound quality is crap, its still a 12$ headset. Don't think there will be alot of difference between this one and the one at walgreens from sony lol
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No, I haven't used them but there are 3 main problems.

1) It's Rosewill, almost everything they make is bad from my experience with them, still, never knock a product off based on brand alone.

2) It's a USB headset. It's never going to be good.

3) It's 12 dollars. What are you expecting from a headset that cheap?
Im going to disagree strongly on point A.
Ive been buying Rosewill stuff off and on for a few years now and ive never had an experience that I havent also had with a "name brand." Heck, the Green Series PSUs are great.
Not to mention, over the past several months Rosewill has kind of been putting their boot up Antec and CMs butts in the Case department.

However, those headphones do not inspire confidence.
If I were hosting a lanparty and needed some I might get them. But I would never buy one for personal and dedicated use.
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$12 headset...uh..yeah..it ain't gonna be good.
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JVC RX700. Great quality for ~$40. You would be better off buying these.
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