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The right ear of this headset just stopped functioning. I'm setting up an RMA with them, but what could cause this? I'm curious for future reference.
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Did you run over the cables or damage it in anyway? I remember my old headphones the right ear piece got like ripped off the cable and I didn't even realize till I opened it up .
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I do recall a slight accident and they fell harder than I'd like...lol. That's the only thing I can think of that could possibly cause failure.
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That's your problem, they're SteelSeries, you get what you pay for.
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Originally Posted by AzO View Post
That's your problem, they're SteelSeries, you get what you pay for.
the above quote is a not needed post, steelseries makes quality keyboards, if i had the money, id probably try one of thier headsets, it may be user error or a manufacturers defect, random comments arent necessary
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I've never been refused an RMA from Steelseries.
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the above quote is a not needed post, steelseries makes quality keyboards, if i had the money, id probably try one of thier headsets, it may be user error or a manufacturers defect, random comments arent necessary
You're right, they make quality keyboards and other input devices. Making quality sound is a different story. "Gaming gear" companies such as SteelSeries profit off the uninformed with mass marketing and aesthetically attractive designs but with little substance.

I highly doubt a company such as SteelSeries which started off as a two-person operation know anything about acoustics from a professional standpoint. Compared to heavyweights like Sennheiser, beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica, AKG, etc. SteelSeries audio equipment sounds more like a gimmick.

Ever wonder why you can never find who the OEM is for their headphones? or any other so-called "gaming headphone/headset" on the market?

Anything labeled as "gaming" is a marketing gimmick used to fool inexperienced or dumbed down people into believing that certain peripherals labeled as such is of higher grade when it is really no different than their standard counterparts albeit more keys and functions.
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Originally Posted by AzO View Post
You're right, they make quality keyboards and other input devices. Making quality sound is a different story. "Gaming gear" companies such as SteelSeries profit off the uninformed with mass marketing and aesthetically attractive designs but with little substance.

I highly doubt a company such as SteelSeries which started off as a two-person operation know anything about acoustics from a professional standpoint. Compared to heavyweights like Sennheiser, beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica, AKG, etc. SteelSeries audio equipment sounds more like a gimmick.

Ever wonder why you can never find who the OEM is for their headphones? or any other so-called "gaming headphone/headset" on the market?

Anything labeled as "gaming" is a marketing gimmick used to fool inexperienced or dumbed down people into believing that certain peripherals labeled as such is of higher grade when it is really no different than their standard counterparts albeit more keys and functions.

Yep, chances are the cable got lose so you don't get audio in one channel. Ever get that with crappy 20 dollar headphones after a while? You get exactly what you paid for, sure their keyboards maybe acceptable for some people....but its a gaming headset made by a company that caters to gamers. Think cool looking designs, crappy cheap electronics. Look at all the people wearing skull candy or beats by dre...

I picked up a logitech office head set years ago, cost me 10 bucks and it's still kicking today. Might as well buy some Ferrari shirts lmao
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