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24.07.2019

Headphones provides comfort and strong quality audio. This is a review of the Sentey Artix Gaming Headset. It is a over-the-ear, USB headset with microphone suitable for use on Windows or Mac.

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Quick and easy to set up using a wireless USB receiver that stores inside the headset for transportation, the Razer ManO'War is a user-friendly unit primed for surround-sound gaming. Xiberia E1 USB Gaming Headset, Over Ear Wired stereo Computer Headphones Microphone, Volume Control Enhanced Bass Noise Canceling Flexible Headband LED PC PS4 Laptop Mac £ 25.82 In stock.

Initial Impressions This thing is big. It reminds me of a big set of cans you might find in a recording studio.

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It has a nice plastic coated braided USB cord with a simple USB connection to your computer. It is self adjusting with a spring loaded headband, which I found perfectly comfortable. I had no trouble connecting it to my Windows 10 PC, and there were no drivers to install. It was effortless to select it for use in Steam for voice use.

Features On the headset you will find a volume control, LED switch to make the headphones light up bright blue, and a mysterious “V” switch which I could find no mention of in the documentation. The “V” switch seemed to do nothing as far as I could tell.

Testing with Audacity, there was no effect on the microphone. The manual mentions a special microphone control, but there wasn’t one anywhere to be found. The microphone has a sturdy retractable boom that swings out of the left ear piece. The USB connection provides all that is needed for interfacing this to your computer. Having an on-board audio adapter means that you don’t have to fiddle with plugging in separate cables for sound and mic in. To me, the audio quality is good, if just a little heavy on the bass side which many will find a positive. You will find it very comfortable to wear, and very effective at isolating outside sounds thanks to its comfortable ear pieces with rubberized foam pads.

Quality The fit is pretty impressive. I found the spring loaded headband to be perfect for my head, and I had no problem wearing it for a couple of hours at a time while playing games or listening to music. The major disappointment for me was its very weak microphone gain. Even with all my levels at full, it was difficult for anyone to hear me unless I was almost yelling.

Evaluating in Audacity, I was unable to get it to register at more than half level without speaking very loudly. I tried setting gains in the application, Windows, and even fiddling with the volume control and “V” switch on the unit, but to no improvement. Final Thoughts This is a decent set of headphones that are very comfortable to use, easy to install, and sound great. Poor microphone performance and its rather large size might make you think twice about this particular set. For more information, visit Find Sentey on.

A while back I puchased a for about $20 for use on my MBP. This model does not have the big poofy earphones though. I specifically wanted a jack that would work on Mac so as not to take up my single USB port and although I can't verify this specific model works, mine, very similar to it, does work in the Mac's mic jack. This serves my purposes well, but admit it is bare bones if you are looking for something more plush.

If you are in a Best Buy store it's pretty easy to have a store clerk check it out on one of their display Macs. Click to expand.As long as the headset has a '4 pole' 3.5mm cable then both headset and mic will work (i.e. Like cell phone headsets). Astro headsets come with a '4-pole' cable, but if you get one of theirs then you are usually using the Mixamp. As for Mac Gaming Headset options, I'm going to be trying the new Razer Kraken 7.1 USB Headset. Since it uses Synapse 2.0 software for the virtual surround (not the Razer Surround software), the surround should also work on Mac (confirmed via Razer support, but still want to see for my self).

I should receive mine on Thursday. Greetings, Thanks for the question. In short, yep, the Kraken 7.1 USB headset surround sound functionality works on Mac OS X! I hope I have provided an answer for the question you asked. If you have any more questions regarding Razer peripherals, do not hesitate to send them our way and we will be able to advise you further.

Thanks for contacting Razer Support and have a nice day! Best Regards, Luke N Razer Support Team - Details of Your Request - Does the 7.1 surround on the Kraken 7.1 work on the Mac since it is also Synapse 2.0 compatible? I think the term 'gaming headset' is getting a bad rap.

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Let's be honest here, most HEADSETS (not headphones) made for PCs these days are for gaming. Most of them are designed towards games that support communication, and some (in most cases, the more expensive) support positional sound (usually virtual). In my many searches and testing of 'gaming headsets', almost none of them ever tried to or even claimed to be on the same level as quality HEADPHONES (except maybe some of the more expensive ones). With that said, I have used several 'gaming headsets' that sound great to me when using them for movies, shows, and music. I realize there are headphones that would sound better, but i'm no audio snob and headphones don't have mics (I don't want clip-ons and my internal mic usually sits about 3 feet away). I think the term 'gaming headset' is getting a bad rap. Let's be honest here, most HEADSETS (not headphones) made for PCs these days are for gaming.

Most of them are designed towards games that support communication, and some (in most cases, the more expensive) support positional sound (usually virtual). In my many searches and testing of 'gaming headsets', almost none of them ever tried to or even claimed to be on the same level as quality HEADPHONES (except maybe some of the more expensive ones). With that said, I have used several 'gaming headsets' that sound great to me when using them for movies, shows, and music. I realize there are headphones that would sound better, but i'm no audio snob and headphones don't have mics (I don't want clip-ons and my internal mic usually sits about 3 feet away). Click to expand.I'm just saying.

If you would spend those $80 you spent on your gaming headset on a pair of headphones instead you'd actually get quality worth $80 instead of $20. Can't really see what's wrong with clip on mics. If you're REALLY annoyed by clip-ons, just clip it on to the headphone cable, it'll be pretty much the same as a headset.

Then if you're annoyed by having two cables hanging, fasten the clip on cable to the headphone cable as well. And quite a few, the siberias included, come with a clip on instead of a fastened microphone.

But I can respect that you're not an 'audio snob' (even though that's probably not the correct term.) Not everyone cares about high quality sound, and I'd say 'good for you' since you can save a lot of money not buying high-end stuff. Though you choose to spend it anyway, on a sticker that says 'Gaming'. But in that situation I'd recommend saving $60 and buy a $20 pair with a clip on or a similar microphone solution. But if the clip-on solution i mentioned earlier is still bad, please tell me how and why, since I can't really see how it's any different from using a mic fastened directly on the headset. On most headphones you could probably even fasten the clip on microphone where a built-in microphone would be on a headset.

After reading this through I feel like I type a bit like a dick, but that's not my intention. It's probably because I'm quite tired. I just want to give good advice, since both audio and gaming have been quite big for me for a long long time now. I'm just saying. If you would spend those $80 you spent on your gaming headset on a pair of headphones instead you'd actually get quality worth $80 instead of $20. Can't really see what's wrong with clip on mics.

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If you're REALLY annoyed by clip-ons, just clip it on to the headphone cable, it'll be pretty much the same as a headset. Then if you're annoyed by having two cables hanging, fasten the clip on cable to the headphone cable as well.

And quite a few, the siberias included, come with a clip on instead of a fastened microphone. But I can respect that you're not an 'audio snob' (even though that's probably not the correct term.) Not everyone cares about high quality sound, and I'd say 'good for you' since you can save a lot of money not buying high-end stuff. Though you choose to spend it anyway, on a sticker that says 'Gaming'. But in that situation I'd recommend saving $60 and buy a $20 pair with a clip on or a similar microphone solution. But if the clip-on solution i mentioned earlier is still bad, please tell me how and why, since I can't really see how it's any different from using a mic fastened directly on the headset. On most headphones you could probably even fasten the clip on microphone where a built-in microphone would be on a headset. After reading this through I feel like I type a bit like a dick, but that's not my intention.

It's probably because I'm quite tired. I just want to give good advice, since both audio and gaming have been quite big for me for a long long time now.

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Click to expand.I don't buy things because they are labelled 'gaming', but as I stated MOST headsets made for computers these days are gaming headsets. As for the argument of a clip on Mic. Let's remember that we are all probably Mac users, or at least I would hope so. The new Macs (in my case a 2012 iMac and a 2013 MBA) only have one audio out that supports '4 pole' 3.5mm jacks for audio and voice.

Typically these headsets are the ones that are used for phones, but a few 'gaming' headsets have '4-pole' compatibility (i.e. Razer Kraken Pro, and Astro headsets). With that said, in order to do what you are suggesting, not only would you need a headphone, a clip-on mic, but would also need an adapter of some sort (i.e. USB sound card). That's a very viable setup, but completely unnecessary, for me at least. A decent USB headset, or one of the '4-pole' headsets I mentioned works just fine for me. Personally, I went with a USB headset to free up the audio port due to the iMac's limitation of overriding the internal speakers when in use.

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We all have our hobbies and interest and there is nothing wrong with appreciating good sound, but this thread was heading in the wrong direction from the start. The OP asked about a pair of $20 headsets, so it was obvious 'premium sound' was not his agenda.

I will admit the 'audio snob' comment was a bit much. I am a member of many boards and this 'elitist' attitude towards anything 'gaming' annoys me. 'Gaming' products have come along way and in most cases are no longer the gimmicks they used to be.

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A lot of premium audio products suffer from a similar problem as in some cases you are paying for the name, and not the quality.

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