- May 8, 2008
|Processor||AMD Phenom II 955|
|Cooling||Corsair H50 water cooling system|
|Memory||8GB Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX|
|Video Card(s)||ATI Radeon HD 5870|
|Storage||Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA2, 7200.11 750GB SATA2, and 7200.10 500GB SATA2|
|Display(s)||SAMSUNG 245BW 24" LCD|
|Case||Antec Three Hundred - custom mnpctech.com|
|Audio Device(s)||Realtek ALC889 onboard sound|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX620|
|Software||Windows 7 Home 64-bit Retail|
Darn, Razer Barracuda's are that bad eh? I was about to buy them just now (they are on sale in several places) but I decided to do some research first. From what I see on Newegg, many reviewers say the same thing about build quality and how it is indeed very poor. But then again, I never had headphones that I didn't damage/break inside of a year at the most, so I guess that doesn't matter as far as I'm concerned. I do like my bass though. Each of the three sets you owned had bass issues?
Second year, last year in fact, the padding just simply fell off of the earpiece. Ever since then they've pinched right above the ear and just have not been the same since.
They did not have bass issues exactly more like the hardware just was not capable of providing enough oomph so to speak. They were good for headphones but not a replacement for a good speaker and sub setup. I think that's just really the fault of nothing out there being small enough to fit that would match if that makes sense?
I googled all the 5.1 sets you listed but most of them are nowhere to be found. Even on eBay and Amazon marketplace. Also, the CyberSnipa Sonar 5.1 you said were rebranded Speed-Link Medusa 5.1, I'm not sure about that. The few reviews I found on CyberSnipa set (OCIA.net and TechWareLabs) show them to be USB based and Medusa ones are not.
As to the ones I was looking at they're not that difficult to find. Here are some places that carry them:
Turtle Beach Ear Force HPA2 - $60 to $80
Psyko 5.1 PC Gaming Headset -$299.95 (pre-order; 15-day money back guarantee)
Sharkoon X-Tatic Digital 5.1 - $150
ROCCAT Kave - $139.95
I really want to get some decent 5.1/7.1 gaming headphones and Razer Barracuda's seemed really nice, especially since they are not of the cra**y USB based type. I mean, I got a really nice dedicated sound card and I want to use it and it is probably way better than any trash they got handling all those USB cans.
Otherwise, sadly the choices are rather limited but if you do get one of the sets I listed please share your thoughts with everyone here. I'm sure a lot of folks would appreciate the insight considering not many of these seem to be floating around. ^_^