Red Samurai Xbox 360 Communicator Headset
Not Bad for <$30
Worked great right out of the package. Obviously not going to be the highest quality, but what do you want for $30? Read the directions when hooking them up and you shouldn't experience any abnormal issues. At least 2 of the poor reviews are most likely user error. Yes, they rattle when you take them off and they aren't the most comfortable, but compared to the basic 'single ear piece' communicators this is a huge step up. Stereo sound gives a more realistic sound enviroment during game play and the volume levels are more than sufficient. My biggest complaint is that my mike is barely audible; wish there was a volume control for that, but it's no big deal. If you want higher quality, pay more money. If you're looking for an upgrade from the basic communicator and you don't want to brake the bank, these aren't too bad. And Gamestop has always been good about exchanges, so I assume that if I have a problem I can always take them back.
Fake Turtle Beach XC1 is a fake!
I had purchased this communicator on 12/8/2012 to regret it immediately. I have had pair of Turtle Beach XC1's - which by design are practically identical - but consider this product substandard on all fronts. The audio quality is terrible. Normal level sounds are distorted and just to be useful the volume can not exceed half. The earpiece is not secure. When you're finished gaming and remove the headset the earpiece rattles loosely, seemingly ready to fall apart at any moment. Generally this headset is uncomfortable. The design contorts the positioning of my glasses and I never did find a comfortable adjustment. The only positive would be that the mic was very clear according to those I'd talked to in-game.
A standard XBox live headset is in many ways superior to this - more costly - option.
I have had this headset for less than a month, the speeaker doesnt work half the time and maybe once an hour i have to unplug the set and plug them back in to get the mic to work right. I've had $10 headsets the worked way better.
I looked at the comments when i came home from buying these and it was pretty good.. It only sounds bad when you in a lobby with some little kids then it sounds mess up but i dont mind that.. pretty good sound like its blocking them out. If you need some sort of back up or some nice cheap headsets then get these. !!!
Good but Easy to Break
I got these because I wanted a good audio headset and this was exactly what I wanted. The one ear piece makes it so I can still hear whats going on outside. However it can break easily if you drop it or bend the mic to far. It is good but it breaks easy so be careful.
Great for the price!
Good for the price. I have had no problems about hearing other people at all. They may not be turtles but are worth it if you are on a budget.
Bought them, got home, THEY DO NOT WORK... I CAN TALK BUT I CANNOT HEAR ANYTHING. RETURNING THESE TOMORROW... Spend the extra for beaches or astros. OR stick with microsoft.
I just bought this headset and returned it 30 minutes later. As soon as I joined my friends Xbox live party he sounded like he was5 miles into a cave. The overall design is ok but the sound is bad. I do not recommend this headset.