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Psyko Audio 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset Review
|Manufacturer:||Psyko Audio Labs|
|Product:||Psyko Audio 5.1 Surround Sound Headset|
|Date:||Fri, Nov 05, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Brian Giacoletti -|
Psyko Audio 5.1 Conclusion
Psychoacoustic technology is fascinating and seeing the fruits of this research come to life in the Psyko 5.1 Gaming Headset is truly a site to behold and I think that Psyko Labs will continue to develop and refine the technology they have invented that is showcased in this headset. I think the most important aspect that needs to be taken away from this article is that this particular headset is not like its competitors in that it is not in any way shape or form a tool to make your gaming experience like a trip to the local THX movie theater, but it is more like a trip to kicking the asses of your opponents by getting the drop on where they are before they get to you.
With a steep price like $299.99 I don't expect to see a lot of casual gamers flocking to buy the Psyko headset. But for pro gamers and those that need to win and be the best this is an invaluable tool that will enhance any gamer's toolkit. Because the Psyko 5.1 Amplifier connects directly to your soundcard there are no drivers to install and there are no sound enhancements or plug-ins to configure, making installation a snap. The headset comes with a 15 day money back guarantee as well as a one year limited warranty.
I did not like this headset at all when I first took it out of the box, but after an extensive "Burn In" period the headset really started to transform into what I had expected it would be and it has become my favorite headset to use. With that said, over a hundred hours of burn in time is a lot to ask from a customer and I would fathom a guess that most customers would want an RMA, or just want their money back after a short period of usage due to the poor sound out of the box. Perhaps Psyko Labs should implement burning in the headphones at the factory before they get to the customer in order to avoid large amounts of RMA's and returns. It looks like a number of people are returning this headset as TigerDirect has open box models that they are calling 'like new' for just $169.99 plus shipping. If $299.99 is out of question then maybe one of these $170 'used' models might tickle your fancy. That is, if you have the patience to wait through the 100+ hours of burn in. If that doesn't make you run then you'll will be rewarded with a product that lives up to its claims and truly is an innovative and original product that truly enhances your game playing experience.
The Legit Bottom Line: The Psyko 5.1 Gaming Headset started out on a sour note with me, but after a lot of burn in and some EQ tweaking this headset really started to shine. In the end I wound up really liking the Psyko headset and would have no problem at all recommending it for the Legit Reviews Innovation award.
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