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Creative WoW Wireless Headset Review

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docodine 21st March 2010, 06:11 Quote
If they would release a vanilla version of this headset for around $100 it would be mine.

It's funny that people would be so into WoW this long since release, goes to show how much better Blizzard is at running an MMO than anyone else.

I request a picture of someone in the Bit offices wearing this headset with the sidelights on. :p
Bad_cancer 21st March 2010, 08:45 Quote
I second that. prwetty pwease?
eddtox 21st March 2010, 12:26 Quote
Get rid of the WoW junk and lights, make it look less like an ufo and sell it for £100 and I might consider this. Might even get two so that we stop annoying the neighbours when we watch films late at night.
[PUNK] crompers 21st March 2010, 12:39 Quote
i bought the sennheiser RS130 back in january, they were £80, come with great sennheiser sound quality and a stand for recharging. best of all they dont have plastuic runes on the side and there isnt a novelty light anywhere near them.

for anyone over 13 i can fully recommend the sennies, if you want to spend £50 more on flashing lights go ahead!
StephenK 21st March 2010, 13:01 Quote
With luck these will sell well and we'll see a pair of non-wow branded ones. Good wireless headset with built in mic is something I've been looking forward too. Very happy with my Steelseries 5hv2's but wireless would be niiiicceee :D
Combatus 21st March 2010, 14:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine


I request a picture of someone in the Bit offices wearing this headset with the sidelights on. :p

Richard and I have already lost all respect at home and in the office by wearing these and I doubt we'd have any respect left if we posted pictures of ourselves :D Only kidding, they're not that bad and you can turn the lights off using the software.
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Originally Posted by crompers


i bought the sennheiser RS130 back in january, they were £80, come with great sennheiser sound quality and a stand for recharging. best of all they dont have plastuic runes on the side and there isnt a novelty light anywhere near them.

for anyone over 13 i can fully recommend the sennies, if you want to spend £50 more on flashing lights go ahead!

I'd been using the RS120's till they died recently (AAA batteries went all gooey so not the headphones fault) and I agree they did sound good, were comfortable and the charging stand is much more convenient than having to plug the Creative's in every couple of days.

Having tweaked the software and enabled all the X-Fi bells and whistles though, they do sound much better than the Sennheiser's, bass especially, and have a mic too don't forget.
Blademrk 21st March 2010, 14:57 Quote
ROFL, Saw bindi's pic of them last week. I can't imagine any reason why someone would want their ears to be glowing like something from Mega Man (unless cosplay?). It's a shame as they sound like a decent bit of kit.
murtoz 22nd March 2010, 01:05 Quote
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Originally Posted by crompers
i bought the sennheiser RS130 back in january, they were £80, come with great sennheiser sound quality and a stand for recharging. best of all they dont have plastuic runes on the side and there isnt a novelty light anywhere near them.

for anyone over 13 i can fully recommend the sennies, if you want to spend £50 more on flashing lights go ahead!

Couldn't agree more...
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thehippoz 22nd March 2010, 01:17 Quote
these are perfect for slapping off someones head
[PUNK] crompers 22nd March 2010, 02:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Combatus
I'd been using the RS120's till they died recently (AAA batteries went all gooey so not the headphones fault) and I agree they did sound good, were comfortable and the charging stand is much more convenient than having to plug the Creative's in every couple of days.

Having tweaked the software and enabled all the X-Fi bells and whistles though, they do sound much better than the Sennheiser's, bass especially, and have a mic too don't forget.

well i'll certainly keep an eye out for batteries going gooey in that case! i believe the sound on the 130's to be slightly better, but its obviously subjective in any case, the stand is a big plus imo and is something i looked for when buying.

it just seems they've missed their market here, the price is surely too high for anyone young enough to want these. a "vanilla" version with a wow release later down the line may have been more sensible
Scootiep 22nd March 2010, 02:12 Quote
I'm an avid WoW player and I am in full agreement with this article. Creative, remove the branding, make the changes suggested and you will have my money faster than a stripper with a double F's
DarkLord7854 22nd March 2010, 10:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine

I request a picture of someone in the Bit offices wearing this headset with the sidelights on. :p


This. :p
Unknownsock 22nd March 2010, 10:03 Quote
Hmm just because some of us like WoW doesn't mean we want to be plastered with WoW peripheral.
We aren't 10yo's..

But either way i just don't trust wireless products yet.
MorpheusUK 22nd March 2010, 11:59 Quote
all I have to say is WOW, what a price.
Tsung 22nd March 2010, 12:18 Quote
I shall have to look out for these at any future lan parties..
The lights appear to serve two purposes..
1. Look at me, I have more money than sense.. Well at least you will be able to identify them from a mile away.
2. Look at my expensive headphones; if you plan to steal any, you oughter be stealing these bad boys.

It's a shame they dont make none fluffy ones, I'd love to have a decent set of wireless headphones.
Tyinsar 26th March 2010, 16:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
If they would release a vanilla version of this headset for around $100 it would be mine.
+1
boiled_elephant 28th March 2010, 06:35 Quote
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Can we have a 'normal' edition of this headset please, Creative?

Hear, hear. (And that's coming from a hopeless WoW addict.)
Gashura 7th April 2010, 07:01 Quote
Someones always crying over everything. Don't like the runes? Well I'm sure the design team knows more about what the players would want and has spend time developing the aesthetics. And their for wow fans to use while at home so who gives 2 shits about the lights? Had they not been implemented they wouldn't go so well with my WoW steelseries mouse. And I say this not to defend the product having bought it but giving my opinion that it's a good product pricey yes but their not the only set of headphones out there. $2 for a made in china piece of **** or go on ebay and pay $20-$40 for regular wireless. That having been said I don't see all this bitch about the price when, A: You don't even like it so find something you do want then look at the price. And B: It is what it is and it's directed to wow players as as one I love how it's designed.
eddtox 7th April 2010, 14:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by Gashura
Someones always crying over everything. Don't like the runes? Well I'm sure the design team knows more about what the players would want and has spend time developing the aesthetics. And their for wow fans to use while at home so who gives 2 shits about the lights? Had they not been implemented they wouldn't go so well with my WoW steelseries mouse. And I say this not to defend the product having bought it but giving my opinion that it's a good product pricey yes but their not the only set of headphones out there. $2 for a made in china piece of **** or go on ebay and pay $20-$40 for regular wireless. That having been said I don't see all this bitch about the price when, A: You don't even like it so find something you do want then look at the price. And B: It is what it is and it's directed to wow players as as one I love how it's designed.

Haha! Can we have a picture of you wearing them, pwetty pwease. :D

The point people are making is that the WoW stuf is over the top and detracts from wjhat would otherwise be an excelent piece of kit. Sadly, a non-WoW version of this headset isn't available yet. These are our opinions of the product as it is, no more no less.

P.S: The world isn't split into '$2 made in china piece of ****' earphones and WoW headsets (which by the way, are probably also made in china). Luckily.
Gashura 13th May 2010, 15:57 Quote
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Originally Posted by eddtox
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Originally Posted by Gashura
Someones always crying over everything. Don't like the runes? Well I'm sure the design team knows more about what the players would want and has spend time developing the aesthetics. And their for wow fans to use while at home so who gives 2 shits about the lights? Had they not been implemented they wouldn't go so well with my WoW steelseries mouse. And I say this not to defend the product having bought it but giving my opinion that it's a good product pricey yes but their not the only set of headphones out there. $2 for a made in china piece of **** or go on ebay and pay $20-$40 for regular wireless. That having been said I don't see all this bitch about the price when, A: You don't even like it so find something you do want then look at the price. And B: It is what it is and it's directed to wow players as as one I love how it's designed.

Haha! Can we have a picture of you wearing them, pwetty pwease. :D

The point people are making is that the WoW stuf is over the top and detracts from wjhat would otherwise be an excelent piece of kit. Sadly, a non-WoW version of this headset isn't available yet. These are our opinions of the product as it is, no more no less.

P.S: The world isn't split into '$2 made in china piece of ****' earphones and WoW headsets (which by the way, are probably also made in china). Luckily.
You see your point contradicts the comment. You want something else but your putting down something for WoW players. And there's headphones just like them but without all the fancy stuff if you go to the site and look.
Bindibadgi 30th June 2010, 06:58 Quote
If you cannot conduct an argument in a civil manner, then don't bother posting at all.
eddtox 1st July 2010, 00:37 Quote
Aww, bindi.. I was having fun! Sorry if I went too far though.
Bindibadgi 1st July 2010, 04:44 Quote
I know, but we aim to keep things civil and not bait those with purchase justification syndrome. :) He'll be back in another month once his raids are finished I expect.
mark_dsp 1st July 2010, 13:06 Quote
I've got to admit to a soft spot for the gimmicks on these headphones, though I'm not sure that soft spot equates to shelling out ~£150 on them.

My main concern with Creative would always be the their seeming inability to update drivers and software. Couple this with the raft of Wow updates that are churned out and it makes me wonder how long it is till a compatibility issue comes up.

The battery issue is always going to kill wireless devices for me. I'm just not organised enough to remember to charge them and the battery life seems to suffer if you leave them permanently on charge.

I'm still waiting for someone to create a headset with a removable, good quality noise isolating microphone, audiophile grade headphones that I can use to listen to FLAC files on the go and a replaceable cable for when I inevitably run it over and shred it with my office chair.... I can dream
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