The headset seems to be very well constructed and although very light, weighing in at only 7.4 ozs, I believe they are going to hold together very well. I must also say at this point that the light weight made wearing the headset for long periods of time somewhat enjoyable. The padding on the top of the headset and the ear cups were very comfortable as well.
While the ear cups were not huge, they were more than adequate for my ears, however, those with larger ears may have issue with their size. But they fit me just fine (and my head is large) and sealed off very well, as my wife could only barely hear any sound escaping from the noise isolating ear cups, and only then when I had the volume very high. They also did a great job of keeping annoying sounds from getting to my ears while playing in games, however, they were not so tight that I could not hear the dinner bell ring.
The mic, although my personal preference is for it to be on my right side, was well padded with foam to isolate wind noise and being unidirectional kept other room sounds from getting through. I had no issues connecting to Teamspeak or Skype, and the folks I spoke with said they sounded great.
I personally like the way the inline switch was setup and how easy it was to use, as it only took a minute or two to be able to remember the button layout and be able to use them all without looking. I also liked the blue LED indicator lights, which should help one easily keep track if he has something muted.
The 6.6 ft power cord length was on par with most quality headsets, and the USB 2.0 connector made using the headset a lot easier, as I was able to hook them to several places on my computer without having to reach around back to plug it in.
I was also very pleased with the fact that I could simply just plug and play the headset without having to even install the included software. However, the software was extremely easy to install and use. The software does have a few fun items to play with like Magic Voice etc.
With everything said and done, I must say that I was very impressed with the quality of the Tek-Republic TH Pro 7.1 Surround Sound headset. The flexible mic boom, cushioned ear pads and lightweight design provide added convenience and prolonged listening comfort, at a very affordable Newegg price of only $44.99 (at time of review). I think one would be hard pressed to find a better suited headset for gaming and listening to music than the Tek-Republic TH Pro Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound Circumaural USB Gaming Headset.
|USB 2.0 Connector
Virtual 7.1 surround
Clarity of the sound
Inline volume control & mic/audio mute
Blue LEDs for power and mic/headset mute
Noise isolating ear cups
Excellent mic with flexible boom
|Ear cups could be a tad bigger for those with larger ears
Auto run on software setup would be nice