Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC - £59.98 Deal of The Day @ Dabs
58°Expired

Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC - £59.98 Deal of The Day @ Dabs

12
Found 6th May 2014
£100+ Everywhere else...

Get fully immersed in the game with the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 Surround Sound Gaming Headset featuring Dolby Headphone technology. Boasting premium-quality 50mm speakers, intuitively placed on-ear controls, and a detachable noise-canceling microphone, the F.R.E.Q. 7 transports you into the worlds of your favorite videogames. Providing balanced, directional audio and built from sturdy materials, the highly durable and extremely comfortable F.R.E.Q. 7 is the ultimate 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.

12 Comments

Original Poster

http://img1.kakaku.k-img.com/images/productimage/fullscale/K0000481557.jpg

I liked this headset, metal structure is pretty solid!

better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming headsets are all crap in comparison to audiophile headphones

Original Poster

PsychoSonny

better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming … better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming headsets are all crap in comparison to audiophile headphones


Hate to break it to ya, but Aurvana's aren't audiophile grade headphones (_;)

Although 9 times out of 10 I would agree that a decent set of stereo headphones + Dolby Headphone Virtualizer > Similar priced gaming headset, I think this is a very good deal - well reviewed, lightweight aluminium, sturdy, built to last and nicely designed - they remind me of something V-MODA would bring out if they made gaming headphones IMO.

Techradar Review
Amazon Reviews
Nikkitech Review

Edited by: "mamboboy" 6th May 2014

Banned

PsychoSonny

better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming … better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming headsets are all crap in comparison to audiophile headphones


Wow creative aurvana live using bio-cellulose drivers, that`s a surprise. Same like Sennheiser HD600/650, nice.

PsychoSonny

better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming … better off with creative aurvana live and a cheap clip on mic, gaming headsets are all crap in comparison to audiophile headphones



I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 449s and a Samson Go Mic and it works really well

mamboboy

Hate to break it to ya, but Aurvana's aren't audiophile grade headphones … Hate to break it to ya, but Aurvana's aren't audiophile grade headphones (_;)Although 9 times out of 10 I would agree that a decent set of stereo headphones + Dolby Headphone Virtualizer > Similar priced gaming headset, I think this is a very good deal - well reviewed, lightweight aluminium, sturdy, built to last and nicely designed - they remind me of something V-MODA would bring out if they made gaming headphones IMO.Techradar ReviewAmazon ReviewsNikkitech Review




I know they aren't but they are the best headphones for gaming brand new for around the £50 mark.

I personally use HD 595's for gaming atm sometimes my HTF 600 if it's something like fifa i'm playing and I don't need high quality phones, but my Fidelio X1's were posted today so I am selling the HTF 600's as they are no longer needed (I also used them for their bass on music but the X1's will destroy them).

for gaming

X1 (£140 flubit) > HD 595 (£75 ebay second hand) = AD700 (£50-£75 on ebay second hand) > Creative Aurvana Live (£45 flubit) > HTF 600 (£28 flubit) = KSC 75 or Porta Pros or KSC 35 (<£20)

that covers all budgets tbh

No need to buy anything more expensive than the X1 tbh unless your a crazy enthusiast then you can spend up to £2000 on a single pair of headphones searching for the "best", the X1's are my "end game" after them there should be no other.


My point was a £30 pair of headphones would beat the pants off a £100 gaming headset, it's much wiser to buy headphones and then a clip on mic than a headset.

reubenno

I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 449s and a Samson Go Mic and it works … I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 449s and a Samson Go Mic and it works really well



I use a cheap £1.56 clip on mic from DX, it's so cheap because its direct from china nothing to do with it being poor quality, it's an amazing mic and better than some of the ones selling for £7-£15 on amazon

artcheezzz

Wow creative aurvana live using bio-cellulose drivers, that`s a … Wow creative aurvana live using bio-cellulose drivers, that`s a surprise. Same like Sennheiser HD600/650, nice.



they are great for £50 but nowhere near the same league as HD600 or HD650.

The fidelio X1 however is only £140 through flubit and it is in the same league as the above.

The fidelio X1 is IMO better though because it has BASS, easy to drive (no amp needed) and less than 50% of the price brand new and better build quality. The only downside is the pads aren't easily replaceable.

Banned

PsychoSonny

they are great for £50 but nowhere near the same league as HD600 or … they are great for £50 but nowhere near the same league as HD600 or HD650.The fidelio X1 however is only £140 through flubit and it is in the same league as the above.The fidelio X1 is IMO better though because it has BASS, easy to drive (no amp needed) and less than 50% of the price brand new and better build quality. The only downside is the pads aren't easily replaceable.


Longer i am testing headphones, more i realize that bass "kills" the sound, i love bass, dong get me wrong, but it distorts highly mids. Well i own HD650, plus use IFI amp for extra bass, and they do sound brilliant. But if know much as i know now, my first buy would be DT880, Mr. speakers mad dog or electrostatic headphones, HiFiMAN HE-500, but they are really military headphones
damn heavy, but extremely accurate and mega right bass headphones.

artcheezzz

Longer i am testing headphones, more i realize that bass "kills" the … Longer i am testing headphones, more i realize that bass "kills" the sound, i love bass, dong get me wrong, but it distorts highly mids. Well i own HD650, plus use IFI amp for extra bass, and they do sound brilliant. But if know much as i know now, my first buy would be DT880, Mr. speakers mad dog or electrostatic headphones, HiFiMAN HE-500, but they are really military headphones damn heavy, but extremely accurate and mega right bass headphones.



They are all very expensive minus the DT880.

The Fidelio X1 BASS doesn't really effect the mids from what I have read and they are the best headphones you can buy for under £300 from all the research I have done.

The DT880 is just a different flavour of headphone within the same range as the HD600 and HD650.

Headphones cater to different flavours some people prefer the HD 600 over the HD 650 for instance. Some prefer the X1 over both, etc.

IMO the Fidelio X1 right now is the best one to get for value for money in the mid range (£200-£350 bracket) and is the flavour I like.

It's all about what headphones suits you and the X1 is very highly regarded on head fi for gaming, music and movies. Some people prefer the DT770 though.

It's swings and roundabouts, pick one which suits you and your ears.
Edited by: "PsychoSonny" 7th May 2014

Does this work with PS4? If not, why do we console "peasants" have to pay at least double that to get a 7.1 ss headset?
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text