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Reviewed: Everglide s500 Headphones
Producer: Everglide
Required System:  PC or other audio device
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: October 5th, 2006

 

Every gamer's faced the inevitable problem with a high-powered sound rig at some point: neighbors, relatives, roommates, or someone else who doesn't appreciate the blasting of a 100+ watt, 5.1 channel surround sound symphony of game noise.

The options are two: turn the volume down (not always an option), or pop in a pair of headphones. Unfortunately, a lousy pair of headphones is no competition for a rich, surround sound speaker set. Ear-buds from an iPod might work, but even those have their issues.

To really get the most of a sound system, a gamer's going to need a good pair of headphones. They need strong enough noise dampening to compete with the noise of cooling fans and possibly other sounds in the area, durability, and a design comfortable enough to sit for 3-4 hours at a stretch.

There are ridiculously priced headphones out there, but there are also decently priced power headphones. In the $100 price range, Everglide offers up the s500, oversized headphones representing their first entry into the market. While Everglide are more known for their hardcore and heavy-duty mousemats and mouse-related products, these first headphones are a solid design and function surprisingly well compared to similar but more expensive headphones.


Added:  Monday, October 23, 2006
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
Score:
Page: 1/3

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