reviews\ Mar 3, 2005 at 7:00 pm

AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset - PC - Review

Get immersed into the audio.

Music and sound effects are two things that really gives life to many things including movies or videogames. Personally I like to be immersed into any game that I play or movie that I watch. That is why I have a 5.1 surround sound system for both my PC and my TV. This helps give any game that I play, on any console or PC, a more engrossing feeling. When I am playing a game or watching a movie on my laptop I really can’t get as engaged as normal because I don’t have a portable sound system.

Since many feel the same way about the audio on everything, a company called eDimensional came out with a new set of headphones that not only helps players get more immersed into gaming or movies on the go, they created headphones that actually vibrate! Read on more to find out about this unique product that is accurately named: AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset.

Installing this device is so simple anyone could do it blindfolded. All you have to do is plug in the earphone into the speaker slot, then plug in the USB plug to the USB slot and you are good to go. The wires are really long as well, so if you are using it for your home PC, you will not have to worry about distance. The volume control and vibration control is built onto the wire for easy access. This device also has a microphone built into it as well. The clarity of it is really nice and works great for any games that you play that might support this feature.

The first thing that you will notice when you put these headphones on your head and ears is how comfortable the device truly is. After using it to watch a few things on my PC as well as play a few action-intense games for several hours, the headphones kept my ears and head truly comfortable. It is amazing because I have sensitive ears and after wearing a headphone set for a little while it makes my ears hurt, but after several hours I didn’t feel a thing.

Since this is primarily a gaming headphone set, the first thing I did was load up WarCraft III to see how all of it worked. All of the battles rattled the headphones which gave me a greater sense of being in the action. The next game I ran was Unreal Tournament 2003, and this provided an even better sense of being in the middle of a battle. It felt like the bullets were really flying past my head and provided me with a greater sense of being in the game.

Even though this was made primarily for gaming, I had to test out movies and various mp3s to get the full effect of these headphones. When you are in an airport terminal or elsewhere using your laptop, the surrounding people will not want to hear what is going on in a movie or what music you are listening to. I found that the headphones really excel at movies with a lot of action, such as James Bond, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, or other movies in the same vein. If there is an explosion the vibration will pick up and you will have a greater sense of being there. Listening to my music was a little different story. The clarity of the music files was not there in comparison to watching a DVD or playing a game. It is nothing bad, but it could be a little better.

One of the biggest draws to purchasing the AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset is the price. Right now you will be able to purchase it from the official Web site for the low price of $49.95! This will be the one of the best deals that you will be able to find anywhere on a product like this. Not only will you be receiving a great, sturdy headphone set, but you will also be saving a fortune on picking this up and being able to use that money to purchase additional DVD’s or games for you to play.

Review Scoring Details for AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset

Everything about this headset is great. The microphone works and is very clear. While wearing these headphones you get a similar experience of playing a game or movie without the hassle of waking up your neighbors. So it is a win-win situation for you! Even the price is highly agreeable to everyone’s wallet!

The only real con that I could think of for this product is that while playing mp3’s the clarity is not as good as it should be in comparison to playing a DVD movie or a game.

Verdict: 9.0
The AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset is a really good headset and for the price you can’t find something better on the market. This product really helps get players into whatever they are doing, and gives other people around them peace of mind since they will not be forced to listen to what is going on. If you own a laptop or any PC, and are looking for a nice set of headphones, then look no further than the AudioFX Force Feedback Gaming Headset.


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