Testing and Conclusion
For testing we used the latest drivers directly from G.Skill. I tend to test my peripherals longer than most review items as I really feel it takes some time to get used to a new setup completely. That being said I used the G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Real 7.1 Gaming headset exclusively for several weeks of normal use, music and gaming. I was worried about the size and weight but found I lost track of it quickly as I got used to them. I played a lot of long Battlefield 4 sessions and never experienced any residual soreness or discomfort. That’s a nice change as even some of my favorite headphones can wear out their welcome over a long session.
I found the clear surround sound a noticeable asset when playing infantry allowing me to bust out the counter knife more often! Sound was clear and crisp without sounding tinny in the top end. As noted the bass was a bit soft taking away some of the rumble present from explosions or tank battles but not terribly noticeable over time. I’d say it’s a fair trade for the overall gaming performance.
G.Skill continues to impress as they branch out into the competitive gaming scene with their G.Skill Ripjaws SR910 Real 7.1 Gaming headset. The headphones sound great and really excel at providing crisp clear surround sound in games. The design is very comfortable although larger than most. I find myself looking forward to marathon gaming sessions with no ear fatigue. For gaming I would be hard pressed to find a better headset.
I often see comments on headphones being too small or requiring patient stretching for those with larger heads. This may be the solution you have been looking for. The SR910’s fit well on my medium sized head with plenty of room to spare. I would be careful if you have a reputation for having a smaller noggin.
Great surround sound separation.
Comfortable for longer sessions.
Limited range for music.
No carry/storage case.