The Perixx AX-3000 gaming headphones are light weight and stylish.

The marketing specs are:

  • 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Technology
  • Folding Design – Headband with Soft Pad
  • In-line Audio Control
  • 9 Level Width Adjustment
  • 1.8m (5.9Ft) Durable Braided Cable – Gold Plated USB Connector

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So I have a big head, 7 5/8 hat size.  Finding hats and headphones can be a little difficult to find and be comfortable.  This set fit my big head well and were comfortable.  On my head, as in hand, the headphones looked good.  Well as good as a headset can on someone’s head.  The braided cable fits the design of the headphones well.  I prefer it when everything looks like they should be together.  So far as design, look and feel these headphones represent themselves very well.

In many reviews I have done where any sound is involved I have mentioned I have a tin ear.  I do believe I can hear good sound and differentiate from bad sound.

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So in listening to music I like the headphones.  I get good solid vocals and I feel the bass.  From rock to rap and country the music sounds good in my ears.  Even when cranking up the volume the music does not distort.  It stays clear and audible.  Now when playing games on a PC the headphones maintain that sound quality.  From the clanging of swords, battering of shields and the mystical casting of spells to heal and destroy, the headphones help in immersing you in the game.  There is something different about using headphones when playing a game VS using speakers.  I don’t know for sure but this may to something to do with the gold tipped USB.  Something I have not seen but a cool touch and if help the sound all the better. With good headphones I think the gaming immersion is greater.  Using headphones also keeps me out of the dog house with the wife and kids so it is a win win for me and my family.

These headphones also have an illuminated microphones.  If you are any kind of serious gamer you will join that clan or group and forge out together to conquer the world.  While doing that you can type instructions but the game is so much more real when you can speak to the members of your group.  If you are the leader it is awesome to be able to let know who is pulling, who is the main tank and who is primary healer then work through the battle.  If you have experienced someone with a not so great microphone you know missed spoken commands can cost your group their virtual lives and that is no fun at all.  In the few groups I joined and spoke to I asked how I sounded and everyone heard me loud and clear.   In one group I became the leader due to my voice being so clear.  They could all hear me clearly and understood as I instructed.  The mic actually lights up when connected and powered on.  Other than the sound this is another nice indicator the mic is hot.  The inline volume and mute buttons are all located well and easily accessed.  Mute for me was used often to speak to the wife or the kids.  Once I got used to the location, just because it was new to me, I could easily find it almost without a second thought.

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So after wearing the headphones for a few hours, maybe 4 or 5, yea more like 5,  I did start to experience a little discomfort at the top of my ears.  I think they had slipped down a bit and were resting on them.  A re-shuffle and they were back in place with less discomfort.

The cord could be longer for some.  Depending on where you store your gaming machine and what USB port is available you might prefer a longer cord.  Also a clip for the cord to try and keep the volume and mute button stationary in one location might be nice.  Not a huge thing but something some might look for with their gaming headphones.