When it comes to headphones, everybody has a different preference for sound profile. The Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 3 suffers from what I like to call “Beats syndrome”, where so much emphasis is placed on the lows that everything else suffers. This works great for gaming and certain genres or music, but overall leads to a sub-par experience for everything else.
The major positive with this headset is its comfort and ergonomics. For a headset advertised to be worn from commute to work to home it has the design to stay comfortable for long periods of time. There is a bit of worry in the longevity department with how much flimsy plastic is, but otherwise feels solid.
In the end this headset is hard to recommend with the likes of the Kingston HyperX Cloud Core and the Razer Kraken line coming in around the same price.
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