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Mad Catz F.R.E.Q.5 Red Stereo Gaming Headset Review

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For the latest model Mad Catz has used red for primary color (there's also a white version available) and black for secondary (the headset is glossy as opposed to the matte black of the original version).



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The Mad Catz scratch logo is placed on the outside of both earcups.



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By default the microphone socket is covered with a plastic tap which keeps the annoying dust outside.



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The microphone may be somewhat large but it's quite flexible but i think i'd like it just a tad more had Mad Catz made it retractable rather than removable (easier that way).



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The mute button is placed right above the microphone which when used turns on the red LED placed on the nose of the microphone.



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Further up we see the EQ (equalizer) button which allows you to toggle on-the-fly between the 3 pre-configured settings (Gaming, Music and Chat).



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Moving to the right earcup we see a volume control knob at the lowest end.



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Mad Catz has placed their name over both earcups.



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The Pro Audio classification is placed ontop of the right earcup.



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Just like the original F.R.E.Q.5 the headband can be extended on both sides up to 20cm via 25 increments.



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Both earcups are quite large (could be larger) and are padded with black leather which makes them quite comfortable even after long periods of time.



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A feature which should appeal to LAN participants (hardcore gamers) is the 90 degrees inward angle both earcups can have making them completely flat and ready for transport.



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The headband comes with nice black leather padding which is equally comfortable as the earpads.



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The product name as usual is placed on the exterior of the headband.