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

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freq 5a   Ever since i can remember myself i never actually used headsets while playing games and watching movies, not because i don't like using them (i do when i listen to music sometimes) but mainly due to the fact that regular complete surround speaker systems (5.1/6.1/7.1) sound a lot better especially if you don't have to care about annoying someone in the process (don't ever place your computer system in the bedroom). However from time to time there have been some quite unique headsets that have won me over with their crystal clear audio clarity and quality of materials just like the AX Pro Dolby 5.1 Surround Headset by TRITTON i had the chance to test just over a year ago and just now the F.R.E.Q.5 Stereo Gaming Headset by Cyborg.


   Mad Catz is a leading global provider of innovative products for the interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz develops and markets accessories for videogame systems and PCs under its Mad Catz (casual gaming), Saitek (simulation), Cyborg (pro gaming), Eclipse (home and office) and TRITTON (gaming audio) brands. Mad Catz also operates e-commerce and content websites for videogame and PC products under its GameShark brand, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary earphones under its AirDrives brand and publishes and distributes video/PC games. Mad Catz distributes its products through most of the leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.


   Stereo or stereophonic speaker sets and headsets have been around for quite a few decades and so today you can find literally countless such solutions in the market from both known and unknown brands. Because however for the past couple of years we've witnessed the introduction of quite a few surround sound headsets it's only natural for most hardcore gamers to choose those over stereo ones. However having tested or at least used most surround sound headsets currently available in the market I’ve come across quite a few virtual surround ones that actually perform worse than some good stereo headsets so in the end the type of sound (surround/stereo) each company claims that their headset is capable of reproducing doesn't necessarily mean that the audio quality will be good. Now what really makes the Cyborg F.R.E.Q.5 stereo headset stand out from the crowd (since obviously the stereophonic audio does not) is its futuristic design and sturdy metal body which is quite unique for such a small headset. On top of that add an removable noise cancelling microphone along with an on the fly equalizer button and you got yourself one impressive gaming headset.