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As with most well-known peripheral brands, a 4-hour stint of Dota2 saw no ear discomfort or major sweating, and the sound experience overall was quite positive. It's around the same comfort level as the Kingston HyperX II, but clamps a little more on your head.
I'm a massive fan of leather ear cups due to various reasons, the cloth offerings on some models can be quite comfortable, but there's something special to be said about leather. It's easier to clean, looks better, feels nicer to the touch (on and off the head) and allows for more passive noise cancellation.
There's a little extra head-squeeze going on when compared to higher-end models like the HyperX Cloud II as stated previously, but no where near as bad as the GameCom 777 or a pair of Tt eSPORTS original Shock headphones and it's something that won't really cause you discomfort in the long run (I have a slightly larger than normal head, too).
The setup process is certainly not easy if you're new to analog surround-sound headsets like I am. It's going to be much easier if you've got an external sound card already, otherwise you're going to have to spend a while setting it all up and tinkering around with your settings.
The ROCCAT website states that any motherboard with onboard regular 5.1 sound support will be compatible, but I'm not quite sold on it being a given positive. The factor that it's analog in nature (multiple speakers) is a great marketing and selling point, but in the field (in use) I'm not quite assured just yet that it's an amazing thing.
The notches for the headset settings is an awesome feature though, not something I've seen before for sure.
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