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Saitek GH30 Gaming Headset

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Posted May 14, 2009 by Jake in PC Audio
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Introduction

Sound is such an integral part of most people’s lives that we probably take it for granted. In certain instances, sound can define the essence of something, or certainly greatly enhance it at the very least. I remember my music professor many moons ago explaining that sound was probably the only human sense that didn’t require "active" participation; you could just let it "be there" and sink in.

My prof, however, probably was not a gamer; I don’t think he understood that sound does indeed require active participation when playing videos games. Truth be told, it’s essential and perhaps even a prerequisite to an immersive gaming experience. Sound lets us pretend "we’re there", it completes the picture, and yes, it even helps us own the little noobies in a Deathmatch server from time to time if we can hear them coming first.

Today we’re looking at the Saitek GH30 Gaming Headset, a product that specifically caters to gamers, and offers vibration effects to enhance the realism of that gaming experience we so ardently seek. The GH20 is priced very competitvely, so let’s take a closer look and see just how well it performs.

Our thanks go to our friends at Saitek / Mad Catz for supplying the review sample.

"Saitek designs and manufactures consumer electronics products which work together to improve the user’s multimedia, gaming and communications experiences. Constant innovation, superior technology and a high degree of functionality make Saitek products the choice of computer users around the world.The Saitek product range today includes mice, keyboards, headsets, PC gaming controllers, as well as other PC peripherals. The latest addition is a new family of innovative and practical audio products designed to improve users’ digital entertainment experiences. Saitek and GH20 are registered trademarks of Saitek and its affiliated companies. In November 2007, Saitek was acquired by Mad Catz Interactive, Inc., a publicly-listed, leading global provider of interactive entertainment peripherals."

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