Submitted by SUP3R 2508d ago | review

Metal Gear Soild 4 Bluetooth Headset Review (GadgetMadness)

Gadget Madness has posted an incredibly helpful video review of the MGS4 Bluetooth Headset, and it highlights the rather poor audio quality produced by the device. The recordings are very fuzzy, to the point where words blur and become indecipherable. (Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3, Tech) -

Credit url: ps3fanboy.com
morganfell  +   2508d ago
mine arrives tomorrow at gamestop along with the limited edition guide. glad to see it was money well spent.
vickers500  +   2508d ago
Apparently you didn't actually read the article or watch the video.
gamesR4fun  +   2508d ago

crying shame tho hope we get some user feedback here as Im sure some of us will get it...

Glad I didnt preorder tho lol

edit: just finished the vid and noticed a couple things. First the usb cord looked standard not proprietary. Second I wouldnt mind having a listen to it online myself before saying the sound quality was that bad. Tho honestly Im sure there are far better valued for your money headsets out there. Just that this guy didn't feel like an objective or even qualified critic.
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GamerGirl4life  +   2508d ago
Did u listen to way he sounded on the MGS4 headset? I agreed with the guy when he said he thought he sounded as if he had a sock in his mouth (lol). On the other hand, his voice was projected much clearer on the other one. I personally recommend the Jabra headset that comes with the game Warhawk. It's very lightweight, comfortable, and has long battery life. My online friends can hear me so well I have to turn the volume down to 3. No offense, but I do not recommend this headset unless you cannot live without a headset that says MetalGearSolid4 on it...
ErcsYou  +   2508d ago
Mine is also supposed to arrive tomorrow but im having second thoughts about actually paying for it.... Sound quality is very important... I am happy to hear it has a mute function ... Ill have to sleep on this and decide tomorrow.... I don't really need another headset anyways.....
NegativeCreepWA  +   2508d ago
Does the Jabra have a mute? I would buy Warhawk again if it does. Or can you buy it separate?
morganfell  +   2508d ago
uh, it's called sarcasm. how can any metal gear fan put an ounce of trust in anything that any journalist has to say when said item even remotely relates to metal gear.

sorry you don't get it but this is my way of giving the finger to every bag of crap writer that says something negative relating to mgs4. it doesn't mean that there isn't anything negative, rather i am tired of all these dirtbags just jumping on the trash mgs4 bandwagon.

look at what happened. we have that twerp adam sessler talking about 90 minute cutscenes and attacking konami. we have kotaku printing there are 90 minute cutscenes. personally i wish they were in the game. but they are not. yet everyone turned into a bunch of ms led zombies and laid into the attack. and not just the cutscene issues either.

so how can anyone put a shred of belief in what these guys say. this is a full on smear campaign and it is shifting into higher gear every day. i did order it and i am glad i did. if some idiot journalist says something related to mgs4 is bad then i know the chances are about 90-98% that the item in question is great. therefore by 2nd grade deduction, it was money well spent.

Besides, what kind of site is gadget madness? Here is ign with postive and negative:


Once synced, we enjoyed a solid and clear connection to our iPhone and PS3. Though our unit's pre-production status does suggest its mic and speaker may change, so far as we can tell, they're pretty solid they way they are. We had to jack the volume up a bit via settings in the PS3 and iPhone, but once so adjusted, we were happy with the results. Incoming volume was enough to be heard over LA traffic with the windows down, and none of our connections complained about lacking quality from our mic side of things.

Pelican did not, however, incorporate any noise cancelling technology in the MGS4 Headset, so it is true that if you're dealing with a lot of ambient noise, the people you're talking to will hear it as well.
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BulletToothtony  +   2508d ago
:( not so good of a review..
hopefully is not as bad as it sounded in that review.. i was gonna order mine tomorrow.. :( if someone gets theirs pm me and tell me if it's really that bad
sonarus  +   2508d ago
Its a licensed product so didn't expect much. The voice quality was terrible but forgive me if i am not entirely convinced. Blutooth headsets aren't that hard to make so i doubt the manufacturers would have fvkd it up that bad. I will await for another review...regardless not buying anyway
morganfell  +   2508d ago
well if you say something postive prepare to have every scab in here disagree with you. what a bunch of sissies. it cracks me the guy said "it's bad, here is the voice" and these bunch of no mind lemmings siad, "well alrighty mister reviewer that we never heard of with you slapped together review. youmust be right!"

to every clown that bought into that review, send me $1000 and i promise you will be a gazillionaire in a month."
vickers500  +   2508d ago
D@mn, and I was looking forward to this one as well. Oh well.
NegativeCreepWA  +   2508d ago
I hope the socom one is better. Sony needs to step up and make a quality first party mic.
avacadosnorkel  +   2508d ago
Sounds great
maybe it will help the kid with marbles in his mouth
SacT0wnF1n3st  +   2508d ago
A regular bluetooth headset will be just fine.
Ashton  +   2508d ago
Jabra 125? (from warhawk)
is pretty decent
Elimin8  +   2508d ago
I think they could have done more personally. Like using a standard usb cord and having vol control together and designating a mute button....... however, as for this so call review I call B/S. why did he not just video rec the use of both earpiece when making the calls so his claims could at least be/sound plausible? even so, most B/T headset have to be charged prior to use. There is a chance the battery could have been low.. well just my opinion......
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boJABER  +   2508d ago
i will wait for engadget or ign to review it
Exile__  +   2508d ago
Motorola H800
$40 bucks off Amazon.. amazing headset for the price.. easy to pair, auto syncs to last device, plenty of features, slider technology w/ a lock, great sound quality on both ends
c2na  +   2508d ago
I had 1 of those. Returned it because it seemed to amplify background sound by a stupid amoun. Exchanged it for a nokia one which is slightly better but still not great. i just dont think bluetooth tech at the mo is that great for voice communication. sum1 told me it will improve... bluettooth 2.0 or something :/
MisfitSmurf  +   2508d ago
i just use my ps eye :/ much easier
macalatus  +   2508d ago
Looks cool and neat. However, I already have a Bluetooth headset and I find no need for it, especially since it's a little too pricey. Still, I ain't going out in public with one of those mics.
c2na  +   2508d ago
ahhhh yes that reputable pillar of gadget-journalism that is "Gadget Madness"... He probly had a muffin in his mouth or something when he made that recording.. He looks like the type who would partake in a muffin or two XD
MazzingerZ  +   2508d ago
WTF? Cellphone review?
At least in my case I'm buying the headset to use it on the PS3 not with a cellphone so I'd like to actually hear an audio file of the headset's sound in the PS3 and compared with for example the Jabra 135's sound which is really sensitive and pick up every small noise in the background

In the PS3 you can still adjust Mic vol and sensitivity and the audio quality is different, when I and a friend talked for the first time using the PS3 chat room we didn't recognize each other voices, the sound was so clear, before that we had only talked over XBL

When I talk with my borther over the PS3 the sound quality is better than when we talk through the cellphone.

So my conclusion is: the MGS4 is crap to be used with a cellphone
Regarding the PS3, the sound might be just right, it probably sounds as the X360 headset, you can understand without anyproblem but voice is not as clear as in real life. I'd love that as sometimes I can even hear my friend's heartbeat with my Jabra 135.
mf_fm  +   2508d ago
i am lucky i didn't buy the headset yet, LOL

the sound on the headset sounds like sh!t, i will just stick with a Plantronics Bluetooth "real" industry headset.

i am now feeling sorry for the folks which bought the MSG headset :(
got cheated by konami....
Frances-the-Mute  +   2508d ago
ah what! pelican?! nvm o well :(
Nightmare142  +   2508d ago
I have to try out the sound my self when i receive mine, if it's bad ill have to return it.
stone  +   2487d ago
it sucks
it sucks DONT BUY THIS CRAP i had to take my back its all hipe the H500 works great and half the price
stone  +   2487d ago
it sucks i took my back its all hipe dont WASTE 60 bucks get the H500 from target 45 bucks work GREAT. the mgs4 bluetooth you can not hear s#i* and everyone say it sound like fuzzy. DONT JOIN THE HIPE!!!!!!

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